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Does creating Mono outputs by setting Right to zero save DSP?

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For instance... If I'm creating a sound that is really in mono and I use a Level Sound somewhere in the flow, the Level Sound has Left and Right outputs (stereo). If I set the RIght to 0 (zero), does that save DSP resources?
asked Oct 10, 2017 in Using Kyma by alan-jackson (Master) (4,360 points)

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Setting one channel to zero will not save DSP processing time. Depending on the processing, you might be able to save DSP processing time by using a Channeler Sound, as Knut suggested. You can also use a ChannelSelector Sound to do the same thing for stereo and multichannel signals. (Both the ChannelSelector and the Channeler will have mono outputs.)
answered Oct 11, 2017 by ssc (Savant) (73,090 points)
selected Oct 11, 2017 by alan-jackson
Are there any mono gain prototypes?
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Interesting. I use a Channeller and check only the LeftChannel (or RightChannel). In this case the Channeller takes the left input and you get two mono channels at the output. If you use the output of this Channeller for the input of a Stereo Prototype like the Saturator, you can save DSP resources. The Level Prototype gives you only one output channel if you set left or right to zero.
answered Oct 10, 2017 by knut-kaulke (Adept) (1,390 points)