Does "Bypass" Plugin reduce Load and Ram usage?

Now that I know how to use a Midi In Plugin for Program Change I have to ask which would be better performing - A Multi with 10 Instruments available for Program Change - Or 10 separate 1 instrument Kontakt Plugins that are Widget ByPassed.

Simply - does “Bypass” Plugin reduce Load and Ram usage?

Bypass a plugin reduces CPU-Load of that plugin but not RAM-Usage


Or 10 separate rackspaces, each with a single Kontakt instance!

Really depends what you need to do, what else is going to be needed and so forth.

Kontakt does direct-from-disk playback so doesn’t eat up all RAM but if RAM is becoming an issue, then predictive loading can help with the tradeoff that jumping to a random rackspace may cause a slight delay.