The DSK plugins tax my poor laptop’s CPU so badly that I decided to make a terse solo piano piece. Sixteen tracks later, it became this. I created it by soloing the tracks as I went, then rendering to test the mix, over and over.
Drums are from mini drumZ if I remember right, the VST disappeared when I optimized.
I’m actually very happy with the result I got from this. I used automation on some of the VST parameters to control decays and bends and such in ways I never could with midi sequencers, and if they’re paying attention, I bet the DSK plugins wouldn’t be so bad on my PC if they didn’t have all those effects on them (which I shut off anyway!)
This tune won SounDevotion Competition Round 39!