I've used pro q 2 on a smaller project before and didn't notice *too* much that it was a drain on processor, but on a slightly larger project it's almost impossible to run without crashing playback. Every instance is on low latency. Does anyone else have this problem? I've got 7 instances running (four more on tracks I've since frozen, trying to get processor space). I deactivated my only reverb bus, but I'm not 100% sure that bypassing a plug or deactivating a track actually kills the plug's drain on processor in ProTools. I'd love to use this as my go-to, but it's essentially unusable for mixing a band.
Mac OS 10.12.6
MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, late 2013
2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 (I think it's Haswell)
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
I've run giant projects with tons of other plugs and had way better success. This is a nice eq when it works.