when using MIR with mono instruments (e.g. dimension strings single players within VI Pro 2) within VE Pro 5, is it best to use the "Vienna MIR Pro > Mono to Stereo" or "Vienna MIR Pro > Stereo to Stereo" effects plugins? what i mean is, when you have a channel in VE Pro that you want to bring into MIR, and you click on the "EFFECTS +" area of the channel, which of those two choices are the most efficient, or is there really a difference?
i would have assumed that since the audio is mono, it might save on processing power to use the mono version of the plugin (with most plugins, that saves a lot of CPU cycles). but in watching the MIR videos and when reading the manuals, all of the VSL examples seem to show mono instruments inserted into MIR using the stereo plugin (the visual difference seems to be the lack of "width" handles on mono instruments' MIR icons). i searched the manual for the word "mono" and there doesn't seem to be a distinction made between using a mono or stereo instance of the MIR effect plugin in VE Pro (obviously MIR's output will always be stereo). can MIR detect when an instrument is mono and automatically save on processing power? it seems to me that maybe it doesn't matter?
thanks for any insight!