I was thinking of recording my tracks at 22kHz/12bit instead of higher rates to reduce CPU load while recording and subsequent processing. I understand that I will lose on the dynamic aspect and that the recording will sound a bit dull. But according to JP22's school of recording, I guess I can make-up for the lost dynamics with an EQ, and make the recording clearer with some limiter/compression. And with the added effect of lessening the load on the required processing. One of the reasons I need the processing headroom is to use this beta version of a transformer emulation software to replace the one I took out of my microphone. What do you think? Thoughts and advice please. PS: Could I also reduce the CPU load even more if I recorded my tracks mono and then copied pasted them in my DAW software to make them stereo again?