> four instances are around four times faster than one instance would be
Four instances are pretty much four times more wasteful on resources
than a single instance. The synth has a built-in parallel renderer,
you just need to use it:
fluid_settings_setint(settings, "synth.cpu-cores", 4);
> Also each instance of FS provides one stereo output, so four instances can provide up to four stereo outputs.
That's not a reason either as the synth supports multi-channel
rendering. Sorry, I think you should not claim to understand the
> so I have no need to update to V2. V2 uses a whole host of extra .dll's
The "host of dlls" strongly depends on the environment used for
compilation. That said, V2 does not have any extra dependencies!
> and, as far as I can tell, provides no useful extra functionality for an organ.
V2 provides (completely useless) bug fixes for an organ. V1.1.8 could
crash your entire app...