This is very weird.If you have VEP7, try loading Falcon in there and connect to it from your DAW.
When I did this, I solved the CPU problem on my computer; and that's with having VEP7 on the same computer.
@New_Loops @Bee_Abney what DAW are you using?
I think Falcon can run stand alone. Have you tried that and seen any difference in CPU usage?