Overhead when using only for some ofxAddons (ofxFft)?

I’ve not used openFrameworks before, but I noticed that there was a rather nice FFT addon for it (https://github.com/kylemcdonald/ofxFft/). I think I want to use it.

However, my question is, is it “low overhead” to use openFrameworks just for a few addons? Does using ofxFft (or some other ofxAddon for that matter) require inclusion of all sorts of other headers and increasing the memory footprint of the application considerably, thus lowering the performance? My application will be a VST plug-in.

i don’t think there is an easy way to create a vst plugin using openFrameworks. there is also not really a way to include openFrameworks in another (vst) project.

i would use the kiss fft library directly, you’ll save yourself more time!