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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Saving System Resources When Using Real-Time Effects

One of the only drags about using real-time effects is that they eat up a lot of your computer’s processing power. This means that the more effects you use, the more likely your system is to encounter errors and/or crash during a mixdown session.

Because of this, Cubase has incorporated a feature called freezing. Freezing a track that is processed is sort of like taking a snapshot of the track with the effect and then using the snapshot instead of the effect. When you freeze your track, it sounds identical to the track being processed in real time, except that it’s not being processed in real time. Freezing a track allows you to keep it both in its unprocessed state and processed state. If ...

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