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Bounce or Freeze Track?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:59 am

I recently started recording again. I remember a discussion from a few years back about the advantages/disadvantages between bouncing and freezing a track. I recall David Nahamani favoring bouncing over freezing tracks, but I cannot remember why. I'm about to add some tracks with plug-ins that require heavy use of the CPU and want to eliminate the use of plug-ins on the other tracks temporarily.
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Re: Bounce or Freeze Track?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:05 pm

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Re: Bounce or Freeze Track?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:23 am

Atlas007 wrote:


Thanks for your reply. I understand the difference. The thing is, I remember that David, or someone, mentioned some advantages/disadvantages between the bouncing and freezing a track, but I cannot remember specifically. One thing I do remember is, when bouncing, to turn the original track to OFF, not MUTE.
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Re: Bounce or Freeze Track?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:54 am

i'd go with freeze if its just for CPU.
- it's 32bit FP, not 24bit, so better resolution
- you can still pull the file from freeze files (until you unfreeze)
- its easier and faster to turn on/off

If you wish to do other editing/destructive audio stuff, go with bounce.
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