Cubase desperately needs better freeze options, especially to cope with projects which contain resource demanding plugins such as Acustica Audio etc…
The ability to freeze groups and fx channels like in Reaper and Pro Tools would be literally life-changing. Being able for example, to work on a drum group/bus until you are satisfied with the sound and then freeze the result to conserve CPU whilst you work on the rest of the mix.
The freeze process should render an audio file which is then shown in the arrange window, in place of the group track. There, you can add extra plugins if you desire!
These features would also make ‘stem’ creation within a project, a much easier process.