I’m trying to make a tweak to an old mix. When I created the mix I had 2 UAD-1 cards, I now have 1 UAD-2 card and don’t have sufficient DSP for all of the plug-ins in the mix to load. I decided to freeze some of the tracks (of course, first checking that the plug-ins on those tracks were not the ones that had been disabled by the UAD software) but after freezing 3 tracks then saving and reloading the project I find that I still have the same number of plug-ins disabled.
Now, I appreciate that not all plug-ins use the same amount of DSP. However, one of the tracks that I froze had an instance of UAD Cambridge EQ as an insert and one of the plug-ins that’s disabled on a different track is an instance of the same plug-in so surely there must now be enough spare DSP to enable that instance? Nope.
Does anyone have any ideas? I really don’t want to remix the song from scratch just to do a couple of tweaks.
Secondary question because I’m curious: When I freeze a track, what is actually frozen? I would assume that all insert effects must be (or there would be no point in freezing). But what about send effects? What if those send effects are on effects channels that are used by other tracks too? What about effects on group tracks? If I freeze all of the tracks which output to a particular group track, can I then disable any plug-ins on that group track without affecting the mix or are these not frozen?
I’m going to do more experiments to try to find out the answers to some of these secondary questions myself but if you can help with the primary question - how I can free up some DSP - I’d be really grateful.