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How To Freeze an Instrument Track in Studio One

Q: I’m using a lot of virtual instruments in my song in PreSonus Studio One. I’d like to “freeze” those tracks into audio files so that I can free up DSP processing power. Is there a way to do this?

A: Virtual instrument tracks can be “frozen” (and “unfrozen”) in Studio One using the “track transform” function. Simply right-click on the instrument track and select “Transform to Audio Track” from the contextual menu. There are several options you can choose from, such as rendering with or without any insert effects on the track, removing the instrument after the transform, and so on. We like to select “Preserve Instrument Track State,” which allows you to unfreeze and modify the track later.

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