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FX Freeze Makes Pro Audio Debut

From FX-MAX.com comes FX Freeze (Windows only), designed to alleviate CPU, RAM and polyphony shortages when working with VST plug-ins. Features include 1/02/2004 7:00 AM Eastern

From FX-MAX.com comes FX Freeze (Windows only), designed to alleviate CPU, RAM and polyphony shortages when working with VST plug-ins. Features include a Freeze option to free-up CPU resources, an Ultra-Freeze option to free CPU and RAM resources, and selective freezing of MIDI channels.

Special programs called FX Freeze wrappers are installed into the user’s VST plug-ins folder. In the plug-in window, an additional line with two flake icons will appear. To freeze a plug-in, click on the flake icon, play the desired portion of a song and all of the plug-in outputs will be bounced to disk. During the following work, the frozen plug-in will stream from disk and the DSP part of frozen plug-in will be bypassed. In Ultra-Freeze mode, both the plug-in and its libraries also will be unloaded from RAM. The resources previously taken by the plug-in are ready to be used for any further processing. All frozen plug-ins are saved within a song.

Other features include VST-compatible instrument and FX support; VST 2-compatible host support; and SONAR support for VSTi (via VST DX Adapter). System requirements include Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, VST 2-compatible host (Cubase, Logic, etc.), VST instruments or FX, 300MHz CPU, 64 MB of RAM, 2MB hard drive and space for frozen audio data.

For more information, visit www.fxfreeze.com. For more new product announcements, visit mixonline.com/products_new_products/index.htm.