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Cristiano Sadun

[BUG] Freezing archived track crashes Cakewalk?

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On my installation trying to freeze archived tracks simply closes the DAW, with no warning (and of course no saving of the project).

It's happened a few times in busy recording sessions: the two buttons are so close so that it's easy to get  the mouse a little wrong, and push "freeze" when you want to de-archive a track.  🙂 The result of course is disaster as anything after the last save is lost.

To test:

  • create a new empty project
  •  insert an audio track
  •  archive it with A
  • push the freeze button on the side

Bam! No more Cakewalk.

Anyone else experiencing the same?

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Yes, I  can repro that. Did not happen in SONAR 17.10, but the Freeze button should really be disabled and grayed out by Archiving.

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FYI - we found a similar crash with freeze, which has been fixed for the next release. It fixes this issue too.

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I've come to realized this only happens when there's 32bit version vst's or plugins used in a project. I also ran into this problem, especially with some 3rd party mono plugins. Dropped my sample rate from 96khz to 48khz, voila - tracks freeze'd again. I think this is different with every machine/OS?

I don't know.  Is this possible?

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The issue in this thread is related to Archived tracks and affects 64-bit plugins as well. If you have some issue with freezing 32-bit plugins at high sample rates in tracks that aren't archived, that's a different issue. In any case, freezing is an offline process that does not is mostly unaffected by your DAW's hardware environment  - other than how fast the process completes. In a give situation, it will either succeed or fail the same way on any machine with the same Cakewalk preferences and project configuration.

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