Why do frozen tracks still introduce latency?

Hey guys,

I've got a few tracks in my project using high-latency plugins, mostly Waves stuff. These tracks are usually left frozen: but introduce the same amount of latency when frozen as unfrozen.

What's going on here? A frozen track is pure audio, so the plugins aren't being run and shouldn't be introducing latency. I don't understand why Ableton isn't seeing this and adjusting internal delay compensation accordingly?




willrjmarshall 7 months ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Freezing a track is basically turning it into a temporary audio file.

    And Live will make that audio file do exactly the same as the original track.

    So if there is already latency on that track, you have to compensate before freezing it.

    Of course you can also compensate afterwards. 

    Have a look at this too: https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article/playthrough-optimization/ 

    6 months ago | 0 comments

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