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Why does Studio One 4 freeze and become unresponsive and make a horrible crunch/grinding noise?

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asked May 22 in Studio One 4 by daronkeogh (170 points)
I was in the middle of doing a mix. So frustrating. The mix was saved but had to use Windows 10 Task Manager to close the program. I opened it a couple of times this morning but only get about 5-10 secs of playback before it does the same freezing and horrible sound. I have not tried to use the previous save, done before 3 hours of nearly finished mixing work.

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answered May 23 by johannestreffert (180 points)
Hey! I guess that is happening when your CPU is overloaded. Some Plugins need lots of the CPU processor / RAM to run. Use busses and subgroups to save CPU by using one plugin on a bus instead of many different tracks. Hard to say, because I do not know your setup and project. For example: If I use Ozone on a master and two busses and then two ampsims at the same time that is almost too much for my system. I just activate those plugins when needed to listen and then bypass them again. Then when a do the mixdown I activate them all and that works fine for me.
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