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 FX Freeze by FX Max is a Virtual Instrument and a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin. It can host VST Plugins.
Product FX Freeze
Developer FX Max
Price (MSRP)
$49 - $119
Type / Tags UtilityFormat Adapter
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Can Host
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FX Freeze is a tool, which will help you forget about CPU, RAM or polyphony shortage problems while working with VST instruments or FX. With FX Freeze you can freeze any processor heavy instrument or FX and free up some CPU power with just one mouse click. The released horsepower can be used to set up more FX or increase the effective polyphony of DAW, etc. The DAW CPU can be utilised up to 200%, 300% or even more of its efficiency without overloading the system. Any frozen tracks can be returned to their normal state, i.e. unfrozen, with just one mouse click.

FX Freeze also allows you to release the RAM resource previously used by the frozen plug-in (ultrafreeze), which is extremely important while using large complex patches of modern sampler libraries. There is also a possibility of freezing certain zone of a song. A special function of freezing only certain MIDI channels is especially convenient when working with multi-timbral virtual synth arrangements.


  • Freeze option to free CPU resources.
  • Ultrafreeze option to free both CPU and RAM.
  • Freeze of a certain portion of a song.
  • Saving frozen data with the song.
  • Selective MIDI channels freezing.
  • Simple and intuitive.
  • VST compatible instrument and FX support.
  • VST 2 compatible host support.
  • SONAR support (via VST DX Adapter).
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By multree
December 21, 2003

So you are mixing this song, using some dynamics and a reverb. But suddenly your CPU starts to scream at you and your computer reacts very slowly. Well some weeks ago this meant either: get a new computer or upgrade the old one. Now these times have changed. Sequencers like Tracktion and Logic already have a built in freeze function, which renders the used effects into the wave file. Now FX_MAX' fx-freeze offers this tool as a VST wrapper for all the other hosts, too. Even Tracktion users will benefit from this VST, for its approach differs from the built in freeze function.

But how does it work. Well you start a standalone program, browse thru your folders and search for all those VST plugins you'd like to wrap (since it doesn't effect the behaviour or CPU load of your VSTs you might as well wrap all of them). Fx-freeze now creates a new dll file [plugin name (z)] and places them into your plugin folder. Now make some music. If you start to run out of power, open some of your CPU Hogs and click on the little snowflake on the very left. Press play and let the magic begin. If you're using large sample libraries that store the content in your RAM, you should click on the right snowflake which cleans your RAM from the files that are no longer used.

Now the only thing that can stop you from using billions of effects is your hard drive space and speed. But since today’s HD’s are huge and fast this shouldn't be a problem for most of us. Only Laptop users should be careful, because every frozen plugin means another running audio track (in 32bit floating point quality). This is the only weakness of fx-freeze. The built-in freeze functions a la Emagic or RawMaterialSoftware don't increase the disk load or even reduce it (Tracktion merges all frozen tracks into one single audio file).

So if you have a sequencer like Logic you probably won't need this. If you have a freeze function similar to Tracktion's and want to freeze a track but still want to change the volume or position in the mix, this is the tool for you.Read more


Discussion: Active
20 July 2012 at 9:23am

Hi all

Been hanging on forum for a whole but first post here. Does anyone know if fx freeze is still being sold. I have fx teleport already but would like to use fx freeze ultra freeze option in cubase to avoid delay compensation issues I'm finding in fx teleport.

Cubase has built in freeze but if you freeze on an audio track it only off loads the CPU it doesn't unload the fx from RAM. The built in freeze unloads vsti from RAM but not insert fx so I am having RAM issues using amplitube on a number of tracks. (I'm still on 32 bit so RAM is an issue)

The ultra freeze i the fx freeze option plugin unloads from RAM so I thought this may still be a useful utility to have but when I email fx max I get no reply and their fxfreeze website is no longer active.


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