I've googled this and searched the forum, but I didn't come up with anything pertaining to my situation. If I messed up and this is a frequent question - I'm genuinely sorry. I recall some people saying they freeze tracks in Cubase (with a VE Pro template) for faster loading, but I can't really reproduce this. My goal is to have essential instruments loaded and active, with non-essential instances turned off (no RAM usage) until I turn them on. The tracks are there and routed, the VE Pro instance exists, but the samples aren't loaded. The problem I'm running into is two-fold. I'm doing at least two things wrong here. 1) I can't freeze tracks that don't have data on them, apparently. Clicking the button in Cubase (in the VST rack bar, where the VE instances are loaded) does nothing, because there's nothing to bounce. Is this how it's supposed to be? Can't I freeze 'empty' tracks? 2) Freezing in Cubase unloads the VE Pro plug-in inside Cubase, but does nothing on the VE Pro server. Is what I'm trying to do even possible, or did I get that wrong? I could swear I saw posts on this forum claiming they're freezing VE Pro tracks, but I could be mistaken.