In some cases, projects get the "Overloading" message when there are too many tracks, effects, and long tracks added with too many effects. This causes Soundtrap to automatically try to improve its performance in three steps:
- First, it temporarily degrades the playback sound quality from High to Medium. This converts all stereo sounds to mono (except for reverb) and an overall lower quality. (Note that this doesn't affect the quality of your original recordings, nor of any new recordings that you do.)
- If the above doesn't improve the overall performance, it temporarily degrades the sound quality from Medium to Low. Reverbs are disabled since it demands higher CPU usage compared to other effects
- Soundtrap "Freezes" all the tracks. All tracks are temporarily converted to non-editable, much less resource-consuming audio files. However, as soon as you make a change to the track (apart from volume and pan), the track is automatically unfrozen.