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I’m a bit confused, in that when I freeze in the Blackhole plugin, it doesn’t zero out mod depth? It freezes the current mod depth and feedback settings, but their “knob” positions don’t change. I’m not sure what you mean by/how to mute the input. Playing over the frozen reverb is kinda the point, though. In that Adrian Utley video linked above, he plays over the frozen reverb to wonderful, lush effect. The frozen reverb tail overloading is pretty much exactly what it sounds like it’s doing when I encounter this problem, though. I think, as noted above, technique may have a bit to do with getting Space to do what I’m trying to accomplish, but it seems there’s more to it than that. Blackhole is a good example though, comparing the plugin to Space- the HotSwitch freeze out of the box is definitely not behaving the same way as clicking freeze in the plugin, which is what I was expecting as I’ve been using the plugin for ages.

Per the Space manual, page 19:

9 of the 12 algorithms have an [INF] and/or [FREEZE] option on some of the control knobs. Each algorithm imparts its own flavor to the [FREEZE] function but in general [FREEZE] puts the reverb in infinite decay mode while locking out the reverb input. The dry signal is then run in parallel with the frozen reverb allowing you to solo over your frozen reverb. [INF] is, you guessed it, just an infinite decay, although special care is taken to ensure the volume does not explode as a result. Because [INF] and [FREEZE] are controlled by Parameter knobs, both can be controlled via the HotSwitch, Expression Pedal, or MIDI.

And from the Blackhole (stereo) plugin manual, page 7:

Sets the reverb time to infinite, sets Feedback and Mod Depth to ”Freeze”, and mutes the input, effectively freezing the audio in the reverb buffer. Making changes to some controls when Freeze is active can allow for interesting sound design.

These might help you wrap your head around FREEZE on Space a bit more, and clarify my “mute the input” comments – the distinction between INF and FREEZE is an important one.