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Consolidate?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 07:22
by Perfect Record
Is there a function to consolidate and render out multiple tracks from a project.

I need to dump out multiple tracks from multiple projects including automated fades and processing, as we can do in Pro Tools. I can't figure out a quick way to do this.

In other words, I want to end up with 20 or so files from a 20 track project, so they can be moved into another project with a vastly different busing structure.

Re: Consolidate?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 18:17
by fl
It sounds like you wish to export more than just the audio files/clips, otherwise a simple Render operation would be enough. Do you have the AAF export function key for Pyramix? Does the software to which you're exporting support AAF importing?

Re: Consolidate?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 21:20
by Perfect Record
Does the software to which you're exporting support AAF importing?


I am importing back into Pyramix. This has changed from a somewhat complicated stereo mix and turned into a very complicated multi format surround mix.

Render as far as I can tell, does not reflect the automation and fades. I need the rendered- consolidated files to have the relative balance and fader moves of each track captured in the resultant files for each track.

Re: Consolidate?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 13:28
by Graemme
Render is not what you want; it only deals with what's on the timeline and none of the mixer functions.

There's probably a much easier way but the following is 'known to work'

(only sorta') quick and (very) dirty method:

Assuming that panning doesn't matter...

Add the 'La Totale' 32-channel output bus in your mixer (You could also use the 'NHK 22.2' or the '25-ch HO Ambisonic' buses.)
On each input strip, select 'channel router' as the bus interface type
Assign each input strip to one of the output buses
In mixdown, select that output bus and 'one file per track'
Perform a mixdown and you'll get all of your individual, automated input strips/tracks as individual files.
The file-naming in my test was "mixdown name_##track number##__unique file extension" ("test only_##001##__dfh456tg3456534b3bv3ETCETERA.wav")

Re: Consolidate?

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 19:25
by Perfect Record
Gramme,

Similar idea with slightly different approach.

I set up a multi-channel buss, but rather than using a fixed format such as NHK as you suggested, I used "Custom" which allows you to create as many channels as you wish for the buss, but not locked into a speaker layout.

Strangely, when you create a new buss, and click the dropdown to select buss type, you have to scroll up to find Custom, which is hidden above the selector. I never knew the Custom option was hiding up there on that dropdown. Rare to see a dropdown where you initially need to scroll up.


I created a 24 channel custom buss. For each piece that we were mixing, I had to take a couple minutes to assign input strips to buss channels. The stereo inputs had to be assigned manually, but the mono tracks were already assigned properly. Just a couple little adjustments for an otherwise complicated edit project.

Worked like a champ.

That said, a multi channel consolidate would be a great feature to have.