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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby buzzsmith » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:18 am

In my case, I started with a template and deleted every existing track. In other words, the Tracks window contained nothing except the Conductor track. It seemed to not work well if there was an existing audio track.

Then I dragged all of the (now properly named) tracks from a folder on the desktop to the gray area in the Tracks window.

For me, that worked.

DP created the tracks with the files' names.

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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby kemccarthy1 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:46 am

buzzsmith wrote:In my case, I started with a template and deleted every existing track. In other words, the Tracks window contained nothing except the Conductor track. It seemed to not work well if there was an existing audio track.

Then I dragged all of the (now properly named) tracks from a folder on the desktop to the gray area in the Tracks window.

For me, that worked.

DP created the tracks with the files' names.

Buzzy


Thanks, Buzzy. I've been trying to import these using an Empty template, in other words a project with no tracks other than Conductor just like you described. As I mentioned, when I drag and drop these wav files, the tracks are created with their, the tracks match the files in being either mono or stereo as applicable, and soundbites are created for each one. However, none of the audio content is in the tracks themselves.

The only way I am able to actually get a real audio track is to manually create an empty track for each file then drag and drop each file individually into the corresponding track making sure to line up the beginning of the file into the track to guarantee everything is timed correctly.

It might have to do with the specific wav files I've been trying to import because with other files I've often been successful but there is no indication I can see about these specific files that differ from the others, at least as far as OSX will reveal on a Get Info box.
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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby James Steele » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:05 pm

Crazy thought, but can you select a track after the import and right click and see if you can open in the Event List view? I'm probably way off on this, but I'm wondering if somehow your WAV files are timestamped with a time that is very different from your Chunk start time. Maybe the WAV files are on the track but an hour later on the timeline???

Again... just a guess. I'm shooting from the hip.
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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby buzzsmith » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:15 pm

James Steele wrote:Crazy thought, but can you select a track after the import and right click and see if you can open in the Event List view? I'm probably way off on this, but I'm wondering if somehow your WAV files are timestamped with a time that is very different from your Chunk start time. Maybe the WAV files are on the track but an hour later on the timeline???

Again... just a guess. I'm shooting from the hip.

Very good guess, if nothing else!

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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby frankf » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:05 am

Also check the sequence start times. If the sound bites you drag in have have time stamps that are wildly different from the sequence start time, they could be in the track but in a very different location. Or they may not show if they are very early. This can happen if, for example, the sequence starts at 01:00:00:00 and the sound bite time stamp is 00:00:00:00.


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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby James Steele » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:08 pm

I guess Frank and I both think this a possibility. Two votes for sound bite time stamp issue.
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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby frankf » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:12 pm

Oh boy James, I didn't read your earlier post carefully. Apologies. But at least we had the same thought :)


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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby James Steele » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:05 am

frankf wrote:Oh boy James, I didn't read your earlier post carefully. Apologies. But at least we had the same thought :)


Hahaha... no apologies needed!! Great minds think alike! I look forward to hearing from the OP to find out if we got lucky and solved this mystery! :)
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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby kemccarthy1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:01 pm

And the winning suggestion is tied between James and Frank - I guess James kinda wins since his post timestamp precedes. Wish I had more to give you guys than a sincere appreciation. Maybe Karma will supply you somehow. :-)
Thanks guys, the time was indeed 1 hour off! I looked and lo and behold there's the audio content. Is this an issue with importing files from ProTools or Cubase or Logic that you've experienced? I don't know exactly where these wav files came from but highly suspect they're from one of those DAWs.
Hope I can be of assistance in the future. And thanks again!
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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby rand » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:10 pm

"A few years late, but it may help someone Googling."

Thank you Buzzsmith. This solved my 9.51 problem today.

I had 72 files to import and couldn't figure out why they wouldn't get added to the Soundbite window as a group.

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Re: Importing multiple audio files into DP 5.13 all at the s

Postby buzzsmith » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:46 pm

rand wrote:"A few years late, but it may help someone Googling."

Thank you Buzzsmith. This solved my 9.51 problem today.

I had 72 files to import and couldn't figure out why they wouldn't get added to the Soundbite window as a group.

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