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Identical Mixes of a Project and a Second Edited One?

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Identical Mixes of a Project and a Second Edited One?

Postby buzzsmith » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:21 am

Hi, all.

I have a client that just told me that he'd like two versions of his project.

One would have the form that he originally wanted, the second would have 4 bars added to two different sections in the piece.

To avoid copying multiple EQs, plug-ins, etc., my thought is to mix the first version completely then do a "Save a Copy" and duplicate the soundbites. Then open that project with the mix and everything else in place and insert the two 4 bar elements. (editing should be easy)

This way, I have everything in place mix-wise and should be able to run a second mix with just minor adjustments for those two "new" areas if needed.

Make sense?



Edit: I don't want to modify the primary project, in case we add or make changes down the road. The primary project is the one that is most "valuable" to him. The second edited one is just a different version and, well,..."secondary"!
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Identical Mixes of a Project and a Second Edited One?

Postby fullertime » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:26 am

Try using a new sequence within the same project;

"Select All" then -> "Copy selected to new sequence" once you have it mixed.

Then adjust the structure of the new sequence. That way you can go back and forth in the same project. It will keep all your settings.

That's what I do whenever I'm doing multiple versions or keys of the same song.

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Re: Identical Mixes of a Project and a Second Edited One?

Postby funkyfreddy » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:49 am

I do this all the time and then compare the 2 mixes..... I do a "save as"w the date appended or a slightly different title to the same project folder. This way you don't have to duplicate all of your audio to another drive which can potentially use up a lot of hard drive space on the larger projects.

I make some radical edits at times and like to be able to go back to what I had when they don't turn out so well, which tends to be 50% of the time in my case :)
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Re: Identical Mixes of a Project and a Second Edited One?

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:06 am

Duplicate mix, definitely. If you have a lot of VIs consider a V-Rack for faster switching between sequences. Otherwise your loosing a lot of time for the reloads.
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