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Im using pro-tools 001. I have this song all done and it sounds great now i need to export it as a wave format, and i would like to export all in one track. Is that possible? What other steps could i take? I NEED HELP URGENT!
Thanks

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Pro Audio Guest Tue, 04/30/2002 - 02:15
Originally posted by Void:
Im using pro-tools 001. I have this song all done and it sounds great now i need to export it as a wave format, and i would like to export all in one track. Is that possible? What other steps could i take? I NEED HELP URGENT!!!
Thanks
If you are talking multi tracks that are all done, you need to mix the tracks down to stereo L and R and than save that stereo track as a 16 bit wav file for burning to cd or playback on PC/Mac. I'm not familiar with 001, so look for a feature called Mixdown or Mix Paste to 2 track. To archive the multi tracks, look for Save The Session. Saving the session will save each track as a wav. The session file will re-assemble the tracks to their proper time line, if you need to recall at a later date for a re-mix.

You would probably get more response from a recording group, instead on a mastering forum. There is bound to be a PT 001 newsgroup and probably several of them. They would be your best bet as 001 user's can give you the step by step specifics.

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Pro Audio Guest Tue, 04/30/2002 - 08:13
All good answers from Ronny except I would bounce it to a 24 bit file for delivery to mastering...
Brad -
Would you still do this even if the original files were 16 bit? You wouldn't stand to gain anything by going from 16 to 24 bit would you?

(I'm not second guessing you, I'm just trying to learn.)

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Pro Audio Guest Tue, 04/30/2002 - 08:39
Hi Brad,

I'm considering to buy a alesis masterlink.

In our studio we work with logic audio running on digidesigns TDM hardware.

I'm not a big fan of bouncing so I was wondering
how good and stable the masterlink is.

Also in our mastering room I'm thinking of putting a masterlink.

thanks

best wishes

Errol Lem

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homerg Tue, 04/30/2002 - 09:05
Hi Void,
I have the Digi 001 and all you have to do is go to File, Bounce to Disk, select Stereo Interleaved and the Bit rate you want. If you're going to master from this file then bounce it 24bits. If you're just going to burn a CD of it then bounce it 16 bits. If you're going to mater it with another software program like T-Racks or Soundforge, then don't dither until you do.

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Pro Audio Guest Tue, 04/30/2002 - 09:50
How does that work? It you're working with 16 bit files & you mix (bounce, render, whatever) it down to digital at 24 bits, where do the extra bits come from? Is this dependent upon some conversion taking place (A/D, D/A) or using some outboard gear & re-entering the DAW at 24 bit or the internal processing resolution of someplug-ins or what?

I totally understand if you're working with 24 bit files to begin with, but 16.....?

Sorry for sounding so ignorant. :confused:

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