[ardour-users] grouping regions across tracks?

Wolfgang Woehl tito at rumford.de
Mon Jan 9 11:17:26 PST 2006

Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>:
> On 1/8/06, Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at doink.com> wrote:
> > I *do* record all snare takes in the snare track, and all cymbal
> > takes in the cymbal track, etc.  But, there is bleed between
> > mics, so a little hi-hat gets into my kick, and a little tom-tom
> > gets into my cymbals.  So take 1 of all 8 drum tracks must play
> > together; likewise with take 2 of the same set of tracks.  I'm
> > trying to figure out the best way of crossfading all 8 tracks at
> > once from take 1 (of the kick, snare, etc.) to take 2, etc.
> >
> > Any ideas?  Thanks....
> OK, another method would be to actually slice each instrument track
> at the points you like. Now you have 8 tracks with a bunch of regions
> in them. Now create another set of 8 empty tracks and just drag the
> regions you want to use to the new tracks. At this point you have all
> the parts you want from all the different recording passes residing
> on a final set of 8 tracks. Some regions come from one take, some
> come from another.

Right. Plus it's good practice to ctrl-middlebutton-mousedrag in order 
to make a *time-fixed copy* of the wanted regions. They'll end up right 
where the originals sit in time. So if you played to a click there's no 
sync hassle.


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