[ardour-users] grouping regions across tracks?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 11:43:44 PST 2006

On 1/9/06, Wolfgang Woehl <tito at rumford.de> wrote:
> 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.
> Wolfgang

Good point. I would also add that when I've done this sort of thing I
set my snap granularity to the bar level. It makes it easier to drag
these pieces around from place to place and use them more like loops
in Acid Pro.

- Mark

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