[Ardour-Users] exporting individual tracks for mixing

francis keyes fkeymo at gmail.com
Thu May 22 16:08:45 PDT 2008


> > I have an Ardour  session with about 30 audio tracks, each of which
> contains
> > several regions.   I have done some gain control work with envelops but
> I'm
> > not using any plugins.  What is the cleanest (no lost quality) way to
> export
> > the tracks individually so that I can give them to a mixing engineer?
> > I was imagining doing it this way:
> > -A - join all the regions in a track and fill blank areas with silence
> > -B - right click on the resulting regions and export them individually
> >
> > The problem with this approach is that A does not seem possible in
> Ardour,
> > and the method of export in B would not include the envelop work I've
> done.
> You can export each track individually by selecting the tracks you
> want to export in the Export dialog (under File menu). I think there
> is work being done to have a generic 'session' export so when you
> export a project to WAV it exports each track individually rather than
> the full mix, so you can import into other DAWs. I say "I think"
> because I am pretty sure there was a thread on this very topic last
> year that resulted in a "feature request" :-)

I've recorded the project at 32-bit float, 96kHz sample rate.  If I export
this way to 96kHz  24 bit, am I loosing any quality by exporting?  I mean,
does any re-encoding or whatever take place?
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