Consolidating audio logic
i swear, put the logic developers in a room with people who actually cut records for a living for a day with a notepad and a whole lot of coffee and logic would be without a doubt the coolest goddamn thing ever invented in audio.
its so close to perfection, but they always seem to aim too high on new features and wind up neglecting the basic functionality/fixing bugs.every time this topic comes up i am more and more convinced 90% of user here have no idea how pro tools handles this so, for the record, it works like this in PT- its like the merge tool, except it can create silent audio before/after regions too. you can select one track, 10 tracks, all tracks, and they will all become files of the user specified length when consolidated.
Jand Actually, the function you want for this, from within Logic, is "Export".
The only alternative I know of, is to bounce each track individually.
Hackintosh i5 6600K 4.4ghz, La Cie External HD's, Logic X/9, OS 10.12.2.
so just say you have audio that starts at 5 seconds on the timeline, but you want to give it a start time of 0 seconds, you just select the file and the gap before it, and hit consolidate. there just absolutely is no faster way of exporting files than this.
all you gotta do after this is delete your unused files and then you can basically copy and hand the audio files folder out like a multitrack tape, everything is in there and synced, named, and can be opened in every DAW under the sun.but, i was trying to do this tonight in logic 9 (i just upgraded from 8 ) and it appears theyve still skipped right past this feature.
At home I have Pro Tools LE, with a voice limit of 32. Be aware, that this function is pre-fader, meaning the fader value, and any automation on a track, is ignored. any plug-ins that are on a track will get printed onto the exported file.
So I consolidate all tracks in PTHD and transfer them to Logic. So if you don't want teh plug-ins included, you;ll have to remove them, or by-pass them.