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Old 11-03-2000, 11:20 AM
AdamFrick AdamFrick is offline
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Hi all.

I just read all the archived threads on mezzo, and I have one basic question to confirm:

my workflow often involves many small stem sessions (for various recording sessions) in which I edit and do some processing, then print submixes to a pair of tracks. I then track-transfer those print tracks into a master session (referencing the original audio), and I have clean, pre-processed tracks for my final mixes.

We have a company-wide backup system (running legato networker) that backs every bit of data up to the network and archives. What I'd like to do is delete unused files from my final mix sessions and save ONLY the files used in that session to CD, jaz, or other handier format, in case of quick remix needs later.

Will mezzo go find the various audio files (which usually live in folders of different names on different drives since they were recorded in different sessions then track transfered in) and create a nice compact session backup for me like this?

whew! hope that all made sense. anybody still following and have an answer?

thanks a million.

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Old 11-03-2000, 08:08 PM
jeffpeff jeffpeff is offline
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I *think* I get what you're saying, but even if I don't , the following still applies:

If you create a new "overview" (AKA "backup") by dragging-and-dropping a Protools session Icon into the Mezzo Overview window, the software will "read-into" the Protools session to determine all of the audio files that are used in the session, as well as their locations on various drives. So, if you're using audio files that are scattered over various drives, Mezzo will find them all and back them all up, and then will continue to track that overview for changes each time you open it up.

I suppose that you could make a session as lean as you want/need by removing source or otherwise outdated audio files from the regions list, then doing a Mezzo backup.

It's a great program, and it's really easy to use. Very reliable.
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Old 11-06-2000, 04:02 AM
meshtheflesh meshtheflesh is offline
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Mezzo will find anything that is in the session for you. But if you want it to be lean, you still need to remove unused audiofiles , and maybe compact.
BTW, I think JAZ is the most useless unreliable format around.

Ramesh Sathiah
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Old 11-06-2000, 09:30 AM
AdamFrick AdamFrick is offline
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>BTW, I think JAZ is the most useless
>unreliable format around.

I agree!!! Can mezzo write to CD, or do I need to use some other tape-based system?

and yes, jeff, you understood at least to answer what I needed to know.

thanks all.

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