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Old 12-21-2019, 10:20 AM
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Default Cutting live recording into individual songs

I recorded a live show that is roughly 2 hours of music. I want to be able to cut out of the 2 hour recording each song and save it as a separate session for mixing each song individually. All tracks have been imported now I just need to be able to cut them into individual songs.

Can someone provide me the best possible way to do that? I am relatively new to Pro Tools and have not been able to find anything in the knowledge base that would instruct me how to do this.

Thank you and appreciate any help you could be.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:20 AM
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Default Re: Cutting live recording into individual songs

If you don’t want to have separate sessions for each song, you can just separate the clips into songs by selecting the area of all tracks that makes up a song and using the clip-> separate function. With all songs separated, you can then move them around the timeline as needed. One everything is moved, you can select the song you want one the timeline and bounce the mix to a stereo track. Bounce all the tracks and you will have files for each song.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: Cutting live recording into individual songs

What I do is I create markers at each song start and end point. Then I do a Save As, renaming by song name, for each song. This works best if you've done most of your editing before creating the separate song sessions so you don't end up with different sets of audio files for each song.
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: Cutting live recording into individual songs

Consolidate all tracks of song1 length, save copy in, open song1 copy session, erase rest of the timeline, remove unused audio BUT DO NOT DELETE FILES because you no longer have your master 2 hour recording visible

Repeat for song2, song3, etc.

This way you get cleanest sessions possible and can move those huge two hour files somewhere safe
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