Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2009, 07:21 AM
AndyJCP AndyJCP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 313
Default Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

Hi everybody,

very basic question:
What is the easiest and low-risk way to cleanup a session?

I mean, if I recorded / cut / mixed everything and want to transfer the session to a new medium without (!) all the regions / files that I don't use anymore, how do I do that easily and painlessly?

I used to "select unused regions" but then I cannot get rid of the extra audio that is not contained in the session.

Hope you know what I mean.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-21-2009, 07:31 AM
barismanco123 barismanco123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Planet Gong
Posts: 474
Smile Re: Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

I would "save copy in" first - and check "all audio files" - after this all your session should be consolidated.

Next ctrl + shift + U - this will select all unused files.

Next ctrl + Shift + B - this will bring up a dialogue box asking if you want to "remove" or just "delete" the files.

At this point if you are 100% sure you dont need the files hit "delete" - if you are not too sure just "remove" them.

A lot of file space can be saved this way, it's good practice.

If you have used any audio suite plugs - make a new playlist and bring the original recorded files into a new playlist called something like vox 1st take and so on.

This way you can always go back to the waythe song was unmixed.

Regards, Baris.

Last edited by barismanco123; 02-21-2009 at 07:31 AM. Reason: spell mistake
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-21-2009, 08:41 AM
AndyJCP AndyJCP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 313
Default Re: Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

Does "save copy as" really consolidate the audio files?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2009, 08:59 AM
paulreed paulreed is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: kill devil hills, north carolina
Posts: 460
Default Re: Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

very first - backup the whole file and everything you are going to delete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first - consolidate all of the regions you are going keep into whole files - highlight them and use alt/shift/3 this will create whole files out of your comp'ed together.
next - delete all unused playlists
next - select unused files files: control/shift/U
then delete all selected files:control/shift/B

you have now deleted all of the files that are not visible on your edit window and made it easier for the processor to find the files - it is not looking for all of the different pieces you comped together of the fades.

only after you have checked to make sure you have not deleted anything you will need is it ok to delete the backup.
Always backup your work. I even take breaks during sessions for sanity and also backup the data while the clients and I are chillin'

hope this helps, it works for me, Scott

334 D-verbs on an Intel Q9650, Asus P5Q Deluxe, 4 gigs Corsair Dominator 1066 RAM, 2 - Asus 256MB fanless video cards, 3 - W.D. 320 gig SATA drives, 1 - 250 gig removable backup drive, I-Star 400-6Q case, Sony Lightscribe DVD, Noctua fans, Corsair HX 620 power supply, ADS Pyro Firewire, Scythe Ninja Heatsink, Kensington Expert Mouse.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2009, 01:27 PM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
TOM@METRO TOM@METRO is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 16,905
Default Re: Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyJCP View Post
Does "save copy as" really consolidate the audio files?
No it does not. Thats not what he meant.
__________________
~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.6 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

www.metrostudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-21-2009, 02:59 PM
barismanco123 barismanco123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Planet Gong
Posts: 474
Smile Re: Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

It doesnt consolidate, like Alt + Shift + 3 does,read the Reference Guide if that stumbles you, but it will make sure all files are in the same folder after you have done it, despite where they were before, possibly if you had Round Robin Allocation on or what not, again if Round Robin makes no sense, read the manual.
One quick pointer, PT does not support RAID - google that if it is not a familiar term, or better still, pop down to your local computer store, get a direct spanlation.

Trust me, read the manual, over 1000 pages, do it. - read the DUC and ask questions, most of us on here take pleasure on helping out.

Any questions, keep on posting and I'll check back tommorow.

Just try what was written and it should work, in conjunction with a flicker through the manual,
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-22-2009, 02:23 AM
AndyJCP AndyJCP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 313
Default Re: Easy / "correct" way to cleanup a session

As always in this forum: Excellent answers! I used the steps described above and it works perfectly.
@barismanco: round robin and raid does mean something to me, but I don't use it
And I've even read (at least parts) of the PT manual, and it does describe each function very well, but it lacks information on typical / best practise workflows, if you know what I mean.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Compiling" multiple sessions into one "Master" session. Any pointers? Nollykin Tips & Tricks 17 12-09-2013 10:36 AM
"Sticky" for Correct Uninstall-Reinstall Process for Pro Tools! RokVox macOS 28 09-26-2012 01:01 PM
"Pro Tools not responding" error and a very "laggy" session! Help! drumbumd Pro Tools M-Powered (Win) 0 02-10-2012 05:37 PM
PT9 Session Troubles - "Bus Error" in "Main Thread" & Could not complete the Open... tohmit macOS 5 03-23-2011 12:13 PM
Transfuser stopped working: "set the correct path on set up page" dannielexists Virtual Instruments 2 09-16-2010 05:37 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:47 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com