MOF wrote:I never keep my multitrack Reaper files either, when a track is mixed to stereo I wipe the project, as I never want to have the option of remixing.
That rules you out of any future Classic Albums documentaries. :o
Seriously, don't you ever think that you might literally do a re-mix in the old style i.e. throwing away a lot of the original but re-imagining a track from some of the elements or doing a surround sound version.
The short answer to all your questions is no, never.
Some say a piece is never "finished" that’s not how I feel about my music, I know when it’s reached a certain point, ands it’s done.