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Re: Do you render/bounce individual mix tracks/stems for archive/safety?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:55 pm
by The Elf
RichardT wrote:
The Elf wrote:
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:
I render EVERYTHING. Even one week down the line you may need to re-do something and you can't be sure you will be able to.

Do you keep both, then? The rendered and the raw tracks with plugs?
Yep. I have a folder called 'Attic' and in here is all the audio and MIDI for me to go back if need be.

So yes... raw, processed, unedited... I keep the lot. It's saved my life many, many times.

I’m going to bite the bullet and archive my mastered tracks - I know I should be doing it, but this gives me the spur to actually do it.

Elf, what archives do you keep of the MIDI data? Thanks!
I do a simple export of a standard Type 1 MIDI file from Cubase. Although it's simplistic it's a reasonable backup that would give me a fighting chance in an emergency.

Re: Do you render/bounce individual mix tracks/stems for archive/safety?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:19 pm
by Kwackman
I thought this had been flagged as "coming soon to a magazine near you" on this thread, but I can't find the reference.
But, anyway, this month's mag (Sep) has an article on archiving Cubase projects.
https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques ... g-projects