Tips to Clean Up a Session or Project
There's nothing worse than working on a project for a long time, then taking a little break, and going back to finding out you have absolutely no idea what you were doing in the first place! That's happened to me on many occasions, so I thought I'd put this little video together showing a few suggestions that have helped me with keeping my project files on the neat and tidy side.
For example, for each track you have in a session there is one audio file that corresponds to that track on your hard drive, which plays in time with the other tracks in the session while you are working on your project. The moment you introduce a fade, or an edit, there are now two files on that one track that the computer has to handle. If you do another 10 edits, now you've got 12 on just that one track. Multiply that by 60 or so for a fully-produced session, and that can cause your computer to work harder just to play back your song.
The solution? Once you've finished editing everything and you're ready to mix, follow the tips I gave in the video to consolidate the files into single files, that way the computer can focus its horsepower on where it's needed most.
If you'd like to see any specific topics covered, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to answer your questions in an upcoming video.