Exporting Tracks, Busses, and Submixes Separately

As an alternative to exporting a master mix, you can export the component parts of your multitrack project as individual files or as groups of files. These options are available for AIFF, WAVE, NeXT, and SoundDesigner II export files.

Note: Muted tracks, busses, and submixes are excluded from all of the following export combinations.

To export component parts of a multitrack project
  1. Choose File > Export (or press Command-E).

    The Export dialog appears.

    Figure. Export dialog.
  2. If you want, choose an export preset from the Preset pop-up menu to export a master mix.

    For more information, see Using Export Presets.

  3. Choose any option from the Exported Items pop-up menu, except Master Mix.

    For more information, see General Export Options.

  4. Use the File Type pop-up menu to choose a file type for the exported audio file.

    If you choose any of the last four menu items (MP3 File, AAC/Podcast File, Dolby Digital Professional (AC-3) File, or Using Compressor), the central section of the Export dialog displays options for the selected format type. For information about these menu items, see Exporting a Master Mix.

  5. To export a separate mono audio file for each output channel in your multitrack project, select the “Create multiple mono files” checkbox.

    For more information, see About Exporting Multiple Mono Files.

  6. Choose a bit depth for the exported file from the Bit Depth pop-up menu.

  7. Choose a sample rate for the exported file from the Sample Rate pop-up menu.

  8. If you like, use the After Export pop-up menu to choose a post-export action.

    For more information, see Using Post-Export Actions.

  9. Enter a name for the exported file, then navigate to the location where you want to save the file.

    Output files are given the same names as the tracks, busses, or submixes being exported. For example, “Track 1” results in “Track 1.aif.” If you select the “Create multiple mono files” checkbox, the Mixer object name (for example, “Track 1”) serves as the base name to which channel codes are appended (for example, “Track 1.R.aif” and “Track 1.L.aif”). For more information, see About Exporting Multiple Mono Files.

  10. Click Export.

When you export a project, track, bus, or submix that includes an effect (for example, a reverb or delay) that produces a tail that extends past the end of the project, the exported file lengthens to include the tail.

You can also select part of an audio file and add an effect to a selection. When you add an effect that produces a tail to a selection, the tail is blended with the audio following the selection until the effect level falls below –96 dB. The project lengthens to include the tail if necessary.