Setting Default Locations for Saving Media Files

During the course of a large sound editing project, you may generate numerous project files, clips, render files, and audio recordings. Soundtrack Pro helps you manage all this media by saving the files to default scratch locations. You can change the scratch locations using Soundtrack Pro preferences.

Edited Media Location

When Soundtrack Pro saves audio file projects created automatically in the multitrack Timeline, the default location for those files is /Users/username/Documents/Soundtrack Pro Documents/Edited Media/Multitrack Project Name/.

To change the edited media location
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Soundtrack Pro > Preferences > General, then click Choose to enter a new location.

  • In the Project tab, choose one of the following in the Create Media section:

    • In Edited Media (from Preferences)

    • In Media folder with project

Scratch Location

When Soundtrack Pro automatically creates audio file projects for edited media in the multitrack Timeline, the default location for those files is /Users/username/Documents/Soundtrack Pro Documents/Temporary Files/. These files are moved to the Edited Media Location when the multitrack project is saved.

To change the scratch location
  • Choose Soundtrack Pro > Preferences > General, then click Choose to enter a new location.

Recordings Location

When you record audio in the Soundtrack Pro multitrack Timeline, the default location for those audio recordings is /Users/username/Documents/Soundtrack Pro Documents/Recordings/.

To change the recordings location
  • Choose Soundtrack Pro > Preferences > Recording, then click Choose to enter a new location.

Collecting Media for a Project

When you save a Soundtrack Pro multitrack project, you have the option to collect the associated audio and video files in one folder, alongside the multitrack project. You can make these choices at the time you save a project, or in the Project tab in the Project File Management section. For more information on these options, see Saving Multitrack Projects.