3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 3:37 PM by chorleyman
arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

I unpacked a region containing 52 guitar takes.  My 4 GB of RAM can't handle it. Does anyone know if I can repack the folders and listen to my takes & comps ? Or will that not make a difference.  I think it was working b4 I unpacked the folder?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    it's 1.72 GB of audio

  • CCTM Level 6 (10,590 points)

    Hi

    arifromnyc wrote:

     

    Does anyone know if I can repack the folders and listen to my takes & comps ? Or will that not make a difference.

    You can re-pack a take folder:

     

    Select all the separate regions then use Region:Folder:Pack Take Folder

     

    You might find some benefit from deleting the used tracks afterwards

     

    CCT

  • chorleyman Level 4 (1,420 points)

    Well, when I get to a fifth or sixth take of a guitar part, I usually think I'd better stop and think about what it is exactly that I want and work on it for a while more before I go for another recording.

     

    Of course, I can see there might be possibilities with improvised music, where you might be able to use parts of, or whole different takes over the course of a piece of music, but you still have to go back to a basic idea about what exactly you want to achieve and whether what you're doing is working - 52 takes just doesn't sound right to me, but maybe you do have a credible explanation.

     

    CCT has given you the way to look at it, anyway - I tend to keep things as simple as possible in my Arrange window, so I think about creating different parts, sometimes as project files of their own; it means that I've got controllable stuff when I get to the mixing stage.