How do I bring tracks (with plugins/EQ/channel settings still in place) from one project to another?
I created an instrumental years ago, and within a couple of weeks, found an artist to lay vocals on top of it. It became a pretty complex production, with multiple background tracks, separate choruses, tracks just for vocal fills, etc.
We completed the project and the vocalist and I parted ways, but I continued to develop the instrumental. I upgraded my monitors, treated and EQ’d my room, developed better mixing skills, and have basically remixed the entire instrumental.
I ran into the vocalist the other day, and we chatted and reminisced. For nostalgia’s sake I loaded up what we put together and thought “I wanna put THOSE vocals on this NEW REMIXED instrumental”. I opened up the original CPR file with the vocals, and realized how FAR OFF the old instrumental was. It would take me hours/days to make that older instrumental sound like the new. I thought the best way to do this, is to literally drag those vocals into the newest version of the instrumental I have.
So what is the best way to do this? I know I can just export the audio files into another project, but then all of the edits will be destructive, correct? How do I move them with the plugins/EQ/channel settings in place and editable?