I am in the beginning stages of working on a (tribute band) live concert project where the final product will involve Cubase 10.5 audio sync’d to multi-camera video (probably using Adobe Premier). The current Cubase project is over 2 hours of 24bit/96hz of 32 tracks of original audio, about 20 separate songs. I probably will not involve video until all the audio is edited and mixed to stereo. The final videos will range from 3 minutes to the entire 2-hour concert.
Compared to my other smaller projects, I’m finding that this particular monster project presents a number of challenges. In spite of my very powerful computer, this project takes forever to do mundane things like SAVE or Backup, and it also takes forever to do critical editing such as Variaudio of 5 vocal tracks of 2-hour duration.
Because of this, I’m tempted to both keep the original project and to also subdivide it into separate projects, one project per song. I think that will make audio-editing more manageable. But video complicates things, and I’m concerned that syncing to 20 separate audio projects will be way more complicated than syncing to one project.
Any advise on how to proceed?
Is it possible to split off a single song into a separate project, then edit that project, and then import that entire single song project (or it’s tracks) into its exact original location in the huge project? (without throwing off video sync).
Or are there other things I could do (freezing tracks?) that would speed up audio editing if I stayed inside the huge project and did not subdivide?
I do not want to force your answers by the way I phrase my questions. Instead, I’m looking for work-flow advise from those who have faced similar challenges.
Thanks in advance,