The bulk export / rendering tool in Cubase is awesome, but for me, comes with significant limitations. Mainly, it can’t export folder tracks. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I’m exporting stems, I don’t want 20 stereo tracks of group / shout vocals, each one panned hard left and right. I want ALL of those, bounced as one stem, with FX. The render tool can’t cope with that presently.
Sooooo … using a combination of the Cubase macro function, and a little program called Macro Recorder, I’ve made a little script that works down the track list, and exports everything one by one. Here’s what it does …
- Sets the output format to 24 bit
- Puts the first track in solo, whether it be folder, audio or midi. I haven’t tried with group channels, but I assume it could do that too
- Copies the name of the track and pastes that into the file name box in the export audio dialog
- Exports the track (you have to set the locators)
- Put the next track in solo, and exports
- Rinse and repeat
- When it hits a track called ZZZ, it stops (you need to insert this track at the end of the tracks to be exported)
Anyway, this thing is saving me a bucketload of time. I’ve also worked up one that will do a 16 bit wav export then straight after, a 320k mp3 export.