How do I stop the MRK files from appearing in my final folder of bounced audio?
Ok, so when I do the first stage and render a Whole Montage, I should leave ‘copy markers’ on.
When I do my final bounce of the rendered files (and select all regions) I turn ‘copy markers’ off. Correct?
That’s what I do. I’ve attached a few screen shots including of my render presets which makes this easier to do without thinking about it.
01 is my initial render
02 is when I render track by track
03 is all the various render presets I’ve saved although I normally just use a handful of the same ones.
Thanks for clarifying this Justin. Makes me feel less of a noob.
No problem. I prefer the option in Preferences that embeds the marker in the metadata header and then certain render presets dictate if markers get written at all.
When I render vinyl sides I choose to embed the markers in case the cutting engineer is using a DAW that can read the markers.
Can you share a link to your render presets?
It’s the 2nd option on this page:
As always, many thanks.
Justin, in your opinion, when mastering, what is the key benefit to placing mixes on alternate
stereo tracks as opposed to a single track?
There is no major or hidden reason, it’s more out of personal preference and habit. This goes back to the early 2000s and using CD Architect, before I ever heard of WaveLab.
I think the default layout of CD Architect was two tracks and you’d stagger the files back and forth between track 1 and track 2 so when I started using WaveLab, it also had this option so I just started using it.
Even though 90% of projects I do could get by with just 1 montage track, I like using two because with two tracks you still get a pretty big waveform view, but it makes it so you’re ready if any crossfades are needed and while you can crossfade two clips on a single track, you get more control and better visuals when you use two separate tracks.
When I started out I was doing a lot of punk and garage rock albums where the songs often overlapped a little bit. Maybe not major crossfades but where the next song would kick in while the last note or cymbal decay of the previous song was still ringing out so I think I subconsciously just prefer a layout where it’s easy to overlap two songs at any given time, even after you send out version 1 and then the client decides to overlap a song or songs.
With this layout I’m just ready for anything without having to rearrange too much. Since WaveLab 11 came out, I tend to use 1 track but staggering on two lanes for a similar concept.
That being said, when I’m doing a single song and there are multiple versions of the same song (instrumental, TV mix, clean, version, etc.), I just use a single track and single lane because the chances of an overlap needing to happen in those cases are basically impossible.