Hopefully one of these things helps guide you in the right direction.
You can put my presets onto your machine by first going to your machine and choosing “Organize Presets” in the preset menu. This will show you where WaveLab is looking for the presets for a given command. Put mine in the correct location(s) and you should be able to use them.
I should have provided enough info to show how to get the track number (in two digit form), a space, and then the Region Name to be the rendered file name.
I personally keep the clips named as their natural name and do the proper naming with the CD Track Splice Markers which can get pushed to CD-Text in one click, and pushed to metadata in 0 clicks assuming you have the right Metadata preset loaded up with your new montage template.
Then I use Render Presets for rendering various things like 16-bit WAV, 24-bit WAV, mp3, AAC, vinyl sides etc.
What I’m -trying- to do… SORRY I GET SOOOOOO FUCKING FRUSTRATED WHEN THINGS THAT SHOULD BE A DODDLE… cleansing breath
I have a CD with 24 tracks. I select all 24 clips and hit Render. It gives me the option to render all 24 clips as separate MP3s–using the naming formula. Except that the naming formula doesn’t seem to be working.
ANOTHER ISSUE: The generated MP3s don’t seem to be getting the proper Track # even though I have it set in the ID V2 tags. (I may have that wrong… I’m not at the DAW but it’s set correctly there.)
I’ve tried dozens of variations on the naming formulae and NONE of the various Auto Variables seem to work. The ONLY variables that work are the [Counter] and [Clip Name] which would be -fine- if the FUCKING THING would simply generate in the order of my Montage!
Well, it looks like you are sorting the files by the date/time created so that’s why they are in that order. If you clicked the name tab they’d probably be in alphabetical order (or reverse alphabetical).
But what doesn’t make sense is why the rendered files are not getting the naming scheme.
Without seeing a recorded video of how you are rendering the files and with what settings, I can’t really help any more.
There are apps like Team Viewer that will allow you to share your screen in real-time with other people and most of them have support for audio so you can talk to the other person.
See attachment. The ‘trick’, such as it is, is to select “All Regions” in the Source block to the left and then “CD Tracks” underneath -that-. When one does that, all sorts of magical things happen, including:
It selects all the clips.
2, The MP3 files generate in the CD Track order as expected.
All the Auto Variables start working ('ie. getting applied to each generated MP3)
What scares me is that unless I write this down and pin it to my monitor (along with 56 other notes) I’ll never remember it when I next need it 3 months from now.)
@PG: You know I have love for you, but this is one task that needs some sort of UX upgrade. Justin was trying his guts out to help me but it shouldn’t be this hard to do what I was trying to do. Cheers.
I will. I saw the word ‘Regions’ in one of your screen shots. I -do- get the value of Presets. But still, I want WL to be as ‘user-friendly’ as possible. Tasks like this should be a direct line from point a to point b. MOSTLY v9 gets it right.
Anyhoo… THANK YOU for all your help. Frankly, I would’ve given up if not for your persistence. AND…
@PG: I tend to always give WL the benefit of the doubt. I have faith in the program, which means: I always assume that it -can- do what I want it to do and it’s just a matter of finding ‘the trick’. I rarely find things it cannot do anymore—especially since the new Spectrum Editor. Cheers.
The ONLY improvements, IMO are usability. I still find it too hard to remember obvious things like what is called ‘Follow’ in Cubase or how to remove a fade. Again, I’m so used to doing them in Cubase that I have to look them up in WL.
SUGGESTION: Make a Cubase/WL help topic ie. a list: THIS key command in Cubase is THAT key command in Wavelab.
No problem. If we would have done the screen share that was going to be the first thing I checked was your Render Source setting. I had a feeling that might be it and I should have mentioned it sooner.
Anyway, I’m glad you found it now.
The rendering output options are a big part of why I use WaveLab daily for finalizing masters. So great.