Some questions regarding the rendering of a montage
I am still unsure about the proper workflow in WL regarding the rendering process. When I have an audio montage ready (for a potential CD) and want to make a mp3-collection (for itunes for ex) and hit the render function; does this then alter the original montage so that all the effects are rendered not only to the mp3 files but also altering the montage too, so that there will be a double rendering if I repeat the process, or do the montage keept clean an unchanged after the render process? I really have to trust that I know what´s there in the montage and that it remains unchanged.
I also need to be clear about the relationship between the audio files window and the montage window regarding editing in the audio window. Do for ex an edit like normalisation need to be rendered or saved to follow through to the montage? or if I close the edit window without rendering will the file in the montage revert to the original that was first brougt to the audio window for editing?
What about the effects in the master section? If I use them when rendering will the montage then be altered next time I play it up or do a “mixdown” to CD. As you see I am still confused about the rendering functions and would be happy get a better understanding of this. So if anyone can clarify these things I´d be most happy!