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  • Mon, Jul 8 2019 4:03 PM

    • Atomike
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    Audio Mixdown Default to Nearest Empty Track

    Currently, when you do an audio mixdown, the dialog box defaults to adding the audio track to a NEW track.  Even if there are many perfectly good empty tracks much higher up the timeline.  Even though this is an easy change for the editor, it seems this is a wasted step, and added keystrokes that could be eliminated.  Why not have the mixdown tool automatically default to a non-empty pre-existing track rather than always try to make a new (unneccessary) track.  

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  • Mon, Jul 8 2019 5:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Audio Mixdown Default to Nearest Empty Track

    Not to be argumentative, but one of my workflows includes making a mixdown to a new track. If the default were changed as you propose, it'd eliminate a step for you and add one for me.

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  • Mon, Jul 8 2019 5:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Audio Mixdown Default to Nearest Empty Track

    Same here. I usually bounce mixdowns to specific lower tracks. Very rarely do I mixdown a piece of audio to an existing track, but I will sometimes do that as well.

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