Old 08-13-2019, 06:40 AM   #1
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Import Session Data / Pro Tools alike feature for importing audio contents. Does such thing exist in Reaper? I'm thinking of something similar to SWS Snapshots in terms of operation (track targeting), but instead of importing audio settings (vol, pan, sends, plugins) it should import audio contents of tracks.

Or if not this, maybe you have some other workflow suggestions for mixing multiple songs recorded during one recording session? Let's say I am done with mixing of one song and I'd like to move on with another. How to quickly replace the audio contents in the session, retaining all mixer settings including folders and all routing? Other than manually dragging dozens of WAV files.
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Project Tabs!

Open the source project, and the destination project in two tabs and copy the audio files from the source project and paste into the destination project!

I prefer this method over the import session data/PT method.
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Open the source project, and the destination project in two tabs and copy the audio files from the source project and paste into the destination project!
Is there a way to copy/paste all the audio for a session in one move, or do you have to move it over track by track? Also curious if you have to consolidate the audio/items from the beginning of the session for this to work, or can you just make a selection including black space between/before & after items?

Thanks for the suggestion! 😀
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For each song to be mixed: Why not just copy the entire .rpp file? ...then delete all but the target song.

At this point each new .rpp file shares the same media files, so you might want to:
Open each file (song),
Select All,
then Glue (this will trim and save each audio file as new),
then Save As..., using New Folder and Copy all Media options.
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Is there a way to copy/paste all the audio for a session in one move, or do you have to move it over track by track? Also curious if you have to consolidate the audio/items from the beginning of the session for this to work, or can you just make a selection including black space between/before & after items?

Thanks for the suggestion! 😀
I just marque select all the items you want copied and paste in the new session. You can do this with media items as well as tracks. No consolidation necessary!
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I just marque select all the items you want copied and paste in the new session. You can do this with media items as well as tracks. No consolidation necessary!
But that works only when you have the files in the correct sequence, matching the layout of your tracks. I usually rearrange tracks as I go, so that wouldn't work for me, would it?
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I just marque select all the items you want copied and paste in the new session. You can do this with media items as well as tracks. No consolidation necessary!
Great to know, thank you!!

@jackmilas Yeah, I'm surprised someone hasn't come up with a script of some sort that just imports the track items from one session to another by matching track names. I know nothing about coding, but it seems people here have created scripts that do much more complicated things that that!!
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But that works only when you have the files in the correct sequence, matching the layout of your tracks. I usually rearrange tracks as I go, so that wouldn't work for me, would it?
In that instance, I'd just copy the tracks from the source project and paste those tracks in the destination project. Then you can freely move the track contents to where you want them and delete or hide the original tracks.
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In that instance, I'd just copy the tracks from the source project and paste those tracks in the destination project. Then you can freely move the track contents to where you want them and delete or hide the original tracks.
That part where you freely move the contents takes too much time. What Pro Tools does nicely is that it recognises targets for importing the audio contents. Once the mix template is set, you just import audio in one go, so kick.wav will go to kick track, trombone.wav to trombone track, etc.
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I'd like to bump this thread, because I believe such a feature would be a huge improvement to mixing workflows.

The feature could be called "Targeted Media Import" where not only Reaper would ask if it should import the media items on one track or on separate tracks, but it would show a list of imported media items in one column and possible destination tracks matched by name in another column, but still available for manual targeting in case the names don't match. Similar style to SWS Snapshots, but for audio files.
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Yes import session data is great. Studio one has it has well, it┤s by far one big feature.
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+1, Target Media Import would be a nifty feature
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I see it the same way. +1
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if you wanna import audio source to your project based on similar name matched track.
then.. its totally scriptable. Cuz I bought it b4, works great.
if u want more else feature ,then i'm not sure about it is it scriptable or not, cuz im not a scripter.
thrr's bunch of scripters in the community to help .
u can post ur request and see how it gose.
usually if you request with some donation would b way more faster.
sad but true.. lol
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if you wanna import audio source to your project based on similar name matched track.
then.. its totally scriptable. Cuz I bought it b4, works great.
if u want more else feature ,then i'm not sure about it is it scriptable or not, cuz im not a scripter.
thrr's bunch of scripters in the community to help .
u can post ur request and see how it gose.
usually if you request with some donation would b way more faster.
sad but true.. lol
Wouldn┤t it be a nice feature in your opinion?
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if you wanna import audio source to your project based on similar name matched track.
then.. its totally scriptable. Cuz I bought it b4, works great.
if u want more else feature ,then i'm not sure about it is it scriptable or not, cuz im not a scripter.
thrr's bunch of scripters in the community to help .
u can post ur request and see how it gose.
usually if you request with some donation would b way more faster.
sad but true.. lol
If you have the script that does it, let us know how we could get it. Perhaps the author of your script might be willing to sell it?
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If you have the script that does it, let us know how we could get it. Perhaps the author of your script might be willing to sell it?
U can find X-Raym from here

www.extremeraym.com

Reason why I decided not to share is becuz
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i dont know am I authorized to share on web, since this was a private Script Dev project I requested to him, but he's the author not me so...
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this is how they bring food on the table.


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Wouldn┤t it be a nice feature in your opinion?
this is a nice feature , indeed !

just make sure the audio source name is matched to your destination track in yo template.

assign them a shortcut key

and then..1 key stroke,
BOOM
it automatically import the name matched file on the right track which u want it to be.

this Script saved me lots of time...for sure.
cuz there are over 70 to 80 tracks to import everytime I work with my clients..
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Hi !
So I just released the script pack:


ReaScript: Insert/Import media files as item on existing similarly named tracks


The core concept is this script:



Hope it can help !
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Hope it can help !
Thank you!
I will test it in a few minutes!
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I found another script, and it's right there in the ReaPack!
https://github.com/MichaelPilyavskiy...as%20items.lua

mpl_Move selected items to tracks with the same name as items.lua

Seems to be working great!
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@jackmilas


It does but it is a bit different as you have to initially import media on arrange view, it could create more tracks than necessary, and you'll have to delete them in this case.
Also initially importing media in the project may requires more precautions (deactivating ripple, auto fade, auto fade at import etc). That's why I made a version which works directly at file import.
Also my script supports parent track pattern.


But of course mpl script can be very nice in a lot of situation and perfectly usable in lot of cases.
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