Consolidating Tracks in Vegas
Story: When I was getting started with all this crazy recording action I bought a Delta 1010 that came with a full copy of Vegas Audio. Not knowing any better I said to myself, "great! I won't have to buy any software." And at the time I didn't. I happily rolled along tracking and mixing my songs, pleased with myself at this stroke of serendipity.
Time goes by, and I become a wiser fool. I get into Pro Tools and Cubase and other toys of their like. So it hits me one day, given how much more powerful those programs are than Vegas, why don't I just import the audio into PT or Cubase, increasing my ability to overdub, re-edit and remix my old tracks, perhaps actually improving on them.
Nice theory. One irritating catch. Vegas (even the most recent versions, though I know it's predominantly a video program now...I did hold out a hope that they would correct this fault) does not have anything akin to a "Consolidate Tracks" feature...or "Duplicate", etc... In fact, it really deals with files quite poorly (a complaint I also have about Adobe Audition.) So I have all these edits in Vegas files with large gaps of blank space between them.
I appear to have two options. 1) Render each track individually (which is *very* time consuming I might add), plop them all in a common folder for the project and import them into the DAW of my choosing, OR 2) Spot each track into the DAW of my choosing one at a time (Vegas is at least kind enough to allow me to save an EDL as a text file so that I don't have to copy down all the timecode by hand.)
Am I missing any options? Suggestions? Anything? As always, much appreciated, both for the advice, and for not chastising me too heavily for using what was essentially a video program with audio capability to multitrack in my "youthful" enthusiasm (though to be fair, I never had any latency issues in Vegas.)