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Is there a way to Export Selected Audio Tracks in Logic? DAW Software
Old 17th April 2009
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Is there a way to Export Selected Audio Tracks in Logic?

.. besides using the freeze function, which prints with all fx.. is there a way to do this?
I want to be able to export the raw files so i can import them into PT to mix.. but only ones that i've selected.
Old 17th April 2009
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.. besides using the freeze function, which prints with all fx.. is there a way to do this?
I want to be able to export the raw files so i can import them into PT to mix.. but only ones that i've selected.
erase the tracks that you dont want temporarily and use the export all tracks to audiofiles function. After that hit command z to undo the erasing of the unwanted tracks.
Old 17th April 2009
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File > Export > Track as Audio File

this will export whatever track is selected. You can also do all tracks in the project, or a specific region.

The other way to go is OMF...

hope this helps!
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File > Export > Track as Audio File

this will export whatever track is selected. You can also do all tracks in the project, or a specific region.

The other way to go is OMF...

hope this helps!
yea i've tried this.. it only exports one file
Old 18th April 2009
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anyone else know a way... theres got to be a way..
Old 18th April 2009
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have you tried what i suggested?
Its the only way because in Logic you can only export either one or all tracks.
By temporarily erasing unwanted tracks you can fool Logic so "export all" exports just the tracks you want.
As long as you hit command-z after the export your song will be fine.
Old 18th April 2009
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If you can adjust your workflow so that you're trying to export regions, not tracks, you'll have a much easier time. Open the bin (b) and make sure the link button (top left, looks like two paper clips intertwined) is selected. Select the regions you want to export, then in the bin, go to Audio File > Save Regions As... make sure "Add to Bin" is not selected so you don't get crazy doubles and away you go!

For bonus points: set your project settings > synchronization > general > Bar Position 1111 plays at SMPTE 00:00:00:00.00 because Pro Tools starts at 0 whereas logic starts at 1. This way, your Logic's SMPTE timestamp will work in Pro Tools. This also works in reverse importing PT Tracks into Logic.
Old 18th April 2009
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i wasnt aware of any problems or limitations of the undo function in logic as i never encountered that sort of behaviour.
In any case the OP could simply save the song before erasing the unwanted tracks and revert to that state after the export to avoid any undo weirdness.
Old 18th April 2009
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i wasnt aware of any problems or limitations of the undo function in logic as i never encountered that sort of behaviour.
In any case the OP could simply save the song before erasing the unwanted tracks and revert to that state after the export to avoid any undo weirdness.
I've done the same... not ideal, but it works.
Old 18th April 2009
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I've traditionally run into a bunch of problems with that, because even after reverting to a saved file if the audio bin references get moved or deleted it's a headache to get it back together... that's just been my experience.
Old 18th April 2009
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anyone else know a way... theres got to be a way..
pack your unused tracks into a folder then:

file >export > all tracks as audio files
Old 18th April 2009
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Won't that still print plugins?
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wow. i can't believe that theres no way to export selected audio tracks...

what i've been doing as a workaround is freezing, but to do this, i've got to zero out everything and bypass all plugs and auxes.. HUGE pita.. i hv songs with 56+ ch of audio..
and then logic doesnt name the frozen files in accordance to the track or region name...
Old 19th April 2009
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Unfortunately, you can't do anything with freeze files besides unfreeze them. If you are trying to export your tracks with plugs, and your tracks are labelled well, you could do the whole export all tracks as audio files deal, sift through the folder containg all of the files, and pick which ones you want to export to Pro tools.

If you want the dry, unaffected files, why don't you just import them directly from the audio files folder on your computer.

You could do a "save as" of your project, and then delete the tracks you don't want to export, and then do the export all tracks option. This would mean you can bypass the whole reverting to saved or undoing process, and leave your original project unaffected.
Old 19th April 2009
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Unfortunately, you can't do anything with freeze files besides unfreeze them. If you are trying to export your tracks with plugs, and your tracks are labelled well, you could do the whole export all tracks as audio files deal, sift through the folder containg all of the files, and pick which ones you want to export to Pro tools.

If you want the dry, unaffected files, why don't you just import them directly from the audio files folder on your computer.

You could do a "save as" of your project, and then delete the tracks you don't want to export, and then do the export all tracks option. This would mean you can bypass the whole reverting to saved or undoing process, and leave your original project unaffected.
i want the raw files with nothing printed.. and the frozen files are actually salvageable, just copy them to another folder.. but the business of finding what coresponds to what and bypassing is what the pita is
Old 19th April 2009
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Why cant you just option click the plugins on the channels you want to export? If you turn them off then all is good right? Don't forget to set the channels to "0".

I usually just save the mix I am working on as a different name then do all of the edits for export. If you are not sure what I am talking about I can upload a session that I had to do this for.
Old 19th April 2009
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You can't just import the raw files directly out of your audio files folder? There won't be anything printed on them. You don't even have to go in to Logic. Unless you have all kinds of comps going. If you do, justen flatten and merge the track, and you get a new track called "comp...#". Done. Again, as long as you labelled your tracks well, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Did you try this solution I posted originally? It works well for me and you can treat multiple files at once, you just have to use regions instead of tracks. Flatten & Merge and or glue tracks...

"export regions, not tracks, you'll have a much easier time. Open the bin (b) and make sure the link button (top left, looks like two paper clips intertwined) is selected. Select the regions you want to export in the arrange window, then in the bin, go to Audio File > Save Regions As... make sure "Add to Bin" is not selected so you don't get crazy doubles and away you go!"
Old 19th April 2009
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Did you try this solution I posted originally? It works well for me and you can treat multiple files at once, you just have to use regions instead of tracks. Flatten & Merge and or glue tracks...

"export regions, not tracks, you'll have a much easier time. Open the bin (b) and make sure the link button (top left, looks like two paper clips intertwined) is selected. Select the regions you want to export in the arrange window, then in the bin, go to Audio File > Save Regions As... make sure "Add to Bin" is not selected so you don't get crazy doubles and away you go!"
the only problem with that is the syncing.. it all needs to start on beat 1, bar 1.. rem this is for so you can mix in another app
Old 19th April 2009
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Okay, but the second half of my original post addresses that .................
Old 19th April 2009
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... and it should be easy enough to set your regions up to start from 0 anyway
Old 19th April 2009
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the only problem with that is the syncing.. it all needs to start on beat 1, bar 1.. rem this is for so you can mix in another app
just add a dummy region on the first beat of bar one for every track you want to turn into a region. When you merge the regions in a track that dummy regions gets merged as well and you end up with one region per track that starts on the 1.
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Old 20th April 2009
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it aint rocket science
apparently it IS similar to a study of rockets... or some kind of fossil fuel propelled type of combustible engine
Old 20th April 2009
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Did you try this solution I posted originally? It works well for me and you can treat multiple files at once, you just have to use regions instead of tracks. Flatten & Merge and or glue tracks...

"export regions, not tracks, you'll have a much easier time. Open the bin (b) and make sure the link button (top left, looks like two paper clips intertwined) is selected. Select the regions you want to export in the arrange window, then in the bin, go to Audio File > Save Regions As... make sure "Add to Bin" is not selected so you don't get crazy doubles and away you go!"
the only problem is it saves the regions as regions.. so if i have a comped vocal take starting at bar 16, etc, it gives you those indiv regions.. i need to have selected audio tracks bounced from beat 1 bar 1, no plugs, just the raw files so it can sync in another app..

seems the only way to do this is via freezing
Old 20th April 2009
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just add a dummy region on the first beat of bar one for every track you want to turn into a region. When you merge the regions in a track that dummy regions gets merged as well and you end up with one region per track that starts on the 1.
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Old 20th February 2010
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This is why my main rig is still Opcode Studio Vision Pro on an old iBook. It's sad a late 90's sequencer is still the most efficient tool I can find. Being so used to it makes Logic pretty frustrating. I wish Apple would give SVP a look.
Old 8th May 2010
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Logic is becomming a commercial consumer product for wich you need workarounds to do standard tasks in the "professional" field.

Just spilling guts after 4 crashes, new fade suggestions by Logic and hearing eq's not compencating latency on the eq'ed parts....
Old 7th December 2011
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wow. i can't believe that theres no way to export selected audio tracks...

what i've been doing as a workaround is freezing, but to do this, i've got to zero out everything and bypass all plugs and auxes.. HUGE pita.. i hv songs with 56+ ch of audio..
and then logic doesnt name the frozen files in accordance to the track or region name...
anything audio in logic SUCKS. period.
Old 13th October 2013
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nice touch!

this worked like a charm!
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If you can adjust your workflow so that you're trying to export regions, not tracks, you'll have a much easier time. Open the bin (b) and make sure the link button (top left, looks like two paper clips intertwined) is selected. Select the regions you want to export, then in the bin, go to Audio File > Save Regions As... make sure "Add to Bin" is not selected so you don't get crazy doubles and away you go!

For bonus points: set your project settings > synchronization > general > Bar Position 1111 plays at SMPTE 00:00:00:00.00 because Pro Tools starts at 0 whereas logic starts at 1. This way, your Logic's SMPTE timestamp will work in Pro Tools. This also works in reverse importing PT Tracks into Logic.
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