All of a sudden when I bounce my session to a track or bounce the master to a track, it says the mixdown is going to take many hours, from 8-17 hours to mix the session, then it HANGS, after about 10 seconds and doesn't mixdown anymore. I'm very concerned because this is an important session that I now can't mixdown.
I remember having this problem once years ago but can't remember what the solution was.
Please help with any ideas or solutions. I have tried bouncing down tracks, eliminating effects, but no difference so far. There are only half a dozen tracks, it's very frustrating. I feel helpless!
I just tried Export and I got a message that said "Warning, the file is over 4 gigs....", and gives me the option to break it up into smaller files. 4 gigs! That's bizarre. My previous version of the session exports fine, takes 3 minutes to bounce. I may have to try going back to square one. Bummer. What the heck could cause this? I'd prefer not to go backwards if I can help it.
I'm thinking maybe you have a lot of blank space after your last clip?
If that is the case then you can fix it by editing the sesx file
I don't know how to do it using CS5 but if you edit the sesx with a text editor then on the 5th line look for "duration=" (the line starts with "<session")
Edit the value for duration to be a value a few samples bigger than the end of the last clip and then save the sesx file
Thanks, I'll check that file. I eliminated all extraneous tracks and takes, leaving only the relevant files, but somehow something has been corrupted. So this sesx file is created for each session? I'll go look for it. Thanks.
There is only 1 sesx file in my entire computer, from 2011, from an "untitled" session, so obviously, that's not the one (and why I would have only one is puzzling). I do see the duration parameter in there, but can't see a way of changing this for my current session. How do I know how many samples long my session is anyway?
I'm using 3.1 by the way, not CS5 version.