Most of the time, it uses whatever settings you used last. If you exported the master track for a multitrack session and selected Master>stereo (from mixdown options), it should default to that same setting the next time you try to export a session. If you use different settings most every time, you'll have to manually enter them. If you mean that it keeps reverting to Master (mono) even when you had just set it to stereo the previous time, this is abnormal—I can't reproduce that problem (even the vile CS5.5 got that right). You may have the master output channel on your multitrack outputting to mono (Check its output settings to make sure it is defaulting to the main stereo output). Maybe you could give more info on the specific problem you are experiencing if none of this helps.
Cubed Root Sound wrote:
Most of the time...
What you really should do is to use Session templates to set this up. If you make templates for the sessions you use regularly, then the mixdown will be correct all of the time...
+1 for the Session Templates which has become a favourite feature of mine. You can set up the arrangement of tracks, input routings etc. then Export as a Session template and use the same thing over and over.
I have several different "standard" sessions that I use and this feature alone is a mega time saver for me!
Steve, created a template and I see what you mean. However when I closed the file and wanted to open it again I couldn't find the template. Where does it live? I know I saw this in a recent video, but I can't remember where to look.
Once you've created your blank session, use the Export/As Session Template command.
Then, when you want to open a new session with the template, just go to File/New/Multitrack Session. When you hit that, the menu that comes up has a drop down menu for Templates...just pick the one you created.
I think that may solve it. Thanks so much!!!!!! I'll try it my next go round. Where do I send a bag of Kona coffee!?
To me, of course. True appreciation of fine coffee here is guaranteed.