Simply put your audio in a separate comp and re-use that pre-comp in all your other comps. You can always turn it off in the pre-comps or delete the layers. You have your logic backwards.
I see how that could work, but I'm hoping there's another way.
If my main comp is a series of short nested comps, all the nested comps would have to be just as long as the main comp.
And it might get messy if I forget to turn off any of the audio tracks in the nested comps.
Gotta be another way! Thanks.
Use layer markers on the audio track where nested comps begin & end. You can add labels to the markers for more precise info. Copy the track & paste it into the nested comps. Use the layer markers to sync it up.
I guess the best solution I can come up with so far is to have more than one comp window open at the same time, the Main Comp and the small comp.
Then I can drag in the main comp, hearing the audio, and see where the CTI is in the small comp, and make adjustments as needed.
Just wish I could drag in the small comp and hear the audio...