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Hi,

 

Just got a Focusrite OctoPre and want to add 8 drum tracks fast to existing project files. Is there an easy way to do this? I imagine I could create a project with just the 8 drum tracks all prepared for the different inputs from the Focusrite and somehow add that project to an existing project but I don't know how to do it or if it can be done.

 

Thanx, Fredrick

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https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR&language=3&help=Arranging.08.html#:~:text=Cakewalk - SONAR Documentation - Working with track templates&text=Select the track or tracks you want to save as a preset.&text=Select File > Export > Track Template,select Save as Track Template.

 

Track templates are your friend here. 

Open a project that you are using these new tracks in and set it up the way you want it complete with effects and buss assignments. For drums it's nice to create a folder too. Now save this as a track template. Now when you open the next project all you need to do is open the saved template and it will do all that work for you. 

The only bug for me is it often creates a new master buss if there is a small difference in the text box-  as in-   Master , MASTER or master. 

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Thanx John!

 

I knew the forum would pounce on this seemingly easy topic quickly! I'll give it a try, of course it's not easy until you learn how to do it.

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It worked! Thanx again John.

 

PS I notice it added a "Drum" buss but that's what I wanted so I think it worked perfectly? Is there any downfall to it adding the bus?

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On 9/15/2020 at 10:43 AM, user390096 said:

I notice it added a "Drum" buss

Weird that it would do this, but in your case it's the proverbial gift horse. Don't look it in the mouth.

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It's like I said, for me there a bit of a bug with it inserting additional busses. I've never dug in deep enough to fix this, I just delete the unwanted buss. 

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