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Is there a way to show tracks with midi data or audio Only

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Hi All,

I have a production template of about 240 tracks (multiple percs / synths / basses / orchestral etc..) So I created multiple filters in the piano roll view and also in the track manager & console view for each categories and blends of categories.

My question is, when it's time to mix the project I would like to know if there is a way (maybe a CAL or else) that would find only the tracks with data (midi or audio) so I would not have to create a filter by selecting myself one by one the tracks with data and it would also apply to the track manager of the console & track view.

Cheers All

Claude H

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Yes. Use the Track Manager (preset shortcut key = H), or available from the [Track Pane/Tracks Menu/Track Manager]. 

UNCHECK those types that you DON'T want to see in the track pane or Console view, but you know that.

As for finding only tracks that contain audio or midi data, still use the same technique, but would require a little more work. There is no preset way to filter that I know of. If you use folders for sub-types of instruments, but don't use those instruments in the composition, that may be easier.
Otherwise, just delete the empty tracks after completion and before mixing. It won't have any effect on your opening template.

 

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Tks Outrage Production, this is what I do but I was wandering if these is a way that Cakewalk would find and show the tracks with data only.

Let say that there is only data on tracks 10 / 105 /205 etc. and not necessarily on the same measures, so I don't have manually to find them and  check them one by one. I believe that some other DAWs have this feature.

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Sorry, man. Not that I know of in an 'automated' way.
I have large scoring templates, but when I'm down to the point of exporting stems and everything in the composition is in audio format, I just delete the completely empty tracks and save a copy of the session as filename_MIX. 

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Tks Mate, 

I believe that it's indeed the best option. I believe I have seen a video from Junkie XL that have this type of automation but it's in another DAW platform.

Cheers my friend!

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I know that Cubase and Nuendo can sort active tracks to the top, and then delete what is left, but since I started way back in the analog tape days, I'm used to doing a little "housekeeping" before mixing LOL!

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