Say I have a track or bus
(-or several hundred-) that has plugins and automation, etc., that I wish to copy & paste / export & import / duplicate / etc. in full into another project/session:
What possible options are there for me to achieve this task?
Is there a
Lua script available to achieve this?
(When you right-click on a track header (in 6.9.0 at least), you can “Duplicate…” the entire track, which is an awesome feature. -I’m basically looking for that, but across different projects.)
-Any ideas, help, or guidance here is greatly appreciated!
You can easily replicate the track/bus
setup by saving the track/bus as a template in one session, and using that template when creating new tracks/busses in a new session.
What you cannot do is replicate the track/bus with its
contents (i.e. audio or MIDI data).
-Creating track templates is pretty good, yes! -Thanks!
But, as @paul pointed out:
-Which is unfortunate.
However, I did discover this post about a Lua script someone made to export and import audio regions from one project/session into another. -Using something like that in conjunction with Track Template creation would at least serve as a workaround for now.
In this other post about parallel session use, @paul mentioned that:
for better or for worse, having two Session objects inside Ardour at the same time would be a major re-engineering task,
probably one to two person-months of work, possibly more.
-Which is probably a necessary component to accomplish what I was originally asking for, thus ensuring that the chances are low this kind of built-in functionality will be seen anytime soon.