I’m working on an album for one local band. I have recorded it with another DAW, then exported all tracks and inserted it into one big project in Ardour, containing all of the songs.
This “big project” was pre-mixed (like it was a one song) as a preparation for more detailed work on individual songs.
Then I started with individual songs. (In “big project”) I used File -> Snapshot (& switch 2 new version), deleted everything except the song I wanted to work on and fine-mixed and edited the song. After that, everything was still OK.
After then, I did opened “big project” again and trying to make second song using the same procedure as the previous - Snapshot, delete surrounding tracks, work on one song.
However - after I finished the second song, I opened “big project” again … and the big project was almost (not exactly) same as the second song - just without few last edits - exactly was the same as second song before last closing and reopening.
So, I would like to ask two questions:
- Was this bad method to approach what I wanted or bug? If not bug, how I’m supposed to do it better?
- Is there a way, how to recover “big project” (without touching the two already finished)?
PS: I admit that I might be an total idiot and just used right tool wrong way … but I don’t think it would look like this. Anyway, I’m still f***** off - hours and hours of work are gone