summergardengirl wrote:Is there anything special you have to do when copying a song containing both midi tracks and audio tracks, to another computer? ... doing something wrong in the first place for this to happen.
When drag-and-dropping external audio files into Cubase, ensure the option for adding the file to the project is checked, ensuring the files are COPIED into the Audio
Also, see About missing files
on page 384 of the Operation Manual
summergardengirl wrote:... the entire folder - we discovered that some audio tracks had gone into another folder called "edits" - I suspect those are audio tracks he adjusted the gain on, after creating them.
You need the entire folder, which should contain:
project file, which contains project-specific settings, MIDI, and references to each audio file
folder = where ALL the audio should be
folder = unsaved offline edits (like Normalise, Pitch Shift) = additional to Audio
files = MUST keep if NOT empty
folder = waveform display files = if absent, Cubase will create them all upon project opening
folder = frozen tracks = MUST keep if NOT empty.
Ensure only one project per project folder, otherwise you might accidently delete files when using the cleanup tools. If this has been done, for each project file, use Cubase's Backup
to create a new and separate unique project folder.
+1 to learning about The Pool
on page 376 of the Operation Manual
, as it is the place where you can really manage your project's files for renaming, etc.