Using multi-channel files
by Geoff Bailey on Dec 1, 2012 at 10:41:44 pm
I'm just making the switch over to Audition and can't find the following in the help.
I do a lot of film work so I get multi-channel WAV files from production. When I drag them into a track, they show up as 6-channel files. How do I choose which channel to use?
I see that in the File Window I can extract mono files from the multi-channel wav, but that creates 6 separate files. With thousands of WAV files that just makes my project window even messier.
Is there a way to select in the multi-track editor window which channel to use? And even better, is there a way I can switch back and forth (say I start the mix with the boom on channel 1 and then later decide to switch to the lav on channel 3)?
Re: Using multi-channel files by Geoff Bailey on Dec 13, 2012 at 7:52:43 pm
Thanks for getting back to me, Joseph, but unfortunately that post doesn't address my problem. The 6-channel audio files aren't 5.1 files. They are standard six-channel WAV files where boom is on 1, mix is on 5 and 6 and 2-4 are various wireless lav mics.
The problem is that when I drag them into a track all 6 channels play down. Obviously this doesn't work. I want to be able to have (let's say) only ch. 1 (boom) play.
As I said, I know I can extract mono files in the project window, but that creates 6 times the number of files in the project window. I'm hoping there is a more elegant way to do it.
In Soundtrack Pro, for instance, if you hold option when you drag them into a track, the 6-channels will come in as mono on six different tracks. I can select the one I want. And if I want to change it later, I just right click on it and switch the channel that is playing back.