Every session is stored on your disk as a folder. A session folder contains everything pertinent to the session: Audio files (or links to them), snapshot files, the waveform display cache, your exported mixes (unless the default location has been changed) and many other things. Deleting a session’s folder will completely remove the session and all of its recorded audio (if any).
In the main menu “Session”, you will find several options to open a new session; or close, save and copy the currently open session.
New: Calls up the Session Setup dialog and allows a new session to be created. This will save and close any currently open session.
Open: Allows the user to open an already saved session. A navigation dialog will appear so that you can locate your session.
Recent: Contains a list of recently opened session that can be opened.
Close: Exits the current session. If any changes have been made to the session a dialog box will present a save option.
Save: Saves the current session
Save As: Saves the entire current session’s folder with a new name and/or new location
- Switch to newly-saved version: Closes the session you are currently working with and opens the new session.
- Copy media to new session: All files within the interchange folder (audiofiles, midifiles, and videofiles) will be copied to the new session/interchange folder. If this option is not checked Mixbus will refer back to the previously named session’s interchange folder.
- Copy external media into new session: Same as above but also moves any files that may be located in other directories or hard drives. See topic clean-up, sub topic real world example for similar functionality and why you may need it.
Rename: Renames the current session’s folder
Snapshot (& keep working on current version) …: Makes a copy of the opened session snapshot in its current state for later recall. ( See: Session Snapshots )
Snapshot (& switch to new version) …: Saves a copy of the opened session snapshot in its current state with a new name and/or location. ( See: Session Snapshots )
Save Template: Session templates are a fast way of recalling common session “layouts” such as hardware connections, plug-ins, and number of tracks. If you find your current session is a common one, you can save the it as a template (no audio will be saved).