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  • Split Audio Master in Fairlight

     Richard DeFinis updated 1 month ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Richard DeFinis

    March 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    New to Resolve v17 and have been searching for this answer for several hours. I need to export a commercial with 4 separate tracks. I have 8 tracks of audio in my timeline but need to get them exported as a ProRes file with 4 separate audio tracks. I thought I had it by jumping into Fairlight, accessing “bus format” and adding 4 channels. I selecting each corresponding channel in the mixer section of Fairlight. Did not export as I thought it would.

    Below is how my final ProRes audio should end up. Any help or point in the right direction would be appreciated.


    A1-VO Only

    A2-SFX Only

    A3 & A4 Music

  • David Baud

    March 7, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I don’t think you need to create buses for what you are trying to do. I would just create all the tracks you need in the EDIT page or FAIRLIGHT page. Make sure you create the type of tracks that you need (stereo, mono, 5.1, etc…). You can always change the type of tracks afterwards, but just make sure it holds the right media tracks for you.

    In the DELIVER page, under the audio tab, select the Output Track that you need. If you’d like 4 separate tracks, select All Timeline tracks (you will get all the separate tracks) or Timeline track, and add each tracks needed for your output.

  • Dean Baker

    March 8, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Hey Richard – you are close. Just bounce the sub-buses you created in Fairlight to new tracks (you can find this in the Timeline dropdown menu) and then export those bounced audio tracks in the final export.

  • Richard DeFinis

    March 8, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks David and Dean for your replies. In most cases I have several SFX tracks and music tracks. What I need to do is make sure all the SFX go to track 2 and all the music goes to tracks 3 and 4. It’s just not clicking in my head on how to accomplish a final video output with all these tracks of audio exported to only 4 total tracks.

  • Dean Baker

    March 8, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Hi Richard,

    You need to create sub-buses and then assign the desired tracks to these buses.

    Perhaps this tutorial video will help you …

    I’m not familiar with version 17 yet but I imagine the basic principles are the same.

    Good luck.

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  • Richard DeFinis

    March 9, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Great video Dean, thank you! It’s all starting to make sense… slowly…LOL!

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