Bounce a track in place

You can render one or more selected audio, software instrument, or Drummer tracks (including active plug-ins and automation on the tracks) to a new audio file.

Bounce one or more tracks in place

  1. Select the track.

  2. Choose File > Track in Place (or use the Bounce Track in Place key command).

  3. In the Bounce Track In Place dialog, define the following parameters:

    Figure. Bounce Track in Place dialog.
    • Name field: Enter a name for the bounce file in the field. The name defaults to the region name of the first selected region, with the extension _bip added at the end.

    • Destination buttons: Define the track on which the bounce file is placed. You have two options:

      • New Track: Creates a new audio track below the selected track, and places the bounce file on that track.

      • Replace Track: Replaces the existing track, and places the bounce file on it.

    • Include Instrument Multi-Outputs checkbox: Select to include aux channel strips with multi-output signals of the instrument in the bounce process. Otherwise, only the channel strips of tracks with selected regions are bounced.

      • As Additional Tracks checkbox: Select to create additional bounce files for every aux with any multi-output of the selected multi-output software instrument as input source.

    • Bypass Effect Plug-ins checkbox: Select to disable all plug-ins on the source track during the bounce process.

    • Include Volume/Pan Automation checkbox: Select to have volume and pan automation performed during the bounce process, with their result influencing the bounce file. Otherwise, the volume and pan automation is simply copied, not performed.

    • Normalize pop-up menu: Choose between three states of normalization:

      • Off: Turns off normalization.

      • Overload Protection Only: Allows downward normalization in case of overloads—levels above 0 dB, which would lead to clipping—but no normalization in case of lower levels.

      • On: Allows full bidirectional normalization.

    • Restore Defaults button: Click to set all parameters in the dialog to their default settings.

  4. Click OK to trigger an in-place bounce of the selected track or tracks.

Following the bounce in place, the original track content (all regions, and all automation data except for volume, pan, and sends) is lost, and the original instrument or track channel strip is reset. You can use the Undo command if you want to return to the pre-bounce state.