Retrieving previous versions of bounced audio files

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thebrokenone
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Retrieving previous versions of bounced audio files

Post by thebrokenone » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:01 pm

As the title says: I have a vocal take of mine that I processed to oblivion and got a really cool sound. Rookie mistake I bounced it down to audio without duplicating it and keeping the original. This was a few days ago. Is there any way of getting the original vocal recording?

pottering
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Re: Retrieving previous versions of bounced audio files

Post by pottering » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:56 pm

Live is non-destructive, it doesn't alter or moves the original audio, the original should be in the same place as it was before you loaded.

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Re: Retrieving previous versions of bounced audio files

Post by thebrokenone » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 pm

pottering wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Live is non-destructive, it doesn't alter or moves the original audio, the original should be in the same place as it was before you loaded.
I recorded it as a live take within arrangement view and bounced it down there (Freeze Track). I did go through the Sample folder within the Ableton project but can't seem to find what Im looking for.

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Re: Retrieving previous versions of bounced audio files

Post by pottering » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:23 pm

Live Project's Samples folder is pretty logical, the recorded audio is on the Recorded folder, "frozen" audio is in Processed/Freeze folder (completely different folder, so it can't overwrite the original) , consolidated audio in the Processed/Consolidate folder, and so on.

If your recorded audio is not in the Recorded folder, not sure what happened.

Maybe you forgot to save the project after bouncing the audio?

Live has a temporary folder, you can check where in Preferences > File Folder, it should be shown there.

It is possible it is saved in one of the temp folders there.

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Re: Retrieving previous versions of bounced audio files

Post by thebrokenone » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:12 pm

pottering wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Live Project's Samples folder is pretty logical, the recorded audio is on the Recorded folder, "frozen" audio is in Processed/Freeze folder (completely different folder, so it can't overwrite the original) , consolidated audio in the Processed/Consolidate folder, and so on.

If your recorded audio is not in the Recorded folder, not sure what happened.

Maybe you forgot to save the project after bouncing the audio?

Live has a temporary folder, you can check where in Preferences > File Folder, it should be shown there.

It is possible it is saved in one of the temp folders there.
Oh man, you're a star! Not only did I find it, this experience taught me a little bit more about Ableton. Thanks :)

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