Thanks for the helpful input... I'm working with an Arrangement that has 6 tracks - 5 of which are synth/drum plugins and 1 is an audio loop.
I recorded an arrangement hats about 4 minutes long.
When I go into "Export Arrange as Clips" it seems to be going through each track 1 at a time and exporting. Each time a track finishes, the overall progress bar goes up a few percent.
It seems to take just as long whether I'm exporting into a SD card, USB thumb, or even the internal HD storage.
It's been at it for about 2 hours already and its at 29%. I guess I'm just going to let it take all day to finish and then perhaps for the sake of comparison I'll try the same thing one track at a time.
Koekepan wrote:I haven't tried this, because I'm trying to use the Force as its own mixing/mastering tool as far as possible.
That said, I wonder whether it's slow because it's individually calculating the stems with each export. This is bound to be a higher computational load than doing them all in parallel - but if it's calculating them altogether in one pass and then writing them all in parallel, that's a higher I/O load than just writing a single file. Bear in mind that most solid state systems do not have the same aggregate throughput that spinning discs have, even if they have lower latency.
Have you tried it on any small, low count testbed pieces? Does it write the files in serial or parallel? Have you found any ways of speeding it up by limiting track counts?