Grouping Group Tracks? Can it be done?

There are many times it would be beneficial to group already established group tracks. For instance, if you have your vocal verse and verse dub tracks grouped, your chorus and chorus dub tracks grouped, and later decide you would like to place an effect over all of the vocal tracks. It would be easiest to group the group tracks into one combined group track to accomplish this, but as far as I know you can't. If you have to ungroup all of the tracks to regroup them as a whole, you lose all the effects you placed on the individual groups. Has anyone else run into this problem? 


satyratm 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • sonicsol
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    You can achieve this by first creating a new Audio Track and then in the routing section tick the "In" box for input monitoring. Then from the "Audio to" drop down of each of the group tracks select the new audio track as your destination. You have now created a sub group or group of your two groups. 

    No this isn't as easy or exactly the same as just selecting the two group tracks and hitting Command + G to group them, but the end result is the same and it will allow you to process the two group tracks as a whole.


    4 years ago | 1 comment
  • alsiesta
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    I found that using an independent audio track as a group as suggested above generates quite a bit of noise! That much that you can clearly hear the difference when muting it.

    Shame that you can't just group the groups. Ableton reminds me elefants. They can move heavy trees but scared of mice:) Come on guys sort this out! 


    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • satyratm
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    Thanks for the feedback sonicsol! This is definitely an alternative. Hopefully in an update or newer version Ableton can add grouping grouped tracks, but for now this is cool. As a matter of fact, it may even be better! I need to mess around with it a little bit. Thanks again!

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • Bagle
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    also read about the send/return functions, thats what they are there for :)

    4 years ago | 1 comment

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