Dual-micing a single source: multiple tracks as one

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greeninferno
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A common technique in the studio that I use frequently is to mic the same source with more than one mic. In ardour, I will end up with two separate tracks, and I may want to tweak each track individually, and adjust the relative levels. When time comes for mixing, I want to treat both these tracks as a single track, so that I can maintain their relative level, and so I only have to make all the cuts and crossfades once without worrying about duplicating it across two tracks. Can this be done in Ardour? What is the best way?

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put the tracks into an edit group and their mixer strips into a mix group. then all edits will be applied to the edit group (make it active); all mixing will be done to the mix group (make it active).

conceivably you don't want the mix group.

note: this stuff works much better in ardour 2.0 than in ardour 0.99