Transferring Pro Tools Sessions with Fab Dupont

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Transferring Pro Tools sessions can be a disaster. Luckily, there is "Save Copy In..."

It’s no secret. Sending sessions back and forth with collaborators has the potential to ruin your day.

In this Pro Member exclusive Grammy Award Winner Fab Dupont walks you through his tried and true method of sharing projects with collaborators that ensures no file is left behind.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn:

  • Pro Tools session folder hierarchy
  • How to set up your Pro Tools system so that you are always backed up
  • How to clean up a session before sending it to a collaborator
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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is an award-winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has received many accolades around the world, including wins at the Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards, US independent music awards. He also has received Latin Grammy nominations and has worked on many Latin Grammy and Grammy-nominated albums.


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2020 Sep 27
When it's about transferring a session to someone else, or archiving it, there's a much simpler option : select all tracks and choose : "save selected tracks as new session" in the "Files" menu. PT will then give you some options, like keeping the main playlists only, or convert audio files into some other resolution/sampling rate on the way ... and you'll get the same result : a clean session with only the needed audio files and playlists, but it does it automatically !
2020 Feb 12
Not sure if anyone (Fab :) is still reading questions here but well... wouldn’t duplicating the original session folder and actually removing the clips when getting rid of duplicates instead of « save copy in... » achieve the same result AND keep the original files ID ?
2018 Oct 05
Super helpful video!! Thanks! ....With the bonus my family tree will now survive!
2018 Feb 01
Thanks Fab! Very easy to follow!
Sara Carter
2018 Jan 25
Really useful video, thanks Fab. I find these short file management, session management type videos really helpful