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Stems uploaded to Drop Box do not download back into Studio One with effects able to be manipulated

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asked Feb 4, 2017 in Studio One Feature Requests by rickbreckwoldt (330 points)
I recently uploaded stems into Drop Box but when I downloaded them back into Studio One as a new song, all the effect inputs and sends were gone , so I could not alter the effects.  How do I upload stems into Dropbox so that when they are downloaded retain the full mixing and editing features as the original song tracks?  It seems when you upload the files to Drop Box the effects and their levels become fixed, so that does not allow anybody downloading the files to do any editing except volume control on the downloaded stems.

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answered Feb 5, 2017 by vasilykorytov (10,050 points)
edited Feb 7, 2017 by vasilykorytov
This is not related to Dropbox. This is related to that when you make stems your DAW actually takes audio events and their modifications, applies `insert` FX and writes it to one audio file. And the result is just an audio file, so it contains no FX settings or something like this.

That is: you can import a stem from other project, but as long as stem is just a WAV file, you have two options regarding FX:

1. You could render it to a stem, so it will be in place, but you won't be able to modify it.

2. You can copy your FX and settings to a new project. I'm not sure if in Studio One you can just copy your tracks or FX from one project to another.