I have a song with a long history that includes many Melodyne edits. My ultimate goal is to get an archive of the song in its final state, with only the audio necessary to render the final mix; I don't need the history or the audio files it references. To accomplish this, I used the Save to New Folder function. This produced a song folder less than 1/10th the size of the original. (~700MB vs. ~11GB)
When I try to open the song from the new folder, it hangs with a Melodyne progress bar at 3%. I've let it stay there for 15 minutes and it never progresses. I see essentially no CPU usage during this time.
Based on another question here, I tried deleting the Cache folder and temporarily disabling the ARA plugin. With the ARA plugin disabled, I can open the song from the new directory; however, the Melodyne edits are gone. If I re-enable the ARA plugin after this, it still hangs at the Melodyne progress bar.
The song in the original directory still opens as normal, and the Melodyne edits are still there.
What should I do? Thanks!