Thanks Joe - that's great information.
I use Neutron 3 as well, and I used it to make the first basic mix before I went into visual mixer to fine tune on a track by tack basis. Neutron 3 has the tracks grouped logically (Focus/lead vox, backing vox, bass, percussion, "musical"/other instruments) and I could adjust the relative levels of groups. When I had it in the best state I could get it I hit "Accept".
Then I went into the visual mixer and fine tuned it, assuming I'd have a way to go back and adjust the relative level of groups again afterward with Neutron. I'm obviously new to Neutron and Visual Mixer, lol. I couldn't find the way and it seems like such a waste because they already grouped my tracks in Neutron for mixing and now I can no longer access/control that. I could start the wizard over but then it would also overwrite all the adjustments I made in Visual Mixer and I'd be back where I started, having thrown out all my fine tuning work. It's kind of a silly loop of frustration.
Fair enough. Major oversight in a suite of software that works so intelligently with each other, imo. But fair enough. So if I go the grouping in DAW route, I imagine I can make sense of the effects on volume of groups in DAW vs individual objects in Visual Mixer well enough. It is counter intuitive but I don't see it as a showstopper or anything.
BUT if I want to send tracks to someone else remotely so they can import and co-produce with me, let's say.... how do I save the tracks WITH the adjustments Visual Mixer and even Neutron made to them? I realize this is a much more basic and general DAW question and is not only about Visual Mixer. But even if it were only about Visual Mixer, if I wanted to save the panning and volume settings to the actual audio or MIDI itself, is rendering each track going to do this for me?
I apologize for my lack of knowledge of DAWs and software, but I do make up for my technical DAW ignorance with inspiration and ideas, lol. I just need to grow in how I manage them technically. Any help is appreciated.