Opening Project Files

You can open one or several saved project files at the same time.


If you open a project saved with a different program version that contains data for functions that are not available in your version, this data may be lost when you save the project with your version.

  • If you open an external project, the last used view that was saved on your computer is used. You can change this setting in the Preferences dialog (General page).

  • External projects are automatically connected to the input and output busses. If you open a project that was created on a computer with an ASIO port configuration different from the configuration of your computer, this can result in unwanted audio connections. You can deactivate the automatic connection of input and output busses in the Preferences dialog (VST page).


  1. Select File > Open.
  2. In the file dialog that opens, select the project that you want to open and click Open.
  3. If there already is an open project, you are asked if you want to activate the new project. Do one of the following:
    • To activate the project, click Activate.

    • To open the project without activating it, click No.

      This reduces load times for projects.