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Real quick question:

What's the convention for abbreviating "Foley" in naming a track?

FLY? FOL?

Thanks in advance.

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We typically layout foley in two groups: FS (or Feet) and Props, with each group being between 8-16 tracks wide.

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Thanks for the info, Jay! –  Utopia Feb 12 '11 at 1:35
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Do you add a 3rd group of cloth or is this included in props? –  Marco Lopez Feb 12 '11 at 8:17
    
@Marco, normally cloth is on its own track separate from FS and props. –  Jay Jennings Feb 12 '11 at 18:34
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we just spell it out FWIW. Foly1, Foly2, etc.

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Cool thx ;) . –  Utopia Feb 11 '11 at 23:08
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I typically use F or FOL as a general Abbreviation.

F_Steps - Self Explanatory F_Cloth - Also Self Explanatory F_Props or F_Inc for Foley Props or "Incedental" sounds like hand props or anything non-steps or cloth.

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I just have 16 tracks simply called Foley 1 - 16. First 8 tracks feet, last 7 tracks spots, with the final track being cloth moves. I name the regions I record with abbreviations; FTS, MOVES etc.

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