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Distributing Practice Recordings to Bandmates

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ward, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Ward

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    Has anyone figured out a good way to send a .wav file of practice sessions to bandmates? I can save it to my computer from the recorder very easily, but the actual file is too big to send via email.

    Is there a file sharing site anyone's familiar with that I could upload it to? Other suggestions would be appreciated from those more computer savvy than I.
     
  2. vjf1968

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    I think it would be better to convert the WAV file to an MP3. Don't get hung up about sound quality.
     
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    I've given up. I bought a good multi burner and just make cds....

    those luddites will never get it...
     
  5. jjkrause84

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    +1

    Mp3 quality is PLENTY for just sending around songs. One thing though:

    If you send, say, the bassist an mp3 and he records a bass part over it (which will be in WAV), converts the file to MP3 and sends it back he will have FURTHER degraded the sound. Do this a couple of times and things don't always sound so hot.

    Again, for practice/learning songs/sharing ideas for new songs it works fine but it is not completely without faults
     
  6. frank sumatra

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    What I have started to do with my jazz combo is record to mp3 using a zoom, clear out the conversation on Audacity and send it up so everyone can get it using dropbox.com.

    It has more space than yousendit, and seems to work a little bit better. For my work I also use yousendit.com, but sometimes there are glitches, and there is a 100mb limit to upload on the free service.
     
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    FLAC. Upload them to your website's server and email links to the band.
     
  8. octatonic

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    I host them on a server and send them a link.
    Most of the time they never check them.
     
  9. Big John

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    I'm a cross between getbent and octatonic, i'm happy to use sites like 'DropBox' where I have made a shared folder for all the guys to log into and download Mp3's of stuff i'd like to attempt ....... fine and dandy but ....... by the time one has forgotten his password and one just hasn't looked it's often easier just to spend a few pennies and burn them to a CD.

    And they get a drinks coaster or bird scarer afterwards ! ;)
     
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    Trader's Little Helper is great and it's free.
     
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  12. Ward

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll check those out.
     
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    it's hard to get my band to listen to gig recordings, let alone rehearsals ... the ones most in need of listening have jobs and families and other priorities, so it's a tough sell. what i need is the band fairy to sprinkle them with pixie dust while they sleep so awareness of changes, phrasing, timing and intonation will seep into their dreams ... sheesh!
     
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    Switch Sound File Converter....
    Free download easy to use and your band can get it too , so if they want to convert back to wav. they can. http://www.nch.com.au/switch/plus.html hit the get now button for the free one
     
  15. Canuckcaster

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    My guitar teacher sends me MP3's of songs he wants me to learn the rhythm/lead parts for. His guitar software also changes the key which is helping me learn the relationship of the different chords in each key.

    CC
     
  16. MandyMarie

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    I do exactly what was mentioned earlier - I record with a Zoom straight to MP3 and pass it around from there. I'm a huge fan of listening to practices.
     
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    Same here. Zoom to mp3, then put 'em up on Box.net for sharing.
     
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    Flash drives can be handy. Cheap and reusable.
     
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