Sending Reason Songs to a Friend

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by BornToMac, Jun 10, 2009.

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    BornToMac

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    I use Reason/GarageBand/Logic/ to make music, for what it's worth. What is the best way to send my songs to my friend in NY? Compressing them is still to large to send.
     
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    mikes70mustang

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    Did you export it as a MP3 or M4a?
     
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    BornToMac

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    He wanted me to send them as aif's. I can export in a lot of different file formats, so I guess my question is, what is the best way to compress(?) and send larger files specifically to my friend?
     
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    You can use lossless compression like FLAC if he insists on full quality (though that will only get it down to about half the original size, max); if the issue is that it is too big to send by email you can use a temporary hosting like Rapidshare or Megaupload.
     
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    RE: Sending Reason Songs to a Friend

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    "I use Reason/GarageBand/Logic/ to make music, for what it's worth. What is the best way to send my songs to my friend in NY? Compressing them is still to large to send."

    Well, I would think that the _best_ way is to burn a CD and sent it via "real mail".

    Are you sending _completed_ songs, or "works-in-progress" for your friend to alter and return?

    If you want to send completed songs, why not just convert them to CD-compatible .aif files, burned to CD? They are compatible with everything.

    If you are sending works-in-progress, and your friend has Reason/GarageBand/Logic, send the entire project files (may require a data DVD to contain them, depending on their size).

    That's the "best" way.
    No compression, nothing mucking with your source material.

    - John
     

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