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‘Box’ for Delivering Songs

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By Gary Earl

Last week, I talked about industry protocols for delivering song files to a mixer. Box is an easy way to deliver those songs.

What is Box?

I’ve been using Dropbox for a long time, but in the past year I started using Box.

I know many publishers and film supervisors request Box instead of Dropbox because songs can be previewed and listened to without having to be downloaded first, as is the case with Dropbox.

Perhaps even more importantly is Box was designed specifically to be great on mobile phones and iPads - where most of the action is these days.

There are many other ways of delivering files… which ways do you prefer?

Ted won our free mix!  Here’s the original studio mix and our improvements explained. Ted’s thank you note: “It seems like I’m just throwing money away going anywhere else, thank you again I’m sold on Gary Earl productions. Love it Gary, I can’t believe how much of a difference it makes when you remix these song’s. ”

How to Deliver Song Files to a Mixer

By Gary Earl

There are many platforms people record on these days and with digital it is usual for a writer or studio to send the digital files out to a mixer.

There is an industry standard protocol put in place by the P&E Wing of the Grammys (Producers and Engineers), at the request of the major record labels, that will ensure that they get there in a usable form. Back in earlier days, with older versions of Pro Tools, recording engineers would just send a Pro Tools file, which marked where every punch-in and separate file sat on the track line. But today, since many different versions of Pro Tools don’t even play nicely with each other, and don’t work at all with other DAWs, this can result in an unusable file.

Regardless of whether you use Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, etc, all files must start at measure zero or measure one, and only one file per track. So if you have 6 separate little punch-ins on a track, you must play it down to merge all of them into 1 file, starting at measure 0 or 1. Doing this ensures that every set of files from every studio can be used at any other studio or mixing engineer’s place.  :)

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