collaborating online

Discussion in 'Production' started by rysk, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    So, me and a mate are gonna start putting our production efforts together, using cubase. Now while the most part of the work will probably be done at his reasonably kitted out studio, i would want to be able to work on our tunes at my own home, in my own time, or start a new one and send it over.

    what i wanna know is, is there and easy way to send the project file with all the samples, patches, etc, all together? how so?
     
  2. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    Doesn't the latest version of cubase have a connect feature that let's you collab online?
     
  3. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    yeah, something like that.

    get on the same software and you should just be able to zip the project folder up if you set it up right. i'd suggest just creating a new folder on the desktop for the entire effort. try and standardize your plugins to a specific range. IE waves effects plugins with z3ta+2 and massive, or something.

    I collab online a lot and it can be tough. One of the better ideas is certainly just to work in "songwriter" mode - come up with melodies, sounds, and buzz them over to one of you acting as the engineer. I use lots of wavs for this reason, and I think you only want to be so much up in each other's production flow. naturally, the best idea is a studio day - with a few beers.
     
  5. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    there is usually an option to condense a track so all samples in it are contained in a folder
    failing that just make your own and zip it up and send back and forth thru aim or something similar
     
  6. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    Would anybody be down to form a huge supergroup of engineers/artists/producers here at the DnBForum and do just this on a massive scale?

    I think we should be called WickedSickPhatNasty

    or the SteveJas Project
     
  7. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    ^ This. It's how msmith222 and I exchange files.

    Another option: If you're a bit tech saavy and have some webspace, you can always look into setting up a private FTP between the two of you. I'm actually looking into this at the moment...
     
  8. Attire

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    Wicked.
     
  9. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    Are you down for that idea? Even if we just got 10 people, that could still be really cool. Or really fucking confusing, but whatevs. I like it. Make a crowd-sourced electronic artist? Innovative.
     
  10. MC_Abyss

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    I like it! Great idea! I wanna be part of WickedSickPhatNast!!! Muahhahahaha! Get er done!
    Who-rah!
     
  11. Cor

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    Create a dropbox folder and connect the dots =D Doit, doit!
     
  12. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    the Ten Terrible Tits
     
  13. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    Aight, I'm putting together a shared folder for dropbox, if anybody wants to give this a shot, PM or post your email whichever and I'll add you. I made 2 bass sustains and a pad/riser sustain to fux wit; I've never tried an online collab before so idk wutdafuq to do.
     
  14. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Im in, just make a seperate thread tbh
     
  15. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Yeah me too, I've never done collabs before either but it will be interesting to see what everyone will bring to the table.
     
  16. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    How's this work then, we all upload some sounds and hope for the best? :D Anyone got a project to use as a base??
     
  17. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be throwin up a separate thread later today, I'm thinking I'll just make some sort of basic lil' melody line, save the patches/ableton racks, bounce everything to .wav and put them in organized folders and upload them + the .alp for it all. Assuming most people in are cool with Ableton..........lol we'll see. I'll bet for the first couple of days it's just gonna be a clusterfuck.
     
  18. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Ableton is boss

    Probably, its a good idea and worth a try tho
     
  19. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    Ahh this is the part where I kick myself for using Fl studio right? :p
    Also if we're not careful this will just turn into a remix competition haha