Hello, Uncle Dave,
I think that some of your challenges MAY (and I stress MAY) be helped by
following some strict rules.
(1) All AUDIO files should be stored as WAV files. Samplitude adds a _24
or _M24 to the filename as you record indicating 24 bits or MONO 24
bits. Storing anything in the native Audacity audio format is, in my
opinion, an invitation to disaster. It is very non-mainstream.
(2) Work in a virtual processing world and try very hard to eliminate
intermediate files. I am familiar with Samplitude/Sequoia.
(3) If you generate different versions of the virtual working file (EDL
or whatever) attempt to not only code a version ID (v02 etc) in the
filename, but also the purpose (backing track for live vocals)
(4) Use FOLDERS--keep a project in a folder and if you're doing
multitrack songs/movements, consider putting each in a subfolder of the
main project folder.
(5) I assign folders by client name (lastname_firstname) for each client
and then subfolders for each project and then subfolders of those
(sometimes) for each subproject. For personal work in my photography, I
use date-based folders like:
For audio I have folders like this for event audio:
For audio projects that I have permission (and encouragement) to retain
For ongoing audio projects that I will not retain "forever"
\\Nas03\Audio\Lonergan\Release\1969\Faith and Beliefs (The Notion of
Commitment) - Guelph Ontario - Ignatius College (1969-12-04)
(6) Do not use fragmented storage of bits and pieces hither and yon.
Backup entire folders/trees at once.
Please note that there is a Nas04 and a Nas06 in a separate building
with the exact same tree structure as Nas03 and Nas05.
I still have pieces of fragmented storage I haven't copied to the NAS
units--it is the death of me looking for that needle in the haystack.
(7) If you want additional off-site backups, use drives and put whole
folder snapshots on them.
(8) Use a program like ViceVersa Pro from www.tgrmn.com to manage
backups. Do NOT put your backups into large, single files--keep them
totally readable by the OS. The exception may be a TAR ball to put on a
It works for me. It has grown over time and is not perfect.
Hopefully there are a few nuggets to give you inspiration to do
On 2010-12-30 5:16 PM, David Lewis wrote:
> Thank you Ronda, for addressing several of the many knotty questions
> relating to digital domain sources. Below I just wanted to summarize,
> hopefully briefly, some of the issues I'm facing.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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