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Open Mic: Tell Us About Where You Store Your Source Files

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Audio files are big. I’m not talking about little compressed stereo MP3s, but uncompressed multi-track DAW source files. And they seem to multiply like rabbits. Where do you store them all?

Each Tuesday we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.

Do you have room on your main hard drive for all your source files, or do you need to clean them off to external storage on a regular basis? Do you ever delete your source files after mastering?

Do you back up your files to an external hard drive, a NAS or Time Machine, a tape backup system, or somewhere else? Have you found online storage useful for backing up your source files?

Do you use special backup software or just drag and drop?

Have you ever had a disaster by losing essential files? What happened and what lessons did you learn?

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