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Producers paranoia!

Post by mrdii » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:07 pm

I've recently got to a stage were my music sounds half decent and after years of slaving away, I can proudly even call it 'music' haha.

Basically I've got about 20 or so songs sitting in my fl studio. They're not amazing, but I like them. My computer is about 3 years old, and is slowing. I have a paranoia that one day it will all crash or some sh!t like that. I really should mix it all down but I don't know how and I'm too lazy to learn, so instead I continue making new beats :roll:

Anyone in the same boat? How do you personally store it all? I've been thinking about a memory stick, but even with the FLP's I'd still need all the samples I've used :i:

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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by Warwolt » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:12 pm

Store it on harddrives, floppies, cloud services, a private server, cds and on your phone.

Always back up.
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Post by chekov » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:24 pm

what warwolt said ^^

try dropbox for a cloud backup service
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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by Gurnumsbug » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:47 pm

External Hard-Drive dedicated to your music. Just in case anything goes wrong!

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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by wormcode » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:37 am

One of the best things about FL is the proprietary ZLP format. Use that, burn it to DVD/Bluray/20 CDs etc and give a copy of them to a friend. ZLP is a zip file which will retain all the samples and the project file. Then it's just a matter of keeping the same plugins installed, which you should also backup including your licenses and serials, or if its freeware backup the installers and/or the entire /vstplugins/ directory.

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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by mrdii » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:12 pm

HANNNG ON!

You're saying a ZLP will keep the samples in the sampled state?! How the f*** does that work?

Btw, I only use the generic plugns/vsts so you're saying a ZLP would keep EVERYTHING of mine on there? If so that's brilliant :)

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Post by Electric_Head » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:15 pm

It's a self-contained archive.
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Post by didge » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:50 pm

If you lose it all, fuck it. Six months down the line your tracks should be miles better anyway.
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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by Climax » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:15 pm

do a final mixdown and save all your stems as audio

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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by shoot2stun » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:08 pm

wormcode wrote:One of the best things about FL is the proprietary ZLP format. Use that, burn it to DVD/Bluray/20 CDs etc and give a copy of them to a friend. ZLP is a zip file which will retain all the samples and the project file. Then it's just a matter of keeping the same plugins installed, which you should also backup including your licenses and serials, or if its freeware backup the installers and/or the entire /vstplugins/ directory.

I really need to start doing that. Is that a compressed archived so it takes less space?

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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by Maxxan » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:17 pm

shoot2stun wrote:
wormcode wrote:One of the best things about FL is the proprietary ZLP format. Use that, burn it to DVD/Bluray/20 CDs etc and give a copy of them to a friend. ZLP is a zip file which will retain all the samples and the project file. Then it's just a matter of keeping the same plugins installed, which you should also backup including your licenses and serials, or if its freeware backup the installers and/or the entire /vstplugins/ directory.

I really need to start doing that. Is that a compressed archived so it takes less space?
Takes a lot more space than your FLP:s, but it contains all the samples you need so you can open it on any computer, as long as you got the same plugs on it. Saves the hassle of moving your samples into the same directory as the original/locating each one manually if you want to move computers. But they take up a lot of space. Slighty less than if they would be uncompressed though I guess.
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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by samurai » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:26 pm

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Post by baddaBOOM » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:29 pm

My computer is a 5 year old peice of shit xp that runs on a 345mb ram and i still happen to find myself around it to make music..... :D
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Post by Cubicle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:32 am

I always have a feeling that someone wants to kill me when I write my drums. Is this producers paranoia?
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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by Nologix » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:02 pm

I have much more paranoia about losing my whole digital music collection than about losing my own musical works.
I might get a second HDD sometime when I have some spare money and make it a backup hdd.

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Re: Producers paranoia!

Post by NinjaEdit » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:48 pm

Commit it to visual memory and have your brain cryogenically preserved.

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