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How do you deliver music to clients?

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by Aaron, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Active Member

    After you've created music for your clients, or yourself for the matter, how are you delivering the final product? If they simply want the aiff/wav/mp3 files are you putting everything on USB drives? If they want physical CDs, are you burning discs or having them pressed? If you're burning them yourself, are you using gold discs like those from Mitsui(or related)?
    If CD's are disappearing, and everyone is close to some USB device, from a home computer/laptop to car audio receivers, pretty much all the time, is USB a good form of archival digital distribution?
    I was doing a google search regarding burned and pressed cd's and found this thread and will take a little while to go through it. Could be of some use to some here creating CD's. Interestingly enough the forum design is the same as recording. org.
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    My clients are the musicians. I usually give them the 16/44 wave files and explain that if they are to burn CD to use them and not do copy other CDs. I often provide mp3 as well at 320kbs. When I do give them those files, it will be on their USB drive if they have one on hand or on a CD or DVD.. Or I can put them on my google drive...
    How do they get their music to their customer is out of my hand...
  3. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    Carrier pidgeon...

    Hey, don't laugh, it worked in two world wars....I just strap the usb stick to its leg and throw it into the air while decreeing "Fly my little pretty...fly !!!..."

    Nah, but seriously, I usually set up a dropbox file for them, but also give them a CD Hardcopy.

    If they wanted it on a USB, so be it.

    Edit...that forum is scarily similar in design to RO
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Active Member

    Thanks for the notes. I guess also what I wanted to ask is, although a lot of people here are creating the music, it would make sense as an addition to collaborate with willing musicians and go through the entire process, if they were interested in selling discs commercially, of helping them produce and market the work as well. Is anyone doing this? Although it's a different beast, there's obviously different intensity levels of work necessary. I mean, helping a young talented band probably wouldn't be as intense as say working with 1980's Rolling Stones.
    Sean-that forum is more than similar, it seems to be an exact replica. Maybe they designed both sites, I don't know?

  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I can't see why it would be different other than not having to deal with tapes...

    I think Chris used a Template to create RO.. The look isn't important, the content and participants are ;)
  6. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    Nailed It Marco....

    I'm on another forum with the same template as well, but a different color scheme.
    pcrecord likes this.
  7. Aaron

    Aaron Active Member

    I was thinking in terms of Mick Jagger, on a bad day, throwing a vinyl across the room and slicing someone's jugular for making a mistake during production deadline or something like that, instead of the actual techniques of creating the recordings.

    Anyway, I'd be interested to hear about anyone's experiences of helping launch bands from the beginning, from a management standpoint in addition to the engineering process.
  8. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    While your competitor stands in your back yard with a 12 gauge... "Pull!" LOL.

    I deliver in whatever the client wants. It's all over the place; AIFF, .Wav, MP3, ( for many years I also had a Radio Cart machine for ads, but the demand for that fell off dramatically after the MP3 came in) and I deliver through internet FTP/Dropbox, USB flash, CD, DVD, DAT .... Hell, I'll even record it to 1/4" tape at 15ips if that's what they want, as I still have a working Revox B77 deck. If they can supply the tape, I'm happy to print it to that for them, with alignment tones, too, if that's what they want... although it's been a few years since I've done that.

    If I'm working with someone who isn't located close to me, I tend to use MP3's attached to regular emails for proofs and final approval, before I commit to the final medium, which at that point is usually hi res .wav via FTP or DB.

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