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What Upload Service Do You Masterers All Recommend to Your Clients?

Discussion in 'Mastering Engineers Forum' started by hunter07, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. hunter07

    hunter07 Member

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    Just curious what service you all use to receive tracks from your clients. I want something which makes it as simple for clients to send me their music for mastering on my site as opposed to telling them to go to Mega Upload or something like that and sending me the link. Got to be a better way so yep interested to hear your responses thanks.
     
  2. IIRs

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  3. hunter07

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    Very cool, thanks very much as always IIRs.
     
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    You're probably going to eventually find a lot of potential clients that don't look brightly upon public upload services... I'd highly suggest some sort of private php solution or (probably the easiest for all involved) a Mac Mini running Rumpus. That way you have everything on a local machine, web interface, webDAV, FTP, "drop-ship" transfers, etc.

    I had one label (some years back when I simply opened FTP sessions) actually turn away because I didn't have some sort of solution in place. Don't wait until you've lost potential work before you get something up.
     
  5. hunter07

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    Very true, as well. I considered that and it's just a stop gap measure for the moment as I look into something more pro, thanks for the rec.
     
  6. Red Mastering

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    second this,
    nothing better then wetransfer,
    sendspace are full of adverts, you are actually bombarded with it!
    megaupload - same, cluttered with 'buy this/try this', where wetransfer is super clean and you can upload up to 2 Gb for free
    fully recommended
     
  7. Red Mastering

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    I also went through private ftp, and it seems most clients are not IT literate to be able use it without directions,
    simply it confused a lot of folks, so I dropped it
     
  8. IIRs

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    I've actually had a client point to my screen and ask what that really cool image is. Answer: it's the wetransfer ad that's paying for your file transfer.
     
  9. Thomas W. Bethel

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    I use both Dropbox and YouSendit. No complaints with either!

    Jeff
     
  11. TrilliumSound

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    Yousendit here as well. Simple and reliable.

    Richard
     
  12. blast-masters

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    Sorry, I don't get your meaning here. Are you implying that one service preserves the file integrity and the other doesn't? Highly unlikely, please substantiate your implication with either reference material, links, fact!

    Jeff
     
  14. IIRs

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    I suspect he simply means that the service is slicker and makes you look better to your clients.
     
  15. Bob Denny

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    Yes. The trick to keeping things private is to avoid using Dropbox's public folder. Instead, create folders for each of your clients, then share each client's folder with them. This creates private places for you and your client to put things and share them. Yes, the client has to install DropBox and create an account. But that beats educating users about FTP.
     

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