Hi - I signed up to Hightail (formerly known as YouSendIt), and sent some raw tracks for a project over to someone. It was a 4-minute project, and the stereo mixdown .wav file was about 86MB. There were only 10 tracks (each sent with and without automation) + the mixdown file, so a total of 21 tracks.
I realized after it got started sending that every track sent was 86MB, even though some of them only had a few seconds of actual audio on them. So this was almost a 2 GB “send”, and it took hours to upload, and will take hours to download at the other end.
This is the first time I’ve done this, and I’m wondering if maybe I didn’t do it right? I thought I’d read somewhere that it’s a good idea to send all the tracks with starts at the origin, even if the actual audio doesn’t actually play there. Is there a way to do that but not have an almost empty track take up just as much space as the finished stereo mixdown?
Thanks for any suggestions/help!