I was wondering if some of you guys that do this day in and day out might share your tricks/techniques and work habits for staying organized as you work on a project.
This past weekend I needed to “send the raw multitracks” to someone who wanted to take a listen. Simple enough, right? Yet for a project I was working on for only 3 weeks, it took me most of one full day to locate them. The problem was that long after I’d done the initial audio recordings, I would do subsequent ones that made their appearance only in specific .cpr versions.
I try to label my .cpr versions meaningfully, with pointers as to what was going on, but even with my focusing on that, I found when I looked back the titles were NOT completely helpful.
Should I only record new audio into a .cpr project called “raw audio”, for easy access (Maybe one project called “raw audio- vox”, another “raw audio - VSTi”, etc.)? Can you guys please share your “learned the hard way” ways to stay organized?