Sorry if this has been asked before - couldn’t find this situation elsewhere on the forums.
I’ve got Cubase Pro 8 (Mac) and my bandmate has Cubase Artist 8 (PC). We do most of the recording and editing using my Mac but he sometimes takes songs back with him to work on vocals or drums. He doesn’t have all of the plugins I have (obviously) but we are able to work around that. Most of our recording is audio based other than the Midi drums.
Sometimes we save the song to a memory stick, or if we’re not going to see each other for a couple of weeks we might zip up the songs and share using Dropbox.
Usually this works OK - but sometimes he tries to open the song and a bit of audio is missing. But not the whole channel, one of the blocks of audio just won’t be there. If I save the song and share it with him again, the same bit of audio will be missing each time.
I thought maybe the audio file could have been in a random directory so I checked my pool and can see all of the audio is in the same directory on my Mac, and when I save the song to share with him I use the File > Backup Project… dialogue which I believe is the best way of making sure the whole song and all of its elements are saved together in one place.
If I open the song from the version I’m sending him it contains everything it should.
When he opens the song he doesn’t see any “file missing” type of errors; the block where the audio should be in that channel is just missing.
Should I be able to do this? Am I doing something wrong? Does anyone know a better/more reliable way of sharing songs while working on them?
Thanks in advance