I frequently get asked how to prepare and clean up audio files and Pro Tools HD sessions for efficient uploading to online remote mixing service providers like IndieProMix. This home-brewed video shows how to create alternate playlists, delete unused playlists and audio clips, consolidate/merge files, save a lean & mean session/project instead of an unruly beast, and more.
If you have not done this process before, or simply need a refresher, watch this thing twice. Watch it all the way through the first time, then be ready to pause it every few seconds the second time while you follow along in your DAW.
Alternatively, you can click on http://www.indiepromix.com/guidelines.html and navigate to a printer friendly description of the process.
Following these guidelines will ensure that your FTP upload will be as fast and efficient as possible, and that your mix engineer won’t waste precious creative time in housekeeping mode. Better preparation = better mix…faster!
Feel free to share the video and this post with anybody who can benefit from it. Let me know if you have any questions or related tips and tricks of your own.