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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: extraction and storage of my songs Reply with quote

I'm considering selling my entire home studio...It consists of a tascam mic...monitors,a tower bought off sweetwater as well as the lexicon omega interface and ozone-3 mastering software as a whole.
The thing is,the tower only has a cd and dvd player...not a burner..and I want to sell it integral as I recieved it so I don't want to take out the hard drive for the sale.In it are 14 or so of my songs that never came to fruition but I don't want to lose them.
They were recorded on cubase which is what the lexicon brought with it.
The question is;how do I extract those songs properly onto a usb stick the right way...meaning..that I can just plug and play in another computer in the future when I need to?
The songs are unmixed and in natural track form.
I hope I explained myself correctly and hope someone can help.Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's fairly easy. Cubase saves all the files in one place.
Find the folder of each song. It should contain three folders (Audio, Edits and Images). It should also have at least one file with the ending .cpr and one .csh.
Just copy the whole thing onto your memory stick.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any idea of how large the memory space on the stick would have to be....and if I can hear them with any comp that has Cubase even if they are latter editions?
Will the stick be saving the songs only or would it be capable of storing Cubase as well?
Thanks for the answer by the way.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't save Cubase.. Only the working files to the song.
If you copy these files and put them on another computer with Cubase, you shoujld be able to open them up. I'm not positive about the different versions of Cubase but I suspect that they'd be compatible.
The file size depends on how many tracks you have, bit rate and all that.
You're probably looking at 1 to 10 gigabytes a song though.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay man..thanks tons. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm considering buying the HP - 8GB USB Flash Drive...to store the songs.
About 30 songs-data mostly...some midi channels with with audio ones.
Done with Cubase.
But I have no idea if the songs would fit on this type of flash drive.
Would I need more space and if so,what would be a better choice?
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each folder had about 15 songs on it and the size of each shows up to be though the properties tab as 4.00 KB.
I only recorded about 8 channels per song as they are unfinished.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a mini drive. Say 250 GB.. Not expensive. Plenty of storage, no worries.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sloop-hope I can get a good/cheap one as I'm on a low budget.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Notebook-Retail-package/dp/B000S6AMAO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1275097703&sr=1-5

Seems pretty cheap to me. However, I just picked up a 1 Terrabyte drive for less than half that, $93 with next day shipping.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a 250 GB for $50.00
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=18657&CatId=2424

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the links guys,they seem pretty cheap to me. Very Happy
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