I’ve decided to make a quick follow up Tutorial about Consolidation.
This video is in addition to the answer I gave a couple weeks ago on Viewers Comments.
You can watch that Episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8UfLIirHsE
What the hell is consolidation and why do we need it?
Simply put because we’ve had Digital Audio Workstations(DAW’s) for 20-30 years now, and none of them work with each other.
That’s a really big problem, there is no standard file format! In the analog days you used to be able to grab a 2″ reel of tape and go from studio to studio. You just had to make sure they’re all calibrated correctly and away you go.
It’s not so easy with the different systems. We’ve got your Mac, PC’s and then you’ve got all the different production platforms like Pro Tools , Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, etc.
The problem is you can’t take a project out of one DAW and put it into another without it turning into a cluster fuck. That’s where consolidation comes into place.
I figured it is a lot easier to show people by example rather than just talking about it, so I hope this Tutorial helps!
If you have any questions, please leave them in the YouTube comments!