This brief blog post, written to accompany my Collaboration Nation panel appearance at TAXI Music’s 2015 Road Rally Convention, provides some tips and how-tos specific to the technical aspects of collaborative composing and producing.
Ideally: Establish up front a common sample rate and bit depth for everyone involved to use on the project, and stick to it.
How to Export Audio Tracks – Concise How-tos for a short list of popular DAWs
Logic Pro X: File > Export > All Tracks as Audio Files (Command-Shift-E)
- Select the tracks to be exported (or deselect for all)
- File > Export Audio/Video (Command-Shift-R)
- In the window that opens, Selection area > Rendered Track menu > All Individual Tracks (or Selected Tracks Only)
- Before recording, go to GarageBand > Preferences > Advanced and set Audio Resolution to Best. This gives you 24-bit.
- Per track you need to share, solo it, then Share > Export Song to Disk…, uncheck Compress, then click Export. This gives you the full-resolution file.
- Select the tracks to be exported
- File > Render… (Option-Command-R)
- In the window that opens, Render menu > Stems (selected tracks) or Master mix + stems.
Point being, not using the same DAW as another writer is not an obstacle. Not at all.