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on: August 4, 2011, 22:05
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[b]By Kerry on October 31, 2009, 02:18:27 pm[/b]
Dear all,
Just as I've happily begun to become more adept at recording sessions and burning CDs using Garageband and iTunes on my Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger iBook I'm disconcerted to find that it appears CDs are about to go the way of cassette tapes! My latest (very hi-tech) client said she doesn't possess a CD player. (She later remembered that she has one left over from her toddler's babyhood - whew:)
Doubtless the proportion of clients rejecting CDs in favor of more hi-tech options is only going to increase.....If any Mac-using forum participant (in particular any who is familiar with Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger iBook!) has experience of transmitting sessions electronically to clients or of feeding sessions straight into clients' iPods, I would hugely appreciate knowing how to make either of those methods happen--ie, what I may need to buy, and the steps that are involved. I've been Googling and trying Mac forums for hours (I'm a tech illiterate and am probably using the wrong search language) but have drawn a complete blank so far, apart from speculating that I may need to obtain software to "convert audio files".
Can I even go to the next level(s) with my current computer?
Many thanks for any info you may be able to share,
Kerry MacKenzie

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on: August 4, 2011, 22:07
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By nghadmin on November 02, 2009, 05:40:00 pm
Hello Kerry,
You could ask this client to bring in her iPod and hook it into your computer and upload her session via iTunes (you want to make sure your SYNC feature is off as it will erase all of her iPod and sync it to your iTunes) you will just need to make a playlist with your clients name and select that one to transfer.
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on: August 4, 2011, 22:08
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By Kerry on November 03, 2009, 07:19:56 pm
Thanks Jereme! (Thanks particularly for the SYNCH warning--I think I'd better practise on my own iPod first--I don't even want to imagine the rapport breakdown if I were to wipe a client's iPod clean.)
Am I correct in assuming I don't need to connect the iPod until I've exported the recording from Garageband to iTunes? (I did say I was a tech dummy!) Someone also suggested today that I record in "Podcast" instead of Garageband. If anyone has any opinion on that I'd also love to hear it.
I also now understand that 25 mins length constitutes a large file - too large to email to a client. I'm told ftp is the way to go for electronic transmission of recorded sessions of this length, but I don't know quite how that would work as regards the essential privacy. Each file would have to have its own separate password.
Kerry

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on: August 4, 2011, 22:10
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By RobertDunscomb on November 04, 2009, 12:16:50 pm
I wonder ... Do those high tech clients have computers of their own?
Do those computers have CD/DVD drives? If so, they should be able
to take a CD from you and download it to any device they wish.

Just a thought.
Robert

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By Patrick G on November 05, 2009, 06:49:08 pm
I don't use Mac, but the same principle would apply if you have a web site -

I have a web page for my clients to download their audios in MP3 format if they prefer that to CD's. If they request this, I email them the webpage link and login information (username/password).

Patrick Glancy, BCH, CI

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By Kerry on November 06, 2009, 11:28:43 am
Thanks so much Robert and Patrick--I have now found out that she was indeed able to use the cd on her computer (and transfer to her iPod i think...) So, I guess it turns out her tech knowledge is about as limited as my own! My website is being developed right at this moment so I'm going to talk to the developer about setting me up as you describe, Patrick.
Thanks again for the reassurance and suggestions--I feel calmer

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By Patrick G on November 09, 2009, 05:41:41 pm
You're welcome
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