Backing Up Your Beats/Songs Sounds [IMPORTANT]
Posted on June 19th, 2013 by GratuiTousIn Tutorials | 2 Comments »
How Do I Backup Sounds in FL Studio?
FL Studio actually makes backing up your sounds real simple, and it is a VERY VALUABLE thing to know.
If you’ve ever opened up a beat and got this message:
Then you know why this is important ;).
Getting in a routine of backing up your songs is a great routine to be in. This will preserve your beats even when you end up deleting old sound kits, which you should be careful of doing!
Backing up your FL Studio sounds to your primary C drive is good, cause again, if you delete old kits, you have the sounds. But what if you primary C drive on your computer fails? The sound files you backed up in FL Studio are gone!
So if you’re totally ignorant of doing proper backups, you should refer to this, or look up some information on system image backups, and incremental backups!
Are Songs More Important to Backup than Instrumentals?
For me, I feel songs have priority over beats. For one, because of the extra efforts of song writing, vocal recording, and if you’ve released it onto iTunes, you want to preserve that forever, as that is your product, and not just an instrumental that you may of sold as an exclusive, and can’t be sold again.
This is not to say that backing up your beats is not important, it’s just my thoughts towards it, and it depends what you do, and where you are at career wise with your music journey.
What I have done for my iTunes Albums is burn them to a DVD disk, plus, back them up on a HDD. If I ever want to go back and do a remix of one of the songs, or just have them for the sake of keeping the RAW files, it’s very important know how to back up, and at times, keep multiple versions of backups. By multiple, I mean having your backup on unique devices. (On a DVD, HDD, USB drive, etc. however intense you want to get, cause losing files is not fun!).
Backing Up Sound Files in FL Studio,
Again, Image-Line really couldn’t of made it easier to back up files in FL Studio. Here’s a quick step by step:
When it comes to backing up with the FL Studio sounds, I personally like to create a separate folder for organization purposes.
But don’t forget, this is not a replacement for a total computer backup.
Hope that helps!