You know that feeling when you get an email that says “Can we go back to the mix from three weeks ago?”
We’ve all been there. Making multiple versions of a mix until we are happy, then sending it off to the client and entering a rigorous round of revisions, only to hear back from the artist two months later that they need a change for a tv spot, but it has to be made to the first version of the mix you sent. All of these different versions can get confusing and nearly impossible to keep track of, let alone communicate. Fab Dupont shows you how he deals with multiple versions of a mix and explains his versioning system that makes communication and recalls a breeze, saving you hours of frustration.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:
Organize multiple versions of the same project
Communicate efficiently and clearly with clients when discussing versions
Save time looking for previous project states
Recall your previous work from multiple points of the project's lifespan.
Save frustration when clients want to revert or refer to another mix
Learn the nomenclature that Fab uses and create a system that works best for your workflow.
léo.ch •Sunday, September 1, 2019
so what happen if your at 1.5 but the band prefer the 1.2 version and want you to start again from the 1.2 ? Do you call the next version 1.6 or 1.2.2 or what?
DannyChristie •Monday, April 22, 2019
Great video Fab. It's really interesting to see another engineers hierarchy system. thanks!
ahmetroxen •Sunday, January 20, 2019
Great and funny intro :))
DRocksRecords •Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Good video. I've been implementing a similar system too because like you said its really essential to keep track of mixes. You showed a very well explained way of doing it and it confirms I'm doing the right thing when keeping organized with versioning. thanks
Highlands Recording Arts •Sunday, April 8, 2018
I LOVE Fabs system! I do make a master folder - Then revs something like songname_dd/mm/yy_a the next being (b) then c, etc with each save as - Putting the date in tells me when I worked on that version - Is that necessary? I dummo maybe not. But using my version (and why I am going to switch to Fabs) is you are stepping through the alphabet for each version - That get messy. So..... I shall henceforth and herewith, use Fabs FAHBULOUS DAHLING! versioning. Also I have been been supremely lazy in not doing a bounce per version - I shall be lazy no more!
kuzeyyildirim •Monday, February 12, 2018
Thanks Fab! This will be very useful and a way to improve our working system.
Drmudler •Monday, January 22, 2018
I just love Fab's tutorials. Probably my favourite teacher ever! Funny and transparent on his teachings. Always feels like he puts himself in the shoe of the student making it really easy to learn. Plus he's hilarious gotta love him! Thanks Fab! ps: More tutorials from you please!
owenlt •Saturday, January 20, 2018
Here's what I learned from watching the intro (and having spent the last two weekends making acoustic panels): even the pros at Flux have ripples around the edges of their fabric! Can't tell you how much better that makes me feel ...
Audiobsesion •Tuesday, January 9, 2018
please subtitles in Spanish
Pearlpassionstudio •Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Excellent tutorial that made huge sense to me. Opened my eyes for potential disaster when dealing with everyday files. Thanks Fab.
soupiraille •Monday, January 8, 2018
Interesting and useful. Actually the date format "year month day" is universal, this format is understood in America, Europe, Asia, everywhere. Like 2018.01.09 works very fine. A bit longer than 1.x but hey, it works.
G.MICHAELHALL •Monday, January 8, 2018
Great explanation of what really is the most logical approach to file indexing. I sometimes add the letter "R" when I have a revision that is based on artist/client direct instructions, I don't use capital R for anything else, I see it and I know what it means. I'm going to start doing a version correlating daily bounce based on this tute, that makes alot of sense to me eh. Thanks @fabdupont excellent presentation x✌️