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jdg

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file naming conventions
« on: April 18, 2011, 05:07:06 pm »

how are you guys naming your "master" files.
esp those doing alot of digital delivery.

i used to go: track_number-song_name-version

these days im more inclined to use the file name as i got it from the client with a -version after it.

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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 05:21:50 pm »

For listening copy's / approvals i usually go tracknumber_clientsfilename_mystudioname, any revisions gets the date added to that.

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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 05:23:19 pm »

filename_studioname for me
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 05:44:09 pm »

how are you guys naming your "master" files.
esp those doing alot of digital delivery.

i used to go: track_number-song_name-version

these days im more inclined to use the file name as i got it from the client with a -version after it.

I use the file name as given by the client (or a shortened version) with _PBM to mean the mastered version. As I sometimes (actually, often) limit again after the first pass I'll put the gain added as a further element e.g. Bethel Blues PBM+1

Everything else is in my notes.

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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 05:49:43 pm »

im thinking if i was the client, i would like to line everything back up like i had, and having the same file name could make that easier... but i may be vitamin D deficient at this point, and not thinking straight....
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 05:58:14 pm »

project name_file type_date_track number
i.e.
booty_fresh_revised_master_041811_01

or sometimes I include the resolution or side info as well when multiple formats or vinyl pre-masters have been requested:
i.e.
booty_fresh_lp_master_24-96_041811_A

When bouncing a cue sheet layout to disc SAWStudio just appends the track number to the end of the name for each of the wav files it renders out, so for the most part I don't have to think about the track numbering.

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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 06:17:09 pm »

Interesting seeing all the ways guys address this...

I create reference files in sequence, using initials for tracks titles, followed by format, so for a standard 16/44.1 reference of a track called 'Rock Song', I'd create:
01_RS_16441

Revisions get a v2, v3, etc added to look like:
01_RS_v2_16441

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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 06:54:34 pm »

these days im more inclined to use the file name as i got it from the client with a -version after it.

That's what I do.  Song name as provided by the client.

I'll include the song number if the client has it in the name originally.

If there is a revision, I'll put the revision number after the name.

If I do a couple versions of the same song,
I'll put a general code like Bv, H^, Mv, or L^
Where B is bass H is highs M is Mids and L is Level..and I'll add 24 if it's 24 bit

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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 07:02:18 pm »

That's what I'll do.  Song name as provided by the client.

I'll include the song number if the client has it in the name originally.

If there is a revision, I'll put the revision number after the name.

If I do a couple versions of the same song,
I'll put a general code like Bv, H^, Mv, or L^
Where B is bass H is highs M is Mids and L is Level..and I'll add 24 if it's 24 bit

What happens when you get Sibilant Highs with Impacting Transients?
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 07:09:44 pm »

What happens when you get Sibilant Highs with Impacting Transients?

Time to see the dentist. Ouch.
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 07:13:26 pm »

What happens when you get Sibilant Highs with Impacting Transients?
There's nothing worse than when it's
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 10:45:01 pm »

awesome

Boosted Obvious Outake Bass is sometimes an issue as well
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 11:40:17 pm »

Brighter Added Lows Limited Significantly.

Seriously though, I've also done song title followed by version (vX).
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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 09:19:08 am »

Original Song Title: "Bob's Song"
Processed and Captured File: "Bob's Song v1" (processed 24 bit file at native rate, not limited)
Delivered File: "Bob's Song v1 44k16L" (final mastered track, typically 44k1/16 limited)


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Re: file naming conventions
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 10:13:48 am »

Similar here:

01_Django's Moustache_EQ2_Vinyl

I don't mess with the date or the sampling rate in the title unless needed.

If required I'll abbreviate the title to:

01_Django's_EQ2_V

Especially to fit soundBlade's character limit ;-)

I found using song title initials was too vague, for me.

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