No that's not what he is saying.kojac11 wrote:Gale, so what you are telling me is that if two people have Audacity in different locations they cannot work on a project together.
Working in different locations adds a bit of complexity to the task of multi-track recording, but it is perfectly possible.
The easiest way is to send the entire project to your collaborator rather than the individual tracks.
The downside of this method is that Audacity projects tend to be very large, but it is possible, either by using a file sharing service such as "dropbox", or by copying the entire project onto a disk and posting it to them ("snail mail").
Note that to send an Audacity project they will need both the AUP file and the _data folder.
A convenient way to do that is:
- Before you start, create a folder on your computer.
- Open Audacity, then "File > Save As" and save it into the folder that you have just made.
- Do your recording and whatever editing that you want to do.
- "File > Save"
Make a Zip file copy of that folder (you could use WinZip or similar)
Upload the Zip file to a file sharing service or burn it to a disk and send it by post.
When your collaborator receives the project, they will need to "unzip" (extract) the project from the Zip file onto their computer, then they can work on it.
To send it back to you they can use the same process.
Note that if you are working on different operating systems, you need to be careful about file naming. Windows in particular has a long list of naming conventions that you must stick to. The safest policy is to use only lower case "a to z", "0 to 9" and underscore "_" in file names. Those characters are universally safe on all platforms.
If the above is not practical due to file size, please say so and we can describe alternative methods.