i have a problem

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Stingray, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Stingray


    May 12, 2000
    i recently made a recording of and midi file so that i could put it on a cd to see i my band mates would consider playing it. the problem is i mixed down the audio in the computer in my room and me being sort of a new comer to recording, thought i could put on a disk head down stairs and then put it on a cd on our down stairs computer. but it turns out that the wave file is some 45 megs. does anyone know how i could compress the wave file so that it could fit on a 3.5" disk so i can transfer it to cd. i thought maybe i could convert it to a different type of fiile that maybe smaller but i dont know what that would be. help me
  2. KumoriNeko

    KumoriNeko Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    I don't think there is any why to compress a file that size so small. I'd get an Iomega Zip drive, the disks hold 100Mb each, and the Zip 150 uses 150Mb disks. But the drive will cost about $90-$100 and the disks cost about $7 each.
  3. upload it onto the internet. Then go to the other computer... and download it from the internet. Easy transportation
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Just convert it to MP3 and use a file splitter or compression program to spread it over several (3 or 4) floppys.

    you can convert it to mp3 with cdex


    and split it with Splitter:


    Both are Freeware.

    You can compile them on your other computer and burn it.

    Most burn progs support drag and drop for mp3 files.
    You pull it into the program window, and it converts it to wav so it can be burned.
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    get a burner for $125-$150, you get 650MB/700MB and cd-r media cost about $0.35. cd-rw about $1.00 or less. Everybody has a cd player, you don't need to bring the drive with you.

    To answer the question though, you can also do the first part of whaqt JMX said and then upload it to a free page IUMA is quicker than mp3 and tell your band to go there and listen. If they have net access, that is.
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Easiest and quickest without bothering with uploading/ downloading or burning of CDs:

    Get a null-modem serial cable.
    Bring the upstairs computer downstairs.
    Put the computers side by side.
    Connect up the computers using the cable via the serial ports.
    Go to Windows Start - Programs - Accessories - Direct Cable Connection
    Now the 2 computers are networked, and you can transfer files easily