Export help

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Mister Ecks
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Joined: 01/18/2011

I searched for this topic through the forums, but couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm trying to collab with someone, so I exported my track, transferred it to my computer via NanoSync, and tried to email it. BUT...it says the file is too large. So I compressed it and it's still too large. Can anyone help? Thanks!

Blip Interactive
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Joined: 04/05/2010

Most mail systems have a limit on what can be sent or received. .nsp files are actually zip archives so in terms of file format they're already close to being as optimal as possible - you may have noticed that when you zipped it it hardly changed in size.

I suspect that your project contains lots of samples, since the song, bank and preset data typically only occupy a few hundred KB. You might be able to weed out unused samples like this:

- Do a 'save as' to take a full copy of your project
- Open the new project's folder in the sample file browser dialogue (eg. tap EDIT on the TRG, choose a pad and tap LOAD)
- Delete all the samples in your 'saved as' project folder which don't have a green tick (ie. the unused ones)
- Now export this project as an .nsp file

This might be a good thing to do if you have lots of unused samples and wish to collaborate over email. Ultimately though you may find that a dropbox is a better solution. There are plenty of free services around which should give you enough space for this purpose.

Mister Ecks
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Joined: 01/18/2011

Great, I'll try that when I get home. I appreciate the help!

grindoxsaurus
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Joined: 07/20/2011

yeah, resampling wouldn't help would it. because it's the actual samples with in the Project or the folder that are taking up the space?
that would make sense.

MCOBigBen
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Joined: 08/22/2011

I was pretty excited when I saw the dropbox allotment as part of the SoundCloud integration, thinking it would be *perfect* for collaborating....only to find SoundCloud locked it down to music files only.

syrupcore
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Joined: 09/26/2010

I'd skip the email and get a free dropbox account. https://www.dropbox.com/