At the AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention in San Francisco, Avid, maker of Pro Tools recoding software, announced upcoming integration with Gobbler, the high-speed transfer and storage service designed for pro audio use.
When working on multi-track recording projects, the track count can get pretty high, especially now that we record on computers with unlimited track counts. Back in the day you were limited by the number of tracks available on the tape you were using – typically 24 tracks. Anyway, say you have a song project that has 24 tracks. Each track is made up of at least one audio file (another difference with digital recording is that ability to put multiple different audio clips or files on one track). So that’s 24 (minimum) individual audio files you’d need to somehow deliver to someone else if you are collaborating over some distance. Of course you want each audio file to be pristine and high-quality, so you would not want to use mp3s or some other data-compressed, lossy format. 24 high-quality wav files cannot be e-mailed. Yeah, you could probably use drop-box or a similar cloud service. But Gobbler offers a service specifically geared toward pro audio.
Check out the full article about the integration between Avid Pro Tools and Gobbler here: http://blog.gobbler.com/2012/10/avid-and-gobbler-announce-upcoming-integration/