I’ve been researching cloud-based production and found quite a few high-end producers/engineers are using it for various purposes. For example, Robert Venable in Nashville uses the Cloud to store his audio toys. He says, ” I keep some of my drum sample collections in Dropbox to be able to pull them when needed. I do a lot of work at other studios, in other states, and it’s one less hard drive to lug around or check at the airport.” Watch for an in-depth feature on the Cloud in the May Mix from Blair Jackson and Tom Kenny.
In my outreach via FB and Twitter, I also found the Groovezoo. It’s an online studio that promises enhanced connection with musicians, producers, and songwriters, sharing of files in organized sessions and mixes plus the ability to set up work for hire and royalty split contracts with other musicians.
We’re watching the future of audio unfold and the cloud is where it’s all going. It will become more common as bandwidth deepens and becomes more affordable.