There’s no doubt that computers are a big part of everyone’s lives. For all of us active musicians out there, playing live or recording in the studio is drastically different now than it was years ago. Today’s home recording studios can produce quality recordings that were once only achieved by spending a ton of money in a professional studio.
One of the tools I use to record is Toontrack’s Superior Drummer. Superior Drummer and its little brother, EZ Drummer, are prevalent amongst home and professional studios everywhere. Both are state-of-the-art, sample-based drum software synthesizers that allow you to record or play live with just about any drum sound imaginable. Superior Drummer gives you the added perk of full audio editing capabilities. But I find both versions to be the best of their kind on the market today.
While using EZ Drummer and subsequently Superior Drummer, I’ve wanted to collaborate with other musicians and not have to bring my laptop with me to their studios. One day, not too long ago, it hit me … Why not use LucidLink for my drum machine storage? … Brilliant! I kicked off my experiment later that same night.
Testing LucidLink Filespaces with Wasabi cloud storage and with Amazon S3, I moved the many drum projects I’ve created with both EZ Drummer and Superior Drummer to the cloud, and I couldn’t be happier. Now I can access my projects from anywhere, and so can my collaborators.
You might say … now, we’re really rocking!
That’s the magic of LucidLink … it makes cloud storage that simple to use with audio files.
But I couldn’t stop there.
About a week later, I took my experiment further to my Microsoft Surface, which only has a 250GB SSD, and I made my LucidLink mount point L:\ and installed the EZ Drummer software itself in my L:\ drive. The experiment was 100% successful. There was no difference in performance or user experience between using EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer software on my local disk or in the cloud via LucidLink.
I admit I haven’t looked back. All my drum audio projects now go directly to cloud storage via LucidLink. My cloud provider now takes care of the storage hardware behind the scenes, and I protect my audio data with LucidLink’s immutable snapshots.
So simple it, deserves a drumroll.
Feel free to check out a live LucidLink demo every Thursday.