On one of the main Nashville producer engineer forums, this topic came up yesterday as a long time producer discovered he could no longer open sessions he archived 10 years ago to CD and DVD.
In that case it turns out that the media has simply started to go bad, causing corrupt files and sessions that could not be imported without a lot of extra hassle.
But even if you have backups saved to ultra-reliable hard drives or tapes, what’s to keep your sessions from being unopenable as software and hardware changes in the coming years?
In this great tutorial from Russ Long at ProTools expert, he shows you how to create a future proof Pro Tools session. Do yourself, your songs, and your clients a HUGE favor and take the time to go through it.