Things start to be very interesting in the clouds...A new company called Gobbler is offering a service to all musicians and composers who wish to save, back up and share their compositions with fellow composers or partners. Well, that is musicians using Mac, but the Windows app is about to be unleashed too.
How is that different from other services? Well, for a start, it does recognize the DAW software program you're using (Logic Pro 6 and above, Pro Tools 6 and above, Cubase, Reaper, Garage Band, Ableton, Reason, Record, Presonus Studio One, Nuendo, Digital Performer...) and won't intervene in the architecture of the files saved: a very useful plus when sharing a song with partners across the globe or when your own computer crashed and you wish to reload the song you were working on.
Furthermore, it uses a clever algorithm to compress your files as what you send is what you'll get...They are using a FLAC lossless compression on all the audio, but if for some reasons the end result isn't the same as the original file, Globber will keep the uncompressed version. Not bad, he ?
Pricing is about to be settled: for the moment everyone gets 25 Gb to play with...