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    A buddy sent me the basics of a track. I was able to open it and add some stuff and send it back to him. When he opened it, each track was there but, "offline." What did I do wrong?

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    Sometimes I get that when opening a project, but clicking on any track activates them all. However - if you have plug-ins inserted on tracks and he doesn't have those plug-ins, then that could happen.
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    I just spoke with the other party. The file arrived in his email as a WAVE file in stead of MP3. Looks like my Reaper defaulted to WAVE. Must I save the file as an MP3 each time I mod it?

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    If you sent back a project file without the media files it referenced, that would be a problem.

    Not a Reaper user, but it's not clear whether you're intending to send entire projects or just the bounced mixes.
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    Buddy sent me a Reaper MP3 with a single track. I added some tracks and sent it back but he can't access it. When he opens it the track is in WAVE, not MP3 and so is not useable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rose62 View Post
    Buddy sent me a Reaper MP3 with a single track. I added some tracks and sent it back but he can't access it. When he opens it the track is in WAVE, not MP3 and so is not useable.
    If it's really a WAV [stereo] mix, there's no reason it couldn't be opened in any current DAW. There must be something else going on.

    Can you post a link to the file on a Dropbox, Google Drive or similar?
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    The wave files are too large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rose62 View Post
    The wave files are too large.
    To email, perhaps, but how big could possibly be too big to import into a DAW? Your statements are confusing, if not misleading.

    I'd suggest using Dropbox and emailing a link to transfer WAV files, which is how you should be transferring audio recordings for mixing, IMO. If you have created a WAV file that is too large to import, please share the details with us.
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    Trust me, sir; If I'm misleading it's strictly out of ignorance!!! I convinced my friend to buy Reaper and an interface. He sent me a file (MP3) with a single track featuring vocals with guitar. I added some tracks and sent it back but when he opened it, though the tracks were there, each one had "offline" in the space where the audio should have been. So, I went back and changed the file type to MP3 (which I thought it was already, but it wasn't) and resent it. Same result. Neither he nor I have done this before so we're kind of in the dark.

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    One last time, you need to put what you are sending some place folks here can look at it, because what you are saying is not making sense to me.

    Do you have a Dropbox account or a Gmail address (giving you Google Drive), or Hotmail (OneDrive), i.e., some place you can put what you are sending to your friend, so someone here can look at it? Maybe put each of those things you are trying to send that are not working?

    I'm sure someone can help you, but we lack data!
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