Storing your Audio Recordings
When hosting your Wedding or Event, it's likely that you or others will be giving speeches or sharing a few words on the microphone. Having audio recordings of these speeches will help you remember it for years to come. But how do you store these audio recordings in a way that will ensure they remain safe? Let's explore various methods you can use to keep your recordings accessible and secure.
Like financial investments, one of the most important things you can do to ensure you never lose your precious audio is to diversify your storage. You'll want to create multiple types of backups both digitally, and physically. It's also important to store these in multiple locations, this way, if one is compromised in any way, you will always have another copy.
Digital storage is the most common way to store audio recordings. The advantage of digital storage is that it's quick, easy, and cost-effective. You can store the recordings on your computer and share it with friends and family to also store on their computers. For extra security, you can also back up your recordings on a separate external hard drive. Portable USB flash drives are a great option, as they allow you to physically store the digital copies. When using any digital storage method, it's always a good idea to use a secure password to protect your recordings, but be sure not to lose the password. Of course, cloud storage is becoming more and more popular, and services like Google Drive, Apple's iCloud, and DropBox are great options for storing your digital audio files. Still, you'll want to make sure you have backup copies in multiple folders or in multiple cloud drives.
If you don't want to store your recordings digitally, you can also opt for physical storage. This involves storing recordings on CDs, cassettes, vinyl or other methods. CDs are a popular choice as they are relatively inexpensive and easy to store. However, they can become scratched or damaged over time. Cassettes are also a good option as they are more durable, but they are becoming obsolete so you may have difficulty transferring your files to a cassette finding a player to play them. If you are looking to go this route, there are online services that you can employ to transfer your files onto a CD, cassette, or vinyl, like Memories Renewed.
Vinyl is a very unique option, and probably more than any other format, offers the potential to store your recordings in an artistic way. For example, you could have your recordings pressed into a vinyl record with custom images on the record and a custom vinyl jacket sleeve which you could then hang on a wall as memorabilia. For this service, check out Freestyle Vinyl.
No matter which storage method you choose, make sure to keep the recordings in a safe place. Place them in a secure container and store them in a dry, dark place to prevent damage. You should also label the recordings with the date and event to make them easier to find later.
Storing your audio recordings is an important task, as these recordings will help you relive the memories for years to come. Make sure to choose the right storage method for your needs and store the recordings in a secure place. With the right storage, you can ensure your audio recordings remain safe to be enjoyed over and over again.