README Files

chinese_lanterns.jpgAnother system I’m using as part of my project work — learned from my programming day job, is to keep a separate README text file inside the project folder. This README file has anything important related to the project that I would like to know without the need to look around inside the Logic or Live projects.

Examples of such small snippets of info are: bpm, key, title suggestions, ideas how to remix it, and so on.

In the case of the podcasting stuff I’m doing, I also need to keep everything consistent, so I need to keep track of the title naming system, meta-data, and so on. Especially in the case of the podcasts, I just option-drag over the README file to the next project folder, and start modifying the already existing material, thus keeping the format and style in place.

The file itself does not need to be a fancy, formatted Word document. It’s so much faster to open and edit a plain old text file…

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