The Dropbox Mix Hack

In the not-so-distant past, we had to run a CD to listen to a mix on my most expensive monitors (My Honda Element). And before that, we had to listen to mixes on cassette! I know, I’m showing my age here.

But in the past few years, I’ve found a great way to listen to mixes without having to take the time to burn it to disk.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or maybe you are just now getting into mixing, you’ve heard of Dropbox. It’s a virtual hard drive that lives in the cloud… meaning you can access it from anywhere you have an internet connection.

So here’s my hack to use it to listen to it anywhere I have an internet connection.

Create a folder on your computer called “Listen” or something you will easily recognize. Then, as you finish songs, you can just drop a mix (I recommend an mp3 for sheer download speed) in your “listen” dropbox and then go to your car, pull it up on your phone and listen with new ears.

The Dropbox Mix Hack

There’s even a place for you to comment on each mix there in the side bar.

When you get a mix ready for your client to hear, just share the link to the song or the folder. Then use the comments feature to get input for your revisions. You can even @tag them!

Since I’ve found this hack, it’s saved me tons of time from having to burn CDs.

So do you have any “let’s listen to this in the car” hacks to share?