If you’re a Logic Pro X user, you can use Gobbler to sync, version, and share your projects and mixdowns - all without ever leaving your DAW. In this article, you’ll learn how to use each feature of Gobbler, natively in Logic.
Getting Started & Signing In
First thing’s first, you’ll need a Gobbler account and the Gobbler app installed.
Once you’ve accomplished this, you’re ready to sign in. If you forgot to sign in before opening Logic, don’t worry - you can easily sign in from inside Logic by selecting File->Gobbler->Sign In to Gobbler:
Syncing Your Project
Now, you’re ready to sync your project. Navigate to File->Gobbler and select “Backup project to Gobbler”. Select this, and Gobbler will sync your project to a Workspace called “Project Backups”. (P.S. - don’t know what a Workspace is? Check out this video). You can also sync your project by checking off the “Backup to Gobbler” box when saving a project:
Don’t worry about saving audio files locally to your Logic project - Gobbler Collect takes care of syncing everything you need to open your project wherever you are.
Versioning with Gobbler
Once you’ve synced a project with Gobbler, you’ll get a new version created in Gobbler every time you save the project. Thanks to our own secret sauce deduplication, each save will only contain what’s been changed. So, if you have a 4 GB tracking session, and you just change some fader rides, you don’t need to worry about a sync taking forever.
Want to go back to a previous version of your track? Just head to File->Gobbler and you’ll see all previously synced versions (for each save) of a track, available for you to download:
Sharing Projects & Mixdowns
In addition to syncing and versioning your own work, you can take advantage of Gobbler’s collaboration tools to share your project or mixdown with others. Navigate to File->Share and you’ll see options for “Song to Gobbler” and “Project to Gobbler”:
Select either option, and you’ll see a pop-up window for entering the email addresses of target recipients, a file picker for any additional files you’d like to include (Gobbler can handle all file types), and space to add notes for recipients:
When you share a project or mixdown from Logic Pro X, Gobbler will automatically create a new Workspace (if needed) to house those assets - so you can invite collaborators to a Workspace that just contains the assets that you want to share with them.
Note the option to create a public link when you share - here’s how that works: if you have the “public link” box checked, your recipients will receive a direct link to download the assets that you’ve sent them - a link which can then be shared, should they choose. If you leave the box unchecked, then your collaborators will need Gobbler accounts of their own - once they register with their email addresses, they will automatically be added as collaborators to your Workspace.
And there you go! If you need a Gobbler account, sign up for one. Got more questions about Gobbler? Check out the Knowledge Base.