Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?
I have used GIT in programming and it works very well, and is easy to use too. It works great for collaboration, which I find interesting as I may send a song to someone to do some work on and it would be a handy way of merging sessions and being able to jump back easily to a previous session. Also it would be awesome to be able to work with teams of people in remote locations ... but I have read somewhere that it doesn't work well with audio and this has put me off the experiment myself so I thought I'd better ask for other peoples experiences first.
I suppose in audio recording and mixing scenarios the arrangement is such a small file that it's just as easy to keep multiple versions of that file ie
song_mix_2 etc but I thought it would be interesting to see if there's been any experimentation with GIT or any other version control and what conclusions are being reached.
To be honest, ( and I know my system is a bit old so I am open to correction ) I find it strange that I haven't seen any type of version control already built into any DAW that I'm aware of ... it seems like it should be a fairly easy thing to add considering it would only be a matter of keeping track of sessions, which it more or less does already ... does anyone know why it hasn't been implemented yet ... I suppose most people operate some form of manual session control.
binary files. I don't know why for sure, but JPollack may be correct. On the other hand text files are just a special case binary file. You would probably get some insight about the general case by asking this at Stackoverflow