so y'all know, my
anonymous FTP account is for light use only. My web hosting
account is not designed for heavy anonymous ftp usage for the purposes
of distributing programs and/or multimedia files. So... please adhere
to the following restrictions when uploading files (so I don't
get busted and have to shell out more $$):
ONLY MP3 files will be allowable for upload (e.g., no .MPEGs,
.JPGs, misc. programs, text files, etc.)
ONLY upload ONE complete song (or a couple 30-second snippets)
NOT attempt to upload any file larger than 5MB (about five stereo
minutes of compressed digital audio).
Make sure a portion of your song's title AND your name are included
in the file's title. (Click HERE
to see an example of what it should look like.)
Post YOUR original material ONLY (e.g., no cover songs,
or MP3s of ANY artist, other than yourself).
artists posting original material retain their respective copyrights*
you've got your song recorded, whether it exists in CD format or
other digital audio file (such as .WAV, .AIFF, Sound Designer II,
etc.), the next step is to convert (i.e., rip) that
audio file into an MP3. (NOTE: Depending on your converter, if your
audio exists only on CD, you may need convert your CD's track to
a .WAV or .AIFF file before you can convert it to MP3.) The
literature accompanying your MP3 converter will instruct you how
to successfully convert your audio files.
you don't already have an MP3 converter, the links below will take
you to different players/converters
the web that are available for free download. If anybody's curious,
the converter I use (for Mac) is called SoundJam.
I'd gladly recommend this program, but it's now a discontinued item
you've successfully converted your digital audio file (your song)
to MP3 format, you're ready for the next step: Upload your file
via an FTP program. If you don't have an FTP program (check to
see if your web browser has one), here are a few links to sites
that provide free downloads:
If your web browser comes equipped with its own FTP program, disregard
this section and refer to the Your Web Browser's FTP PROGRAM
section that follows. (All others, skip the following section and
resume reading where it says Accessing INTIMATE AUDIO's FTP
Web Browser's FTP
aware that some web browsers come equipped with their own
built-in FTP program. Below are the steps you can use if
you're an AOL subscriber:
the Internet pull-down menu in AOL and select FTP
(File Transfer). A new screen will pop up.
on the Go To FTP box on the right of the new pop-up
screen. This opens up yet another window.
on Other Site, which opens yet another window.
In the FTP Address field (where a cursor should be blinking),
then click Connect.
After that, select /incoming
to upload a song file.
the Upload button, enter the exact name of the
file you wish to upload in the Remote Filename field
(make sure the click box has Binary selected), then
click Continue. This will open an Upload File
screen. Click on Select File, which will enable you
to scroll through your hard-drive to find that particular file.
Once you've located your file, highlight it, then click Send.
INTIMATE AUDIO's FTP Site:
your FTP program is up and running (make sure you're already on-line!),
you'll be asked to enter some info into its Host Server
field. Enter www.intimateaudio.com in that field, à
Access my FTP site as an Anonymous
user, enter your e-mail address as your Password (make
sure any click box has Binary or Automatic
selected), then click Connect.
this, most FTP programs will show two windows: one listing the contents
on my ftp site, the other your hard drive (or desktop). At this
upload a song, select the /incoming folder on
my FTP site and double-click to open it.
click Upload. You should now be given the chance to
scroll through your hard drive to find your song file. (Or, if you
can already see where your song resides, select it, then click Upload.)
Once you've selected your song, it should start uploadin' for ya!
#1: Please note that it's possible
during peak hours to receive a too many anonymous users error.
My site host restricts the number of simultaneous anonymous users
to keep the webserver and normal FTP performance within normal limits.
#2: If you continue to get errors
during the upload process (like XXX.mp3 permission denied
on server), try retitling your song so it has no spaces, no
numbers, and no nutty characters, then try again.
You've Uploaded Your
you've successfully uploaded your song or snippet(s), simply E-MAIL
me, describing your tune (e.g., style, vibe, source of
inspiration, etc.), and the size of your file. Also,
include a little artist bio and the URL of your own site, if applicable.
WILL post a link to your site, so that people who dig your stuff
can read/hear more about you. See below!) After I receive your
I'll check my /incoming folder, then transfer your
MP3 to the part of my server that holds all the other AUDIO UPLOAD
artists' tunes. At that point, it will disappear from the
/incoming folder, so don't upload it again! :)
Own AUDIO UPLOAD Page:
After I get an MP3 of an artist's song, I'll post an individual
link to them on this page. (The pink
columns running along both sides of this page.) Clicking
on an artist's name (categorized by genre) will take you to their
own page within www.intimateaudio.com. There, you can download
their songs and read more about them. All the info posted there
(with the exception of listener feedback) will have
hopefully been provided bythe artist in their initial e-mail!
:) Otherwise, it'll boringly read no info submitted.
Your Page is Created:
you see your own page listed and linked up on this site,
feel free to promote your songs till the cows come home! You can
do this quite easily by hyping the heck out of it in the PROMOTE
Your AUDIO UPLOAD Addition(s)!!! folder of the INTIMATE
AUDIO MESSAGE BOARD, or by e-mailing your friends. As listeners
post feedback about your material, I'll
integrate those quotes into the Listener Feedback
section of your individual page!
couple weeks or so, depending on how many songs reside in the /pub
folder (and depending on how busy I am!!), I'll single out one song/artist
and publish a REVIEW of their
work on this site. The review will include a link to
the artist's site, as well as a plug for whatever independently-produced
CD their uploaded song came from (if applicable), among other forms
of kudos that come to me!
some time, if you don't get chosen as a review candidate, please
don't take it personally! It most likely only means that,
in my view, your recording falls outside the category I describe
as INTIMATE AUDIO (refer to this site's HOME
you have problems with any of the above, please refer to the literature
that accompanies your MP3 encoder and/or FTP program. Or, refer
to these great resources:
www.mp3machine.com (for answers to MP3-related FAQs) and/or
(for answers to loads of FTP-related FAQs). If you're still stumped,
me, and I'll try to help.