Ladies/Gentlemen and Others
(hard to know what gender role someone has when communicating via forums and e-mails)
The time is upon us to commence on an endeavour that some call foolhardy and others just cringe in fear of whenever it is mentioned: the multi-producer collaboration.
Given that most producers tend to be individualists and loners, with high egos, it is no wonder that many are frightened by the concept of someone else taking their work and making it fit into a big jigsaw-like production.
There will be no attempt to
- steal your ideas (fear #1) or
- copyright the work in one persons name (fear #2)
You will need to
- subdue your ego (fear #3) and
- accept that your ideas may not be usable in this production (fear #4) and
- know that you are respected regardless of your contribution
Storage is located at bandcoach.org (actually nirraic.com, which is the master account name for my current crop of domains) and will not be difficult to access unless you do not have access to ftp facilities (unlikely as every browser allows you to use ftp:// as a protocol). I will give you the ftp address, username and password in a separate e-mail once you have committed to the project.
Submissions may consist of any legitimate part of a track, i.e.
- Sweeteners - Brass, Strings, woodwinds, etc
They should be sent as
- preliminary stereo mixes
- in mp3 320kbps cbr format
- labelled as your-screen-name
This will allow you quick, easy, uploads and downloads, as the size of the mp3's even at these hig-quality settings is about 1/10th of a wav/aiff file of the same length.
When we are ready to do a final mix, you will need to submit your individual full-length track components, clearly identified with your screen-name and the name of the track as a wav or AIFF; e.g.
bandcoach-kick.wav, bandcoach-snare.wav, etc
They need to be full length, mono (unless the instrument is a stereo instrument) as I do not use pro-tools and most projects in pro-tools use the project track to show individual track off-sets from the start of the project.
I expect that this will be a two week experiment.
If you feel the need to send a complete track try to restrict yourself to about 90 seconds or so, so that we can mix and match easily.
It would be cool if you could put your key into your track title or even use open ended percussion links at the start and finish.
There are no confirmed participants right now, but the following have been sent the invitation e-mail (which is pretty much as above):
If you have any questions or complaints please let me or bobcat know via personal message.