Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Share your tips for collabs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,111
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 228 Times in 220 Posts

    Share your tips for collabs

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Right now, I'm doing a collab track with ToothandnaiL. I'm just wondering what everybody else does for collaborations.

    How do you collab? Do you have useful tips? If you work online, how do you work over the internet?


    We're basically sharing .wav files back and forth because we're on different DAWs. If we have the same DAW, we can share the actual project file. Sharing the .wav file seems to work though. We're basically each taking a role. ...like one producer takes drums, and the other takes melodies/bassline/harmonies, for the initial song writing. After we have the song made essentially, we can each go back in to add some polishing edits and stuff. ...but i find it hard to work back and forth on melodies together because of different styles so personally think splitting the work between instruments (drums, melodies - lead/backing/etc) is easier for the initial phase of just getting started on a collab song.

    But ya, please feel free to share your tips. I'm curious to know what everyone else does and it can help others too if we share these tips.
    Last edited by Epsilon-144; 01-26-2018 at 06:38 PM.
    Website: epsilon144.com
    Soundcloud: Epsilon-144

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    247
    Thanks
    59
    Thanked 43 Times in 42 Posts
    The only person that I've collaborated with is...myself. So I'm not really sure. Lol
    I'd say have one guy working on the drop (whoever is best at it), while the other guy focuses on the other section? I dunno, when you collab with yourself it's pretty one sided. lol

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Since you are on different DAWs, just see if both can send a "zipped loop package." That might work better than .wav
    What program are you on?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    America.
    Posts
    3,375
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 196 Times in 193 Posts
    The regular way is just stem. Having the same daw is convenient though.
    Reason/Reaper with Live as the permanent backup secondary since I find it's piano roll to be lacking things even reason has.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,111
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 228 Times in 220 Posts
    I'm on fl studio. He's on ableton. ^ and ya we're doing stem .wav files. ...but not like super broken down - only to an extent, stems are more for remixing but i'll send one or two versions so he can pick one he likes more and roll with that for his part doing the melodies.
    Last edited by Epsilon-144; 01-27-2018 at 03:01 PM.
    Website: epsilon144.com
    Soundcloud: Epsilon-144

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Me and my friend just send FLP's to each other since we are on the same DAW, but it won't work for you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,111
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 228 Times in 220 Posts
    ya, that's probably really easy. I heard that there are new online services to collab in real time, with any software, kina like how multiple people can edit a google doc at the same time. ...So as long as one person has the DAW, they can project it online and let others use it at the same time. ...forget what the service is called tho. :/
    Last edited by Epsilon-144; 01-27-2018 at 09:47 PM.
    Website: epsilon144.com
    Soundcloud: Epsilon-144

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I always try and spend a day or two not doing anything serious, just experimenting or even just hanging out. I find getting to know the person I am working with extremely important, even before I start making any sort of creative decisions together.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Mali
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Jarle Thorsen Truth

    Jarle Thorsen SiteTalk Community Inc., Jarle Thorsen Kielce, Jarle Thorsen Truth, Jarle Thorsen SiteTalk Community Inc., Jarle Thorsen Truth
    Jarle Thorsen Truth

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •