I think that when individuals sign up, they should also list their DAW. Just so it makes it easier to figure out who could be paired with who. Obviously there are going to be a ton of FL Studio users, so no worries there. But for the people that use Ableton, Logic, Renoise, Reason, and others we'll have to make sure that there is a somewhat universal method for those users to share their contributions.
I understand that I've probably made that appear to be way more difficult than it really is. But I've never used anything other than FL Studio so this would be a unique learning experience trying to collab with someone using another DAW.
I suppose this is also my way of saying "Count me in for round two, yo."
The easiest way I figured around getting around this problems (not sure if other programs have it, but fl sudio does), is that with the wave files, you can split the tracks apart so if you have an idea, you can just give someone else the parts that you have in it's constructed form rather then having to have the same program all together.
Damn it... One more thing: If we're going to make one big mix out of the contributions, I volunteer to mix it all together! That sounds like so much fun!
Be my guest... I wanted to do something where people would take turns to do the mixing/mastering (4 or 5 for this collab), but if you want to do this, it's up to you. However, note that something like this is particularly difficult to do since you'll be working broadly on many different genres, and trying to master them to sound the same level/frequencies can be a bit of a challenge... So I'm glad your up to the task haha.
I'm also up for round 2.\
No, I don't have any ideas to contribute for the base of the next collab. :/
That's fine... it's kinda hard coming up with new ideas from scratch anyway hahaha
Sign up with a team or will that be decided later?
I'm not entirely sure yet because in one instance, I want people to join, but at the same time, I think it would be a barrier to a lot of people who aren't comfortable/used to working in a collab with someone else. Also, if you sign up with a partner, and they drop out, that kinda leaves you screwed doesn't it? So I'm going to have the sign-ups as solo, then you can decide who your partnering with (Both NG/Non-NG partners are allowed, but only the one signing up has to be a NG artist).
As a possible suggestion... I haven't used it for more than like 15 minutes, but Ohm Studio would make interaction and sharing files/working on music extremely easy. It'd be a very good option for arranging the track but you should definitely master your track outside of ohm. Than you can also work on the track at the same time as your team members, or you could do it whenever. If anyone else has used it more and knows what it's like better, please do tell. Thought I should put it out there though.
Welp, Chimera wants to work with the mixing, so let them know if they would like to use a program like that... otherwise, if I'm dealing with the Mastering, I'll probably stick with FL Studio for the matter.
So, it seems like I'll be starting the project file today, but as I clarified before, sign-ups won't happen until monday, so that'll give any previous member of the collab a headstart in getting into the Team collab first.
Now, we need to decide the BPM/Scale that we'll be dealing with. I was thinking something a bit fast-paced for this one (something on or above 160), and maybe E/G Scales (doesn't matter if flat/sharp lol), so let me know what you guys want, or if we should keep it slow (140 or below).