29 April 2007

Music collaboration for virtual bands and creative commons online music makers - Kompoz.com

This one looks interesting - I'll have to check it out some more: Kompoz.com: "Kompoz is a social workspace for musicians. Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Got an idea for a song? Record a track. Upload it. Then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals or anything else!"

NINRemixes.com - Official Nine Inch Nails' Remixes

Trent Reznor clearly is becoming a leader in the remixing movement amongst better known artists as he says on the page with remix packs: "...there is no agenda here other than for you to explore, experiment, and have fun with it. depending on how this goes we may construct a more formal community for remix postings and/or possibly some sort of "official" endorsement by means of an EP or something."

Many finished remixes can be found here. >NINRemixes.com: The official list of remixes of Nine Inch Nails' open source songs."

While the remix packs are conveniently pre-packaged in formats suitable for several different types of software, there seem to be no generic WAV or MP3 packs available. That makes it a bit harder for some remixers.

a minor theory

a minor theory is "...the playground of vox, spinmeister and some of their friends. It's about songs with synths."

These guys make remix packs of their songs available. Licensing is Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Remixing Peter Gabriel

Real World Remixed: "This site allows you to download our 'sample packs' - multitrack recordings from Real World Records and Peter Gabriel. Use the 'sample packs' to create remixes of the original tracks using whichever software, technology and techniques you want,"

28 April 2007

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This is spinmeister's blog about remixing, collaboration, independent music and a few things that I think are just plain cool.

Over the last few years the dramatic evolution in computer based music studios - often called DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) and the parallel evolution of the global reach of the Internet. Music production has been shifting from expensive music studios to the homes of musicians and DJs all over the world.

This has contributed to increasingly blurring boundaries between professionals and amateurs, between musicians, DJs and producers, between remakes and remixes, between free and commercial music.

Long held business models for recorded music are crumbling not only because of unauthorized file distribution, but also because of the increasing supply of free or inexpensive music of excellent quality created in homes rather than recording studios. Long held country specific IP (intellectual property) and licensing models are made obsolete by the global reach of the Internet for music makers and consumers alike.

Independent music makers are mixing not only tracks anymore. They are mixing original and pre-made components (remixing), they are mixing amongst each other over long distances by collaborating online. They are operating in an increasingly mixed environment of free and non-free music. Writers, performers, producers and DJs are joyously intermingling, interacting and collaborating with each other and very importantly: learning from each other. Looking down on each other is so yesterday! Everything is getting mixed with everything: people, music, ideas, genres, skills, geography.

Comments, suggestions and just saying "hello" are always welcome!