Re: [linux-audio-user] Free Music Factory

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Date: Fri Mar 17 2006 - 00:15:06 EET

On Thu, 16 Mar, 2006 at 10:49AM -0500, Thomas Vecchione spake thus:
> Ok so the next question is how best to handle this in an open format on
> the web.
> I was thinking of doing something like a forum with the ability to
> attach files, but I really dont think this is the best idea. The things
> I would like to be able to do is have the ability for people to start
> lines of work on each project, post up a track and have others listen to
> it and add their track seperately so that others can listen to them and
> add one themselves, keeping each track seperate if possible for someone
> to come in and mix it all down afterwards. Now snapshots could be taken
> by each musician of course of a mix up to that point they made, but I
> would definitly think it would be best served keeping each track
> individual until the final mixdown so as not to limit the mixdown
> process(Of course I am first an engineer of decent quality, secondly a
> musician of a poor quality, so this may be a bit biased;)

No, I think this is about right. A bit like CVS for working audio.

Maybe what we need is to have a library of tracks per piece, with a
particular version of the piece being described as a subset of this.

I was thinking maybe have some information about mixing - volume
envelopes to be applied to the tracks for this piece. But, how you
work that at the application level is a nightmare. I think the last
thing we'd want to do is force, say, Ardour. Not that I have anything
against it, but different people work in different ways.
> The other thing important about this is the ability to have a running
> conversation between all those involved, possibly an initial concept
> statement from the first person to post up a track, with the ability to
> be modified later on?

Yes, good idea. Forking should be allowed/encouraged, maybe, but
keeping the same library so that cross-pollination can happen easily.


> Discussion and ideas are welcome here.
> Seablade

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