Whose up for some audio 6 collaboration?
The experiment Olive and I did worked out well enough to warrant further adventures.
WHO CAN DO IT?
Anyone who is be able to record audio onto their computer. Top of the line audio gear is not required. However, the better the source material, the better the finished product.
WHERE CAN I POST THE TRACKS?
Using the My Music box on your Ning homepage, upload the mp3 file. Be sure to allow for sharing and downloading.
Spoken word is downloaded and worked into a composition.
When it's all done, it gets embedded in a blog post.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Well, collaborators have to have some discussion and make some decisions. Some ideas kicking around include:
Random 6 by 6 - 6 collaborators each record one sentence around a theme or subject, and they can be randomized into a 6s piece with some musical background.
Sixaraoke - A brief (maximum 2 minutes) track is posted, and collaborators can write and record a 6 inspired by the track, and post it to be woven in.
6S Choir - A gaggle of contributors agree upon and read the same text, and it gets mashed all together. I might be great, it might sound like a can of marbles kicked down three flights of stairs. Never know until you try!
Other Ideas!?! - post in the comments
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS?
Well, copyright material for starters. I don't want to get Rob or ning in trouble. Music industry lawyers are the lawyers OTHER lawyers make jokes about.'Nuff said.
Another consideration is time. We all have lives that need attending to from time to time. It's fun, but it can be involved. Best is to keep it short and sweet.The balance between fun and commitment is an important one.
WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN, AND HOW OFTEN?
I'm thinking maybe every two weeks? If time permits, maybe once a week.
WHY, OH WHY ARE YOU EVEN TRYING THIS?
Why not? THe 6S community is fun, creative, and supportive. I've been trying to push myself to get back into making music, and I thought I'd roll the dice here and see what happens. So far, so good.
If there are other software audio-jockeys out there who want to take part, I'm just fine with that. As long as there is communication between collaborators so that say, the author of a piece about bunnies in field is aware that their voice is being used in a death metal SPCA fundraiser track, or what have you. Perhaps a silly example, but it makes the point.
So, chat it up and, and let's see what happens.