So, I was recently reading some advice by music producers, and one thing that came up several times was how great it can be to collaborate. I’ve not done much collaboration in the past, but I thought maybe I could give it a go, so I went looking for websites which facilitate musical collaboration, and I found blend.io. Take a look at the video below which explains how it works:
In that video, he was using Ableton Live, whereas I will be using Propellerhead Reason 8. It’s okay, though, people use all different music software on there, and you can filter them down to just the one you use.
I’ve just signed up with it myself but have not got round to actually collaborating with anyone yet. But I have synchronised it with my DropBox account. Now I can look through any current projects on there and see if there are any I want to add to. Then I can download the Reason files and start playing around with them.
But there is another excellent way this could really help me. I often come up with many new ideas myself, then I struggle to finish them. I’m sure this must be a common issue for many creative people. I have so many “in progress” ideas on my computer that I’ve never done anything with. I could just upload them all to blend.io and see if anyone does anything with them.
But also, if I am ever stuck for ideas or inspiration for starting a new musical project, I can just browse through blend.io until I find something that sparks a new idea in me. Then I can download their project and start adding to it. Great! It’s a win-win situation.
I might start documenting my progress on here by showing musical ideas as they develop.
What do you think? Why not let me know in the comments section below.
All the best,