thanks again for your thoughts, frank! i agree that the directory structure can be VERY simple - i'd say just one directory per song.
> * Everything is posted, downloaded and uploaded as compressed tracks
can we standardize to ogg/vorbis? that way it's easy for those of us using tools which don't understand compressed formats to batch-convert.
> * Let's say I lay down a concept in Audacity, save the project,
> * Folks grab the track, import it into Audacity, add their
> * Each track aligns to the base track, whether loops or samples or
so, you're envisioning every track being full-length -- a few questions about that: what if somebody's track is simply a shot at the end of the song? we could increase the efficiency of the system by providing a timestamp, relative to the base track. or, what if someone decides to add an intro out front (or even just natural instrument "pre-noise", such as breaths)? i'm thinking something like this: filenames include a timestamp (we'll have to decide what units and precision to use), and base files are always place at 1min, to allow for slop off the front end. someone might even want to make a count-in track, etc., etc.
> * If someone wants to submit a "replacement" track "improving" on an
all that sounds perfect to me.
>There are a few "decisions" still required by the group: Who ups the
it think it'd be fine to allow open submisions of base tracks -- their usefulness will be determined simply by the degree of interest and subsequent tracking each one gets.
>Other related issues: "Losers" will still have the completed tune in
i do enjoy the *possibility* of an international collaborative release, but hold no expectations in that regard.
(btw... my name is peter, or just call me plutek, like a lot of folks do]
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