Category Topics

Introduce Yourself

New to the forum? Introduce yourself! Have any questions, recommendations, or suggestions, this is the place.


We all start somewhere. There are plenty of questions to ask along the way and you won't get any flack for asking them here.

Bash This Recording

Upload songs you’ve recorded and mixed for critiquing from our members and staff. Songwriting, performances, recording quality, and mixing will all be critiqued. This is an excellent way to get an extra pair of ears on your music before releasing it to the public!

Recording, Mixing and Producing

From microphone placement, gear reviews, to the classic "Which DAW is best?" debate, discuss all things recording here!

Website Features and Requests

Discuss website changes, features, requests, etc.

Indie Music Spotlight

Share your finished songs or videos, talk about marketing and gigs, and introduce us to your band! We'll also be posting interviews with indie bands and artists that are getting their music out to the masses.


Need a vocalist for a killer song you're working on? Love recording but you're still not good at mixing? Solid guitar player looking to offer your services? Post it all here!


Guitars, bass, keyboards, and any other musical instruments spoken here. And also drums. Lessons, reviews and anything related to fine tuning our craft.

Classified Ads

Selling your microphone, guitar or 78 Pinto? Do it here! Just keep it real and no spamming.

Cover the Decades

Welcome to IRD’s Cover the Decades competition! Over the coming months, we will host a series of contests. Each covering a chosen song representing the decade that the original was recorded. More details to come!!