I’ve shared some bits and pieces along the way, but I thought I’d try to concentrate those thoughts on one topic and get your opinions.
Initially, this site was a collaboration between a few of us to hopefully salvage what has been a fantastic community at Recording Review. As we’ve dedicated some time and effort into testing some different possibilities, those of us involved have really grown to enjoy, not only this software in terms of usability, but the potential that we see in how much more we can do with the site.
As I see it, many of us from RR have grown beyond that initial (early) learning phase of recording and mixing and have either lost some of that drive or have hit a point of wanting to take their craft (of making music) to the next level. That’s what I’m envisioning here.
I think there are plenty of sites out there for learning recording and mixing, but frankly the majority of them (GSlutz in particular) are nothing more than (as I see it) a bunch of guys lined up at a wall of urinals, sizing each other up. Recording Review ushered in a place where that kind of nonsense was called out for what it is. I had found my home
My thought on what this site could look like is taking what RR was, and applying it to the entire process of creating and sharing music. Not everyone is as excited about the mixing process, but they have super valuable input on their instrument, or they may have great producing tips, or songwriting help. Recording and mixing is fun stuff (to me), but if the song itself isn’t going to speak to anyone, then it just goes back to the “polishing a turd” thing.
I’m hoping to see a lot of interaction with bands and artists that are creating and sharing their music on here, and helping each other fine-tune their craft. That’s ultimately what I’d love to see from here.