While the power players in the new digital music ecosystem like SoundCloud have begun to lose their dominance due to issues with their user interface, copyright infringement, and potential for exploitation/manipulation, new services have begun to arise to provide a better listening experience. Enter Splice, the tech startup creating a cloud platform for music creation, collaboration and sharing. As artists are still looking to create music while increasingly being on the road to support themselves, Splice has taken the Google Docs approach to music production by allowing artists to work in Ableton via the cloud. This not only allows for increased collaboration between touring artists, but also provides the ability for a community to create and share music made by the creators, with the creators; something never seen before.
After releasing the full project file for Henry Fong’s original collab with J-Trick titled ‘Scream’, Their latest product to rollout is their Thump-premiered player shows exactly what you can do when you have access to the full artist project file like for David Heartbreak’s new footwork-inspired track ‘Rose Colored Bass’. Open the full project on Splice’s website and you can individually solo and listen to each of the projects’ 33 channels to get a more in-depth look at the how the best-of-the-best set up their projects while also being able to break down tracks further than the one singular waveform provided by SoundCloud. As someone who really enjoys digging into what makes up my favorite tracks, I see this as a huge utility moving forward and I can’t wait to see what else they roll out next. You can see get the full track/project file for ‘Rose Colored Bass’ when it sees a full release on 9/1.
Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam