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HOW TO: POSTING YOUR TRACK & FORUM FAQ (it rhymes!)
Calling all producers! As the 'Post your tracks HERE for feedback...' thread has now grown to be quite huge, due to popular demand, there is now a new process for posting your tracks for review.

First up, what is a Track for review? If you are an artist wishing to get feedback from the ITM Forum Community on your new tracks or work in progress, you simply post a TRACK REVIEW thread in this forum inviting comments!

How do I do it? Simple. Simply post a new thread in this forum, with the thread title in the following format:

Artist Name - Track Name

In your thread, include any comments you have about your new track, and a link to where readers can listen to your track. PLEASE post ONE track per thread, do not post artist pages unless you mention in the body of the post which track we should be listening to.

HOSTING YOUR TRACK
  • Whatever hosting option you choose, listeners MUST be able to download a 128kbit or better MP3 WITHOUT having to log-in or sign-up to the website. Non compliance will result in deletion! Such innapropriate hosts are AcidPlanet and Soundclick.
  • If your ISP provides free webspace, try hosting your track there. Contact your ISP's help desk for info.
  • If you don't have your own webspace you can sign up at MP3.COM.AU as an artist
  • If you are all out of options, drop me a PM and I can give you some room to host your tracks.
  • Try to keep MP3 quality between 128kbit and 192kbit.
  • Label the file and/or ID3 tags correctly
Post your thread and it is now available for comment by forum users!

DO NOT:
  • Bump your thread back to the top. If there are no comments, you are NOT allowed to bump your thread back to the top.
  • Post multiple threads for the same track. If you have updated your track significantly, just add to your previous post. Excessive updates which are deemed to be 'bumps' by moderators, may result in your thread being removed all together.
DO:
  • Be patient! Most of us have day jobs and only limited time to review tracks.
  • Post reviews for other tracks. We work on a karma system. Respect others and they will respect you.
We hope this results in more TRACK REVIEWS and a bigger and better Music Producers community!

Any questions, feel free to swing either myself or hpstekno a PM.

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http://www.tindeck.com/

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Tindeck Audio is a free audio hosting service that allows you to upload your original music and audio and share it with people around the world.

Uploads must be in MP3 format and under 10mb in size.

Dis is how u rave
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www.mp3.com.au is another good track hosting website.
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what if the track has uncleared samples or is a bootleg? is that allowed to be posted here?
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dont see why not.
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anything special about track fragments? say you have intial ideas and you want some direction or tech support or somehting... they can still be posted, right?
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maybe tag your thread titles, lads.
FRG = fragment.
FIN = finished.
HLP = asking for advice.
ADV = contains advice, tips, comments on how you're getting "that" sound. (maybe even with screenys)


Or something. Gav & Doug, feel free to edit this post however and whenever you see fit. This could be a good way of getting more out of this subforum, enable more selective browsing, guide the people who actually know what they're doing to the newbies who need some help etc.
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Do we still do direct links, that was awesome, none of this linking to myspace business, direct links ftw!!
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I prefer Direct links and find myspace to be a pain for reviewing tracks but I can understand that not everyone has good webspace. Its pretty cheap these days so I dont really understand why not many of you out there dont have it! www.powweb.com is good I use it and they offer massive web space, and with the us/aud dollar at 92 cents its pretty good!
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i was always going to ask you actually whats the easiest way to get direct links, cuase im sick of trying to put stuff into sendspace, you can never tell when the 'server full' goblin will rear its ugly head.

i will investigate
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hey guys,

just a suggestion for a rule to help make things easier

generally classifying the type of track via [---] ...so this could be used for eg.

[breakz][wip] grafite-today

so breakz being the genre of music and WIP (work in progress) meaning that it is incomplete(and therefore they are after advice on arrangement etc.)..(this could also be done with other shortcuts or headings)..this method tends to make things alot simpler to see and would organize the forums better.

Many people who want to help other artists genereally don't want (atleast i'd rather not) have to search through posts to see if it is a style they enjoy or are more knowledgeable about...and doing this would put people off commenting on tunes.

For eg. I love breakz but I also have interests in electronica,electro and more progressive stuff(and have more knowledge on these styles)...so I would like to give feedback on those styles of tracks.. but it is difficult for me to find those kinds of tracks because i would have to look in each post to see what style it is

...therefore I am less likely to actually give feedback because I am having to almost 'work' to help and am finding it difficult to locate what i'm after (therefore losing time which could eventually stop me from contributing).

So by adopting a system similar to what I have described, it will make things more organised and allow for more people to contribute.

be good to hear your thoughts on this

thanks,
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sounds good to me,

will do next time
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I have a mix I want to upload here! Is that ok, or is it strictly for tracks?
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DJ Booth or in the All About the music forum under the relevant genre...
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One track per thread for review works better to I recon guys,


Post something like I have 3 new tracks up I just go to the next one....
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Quote:

Originally Posted by klassik

One track per thread for review works better to I recon guys,


Post something like I have 3 new tracks up I just go to the next one....

same. One track per thread.
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http://tumblr.com/ and http://getdropbox.com are two other good cheap-as-free alternatives.

That's how I run my music blog. Gives you a nice flash-based player as well.
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www.bandcamp.com works wonders too.

Sleek player, embedable and you can sell your tunes if you think they are good enough.
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Originally Posted by groovewell

www.bandcamp.com works wonders too.

Sleek player, embedable and you can sell your tunes if you think they are good enough.

agreed
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Everyone should be checking out http://soundcloud.com by now. It's like flickr for audio.

Also I'd advice everyone to avoid uploading services like megaupload and the like as it makes it much more of an effort having to download and review the tracks with extra steps. Easy flash-based players like Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Tumblr are good, direct links to MP3s even better!
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if anyone wants mp3's up, I have a ton of webspace that I'm willing to share.


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How 'bout taking up the suggestion offered by someone that you have to review three tracks per track that you upload?
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I think thats a great idea Fewsion
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3:1 sounds good.

Is there any problems linking to tracks with what would be considered XXX audio content? (possibly/probably/most likely highly offensive to female listeners )
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Is there anyone moderating this at the moment?
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New Release please Review
http://www.beatport.com/release/summ...tler-ep/848144

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Just thought i might mention that MP3.COM.AU mentioned in the initial post closed down a few months ago.
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Believe it or not, I just read through most of this http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=25780

Fascinating.
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