Join Nate Mars for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting to know the Splice community, part of Learning Splice.
- Splice is home to a large and diverse community of music producers in countries all around the world. You can explore numerous projects in the communities from professional touring artists to bedroom hobbyists, all of whom have something they want to share. The community is a great place to find collaborators, discover new music, and learn new techniques from your peers. It's also a great place to teach others some of the techniques you use in your own projects, by sharing your work. To access the community on splice, click on the "Community" tab in the Navigation Bar, or visit splice.com/explore.
From here, you can find projects in a number of ways. You can filter by "trending", "recent", or "most popular". Here you can see a number of the world's most popular artists have already shared their projects, and you can splice them to download them right into your DAW. You can also filter projects by DAW, by users you're following on splice, filter by genre, or search for a specific project you might be looking for.
To preview what a project sounds like, hit the play button. You can download the project and open it right in your DAW by clicking the splice button. Splicing allows you to create your very own version of a project. When you click the splice button, a version of the project will be added to your private studio. This is your own private version of a public project. Just click "Open" from the project timeline in your private studio to open in your DAW. Once you have the project open, you can learn production techniques by exploring the project. You can also release your own version of this project back to the community so others can check out what you've changed or added.
So you can see that the splice desktop app just sync'ed the project and it opened right up in Ableton live. Now go ahead and try splicing some public projects so you can learn new techniques that you can incorporate into your own work, add on to these projects, and release them back to the community, which I'll show you next. By the way, in the community there are often active remix contests from popular artists that you can join to win prizes. In many cases, what makes these remix contests so different is that you're working from the artist's actual project file.
- Creating a Splice account
- Adding your projects to Splice
- Working with collaborators
- Using Splice Sounds
- Discovering popular plugins
- Creating a release using the Splice DNA Player