Join Nate Mars for an in-depth discussion in this video How to create a release, part of Up and Running with Splice.
- Now, let's go over the steps for creating a release on Splice, so you can release your own projects to the community. First, we're going to pick a project we want to release and then navigate to the Timeline. Next, there's a couple different ways we can get to Releases to release our project. We can go to the Releases tab here and there's also a dropdown menu where we can create a release. Let's create a Release this way. From here you can upload new Album Artwork, add a new audio preview, and add some specific tags so other Splice users can find your project.
You'll also have the option to upload and release stems with your project. It's a good idea to release stems so that users who work in a different DAW than you can check out your work. Each DAW has a different process for creating stems, but typically a stem is a soloed bounce of each track in your arrangement. In addition to stems being great for collaboration among different DAWs, uploading stems with your release allows you to create soloable tracks in the Splice DNA player which I'll cover in just a moment. Let's quickly create a bounce of our project. I'm going to go back to our Timeline.
This is normal dialog because I don't have Serum installed on this machine. As I mentioned earlier in the course, we want to create an audio preview that's the exact same length as our project. Now, I'm going to go back and show you how to create the release. I'm going to select the audio preview that was just made. Here we can upload our stems. I'm going to rename this project. You can upload your artwork., and you can add a description to tell the community about your release.
We're going to choose some tags. Here we can see a preview of what the project will look like. You can see what DAW the project was created in. You can see third-party plug-ins used in the project, you can see primary genre, and tempo. All you need to do is hit Release to release the track. So, I had mentioned that it's really important to upload stems with your project. There are a number of reasons to do this, but one of the main ones is so users who are working with a different DAW than you can collaborate with you and explore your project.
I'm going to quickly show you how to do this in Ableton Live now. I'm going to hit Solo, select the entire length of our track, and export each track individually. It's also a good idea to name your tracks something related to what the track actually sounds like. For example, kick drum, snare drum, high hat, synthe lead, etcetera. i'm going to quickly create a folder to put all of our stems in as well. Okay, cool, we have all of our stems exported., now let's go back and upload them to Splice.
I should also mention that it's a good idea to freeze all tracks that use third-party plug-ins. That way, if someone doesn't have a plug-in you're working with, they can still hear how the track was intended to sound. This process is unique to each doc. There are so many benefits to creating a release on Splice. A release can be a finished track, but it doesn't have to be. If you have song ideas or works in progress that have been sitting on your harddrive, or on your private studio on Splice for a while, try releasing them to the community. Someone else might be inspired by what you created and help you finish your song or track.
- 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