Join Nate Mars for an in-depth discussion in this video What is the Splice DNA Player?, part of Learning Splice.
- The Splice DNA player is a unique audio player that allows you to visualize and understand a song's DNA. The DNA player offers a powerful way to share your music with the world. Using the DNA player, you can release a project to the Splice community, find collaborators, get feedback, or share techniques you use in your music. Now I'm going to show you a DNA player. The track we're going to look at is a collaboration called Burn. I'm just going to click on the name to view the DNA player. Now we're looking at a DNA player. When you expand the DNA player on a project page, you can see a complete visualization of a track's arrangement, in addition to viewing what third-party plug-ins are used in the project.
Here are our third-party plug-ins, you can see in this project they're using LennarDigital Sylenth, as well as several other third-party plug-ins. You can also view annotations on each track anywhere in the timeline, which is a great way to tell the story of your song. You can add your own annotations when you create a release and create a DNA player. Again, when creating a release, which creates a DNA player, it's important to make sure that the length of your audio preview is the exact same length as the parts in your arrangement, just like you saw earlier in this course when we examined the process of working with a version in your private studio to create a release.
This way elements in your track will light up in the DNA player in time with the music as the track plays. If you've uploaded stems with your release, you can click solo on any track in the DNA player to listen to just the solo track without even opening the project in your DAW. The other cool thing is that the player is embeddable, so you can easily share it with a standard iframe code on your favorite blogs and sites across the Web. To generate an iframe so you can embed the DNA player for a specific project, navigate to Share on the project page, that's just below the DNA player on the right side, click Share, and then click Embed.
From here you can copy the code and paste it into any HTML editor on your favorite sites. You can also instantly share your track on other social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook. Let me quickly show you what an embedded DNA player looks like. Here's a DNA player for Henry Fong and J-Trick's track called Scream, which is embedded on Billboard's site. Now, if you haven't already, I encourage you to release one of your own tracks, which will create a DNA player for your work.
- 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