4TrackMadman wrote:Since Groovezoo closed, I tried a few of the other sites for collaboration, liked the Songtree idea but no support for PCs only tablets and confusing on copyright matters, it is more about "sharing", so if you put the song on there then it can be tinkered with by anyone with no restrictions. I ended up using Blend.io and even though my DAW is not supported yet (Studio One), I just load stems. It seems to be very biased towards what I call the "non-instrument" genres, like electronica, hip hop, with some rare visitors that master an instrument, so with that in mind I haven't been able to work on anything on there as there are no interested collabolators.
I also used Sonoma Wireworks' Riffworld which works with their Riffworks software. It was a streamlined interface and as far as I remember it was a lot of fun as the website members did weekly jams, wrote songs, etc. with it. It was very simple to use but I had to stop using it when they switched to monthly subscription format.
Last fall, In a moment of creative stall (due mainly to unsual time constraints, with no more than the odd hour in the weekend to dedicate to music), I joined Kompoz and did a few single-song mastering jobs, as it's the only work that can be meaningfully done in an hour. It was fun, and the platform integration via Dropbox is flawless. Luckily now I'm back having a life and so I haven't used it much. But it's a good platform.
Otherwise, I've collaborated online with a rock organ player once - I met him in person in the city but he actually lives three hrs away, so I sent him the song base, we exchanged a few ideas on the arrangement bits I wanted and he sent me a few tracks of his Hammond which then I proceeded to mix. The result was great. I would be wary, however, to do that with someone with no understanding of recording (or even just audio file formats) whatsoever. I asked a bass player I was jamming with to send me a line once, and I got an mp3 recorded with an emulator. So YMMV.
Finally - nowadays, WeTransfer is the platform to go for moving large files, and works a charm. Just got several GB of video footage we shot a couple weeks back, with no issue whatsoever.