Inspired by the FAWM (and now 50/90) analog Four Track challenge http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/content/4-track-cassette-collaboration and discussions in the Slack and Tuesday night Zoom chats. Except instead of being exclusively analog this one allows participation by those of us who do not have an analog multitrack tape recorder. Depending on input, maybe analog is a separate thread or has signups here. When a group fills and another shows interest then more groups can be added. The main idea is for multiple people to create a song with four and up individual tracks where the tracks are created in some sort of sequence as described below.
Feel free to ask questions, discuss, share ideas, or sign up for a multi-track-multi-collaboration (MTMC) in this thread. Or start a MTMC group of your own choosing rather than from a sign-up sheet. Tag it #mtmc (for multi-track-multi-collaborator) and whether the group formed in this thread or separately feel free to post a link to the finished MTMC song in this thread.
Here are some initial ideas (some borrowed from past four tracks) for signups and hopefully there may be other variations that may be suggested.
Sequential one-instrument limit MTMC (Eight tracks maximum)
Most similar to the FAWM Four Track approach where the first person records track one and sends to the mixer/producer and also sends to person two. Person two does not change track one, records track two and sends their track to the mixer/producer, and sends both tracks to person three, etc. This is a multitrack collaboration with participant submitting one clean track with only a vocal or one instrument played. A participant may submit lyrics, either with recorded vocals or without adding music. It is suggested that the mixer/producer be someone who will be around for the duration of 50/90 and coordinates the finished song and posting.
No limits MTMC (Four to eight participants max)
Similar to sequential except each participant can have up to four (?) tracks. Above four participants the mixer/producer might need to have a powerful DAW and computer.
Blind MTMC (Eight participants maximum?)
The first participant records their track (ideally some type of rhythm track(s) with distinct song sections) and sends it to the mixer/producer and all other participants. All other participants record a vocal or one instrument based on the first track and do not hear any of the other tracks. Depending on the number of tracks, it could be a train wreck or it could be fun.