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Community Project: Create & Upload a Rhythm Track

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Many people learn best not just by reading, listening or watching, but by doing. And that's what community projects are all about. For our first project you'll be creating and uploading your own rhythm track—in whatever genre you're most comfortable with. Want to get involved? Read on to learn how.


How to Get Involved

We've been covering rhythm tracks over the last month or so. But beside giving you great material to read and watch, we want to give you the opportunity to learn by doing. By getting involved.

Would you like to participate in our first Audiotuts+ community project? It’s easy, all you need to do is join the Audiotuts+ SoundCloud group and get creative!

Here's how to get started:

  1. Sign up to SoundCloud if you don't already have an account.
  2. Join the Audiotuts+ Community Projects group.
  3. Create one or more rhythm tracks of at least 20 seconds in length. Upload them to your SoundCloud account no later than May 18th. If you like, describe how you created the track, and what software you used.
  4. Share the track(s) with the Audiotuts+ Community Project group.

Anything goes:

  • Choose whatever genre you like.
  • Use whatever software you have.
  • Use whatever rhythm instruments, samples, virtual instruments, spoons, or wobble boards you like.
  • Include other instruments if you like, but keep the focus on rhythm.
  • Your track can be smooth and subtle, or blow the roof off.
  • For inspiration, check out some of our older and more recent tutorials on producing rhythm tracks.

Guidelines

  • It must be 100% your own work.
  • You don’t have to spend hours and hours on your track, the project’s aim is to be fun, fast and individual.
  • You may submit more than one track.
  • Have fun!

Conclusion

We'll post a roundup some of the best submissions later in the month. Remember, this is not a competition. The real benefit is that you learn something by taking part in the project.

Have a question? Please leave it below in the comments. This is our first community workshop—your questions and comments will help us get the formula right.

Happy music making!

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