|About The Discussion Zone|
This Discussion Zone is a response to the most common question I get from users of the 'Mixing Secrets' Free Multitrack Download Library:
"Where can I listen to other people's mixes and get feedback on my own?"
Obviously there are loads of general music-tech forums where you can post a mix link and ask for feedback (SOS, Recording.Org, Gearslutz, Mixoff.Org, etc, etc...), but I honestly don't think any of them are particularly well suited to library users. For instance, it's often difficult to find mixes/discussion about the specific multitrack project you're interested in -- even once you've weeded through all the non-mixing threads. Then there are situations where mixdown files can't easily be auditioned without downloading, or (even more frustratingly) are simply dead links that render any discussion useless for learning purposes. Plus, with typical multi-page 'mix-off' threads it can be a nightmare to disentangle which comments refer to which mix files.
So I finally decided to bite the bullet and set up a dedicated forum-style 'Discussion Zone' for the multitrack library. Here's the concept, which (as usual) I've tried to keep as simple as possible:
For an example of how it feels in practice, check out the Arise 'Run Run Run' sub-forum, which already includes my 'project info' sticky and a few different mix threads. Please have a quick glance at the 'Three Commandments' before posting. If you encounter any problems, feel free to PM me in the Discussion Zone or contact me direct so I can try to sort them out.