What would overlaying hundreds (maybe even thousands) of tracks sound like on record? Let's find out.
TWP releases templates and instructions on how to contribute to each song. If your submission is on point, it's accepted and mixed down onto the final track. You do NOT need to be Steve Vai - you just need to practice timing.
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Update 4/24 : Listen to the first 20 musicians (rough mix!)
UPDATE : Dear reddit. Thanks, but, RIP my inbox. This guide should help you get started.
To accept the most amount of submissions possible, stem mixing of thousands of tracks will be automated in the cloud with the final 24 or so tracks mixed manually.
Make your submissions for Smells Like Teen Spirit on SoundCloud for now.
Tag them with #twpnevermind so I can find them like here
I am a guitarist, drummer, bassist, vocalist, computer nerd, and nirvana fan of over 25 years. I have my own home studio in the SF bay area and have mixed my own cover tracks for a long time, some were ok-ish. I'm naive enough to think I can pull this off. I'm not a producer or genius mixer, so I will need help.
Everyone is indoors right now. Lots of people are uploading their Nirvana covers. Why not bring it all together at an insane scale and just see what happens. Nirvana were amazing, I wanted to start there.
A free mix of 'The World Plays : Nevermind' album to be released in 2020 or 2021. This will be non-profit, Even if it were possible, anything that 'could' be made from this would be routed to a charity (likely COVID related).
It could be terrible or it could be cool like Rockin1000 (which is awesome and obviously a major inspiration for what I am doing here), but I have no idea.
Whatever it is though, you'll be on it.
Files will be collected into Cloud Storage for pickup by distributed mixing system
DMIX is the tech that will normalize, eq and mix all of the tracks into single tracks. It will be based on Big Data distributed processing engines such as Spark with integration to open source mixing tools for continual (possibly even nightly) mixes.
Guitar inputs to DMIX may be re-amped later through equivalent outboard amps used on Nevermind.
The final mix will be mixed manually in Pro Tools or equivalent.
Used on Drain You, In Bloom and several other tracks. TWP has a '65
The distortion on Nevermind. TWP has several of these.
Primary Guitar Pre-Amp for Nevermind. TWP has a 1991 model.
Bass Amp used by Krist on Nevermind. TWP has a 94'
Used on Come As You Are and most other tracks with a chrous sound. TWP has a 90's model.
Used as the cab for the Mesa 22. TWP has a well loved 2001 model w/ G12 T3897 Speakers.