Okay, so I am but a meager RB fan and RBN lurker (I'm interested to see what the process looks like, which bands are participating, etc). I am not, like most of you, a musician, moderator, code author, or any other such cool title.
And this is why I need your help. I have emailed one of my favorite bands, a well-known indie band (by indie standards I mean...their Myspace page has ~1 million hits). I followed recommended etiquette etc, and wasn't sure whether to expect a response. Well, it took a few days, but I got one from the front man no less, and it was a lot more thought-out than I expected.
Basically, these guys love and play RB and have been looking into RBN (not sure how extensively). The problem they face is apparently related to how they record. According to the band,Again, I'm no musician, but wouldn't it be highly unusual for them not to have recorded separate tracks for each instrument? Am I missing something here? Are THEY missing something here? Or is it just a no-go unless/until they rerecord differently?"unfortunately [RBN] require "stems" (which are mixes of just guitars, just drums, vocals, etc.. all separated) and we don't have those types of stems.. so we're trying to figure out a way around it
I really want to help out, but maybe the best way I can do that is to direct them to this board. I just thought I'd throw this out first to see if anyone had thoughts/ideas or even follow-up questions I could ask the band.
Thanks in advance!