Join the collaboration
How it works on the technical end
We collaborate by exchanging audio files and passing them back after something has been added.
We don't offer real time jamming via the internet just yet, and, if we did, that'd probably be the easy part - finding a time that works for you, your neighbours and your overseas jamming partner might turn out to be a little difficult.
What you need to take part
All you need is a basic home recording setup, one which allows you to record your instrument while you play along with a downloaded backing track. After you've finished recording you create an mp3 mixdown which merges what you've recorded with the backing track.
If you are just starting out with homerecording and could use some starter tips on which USB audio interfaces are worth a look, the kind of software to use and how to get started on mixing your recordings and our backingtracks, look in the wikiloops forum and don't feel embarrassed to ask for help in there.
Pick a collaboration to join
Any track you find on the public part of wikiloops is an invitation to create and post a remix,
and all tracks remain in that inviting state even after someone else has posted a remix.
In other words, there is no "done" status and it is up to you to choose to be the 125th bassist who likes to have a go at drum track #816,
or to pick a more recent track which is still lacking remixes.
Just head over to our track finder tool , exclude the instrument you would like to play yourself, spot a track that you would like to join,
download it and set about creating your very own remix!
Offer your own tracks and let others join in
You start your own collaboration by recording and uploading the first track of a tune you've composed. On wikiloops the first track of every tune is called the "template track".
There is no guarantee other members will join in, so, before you upload your template track we strongly recommend you take a look at our collaboration starter tips that could increase the chances of having your template track remixed by other musicians.
Experiment as an online band
We offer private collaboration groups (they're called "Bands") on wikiloops, where you have full control over who gets to come in and play (or listen) to the music.
Remixing works just the same as the public area and there's an affordable range of audio hosting storage options for keeping the band's uploads secure.
This can be a great tool for bands to keep up with the repertoire when chances of real rehearsals are rare or working towards an album release.
Read a little more about wikiloops bands.