Here is a quick post from our friends at wired.com on the top 10 virtual jam sessions or mixing sites where you can actually mash up songs or create new ones.
Top 10 Sites for Virtual Jam Sessions
- Indaba Music
Swap tips on mixing, mastering, and distributing your work, and access a
slew of tools for artistic collaboration. You can also participate in
remix contests, which occasionally feature such A-listers as the Roots
and Yo-Yo Ma.
Upload your songs and watch as Jamglue's huge community of mixologists
slices, dices, and reshapes them. Or play producer and rework jams by
the likes of T-Pain, R. Kelly, and MC Lars.
This site enables songwriters and musicians to come together as virtual
bands. Got a cool guitar part? Record it, post it, and ask your fellow
Kompozers to supply the rest.
- Minimum Noise
You've recorded a solid tune, but it needs ... something. A Fender
Rhodes, perhaps? Post a description of the accompaniment you seek and
what you're willing to pay. Choose the best submission and buy the
rights to use it.
Lay down tracks with musicians around the globe using a Pro Tools-like
recording and mixing interface. MixMatch also hosts a marketplace for
the resulting works, with 85 percent of licensing revenue going to
Calling itself a recycling bin for rock 'n' roll, Rifflet lets musicians
contribute unused bits and bobs—a cool drumbeat, say, or unfinished
song—so others can use them to craft new pieces.
Looking for feedback on a demo? Post it here. Soundcloud's music player
lets friends—or the community at large—leave text comments pegged to
particular spots in a song's waveform.
- Tune Rooms
Jam with other musicians by uploading your tracks to a browser-based
sequencing interface. Or sit back and watch the next big hit get
developed by the crowd. Artists retain rights to their material and can
sell it offline.
Megaplatinum rapper Ludacris cofounded WeMix as a place for aspiring
hip-hoppers to post vocals, beats, and songs. Members then critique,
build on, and remix the tracks. The best works could be released on
Geared toward mashup artists, this site hosts contests with music by
talent such as Sia, Natasha Bedingfield, and Lil Mama. Take a song's
separated parts, rework them, and post your mix. You can also generate
ringtones. (YourSpins.com is currently out of service.)