Music Practice Tracks
A free service* for sharing your practice tracks (digital recordings) on-line.
Features and Benefits
- Upload your MP3 recordings* of your rehearsals or performances for the rest of your group to use to practice at home. Other music file formats are also supported.
- Only your group members can gain access to your tracks. You use the system to send email invitations that allow your members to create their login name and password.
- Your group members can download tracks & listen on their computer, iPod or other MP3 player.
- Listen to the tracks right in your Web browser: Listen to a track from the beginning or starting at a noted section. Any member can add a new note for a section of a track.
- Automatically generate an MP3 file from MIDI file uploads so your group can listen and add notes to these in the Web interface or download them to use on their MP3 players such as iPods. Or uncheck the box for this option to force them to use the MIDI. This will also work for WAV file uploads (not recommended, because they are so large).
- Any number of your members can self-identify as wanting to upload new tracks. They will be provided access to the web pages and forms they will need to help upload and organize your group's tracks.
- You may use the demonstration group to try out the main features now.
* Note: unauthorized sharing of copyrighted recordings on this site will lead to account termination. You may be asked to prove you own the rights to share recordings you post on this site.
Registering a New Group & Giving Your Members Access
- You can register your new group for free by completing a simple form. You will become your groups first user and group administrator. Other members can be granted access to group administration functions later.
- You will automatically be sent an email to validate your email address.
- You will login to the system and use a special function to email each of your group members an invitation to use the system.
- Your group members will use a special link in the email invitation to create their account login name and password.
- Some of your group members upload new tracks, others just download and listen to practice at home between your regular rehearsals.
To register your group, fill in this form.
Is it Really Free?
Yes, this service is totally free, for now. But we reserve the right to charge a modest annual fee for continued use of this service in some cases. For example, a future enhanced version of the site might continue to be free for up to a certain amount of file storage space, but cost something for unlimited storage space. Or there might be a "pro" version with enhanced features for a fee. The formal policies and pricing structure will be decided later, but for now it is just simply free!