Thoughts have been swimming in my head again and… well, I’ll let this weird looking guy tell you:
First things first – Merry Christmas or Happy Saturday to all! Have a free sample pack.
Now that I’ve got you, I need your opinions!
I’ve been thinking a lot, as I tend to do around the new year, about improvements I can make to the site and have come up with some ideas.
One of the main things I’ve been thinking is more content. More tutorials, mainly – since the majority of people are here because of them. However, there’s only so many tutorials I can make, so I have an idea which ties in with the other main thing I’ve been thinking about – making a bigger community.
My idea is to make a user-submitted tutorial section. Not necessarily tutorials they’ve made, but tutorials they find – there are thousands of freely available music production tutorials out there that are all over the internet and I thought it’d be a good idea if we could bring them together all in one place. Embedding videos where possible, otherwise linking to the tutorials on their respective websites.
We can get people to rate them in terms of whether they learned anything from them and categorise them in terms of software/hardware used, genres and what it’s teaching such as lead synths, live guitar recording or whatever.
We could also have other useful things, such as recommended sample packs/patches/files for use with tutorials, related tutorials and comments.
Now the obvious difficulty is moderating it – keeping it tidy would involve some people helping out as moderators. This works really well on forums all over the internet, so there’s no reason it can’t here. In fact, I thought it’d be good to integrate it so that the boyinaband forum and the tutorial submission system both used the same username for mods and users.
That way moderators would have control over the whole community.
So that’s the idea, so I have a few questions for you:
1. Do you guys think you’d use it?
2. Can you think of any ideas to make it better?
3. If anyone out there is any good with web development or web design that wants to help develop it (I use wordpress and PHPBB3) please send me an e-mail or leave a comment. It’d be awesome to get a little dev team organised to put it all together!