I heard back from almost everyone, except V2057, saying that they were fine with their songs being remixed. If you need a refresher, here are all of the available tracks (posted in reverse order):
15728, By Lewis.72 by Reason Patch A Day
2048, By Jeremy by Reason Patch A Day
Ostbahnoff "That's a Great Color Combination," By DJ Mad Wax by Reason Patch A Day
Sunrise, By Chris Stallone by Reason Patch A Day
Space Clouds, By Chris Stallone by Reason Patch A Day
BurnArea, By 1.44MB by Reason Patch A Day
Vathi, By 1.44MB by Reason Patch A Day
Drones2 by Hydlide
Breaching The Heliopause by Reason Patch A Day
There are just a couple of technical hiccups with these tracks:
- DJ Mad Wax's track Ostbahnoff "That's a Great Color Combination" uses the Goldbaby Tape 808 and 909 refills, as well as the Filter Research Refill
- Jeremy used a homebrew refill he got from a friend, but also used the Propellerhead Strings refill
- My entry, Breaching the Heliopause, uses Propellerhead Record
As Jeremy pointed out, we can get around some of this by exporting sub-mixes to WAV, which might result in some pretty big files sizes, making sharing our source files a little more difficult, but certainly not impossible. So, at this point, everyone just needs to lay claim to the track or tracks they want to remix. Lewis.72 mentioned he'd like to take a crack at Jeremy's track 2048. I'm thinking I'd like to see if I can do anything with either 1.44MB's BurnArea or Vathi.
Keep in mind, this isn't musical chairs, so you're not stuck with working on leftover tracks if someone else lays claim to them. If everyone decided they wanted to remix the same track, that would be fine. So, in the comments, please post which track or tracks you would like to work on. I have everyone's email addresses, so I'll try to organize things behind to scenes and make sure that files get to who needs them.
I'm a little hesitant to set a deadline, because I'm not sure how much time it will take for us to get everyone's files passed around. Let's shoot for two weeks and see how things are coming along at the beginning of May.
One last thing. I'm not a lawyer and I certainly don't pretend to have a good understanding of the legal issues surrounding copyright and such, but I'd like us all to adhere to a little "gentleman's agreement" regarding these tracks and their use. Any remixes completed via this second phase of the Challenge belong to their original authors. The name of the track cannot be changed and ownership of the song cannot be disputed. Remixers are, however, allowed a byline with their remixed track, so for example, if Chris Stallone were to remix Hydlide's track it would be "Drones2 (Stallone's Funky House Mix), by Hydlide."
Does that seem fair?