Cool. I’d love to see an iPhone app doing this.
I take it you are not going to record audio..? Stuff that comes into mind are Reason, Acid, Fruity Loops. I’m not sure about the current status of Acid and FL, but Reason should contain everything you need. From sampled ‘real’ instruments, to crazy synths and good quality stuff for processing/mixing/mastering. A decent MIDI keyboard are worth having, but not required.
I really like the idea, but it’s probably going to be pretty messy with the plug in situation, different sequencers etc. I guess most potential buyers would be more than pleased with the opportunity to create their own mix from a pack of unprocessed wav/aiff-files. No need for a certain sequencer or plug in. Just load it in whatever you are using and go.
At least add a ‘Universal’ section to the sequencer list for those that want to upload audio track files only. Not to mention those buyers that doesn’t have access to X sequencer with the Y plug ins but really like the song and would like the opportunity to do a custom mix.
On a sidenote: Someone mentioned the sequencer Reaper in the blog post. It’s excellent, it’s shareware and gaining a pretty impressive reputation. Why not try a joint venture with the developer. Say you plug it here. In exchange AJ members get some kind of discount or something. We could have Reaper tuts and other stuff for buyers of our beloved track files. Well, just a thought.
Wow… That’s a nice surprise! I’m speechless. I never win competitions. Thanks a lot guys! I’m working on a new batch of tracks and this will certainly help.