Maybe all that people just want to make music without any kind of external constraint, then post it on Music Cafe (which takes 5 min) and get feedback and exposure without doing anything more. On here you have to adhere to some rules, at least. And then, give feedback to the participants (if I recall correctly).Mister Fox wrote: ↑Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:02 CESTWhat eludes me however, is the fact that there are a lot(!) of threads (think 30+ daily) in the Music Cafe over there, with new productions, albums and what have you. So I'm wondering - if the creative output is that high, why not join a fun game for giggles?
It's probably that, FL Studio people mostly make EDM stuff and similar, so maybe MC, MastC are a bit "too big" (read: too serious, too specific?) for them. I don't really know, but I suppose it's one of the reasons that people don't enter here.Mister Fox wrote: ↑Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:02 CESTI'm wondering if it's really down to the following:
This is where I'm kind of lost right now. We have outstanding sponsors. People also ask for feedback over at the old place if they present their own stuff. The themes are not boring - in fact we had three months in row with "producer whatever you feel like". It is now that I'm trying to push the creative output towards a certain direction again with the first theme in a while: "Spring". And time limits? I've seen communities with 1-hour composition challenges, 1-week time frames, etc. In comparison, 24 days is a lot.
- Time limits / constraints
- the need to "give feedback"
- incentive (aka: prices)
So are the FL Studio forum people more after electronic music creation?
Is the focus in the audio ream really just "Mixing Music is just more interesting" (hence the higher participation for the Mix Challenge)?
I enjoy not knowing what the next SWC will be about until the month is there and you open the post, actually. It's one of the special things about it, I suppose, you get to experiment with a new genre each month.Mister Fox wrote: ↑Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:02 CESTIn fact, I'm currently working behind the scenes on a "SWC Year Plan" - something that could be shown at a dedicated place and people can prepare their content way in advance. But I don't know if that would actually improve things, or just backfire because some themes will obviously only be known 1-2 month in advance, while others are known for 5+ months in advance.
That's a hard thing to do, I think. You won't easily get into the same group the FL Studio beat makers and the Pro Tools recording engineers, some people will complain about things that the other are OK about, and the music making style for both is pretty different, the interests too. The RMXC supposedly would attract more the EDM crowd, but I think without stems of big artists and popular songs, you lose a lot of people. The MastC is also pretty specific and I understand that it's more enjoyable for people who already have good equipment at home and can really work on premastering, me for example I can't really do much in that challenge because I lack some nicer speakers to distinguish between the nuances of all the submitted masters for any challenge.
But that's just my 2C, I'm lately very busy and I haven't really participated much, so...