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For me there are two major frustrations in making my tracks. Not really sure that changes to Looperman would address them. But, perhaps.
First is the difficultly in finding good vocalists. Looperman has lots of acapellas, but finding a vocalist to do a vocal for a melody line is a different challenge.
Second is getting help with lyrics. I'm not able/willing to spend $ to hire a vocalist on Soundbetter or other similar sites. And, I'm not finding a lot of action at Songwriterlink.com either.
There must be tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people out there who can sing, who aren't trying to go pro, but don't know how to connect with us. And, lots of aspiring poets who would be interested in trying their hand at writing lyrics. In multiple languages. (Some of my unfinished tracks definitely need lyrics in Italian. A couple sound to me like Spanish would be right.)
If we can't make space for these collaborators here on Looperman, could we establish direct/reciprocal connections between Looperman and the sites/places where they reside (assuming there are such places)?
Hey Eric! Man it has been a while. Your post seemed quite interesting to me. I think you killed your argument when you said: I'm not able/willing to spend $ to hire a vocalist......
So then that problem potentially now becomes Shan's problem, in theory. Which in theory, I do not think he would be willing to take that up. This site's main tagline says it is a resource. Like when you go to the library. Your local library is a resource. At the library you do all of the work for your project and not your librarian.
Let us try to keep in mind that this is a free site and we did not pay any membership fees here. So there are limits on what free sites like this one can do and offer us.
Many people said they wanted an upgraded messaging system that does not utilize our own email accounts. This idea sounds excellent in my opinion and would affect and serve everyone here which seems quite reasonable. What you request Eric is already available for a price on other sites like: https://vocalizr.com/vocalists . You said: I'm not able/willing to spend $ to hire a vocalist...... That is your personal choice and preference. But you must spend the $ if you want that kind service Eric because there really isn't a good free acapella option out here other than Looperman's acapellas.
Hi, Joe. I see your point. I do agree that it is my choice not to spend $ to hire a vocalist. And, I also agree that the acapellas here on Looperman are really a great resource.
My suggestion (and I realize that it was a lot more out of the ballpark than the others that have been raised) was prompted by my belief that there really isn't anything equivalent to Looperman out there for vocalists who could add to a track that had been composed by a Looperman members or for lyricists who could work up decent lyrics to a melody line composed by members. And, these are two critical ingredients for a lot of song production in all sorts of genres that we can find here on Looperman.
I agree that something like having a "follow favourites" feature, or an upgraded messaging system definitely would be great and much more achievable I think that attempting to expand the competencies offered by Looperman in the way I suggested. So I suspect you are absolutely correct that this is something that he might not be willing to take up. And I definitely did not want to make it Shan's problem. But, it was worth raising I think. When Shan created Looperman (long before I discovered it) he must have recognized that it would fill a need (i.e., provide a solution to a problem). And it definitely has succeeded wonderfully in doing that.
And, I guess my alternative idea of simply providing a gateway feature on Looperman to sites that do offer free vocalists and lyricists is a non-starter if, as you say, there aren't any out there. I was hoping that there might be ones that I hadn't discovered. I suck at internet research for some reason. I think I have a natural talent for picking bad search terms! :)
You would be surprised by the fact that vocalist would actually create vocals for your track should you take the time to create something with what theyve already posted. They are looking cor producers just as people are looking for vocals.
Plenty of collabs where born like that back in the day. Just pick a pella create a song ,post it in the pella's comments section and you might actually find someone to work with on new songs.
I do feel that there is a bit to much freedom in the pella section though, but hey, they are free after all.
Correct me if i'm wrong but the Loops and Samples sections appears to be purely Loops rather than single sample's, so I would maybe seperate that category and have samples for single sounds for a max of 20-30 secs for long sounds? like I could provide lots of weird sample sounds I've made but I haven't uploaded them because technically they aren't a loop or for a set bpm. Or possibly you could allow the verified members to provide sample packs after they've been checked by admins.
a like button for loops and tracks
Hey loopergang, I've for sure noticed the changes made on this site since beginning my membership 10+ years ago and must they they have all been great and with user experience in mind! That being said, heres a couple wild ideas I think you elevate the platform further!!
1) LooperMan App!! We all live very busy lives, and often find my mobile to be my go to entertainment device while on the go. It would be great to be able to dload a simple Looperman app that streams user songs. If you could create playlists of the songs you like as well, i can say for myself i would be listening to Loopertunes all day! I know this would be a big step, but I think it could potentially attract more users, as well a purely listeners! Thoughts?
2) Following Members!! I think it would be an amazing feature to have. I know I've found a handful of extremely talented artists/producers on this platform, and am constantly searching their names to see if they have new works uploaded. If you could "follow" the members of you're choosing, and receive notifications when new songs/material is uploaded, I would bee all over it like honey!!
3) Inboxes!! This is one of the best platforms I've used for collaborators. It would be great to be able to message members directly and privately. I feel like this would make networking much easier, and could do alot more internally, without reaching out over other platforms like soundcloud or email.
All in all the looperteam is doing a great job as always! Thanks for taking the time to listen to user suggestions, and striving to bring a better service to the community!! Nothing but love!!
one thing I would like is this: when you're searching for a loop, and you go into the key section (you know, where you can find things in am, f#, etc.), I think there should be an option to search for major or minor loops. like if you clicked on minor, then only loops in various minor keys would pop up, etc. You know what I mean?
Add a trending loops page
follow media player so i can keep listening to tracks whilst navigating comments ect...
sometimes i have to search the person up again to find there acapella so i can comment that ive made a mix, i need something in place so i can tag that person instead, so i can find that acapella faster or i can contact the person to let them know ive done a mix.
ive been at 50 tracks for a while now, i would like to archive some of them, I also wouldnt mind a sub service to allow me upload more, i have 156 tracks i would to share, some finished some just intrumentals awaiting vox ect.. i also want to collab, so a shared page would be nice.
other than them i love this site......... x x x
Second thing I would change (I already commented) would be - being able to delete comments on loops that you've posted, especially as a loop I just posted got spammed with 2 soundcloud links that have no relevance :P
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