July 1st is almost upon us and that date marks the closing of submissions for the Community Compilation CD Project! If you want to get a track in… better do it ASAP! We already have an incredible turnout from the confirmed contributers but would not mind a few surprises, either.
Just so you all know- I’m holding myself to the deadline as well and my submission (above) just needs a few final tweaks before July 1st has come and gone…
I never expected anyone to go out of their way and create new material for the compilation and have been floored at the amount of work others are putting into their submissions. The community is truly awesome – the expression of this fact is really the point of the entire project. I thank all of you who have submitted material. Thank you.
After July 1st, I’ll go about arranging the tracks and doing what I can to create a cohesive compilation release. A final track listing will be published as soon as I determine how things should be arranged and I may be contacting individual contributors for more information, images, or anything else that is needed in the weeks ahead.
So what about the booklet and cover art? I’ve been in talks with someone from the Joomla! community who will be collaborating with me on the cover art. The booklet will be designed by myself and made available along with the final disk images.
The new Adobe Education Exchange is a web-based community that allows people to collaborate, share resources, network, and generate ideas and discussions around using Adobe solutions in and around the classroom.
Members of the Adobe education team, along with input from a group of Adobe Education Leaders, have been working on this project for months and are thrilled to announce that the project has now been officially launched and is available for anyone to access and use!
This is a resource for all facets of education: K-12, Higher Education, Colleges, Universities… admins, faculty, staff… whoever is working with Adobe technologies in education.
You can see a small subset of materials and resources available by visiting http://edexchange.adobe.com/, but to truly get the most out of this resource, you will want to sign up with your Adobe ID and fill out your personal profile.
Earlier this week I noticed a tweet from Charlie Griefer mentioning a new project called CodeBass having to do with music and Adobe technology. Thinking this sounded like a huge mesh point for the ongoing Community CD Project, I was pretty quick to check it out.
What a great idea and an excellent community resource! I immediately contacted Vicky Ryder and let her know about my efforts. She was kind enough to do a quick feature on the Community CD Project and I cannot thank her enough for getting that up so quickly seeing how the submission deadline of July 1st is fast approaching!
I encourage everyone who has something to contribute to do so- even if it’s just adding a nice comment here and there or getting the word out about this effort. I pledge my support and hope to contribute in any way I can.
UPDATE: You can find the latest information about the project here along with an FAQ and contributor list.
One of the aspects I greatly admire about the communities I interface with (primarily Flash developers, but digital tech people of all stripes) is that there is such a diverse amount of talent, interest, and drive among these individuals. More than any other group of people I’ve come across, there seems to be an inordinate amount of developers who also spend their time doing some form of audio composition. What better way to highlight their efforts on both fronts than to put together a compilation album of their audio work along with related information and offer it to the community at large?
Ideally, I’d like to get 12-18 tracks together along with a nice digital booklet for the community. These items would be made available as a professional-grade digital download with both a full bin/cue CD-Audio image file and high-quality digital audio track versions along with printable album art and descriptive booklet highlighting the work of these talented individuals and groups.
Submissions will close on July 1st, 2010.
If you wish to contribute and have your work included in the compilation, here are the details:
You must be a designer, developer, or some other tech person. This doesn’t have to be just Flash or Adobe stuff- anything goes!
FTP your uncompressed audio track to Fractured Vision Media servers (connection details below).
Include a text file with the title of the track, your name/alias, a short paragraph describing how your music effects your des/dev efforts or vice/versa – how does it all relate? Links to download/purchase your albums. Other info as deemed appropriate.
Include cover art for your track or some representative images.
This will be a freely distributed album through the Fractured Vision Media label – no money need change hands. A community effort.