Collaborating with fellow music producers isn’t always easy.
Enter Splice, a music startup co-founded by former GroupMe cofounder Steve Martocci.
Splice helps electronic dance music creators save, share, collaborate, and remix music by working alongside professional music creation tools like Ableton Live.
For one, Splice offers musicians access to all of their revisions in the cloud.
Let’s say you made an awesome song using Ableton Live, but kept working on it. Next thing you know, the song sounds totally different and you can’t remember what made the older version sound so good. That’s where Splice comes in. With Splice, you can access your entire revision history — a feature that isn’t possible with Ableton Live and ProTools.
Splice is a downloadable client for your computer. Once you create your tracks in Ableton Live, the majority of your future interactions between with music will happen on the web.
Splice also aims to help artists better understand the building blocks, or DNA, of a song. Splice lets musicians see and analyse each specific element of a track, be it a MIDI, a clip, a musical instrument, etc.
Programmers have a wide variety of tools to help them develop and understand code. The Splice team says those same principles should apply to the music creation process.
“We care about that never-ending, unfinished piece of work,” Splice CEO Steve Martocci previously told Business Insider. “We look at two-channel tracks like you’ll listen to as the compiled code.”
Back in October, Splice raised a $US2.75 million seed round led by Union Square Ventures. Splice is still beta only.