The produce section is the center of music creation on Indaba Music. Use Indaba’s session platform to manage your online collaborations.
To start a new session, go to your profile page and select the new link in the Sessions header on the right side of the page. You can also find a link to start your own session by clicking the Start a New Session button at the top right of the Sessions page.
Once you choose to start a session, you’ll be asked to name your session and complete a statement of intent, where you can describe your session for other Indaba users. You will also be asked to choose whether you’d like your session to be public or private. Public sessions appear in search results and are viewable to those who are not members of the session while private sessions are viewable only to members of the session.
Once you fill in the basics about your session, you’ll be asked to fill out the genre, influences, and needs of your session. The needs field is where you can indicate what kind of collaborators you’re looking for within the session. The more information you input here, the easier it will be for other members to find your session. On this initial page, you can also attach a session image for you session. Click the Attach an image to this session link, select from all the pictures in your media library or upload a new picture. Select the Save button to save all your basic information to the session. If ever you’d like to edit the basic information in your session, select the Edit Session Info link on the right side of the page, beneath the Manage Session header.
Your session status lives at the top of your session page, and informs visiting users where you are in the creation process within
To attach files to your session, select the Attach File button at the top right of the session page. Here, you can attach audio files (or any files for that matter) from your media library to a session, or upload new files straight to your session. All attached files will appear within in the Files tab on the session page. To remove the file from your session, click the remove button beneath the file in the Files list.
A primary file is a file that is central to collaboration in the session; it can therefore be downloaded by anyone, even Indaba users who are not members of the session. To set a file as a primary file, click the Primary button in the status column to the left of the file. Click the button again to deactivate primary status.
A master file is the audio that will be playable next to your session in search results, and it will also be playable at the very top of your session page. This file should be a rough mix or the best representation of your session so far. To make a file the master file in your session click the Set As Master button beneath a file in the file list. Your file will then appear at the top of the Files list, with a Master File header. Select the clear link to the right of the Master File header to deactivate master status.
To invite new members to your session, select the Invite Member to Join button at the top right of the session page. Search through your contacts and click the Invite button beneath their names to invite them to your session. To invite non-members to your session, type their e-mail address into the Member Name field. To invite an Indaba user that is not your contact, go to their profile page and click the Invite To… button at the top right of their profile page.
Your latest events and discussion posts will appear under the Discussion tab on the session homepage. To view a complete list of your session events and discussion, select the View Session History link at the right of the session page below the Manage Session header.
To end your session, click the End This Session link on the right side of the session page beneath the Manage Session header. Make sure to save all the necessary files from your session before you end it because files uploaded by other members may not be available to download after the session is closed.
Use our Advanced Sessions Search to find sessions with like-minded musicians on Indaba Music.