RiffWorks-maker Sonoma Wire Works unveiled a new collaboration portal called RiffWorld that allows Mac and PC musicians to work on songs together.
Accessed through the RiffWorks software, musicians have the option to login into the service when the application starts. When you join an online project any layer you record is added to the project for the rest of the group to hear.
Michelle Wright, vice president of Marketing for Sonoma Wire Works, said the community was a big project for the company and has been under development for about a year and a half. In that time beta testers 600 songs were created by more than 200 musicians worldwide.
Projects and recorded layers are kept on the RiffWorld servers and can be opened and downloaded at anytime.
RiffWorld also offers musician profile pages list their gear, RiffWorks songs and collaborations, and comments – similar interests are linked automatically, making it easy to find people with the same musical taste. Musicians chat about song posts and collaborations on RiffWorld.com and directly inside RiffWorks while they play.
The RiffWorks software costs $129 and includes a 60 trial membership to RiffWorld. After 60 days users will still be able to join a collaboration but will not be able to create new projects. Membership to the service costs $10 a month or $60 a year.