Producers everywhere will have a clever new tool at their disposal soon called Splice that takes a hint from today’s popular development platforms and offers the same luxury to musicians.
TechCrunch reports that Splice, a new startup from GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci, launched its private beta version today that lets artists auto-backup every change or modification to a production, collaborate with other users, and look back over a timeline of alterations and feedback.
What an artist does is download the client, and when they link it with their production software, Splice opens a directory both locally and in the cloud, and each time the work is saved, Splice creates a version in both locations, including any tracks and files involved in the version. Artists can then pass the version to friends for their mods, revert back to old takes, and create infinite parallel versions of one track without managing a ton of saving yourself. Right now, it only works with Ableton, but support for Logic, Reason, and other software is in the works.
Splice won’t be open to the public for a few months, but they’re accepting a limited amount of beta sign-ups from artists here. Watch the video above, and learn more here.