FAQ

 

What is Open Mix for?
What can I upload?
What can’t I do?
Is my data safe with you?
How do I do x-y-z?
My work is uploaded here and I want it taken down!
How can I contact an admin?

What is Open Mix for?

The vision for Open Mix is a community where people can share sounds that interest them. Whether that be a certain guitar riff, the sound of trees, or a line from a speech that you find interesting.

What can I upload?

Any sound that you recorded or that you have rights to. As well, certain sounds that fall under fair use may be uploaded on a case-by-case basis. The general guideline here in the U.S. considers:

•the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
•the nature of the copyrighted work;
•the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
•the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

What can’t I do?

Maintain more than one account. Upload whole songs (at least try to break it up into constituent parts–even if you want to share the sounds of the whole song, break it up into, say, the solo, the chorus, and so forth). Additionally, we encourage people to participate civilly in the community.

Is my data safe with you?

Open Mix tries diligently to maintain your privacy and secure its site. We will never share any e-mail address you give us, unless under compulsion of a search warrant. Additionally, we secure your data by protecting against database injection and storing your password in an encrypted format.

Note that the sounds you upload here are uploaded in the spirit of sharing–anyone can use them as they see fit.

How do I do x-y-z?

See the “how-to” section in the menu bar at the top of every page!

My work is uploaded here and I want it taken down!

We are 100% opposed to people wholesale uploading songs that aren’t theirs to our website. If it’s just a snippet, we hope you would appreciate the compliment that someone found your sound compelling. We will still try to meet your wishes (as the creator of the sounds).

How can I contact an admin?

For bug reports, post on the bug report page–for feature requests, post on the future features page. For how-to questions post under how-to, for general questions post under this FAQ. You can also e-mail nasier AT openmix DOT co, but the message gets sent to the same place as blog notifications, regardless.

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