EQ’s MusicPlayer.com forums have spawned a fund-raising effort for the victims of the South Asian Tsunami. Dozens of musicians worldwide composed, recorded, and engineered a track entitled “Tears We Share” in eight days. Musician Ted Hoffman wrote the song and lyrics in a day. Contributing musicians used a click track shared via the web, and then all contributed tracks to a central FTP site. All tracks were recorded dry on a range of platforms including Nuendo, Pro Tools, and Logic.
David Holloway, instigator of the project, said, “We had the ideal opportunity to put something together in a short time as we had a number of musicians on the forums after Christmas. When the Tsunami disaster hit, we took the plunge into the process, and it’s all worked out brilliantly.”
The end result can be found at www.faceoffriendship.org. The song costs $3.00 with all proceeds going to the major charities supplying aid to the affected region.