(Please accept my apologies if this had been tried and failed before)
A recent thread about recording by @TTony
had me thinking...
What about a production challenge?
It could work along the lines of one person makes a short track. Their processed track would be posted and the stems (either fully dry or as unprocessed as possible recordings) are made available to all for editing. We can discuss what we did from a technical point of view. There could be a vote if the admins wanted to organise it.
After that anything goes. It could be an option for people to use their own tones, have different instruments more or less prominent in the mix, or even remix things by altering the existing structure.
We could keep it to only the existing tracks. Or we could allow additional tracks (E.g. different drums... or vocals to an instrumental)
It could be an interesting opportunity for us to see what people do with our work, whether it's tweak the EQ to vastly improve the clarity or turn it into some awesome bastard that bears little resemblance to what we originally had in mind.
What are people's thoughts? Could it be a worthwhile exercise? Or is it a step too far?