FAQ for HW creators
What is it?
A Homework (HW) is the tracklist of a mix with timestamps corresponding to each mixing action. It schematically indicates start time of the track, fader rising, EQ control and other actions. With this scheme, a user can play a prepared mix on their own. See the Recommendations section to learn about mixes that can be used for HW creation.
Each HW also contains general information about the mix, including genre, type of venues suitable for the mix, duration of the mix and other information. The user can check this information out in the HW preview to find the HW that suits better for their skills, potential venue, and so on.
Why do I need it?
With the help of special software, you can create HWs for your mixes and sell them on the website. You set the price at the choice. The website adds its commission fee to it.
You hold the rights to every HW created by you. It allows you to promote your HWs through your accounts on social media, accounts of your followers, through forums, chat rooms, or using other methods that are in line with the legislation.
How do I start?
1. Sign up in order to get access to the software.
2. After registration, you will be given access to HW creation software, which can be opened by pressing the “Create homework” button in your account and on the home page.
How to create and publish an HW?
1. You need to complete two sections:
- General Information;
IMPORTANT. Read the “Recommendations” section before starting your work on an HW. It will help you save quite a lot of time, as well as gain more attention to your HWs from the users.
2. On the “General Information” page, you need to provide information about your mix, load the HW cover, set the price and upload the audio file containing the mix.
This information will be available on the website, where the users will be able to read it and listen to your mix.
IMPORTANT. In the “Description” section you should describe which mixing actions contained in the HW (fader, EQ, filter, loop etc.), as well as what skills required to perform the mix (optional). This will help users choose HWs in line with their skill levels and allow you to gain reputation among buyers.
3. After filling up General information, you’ll be directed to the HW creation page. Use the scheme to indicate each mixing action and the corresponding timestamp. For detailed information about completing the scheme, see the “How to Use” video or schematic tips.
Average time required to complete the scheme is 2 to 4 hours depending on complexity of the mix. You can use the “Save” feature to divide HW creation process into several sessions.
After completing the scheme, press the “Publish” button to submit your HW for moderation.
Each HW undergoes careful moderation; make sure to double-check everything before publication. This will help publish your HW as quickly as possible.
IMPORTANT. Only links to paid internet sources for the tracks from the mix is allowed! (Exception: FREE DL from official pages of artists). IT IS FORBIDDEN to provide links to pirated sources, your links to Dropbox, Google Files or other cloud services.
4. After moderation, your HW will be published on the website and become available for purchase. You can now start promoting your HW.
1. Make it simple. The audience of the website is mostly made up of unexperienced, beginner and bedroom DJs. Therefore, simpler HWs draw more attention from users. It will also help reduce the time required for HW creation.
2. If you want to record a mix using difficult tricks, don't forget it to mention it in the “Description” field in the General information section. It helps you identify the audience for which your mix is intended.
3. We suggest recording a mix using Traktor, Rekordbox, Serato and other DJ software, using video recording of the screen. This will help you fast and easy copy all your mixing actions to the HW based on the video recording.
HWs can also be created using a mix made in Ableton Live with gain automation of three frequency encoders on EQ Three (from Audio Effects) to simulate the use of the equalizer, as well as track volume automation to simulate the use of the fader (as an alternative, the Fades feature can be used). In order to prevent errors while indicating timestamps in an HW, we recommend specifying time using Rekordbox software (Export mode*) based on Bars numbering, which is displayed identically in these two programs: inside Audio Clips in Ableton Live and in the player window in Rekordbox.
*Software working mode is available in the Free Plan version.
Ableton Live – numbering of Bars inside Audio Clips:
Rekordbox – numbering of Bars in the player window with corresponding timestamps:
How do I cash in?
1. You can track sales of your HWs in your account on the “Sales” page.
2. In order to receive money from sales of your HWs, enter your banking details on the “Payouts” page in your account.
IMPORTANT. Please read https://bedj.io/page/terms-of-use