Producer Space aims to provide customers with only the best curated templates available – and in order to be accepted onto the marketplace, submissions must meet our professional quality standards. In addition to basic technical requirements, this also may include organizational and stylistic guidelines. Please read the guide below to better understand the qualities we look for, as well as some approved examples.
Please note: Although not all templates may meet these standards in their entirety, we aim to be consistent in our submission process. We reserve the right to reject a submission at any time, for any reason.
Templates can provide a starting point for a track, help producers learn new techniques, enable people to emulate their favorite producers, and provide helpful insights and elements that can be taken away and modified to fit original productions. For many, templates can be an exceptional educational resource, as it can be challenging to get started with just a “blank canvas”.
It’s important to note that producers of many different levels of skill and experience may purchase templates – some may be established and looking for new ideas, and some may be complete beginners. Either way, it’s important for template submissions to be easy to follow, and designed with these things in mind.
All submissions must contain:
- A full-length audio demo in .MP3 (320Kbps) format
- A .ZIP file or external download link (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) containing:
- The project file
- Folders containing any samples or presets used
- Exported MIDI files for each melodic element
- The product title and description (see examples here)
- Titles should be unique song titles, not descriptive titles
- Titles and descriptions should use include correct spelling, grammar, and format
- Up to 15 descriptive tags to help customers find your products when searching the site
- Accurate metadata containing the BPM (tempo), duration, plugins used, DAW and genre.
- Professionally designed cover art clearly showing the title of the track/template.
All templates will be manually checked on submission. All DAWs and genres are welcome.
Template submission guidelines
- Templates should be editable. Users should be able to edit and make changes to channels / tracks, track names, colors, groupings, arrangements, automation, and mixing.
- Templates should be well-organized. All channels / tracks should be grouped into an arrangement view, with drum elements grouped together, and all basses, synths, vocals, FX, etc. grouped appropriately. Users should be able to easily navigate the arrangement.
- Each channel / track should be clearly named using simple language. See the screenshot below for examples:
- Templates should demonstrate a professional understanding of music production; well-mixed to a professional standard, well-balanced, and with no clipping. Include basic mastering on the master channel if possible.
- Templates should only have limited usage of 3rd party plugins. Many customers won’t have certain 3rd party plugins, so the less you use them, the more sales you’re likely to make. If you do use 3rd party plugins, stick to more common ones like Fab Filter and ArtsAcoustic, or more affordable plugins like Kickstart. For FX plugins, use native plugins within the DAW wherever possible.
Most of all: Do not overcomplicate!
Note: You may include two separate versions of your template in your submission – one with native plugins and one with 3rd party plugins.
- Templates should only use popular synths. Just like with plugins, you limit your sales if you use less common synths. Sylenth1, Massive, Spire, Zebra, and Dune are all good options.
- The use of 3rd party samples is NOT allowed. Exceptions include samples for which you own the copyright, or samples legally purchased from Freshly Squeezed Samples.
- Presets used must be exported and re-imported into a blank sound bank within the synth. This avoids any unintentional inclusion of entire sound banks.
- Do NOT bounce down template elements. Every channel / track must be in its original form, including MIDI data, presets, channel strips, etc.)
- Templates must be completely original, unreleased tracks. You also may not use tracks that are planned for future release or previously released.
- Templates must be full and complete arrangements. Many people learn best from seeing the full track overview.
- Templates must be of commercial release quality.
- All MIDI and preset files must be exported into appropriate sub-folders within the package you upload.
- Templates should NOT use romplers such as NEXUS, KONTAKT, Omnisphere, etc., unless absolutely necessary. Many customers will not have these instruments, their extensions, or relevant add-on packs.
- Templates CAN include your own self-created presets and samples.
- Templates should NOT include 3rd party presets, unless significant modifications have been made.