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Nine Inch Nails have pioneered the idea of giving away multitracks or song masters away to the general public for remix purposes. All multitracks were available for download from the fan-made site Alternatively, a selection of multitracks were available from the official NIN remix site, There were also multitracks available from releases by How To Destroy Angels, soundtracks by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, as well as from songs by a few other artists who have toured/collaborated with NIN.

The Fragile era

In 1999, had multitrack clips up of three songs from The Fragile in swf format. None of the songs from this era were released with complete multitracks.

"Starfuckers, Inc." was released as 21 separate 13-second files.

"The Day The World Went Away" was released as 17 separate 14-second files.

"The Big Come Down" was released as 15 separate files of varying lengths.

With Teeth Era

"The Hand That Feeds" was the first of two songs to have multitracks released for With Teeth, released via on April 15th, 2005 in Garageband format (with RAW AIFFs).

"Only" was released on June 25th, 2005 in more formats than the previous multitrack.

Year Zero era

"Survivalism was the first of this album to be released on March 13th, 2007. The next batch of multitracks to be released were "God Given", "Me, I'm Not", "Capital G", "My Violent Heart" and "The Beginning of the End". The multitracks for every song on Year Zero were then made available with the physical release of Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D. To coincide with the release, was set up where users can upload, stream and download mixes, as well as download multitracks in .zip files.

Ghosts I–IV era

The multitracks for all the songs on Ghosts I–IV are included on a DVD-ROM as a part of the deluxe and ultra-deluxe editions of the album which can be ordered from, although the latter has sold out. Additionally, multitracks for the songs "10 Ghosts II", "19 Ghosts III", "26 Ghosts III","34 Ghosts IV" and "35 Ghosts IV" were available from

The Slip era

The multitracks for the single "Discipline" were made available on at the same time it was released as a free download. Multitracks for the remaining songs on The Slip were made available on May 5, 2008 as a free download from


In addition, the Pigface version of "Suck" was released as multitracks for a remix competition.

Following the release of Saul Williams' The Inevitable Rise And Liberation of NiggyTardust!, the multitracks for "Banged And Blown Through" and "Break" were made available for download from

Together with the NINJA 2009 Summer Tour EP which was released for free download in 2009, three new multitrack packages appeared on, including Jane's Addiction's "Chip Away" and "Whores" and Street Sweeper's "Fight! Smash! Win!" (although this track is not featured on the EP).

From video games

Various versions of Rock Band and Guitar Hero feature songs from the NIN catalog, which have been unofficially ripped from the game files to create multitracks.

Rock Band

Rock Band features 7 NIN songs:

Rock Band 3 features 5 NIN songs:

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock features 4 NIN songs:

From the expansion pack:

  • "Closer"
  • "The Hand That Feeds"
  • "Head Like A Hole"

How To Destroy Angels

How To Destroy Angels EP

How To Destroy Angels began releasing multitracks to its songs on 20th May 2010, starting with two tracks from How To Destroy Angels. These were:

Welcome Oblivion

For a remix contest through Indaba Music, multitracks from three Welcome Oblivion songs were released in May 2013[1]. These were:


The Social Network Soundtrack

For a competition to meet Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, multitracks for two of the songs from The Social Network Soundtrack were released for remixing. These were:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack

For a promotional tie-in with Tunecore, five tracks from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack were released for remixing[2]. These were:

See also

External Links

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