The Scene FAQ

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I see a lot of people around , who are confused by the way the Scene works.

This is where I come in and clarify how the entire warez industry works and behind the scenes info..

1) At the top we have the release groups.. Such as AiR, CRD, DYNAMiCS, UNION Etc...

-> These groups are sometimes run by few people and sometimes by just an individual person. But not all of these groups release on torrents. Some of these groups hate torrents and anything to do with peer to peer. This is where the real secret trading goes on.

-> The above mentioned are all scene groups. The Scene has no central leadership, location, or other conventional distinguishing marks of existence, but some general guidelines apply globally, considering the historical usage of the term and the history of the communities the term has been used to represent. These guidelines include a rigid set of rules that groups must follow in releasing pirated stuff.

These groups Hate torrents, usenet, rapidshare and all other peer to peer programs such as limewire etc..because such programs expose your Ip's to the public and other anti-piracy organizations and is a big risk for them to expose their members. By not releasing stuff via this method they maintain longevity and secretiveness and a constant supply of warez.

So then you ask how come all their stuff is reaching the torrents and forums?

This is where the next set of releasers come in.

2) Topsites. Topsites are FTP servers connected to high speed lines minimum 100Mbit to 1Gbit to multi-Gbit. FTP is another way of transferring stuff but much secure as it uses SSL encryption so it is very very hard to snoop around an FTP server.

Scene groups use FTP aka Topsites aka Scene sites to trade releases between each other. FTP Sites have trusted users called racers or traders who trade releases from one FTP site to another FTP site.

Every FTP site has certain sections on the wish of its owner who owns the servers (eg. TV-XVID, TV-X264, DVDR, XVID, X264, APPS, 0DAY, GAMES, XBOX360, XXX, WII ETC...). These are basically the most important sections but other FTP sites could have foreign sections such as French, Spanish, German, Italian etc depending on the FTP owners nationality and his needs. Each FTP site has it's own rules and every Racer must have to adhere to every FTP sites rule.

Why are there rules on FTP sites?

Rules are there to maintain consistency and ignore spam and bullshit. IF you don't adhere to the rules you get Nuked. What does the term nuked mean?

When a racer races he earns credits set according to a certain ratio. For example if the owner of the ftp site sets all racers ratio to 1:4; and say there are 2 racers who race Presonus.Studio.One.Pro.v1.5.0.x86.x64.incl.Keygen-AiR . Say racer1 uploaded 400MB of Studio One and racer2 uploaded 300MB of Studio One for a combined total of 700MB.

Then according to the ratio 1:4 racer1 gets 400MB x 4 = 1600MB credits and racer2 gets 300MBx4 =1200MB credits to his account. (MB = Megabyte). Say now the owner doesn't like Studio One or it was packed wrong and nukes both racers 3X. That means racer1 will lose 400 x 3 = 1200MB credits from his account and racer2 will lose 300 x 3 = 900MB credits. When u lose credits and don't have enough a FTP site will delete you as you are of no good

3) You know why we have such good quality torrents and links on the forums always? Scene is run and maintained by rules for every section! for example: there are rules written by owners of various groups and approved by other groups to be a certain standard.
If Scene groups don't follow these rules thy will get nuked, Its like a university degree, you don't want to have 10 failed courses, then you are not looked as a smart student. Similarly, a group doesn't want too many nukes besides its name. It destroys their reputation and doesn't let them get on good FTP sites

Scene groups are known as affils or affiliates when they release on a FTP site. When they release something..racers and traders start racing that release to other FTP sites at Gbit speeds using auto mated scripts.

When they Release something on a ftp site it is known as to pred or a pre. pre means the release is ready to be raced to other ftp sites NOT torrent sites. Remember all scene groups hate torrents and do not want ANY of their stuff on torrent sites or forums. If they see someone on their FTP sites releasing stuff on torrents/forums, his/her Ip gets banned and he/she gets NFOed sending a warning to other FTP sites to delete purge him/her and never to allow him/her anywhere near scene ever again.

Now you ask, well if the scene groups hate torrent sites so much, how come uploaders are able to release so much stuff from these FTP sites?

4) Because a few uploaders hide their identity and don't say that they are releasing on torrent sites. Other FTP sites ask for money secretly from p2p uploaders to let them upload to torrent sites. These FTP sites take a risk that if they get busted by other scene groups their ftp site will be NFOed and will be shut down and the owner of that FTP site will be considered supporting P2P or torrents forever and he forever will be banned from Scene. Uploaders have to be very careful in hiding their information so that they don't get caught!

What about other groups such as AudioP2P and ASSiGN Etc,Etc...

5) These groups are all P2P groups that is they are not scene and these groups release their stuff directly to torrents or as 3rd party server links on some of the better forums like Audioz. They have no relationship with FTPs or the Scene.Although they do use a Private FTP network to share with others that upload to sites.Now a proper Scene FTP site is never going to be interested in letting these groups PRE or RELEASE on their FTP sites

In Summary, a release gets pred by scene groups such as AiR or DYNAMiCS etc on FTP sites and then those releases get traded to other ftp sites from where a few uploaders who hide their identities..upload it to torrents. An UPLOADER has nothing to do with the release itself. He is just a messenger. DO NOT blame the uploader for a faulty release, as it is the groups fault that their release is not up to the mark . Always respect this knowledge, never go around mailing the scene groups if u are a torrent user. That brings unnecessary attention and reveals your lack of knowledge and puts the Uploader as well as the site at risk!!

On that note, feel free to discuss this information here Remember this is to gain knowledge and appreciate the warez world. This is not to start demanding stuff, just to appreciate how the entire pirated world works.

Mykal [Team AudioP2P]

79 thoughts on “The Scene FAQ”

      1. Hey Longu, if you added Samarei – Assembly Required and Lofi Melodics vol from drumbroker that would be dope thanks

  1. Thanks for the knowledge and information…..that really gives us a better idea of how the whole system works. Big Up , God Bless, and Thanks for All You Do!!!!!!!

  2. WOW!!! all i can say is good stuff i love geeks!! God Bless FTP’s and The Scene, lets keep it tight!! Thank You Mykal!! this was very helpful and good info to know.

  3. i can’t find the download for the pack “Industrial Strenght TD Audio Psytrance Wav & Midi in the list is that uploaded?

  4. Hi, is the Hidelinks log in access data the same of my account? i’m trying to log in but it says “ERROR: The password you entered for the username andreaq is incorrect”

  5. hi,
    i download output items (string analog + substance) and add them to my kontakt library. but now i keep ask me for activation.
    how am i activate it?

      1. Has anyone successfully installed symlink no install kontakt 5 6 5 on windows 10? Been trying but no luck.

  6. Hello, I have problem with Cymatics.Titan.Start.To.Finish.TUTORiAL archive.

    The 16th part of the rar archive is damaged and therefore I can´t unzip the whole archive. 🙁

    Please reupload it, so I can learn. 😉

    Thank you in advance.

  7. Hi, Can you please upload [NY Loft Classics by Looptone, Soulful Beach House by Shamanstems, Papa Records Presents House & Deep House Drums by Loopmasters and vintage house songstarters by famous audio. Thanks

  8. Hey Longu! I just came across a great synth sampler on youtube called UVI Falcon. Could you please upload this if you can find it? Thanks!!

  9. All of the ToonTrack EZDrummers keygen.exe for PC or Mac have virus. Does anyone have a clean version out there?

    1. Hi, some antivirus have the mistakes in detecting these keygen as virus but they aren’t. I tried Eset Nod32, Kaspersky, Avast, AVG and no virus found.

  10. Hey,
    Could you please upload the new titles from Zenhiser like:
    – Classic House Drum Sounds
    And maybe some titles from Producertech and Faderpro?

    Would be awesome !

  11. Love this group! I saw you post links for Vegas and it got me thinking…
    Do you know of a similar one for Adobe, like for After Effects presets, post production tools, other video editing tools.

  12. I see stuff elsewhere (not torrent) for Toontrack superior drummer 3.0. Can we get the Core Lib for that one as well as the updater for older 2.xx libs to 3.0? Supposedly the 3.x SD corelib was released to the scene in sept.

  13. Can we get a new WavSupply Bundle upload with all of the newest drumkits and soundbanks…Preferably “Nick Mira – LUNA (Omnisphere Bank)?” Thanks

  14. Hello, Can you upload :
    NY Loft Classics by Looptone
    RV Club Keys by RV Samplepacks
    Vintage House Songstarters by Famous Audio
    Creator Series: Classic House Foundations by Niche Audio
    and Master Classic House by Audiostrasse

    Thank you,

    1. If you have difficulties in downloading with FTP link, please wait a few hours and use Google Drive. That’s the best way for all users.

  15. Hi guys. The plugin alliance v3.1 is not available in the google drive folders and in the ftp server either. please, can u check it ?

  16. Hey guys. Almost all of the Heavyocity links are down. Heavyocity is also not in the google drive. Any way this could possibly be fixed?

  17. Please can you get some Drum & Bass sample packs to share with us.


    Cheers guys / any up to date packs 2018 🙂

  18. Great job thus far. Always a pleasure to support this site.
    Can the followign tutorial be uploaded. As I can’t find it in the Groove 3 section. There are tons but not the one below.


    Thanks in advance.

  19. Hey,

    I cant seem to install Shreddage 3 Abyss. It’s got the .nki files and samples, but in order to instal it’s saying i need Native Access with a serial number.


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