As of December 2010 Audio Silver Lining can be found at www.audiosilverlining.com
This site will remain live for the articles hosted here but the new one looks at lot nicer so why not check it out…
Mixlr – the web streaming platform that allows you to easily share your sets and performances with audiences online is now open to everybody. If you’ve not tried it yet I’d suggest signing up for the free 15 day trial here
The platform offers the following features to those looking to stream their performances to the world:
– Broadcast live to the world in seconds from your microphone, decks, mixing desk or favourite software on Microsoft Windows or Mac OSX.
– Share your broadcasts with friends, fans and colleagues. Listeners can tune in via the web, iPhone, iPad and mobile devices.
– Save and publish your broadcasts on your Showreel for everybody to listen back to later. Or if you prefer, archive them privately using our great value Simple Storage.
– Schedule and promote your upcoming broadcasts.
– Subscribe to other users to receive instant updates when they start broadcasting.
I’ve been that impressed with it that I’ve recently streamed a set from the superb singer songwriter David V. Murphy (and have more performance planned in the future) – you can find that here
Burn Studios, who will be introducing the pioneering Burn Studios Audiotool online production platform next year, have announced a remix competition in association with Resident Advisor which gives you the chance to remix a track by Plastikman, aka electronic dance music innovator Richie Hawtin
Burn Studios continues its tech partnership with leading audio and visual technology leader Avid – the company behind the M-Audio and Pro Tools music technology product brands – to offer the competition winner an exclusive Avid Gift Voucher worth €2,500.
Online audio sharing site SoundCloud is also partnering with Burn Studios for this competitionpresenting the winner with an annual Soundcloud Pro account worth €250. Five runners up will each receive an M-Audio Torq MixLab DJ kit, an Avid Recording Studio package and a Souncloud Lite account.
The track in question is “Ask Yourself” from Plastikman’s album “Closer” and the remix will appear on the digital release of the highly anticipated “Plastikman Arkives” box set.
You can download the remix parts (and get more info) here
Berlin based audio sharing platform SoundCloud have announced today a rather splendid new feature in the form of recording.
This new functionality – which is available via both the SoundCloud site and their iOS app will allow users to record audio and instantly share it via social networks, blogs and forums thanks to the platforms easily embedded player widget – which seems to work just about anywhere these days.
You can read more about this on their blog post here
Those of you familiar with Aviary will know that in recent years they have made it their mission to make creativity tools more accessible by offering their own free to use online solutions.
Although better known for their visual editing tools they also now have an sequencer and audio editor called (in their tradition of naming their products after our feathered friends) Roc and Myna respectively, and its the first of these solutions I’ll be taking a look at in this article.
Roc is essentially a basic and easy to use sample based sequencer which allows you to build patterns from provided sample sets or either record or import your own. As you can see from the screenshot simplicity is key here – although I have to admit it took a little bit of exploring to get a grasp of how to access some of the available features.