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In an e-mail sent out yesterday Ohm Force announced that, following a succesful Alpha test their forthcoming collaborative DAW – Ohm Studio will be ready for Beta test in January.

I covered Ohm Studio and some of the possible features that may be included in this article a couple of months ago.

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

Looks like MIDEM the annual music industry trade fair, based as ever in Cannes this year, will be featuring its own Music Hack Day on January 23rd 2011.

I expect that we’ll see some fantastic innovations here due to the fact that it is taking place at an event that to attracts some of the leading minds in online and digital music.

Full details on the MIDEM blog here

Mixlr, the web based service that allows you to stream live sets just keeps getting better and better.

Following their recent beta test of a Windows app they have now added the option to download your sets to Mp3 once broadcast as well as email reminders for your fans (and yourself if you are somewhat forgetful) when your scheduled set is about to start.

More coverage on these exciting developments here

Looks like the guys over at Audiotool have launched their first remix competition and are giving users the chance to play around with the track “Afterglow” by Beat Canteen and win a release on their forthcoming EP.

You can find out more here

Eric from Scratch Audio has written a superb piece on their blog that covers the pro’s and cons of HTML 5, Flash and Silverlight as platforms for the development of audio production tools. Its an incredibly well informed and even handed article and I’d recommend it to anyone developing this kind of solution.

You can find it here

With the release this week of Propellerhead’s classic recreation of Roland’s early drum machines and Groovebox for the iPad it seems that some clever soul has chosen to ride the zeitgeist and create a replica of it within the superb online sequencer Audiotool.

Audiotool already contains the Roland 808, 909 and 303 needed – not to mention a lot more besides but even so its amusing that someone has seen fit to do this and great that you can instantly jump in and start kicking out some serious Acid House 🙂

You can try it out here

Looks like Berlin based music sharing and collaboration platform SoundCloud has reason to celebrate – they are now partnered with over 100 applications.

More on their blog here

Well done guys!

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