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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.

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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.

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Looks like everyones favorite online electronic music production tool now has a new addition – the “Machiniste” Drum sampler allows you to create drum parts from a set of provided one shot hits and furthermore modulate their pitch and filter. As with other modules available within this superb online tool it also offers individual outs to allow you to route to external FX such as Delay, Reverb and Distortion.

Expect more new features to be added to the platform soon, especially since they have recently joined forces with Burn Studios to develop it further and have even brought in the likes of Richie Hawtin and Cassius to promote it.

Audiotool is free to use and can be found here


You know cloud based music production is getting serious when the likes of Richie Hawtin get behind it. The renowned DJ and music tech innovator unveiled Burn Studios new web based music production platform at ADE this year alongside Andre Michelle, who developed the superb flash based Audiotool web app that its based on.

Aside from bringing further development such as MIDI support and sample uploads to the Audiotool, Burn Studios  have already proven themselves to be on the pulse of electronic music through their work with existing artists such as Cassius and Uffie – the latter of which they are currently running a remix competition with. 

I think its likely their sound knowledge of electronic music scenes, coupled with a versatile and engaging platform like Audiotool means Burn Studios will see great success, especially since they have put a desire to introduce newcomers to music production at the heart of their plans.

The platform is due to be beta tested later this year with a planned release to the public early 2011 and as you’d expect I’ll be covering it as it evolves. You can read more about the platform on the Burn Studios site here

This is great – a promo video of Soundation online sequencer put together by a film student fan of theirs.

You can check out the features mentioned here at

I’ve been waiting patiently for this one for a while – the superb online sequencer  Soundation now has the ability to record. I reviewed Soundation, which has been developed by PowerFX a couple of months ago – you can find that here

I’d really recommend trying it out if you’ve not already. More details on this new feature can be found here

You’ll be pleased to know that the Audiotool update announced last week is now live. I had a quick play around with the new features and devices included and here are my impressions…


Up until now using samples within Audiotool involved a head scratching process that required creating a device and then dragging a sample into it. Thankfully this has now been replaced with a more intuitive means of adding samples – you just simply drag them to the desktop and said device is now created for you. Very handy.


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I have to hand it to those people over at Audiotool – they certainly know how to keep you excited about their product.  Following their update two weeks ago they are planning to add some superb sounding new features very soon.

Here’s whats on its way…

New Features

  • Drag samples directly from the library to the desktop
  • New plugin Crossfader
  • New plugin Rasselbock

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Last week Audiotool released the latest version of their superb online sequencer to their eager fans. This brief and concise video guide above talks you through some of the new features.

If you’ve not tried it yet and/or need some guidance then I’d suggest visiting their You Tube channel and taking a look at the other video guides on offer.

I’ve already given some coverage to web based sequencers recently by looking at Audiotool and The M.O.R.T – but what else is out there?

Here is a round up of some of some of the more interesting ones I’ve found….



Whilst its interface is not the most aesthetically pleasing thing I’ve ever seen Pluto does offer a great deal of flexibility  – in fact it reminds me of a very early version of Cubase I used to use. Read More »

…and as promised you can now export tracks to Mp3 and Vorbis, embed track widgets and use images for your track. They have also introduced templates so you can start with your desired setup. Oh and they have a product wiki now too!

I’d seriously recommend getting over to and checking it out – an already superb online sequencer just got awesome….

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