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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

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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 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!

Great to see yet another player in the online music collaboration space –  Thounds  – which describes itself as “a home for your musical thoughts” allows you to quickly and easily record your ideas via PC/Mac or iOS app and  share/collaborate with others. You can also connect your Thounds account to SoundCloud

In addition to this, having realised that no such thing already exists, they have recently introduced a Facebook app called “YUIO”   – a simple sequencer and sampler, which allows you to record short sounds (or just use the default beats) to create boom box tunes to share.

Thounds is currently in beta – and you can try it out here

SoundCloud have recently made some improvements to their popular audio sharing and collaboration platform and have usefully presented these in three “acts”  on their blog

To summarise – what has been added is a new dashboard to give improved control over your connections and notifications, improved encoding and uploading functions and the introduction of a sharing note for your uploaded tracks.

These tweaks are welcome adjustments to an already superb service that’s picked up well over a million users in recent years.

Although a useful tool in its day its seems Myspace has got itself stuck between being a weak competitor to Facebook and a promotional service for bands that falls short of doing much more than being a cumbersome scrolling billboard for other peoples music.
With so many new and upcoming social media tools that they can make use of its no surprise that bands and artists no longer rely upon Myspace as a means of serious promotion. In this article I will address how musicians can reach out to their audiences and what the future holds for those willing to get experimental and creative with their music promotion.

What’s out there right now?

Twitter

Naturally Twitter is a great means of sharing short, sharp bursts of information about what’s going on and linking to other media such as blogs, pictures or videos – not to mention some witty banter or incendiary comments. Surprisingly however a lot of research points to the fact that teenagers, who are more likely to benefit from it when promoting their bands, are just not really that into Twitter – perhaps because its not as social as services like Facebook or Bebo. Read More »

Yet more good news for musicians looking to sell and distribute their music this week – SoundCloud and Tunecore have teamed up to offer
a service where you can sell your SC hosted tunes via a number of online services such as iTunes, Amazon & Zune.

With digital music services becoming the dominant means of purchasing tracks globally its good to see there are now some decent means outs there for bands and artists looking to go the DIY route and self release.

More information here

This past weekend saw the second Music Hack Day event in London, held once again at the rather plush offices of the Guardian Newspaper in Kings Cross.

The event is a 24 hour hacking marathon where budding developers can access API’s from music services such as Soundcloud, Echonest and Songkick to create new applications around the available data.

As with previous years the results ranged from the very useful to the somewhat ridiculous and since I was lucky enough to attend yesterdays hack presentations I’ve created a list of my top five hacks below, as well as an honorary mention for another piece of music software development that I think deserves covering.

We are Earth Destroyers

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Just discovered this one and very impressed – its an Adobe Air based app that allows you to easily upload your tracks to SoundCloud via drag and drop. It also allows you to assign an image to the track(s) you are uploading.

You can download Scup for free from http://scup.dasflash.com and if you are a habitual SoundClould user I’d do that right now!

I’ve seen a fair few posts on web forums recently discussing online collaboration and the best methods currently available to music producers, so I thought it might be worthwhile sharing some of the experiences and knowledge I’ve picked up over the past few months regarding this subject.
Whilst direct DAW to DAW collaboration is still something in the pipeline, hopefully the first true example being Ohm Force’s forthcoming Ohm Studio solution  there are still a couple of tools and services available that allow easy collaboration via the web.

All of the below are free tools, although they do offer additional features such as increased storage space and promotional tools through paid subscription packages –

Dropbox

Apart from being one of the most useful tools I’ve come across for general computing in the past year or so, Dropbox is also a relatively easy and direct means of sharing DAW project files, WAV files and any other data relevant to your music production and composition. Read More »

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