Thursday, April 26, 2012

Roc Out With Aviary's Myna

Earlier today Wes Fryer asked on Twitter for help finding a web-based tool for audio editing in a manner similar to Audacity and Garage Band. I Tweeted back with the suggestion of checking out Aviary's Myna and Roc services. That prompted me to dig up a couple of my previous posts about both of those excellent services from Aviary.

Myna is a free web-based audio track mixer created by Aviary. Using Myna you can mix together up to ten tracks to create your own audio files. The sounds you mix can come from the Myna library, your vocal recordings made with Myna's recorder, or audio tracks that you upload to your Myna account. The video embedded below provides a great overview of the many features offered by Myna.
Using Aviary's Roc you can create your own music loops or samples. After you've created your music samples you can download them, reuse them in Myna, or embed them into your blog. Below you will find a brief tutorial on how to create sound loops using Aviary Roc.

Google Apps for Education users, remember that Aviary's services can be incorporated into your account through the Google Apps Marketplace. This means that teachers and students can save their Aviary creations in their Google Accounts. Below is a tutorial on how to add Aviary to your Google Apps for Education services (note: you have to be the administrator of your organization's Google Apps for Education account to make this happen).