Showing posts with label Roc. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roc. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Aviary to Close Their Advanced Suite

For the last two years I've been a big fan of Aviary's advanced suite of online image editing and sound editing tools. Aviary's Myna and Roc music editors have been featured in many of workshops and presentations over that time. This evening I received an email from Aviary informing me that they are shutting down their suite of online image and sound editing tools. The closure will be effective on September 15. You can read the whole email here.

Off the top of my head I can't think of another free, online sound editor that is as robust as Aviary's Myna tool. I will be on the lookout for a replacement though and will share it when I find it. If you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Aviary Offers 30 Days of Roc - New Sounds to Mix

Early last summer Aviary introduced a free tool called Roc for creating and remixing your own music loops. Everyday this month Aviary is adding new sounds to the Roc sound gallery. These sounds can be used to create new music using the online Roc music creator. So far four new sound packs have been added to the gallery. These new sounds include "human beat box," "body sounds," "kitchen sounds," and "around the house."

Roc, which is similar to Aviary's Myna audio editor, is a cloud-based tool for mixing sounds. Completed Roc projects can be downloaded for use in podcasts, videos, and other multimedia projects. Roc can also be integrated into your Google Apps account through the Google Apps Marketplace. Watch an overview of how Roc works in the video below.

Roc 101: Introduction from Mizagorn on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
When having students create multimedia projects, the best way to avoid any concerns associated with Copyrighted music is to have students use their own creations. Roc is a good free tool that students can use to create their own music for their multimedia presentations. And because Roc operates entirely online students can work on their music creations from their home computers, school computers, or public library computers.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Aviary Roc Rocks! Make Your Own Music Loops

Last week Aviary introduced a new service designed to complement their Myna sound mixing service. The new service is called Roc and it does rock. Using 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).


Applications for Education
The combination of Aviary's Myna and Roc services could be a great way for your students to create their own audio tracks for podcasts, videos, and other multimedia projects. Because your students will be creating original works neither you nor they have to worry about violating anyone's copyright rights.