Showing posts with label Soundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soundation. Show all posts

Friday, March 24, 2017

3 Online Alternatives to Audacity

Earlier today I received this question on Twitter:


My suggestions were to try SoundTrap, BandLab, or Soundation.

Soundtrap is a fantastic tool for creating music online. The cool thing about Soundtrap is that students can use virtual instruments to create music or they can record themselves playing music on an instrument and then use that recording in conjunction with the virtual instruments in the Soundtrap environment. What makes Soundtrap stand-out from the crowd is its collaboration options. Click the "collaborate" tab in the Soundtrap editor to invite others to create music with you. Soundtrap will work in the Chrome web browser on a laptop, iPad, Chromebook, and Android tablet. In my workshops I often describe Soundtrap as Google Docs for music.

BandLab is a free service that enables you to create music in your web browser or through free Android and iOS apps. In BandLab's you can create soundtracks using any of the virtual instruments that are provided. You can also speak or sing to record a track. Within the BandLab editor you can mix your tracks together to create a song. If you have existing audio files on your computer, you can upload those to incorporate into your BandLab creations.

Soundation is a service that allows anyone to create and remix sound tracks online. If you have used Apple's Garage Band, Soundation will look familiar to you. Soundation provides tracks on which you can place music clips and sound effects to mix together. To create your original work you can select from Soundation's gallery of 400 free sounds, upload your own sounds, or record new sounds using the instruments and keyboard built into Soundation. When you've created a product you like, you can download it or share it in Soundation's gallery.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Collaboratively Create Music In a Google+ Hangout

One of Kevin Hodgson's posts last week prompted me to revisit Soundation. Soundation is an online music creation tool that I tried a few years ago. Soundation provides five tracks on which you can place music clips and sound effects to mix together. To create your original work you can select from Soundation's gallery of free sounds, upload your own sounds, or record new sounds using the instruments and keyboard built into Soundation. When you've created something that you like, you can download it or share it in Soundation's gallery.

Soundation has a beta Google+ Hangout app. The Soundation Google+ Hangout app allows you to collaboratively create sound loops with your friends. The difference between using the Soundation Google+ Hangout app and using the Soundation website is that you cannot upload your own sounds to Soundation through Google+ Hangouts, you'll have to work with the sounds available through Soundation.

Applications for Education
One of the best ways to avoid any confusion or worry regarding copyright when your students create multimedia projects, is to have them create their own original works. Soundation could be a great tool for students to use to create sounds for podcasts, videos, and other multimedia works.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Soundation - Online Sound Track Creation

Soundation is a free service that allows anyone to create and remix sound tracks online. If you have used Apple's Garage Band or Aviary's Myna, Soundation will look familiar to you. Soundation provides five tracks on which you can place music clips and sound effects to mix together. To create your original work you can select from Soundation's gallery of 400 free sounds, upload your own sounds, or record new sounds using the instruments and keyboard built into Soundation. When you've created a product you like, you can download it or share it in Soundation's gallery.









Thanks to Jeff and Dan at Wicked Decent Learning for sharing this great resource. If you haven't heard it before, Wicked Decent Learning is an entertaining and insightful podcast about all things education, check it out
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Applications for Education
One of the best ways to avoid any confusion or worry regarding copyright when your students create multimedia projects, is to have them create their own original works. Soundation could be a great tool for students to use to create sounds for podcasts, videos, and other multimedia works.

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Myna - Free Online Audio Mixer
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