Digimix is an interesting new application that promises to put audio mixing into your Web browser.
While Hobnox’s AudioTool is like Reason for your Web browser, Digimix is a browser-based audio mixing program. It lets you mix high-quality audio and offers many of the features of a programlike Garageband: an easy-to-use interface, effects and automation.
This is something you have to try out.
While audio editing in your browser is fairly kludgie still, the developers know that and are building for the future:
This is an early test of some of the things we are working on. Not all features are in, there are lots of bugs and things will break!
We have a long way to go, but wanted to share this in hopes of getting early feedback.
For now we’ve included a small library of loops from remix.nin.com to test with. Eventually you will be able to import your own sounds and much more.
The goal of the this alpha is to test out the end to end workflow. Creating a project, saving, opening, bounce down, and download mix.
It’s an amazing technology demonstration, but it’s also clear that this isn’t going to replace desktop audio applications anytime soon.
What will be interesting, though, is to see the creative ways this technology gets put to use.
For example, what’s to keep a band like Nine Inch Nails from putting their next track out in a Digimix multitrack, prepped for remixing?