Soundation Studio Puts A Virtual Studio In Your Web Browser

This is the official intro video for Soundation Studio – a new virtual studio that runs in your Web browser.

Soundation Studio has added direct recording, so you can record tracks directly into the web-based music application.

The new recording feature lets you plug a mic into your computer and begin recording immediately, with no additional equipment needed.

“As we were testing out recording in Soundation, we had so much fun, we delayed the release,” said Bil Bryant, CEO of PowerFX . “We were struck by how many uses there are for computer-to-net recording. Besides making a complete music track, you could record an inspired idea, vocal ringtone, audio blog, podcast with a killer soundtrack, greeting or comic message.”

Developed by loops and samples distributor PowerFX, Soundation Studio comes with 11 real-time effects, more than 400 royalty free loops, four virtual instruments, three synthesizers, and a drum machine. You can save, store and publish music from Soundation Studio.

Soundation Studio sequencer is free for users to create from provided sounds, and download their tracks to their computers, or share them online. The new recording feature is also available, but to be able to save, store, download or share songs with recorded tracks or uploaded samples, users will have to purchase an account (starting at $19 USD).

4 thoughts on “Soundation Studio Puts A Virtual Studio In Your Web Browser

  1. I have mixed feelings about this. First of all it obviously shows us how far the technology has taken us; it is indeed impressive that you basically only need Internet access in order to gain access to a music production tool. I have no idea how well this sounds and such since I never tried it, but there is no doubt in my mind that it must have some potential.

    But there's also a downside here. Basically you're providing a 3rd party with everything you do, for free. So what if they like some of the tests you did and use that and other people's material to "create" stuff of their own? In my opinion those risks shouldn't be underestimated; suppose you do manage to create something nice; who owns the eventual material? Sure; you will have a copyright on it since you created it. But can you really expect privacy or ownership when using an online utility which anyone can access?

    I think it might make a nice playground or perhaps a test environment for if you're on the road and are bored or something. But I wouldn't trust my work with this setup. At least I know for sure that the DAW's which I paid for give me the right and opportunity to create and do whatever I want with my sound material and that this material remains my property unless I decide otherwise.

    Just my 2 cents…

  2. This is progress!
    Every time computers get fast enough to play back video, a new software layer is added that drops performance by 50-70%.
    After specialized hardware, Win 95/MacOS. After assembler, C. After C, C++ with deep inheritance trees. After C++, it could have been Java – but its multimedia libs sucked too badly. Java may yet have its day though: witness Android.

    Now apps are written in HTML and Javascript, just to punish us for the temerity of having enough memory and CPU to store our soundfiles and process them in real time (in programs written in C).

  3. It is little bit attractive and useful facility that you have stated over here. The above feature is really nice and I must say that most of all people will like to use it. As per my opinion it will be more useful then its negative points or the featured that it will not support.
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