Are you ready to trade your music studio for a Web browser?
It's not as far-fetched as it sounds. Indaba Music has officially launched its Session Console 2.0, a Web-based digital audio workstation (DAW).
The application is built on Sun Microsystems’ JavaFX platform and lets you record high-quality audio directly to Indaba Music, access advanced mixing and editing tools as well as use the software either online or offline. According to Indaba, the application eliminates the need to purchase expensive audio production tools.
“With this new tool musicians can work on a song from any computer, recording high-quality audio, mixing and editing, using non-destructive effects, and tapping into a huge pool of loops and audio clips that are pre-licensed for their use under Creative Commons.” said Dan Zaccagnino, co-CEO of Indaba Music.
The site is a free service, but offers premium accounts, also. These provide you with access to a library of audio loops, real-time non-destructive effects and an online workspace for songs in progress.
More video demos are available at the Indaba site.