After Spotify and SoundCloud another small Swedish music tech company, PowerFX Systems, is hoping to impact the digital music world with their cloud-based music making app Soundation Studio for Google+ Hangouts. Soundation combined with the multi-person video calling feature in Google+ Hangouts allows you to create or remix music with up to nine users in separate geographical locations and video chat together in real-time.
Bil Bryant of Soundation, told us, "Digital music making is usually a solitary affair. You sit in front of your computer and make your music or your remix, but with the Soundation in Hangout combination, a whole new collaborative experience is available. The video element and the potential of engaging anyone with an internet connection really expands the possibilities."
To kick off this development, Soundation is teaming up with the new artist and web sensation, Daria Musk, for the first ever social music making remix contest. Daria Musk is one of the most successful artists on Google+, with over 3 million followers and has provided her song "Ghost" for the contest. Participants can login with their Google+ or Soundation account and launch Soundation Studio for Google+ Hangout and invite friends in the Google+ community. Once a remix is complete it is published to a Soundation group where each remix can be listened to and voted on with likes. Daria and dancer Karen Cheng will select the winner from the top ten most voted submissions and they will receive a Meet and Greet with Daria and Karen to explain the remix which will be broadcast via Hangout On Air to YouTube. Karen will make a video of herself dancing to the winner remix and post it on YouTube and Soundation will supply a Chromebook Pixel.
Soundation Studio is the most advanced online music making app that comes with 11 real time effects, 8 virtual instruments, automation, imports wav & midi files, recording and includes over 800 royalty free audio clips from the award winning PowerFX sound library. Soundation makes it possible for anyone with an internet connection to make digital music. www.soundation.com/press
Google+ Hangouts is a multi-user instant messaging and video chat service developed by Google within Google+.
Daria Musk is a singer-songwriter, social media savant who uses social media tools to promote herself and others in viral collaborations, campaigns and causes.
Karen X. Cheng is the creator of "Girl Learns to Dance In A Year" video with over 3 million YouTube videos. Her site giveit100.com encourages and helps others make videos like hers.
Pricing and Availability:
Free entry. Deadline for remix submissions: November 10th 2013 6:00 pm EST, 24:00 CET.
Billed as their most impressive sounding and versatile interface yet