Tired of the music that’s constantly on the radio? Think you could do better? Then it might be time to try out Soundation, an online sound sequencer that lets users add their own effects, synthesizers, and drums to create completely unique, custom tunes in a matter of minutes. The Flash-based application offers a library of more than 400 loops and sound samples, and countless virtual instruments, giving Soundation users access to all the hi-tech tools that professional mixers use when creating their own music.
To start making music, enter the Soundation “studio” and select a new song sample to start playing around with. Choose a sample from the hundreds of free options, or buy additional samples from Soundation’s online store. When you find a sample you like, drag it from the library to your studio page and start playing with it until you have started creating the music you like. You can use the audio channel controls to increase or decrease the BPM (beats per minute) of a music clip, and patch multiple clips together in whichever way you wish. Any edit can be redone with the click of a mouse, so there’s no need to worry about making any irreversible mistakes. If the clips in Soundation’s extensive library aren’t enough for you, then check out the application’s virtual keyboard to make music that is completely your own.
When you’re done creating your masterpiece, just hit File and Save. Your song can be stored on your hard drive in a number of formats, giving you total control in determining where to go with it next. Possibly the best thing about Soundation is how simple it is to use. Even novice users can start making their own mixes in just a matter of minutes, while tech-savvy music aficionados will appreciate all the bells and whistles that this application lets users enjoy.
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