This update sees some additions to the Audiotool website, here’s what’s new:
- SoundCloud integration (login with SoundCloud account, export from Audiotool to SoundCloud, imported statistics)
- Facebook notifications (activated via preferences)
- New embed code generator
- Real time newsfeed notifications
- Bug fixes
Just in time for the time of giving, Audiotool gets a Facebook embed player! Simply copy an artist, track or album URL and give the gift of music this year via Facebook.
The app now features a quick tour for new users, links to each instrument’s wiki page and a new tab with links to Infyuthsion’s tutorials, happy holidays!
audiotool.com is today (10/12/13) moving to new servers. Although we hope this will be as painless and as easy as possible some downtime throughout the day can be expected.
After listening to and reviewing all submissions Cripta has chosen Audial’s remix as the winner. Cripta gave the track’s solid sound design, danceability and catchiness as the reasons behind his decision. A shortlist of Cripta’s favourite remixes can be found here. Congrats!
For anyone who missed this year’s audiotool:con the keynote, discussions and artist interviews are now available on youtube. For anyone who wants to listen to the DJ sets they are still available via our make.tv page
Track and album pages now display the 3 highest rated comments at the top of the list. It is also now possible to favourite tracks from the news feed and from the global player, enjoy!
Straight off the back of the last competition we’re holding a short remix contest to celebrate Cripta’s upcoming album release. For the chance to have your track included on the album simply remix this track before 23:59 UTC 28/11/13.
Down to the nature of dub techno this competition was all about sound design and pushing the limits. Here are the winners:
Thanks to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winners! Release date to be announced soon.
- global player
- public albums
- weekly single/album charts (updated every Thursday)
As well as these additions the login tab has now moved from the top-left to the top-right which may be confusing. As always please don’t hesitate to get in touch with feedback or if any issues are encountered with the website. Thanks for the continued support and enjoy!
NOTE: Albums can be made public by selecting the published checkbox under album attributes
We are happy to announce that on Saturday 12th of October 2013 we will be holding our first user convention! This event will be taking place in our hometown of Cologne and will include a keynote about the future of Audiotool, an artist panel and Q&A session, followed by a party at a nearby location.
For this event we have enlisted the help of a few of the best known Audiotool users, including Infyuthsion and Astrum who will be travelling from Canada and America to join us.
Talk HeimatHirsch, Nippes, Mauenheimer Straße 4, 50733 Köln, Germany 14:00 - 18:00 12/10/13
Party Nachtschwärmer, Nippes, Neusser Straße 311, 50733 Köln, Germany 21:00 - 06:00 same day
Compared to some other European destinations, Cologne is really easy to get to and there are loads of hotels and backpacker hostels, there’s even the aptly named hostel404 just around the corner!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come but have questions or need advice on how to get here. For those who can’t make it stay tuned for more information on how to access the live-stream.
This event is open to anyone but if you would like to be there for the first part please either join the event on Facebook or let us know, thank you!
It is now possible to compile albums via the audiotool website. Albums could be collections of your own work or could simply be used as playlists or charts. All albums will be private until the next update at which time you will have the option to make them public. This is a great opportunity to rediscover some of the awesome music that has been published over the last 3 years, enjoy!
a-records has launched a competition to find 10 dub techno tracks for the next compilation. If you are not familiar with dub techno but are interested in taking part then Moritz von Oswald, deepindub or Thinner would be good places to start.
Tracks will be judged on their creativity, originality, rhythmic components and overall composition. Depth and tonal quality play an immense role in this style so sound design will also be important.
How to enter
Make a dub techno track and send the link to email@example.com before 23:59UTC 09/09/13
NOTE: All submissions must be published with a CC BY-SA license
It is now possible to invite other users to collaborate on your drafts! User feedback will be essential in developing this first step towards full online collaboration so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with ideas on what you would like to see from this. We have also added a product page for visitors who don’t know what audiotool is yet.