Featured Artist: tornsage
Location: Boston, USA
Favourite Users: Everyone
tornsage is another one of the ambient heroes on Audiotool. He has played the guitar and the piano for most of his life and is involved with sound for his day job. tornsage has a wealth of relaxing, well produced tracks on a his profile and is a big favourite among the Audiotool community.
Check him out!
Featured Artist: Arche3.0
Location: Cranston, USA
Favourite Users: 808Chunk, Tyburn, Kepz, Cripta, digigeist, Frigolito, oedipax, Jonjon, rnzr, Uprising, ntjon, tornsage, femme_robot
Arche3.0 is another established Audiotool user, he is a fan of dark 80s music and has an obvious talent for creating intriguingly complex melodies. As well as publishing his own music, Arche is known for offering friendly advice and has favourited over 3000 tracks from other users.
Regardless of Arche claiming he is just an amateur having fun, he has an album available on iTunes and Amazon and even has his own website.
Check him out!
Klub Affekt Competition
We are excited to announce that we have launched an all new competition to find the 10 best Audiotool club tracks. This competition is all about the fundamentals of electronic dance music, how it affects a club and how to keep people on the dancefloor. For this contest we have teamed up with Korg, Vestax, Stanton and KRK to offer some really great prizes, as well as this, each of the 10 winning tracks will be professionally mastered and released on an Audiotool compilation.
1st. Vestax VCI-400 DJ Controller
2nd. Stanton SCS-4DJ Mediaplayer
3rd. Korg Kaossilator 2
4th, 5th and 6th place winners will each receive a pair of KRK KNS6400 Headphones and users who come in at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th place will each receive a Korg Monotron Synthesizer.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for original compositions, creative sound design and good tonality. Samples and presets from other users are allowed but points for originality will be lost. No remixes or bounced samples from other user’s tracks and obviously no copyright protected material.
How to Enter:
Make a track, publish it and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org before 23:59 (UTC) 14/09/2012.
NOTE: All submitted tracks must be published with a CC BY-SA license.
Featured Artist: Nominal
Location: Chicago, USA
Favourite Users: how to disappear completely and never be found again, Aaron S., offbeatninja123, Olaf, Tyburn, enjoyyourshoes, trrrrillionare
Nominal takes elements of dubstep, hip-hop, dnb, garage and any other type of bass music and mixes it all with floaty analogue soundscapes to create super new-sounding, amazing music. Nominal is also a part of Future Sound Collabs and is helping them turn heads with their deep yet minimalistic style of bass music.
Down to the way his tracks sound we always thought Nominal was probably a retired garage producer, hes not, he is a 19-year-old college student from America. Heavy.
Login with Facebook
You can now register and login at Audiotool with your Facebook account. This means that you can automatically tell your Facebook friends every time you favorite a track or make one yourself.
Existing users can take advantage of this feature by finding the newly created “Connect” section under the preferences tab. There you will be able to select “Connect with Facebook”.
Featured Artist: Carlyon
Location: Denver, USA
Favourite Users: tornsage, Olaf, Sandburgen, Astrum, femme_robot
Although some of his tracks sound like house music, Carlyon seems to focus more on producing floaty hip-hop and other forms of downtempo music. Mostly happy but sometimes dark and thoughtful, the music from Carlyon is definitely experimental yet always easy to listen to.
Like a lot of users at Audiotool the number of followers and visits to Carlyon’s page has no relation to the quality of the music that he puts out. If you are unfamiliar with the tracks from Carlyon here is your chance to check him out since he is definitely one to watch.
Featured Artist: Infyuthsion
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Favourite Users: Syntax, Uprising, Lagrue, Andre Michelle, noraus
Infyuthsion is statistically the most popular Audiotool user ever. He has produced some of the highest rated tracks and has by far more followers than any other user. Infyuthsion can turn his hand to any genre of electronic music. Whether its synth-pop, ambient, dubstep or trance, Infyuthsion is capable of producing amazing examples of whatever type of music he feels like making.
Aside from being a meticulous signal processor and an expert musician Infyuthsion has also produced a series of very thorough, easy to follow video tutorials. These videos have helped countless beginners and experts alike expand their knowledge of Audiotool and signal processing in general.
Infyuthsion recently held a remix competition for his track Electric Love and received over 100 submissions, enough said.
Featured Artist: heliotrope
Location: "Da east coast UK"
Favourite Users: noraus, Jonjon, Sandburgen, oedipax, tornsage, Cripta, Tyburn, EliaTrix, Audio M.D., Olaf, 808Chunk, Astrum, arche3.0, AUDIOARCHITECT, El Schlando, Alan Ross, ascona400, Abaddon, Andremoda, Asclepeion, Adi
Down to his unique style and big breakbeat sound heliotrope received attention with the first track that he published. There is a lot of contrast in the tracks from heliotrope, big yet subtle, tech-influenced yet organic and insane yet always carefully made. Heliotrope carries the same unique style through all of his tracks, expect dub, massive basslines and psychedelic synthesisers throughout. Heliotrope also has an account on Soundcloud. Check him out!
Chromebooks and Audiotool
We are excited to announce that Audiotool is one of the apps included in Google’s Chromebooks for education program.
Google have already changed the shape of classrooms with Google Apps and now they are taking it a step further with the launch of the Chromebook.
Google Chromebooks allow for rich content to be effortlessly integrated into lessons and encourage students to create and share their own content. We hope all Audiotool users can share our excitement about the Audiotool app being a part of this.
Featured Artist: Perspective
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Favourite Users: noraus, Olaf, Kepz, rnzr, Tornsage, enjoyyourshoes
Perspective describes his music as atmospheric, downtempo ambient and thats exactly what it is. Perspective mixes wide soundscapes with an ability to create catchy melodies and produces undoubtedly great ambient music. It was Start of a New Era which first really caught our attention and since then Perspective has published a consistent stream of quality tracks. Listen to a few of our favourites here, here, here and here.
Perspective can also be found on Bandcamp, check him out!
Featured Artist: oedipax
Location: Seattle, USA
Favourite Users: Jonjon, CGman, Kepz, Sandburgen, EliaTrix
Oedipax has not just become popular because of her awesome tracks but also because of her community spirit. Oedipax started her own track of the week feature where sometimes unknown tracks are brought into the limelight, not only that oedipax also wrote a very detailed blogpost explaining the myriad that is track licensing.
Normally sticking to DnB, the tracks from oedipax are expertly composed and always include great sound design from beginning to end.
Oedipax got together with Kepz and produced an EP which is available on Bandcamp. She also has her own Bandcamp page which can be found here.
Check her out!
Heisenberg Contest Results
The point of this competition was to celebrate the addition of the Heisenberg synthesiser and to see what people could do with it in its first month of existence.
Here are the winners:
We have 2 bonus winners who didn’t enter the competition but we think deserve to be winners anyway. Firstly noraus because of the wealth of presets he made early on and Infyuthsion because of his awesome Heisenberg tutorial.
All of the winners will get a 3 month Spotify premium account and an Audiotool t-shirt. Congrats!
Featured Artist: EliaTrix
Favourite Users: Jonjon, rnzr, Cripta, 808Chunk
Location: Medellín, Colombia
The best way to describe the music from EliaTrix would be to call it gothic techno but that still does not really do it justice. EliaTrix makes dark, dystopian bass music which would scare even the most scary of monsters. Often including haunting lyrics, massive square waves and malformed noise, the music from EliaTrix is pure expression. He also has a more dance oriented alter ego and a collaboration with Cripta which can be found here.
Check him out!
It is now possible to decide exactly what notifications you receive. This can be done via the preferences section when logged in. In other news it is now possible to favourite tracks straight from the radio!