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NEWS: Soundation Studio in Google+ Hangouts Kicks Off Social Music Creation
Old 14th October 2013
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NEWS: Soundation Studio in Google+ Hangouts Kicks Off Social Music Creation



PowerFX Systems AB/ Stockholm, Oct. 14th, 2013 (ic MI News) - 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.

“Digital music making is usually a solitary affair”, states Bil Bryant of Soundation. “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 exciting, 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.


More information on the #DariaRemix Contest: Soundation — Daria Remix
Old 14th October 2013
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PowerFX Systems AB/ Stockholm, Oct. 14th, 2013 (ic MI News) - 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.

“Digital music making is usually a solitary affair”, states Bil Bryant of Soundation. “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 exciting, 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.


More information on the #DariaRemix Contest: Soundation — Daria Remix
I've been on G+ since the very beginning. (I was so eager. Then.)

I have my doubts there are even 3 million people USING the damn thing on a daily basis. It's a ghost town.

My friends are by and large tech-forward, early adopter types. But the only G+ updates I get regularly are from an author pal who has REALLY doubled down on social media promotion. Every time I turn around I'm getting updates from him. I wish they would somehow stimulate me to finish his first book before his next one comes out...


That said, I'm kind of interested in what Google Hangouts promises -- but I don't know ANYONE at all who uses it. While I have ZERO interest in sitting around with a bunch of stems and loops and 'mixing' with folks (I went through my 'instant music' phase in about three songs c. 1999 when I first got and then largely abandoned, ACID 3).

But I DO think it could be at least interesting for songwriter circles and online hootenany's -- assuming the infrastructure is up to it.

That said, Skype offered a similar 'open community' audio chat service for years and finally withdrew it because no one used it. (The audio quality was decent for voice but a bit underwatery for music.)
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