Moderator
14 minutes ago
  • update
News from the Basement: Bug Fixes and Improvements

Audiotoolers,

we are overjoyed to present to you a list of bug fixes and improvements that pack a punch. Our team of highly motivated developers has really pulled out all the stops and delivered.

Or what do you think?

Studio NEWS

- Mixdown for everybody Yay!

Studio fixes:

  • Mixdown glitches with limiter turned on
  • Auto wiring not turning back on after interactive tutorial
  • Tags input for sample upload and track meta data
  • Sample Tab now starts with ALL (rather than loop)
  • Centroid mixer overlapping other devices

Website fixes:

  • Many improvements on the mobile layout across all pages
  • Layout in Sign-In and Log-in dialogs
  • Dialogs unable to scroll
  • Track Properties dialog layout
  • Single-dialog pages layout
  • Context menu sometimes appearing behind other elements
  • Context menus displaying off-screen
  • Duplicated like button on albums
  • Messy preferences pages
  • Newline formatting in comments
  • Empty tag shown on profiles without tags
  • Pre-wrapped text in Board
  • Small pictures in Board posts
  • Disappearing user info in Invitations tab
  • Notifications dropdown not closing after clicking on links
  • Notification dropdown sometimes not closing when clicking outside
  • Clicking like on album doesn't update like count or colour
  • Music > Tracks not becoming 1 column on mobile
  • Theme colour inconsistencies
  • Avatar placeholder not loading in board
  • Pills and badges alignment

Website improvements:

  • Album and Singles charts design consistency
  • Improved album layout
  • Links in track/album descriptions are now blue
  • User is now prompted to log in if they try performing actions while logged out
  • Header images less distracting
  • Removed black bars on the sides on desktop
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46 minutes ago
  • downtinme
Downtime: March 29th & 30th | 10-11 a.m. CET

Extra hour needed!

Hey there! We're performing some maintenance on March 29th and March 30th from 10 to 11 CET. During this time, our platform will be temporarily unavailable. We'll be back up and running as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding and support!

The Audiotool Basement ❤️

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Moderator
6 hours ago
  • kepz
  • featured-artist
Featured Artist Special: Kepz

Kepz's story is a pleasure to tell: as a young teenager, he stumbled upon Audiotool and played a significant role in shaping its early years alongside the first generation of users. Over time, he matured musically from producing playful Trance and Melodic House anthems to crafting a chillier, deeper Dub Techno and Deep House sound. Although still so young, he won the Moog Fest Contest and travelled from Sydney to the USA to play a DJ set at the renowned festival. As Kepz continued to grow as an artist, he began playing at parties and enjoyed numerous releases on various Dub Techno labels. In 2022, he made a deep impression on us when he applied for the developer position we advertised. And now, at the beginning of 2023, Kepz has undertaken his second-long journey in the service of Audiotool. He's come to our Audiotool Basement in Cologne to support us in taking the next important step. But before I reveal too much, read on to discover how the story unfolded from his perspective.

Interview:

About Kepz

I'm a Ukrainian born, Australian based artist, DJ and software engineer. I release and perform under my alias Kooscha, paint landscapes, work at a local record store and now at Audiotool!

In the beginning I was making mostly Melodic House and Trance but later started experimenting with Ambient and other soundscapy genres such as Dub Techno. I tend to go through phases of styles as I like to latch on to ideas and explore them as much as possible.

What influence did your environment on Audiotool have on the development of your music?

Audiotool's early community can take the credit for shaping my music taste. It opened my eyes to a lot of underground genres that I hadn't heard before. There was a huge presence of really well crafted House and Techno in the early days which I learned a lot from.

What were your highlights over the last 12 years?

Being part of the community full of amazing artists back when I was a newbie. The trip to Moogfest where I met and partied with rnzr , Frigolito and Mr. Standfast . Helping with the design of Quasar. And this year finally meeting André Michelle , Snadbrugen , Martin Below and the rest of the current Audiotool staff!

Please tell the newer users about your experiences with the Moogfest Contest and describe your entry track and its creation

I produced a track specifically for the contest and worked really hard on it until it was my most polished work at the time. But alongside that track I also submitted an Ambient jam I made some time earlier with just one Pulverisateur (my track called 'Lost'). That jam ended up in 1st place. I remember waking up to lots of messages and comments and realised I must've won the contest. I couldn't believe it! I was so happy I'd get to finally meet some of the users and travel overseas by myself for the first time. Moogfest was amazing and I learned a lot about the history of Moog's synths and their impact on our world.

[Editor’s Note]

Moogfest was a festival Moog organized and it was hosted in synth pioneer Bob Moog's hometown Asheville, North Carolina in the US. Moogfest teamed up with Audiotool and invited anyone to produce a track using Audiotool and to submit it to the Moogfest Competition. The winners got to play a set during Moogfest in Asheville, in April 2014 when Kraftwerk was headlining the festival next to Laurie Anderson, Giorgio Moroder and a hundred other acts and different activations across town for music lovers. The winner tracks were also included on a limited edition release which went to the artists, VIPs and press who attended Moogfest.

Kepz live at MOOGFEST https://www.mixcloud.com/kepz/va-kepz-moogfest/

How has Audiotool changed over the years from your point of view?

There are a lot more experiments, short sketches and beats being published. It's cool that people aren't afraid to share raw ideas. I think for people learning music production it's important to try a lot of things and get a lot of feedback. There was a lot of perfectionist mindset back in the day. Some artists went as far as deleting all of their own work or accounts because they thought their music wasn't up to a standard. I think current users are a lot more free and open minded in that sense. Audiotool really encourages a growth mindset.

We know you are still very busy on Audiotool. What does your daily production routine look like? What other equipment or software do you use?

I use Audiotool alongside Ableton. No production goes the same, but a simplified version is: Audiotool is for jamming and having fun and sketching ideas on the go. Ableton for working with hardware, working on remixes, focusing more on polishing. I feel proficient in both and I can work with either depending what I feel like doing or what I need to do and often I end up using both on one track. I export and reuse sounds, loops and synth lines from a lot of my Audiotool tracks. I guess I'll just always have a Pulverisateur shaped hole in my heart no matter which DAW I'm in!

How did you get involved in the subject matter that ultimately qualified you to work at Audiotool?

I've been in touch with the team for many years, helping out with various things. I didn't think there was even a possibility to work at Audiotool one day and turns out no one even knew I was a dev until recently! I was part of Audiotool Next beta testing for a couple of years, then I helped out with moderating for a bit (but it wasn't my thing), more recently I got involved with the creation of Quasar for which I modeled and rendered the new style of knobs. In 2022 Audiotool posted the ads and I was apparently the first applicant in the inbox! I literally dropped everything I was doing and wrote my application within 1hr of seeing the news. I also sent Andre some examples of own code from personal projects and got good feedback.

How did you fare when you finally got the acceptance?

I felt ecstatic but also relieved, because it was on my mind for so long during this several-months long application process. I told all my close friends and celebrated with some beers and a DJ mix at a friend's house :)

What was it like to travel from high-summer Sydney to wintry Cologne?

I was excited enough about Audiotool that I didn't really think about the weather. But it's not that bad! I just had to buy a warmer jacket and a scarf when I got here. I think the novelty of being in a new city is still making me excited to go outside.

Is there anything you may already reveal to the interested users?

There are many really cool things coming in the next year and beyond. I'm personally excited for some more professional tools for mixing and exporting stems which will improve cross-DAW workflows for power users (me :P). But there are also many cool ideas aimed at newcomers and jammers making the learning curve easier. I'm also helping improve the website experience, it's not my main task but I am dedicating some time for it each week as I think the community will really appreciate it!

What are the biggest (technical) challenges Audiotool is facing?

I'm assuming we have lots of technical challenges yet to discover during our Studio rebuild, but currently we know there is a lot of complicated code on the backend doing complicated things and using deprecated frameworks. We want to trial a simpler way of handling online collaboration, rethink our handling of user sessions and have more separation between website's front and back end while phasing out deprecated frameworks. I

What are you currently working on?

Rebuilding Probe together with jujuu . We're ditching Defrac and Java and now using Typescript with our little inhouse framework. We're starting with Probe as a learning exercise before fully diving into the bigger rebuild of the Studio with Andre. Alongside that, I'm cleaning up a lot of messy and complicated styling on the website. With the next few updates there should be more responsiveness, less visual bugs and a bit more consistency in it's design. After the bug fixing, there are plans to improve overall user experience and make the current design more finished.

What is the biggest challenge you want to take on?

I'm currently motivated to make improvements to the user experience on the website, which is why I jumped into to the big bug cleanup with Alemonia and SilasGyger . In the near future I'm also keen on implementing our planned new features with completely new interfaces. We've got plans for things that will take Audiotool to a whole new level. Integrating these features with the current Audiotool design and workflow will definitely be an interesting challenge as we've got a really unique DAW with it's own unique strengths.

Social/Music Links

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kooscha.music

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/kooscha

Bandcamp https://kooscha.bandcamp.com/

Edition Audiotool: Kepz

Track #1:

sensory deprivation by sila and wpx

Sila's signature pulsar sampling technique combined with WPX's knack for golden age IDM sound birthed this very unique collab. Great balance of ambience and suffocating rhythms with just enough room to breathe to get you through 12 minutes.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/or9wwaui/]]

Track #2:

untitled by emre girginkaya (voyd)

A great track of many in Emre's extensive and consistently impressive library. He was one of the first artists to crack the deep lo-fi formula many years ago and he was not afraid to push things a little further than most.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/kwybp1p23/]]

Track #3:

therma by gekor8

This track has all the qualities of an instant Audiotool classic. Great sound design, proper track structure and subtle quirks to make it memorable and interesting. I'm instantly thinking of warm summer evenings while listening to it.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/nsi0w29197/]]

Track #4:

audiophil by sumad

Another artist with such a consistent output it's hard to pick a winner. Sumad is one of those users that constantly reminds me how unique Audiotool can sound and how far it pushes the emerging tech of web based DAWs. His work is on par with many serious names in the Dub Techno scene.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/audiophil/]]

Track #5:

Lava U by VLTRA

This is one of my all time favourite tracks on Audiotool and I was overjoyed to see it get a proper physical release under his alias Tlim Shug. The record is part of Cactus Traxx series and came with real seeds of Selenicereus Grandiflorus which is still growing strong at my sun soaked flat. It's actually gotten so big and limby it's claimed one of our chairs to itself.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/isa34vlvm/]]

Track #6:

self aware by Kepz

I think this is the first track that got me traction outside of Audiotool under the alias Kooscha. One of the first times I've heard my work in someone elses dj mix and people wanted to ID it. There's also a crazy video of a South African dj foreva_authentik playing it and filling up a dancefloor. People are chanting, jumping and climbing tables by the end, it's absolutely insane and so unexpected for a track like this. Brings a smile to my face every time I remember it. (edited)

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/lexn1jv0k/]]

Full Album

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a-records
10 hours ago
  • featured-artist
  • wpx
Featured Artist: WPX

WPX is an exemplary figure in the diverse and boundary-pushing world of Audiotool musicians. Masterfully his music merges seemingly opposing styles and elements to create a sound that is both unexpected and unconventional - experimental yet funky, fresh yet classic, old-school yet brand new and, despite its minimalistic approach, WPX's music is incredibly complex and rich in detail. Unsurprisingly, "ANALOG" is WPX's only descriptive artist tag. With such a broad range, I wouldn't want to restrict myself, either. With this feature as a clear invitation, there's no better time to explore WPX's unique and forward-thinking artistry. For any musician, encountering his work is sure to evoke a sense of awe and inspiration. Check out this Auditoool master of fusion.

Interview:

About Otto Montgomery aka wpx

I was born in Detroit Michigan and have spent most of my life in New York. I've used Audiotool since I was around 9 or 10 (19 years old now).

Describe the style of music you produce

It could be described as acid or simply electronic music, with some experimental aspects. I enjoy the analogue synthesizer sounds and creating lush melodies and thick basses. Recently I've been compared to the likes of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, etc. which is a huge honor for me since they were some of my main inspirations.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I have no formal musical background or training. I started making loop based music at a very young age (8 i think?) on a website called ClubCreate. I can't remember the exact reason but the website had shut down for some copyright scam or something like that. I had to find an alternative to make my goofy dubstep loops and I found Audiotool. I was instantly hooked as I mixed and matched the loops. As a young Skrillex enthusiast it was addicting. As time went on I delved into more complex sample work and eventually synth stuff.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

Besides the Pulv, I'm a big fan of the Helmholtz. For a lot of tracks its helped me bring out a really unique, phat color in my basses that I find addicting.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

Honestly nothing in particular comes to mind. I use relatively simple techniques to make my music and always have. I find that finding that using certain quieter synths as background layers to a main one can add a lot of depth and flavor to a sound that can't necessarily be replicated with effects pedals.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I think trying your best to stay consistently creative is a difficult task. Don't be afraid to try something numerous times and fail, and always look for deeper meaning and inspiration in your own life. Sleep and dreams are important for creativity, so try to prioritize those. I think trying to force tracks out will never work, ultimately. The best ideas always come at random, I've noticed. if you're experiencing a block, give yourself time, give yourself rest , and surely something will come to you when you least expect it.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

I'm still learning each day, but just listening to other's tracks, even when their style is completely different from mine, gives me new perspectives, inspirations and ideas that I can implement into my own style. I'm genuinely inspired by a lot of people here.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I love the browser based aspect and the community of course. That's what makes AT special. I'm very grateful for the friends i've made here and hope to continue to use this site as long as possible.

Your message to the community:

Life is special. Although we are living in hectic times, we should be thankful we're fortunate enough to be able to make music on our laptops. But don't get too sucked into the digital world, getting outside into nature is equally important for your creativity!

Social/Music Links

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/08GskacYrQgFBP8DXjQGyM?si=KWPKK9CgQvSqbJLeeGri7w

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/wpx7

Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/artist/wpx/1610567010

Edition Audiotool: WPX

Track #1:

vltra by sila

Sila is my bro and the tracks he makes here are truly special. He has such a deep love for lofi house and you can see that love in his tracks. I love putting “brainworks” on while I am studying. He personally is my favorite here for dark experimental sounds.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/qe38jiy2/]]

Track #2:

precious by sky bound zoo

SBZ/Tophat/Jace makes some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard. He finds a way to create the most organic atmospheres on this website. The percussion is always fantastic over lush and inspiring sounds. Big ups to him.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/hdblyjxx/]]

Track #3:

8e59f3zuf by Kepz

I absolutely love Kepz's music. Every track he releases hits to the core. He never misses in my opinion. I can have his tracks on repeat for eternity. Flawless mixing and sound design every time.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/8e59f3zuf/]]

Track #4:

gentle breeze, night by An angel

An Angel / Jeffhargrave’s sounds have been classics in my mind for many many years. Although he is not very active any more, the stuff on his old account and new one strike me in a dark and pleasant way and always have. All of his tracks take me to Silent Hill, a dense fog that I can wallow in. I still have all of his band camp releases on my phone from years ago.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/gentle_breeze_night/]]

Track #5:

forest (no sample) by sea foam and the wind

Sea foam is an expert of sound design, and this track in particular I am very thankful for. I have meditated to this almost every day for over a year now, and every time I hear it my mind is reminded of peace. I just find it simply beautiful and so calming. Props to Sea Foam for his experimentation with sounds.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/c1xb7yjumv5/]]

Track #6:

chronotype by wpx

This is one of my favorite tracks of mine. Something about it just hits me deeply, I just love the unique and strange vibe it gives off.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/dwkzvkmgel/]]

Full Album

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a-records
2 days ago
  • staffsstuff
Staff's Stuff 9

Staff's Stuff 9

We are excited to share with you the latest episode of 'Staff's Stuff,' our monthly compilation featuring a selection of tracks curated by our beloved Devs, Admins, and Mods. These tracks have been handpicked based on their quality and creativity, and showcase some of the best music created by the talented artists on our platform. So, sit back and enjoy the music - we think you'll love what we've put together!

And don't forget to stay tuned for upcoming episodes! We're constantly on the lookout for new and exciting tracks to feature on 'Staff's Stuff,' so keep an ear out for more amazing music from Audiotool's gifted community.

[editor's note]

Please note that the selected tracks on these albums reflect the personal taste of our compilers. We strive to present a diverse range of styles and genres, but ultimately, the tracks chosen are those that have resonated with our staff on a personal level. We hope that you'll enjoy our picks and discover some new music that you love as well!

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Moderator
2 days ago
  • contest
303-Day Contest II / WINNER: NASWALT

Winning track 303 '23

Congratulations!

We have the one and only Naswalt taking the crown as the winner of the 303-Day Contest! He killed it in his duet with the Baseline 3, showcasing his mad skills and witty charm as a musician. Let's give a big applause to this talented artist who keeps slaying the game!

Thank you all for participating. You're the best.

naswalt Please, contact us with your clothing size, colour preference, and mailing address.

Stay tuned for more contests to come (soon enough 😉 )

The Audiotool Basement ❤️

Archive:

The voting phase has started. Check out the entries and vote for your favorite ones. The winner will be announced on March 24

https://www.audiotool.com/contest/303_day_contest_ii

Thanks for participating

The Audiotool Basement <3

Archive:

Produce a breathtaking track with the Bassline-3 and win a stylish outfit!

It's 303 Day again!

It's 303-Day again! The global community of 303 fans is celebrating the iconic Silver Box that changed music forever. We're challenging you to create a track that pays tribute to this legendary device to mark the occasion. Get inspired and show your love for the ROLAND TB-303, the ultimate cult machine of the electronic music scene!

Don't hesitate to go all-out and give it your best shot on the Bassline-3.

We can't wait to see the stunning tracks that will come out of this challenge. Get the creative juices flowing, and show us what you've got!

Enter your submission here: https://www.audiotool.com/contest/303_day_contest_ii''

The Audiotool Basement ❤️

Manual: Support >> Manual >> Bassline

Last year's top 3

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/236xy0e83e/]]

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/yb8crrcxi47/]]

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/okevzlt4y/]]

The Non Plus Ultra

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/lonesome-xl0sef/]]

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a-records
5 days ago
  • audial
  • featuredtrack
Featured Track: postselection by Audial

Fantastic Deep House banger. Audial consistently delivers top-notch quality.

The Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKAOffN7hEU

The Visuals:

by Shadertoy artist: me_123 https://www.shadertoy.com/view/msdXzH

The Track:

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/hy2r83lv3q/]]

The Artist

All Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFavOQ2RM25B-ZOPH8AvjGdF9

The Channel

You can find the complete list of past featured tracks here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFavOQ2RM25B-ZOPH8AvjGdF9

The Announcement

If you've made a video for one of your Audiotool tracks, feel free to send us a link. We will add it to our playlist "Audiotoolers in the big wide world".

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFautVPlkXaIHvw55qrxdt7l6

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel, share it where you can and support your Audiotool colleagues.

☮☮☮

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Moderator
6 days ago
  • news
Audio Live Recording (BETA)

If you are a singer, rapper or instrumentalist, Audio Live Recording is for you. It relaxes* the 30 sec upload limit and calibrates your audio system to record your instrument or voice in perfect sync with your track.

Make sure to read the manual to get started. It is a bit different than in other DAWs.

Support >> Manual >> Audio Live Recording

Please be aware that we consider this feature beta until we collect enough feedback to finalise it.

  • If you'd like to provide feedback to this feature, please drop a comment below.
  • For all issues and support requests, please head to Support .

We hope you'll like it!

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1 week ago
  • featuredtrack
  • lito
Featured Track: Mellowed Morning by Lito

Massive Melodic Techno Track for early morning hours.

The Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtHJf0X4dQI

The Visuals:

by Shadertoy artist: Ridah https://www.shadertoy.com/view/DdK3zK

The Track:

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/91ntxqivts//]]

The Artist

All Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFavOQ2RM25B-ZOPH8AvjGdF9

The Channel

You can find the complete list of past featured tracks here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFavOQ2RM25B-ZOPH8AvjGdF9

The Announcement

If you've made a video for one of your Audiotool tracks, feel free to send us a link. We will add it to our playlist "Audiotoolers in the big wide world".

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFautVPlkXaIHvw55qrxdt7l6

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel, share it where you can and support your Audiotool colleagues.

☮☮☮

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a-records
1 week ago
  • siren
  • featured-artist
Featured Artist: Siren

Siren's last track on Audiotool may have been a while ago, but that's no reason not to look closer at his work. His Bass-Music-inspired Hip Hop and Drum and Bass have always exhibited a high degree of professional coolness. It was not least this characteristic trait, but also the great chemistry between the three, that enabled him, in collaboration with Icebox and dcln, to bring home the victory for Audiotool in the Collaborative Music Contest 2021. His Insta videos also showcase that we're dealing with a cool cat with a wide range of remarkable skills and entertainment value.

Interview:

About SIREN

I'm a 19 year old producer/rapper/DJ from Penang, Malaysia who is currently working for Goldsounds Academy where we train people who want to be a DJ or Producer. I've started my music production journey on Audiotool about 5-6 years ago.

Describe the style of music you produce

I'm a multi-genre artist who can produce a wide array of genres, but as time moves on the SIREN style becomes clearer and clearer growing into either a deep, vintage lyrical focused Hip-Hop style or Bass Heavy driven electronic music with vocals as a side element.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

At the age of 5 I started playing the piano, that served as a basis for my musical journey. But for making my own music, It's when I first joined Audiotool back in 2017 where I dived into music production.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

Easy, the Helm-holtz (Comb-Filter) is my favourite Audiotool device because it gives such a cool effect to a sound especially when sound-designing. I use it for most of my bass heavy sounds on audiotool as it gives this metallic vibe to it.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

It has to be the pitch-delay technique that I use to tune vocals, as Audiotool does not have a direct way to tune stuff down or up in pitch without stretching a sample, the pitch-delay is a cool technique that lets us do it using an Effect.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Yes, countless times actually. But I think I have a good way of dealing with writer's block. The main factor contributing to writer's block is the lack of inspiration at a critical moment. How I counter this is by having ideas ready, either in my voice memos/notepad as memory cues of times when I get an idea. I would recommend everyone doing music to record down an idea once you get it or else it might be too late and you have forgotten the idea that you had. Another thing is to draw inspiration from anything, especially things in your life. Any random thing could spark inspiration, talk to more people, step out of your comfort zone and do things that you wouldn't normally do and ideas will come automatically.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

I think it's the moment where I met a fellow former Audiotooler who goes by the alias of Icebox. Leo (Icebox) is someone who is very close to me, and till this day we are still very much in contact. He's the one who advised me to start rapping in my music, and guided me how to incorporate vocals. Outside of Audiotool, as I am self-taught I didn't have a mentor for stuff like mixing/mastering or achieving the industry standard sound, Leo served as my primary guidance in that field, shared with me all his knowledge he has learned from attending SP Mad. Not only that, we have been through countless nights together staying up late just making music. If it weren't for him, I would still be lost.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

The thing I like about Audiotool the most, is the fact that it's free & allows live-time collaboration with other producers. Not many DAWs achieve this, the fact that you can pack this much power on something that is on the web alone still continues to wow me till this day & it's all for free.

Your message to the community:

Put your ego aside, put your titles aside, put your fame aside. And remember, you are a person making music. Some seek fame, some seek fortune, some seek recognition. And sometimes because of that we forgot about the one most important thing, The Craft. Hone your craft, hone it till you yourself are proud of it and the fame & fortune will come automatically. If you feel down & depressed, if you feel like nobody gives a damn about what you do. It's completely normal, but you have to overcome that and establish yourself. Do not let anybody stop you, they don't have the power to. The greatest enemy? Is yourself.

Social/Music Links

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1MjQWhEmB9h2ASZcxKqx9m

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sirenmusic_/

Linktree https://linktr.ee/SIRENismyname

Edition Audiotool: Siren

Track #1:

triumph by Snio

This is one of, if not my favourite track on Audiotool. Ever, period. Despite being a heavy bass driven song, it carries emotions, meaning and a story. This goes out to snio, being my biggest inspiration icon on Audiotool.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/v85mmqtl4/]]

Track #2:

Vulkron ft.Sub4sax - LOL by Vulkron and Sub4sax I remember back in 2017 when I first joined audiotool, I heard this track from Vulkron alongside his other tracks like Torpedo & Joule only one thing came to my mind. (I can make stuff as good as this on this website?) It made me very motivated to learn and produce.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/vulkron_ft_sub4sax_-_lol/]]

Track #3:

joet (joe X po9t) by joe and po9t

My personal favourite hip-hop/rap song on Audiotool, it’s just near absolute perfection. The delivery of lines, the oldschool boom bap beat, everything.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/0wkz5blhr5/]]

Track #4:

Valentine - Icebox X sim by Icebox and sim

You have no idea how popular this song is outside of Audiotool, it is stuck in my head. Up until a point it has become a running joke for everyone who knows Leo personally xD

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/571vwuoti/]]

Track #5:

B A C O N by Vulkron and Perdition

And last but not least I gotta show some love to the man Perdition, Perds was the one who showed me Audiotool getting pushed to it’s absolute limit with sound design. And of course I will not forget the time where we were in Uprooted Audio together <3 Good times.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/s5s2aaajbdsr/]]

Track #6:

PHONES (Vocal Version) by SIREN

This is probably my best track on Audiotool ever. It's the one time I stepped out of my comfort zone after hearing the instrumental by Leo and started rapping and people loved it. And It’s also one of my best performing tracks on Spotify.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/du1uuxzt6v/]]

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  • drimeur
Featured Artist: Drimeur

Drimeur is one of the few remaining representatives of the old-school Tech-House genre. He sticks unerringly and authentically to the sound design and the structure of his idols and still gives his tracks that certain pinch of profound musicality and Frenchness. Let's call it the Drimeur factor. But he also presents other classic dance-floor filling styles like Acid, Techno and Retro Electro on his never-boring tracklist. If you haven't ever looked at his portfolio, which has been growing for 12 years, we strongly advise you to do it.

Interview:

About Raphael aka Drimeur

Hi everyone this is Rafael speaking. I'm a 30-year-old French guy who discovered Audiotool 12 years ago... Yeah it's been a while but I've found the tile between the studies and other stuff to really improve my skills on this wonderful device called Audiotool.I didn’t try that t illg that 3 years ago early in 2019. It's a bit rude to call it a device *cos to me it’ like the brush for the painter, the salt to the pepper, the silicon to Nicky Minaj : it allows the musician to flourish or anybody interested, far or close, in music. Aaaaaand it's free! So any nine-year-old trap OG on AT can improve themselves here ;) (be nice gentlemen we've all been through this). So let's talk about music because that's why we're in it, after all... I would say that I've had many favorite styles in my life. But for now it is house music, articularly deep house music. Talking about taste, I'm a salt/sugar man but... not on pizza pls... 😅 Let the Italian people be! Would you put strawberry jelly on a camembert? Never! Sacrebleu! So... Oh wait I think I did once... Nevermind. What was I saying?

Describe the style of music you produce

I'm not a music nerd and I kinda like the word nerd but when I make music I try to put across feelings that I use to produce my tracks. After all I think that for the most part of my music I wanted to make people dance, in a melodic way. Sometimes with a bit of hump tss hump tss sometimes with a kind of brrrr paaaw and maybe a little of dou bidou bidou paw. More seriously: I think my music is a mix between the classic house and acid house because I like 303 so much. I like it when it's melodic, so I always want the chords to be so. I love it when the kick is clear (trying my best) and the snares and hats are groovy so I try to always have it in my tracks.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

In a lot of my tracks I've got Latin American influence flowing in the snares' rhythm because of my origins and the fact that I listened to a lot of Latin American music (salsa y Reggeton de Cuba que so Cubano por parte madre) when I was younger. You can also find a lot of 90s House influence in many of the chords. Most of all I think that the Playstation 1 and its Wipeout game had a great influence on my style. I can quote also the great GTA San Andreas soundtrack. The last oneI really liked was Destiny 2. Yes, I play a lot of games and it's kinda desperate for my girlfriend 😅. I can also talk about my parents cause they always had something to play music in our home. My dad was born in 46 so I listened to a lot of old French singers with age but also jazzmen with trumpets. He also turned the volume up to wake me up on Sunday morning when I was too sleepy or in a hangover and it was classical music most of the time so it was kinda difficult with classical music. Better now. Today I get a lot of inspiration from house/techno/ EDM artists such as Ross Couch and his Jazz session, Late 8, Nto, Joachim Pastor, Avourr, Boris Brejcha, Daft Punk, Mr Oizo, Eric Prydz and others. I also like to check Djs set from Chris Luno on YT. I think I've always wanted to create some music. I started playing the piano at 6. I went to a music school till I was3 ,but I begged to stop because I couldn't stand the professor. It's kinda pathetic but I ran out an entire day to avoid this "torture" wow that's so thug. Anyway, then I started home piano classes and then stopped when I started studying. I think I discovered audiotool at that time 12 years ago but like I said I really started making music here in 2019. And it's been a pleasure and I hope to continue for a long time 'cause it's kind of fantastic. Also, I recently started learning to play the guitar. Thank you so much AT.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

For the little I know of AT I must say the Matrix because you can create a very wide scope of rhythm thanks to it. You all know that an arpeggio can be the start and end of any track, if you want melody in it, of course. And if you don't like arpeggio, you can just play the chords! Isn't that wonderful? Do you have any one note and no chords in mind? No problem: the matrix will please you, but don't forget to plug it on a synthetic so it'll work. The 303 is also kind of magic to make some acid bass lines : module the fq and the resonance, put some accent on notes and slides on others and your techno track is almost finished! Only drag it on the board while playing your track! You may like it... or not 😉.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

Thanks to Mr. Overdrive music (for the French people) and more recently infyuthsion and others tutorials, and also with collabs, I'll say the compresseur : to make your track bounce and pop, connect the compressor with your bass or other Low fq and put your kick on sidechain. Then module the ratio, the threshold, attack and release. You'll find that your bass is not disturbing anymore combined with your kick. And the little red light won't shine! Cause brrrr that's a mean thing when your red light starts to flash…

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I've never had a writer block because I’ve never created music under pressure. Maybe if I was in the music business I'd have some stress to finish a track or an album on time. When I feel like creating music I do, and if I don't I do other stuff like learning how to mix or playing the guitar or playing football (Allez Paris). I would say that you shouldn't put pressure on yourself when you create music. Easy to say. But some advice: when I have a melody in my mind I record myself singing (don't know if you'll call it singing but never mind). What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon? * To discover other artists I must say the charts help a lot, but also surfing on the deepest part of audiotool you can even find artists that haven't been active for a long time. Also the remix button is a nice way to discover how an artist made a track and understand the process of making music and also understand how music styles are made, from the bpm to the rhythm codes. And also all the tutorial parts in AT and St. Infyuthsion the great what? who has done amazing work on his YT channel.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

Man... what can I say... I'm so grateful and really admire the work you are doing, guys. That's why I want everybody to support Audiotool on Patreon. Do so and you'll have the little blue star on your pfp! It's so cool! The collab thing is also a great idea:you can chat with your colleague making music and discuss live what to do to your track! I have never tried the vocal or video chat but I think it's great too! I mean even I could make collabs with greatest artists on AT or see how they managed to make legendary tracks on AT. So for me it's such a shame that AT isn't the number one DAW! It really has to be more popular to increase the community. It must be viral on social media! Make a publicitary spot on TV for God sake! 😂 Really I wish the greatest for this platform and its creators, editors and artists. Pleaaaase keep it up!

Your message to the community:

I love you all! Really I do! And we all must keep in mind that Audiotool is a sacred place that we must keep far from unconstructive words. Always try to help each other to improve. PEACE

Social/Music Links

Youtube https://youtube.com/channel/UCPb07eU4cKhI5Wh_JBbpw-g

Soundcloud https://on.soundcloud.com/P68RG

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leafar.drim/

Edition Audiotool: Drimeur

Track #1:

Shreddin' by Goon

Goon is one of the most talented artists I have found in Audiotool. He has everything : great grooves, stunning basslines, some craziness, a lot of creativity and also the coolest covers . I remember discovering this track and being bowled over by it. Literally. Hope you enjoy it too!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/25aaa3p7jke/]]

Track #2:

Q8 by Kepz

There are some artists you want to sound like. Kepz is one of them. This Q8 track has inspired me so much that I had to add it here. This guy has such an underground touch that I love. Try it. You won't be disappointed!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/d90d0c7b/]]

Track #3:

MIDNIGHT WONDERS by Tim Derry

Man this energy... For me, Tim Derry has the most impressive skills on AT. This track is the proof. Listen to it and you'll be smiling, crying and headbanging at the same time. So many emotions and so much power in the mix. And the acoustic piano samples... Wow! Shut up and take my money! As they say

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/bibmufgce8s5/]]

Track #4:

pack and get dressed by Snadbrugen

What can I say about Sandburgen... This guy never stops! Always has a top track up his sleeve. Multifunctional music robot, Anonymous hero of Audiotool. I think he is my spiritual master and - obviously - musical master. I picked this track because it sums up everything I like in his music : underground shape but with a melody driving you to another level and the drums making you say yes. Delicate and progressive. I have made two collabs with him and it was crazy for me... If you have a chance to do so, do not hesitate one second! Mister Sand man special Danke to you!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/3m4m2g60e9/]]

Track #5:

Psychadelic jungle by Melancolist

Last but not least : Melancolist... When I discovered him on AT, it was love at first sight. I fell in love with his synths : powerful and delicate at the same time, with so much colors in it. He really made me think about Nt'O and Joachim Pastor. I also made few collabs with him and was always impressed by his creativity. Overall on the chords he has a sense of musicality. I think this track was the first I heard from him. But all of them are gorgeous. We miss you Melancolist, get back soon!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/l1x9e8o236/]]

Track #6:

You need to listen toOten et fadzo by Drimeur on Audiotool When you create something, in my case an AT track, I think your creation does not belongs to you anymore. It belongs to the audience. And sometimes you do not really get the attention you wanted when you created something. You wanted that drop to be the best in the world but the comments say that the intro is incredible,ibke,for example. And that is also what I like in music. We all speak the same language but still have different points of view. So this track is not my most popular track, but for me it’s my best and has everything I like doing in it : house style chords, headbanging kick, snares and hat dancing, 303 running progressive melody and a bit of synthwave. Hope you'll enjoy that!

Extra message: For those who have read this far : CHEERS. Also I hope you understood my poor English.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/nzl7tkg6fb/]]

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3 weeks ago
  • maintenance
Downtime: March 7th | 10-11 a.m. CET

Hey there!

We just wanted to let you know that we're performing some maintenance on March 7th from 10 to 11 CET. During this time, our platform will be temporarily unavailable. We'll be back up and running as soon as possible.

Thanks for your understanding and support!

The Audiotool Basement ❤️

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3 weeks ago
  • jayfk
  • featuredartist
Featured Artist: JayFK

JayFK has been killing it since dropping his first track just a year ago. With 86 more under his belt, it's clear that he's no amateur. Whether Deep House or Techno, Jay's tracks always bring an authentic vibe to get the crowd moving. And his downtempo stuff? Pure atmospheric bliss that proves he's got skills for days. Keep an eye on this one - big things are coming.

Interview:

About JayFK

Hello Audiotool community! I'm Jens and I live in a small town near Hannover in Germany. I am now 48 years old, married and father of two fantastic boys. I've been on Audiotool for almost exactly a year now. The question of my favorite style is difficult, I would rather say there is no style I don't like. I like rock as well as electronic music, no matter if it is techno, hip hop, ambient or whatever. Oh and if the question about pizza is meant seriously: Salami with anchovies and lots, really lots of cheese!

Describe the style of music you produce

As with my taste in music, I'm not tied to one genre when it comes to producing. The genre in which I travel the most is trance. Detached from the genre, my tracks usually have a dark, melancholic touch. No idea why…

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

Everything I know about music today I have acquired myself over the years. I have no musical training or anything like that. There are no musically gifted people in my family either. But I've always loved listening to music. I'm a big fan of The Doors, The Ramones and Placebo (no other band can make melancholic songs that put you in a good mood like that). I also listened to a lot of RAP in the 80s and 90s. In the 90s Steve Mason had his own radio show on BBC Germany. That was the beginning of my passion for techno and trance. My brother came one day with a used 2-channel mixer and we started recording our own mixtapes. A little later the first turntables were at my house and we tried to emulate our idols of that time. These were, for example, Marc Spoon, Carl Cox, Kai Tracid, Adam Beyer and Sven Väth. This is how my “music career” as a DJ began. My highlights here were sets on a truck at the Reincarnation Parade in Hanover and once I was allowed to DJ directly after Kai Tracid on an open air rave. But I was never able to make any real money with it (which I never intended). At the time, one of my DJ colleagues was already producing his own tracks with an old Atari ST. Since that was too expensive for me at the time, I looked for software solutions to be able to produce myself. First I worked with Steinberg's ReBirth, a software variant of the Roland 303, 808 & 909. Then Propellerhead's Reason came out and I stayed there for the next 20 years until I discovered Audiotool…

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

I'm not sure if the Pulv or the Quasar is my #1 choice, but they're definitely the two devices that appear in 99% of my tracks. I love the sound of the Pulv, which can produce almost any sound imaginable. With the Quasar, I love the adjustment options and the infinite width that it can give to a sound. The two devices are exceptionally good, especially in direct interaction. When the Pulv plays a pad and then you turn up the CutOff just a little bit... Wooaaahh!

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

I don't know if these are really tricks, but there are some things that I use from time to time. For the Pulv, I like to use the noise volume control. Turned up at the right time, a baseline sounds like distorted drums and can prepare for a drop or the start of a new instrument. I used this effect, for example, in my track (Vertigo) Vertigo I often use another trick when I don't know what to do with a track or I'm missing that certain something. Then I take a pattern from one instrument and copy it to the note- track of a completely different instrument. For example the pattern of the lead melody to the baseline. Or, which can also be very cool, put the drum patterns on the baseline device. This often results in unexpected sounds.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Sometimes I really have no idea at all. In this case, you shouldn't be afraid to discard a track you've started completely. What can help is to break your normal routine. If you usually start with a baseline and build your track around it, then just start with a few piano chords or something else. It doesn't help me to decide: "Today I'll produce a chillout track." In the end, a completely different genre usually comes out than I planned at the beginning. So the best thing is to just let things go…

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

In my first days on Audiotool, a suggestion from Snadbrugen was a huge help. He suggested that I should start by using the presets of the devices to understand how they work. That really helped a lot. Just as helpful is the remix function, which allows you to analyze tracks and see what others are doing differently. But the most important point here is clearly the community. You get really important tips and assistance, often even without asking. At this point my special thanks go to kurp and Soph .

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I think Audiotool is absolutely fantastic. You have to keep in mind that this is a free DAW. Audiotool is just incredibly professional for that. What I love most is the endless possibilities of interconnecting devices. There really are no limits. "Have you ever connected a quasar behind a quasar?" - "No problem, just try it!" If I could wish for anything, it would be a new synth or a sampler with a filter and the ability to edit the pitch and length of the sample using the keyboard in the pattern track.

Your message to the community:

Be nice to each other! [Editor's Note: I second that]

Social/Music Links

Youtube https://youtube.com/channel/UCdshaEqreMBVHAuL5lbQpVw

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jayfk2701/?hl=de

Edition Audiotool: JayFK

Track #1:

SPO by Snadbrugen

One of the first tracks that showed me what is possible in audiotool. Also Sand was one of the first members who noticed me and my tracks. I love how the track pushes forward. It feels like something new happens after every single bar.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ke3qno7asrj/]]

Track #2:

Unbekannt by kurp

I first recognized Kurp with his track "drone ship". It was a great pleasure to remix it. I learned so much about the quasar and the waveshaper by analyzing his track! But for the Album I've chosen "Unbekannt". This track is what we call in Germany "Brett", meaning a track that blows you completely away. Wait until 5:10 and you will know what I mean.

@Kurp : You're the Audiotool god of techno!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/wfgfuh2w0d/]]

Track #3:

Blurred shapes by Lavalamp

I just love this track. The melody and the pads are so amazing. 1:19 and 3:19 WOW!!!. Over the past year I have gotten to know Lavalamp as a very pleasent and friendly person who always finds kind words. Je suis très heureux de t'avoir rencontré ici mon ami!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/13zlzb6b/]]

Track #4:

Guilt by Soph

I don´t know when but one day I made a comment under a track and wrote something like: "I wish I could make reese bass like in this track." And what happend? Soph contacted me and just said: "I can show you how to do reese bass." And he did! Wow, that's the value of a community. Please check out his great stuff!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/onxov41o/]]

Track #5:

[ATD 2022] 1,000 FOLLOWER SPECIAL by Vulkron

Now to the contrast program. The entry for the ATD 2022 from is just awesome! If you listen to the complete track it feels like three or four different tracks. 3:41 is so great!!! Considering that I used to listen to so much Rap and Hip Hop in the past I just had to pick this track.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/f70hjmibq/]]

Track #6:

ScienceFiction [ATD22] by JayFK

Now to my part of the album. I had to choose between two tracks. But because my favorite track is a remix I chose this one. The track is not so melodic as my other trance tracks but I still love the power of the track and not least it is my top track so far with more than 350 plays. Btw in this track also used the trick with the noise volume of the Pulv.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/vesvtyd7m/]]

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3 weeks ago
  • edition audiotool
  • featured artist
Edition Audiotool Essentials II

Dear Friends,

An exciting year is ending, and we can look back on several fantastic artist features, which we would like to pay tribute to with this compilation album. It contains the signature tracks of the last twenty Edition Audiotool albums and their artists. After Christmas, we'll take a couple of weeks off, and then we'll continue working for the next season. But you can look forward to a little highlight we've prepared for you in the Christmas holidays.

Edition Audiotool Essentials II

Stay tuned.

☮ ☮ ☮

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Moderator
about 1 month ago
  • audiotool awards
Audiotool Awards 2022 Winners

Dear friends,

We are happy to present the winners of the Audiotool Awards 2022 - The User organized, yearly community poll.

Connect >> News >> Audiotool Awards 2022

We would like to thank the organizers of this great event - not to forget the winners, nominees, and all other members of this exceptional community.

Let's go

Best new artist:

In 2022, many talented artists began their journey on Audiotool. New genres were created, and others were explored in fresh and exciting ways! There were so many amazing newcomers to chose from, making it very difficult for us. We ended up with a tie between two: somber. and solitude, Somber has a way with music... emotion is expertly captured and presented; his sounds tell a brilliant story. The track i'm going to miss you. Is a perfect example of such. We look forwards to seeing what the future holds for his body of work. Solitude exhibits remarkable and meticulous sample manipulation throughout his songs. His percussion is top notch, and the timbre of every sound is never out of place. We cannot wait to see what tracks he will share with us in the future!

Most improved:

The growth of AT artists in 2022 was truly impressive! So many brought their music to new levels... and it was quite difficult to choose a winner. Once again we had a tie: kurp and andy both showed us all the meaning of practice makes perfect. Andy's shift towards vocal focused compositions was amazing to witness. In just the past year alone, his vocal range, mixing and lyricism reached new heights. His live recordings of guitar and piano showed us how wide his range of talents spans, and we are excited to see what he will bring to the table in the future. Kurp's intense and beautiful tracks have long been on everyone's radar, but in 2022 he truly upped the ante. Some call him the king of the pulv, and for good reason. His sound design is incredible, and he has truly mastered the art of using minimal devices to achieve the maximum quality.

Best cover art:

A great composition needs a great piece of artwork to accompany it. Although many artists have their own unique styles, one stands out among the rest: Goon showed us how it's done; his artwork tells a story in that of itself, capturing our imagination in a different way each time. The level of quality leaves nothing to be desired, except one thing: the next Goon track!

Most interesting use of an AT device:

There were so many cool and interesting uses of AT devices this year. From gnome sounds being made from synths, and entire songs made from a drum machine, we had a hard time choosing a winner. However, one artist consistently has raised the bar higher and higher. Throughout the past years, rai. has continued to create remarkable tracks from a single device. Take 3.0.3 for example. He always seems to have a few more tricks up his sleeve, and we eagerly await his next entry to the series!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/236xy0e83e/]]

Honorable mentions:

no fx pulv 7

4^2 pulv as fx

Most helpful:

One of the most important things for musicians within our community is specific and constructive critique. It takes a good ear for mixing, knowledge of sound design, and a way with words to give such a thing. Luckily Client is around! If you need an unbiased and qualified opinion, he is always happy to help. His own numerous delves into different genres has given him a special ear for things to tweak and change. Thank you Client for your help throughout the past year, and we hope others are inspired to do the same going forwards.

Honorable mention:

nico

Artist of the year:

We have once again asked you guys to vote on who you thought embodied the spirit of creation and artistry this year, and the community has spoken! Jetdarc has done something never before seen on the site: he has created more than four hours of original video game music! Astral Aurora - The Complete Soundtrack The pure dedication displayed by him throughout the past couple years to the project is absolutely mind blowing. One thing is for sure: Jetdarc has shown us what it means to be a community leader, and is an inspiration to us all.

Honorable mentions:

nico

sea foam and the wind

Track of the year:

For some, artist block is seen as negative, resulting in minimal output and a feeling of lacking creativity. However, retro showed us that this can actually lead to a phenomenal track... or maybe three! artblock session 01 Just completely floored us within the community. Fun chords, bouncy percussion, and funky melodies all contributed to this work of art. Thank you for the awesome track, Retro!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/k0nwaakp/ ]]

Honorable mentions:

Satisfaction Contraption fault

Collaboration of the year:

Collaboration is one of the most important parts of the Audiotool Community. Artists of all genres can come together to mix and match, resulting in some great results. The community almost unanimously voted for something amidst , and for good reason. The depth of sound design displayed here will be talked about for years to come. The beautiful soundscape was a result of Soph , Client and sea foam and the wind coming together. Everything just works here. Thank you for the amazing collab guys!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/qf6umvtn62/ ]]

Honorable mentions:

your side w/ civility

don't need it w/ seb

Hard-Wired Rhapsody feat. Jetdarc, dreamweaver, & withdecay

Congratulations to the winners. See you next year.

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Moderator
about 1 month ago
  • featured-artist
  • voyd
Featured Artist: voyd

Voyd, alongside VLTRA and Sila, is undoubtedly a standout member of the Audiotool Lo-Fi community. For six years, he has captivated audiences with his scratchy and laid-back sound creations, always exhibiting a calm and understated demeanour, much like his presence within the community. It's time to give a well-deserved nod to the one who truly deserves recognition.

As you may be aware, a devastating earthquake struck Turkey and Syria recently. Emre, a resident of Turkey, has asked for your support in using his status as an Audiotool Featured Artists artist to bring attention to this tragedy.

So now we are asking you, on behalf of Emre, if possible, to donate to aid the victims of this disaster. Below are some links to international organizations taking donations for this cause.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

https://donation.ifrc.org/?campaign=3f5f91aa-e8da-e911-80e2-0050560100a8

Oxfam

https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/stories/oxfam-mounting-response-to-massive-earthquake-in-t%C3%BCrkiye-and-syria/

Doctors Without Borders:

https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/secure/donate-psearch-onetime-reverse?ms=ADD2209U0U24&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BRAND.DWB_CKMSF-BRAND.DWB-GS-GS-ALL-DWBBrand.All-BO-ALL-RSA-RSARefresh.1-MONTHLY&gclid=Cj0KCQiA54KfBhCKARIsAJzSrdrATYiE5C5KS-ZaQyn21Fv1DDYEyHX4lBXqdp9Zr_EuyUOimv8v9xcaAoOGEALw_wcB

Interview:

About emre girginkaya (voyd)

My name is Emre Girginkaya. I am 28 years old and I am from İstanbul/turkey. I think I have been in this community for almost 6 years. I started making music that was highly influenced by Tlim Shug (VLTRA). I saw on youtube that people were saying he was currently making music with this audiotool.com. Then I started to use this software to produce lo-fi house hip hop music in the beginning. But now I try to produce more abstract, experimental and ambient stuff.

Describe the style of music you produce

İ am producing experimental music nowadays. I don't know how to program any synth, I mainly use the samples in the website ,also chopping from my records and process in Audiotool. I can say my style is more like sound designing and creating weird beats with these samples.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I don't have any musical background. However, I’ve always been curious about sound, the way of producing music and so on.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

I think it's Machinist, I can do almost everything with it! I love the way of working step sequences and doing lots of experiments with pitch modulations. İt is super nice!

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

I actually have two tricks for people who want to make Ambient music. I mainly use quasar with a high decay which is connected to any Machinist. I reverse the sample and automate the start point. This gives some sort of modulation to give the synth pad etc more variety. The second one is the point of any loop (especially for drums) : you can make a really interesting beat with this technique.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I never had one!

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

I remember I was watching some tutorials which are very few on youtube I guess, but I am big fan of all kinds of music. I think I owe this to listening to too much music. This inspires me a lot. Also, experimenting with all kinds of pedals, twisting knobs etc...

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I love this way of making music by using the internet. It might look a bit confusing for other people. But the interface is so friendly to me. I love the way of patching cables and it reminds me of vcv rack.

Your message to the community:

Thank you so much for being kind to me and listening to my stuff. It really means a lot to me <3 <3 <3

Social/Music Links

Linktree https://linktr.ee/emregirginkaya

Edition Audiotool: voyd

Track #1:

gle3 by sila

The vibe is amazing with this one. It reminds me of the former works of an actress. Big ups to Sila!!!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ye9kin2g/]]

Track #2:

dimming rays by Kepz

KEPZ ALWAYS DELIVERS! This is one of the craziest tunes on Audiotool. It's perfect for use in clubs as well.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ns0b4shg1/]]

Track #3:

gentle breeze, night by An angel

He could be one of the best producers in Audiotool. Such a legendary tune... I always keep coming back to it

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/gentle_breeze_night/]]

Track #4:

Untitled by VLTRA

The reason for me to start make music on AT. Vltra aka Tlim Shug.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/untitled-y0oqf/]]

Track #5:

44757 by SOLACE

Very inspiring music from solace. This might be the reason for me to try to produce Hip Hop.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/44757/]]

Track #6:

bad girl by emre girginkaya (voyd)

Really enjoyed making this. Highly influenced from Ben Bondy.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ktmxopnoq/]]

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  • xavi
  • featuredartist
Featured Artist Christmas Special: Xavi

Just in time for Christmas, we're bringing Xavi back, who left Audiotool a few years ago to try his luck in the music business. We want to get to the bottom of this: how has he been doing in the meantime? What has worked and what hasn't? What could he take with him from Audiotool, and what does he maybe even miss? We thank you - xavrockbeats - for telling the new generation of Audiotoolers about your experience. And we wish you continued success on your way to becoming a star DJ and producer, which you undoubtedly deserve.

Interview with Xavi

What has happened since you moved from Audiotool into the big wide world?

A lot of things! I have had the pleasure and luxury of being able to tour with Seven Lions, play multiple shows and more than a couple of festivals, as well as dropping an album and EP (don't worry, more of that coming soon). I've been really thankful for all the amazing opportunities and wonderful people I've met along the way, and it's been really surreal to go from trying to recreate some of my musical heroes's styles on AT to interacting with them more than a couple of times (Seriously, one of my albums on here is a complete rip-off of Porter Robinson's Worlds and then a few weeks ago he DMed me for an unreleased Madeon remix I did-about a week after Madeon DMed me for the same remix, who I also tried to recreate more than a few times on AT as well!)

Describe the style of music you produce and how it developed

I think, at least where I've been at lately, I've been trying to make this super high energy chordy bass music. I don't really understand how to label it better (Angry Future Bass Revival??) but I've been really, really happy with it. I usually develop it through an insane amount of resampling and post production-some of my songs that I've been working on actually resample other unreleased songs of my own!

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

Although nobody in my family is a musician themselves, music has been a large part of my life for a long time. I remember when I was very young, my dad would play stuff like Coldplay and Radiohead in the car, and a lot of those kinds of artists have stuck with me and been a large part of my music taste. I had become interested in making music some time before finding this site, but I hadn’t really had a consistent way of making music before stumbling upon Audiotool. Once I did though, I really stuck with it. Since then, I’ve put a lot of effort into broadening my music taste as much as I can, and incorporating what I find in others’ music into my own.

What does your daily production routine look like now? What software or hardware do you use?

I usually mainly produce in quick bouts, where I've been struck by inspiration. I can go from not producing for 5-6 days to having 1-2 songs figured out in a day or two! Now, my production mainly consists of using Ableton, along with some of my favorite VSTs like Digitalis, Pigments, and Serum.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

Very rarely are there any specific tricks that I use within my tracks. For the most part, sound design and mixing is incredibly minimalistic for me. Hell, I often use default synths without any effects whatsoever and I can usually get the sound I want out of it, which I guess is sort of a trick in and of itself.

Which Audiotool device would you like to be able to add to your current setup?

I miss Harmonics so, so, so much. I would honestly pay quite a bit to have that one back as a VST! Honestly, though, the more I think about it, I miss a fair amount of the tools of AT. I learned a lot of production techniques through them.

What aspect of Audiotool generally would you like to take with you into other contexts? I.e. the community feedback, collab ability…

The community. 110% the community. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so busy as to where I could jump back on more. Honestly, one of the things that a lot of the overarching music community doesn't really have is a sense of, well, community, and I miss being close friends with such likeminded people.

Where have you published your music so far?

I've had the luck of putting my music out by myself, with Proximity, Musical Freedom, Ophelia and now Lost In Dreams!

Where have you performed and played live?

If you mean my entire career, I've played a TON of times in Indiana during college, with some friends in a collective (shout out Soundasleep!!). Then, I was able to play a small bar in St. Louis with some friends through a event called Vaporspace and eventually, LA with Brownies and Lemonade. After that, when things really started picking up, I was able to play San Francisco (Hypernight was so fun!!), Florida, LA again for Nocturnal Wonderland, Detroit, Chicago (My FAVORITE show, the crowd was GREAT and my parents got to see me play live!) , Washington D.C., Chicago again for North Coast Festival, and most recently, a headliner show in Cincinnati.

How did you make your first contacts with labels?

My first real contact was with Ophelia! They reached out to me for a single for a compilation album and through talks, we were able to get even more established. Really thankful for all they've done for me.

What moment would you call your breakthrough and how did you feel about it at the time?

You know, for as much as I've done, I still feel like I'm working for that moment. I'll let you all know when it comes!

What was it like to play in front of a big audience for the first time?

Nerve Wracking!!! Honestly it was hard for me to look up, I was just afraid I would clear the room I guess. But once I did it, it was much easier the second time, and honestly, it was so, so cool once you get used to it.

Is there anything special from your time at Audiotool that stays with you in your present work?

Only just about everything ever!! Audiotool was where I cut my teeth on so, so many production techniques. Stereo processing, EQing, compression, mixing, sidechaining, I learned it all through here.

Do you still communicate with your network on Audiotool and if yes, how?

I try to, but it's gotten more difficult for me with being busy. I still like to pop on now and again when I can, feel free to say hi when you see me!

Do you have any Audiotool tracks that have had a lasting influence on you?

Everything Luxior and Ford. ever did has sat with me for so long. Sincerely good producers, no matter what they use!!!

What would you recommend to the younger generation of Audiotoolers?

Keep working!!!! You're going to have harder days, but those will pass. Also, don't fall into sunken cost fallacy!!!! I know that sounds weird, but if you focus too hard and spend too much time on one aspect of a track, you can sometimes be less willing to delete it if you think you might need to. One of the most freeing things you can do is take a synth or something you've been working on for an insane amount of time and say 'nah-this isn't working' and delete it. Honestly feels good!!

Social/Music Links

Spotify' https://open.spotify.com/artist/08OCWF4MDd9CQC2uPbsV3j?si=gFJdnLQAThykeY7AIGkKlA,

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/xavimakesmusic

Twitter https://twitter.com/xavimakesmusic

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/xavimakesmusic/

Photos by Nancy Danh Huynh

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nancydhuynh/

Twitter https://twitter.com/NancyDHuynh?t=5zTIkOJBjt7lChcFYLaQ5g&s=09

Edition Audiotool: Xavi

Track #1:

Spaces [Audiotool Day '17] by acloudyskye

Acloudyskye has always been such an inspiration to me, and this is the track where I really realized exactly how far they could go

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/4ipr9zkjm37/]]

Track #2:

apogee by opaqity

I think this is easily one of the most impressive tracks I've heard in AT, it's so groovy and just mixed so clean.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/h6es7bscjb3/]]

Track #3:

stardust by looks

Luxior is an absolute legend, and this is by far my favorite track from them. It's just literally perfect in just about every way.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/stardust-w2wgaaxx/]]

Track #4:

Moonrise by Kepz

Just the name Kepz reminds me of Audiotool. An amazing artist who knows how to use ambiance to set a stage.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/leave-x6djj/]]

Track #5:

When Stars Collide by rnzr

rnzr is basically one of the reasons I wanted to get good at Audiotool. Clean mixing, amazing catchy songs, just everything pushing the limits of what Audiotool could do.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/when_stars_collide-kghra7tyi/]]

Track #6:

AFTERGLOW (Astrum Remix) by Astrum

Astrum, I honestly didn't appreciate until later in my audiotool time. Great artist with such an understated style, and now I listen with full appreciation. Perfect notes of nostalgia and using audiotool to it's fullest.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/afterglow_astrum_remix/]]

Track #7:

I. (Mango Beach) by Xavi

Weird track of mine from this era to pick, I know, as it's not the most popular or even forward thinking. But, full honesty, this song I always felt is the best I ever did on here. Still proud of that to this day!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/i_mango_beach/]]

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Moderator
about 1 month ago
  • featured artist
  • dreamweaver
Featured Artist: ꧌ dreamweaver ꧍

Whether you're a fan of dark and introspective music or only appreciate great art and talent, our new featured artist, Dreamweaver, is worth checking out. Her music is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who takes the time to listen. The mixture of darkness, artistic skill and cheerful bombast in Dreamweaver's music will take you on an unforgettable journey through sound. She also created the thread 'Slept On (Underrated)' on our board, where users can share Audiotool tracks that they feel are underrated. This thread has become one of the longest-lasting on our board and demonstrates Dreamweaver's love for music beyond her creations. Thanks for that.

Interview:

About Cherry aka ꧌ dreamweaver ꧍

Hiya! I'm Cherry and I'll be 17 years old by the time this interview is out! I was born in Nashville, but I've lived in central Florida for the past 8 years. I'm also very excited to be approaching my 6 year milestone on Audiotool in just a few months :). As for pizza? I am incredibly indiscriminate with food so most pizza is very good and tasty to me.

Describe the style of music you produce

I find it hard to pinpoint exactly what I do, as my tracks can vary dramatically between each other. To put it vaguely, I would say most of my music is experimental, but melodic, and has an emotive intent.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

My parents are both really big music enthusiasts, especially my dad, but I think it took until I discovered Audiotool to develop the same level of interest. I found Audiotool after seeing an ad for deadmau5's Masterclass. I thought it looked cool, so I checked it out online. It was there that I discovered the class itself costs a lot of money, and so do digital audio workstations. Afterward, I looked up something like "make music online," and after Soundtrap and Soundnation proved to be hot garbage, I came across Audiotool and fell in love.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

It's definitely between Quasar and Pulsar. They both do an amazing job at making almost anything immediately sound better, and they've just become essential effects in every track I make now. For Pulsar, I particularly enjoy turning all the Sync knobs down and then messing with the Millis knobs. It makes the stereo image of sounds feel really good and creates an interesting effect when combined with some LFO Depth. Also: it's needless to say, but the detail you can incorporate into your reverb with Quasar is fantastic. The vibrato and EQing parameters have been especially useful to me.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

I have a few particular things I do a lot.

1) Very intense compression technique: Threshold - down, ratio - all the way up, makeup - turn up as desired, attack & release - all the way down, and then turn the sensing to peak. This setup absolutely destroys anything you put through it in a tremendous manner. A less intense version of this (mainly just not having the release at 0ms) can actually be useful for drums, live instruments, and vocals.

2) Massive sub I overuse: Pulv - no adjustments needed, two stereo enhancers - 100% stereo and tone all the way down, exciter - power & wet all the way up and tone all the way down, then compress as desired. I've loved this setup ever since the first time I used it. It even makes those super low notes, which would normally not pop out very much, sound huge. Turning the noise oscillator on can be a good addition as well.

3) Grooves: I've explored what's possible with grooves a LOT on my tracks psychosis and i'm that someone unnamed . If you want to make some crazy sounds, just put a groove on some samples. Usually I'll click 'Create New Groove' and drag the impact slider all the way to the right, then make another and drag it to the left. After that I'll just move samples between them and see what noises I can get. Another thing that can add to this is speeding up and slowing down the samples dramatically. While this can generate some fun results, there's two issues I've run into before while doing that. 1) after publishing it may either render incorrectly or not render at all; and 2) sometimes all you'll hear is a loud click and then a constant ringing sound. Once this happens you need to restart the studio to get it to stop.

I hope these can be useful!

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I haven't experienced an artist's block as severe as some, but I've definitely gone through it. Something that's worked well for me is making something on my alt account pigpen . There's something quite freeing about it; you don't have to meet any expectations your followers might have, and you can separate yourself from the artist you normally are. It doesn't always work, however. There's been times where I've just had to wait for that spark to come back. There's really no tried and true method to get out of a block, unfortunately.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

The AT discord for sure. I hadn't really made any social connections through Audiotool before I joined, but since then I've made some of my best friends through it. Now I've been a part of several collabs, made new musical discoveries, and gone through a lot of personal and creative growth. Chart Party and other server events are really fun, and I recommend people participate :). The half-hour producer challenge is especially fun and a great test for yourself.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

Audiotool has undoubtedly changed my life. With it I discovered my love of music, a passion that will certainly define me for as long as I live. The integrated community of AT makes it a very unique DAW, as no others have what's essentially a social media platform within it as well; at least not one that's as passionate as this. I will never harbor contempt for issues that come along with the site, as I have to give credit where credit is due; Audiotool is a fantastic start for anyone getting into music, whether just as a hobby or as a career. It's an amazing free DAW with a fervid community surrounding it, and while I know I'm likely alone on this, I could care less if there was never an update again. I'm just happy Audiotool is around. Thank you Audiotool Team <3

Your message to the community:

Please be careful with those you choose to associate with. P.S. Stream my album

Social/Music Links

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/dreamweavermusic

Edition Audiotool: ꧌ dreamweaver ꧍

Track #1:

Soon I'll Be (roses) by withdecay

There was no way I could’ve excluded withdecay from my track selection. It’s hard for me to pick out a favorite from their discog, but I’ve always found this track extremely alluring. It’s beautiful, haunting, and the vocals are just So Good. Mirroring what they said in their feature, Sid you are a big inspiration and an amazing friend to me. Keep making great stuff :)

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/4qenzr6cf833/]]

Track #2:

atlas by nico

Speaking of great people I’ve met through AT, Nico! His contributions in the past couple of years to experimental music on AT have been incredible. I remember getting to hear a sneak peek at this track before it was out, and I was astonished. I had been trying to finish an entry for the comp at the same time (didn’t work out), and never would I have imagined that someone would make such a creative and powerful piece for it. This track is amazing. Love you Nico <3

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/2qc3zdit7dr/]]

Track #3:

nostalgia by abstract

Abstract/Frij was probably the first artist that truly inspired me on Audiotool, with this track being one of the first of his I heard. Listening to this is still such a nostalgia trip (pun-intended), and reminds me of when I was still just a fledgling artist being totally mystified by this great track. Shoutout to the master of maximizing minimalism. Gorgeous song.

[[EMBED: nostalgia ]

Track #4:

apogee by opaqity

Unbelievably good. I could go on forever about why I feel opaqity/mistwin may be one of the best artists period. His tracks have such novel and delicate beauty with impressive attention to detail, and his production and composition expertise are unmatched by most. This track in particular has almost all of the elements that make his music great, and I think the whole apogee EP is some of AT’s best music. This came out the same year I joined AT, and yet it still hasn’t stopped amazing me after almost 6 years. I will never stop praising opaqity.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/h6es7bscjb3/]]

Track #5:

stardust by looks

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about lux and this track? Masterfully produced, powerful, stunning. I almost chose renegade over this, but I find this track much more emotionally striking and important to me. Not exactly a unique pov, but I believe lux is indeed one of this site’s best creators. Whether he’s making music or not, he’ll always be special in this community and I hope he’s doing well.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/stardust-w2wgaaxx/]]

Track #6:

trauma (we made it) by ꧌ dreamweaver ꧍

I like this track of mine for a lot of the same reasons I like some other tracks of mine, and because of that it was quite difficult for me to find how it stood above my other considerations. The tiebreaker ended up having to be the song’s emotional importance. For me, the majority of my tracks will forever be more special to me than anybody else, as I know what’s underneath the curtain. I know the story, I know what I put into it, and I know what was going on at the time. I feel like this was my most raw expression of emotion, and it was an absolutely necessary track for me to vent out how I was feeling. Btw, the track I’d like to have put here is still in development ;).

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/c5o1aev914/]]

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Moderator
about 1 month ago
  • audiotoolawards
Audiotool Awards 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We're glad to support the team behind the second issue of the Audiotool Awards . As in the previous year, they encourage everyone to cast their votes and help determine the winners in various categories. Without further ado, I will now pass the microphone to the esteemed members of the Audiotool Awards team.

Announcement

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second annual Audiotool Awards! As long-time Audiotool users, we love to see new artists join the community and flourish and older users become recognised. We want to celebrate the accomplishments of this community here with some well-deserved acknowledgements of creativity, hard work, and of course, fun! Voting is now open in the following categories! You can access the google polls page linked below to submit your choices. The categories are:

1. Best new artist

There have been many new users on the site in the past year! Which of them has caught your fancy? The rules for this category are: - Must have joined Audiotool in 2022 / Must have become more active in the community within the last year.

2. Most improved

This category is open to all users, regardless of the time on the site. Who do you think has grown the most as an artist? We love to see progress! That's an entirely subjective category! Please leave your reason(s) why you think this artist has improved the most in the spreadsheet. Links to previous works are welcome.

3. Best use of an AT device

What piqued your interest? Any new techniques that everyone should know? Let us know. Please add a link to the artist's track(s) and include a short statement about the nature of the usage.

4. Best cover art

Has someone's discography captivated your eye? What's the best design you've seen? Please link to the user's tracks in the poll so we can all check it out! The rules for this category are: The cover art must be original or credit the creator.

5. Most helpful

Who have you seen mentoring new artists and spreading positivity around the community? Let us know! We'd love to meet them. Please include a short statement explaining why you have picked them.

Poll (Deadline January 16)

These first five categories will be open to the public to vote on. Once the polls close, our judging team will go through the entries and select one winner and one runner-up. We also welcome you to vote on the following three categories. The judges will pick them based entirely on popular vote by the community!

The categories are:

1. Artist of the year: Who came into their own as a producer in 2022? What new style did you enjoy? Whose musical journey has inspired you?

2. Track of the year: Which track has had you addicted since it was released? Please explain why you think it, above all others, has been the best track of 2022.

3. Best collaboration: Which group on the site made something that blew you away? Was it a unique blend of styles? Was it the perfect duo? Let us know!

Poll sheet

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2MzAxiULEHPxR0Nro6N1z_bR6KClsp9Zi-jW2fFVfN_V59A/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Moderator
about 2 months ago
  • featuredtrack
  • apelta
Featured Track: the fine game of nil by APELTA

This atmospheric broken beat Techno gem brings you to your knees with its beauty

The Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGoRgqrMlQk

The Track

the fine game of nil

The Artist

APELTA

Visuals

Shadertoy artist: Alpaga

https://www.shadertoy.com/view/dtX3zl

All Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFavOQ2RM25B-ZOPH8AvjGdF9

The Channel

You can find the complete list of past featured tracks here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFavOQ2RM25B-ZOPH8AvjGdF9

The Announcement

If you've made a video for one of your Audiotool tracks, feel free to send us a link. We will add it to our playlist "Audiotoolers in the big wide world".

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuuWw9RgFautVPlkXaIHvw55qrxdt7l6

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel, share it where you can and support your Audiotool colleagues.

☮☮☮

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Moderator
about 2 months ago
  • music distribution
Audiotool & TuneCore Team Up For 50% Discount

Dear fellow Audiotoolers/community/friends,

So you just published your new masterpiece? You got some much-appreciated feedback from your followers and the community, man - you even earned a place in the Audiotool Charts? But now you want your friends, colleagues and honestly, everybody else to listen to the new banger you just produced on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and others?

Well, do not worry because we have you covered. We have teamed up with TuneCore to help you get your music out in the world and to all the streaming services you ever dreamt of (or haven’t even heard of – I mean – tencent anybody?). Through our partnership with TuneCore, one of the leading global distributors, we can give you a 50% discount on your next single or album release. Click here to get your discount. The offer is time-limited, so make sure to sign up now even if you plan to distribute later! FYI - The discount will be automatically applied when you create an account using the link.

If you don’t know by now, TuneCore is a music distribution and publishing administration service that provides thousands of independent artists the tools to increase exposure and get their music heard by more people everywhere. All while maintaining ownership of their music and 100% of revenues. That means that you keep all rights to your songs while being able to make a buck or two and listen to your songs everywhere. TuneCore helps artists take charge of their careers and increase their money-earning opportunities. Plus: the TuneCore Rewards program teaches you how to make it as an independent artist. You can receive expert advice from some of the best minds in the industry, gain real insight from top artists, and get VIP access to exclusive TuneCore services. The best part? The program is free.

To be transparent about the costs (w/o discount):

  • Single Upload: $9.99 (per year)
  • Album Upload: $29.99 (for the first year)

We are looking into options for deeper integration, which include publishing on Audiotool and directly via TuneCore to all the streaming services available. Watch this space for more info!

Xoxo

Yours, AT Basement ♥

(Note: By using these links, AT will earn a small commission, helping us grow AT and pay our devs. Your cost will be the same. Read more about this here)

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Moderator
about 2 months ago
  • apoc
  • featured-artist
Featured Artist: ApoC

ApoC is a clear example of how, besides talent, discipline and hard work are also part of growing up as an artist. If we remember his first steps on Audiotool, we can see how far he has come in the years. He has grown both as a musician and a person on Audiotool. And we are pleased to have been able to accompany this process.

Stay tuned, ApoC.

Interview:

About ApoC

I'm from the U.S., I've been using Audiotool since 2016. I love watching WWE, my favorite wrestlers are John Cena and Randy Orton. My favorite styles of music are Progressive House, Trance and Future House. But to be more specific, I like to branch out to people who make such amazing melodies and lush chords on their tracks.

Describe the style of music you produce

I produce a wide range of music genres including Progressive House, Trap, and Ambient.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

My musical background is inspired by a lot of people in the music industry who I look up to. Even ones that I do not listen to on a day-to-day basis. I'd say my biggest inspirations are Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Tiesto because they've been making banger tracks for music festivals and also for their fans to enjoy. I started making music when I actually started listening to Hip Hop music. When I would hear people like Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Eminem on the radio. On Audiotool however, I came across the website when I searched for "free online daw" and I was quite surprised to stumble upon this website. I never wanted to leave, I always thought my chances of actually collabing with people were very big because I honestly find everyone's particular sound so unique and amazing.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

My favorite Audiotool device is the Quasar reverb because the sound by itself is massive, and makes you really relate to your own emotions on a personal level.

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

My favorite technique is to layer my sounds together. So I like to include the Pulv, Heisenberg and Space in almost all of my tracks. And packing them with a bunch of effects to make the sounds stand out. It's amazing how very little time it can take me to make a chord structure sound really emotional.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I've had writer's block quite a lot. But whenever I do, I like to browse through the tracks section of audiotool in which I select the most recent and I listen to those. I've come across some really cool songs to be honest doing it that way rather than just typing it all out with the search function on the website.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

The amount of people critiquing songs and being brutally honest. Instead of people calling your particular song garbage, when it can be very special to you in all ways , positively or negatively. You can do so much on Audiotool, and I believe you can take it to the next level if you put your best efforts into making something you enjoy and love.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I like the vast amount of songs that pop up in my feed, or whenever people mention (@) me. I think everyone deserves a chance to shine. And even the smartest people are meant to fail. But failure is the only start to success.

Your message to the community:

Remain positive no matter what. Don't bring people down, always treat them with respect. If you don't, then you should ignore them and move past it.

Edition Audiotool: ApoC

Track #1:

Forlorn by Waveshaper and Arcade [editor's note: ;-)]

It gets me emotional every single time I hear it. And it helps me improve myself.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/4x8lg0ev/ ]]

Track #2:

Falling Into Place by aeris

Another song that has a beautiful lush melodic structure to it. Reminds me a lot of acloudyskye.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/2mvwdv7js/]]

Track #3:

rai. x dove x acloudyskye by rai. , acloudyskye and dove

This right here is a dream collab that I never would've expected. It's very underrated in my opinion.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/qqy2qt1gprm1m6a3ubjygeuw3mfhtn/]]

Track #4:

La La by Tocka and Avalone.

I love Tocka's particular sound on this, he always delivers. And I originally was apart of this collab, and I actually watched both of these individuals produce it on a stream. But sadly I couldn't work on it because the draft was really heavy. And I believe back then it was Flash.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/la_la-k5gst92qh/]]

Track #5:

its ok. by ford.

ford is a big inspiration to me, and I love how interesting the percussion sounds along with the vocal samples. I miss hearing his music on Audiotool.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/its_ok-vm7bfgyl/]]

Track #6:

Ambition by ApoC

I listen to this song a lot that I personally created. And it really stands out from my other songs because of how emotional it sounds. I did do it myself and I'm still amazed at the results to be honest.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/j06lvj3t307]]

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a-records
about 3 months ago
Interview with Icebox, SIREN & dcln - Collaborative Music Contest 2021 Winners

Watch a great interview with our three winners from last year.

Icebox

SIREN

dcln

Tune in on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKLuIrXi8kU&t

Conducted by Joseph Irvin from the School of Music Collaboration. https://www.musiccollaboration.online/

Reminder:

You now have until November 20, 2022. to submit your entries on the theme of “old meets new” and make us as happy as these three guys from Singapore and Malaysia have.

Here you can find all the necessary information: Connect >> News >> CLOSED : Contest by the School Of Music Collaboration

Go ahead and make us proud again!

Yours,

Audiotool Basement

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
Featured Artist: Call Me Lito

Call Me Lito is a hit machine. If you were to download all his music and put it in a playlist, you'd have a set that would freak out a festival crowd. Just his last tracks are all ready for release. Whether it's a classic EDM track, a Trance anthem or a chill deep house banger, you can tell that someone knows what he is doing. If you are a real fan of Electronic Dance Music in its original meaning and have a thing for pompous, often oriental-inspired music, I recommend you to visit his tracklist.

Interview:

About Joseph aka Lito

I was born in London, England but raised in Florida for most of my life. I've been with audiotool about 6 years ago almost 7 now. My favorite style of music would be Trance music because the beats just always get me in a groove and I like to vibe along. Lately, I have been enjoying Progressive House music for the immaculate atmosphere and vibes. Believe it or not, before I got into music, I was a visual artist and I did everything from drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, etc. I studied visual arts up through high school before I found a love for music.

Describe the style of music you produce

I would describe my music as atmospheric. I love setting the tone and emotion to try and the my listeners to connect to the sound, the groove, and a part of me. I use music as an expression of who I am and I really enjoy hearing people's thoughts match the intention of my sounds.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I don't have a musical background and no one in my family really had a knack for anything of the arts. I'm the first in my family to have a passion for visual arts and now, music. It started with me listening to electronic music for the first time and thinking to myself about how cool and unique all the sounds were and also thought I could try making something like that myself because the music inspired me that much. I was halfway through high school at the time and I was looking for a software that would allow me to explore opportunities with music production and I happened to come across audiotool. It looked clean, professional, and it was free.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

I really enjoy using a majority of audiotool's devices but if I had to pick one I would pick the Quantum. It's easy to use and a strong mastering tool to isolate different bandwidths as well as a compressor. I also like how I switch between pre/post see frequency spectrum change. I use it strongly with synths I want to have a more pronounced tone/sound with the example being plucks and leads.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

My favorite technique would be using 2 centroids when setting up a project. Having one dedicated to the "drum kit" and the other dedicated to the synths and other sounds. I would always side-chain my synths so the drums would come through more impactfully and have a more clear tone. Another little tip for anyone is to set all your channels on the centroid at -5dB. Having each channel set to -5dB will give you headroom you will definitely want to have later on, especially in larger projects because you can always turn the volume up when needed later on.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I have had writer's block before and it does suck. The longest I've had writer's block was for a year and I just accepted it and let it be until I found the inspiration to produce more music. I kept active in the community and listened to people's tracks, offering feedback and thoughts. I would recommend if anyone finds themselves stuck and feeling uninspired, it's okay to slow down, take a step back, and wait a while until you're ready to get back into action. Staying active in the community and offering feedback or even a hello is a great way to pass the time as it also builds and strengthens bonds and relationships. It's also a great way to network and have people more inclined to listen to your work.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

More than anything, the community has helped me get to where I am today. I am thankful for all the feedback and support I receive on my work. More accurately, I would say the objective criticism and listening to different styles and sounds from other people's work has helped me greatly.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I like how audiotool is not only the best free DAW in your browser but it's also a great all around platform. You have charts, monthly and yearly competitions, and you can engage and speak with other artists too. I personally find the live collaboration feature revolutionary because I don't know of any other DAW that can do that. For audiotool, I would suggest maybe a new pedal effect or master tool. Maybe hosting classes on how to use audiotool would be neat for those wanting to master the DAW.

Your message to the community:

"It is impossible to erase the mistakes of the past, but you can recognize them and learn from them. You can decide to change the effect they have on the way you think and act. Life either rides you, or you ride it. Decide today to learn from your past, and not let your past ride you." - Napoleon Hill

Never give up please. If you see yourself falling, fall forward because at least that's still progress. Don't give up on your passions and dreams because I see too many giving up before they even put one foot forward. It's okay to ask for help sometimes too because no one is perfect. I believe in you all.

Social/Music Links

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/joseph-keller-748261085

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/callmelitomusic/

Edition Audiotool: Call Me Lito

Track #1:

Rebuild [vip] by acloudyskye

This track by acloudyskye will forever be one of my favorites as it's what inspired me to work with massive chords. Acloudyskye is known for his big chords and dramatic sound which is something I've found to really enjoy.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/rebuild_vip/]]

Track #2:

Padded Saw Blades by Inavon

Inavon is hands down my favorite trance artist on audiotool and is the main inspiration for when I got into composing trance music on audiotool. This track specifically is what I aspired to create when I started out, falling in love with the lush warm chords and saws.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/padded_saw_blades/]]

Track #3:

To Feel Alright (Feat.ENY) by orcean

This is an artist I wish people gave more recognition to. This track specifically is emotional and the atmosphere is incredible and is something I'd listen to while driving or at the beach at night.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/to_feel_alright_feat_eny/]]

Track #4:

Evolve (AT Day 2019 Entry) by XculE I have a soft spot for XculE's work because it's hyper and fun. When this came out, I thought about how much I really like the sound design and progression of the track.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/qmkajp3idvn/]]

Track #5:

skyburst! [ATD2020] by rai.

rai. did a fantastic job on this track. I aspire to create an airy atmosphere and composition such as this with attention to detail.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/lxrtaavx9/]]

Track #6:

Vehemont Euphony by Lito With this track, I honestly just wanted to create a sound that was pleasing to the air that listeners can jam out with. An enjoyable sound with a lush atmosphere taking the listener on a journey. Vehemont Euphony is a great example of my style of music and the type of sounds I enjoy making.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/znstfft8/]]

Full Album

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
  • andy
Featured Artist: andy

Andy is, without exaggeration, one of the great vocalists of Audiotool. He is not afraid to use his Pop Music-oriented timbre for more lo-fi, experimental sound structures. The tension that this mixture of easy listening and complexity creates sets his work apart from the uniformity of the contemporary Pop landscape and makes him unique on Audiotool. We sincerely hope he will get over his "creative break" soon because he still owes us a vocal recording with the prize won in the Summer Song Contest - an award he fully deserved. Come on, Andy!

Interview:

About Andy aka andy

Howdy I'm Andy, 23, and have been on AT since 2012. I'm from Eastern Pennsylvania, USA (Go Eagles) and went to school at University of Pittsburgh. The last few years I've traveled all around the country working and until this year I finally stayed in one spot and I was able to put more time into music. My favorite style of music has changed drastically over the years but for now I'm in love with pop music. Guys like Frank Ocean, Jai Paul, Phoebe Bridgers and even Justin Bieber taught me a lot about writing music/lyrics, and I owe the improvement of my music abilities to them. Also, the best pizza is obviously bruschetta.

Describe the style of music you produce

I started with House on my prior accounts, but then I learned about the beauties of Ambient music(Thank you Brian Eno!). For years I spent time making ambient and lofi, until I heard Jai Paul's music. If you haven't heard his album I seriously recommend checking it out! From there I got into more pop music, and eventually starting doing vocals. Since my baptism by fire with vocal production, I feel way more comfortable with adding them into any genre.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

Growing up, my family had a huge 1920s Steinway piano in our family room, which was given to us by my great uncle who actually worked for Steinway. As a kid, I always wanted to be able to really play it but unfortunately that is still a work a progress. However the piano taught me some simple music theory such as learning all the major/minor scales. With Audiotool, I wanted to be like deadmau5 in middle school, and I found Audiotool when searching for free DAWs. After all these years I still stick with Audiotool because I love the community, and the ease of use.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

There's way too many options for the best device! The quasar and pulsar delay are super powerful and currently the most used device in any of my tracks. I also couldn't leave out the Pulv, as it is still my favorite synth in the studio. Probe also deserves a shoutout, as it is seriously some awesome software, and the reverb effects are incredible.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

Reverb and Delay Aux sends are your friend. Being able to control the effects via the centroid's sends always sounds really great. A little subtle reverb on a channel can make a huge difference.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I'm actually in one right now! For the last few months I felt like I had never-ending ideas and everything came so easy to me. However this month I feel unable to create any good ideas, or add to any of the drafts that fill up in the corners of my mind. The truth is that patience is always key, and never try to force it. If you don't want to walk away from music for a time, then find a different medium. Currently I'm spending my time practicing piano and guitar instead of Audiotool.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

I owe so much to the people of this community. Not until this year did I really dive into making new connections on this site, and you guys are some of the coolest people ever. Outside of the internet, I never knew that many people into music production, so its amazing being able to talk to like minded people. Shoutout Naswalt, who helped me understand sound synthesis with the Pulv, and was one of the first people who showed me the possibility of vocals in Audiotool. Shoutout Fluent and Sim as they expanded my horizons with different genres, especially in Bootyclub :).

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I love the dev team and everyone involved with the building. maintaining, and growth of this site. You make this all possible, and bring so much light into people's lives with this small music app. The Audiotool team may get hate sometimes but I hope you guys realize we all love you!

Your message to the community:

I hope everyone keeps continuing to work on your craft and keeps improving. I try my best to stay up to date with everything people publish, but post your tracks on my wall, I'll give them all a listen. Feel free to reach out to me at anytime to ask questions or just talk!

Social/Music Links

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abagshaw7/

Edition Audiotool: andy

Track #1:

socio.pass by fidelity

Everything Fidelity made was weird and I loved it all. This track blew my mind first time I heard it, and still does to this day.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/socio_pass/]]

Track #2:

wasteland by naswalt

One of Naswalt’s first hits! I’ll love this track forever, the vox hits just right and the sax is top tier.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/wasteland-xiqfuxwr/]]

Track #3:

Ghosts (Ace Ex Remix) by Ace_Ex

I remember the first time I heard this, I thought “This wasn’t made on Audiotool.” Little did I know back then, that you can absolutely get that professional sound on Audiotool.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ghosts_ace_ex_remix/]]

Track #4:

bored by dove

Dove is the king of Audiotool in my humble opinion. His beats are mint and his vocals always fits perfectly. I’m still waiting patiently for the next dove song.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/xtmumz3nmhf/]]

Track #5:

pete by looks

Lux somehow always had the simplest tracks but they carried so much emotion. This has to be one of my favorites by him but every track he has written is incredible.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/pete-pfsmg/]]

Track #6:

Pyrite (AT Holiday Song Contest) by andy

This is probably my best track at the time, and I thank everyone who voted for it in the Holiday Contest. Without Sim it never would have been this polished or even finished. I got some new music hopefully on the horizon that will trump this!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/bl0xnwztfs/]]

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
Get ready for the winners of the Collaborative Music Contest.

Audiotool didn't make it to the Top 4 this time but we have two honorable mentions:

wit da gang! (ft. crusey, corpsebride) by envykasel , crusey and corpsebride

and

Fly Away... (Audiotool Day 2021) by brain-walker and Snadbrugen

Thanks

Quote from the original announcement by The School of Music Collaboration:

"Join us tomorrow (Sunday) at 8 pm Sydney time for the official announcement of the winners of the 2022 edition of the Collaborative Music Contest!

We'll make the announcement in the School of Music Collaboration's Podcast, which will simultaneously premiere on YouTube and all major podcast streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts, etc.)

You can set a reminder for the YouTube premiere at: https://youtu.be/iEPvPpeU9hU

Or visit the podcast website to subscribe to our podcast via your favourite provider: https://anchor.fm/musiccollaboration-school

We look forward to sharing the winners with the world soon!"

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
  • bubblz
  • featuredartist
Featured Artist: BubbLz

Bubblz's way of merging cool trap beats with heart-warming synth melodies and atmospheres is rare even outside Audiotool. Her tracks are unmistakably hers, but listening through the tracklist never gets boring. Time and again, there is a surprising note or a poignant nuance you hadn't heard before. But what unifies them all are their high-quality value and emotional density that can never leave you cold. This music has the gift of breaking down boundaries. Thanks for the enlightenment.

Interview:

About Zack :

HEY! It's your favorite person ever here. Honestly, I wouldn't have thought I'd be on the audiotool spotlight from making simple loop trap beats. 3 years ago I was introduced to the creative freedom for which is Audiotool. AND IT IS FREE?!? WHAAT?! And browser-based?!?! My style is more of a rebellion towards the criticism I received back when I had no knowledge of production, and implemented many loops into my tracks. I taught myself many tricks by remixing every track I could find, I then started to find my sound. I leaned more to entrancing dark melodic sounds, I loved the way it made me feel. Oh and most importantly, I like pineapple on pizza. I DONT GET IT, ITS A FRIGGIN FOOD CODE PEOPLE, SWEET AND SAVORY!!

Which artist has had the most influence on you (on and/or outside Audiotool)?

Wizard - the way his tracks make me feel is almost as if he went through the same struggles I did. Something about it made me feel comfortable, his tracks actually make me feel something which is why Im heavily inspired by him. If it wasn't for Wizard, I'd have no idea what my sound would be. TakeMeAway on Audiotool - his dark melodies really send shivers down my spine. Was attracted to his sound as soon as I discovered him. Okin on Audiotool - He mastered the simplicity aspect of track, making sound amazing with limited resources.

Who would you like to work /collaborate with on and outside Audiotool, and why?

Wizard most definitely. He's my idol, I respect him highly. Its my dream to just throw sounds together with him and watch how his genius mind works.

Which film/game would you like to produce the score for or contribute a song to?

I've always wanted to create some sort of, "pick up" sound effect. Something about the simplicity of it and how important it is to sound just right amazes me. I think it's extremely overlooked.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Oh most definitely. In a writers block situation, most likely I'm overworking my brain. So I'll just step away for a few hours or a few days, and completely forget it exists. Therefore when I come back, it's like a fresh creative mind, slowly unfolding, compiling ideas as you listen to your work.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

What helped me the most is experimenting. I would just experiment with many Fx and machines, anything I had no idea how to do. Not only did I end up discovering what to do, but also what not to do. Making your mistakes lead your understanding.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I mean, it has to be that it's FRIGGIN FREE?! Back when I had no money I was searching and searching for free softwares. I don't know where I'd be if it wasn't for Audiotool. It's such a good starter, and overall I prefer Audiotool over many daws which costs hundreds. I'm very grateful for this site.

Your message to the community:

I love you all, and stop saying pineapple on pizza is bad you BUFFOONS ^-^

Social/Musical Links:

I am the shadows

Album

Track #1:

Places by Soph

This track in itself is the embodiment of what I think is untouched music. It makes me feel things I can't explain but deeply understand.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ejtt4ifola/]]

Track #2:

become ghosts by X-O

Such a beautiful track. Gives me a bittersweet feeling about the things I've overcome. The replay factor is very rewarding on this track.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/wl9ggytn/]]

Track #3:

Jingle Bells - Synth Barbershop by Frigolito

This is the track that absolutely broke my mind! Just pure, raw, dedicated talent. Opening the track was like looking into a bag full of gold!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/jingle_bells_-_synth_barbershop/]]

Track #4:

6AM by okin

Nothing like the feeling of knowing you're not alone. What attracted me to this sound was having an idea of what was going on in that amazing mind. Beauty to me is just, sitting down, ignoring the trends, and having an honest decision with yourself to make what you feel.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/alb53l89jm1z/]]

Track #5:

Tetrilax by Jetdarc

I fell in love 10 seconds into this track. When you're this talented, you can pretty much hit any spectrum as chaotic as you can and still have it sound professional. Top 10 tracks IVE EVER LISTENED TO! EVER! Yes I did indeed just say that.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/d0uiwrdls/]]

Track #6:

Awake by Zack

This holds something really special for me. For the past 4 years, I've been recovering from previous traumas. And after every losing battle with myself, I realized that the only person who can help me is...me. I tried being strictly honest with myself, cutting out any ideas that may harm my mentality and replacing it with reality. Like any other time, I used Audiotool as a way of release.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/qrn7frsfup8/]]

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
  • featuredartist
  • client
Featured Artist: Client

Client is undoubtedly one of the heavy hitters in the Audiotool Bass Music scene. In the beginning, it was sound design experiments, mainly for Heisenberg Bass Sounds and dubstep tracks. But over the years, he has developed into a real, versatile musician who is not afraid of excursions into other, deeper sound worlds and delivers a quality that leaves nothing to be desired. Not without reason was Client one of the favourites in the Featured Artist user votings. We hope to hear a lot more from you, man. Keep it up!

[Editor's note: I love long tracks]

Interview:

About Cory aka Client

Hi all! My real name is Cory. But I prefer to be called by my Alias Client. I'm originally from Sierra Vista, Arizona. But now I live near Dallas, in Texas. I am 19 years old. Sound design is my favorite pastime. I have a few games that I play here and there. But it’s mostly roblox (that’s all my computer can really handle). I only really play one game on Roblox, the game is called Phantom Forces. I’m almost rank/level 200 on the game, and have over 110,000 kills (I dare you to 1v1 me lol). So really, I’m either playing that or making music. I also REALLY enjoy talking to new people and helping people with music production. Last but certainly not least my fav food is Burgers. It doesn’t really matter what kind they are, just as long as they’re big and juicy!!

Describe the style of music you produce

I make Bass music, but am slowly switching over to Cyberpunk, Cinematic, suspense and Sci-Fi Horror. I don’t know how long I’ll be making that stuff, but we’ll see :)

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

About 4 years ago I was introduced to Audiotool by someone called bubblicious (aka BubbLz) on a different music making site called Looplabs. I didn’t actually start making music until about 8 months after I made the account ( Fusion ). I actually don’t really have a musical background, other than playing the trumpet in Band for 2 years. But that was like 6 or 7 years ago. So really I’ve only been making music for 3 years and 4 months.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

Probably either the pink reverb or the- Yeah no, it’s the heisenburger, no questions asked (I’m looking at you, Ditto). I like it because you can create a variety of sounds with it whether it’s bells, growls, pads, etc. By the way, when I say that, I mean without any effects - It’s all in the modulation options that the heisenburger comes with. The only downside to the heisenburger is that the sounds down to their base aren’t the most high quality compared to the pulv (like sawtooths for example).

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

It’d either be using the Pulv input as a phaser for making your sounds sound more meaty, or using the Pulsar delay as a comb filter. It’s hard to choose a favorite technique when all the devices are a huge help in different and unique ways. But between the two, I’d have to go with the Pulsar delay comb filter effect.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

There are really two options to this. Either you go and do something else (preferably not related to music). Or do something in music that you don’t normally do. What I personally do is sound design experimentation, and try to really push my experimentation knowledge with strange combinations of effects and weird resonating (not the good kind of resonating) base sounds and modulation.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

The thing that has probably helped me the most are the people here. Not every DAW has a built in community. That being said, my friend Project Epsilon has probably helped me the most with music. Every question I’ve asked him, he’s answered it. Big props to him.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

What I like the most about it is that it’s free, and that it has in-real-time collaborations. What I would like to see is better sample manipulation. And maybe a new synth haha.

Your message to the community:

I would recommend you guys to publish your experiments, even if you think they are bad (you can get feedback on your experiments). Try going out of your comfort zone, it may not feel like much at the moment, but it’ll help you in the long run. I love you guys, keep experimenting, be friendly and thanks for all the support you’ve given me! <3

Social/Musical Links:

Discord: Client#3545 | Feel free to add me, I don’t mind chatting with new people :)

Edition Audiotool

Track #1:

Kurea - Irisu by kureas trash bin

First we have Irisu, from Kyurra. I absolutely love this track to death. Though it isn’t completely Audiotool, the emotion and hard work is still there. This has been my #1 fav track ever since I first heard it. It truly tells a story. I would really listen to it if I were you.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/0f8m0ly7wgd/]]

Track #2:

Kurea - Oni by kureas trash bin

Track #2 is Kyurra’s track Oni. It’s a bit old in terms of sound design, but still manages to hold up. I chose it because it was the first well designed modern dubstep track at the time it was made. It really deserves some attention imo.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/f9vp96povc/]]

Track #3:

MONIKER by @sndcult

For the third track of my choice I chose MILXN’s track Moniker. Honestly one of the most well mixed and well designed tracks on Audiotool. It really puts most future bass on this site to shame. It shows you that you can do more than just chord stacks for a drop.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ctwlliqz20/]]

Track #4:

Black light by Melancolist

Melancolist is a huge inspiration for some of my Techno attempts. He always has the best ideas for not making the techno genre repetitive sounding. Plus the bass in this is huuuge. I would really recommend checking this out!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ajknb1aex/]]

Track #5:

The Old World [Remnants OST] by Kyba and Zerod

As for #5 I chose this track by Zerod and Kyba. It’s a Sci-Fi soundtrack, and it’s the reason why I’ve been making that genre a lot recently. Really sick production, I’d check out the entire Album and watch their movie if I were you.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/rf4o40my9fj/]]

Track #6:

Odyssey [Huge WIP] by Client

For the track of mine I choose Odyssey. I tried to do something that hasn’t really been done before on Audiotool in terms of the length, story telling, and the amount of sound design that I put in. I feel like this track represents very well what I am aiming for in the music industry (Cinematic/Horror/Sci-Fi). It is certainly one of my best produced tracks. P.s. I hope you like long tracks ;)

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/zndebpir/]]

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
  • collaboration
CLOSED : Contest by the School Of Music Collaboration

Collaborative Music Contest is calling for music that demonstrates the spirit and potential of online music collaboration.

About a year ago, the School Of Music Collaboration initiated a contest where the Audiotool community could demonstrate their talents. Of the 14 nominees, four teams consisted of users of our beloved platform. With Icebox, Siren and dcln in the race, Audiotool also provided the competition's winner. The team around Dr Martin K. Koszolko is now calling for a second round. Do we want to miss out on that? Let's show the world who has the best collaborators.

Here is some information from the organizer:

Theme: Old meets new

Contest rules, please read:

All submitted tracks must be created during an online collaboration between at least two musicians and respond to this year's contest theme of "new meets old". Musicians can present it via music or lyrics and are encouraged to interpret it in various creative ways.

Musicians must submit tracks into one of the contest categories: Online Studio Collaboration or Online Live Jamming:

+ Online Studio Collaboration is a process where some or all elements of communication, recording, editing and mixing use online tools. These tools can include dedicated online music collaboration platforms as well as online exchanges of audio or MIDI files. This collaborative process can be either synchronous (real-time) or asynchronous (non-real-time).

+ Online Live Jamming is a process where collaborating musicians play live over the Internet using software that enables online live jamming. This process is synchronous (real-time or near real-time). Musicians can submit recordings of sessions that include live online jamming in this contest category.

Contest organizers do not matchmake artists as this contest is for creative teams formed externally and using remote music collaboration technologies of their choice.

Each musical act/group can enter only one track in each contest category, but they can enter different ones in separate contest categories.

The maximum track length is 5,5 minutes.

It is free to enter the contest, and artists retain all ownership of the music they submit.

All submitted tracks must be original, and no covers are allowed. All musical genres are permitted.

Judges will assess the alignment with the chosen contest category (Online Studio Collaboration or Online Live Jamming) and the response to the contest theme of "new meets old". Other assessment criteria will include the scope of online collaboration and the songwriting and music production qualities.

It is critical to explain the collaborative process in detail and credit all collaborators and their roles in the creative process.

To submit the track, you need to complete the submission form available via the link above and upload the MP3 or AAC file via the form. We reserve the right to only assess the submissions with correct file formats and aligned with one of the contest categories (Online Studio Collaboration or Online Live Jamming).

The accepted file formats are MP3 and AAC at 320kbps.

All submissions must be in by midnight (AEST, Sydney time) on November 20, 2022.

The School of Online Collaboration will announce the winners during a video streamed on YouTube on December 2022 and will contact them by email afterwards.

Editor's Note: This is not an Audiotool contest. If you have questions which could not be answered by reading the rules, please ask the School of Online Collaboration.

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Moderator
about 3 months ago
  • withdecay
Featured Artist: withdecay

If you like obscure to dark experimental sounds, you can't miss withdecay on Audiotool. Hardly anyone manages to create such evolving and meandering soundscapes. They captivate the fascinated listener as if they were the soundtrack to an HR Giger painting.

But that's not the end; his Metal and Alternative inspired pieces deserve mention too. There is as much to discover in each piece as in other people's whole portfolios. He's not an artist for hasty listeners. For withdecay you need time.

Interview:

Sidney aka withdecay

Hello!! I'm 18 years old. I've lived in the same outskirt town of PA my whole life. Around me are old Moravian structures, the constant noise of roadwork, nature here and there, and the occasional army of bicycle kids doing wheelies down the main street. I like to wade through streams in search for cool rocks. I frequently go on walks as the sun's setting and take pictures that are far too dark. I'm an avid fan of black olives on pepperoni/bacon pizza. And I've been on Audiotool for nearly 7 years; I basically grew up on here!

Describe the style of music you produce

I'm super inspired by gritty and grimy textures, especially juxtaposed against equally sweet and soft sounds. Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, and Loathe are some of the biggest inspirations to me because of their ability to nail that heavy/soft contrast. I'd like to imagine I make an amateurish version of all those artists mixed together into some kind of audio soup, with some Daughters and Xiu Xiu sprinkled in as a garnish.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

My dad lived for music all of my childhood. In the house he'd be blasting music on the stereo or rehearsing with bands in the basement. Any car ride meant the speakers were rattling with the windows open. Lots of Slipknot, Korn, and Fear Factory. I was gifted a kiddy drumset when I was 5 and from there I became obsessed with music and rhythm! He had tons of demos for DAWs on our family computer, and through trial and error I'd slap things together as a pastime (and not know how to save them.) Together we searched for free DAWs I could use on my own terms, and we eventually discovered Audiotool. I was about 11, just starting middle school. I was insufferable. my music was bad for a while too. I went from making metal exclusively out of drum and guitar oneshots, to making clumsy '8-bit' metal with a simple Machineste and Heisenberg setup, to making future bass, to making lofi, etc. I started teaching myself guitar towards the end of 8th grade and that's when I really started refining my style!

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

In terms of synths, definitely the Heisenberg. The phase modulation controls alone let you pretty effortlessly make some really interesting sounds which I appreciate!! In terms of effects, I'd say Quasar. The ability to add reverb with infinite decay is useful for creating long stretching atmospheres with less action going on in the timeline. The vibrato controls are what sell Quasar for me though. When used subtly it can remove the fake robotic stretchy sound that comes with a stock reverb, and when exaggerated it can be utilized for creating lush and dreamy pads.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

Not really exclusive to Audiotool, but heavy parallel compression does wonders for a drum mix. It adds lots of snap to transients and imposes a character on the overall sound that makes sampled drums sound a lot more realistic!

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I recently just came down from a huge wave of block! I feel as though a lot of art block comes from a feeling of stagnation, like none of my new ideas are different from my previous ones. I deal with this by simply listening to more music, especially music I'm unfamiliar with! Taking notes from outside your little bubble of genres is a great way to make more interesting tracks once you step back in!

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

Making note of others' inspirations is a very useful tool!! I've been introduced to some of my favorite artists just through having those types of conversations within the community, which inevitably inspired parts of my own music. I think you should always chase new avenues of inspiration first and foremost!

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

What I've loved since the day I joined is the overwhelming sense of fellowship. I've never felt alienated or 'below everyone' within the community, there's always been someone or a group of people to help elevate me. I've made most of my close friends through this site because of that!! The only thing I'd suggest is the ability to add more channels in the Machineste, since I usually end up having to whip out a second one!

Your message to the community:

Make friends, not fans. You will learn so much more about music and about people that way.

Social/Music Links

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNNeI2WT6EVyRYAoqZuPnxw

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/withdecay/

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/otherevil

Edition Audiotool: withdecay

Track #1:

dojo futon by laevent labs**

Formulation was by far the most influential album to me on the whole site. It was my gateway drug into experimental music and ignited an everlasting love for relentlessly attention-deficit drum grooves and chord switches. I think this track incapsulates everything I love about the album really well!!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/7uqb0vtf/]]

Track #2:

the pieces fit by naswalt and sim

This track will always be extremely special and nostalgic to me. I owe a great deal to sim and Naswalt for their influence on my style. Naswalt pretty much single-handedly inspired me to try vocals on Audiotool, and sim's dark and grimy production is something I will always adore!!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/q0yw6p4yhx/]]

Track #3:

apogee by opaqity

The entirety of the apogee EP blew me away from the sheer crispness of its production. This track inspired me to chase after more acoustic drum sounds and get really experimental with it. I still take notes from it to this day! Super fun track that brings me back to a good period in my life!!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/h6es7bscjb3/]]

Track #4:

psychosis by ꧌ dreamweaver ꧍

Bro oh my god. I could rant about this track for hours. From beginning to end you can feel this melancholy weight, even on the most beautiful parts of the track. It morphs chaotically like beauty and horror are violently competing with eachother for space. This track is RAW and very special to me, and there's plenty more where that came from across her profile!! She's one of my biggest inspirations and a great friend :)

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/16n5vy46/]]

Track #5:

The More I Run by Civility

I discovered this artist a few weeks ago, and he's easily become one of my favorites on the site. I love his voice and the way he produces his vocals! He artfully brings a flavor of indie to Audiotool that fits right in and shoots me back to nostalgic days!!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/f6qqbn6quv/]]

Track #6:

Not So Beautiful Now by withdecay

I think this track is most representative of my musical progress so far. It was also made during one of my more creative and consistent periods on the site. Moving forward I'm not sure stylistically where I'll end up, but I hope to go above and beyond the cleanliness I achieved in the production of this track!!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/9ebaicybcygy/]]

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Moderator
about 5 months ago
  • sphere
  • featured-artist
Featured Artist: sphere

We proudly present to you the winner of the last Featured Artist poll. We are especially pleased that it chose such a creative personality who, until not so long ago, could be considered an absolute insider tip. His tracks result from a sophisticated musicality combined with artistic fearlessness and an unerring sense of the extraordinary. Thus sphere's music remains only superficially inaccessible: once it has caught you, it unfolds a claustrophobic beauty that won't let go of the advanced listener. Congratulations on the deserved win.

Interview:

About Dylon aka sphere

Hello, I’m Sphere. I’m 17, I’m from Texas, and I joined Audiotool around 7 years ago (Yeah, you can do the math on that. It’s a little embarrassing). I’ve gone through a few aliases since then, an incredible amount of mental growth, and more than a few attempted musical styles before getting to where I am now. As for my favorite pizza style, I have no preference. All pizzas are created equal.

Describe the style of music you produce

Most of my music for the last few years has been centered around ambient soundscape kinda stuff, but more recently my music has delved into more of an experimental indie-folk kinda vibe, or at least I’m hoping that’s the direction it goes in. I would like to think I’m going in a direction that hasn’t been explored very much on Audiotool, with the exception of a few others recently.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

Although nobody in my family is a musician themselves, music has been a large part of my life for a long time. I remember when I was very young, my dad would play stuff like Coldplay and Radiohead in the car, and a lot of those kinds of artists have stuck with me and been a large part of my music taste. I had become interested in making music some time before finding this site, but I hadn’t really had a consistent way of making music before stumbling upon Audiotool. Once I did though, I really stuck with it. Since then, I’ve put a lot of effort into broadening my music taste as much as I can, and incorporating what I find in others’ music into my own.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

In a broad sense, I would have to say the audiotrack, simply because having an entire dedicated sample library at your fingertips allows for near infinite possibilities. More recently, though, I’ve been gravitating towards the ring modulator. Being able to combine the sound of two synths in such an outlandish sounding tone is a very interesting way to get certain sounds out of the regular synthesizers that you wouldn’t be able to get out of them otherwise.

What is your favorite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

Very rarely are there any specific tricks that I use within my tracks. For the most part, sound design and mixing is incredibly minimalistic for me. Hell, I often use default synths without any effects whatsoever and I can usually get the sound I want out of it, which I guess is sort of a trick in and of itself.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I think writer’s block is an inevitability for anyone who wants to pursue music. Though I wish there were more I had to say on this subject, there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution that works for everyone, and though it’s broad, the only reliable solution I can recommend is just to wait. In some way or another, something always comes back to you. Always.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

Finding and listening to new music all of the time. Any kind of media sharing service on the internet can be a tool to discover new music that you may have never heard of. The community of Audiotool themselves are a great resource for finding new music as well. The individual tastes of everyone here are so remarkably diverse that you can literally find anything you want if you just know who to ask. Trust me, the more you are willing to listen, the more new music just comes to you, whether that be in YouTube suggested videos or Spotify recommended albums

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

The essence of Audiotool is as much of a community as it is a tool for others. It’s the constant encouragement of ourselves from others in the community that makes us strive to get better. Though it has more than its fair share of quarrels, the community of Audiotool is fundamentally unified through our love of music and our love of art, which is what I believe to be the greatest thing about the website.

Your message to the community:

Everything you do is important, and you are responsible for all the happiness you’ve ever had in your life. You should be proud of yourself for that.

Social/Music Links

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFoGyh6Xof0pllvJ_DQu9w

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/spher_e

Edition Audiotool: sphere

Track #1:

Lonesome by Someone

This is a fairly generic answer, but it’s really obvious to see why. Even outside of audiotool, this is one of the most outlandishly ingenious works of production in any DAW, and the mystery surrounding it makes it an unforgettable gem of Audiotool history.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/lonesome-xl0sef/]]

Track #2:

Call of the Void by opaqity

It feels objective to say that this is one of the most beautiful tracks on Audiotool. It’s a near-perfect show of the beauty of simplicity, and just a great little piano composition that only someone as insanely talented as opaqity could pull off on Audiotool.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/18viq4m1j/]]

Track #3:

Sore Loser by nico and elujjin

here was this super interesting wave of absurdist experimental music on AT around 2019-2020, with Nico and Heissen kind of at the forefront. Eventually, it all coalesced into this absolute fucking beast of a track, which set some seriously crazy precedents in the community. That said, Nico and Heissen are absolute masters of their respective crafts, and their music deserves much attention and appreciation.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/uaovyecpr8m/]]

Track #4:

Loose End by Wightfall

Wightfall brings a number of elements to Audiotool that very few people ever have, and he manages to create an atmosphere in a lot of his tracks that is near unparalleled even outside of Audiotool, with beautifully haunting melodies and amazing vocals the whole way through.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/eqtt9hf9dnhi/]]

Track #5:

Inclusive Data by sila

This track is an intensely beautiful demonstration of expert-level sampling, the likes of which I doubt have ever been seen before on Audiotool. The understanding of the DAW required to make such a complex, morphing soundscape like this is really intimidating to think about.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/slzql0op/]]

Track #6:

It Ought To Be by sphere

his is sort of the direction I’ve wanted to take my music for a long time, and only recently have I been able to bring it to fruition. You can hopefully expect more music like this from me soon.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/dl873fvubyhf/]]

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a-records
about 5 months ago
  • andy
  • sim
  • contest
Holiday Song Contest Winner

Hey folks,

We are happy and proud to present you with the winner of the Holiday Song Contest 2022: Of the 152 entries, most legally cast votes could be assigned to the track Pyrite (AT Holiday Song Contest) by andy and sim . They are worthy winners, in our opinion.

We know the prize is in good hands with them, and we look forward to hearing some results.

Stay tuned for more contests to come.

Your Audiotool Basement ☮☮☮

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a-records
about 5 months ago
  • contest
  • votes
Holiday Song Contest Voting Phase

After some initial technical difficulties, we are ready to start the voting phase of the Holiday Song Contest with you. We are happy about your active participation: from the resulting 152 tracks, you now have one week to vote for your favourites. You can choose as many as you want, but each time you vote, its value will decrease. The placement order will only be visible at the end of the voting phase. Until then, it's random.

Cast your votes here: https://www.audiotool.com/contest/holiday_song_contest

Enjoy listening and voting!

Your Audiotool Basement ☮☮☮

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Moderator
about 5 months ago
  • contest
  • holiday
Holiday Song Contest / CLOSED

Hi Audiotoolers

We are glad to be starting a new contest season with you.

We begin by challenging you to translate your beautiful, exciting or even ecstatic vacation experiences into a piece of music to win the hearts of your listeners.

The prize is an exclusive Home Recording package consisting of a Universal Audio VOLT Interface with Integrated Compressor & NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Bundle.

For more information, visit our contest page: https://www.audiotool.com/contest/holiday_song_contest

We are looking forward to your entries.

Your Audiotool Basement ☮☮☮

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Moderator
about 5 months ago
  • syntax
  • featured artist
Featured Artist: Syntax

We are particularly pleased that this feature has at last worked out after such a long time. Syntax is certainly one of the longest-serving Audiotool veterans in our new season and a little something in this feature is sure to come as a surprise to one or two of you. Be that as it may, Syntax has been enriching the Audiotool output for a very long time with his versatile but always unerring and mostly danceable genre mix.

We thank him for that and look forward to a further fruitful collaboration.

Interview:

About Nicholas Girouard aka kiari :

Audiotool artist of over 10 years from Winnipeg, Manitoba and just turning 27 years old. I can't say I've ever found a specific style for myself when it comes to music but if I had to pick my absolute favourite genres that really get me in the mood? I'd have to say classical orchestral pieces or complextro.

Which artist has had the most influence on you (on and/or outside Audiotool)?

Astrum/Zonra on Audiotool has been my biggest inspiration to pursue music for over a decade now. When I was new to the site Astrum was always making these beautiful, albeit dated tracks by this point and to a new artist it felt like he could do anything. Even now I'm amazed at some of his older works' attention to detail and hauntingly catchy melodies. I might not have fallen into a similar style as Astrum himself but what I can say is its that type of music that kept me wanting to learn more all these years later.

Who would you like to work /collaborate with on and outside Audiotool, and why?

Anomalie is an artist that's blown up in recent years, but before that I knew him as a small time producer from Montreal that just wanted to get known, and he made his own youtube show that would feature himself as a personality followed by one of his many amazing tracks. Like myself, he has an experimental take on many different genres and he was just an all around nice person and to this day I feel like if there was any one person I've most wanted to collaborate with, it's definitely him.

Which film/game would you like to produce the score for or contribute a song to?

This is a bit of a difficult question because I've never truly thought about what film or game I would like to be a part of, but rather what type of music I would want to make if had the opportunity to do so. I've always leaned more into the orchestral side of video game music especially, the raw power it seems to invoke is always captivating and really, if I absolutely had to pick an existing piece of media that speaks entirely to how I feel the most strongly for; it would be the Nier video game series.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I've been having on and off writer's block for years now. And while nothing has ever proved immediately effective, I have noticed that keeping at it has always been what breaks through the block in the end. It doesn't even have to be full tracks; making small doodles, coming up with new sounds to experiment with, or even trying out new tools can be a good way to change things up and expand your abilities to the point where you might find something that really inspires you and brings the creative spark back. Though, if I had to say how I got through my two year long block, it was the Home Office contest on Audiotool. I'm a sucker for competition and even though I didn't place, bringing back my desire to make music was the real prize for me.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

I could go off on a tangent and list a hundred or more reasons on how Audiotool has expanded my horizons but I'll just give the single most important one. There's just so much music being made on Audiotool that it's hard to not be exposed to new things all the time. Almost every day, even. So naturally when you hear all of these cool things coming out you want to hear more of them and that leads to you wanting to try all these new things. It's why I've never stuck to any specific style, there's always new things I'm wanting to try no matter how different it is and that's what gives me the drive to keep improving.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

There's two things I like near-equally about Audiotool. First is the community and how it's the leading drive to create new and exciting music and just how easy the systems allow people to share and learn from others to the point that even new Audiotool artists are growing rapidly, far faster than we did back in 2011. The other would be how tactile Audiotool feels when you're making music. It can feel slow at times but even as pragmatic as I am; I'd never trade away Audiotool's sense of "tuning real tools and instruments" in favour of efficiency. That feeling of being able to control everything on one screen and wire everything together is the closest thing to being in a real life studio I can imagine on a DAW and it's just another part of what I think makes Audiotool so great.

The part that I feel Audiotool has difficulty in however, is facilitating the newer artists' growth. It's certainly not easy to learn and while tutorials help, I think a suggestion that would help a lot of people more handily would be pop-up text descriptions of each tool and its features within the app itself from something as easy as a right click on the tool itself. (Perhaps with links to demonstrate some of the more nuanced effects some tools can provide.) Parts of this are already in place but I think they should be far more detailed with further explanations. It would be a lot of work in the long run but it would also certainly help people figure out what they're trying to do in the moment instead of fumbling around through a list of tutorials on youtube or on the board.

Your message to the community:

Always be willing to try new things. There's nothing that helps you reach a specific goal faster than learning everything you can about the DAW itself and what it can provide. You might be in a place where you wanted to make a specific style and you've been trapped in a space where you feel like that's all you can do. That's never the case; especially on Audiotool where if you hear something you like you can open it up and learn from it and come up with completely new ideas. Keep expanding your horizons and learn to do as much as you can so don't end up in places where you feel like you aren't progressing, because in the end that will be your drive for creating new music.

Links:

Edition Audiotool: Syntax

Album

Syntax has also been kind enough to put together his five favourite tracks and the track that most closely represents his own work.

Track #1:

secta by Astrum

This super old track by Astrum may be using some of the time-worn tricks on Audiotool but to me it's still a masterpiece and the first of the driving forces for what makes me want to create. The way everything fits together down to the last note is something I still struggle with to this day and it's a massive source of inspiration for me.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/secta/]]

Track #2:

Aquamarine by Infyuthsion

One of my favourite DnB tracks in general, not just Audiotool. Infyuthsion's attention to detail, and especially the drums in this are perfect and it was definitely an inspiration for my current obsessiveness with mixing percussive elements.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/aquamarine/]]

Track #3:

Sayonara Days [Gone Bump] by Zone

A direct inspiration for one of my own tracks; this timeless beauty always has me coming back for a listen. The warmth of the bass and smoothness of the percussion is something so specific to Zone's style that I think is very captivating.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/sayonara_days_gone_bump]]

Track #4:

xenogenesis by laevent labs**

Just one of the all around best tracks on Audiotool. laevent is so good with turning raw sound into beautiful experimental craziness and this track in particular has always received a large amount of my praise.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ckjvefyc9i/]]

Track #5:

Light Pulse of the Heart by Inavon

Another very inspiring favourite of mine. Inavon's trancey synths in a pop-esque chiptune leave this one feeling dreamy and whimsical, yet still bursting with energy. Oh, and that melody is absolutely perfect, one of the best uses of tune sliding I can think of, however subtle its inclusion may be.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/light_pulse_of_the_heart/]]

Track #5:

Phos;Nouveau by the artist himself kiari

While I don't believe any one track of mine can truly represent my work, I feel like this may be the best example of something that potentially could. These eight minutes of complextro are the embodiment of all of the work I put into Audiotool to that point and represent all the frustrations and revelations it took to get there as I struggled through an awful artist's block. Yeah, it might sound a bit dated in quality but to me this is the track I hold in the highest regard and the one I had some of the most fun in my time working on, even if the process was a struggle.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/fx98po5l7s6/]]

The album in it's full splendor

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Moderator
about 5 months ago
  • jobs
  • developer
Work with us!

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work for Audiotool? Now is the perfect time to find out, because We Are Hiring!

We are looking for talented people that are able and willing to build the future of music production on the web. So for the next iteration of our Audiotool, we need some crazy talented people that would like to join us on our challenging journey.

Specifically, we have openings for these positions:

Read more about job descriptions and required skills on our /jobs page.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please get in touch with us at team@audiotool.com and don't forget to spread the word and tell your dev friends about it.

Love from the basement.

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a-records
about 5 months ago
  • contest
  • featured-artist
People's Choice Featured Artist Winner: Sphere

We are proud and happy to present the winner of our user voting for the featured artist: Congratulations, sphere !

He immediately took the lead, and no one could push him out of the top spot during the week.

Sphere has a particular musical approach, which we are happy to explore in the interview.

To you, sphere: please send us an email to team(@)audiotool.com so we can send you the necessary documents.

Before the question comes up, even though we covered it in the original post, we are only featuring the winner. That's a one-time promotion, the outcome of which, except for first place, will not affect the upcoming Featured Artist round. In addition, mapping places 2-17 would lead to unnecessary discussions that would overshadow the actual event. Please take it as it is. This one won't be the last election.

Thank you for your active participation.

Your Audiotool Basement ☮☮☮

Featured Artist Sphere October 3

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Moderator
about 6 months ago
  • melancolist
  • featuredartist
Featured Artist: Melancolist

Melancholy is what you probably expect when you read his artist's name. Melancholy is also superficially what you get but packaged with danceability, funkiness and even euphoria. Euphoria for the listener or dancer because Melancolist's synth lines, inspired by the pioneers of electro music, are heartbreakingly beautiful. Also, for the musicians among us, he conjures a warm and analogue sound from the Pulverisateur, which is unparalleled. That sound suggests a candelabra-lit room with a wall-high modular system rather than headphones on a laptop on a terrace above Paris' rooftops.

Stop by again sometime. Your music is a blessing.

Interview:

About François aka Melancolist

Hey! My name is François. I have the most Fench name ever. I live in the suburbs of Paris. I'm passionate about sport, adventure, movies, cycling and music of course. I like all styles of Electro music (Techno, Trance, Experimental, Dub, Dance, EDM, Hardcore, Synthwave, House, ...) but also classical music, Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz, Rap,.. And Calzone is my favorite. So fat and good …

Describe the style of music you produce

I mainly produce Techno music. I like to mix emotions and sad melodies, techno rhythms and the unexpected sounds of modular synthesizers. I like to think that my music could be used for movies. Therefore my melodies are often more elaborate than the rhythms, to set a vibe.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I come from a non-musician family. But I have always been fascinated by Electro music. I'm obsessed with the synth's sounds. I like working on it like a "sculptor" who shapes and transforms materials with filters, tunes, volumes, glides and modulations. I started making music with Audiotool, after hearing about it in an article, in a magazine called "Science et vie junior". I took a look and I listened to Infyuthsion's track : "Grimebot" I immediately wanted to reproduce those wonderful wobble basses. It started like this more than 6 years ago.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

I love to be surprised by the devices that I use, but I think that my favorite tool would be the Arpeggiator It gives an organic aspect and it randomizes the way to compose. Coupled with a Pulv it can be really sick. And some automations are enough to create diversity in a melody. But I also use Pulsar very often, or Delay, Quasar and Compressor.

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

I use Machiniste for the samples, but I manage each sample separately with individual output in order to add effects, specifically EQs and layers for the drums.

I also like plugging a few synthesizers to one single Arpeggiator to layer notes. And sometimes, plugging an Arpeggiator to another Arpeggiator to create conditions for more musical accidents.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Keep listening to music, go to concerts, analyze your favorite tracks, open projects you like on Audiotool, be curious about music you listen to, make featurings, experiment and even if you are not playing the best music you can at least train about technical aspects.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

The thing which is really unique about Audiotool is that it allows you to compose live with other people, on the same project. It's a great value and we should develop that to improve our community. Also the modular structure on the desktop is very pedagogic and visual : you can fully understand where the sound signal goes. I think it’s quite different compared to the more “mainstream” DAWs. I also think we can develop more synthesizers for more possibilities. Of course, that's easier said than done :)

Your message to the community:

Produce the music that you enjoy, but also the music you've never listened to before and want to hear. I think that's the key to expanding your own universe. And share it with me :) I hope I will have time to come back one day and support you again. Thank you

Edition Audiotool: Melancolist

Track #1:

Into The Sun by Jordi Moragues

An old piece of art with a beautiful arpeggio that could be composed by Jean Michel Jarre himself

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/into_the_sun-ocfuk2n/]]

Track #2:

Terry Road at Midnight by Goon

A nice soundtrack that I would have liked to compose.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/dfixm3xmn2k/]]

Track #3:

Final Approach by Infyuthsion

A good lesson in what modulation is

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/final_approach/]]

Track #4:

Tres Amigos by Snadbrugen

Each of Sandburgen’s tracks is better than the others. So hard to choose only one.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/jkpxib1d9dag/]]

Track #5:

nowhere at once by nico

A mystic alien language: Creative experiment, fresh and pleasant sound design

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/gty0z2ag2d/]]

Track #6:

Water on the moon by Melancolist

My track that sums up what I can do best is this one

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/4ji507yarh/]]

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This selection is a non-exhaustive list which proves that Audiotool must be known to the general public. Free does not mean talentless

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Moderator
about 6 months ago
  • gravidon
  • featured-artist
Featured Artist: Gravidon

Looking back ten years, when Gravidon entered the Audiotool stage, it was clear from the start that we were not dealing with a beginner. Accurate in production and composition, he served professional-sounding EDM tracks with a penchant for the orchestral and a preference for pleasing melodies. A mixture which has chart-breaking potential. In contrast to his music, which does not skimp on bombast, Gravidon practises modesty and thus maintains the reputation of an insider tip over the years. Admittedly an insider tip whose influence on the development of the Audiotool Main Stage genres we can't ignore.

Keep it up, Gravi!

Interview:

About Narada (Rada) Walters aka Gravidon (Gravi)

I was born and raised on the East Coast of the US, but I've recently moved to Texas. I was introduced to Audiotool a little over 10 years ago. I'm a big fan of music that is generally melodic in nature and enjoy any style of pizza aside from Mushrooms and Pineapples...that combo is cursed. If I'm not making music, you'll mostly likely find me editing videos, streaming on twitch, customizing PC build lists, creating artistic renders in photoshop, playing games with other Audiotool users on Discord, and partaking in a variety of content creation ventures. ^-^

Describe the style of music you produce

I primarily produce Future Bass, Garage, Drum & Bass and Glitch-Hop. I focus on the implementation of orchestral/classical instruments as the core foundation of my musical style. The tones of my music can range from full force displays of piano-infused hype tracks, to more subtle and emotionally charged ensemble pieces. I like to think that all of my songs tell a different chapter of a VERY long story.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I come from a very musical family. My grandfather was a Musician in West Africa and my mother sang in her church choir when she was a teenager. My siblings and I all played classical instruments in elementary school. I learned basic music theory while playing cello and piano throughout middle school and high school. At age 13, I started making music on a low quality, online beat maker (I forget the name, lol). My older brother found out about this site from an Electronic Music Production course in our high school and introduced me to Audiotool a few months later.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

My favorite device is the Tonematrix, hands down. I find it useful as a standard way to establish a core melody for any track, more so than any of the other synths currently available.

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

I frequently make use of mini-mixers and delay stomp boxes to configure multi-layered arpeggio sequences. (i.e. Delay on top of Delay on top of *more* Delay go BRRR)

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Everyone gets writer's block. It's one of the reasons why I tend to publish so infrequently, lol. My best fix for when it happens is simply...to allow it to happen. I try not to rush any one draft that I'm working on and let certain ideas/melodies/techniques come to me organically. I do my best to avoid rushing or pushing through to a song's completion with no significant inspiration in mind.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

Ask for help, ask for help, & ASK FOR HELP! This app is unique in the fact that there's a whole community of users with different styles, backgrounds and experiences built directly into the infrastructure of the site. If you're stuck or don't know how to pull off an idea that's in your head, chances are kinda high that someone in the community will be able to assist.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

The longevity of this platform's reach is astounding. I've used this DAW for over a decade and I've yet to encounter any other music making service that is as user-friendly and intuitive as Audiotool. It also opens the doors for those who never thought music production was a possibility. It's been a long time wish of mine that an official Vocoder be added to the application. *wink-wink* *nudge-nudge* *yoink-yoink* *cough*

Your message to the community:

Make the music that YOU want to enjoy listening to...or don't. I'm not ya muva... :3

Social/Musical Links:

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/51hKRemnK8INXmDfolvWOg

Twitch https://twitch.tv/gravidontv/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Gravi_Tweets

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gravi.tv/

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/gravidon/

Merch https://gravidontv.live/merch

Edition Audiotool

Track #1:

worn by Audial

Some of the best pads I've ever heard. The tone and energy of this track keeps me equal parts invested and relaxed. Kudos to Audial for a solid Ambient piece!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/zfg71nr7n/]]

Track #2:

You & I by TEQTONIQ

I still have trouble comprehending that Teq is real, lol. There's never been a dull moment in any of his tracks and this a prime example of that.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/yqcsd6mrxf4g/]]

Track #3:

outcry by amoeba

A simple premise with a larger than life impact and ambience. amoeba did a phenomenal job constructing the atmosphere of this track!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/outcry/]]

Track #4:

THE FATHER by leadenshrew

Don't really understand what's going in this track, just that it was made by some British dude that hates Eldin Ring. No context will be given… ;))

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/r6cdni3cw/]]

Track #5:

feel something (HOME OFFICE) by rai. and five

You can't convince me that rai isn't a burner account for KOAN Sound. I have factual proof, though. When was the last time anybody saw either of them in the same room??

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/aor3i40z/]]

Track #6:

Chroma Force (Audiotool Day 2K20) by Gravidon

Gravi’s Best: CHROMA! I imagine that this is what it feels like to touch a Power Star from Super Mario, but instead of driving a go-kart, it's a Bugatti Veyron.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/59p263ipxmb/]]

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a-records
about 6 months ago
  • 909day
909 kitchen by André Michelle

Just in time for 909 Day, Audiotool mastermind André Michelle has released his stand-alone tribute to the legendary Roland drum machine.

Freak out: https://909.kitchen

In contrast to the Audiotool version, the structure and operation are closer to Roland's original. So don't skip the tutorial.

This project has no affiliation with the original manufacturer Roland. Its purpose is to express admiration for the original machine and to pay tribute to its original sounds. This project does not follow any commercial interest.

Happy 909 Day!

Your Audiotool Basement ☮☮☮

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Moderator
about 6 months ago
  • viista
  • featured-artist
Featured Artist: viista

viista is undoubtedly one of Audiotool's wild ones. His mixture of noisy Trap and anarchic Lo-Fi Breakz often scratches the border of the bearable but also gives you time to catch your breath in more relaxed Downtempo beats. His genre creation Vistacore keeps what the name promises. For all those who appreciate the experimental approach to electronic music, viista is a must. It is particularly well suited for those who want to push themselves in this direction, as it wraps experimentation in the garb of temporary popular music. Hats off, Mista Vista!'

Interview:

About Kurtis St. Marie aka viista

Hey yall, I'm from North Carolina but moved to Massachusetts for 10 years and then moved back to NC 4 or so years ago. It has been a long and complicated journey to say the least with both inside and outside audiotool.com land. I've been on this website for roughly 5 and a half years, and I can assure all of you I would not be the same person without this place that helped me find my sound, as well as most of the friends I've made online. So thanks for that, I'm very grateful, I really genuinely mean that. :]

Describe the style of music you produce

There are two main versions of my style on Audiotool, Trap and Downtempo (calm chill melancholy stuff). now my goal rn is to really push the these genres to a different level. i try my best to combine elements of other styles and genres of music with trap drums, and different types of breaks just to see what happens. I'm currently inspired by these people outside of AT (exodus1900, quannnic , Autumn/Twinuzis , Slump6s , LONEWOLFPRIE, and so many others). As for in Audiotool, these people really helped me get my feet off the ground, so a genuine thanks to everyone listed here (laevent , sky bound zoo , apoc , aeiter , solitude , naswalt , vudumagic , hvd , death/Kam. , VII, VSD , Kibbey , Joe , dreamweaver , all the looplabs people :D , and everyone else that I didn't mention I really am sorry if I didn't put your name on here)

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

Well if you wanna go ALL the way back the first music I ever listened to was Linkin Park. I vividly remember getting Meteroa and listening to it fully for the first time on my ps3. I will never forget how I felt that day, which made it hurt to see Chester go so soon. (I genuinely mean this as a real person that I truly wish him the best whatever he's doing in heaven right now.) With that being said, my first interests in music production started around on Indiloop when I was around 10 years old, which was a website dedicated to creating mashups of various copyrighted songs and music (you can guess why it was shut down). After I couldn't use Indiloop anymore, I shifted my focus towards another website called Looplabs. You may know some artists from Audiotool that were originally on Looplabs (namahage, Snio , Sirzero , n o t s a l v o , and many others that I can't name because my mind is going blank I apologize if you are not listed here). If I had to describe it, it's kinda like Audiotool expect in the studio there are no synths just samples and a sample editor called "CHOPPA" which, well, chopped samples in different ways. Looplabs also had basic effects, like reverb, gain, distortion, compressors, all that stuff. In hindsight I wish I downloaded more of my music on there because now Looplabs is not even accessible anymore. :( Now don't quote me on this, but if I had to say why you can't use it anymore, I would say most likely say copyright since their former name clubcreate was removed for that reason. During my time on Looplabs though, I discovered Audiotool, and signed up. (aka the best decision I ever made). my name was vistamista for a long time until it became shorted to viista, although both names are interchangeable and I don't mind being called either. I started out using only basic Trap drum loops and other samples (mainly because I did it on Looplabs and everyone was okay with it on there). But over time as I grew up both as a person and artist, I begun to expand my sound, trying to make House, Acid, sometimes DnB-ish music, "lo-fi Hip Hop" (not actually lo-fi according to sila and other people who have brain cells), and even elements of my current Downtempo music were formed from my first 2 - 3 years on AT. Nowadays I've mainly stuck to my Trap and Downtempo stuff, although I'll occasionally try other genres to spice things up. If you somehow have had the patience to read this entire wall of text, congrats , have a cookie ! 🍪 :)

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

Okay, so it's a three way tie between the Pulv, Pulsar Delay, and Waveshaper. But if I had to choose, I'd say the Pulv because my Downtempo style would either not exist at all or not be the same without it. so thanks Audiotool for that, you people are very awesome and COOL. 😎

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

My favorite technique is how I've been making my 808s recently (also wanna thank laevent for helping me figure this out.) I'll just take an 808 sample, put some tube distortion, then waveshaper, then slope with low frequency turned all the way up, then a crusher to help with mixing.

Ok the crusher thing might actually be my favorite. It just doesn't seem like it would work but it does a pretty good job at mixing your track, even if you shouldn't rely on it too hard and instead also use the curve and sometimes the quantum (at least in my opinion).

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

If you are an artist and never had artist/writer's block, you are either extremely lucky, very lazy, or just aren't an artist at all. I feel that there is no "BEST" way to deal with this issue as it varies from person to person. But I usually take a short break from it all and either go outside and sit on my porch for a few mins, play a game or two, just do some random improv on my keyboard (if you never had one then this doesn't apply to you i guess), or watch YouTube videos (I try to not do this for too long to prevent my brain from becoming mush). If that doesn't work then I'd try using your emotions to your advantage and make music off of that (it doesn't always work but it's worth a shot!)

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

I'd say all the people I listed earlier in this interview, as well as my family (no really). I'm grateful to known and have known people that genuinely care about me , especially when they could have easily said I should pursue something else, but they're supportive and I'm eternally thankful for that. :)

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

My favorite part of Audiotool is the sheer amount of variety of things you can do in the studio. You can literally make any sound you want, for free (and hopefully make some longtime friends too). I would have actually sucked at music production for a lot longer if it wasn't for this website, so again thanks (I know I said that a lot but really, thanks). :]

Your message to the community:

I just want to say this to everyone on Audiotool (or anyone really) who may be going through some horrible things that no one would ever in their whole lifetime be able to understand, even if you told them a billion times. I genuinely actually seriously do care (this goes beyond words on the internet, this is a message from a person that really does care about everyone even if it doesn't seem like it). I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason even if it's a bad one or if it's unclear what that reason is, and that there has to be good somewhere, even if it is the closest to impossible ever to find. I want to tell you all now that (AND I HATE SAYING THIS) the only real solution is to at least try to not stress about things you can't control and that you have to keep going somehow, someway. I wish that I could help more people or say something else to help, but it feels like this is all I can really do, and I'm sorry if this didn't help you. you're loved or will be loved, even if it's not right now. ❤

Social/Musical Links:

Audiotool: www audiotool.com/user/vistamista

Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/vistmist

Instagram: www.instagram.com/vistagrm/

Edition Audiotool

Track #1:

nocturn by aeiter

I dont think i have a favorite song on Audiotool (it's literally impossible, i tried making a top 100 AT song playlist, it did not work) but I guarantee this is somewhere in there. I know the track is simple in nature, but it just has an aura that I feel is hard to replicate, with a few exceptions. It has a nostalgic feel, just woke up, cozy cabin vibe. Also one of the first songs on AT that helped inspire my downtempo style. Just a classic track. Very cool ethan moment! :D

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/nocturn-jvtincr/]]

Track #2:

thinking music (game 2) by nico

An interesting experiment by nico that I really enjoy. Great example of diminished chords and dissonance. This song has honestly helped when I was feeling anxious or overthinking a lot, snapped me back into reality. It almost feels like the song is about (even if it isn't) recognizing your faults but also moving forward for the better. That's just the vibe I personally got from it. much love to nico, fr.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/zs5ruzj7f5/]]

Track #3:

Aura by ApoC

I always end up forgetting about real life for a moment when I listen to Apoc, it just feels like an escape to me, hopefulness. It's that special kind of EDM music that can cure cancer and depression at the same time. Also gives me the same feeling as old flash game music, if that makes any sense. What a time capsule.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/v0zypigx5q14]]

Track #4:

▶FireBreather by laevent labs**

Here is a desc of this song: nasty. gross. disgusting. filthy. yucky. but good, wonderful, great, extremely great at the same time. this music is sound of being fed up with everyones bullshit and lies. literally an atomic bomb converted into audio format. It has been genuinely amazing to see how from ancient times (aka rabb.it), thru the ups and downs, to now look and see how they grew both as a person and artist, it is truly an honor to be considered a friend of theirs's, especially as it can sometimes be hard to find those anymore. <3

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/xd28apfx]]

Track #5:

FloridaWater! by solitude,

Very good combination of relaxing and something you can headbang to. this is what it's like to sit outside on your porch just clearing your mind, taking a break (but converted into music). tbh any solitude track could work for this list of tracks because I've never heard a bad song from them ever. I don't normally say that because I don't really like it when people say that about an artist most of the time but as of right now I firmly believe it, so ill make an exception. :)

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/qn7sdhvoypc/]]

Track #6:

delicate by viista and sky bound zoo

As of right now, it is my favorite track that I've released on AT sky bound zoo (aka percussion lord) is one of the most pure people on earth, please protect him at all costs. Always stuck up for me, a real one. And whenever we collab, it feels like everything is aligned. like, everything happens exactly how it was supposed to. Just wanna say I'm very thankful for that, really am! :D

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/rsirciyn4/]]

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Moderator
about 6 months ago
  • featured-artist
  • vote
CLOSED: People's Choice Featured Artists Part 2

Please read more than the headline :)

Hey Folks,

Once again, a round of Featured Artists is coming to an end, and we are happy to let you suggest an artist for the season finale and then vote for them in a poll.

After a bit of chaos in the last election process, there will be a few changes this time round, which you are welcome to read about below.

Probably the most significant change is that this time you can also nominate colleagues we have already featured in the distant past. By this, we mean all (still active) artists we featured before Naswalt. July 21 (for the research: a-records )

Please think carefully about who you want to nominate before you comment, and check if someone else already did. The nomination period will end as soon as we have twenty nominations in the comments. But August 27 at the latest.

After this initial phase, we will ask again among the suggested artists if they accept the nomination and then move to the poll sheet.

Rules:

Please leave this feature to users who:

· have been active on Audiotool for at least one year

· know how to use the studio at an advanced level

· have produced a representative quantity of tracks

· abide by the rules: both in terms of copyright and fair play

And please:

· write your suggested artist in the comments below

· only vote for one artist with a link to their account

· limit your comments in the thread (you can discuss the topic in the chitchat)

· play fair

Featured Artists are an integral part of Audiotool, and there is no plan to stop in future. So everyone who deserves it will also make an appearance at some point. Furthermore, we value a colourful mix, which is in no way based on the artist's popularity or the quality of their work (or taste in pizza). The order is more or less random.

We look forward to your participation.

Your Audiotool Basement ☮

Nominees

F.. 🗸

Blooome 🗸

Christian-Chrom 🗸

elujjin 🗸

hurakan 🗸

ImThing2 🗸

joVee. 🗸

aeris

Rainy 🗸

retro 🗸

sea foam and the wind 🗸

seb 🗸

sky bound zoo 🗸

titik 🗸

wpx 🗸

sphere 🗸

あえお 🗸

Xy. 🗸

E.low (Gone) 🗸

We will delete off-topic comments in this thread. Here you can express your opinion, criticise us and discuss everything that has to do with the survey.

Connect >> Chitchat >> People's Choice Featured Artists Part 2 / Behind the scenes

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Moderator
about 7 months ago
  • featured-artist
  • leadenshrew
Featured Artist: leadenshrew

If you were to ask me for the adjective that I think best describes leadenshrew's music, it would be crunchy. The tracks, always produced to the point, whether Bass-Music, Drum & Bass or Experimental, to name but a few, have all captivating instrumentation and mixing through a clear crispness that is second to (almost) none. It's hard to believe that he had little patience to invest his time in music before Audiotool because this sounds like the work of an experienced producer and that from the beginning of his career on Audiotool. We need your UK approach to Bass-Music alive. So pull yourself together and deliver!

Interview:

About Gabe aka leadenshrew

Hi, I'm Gabe. I’m 21, I live in the UK and I just finished my first year at university studying Television Production. I first heard about Audiotool at school from a friend who showed me a track he made, the next thing I did when I got back home was make an account and start making ketty tracks. I’ve gone by other names on Audiotool over the years but was never really proud of my output, I also feel some crippling embarrassment over how I used to act so I want to distance myself from that a bit, but I feel like as leadenshrew I've really found myself and I'm able to create music that's personal to me. Overall I’d say I’ve been on Audiotool for about 7 years. Also, since they asked, I’m partial to a meat feast pizza. Would recommend.

Describe the style of music you produce

I’d say I’m mostly known for my bass music, but I’ve been trying to branch out more. Whatever form that may take from trap, dnb, trance, I guess a common theme of mine is just making something really loud. I really enjoy making music that sounds like its about to fall apart at the seams.

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I remember as a kid, my dad used to have a really old version of Cubase on his pc and I just thought it was so cool, so producing music has always been at the back of my mind. He was also the one to introduce me to Kraftwerk which cemented my love for electronic music in general. My mum could play piano and she tried to teach me, but I was always too impatient to slow down and practice. It was only until I found Audiotool that I took the time to sit down and start learning. Outside of Audiotool I picked up the bass guitar around 15 and started teaching myself but I doubt I’ll ever want to be in a band, I just enjoy playing some licks in my spare time.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

I really can’t decide between the pulv and the heis. I love the noise on the pulv for obvious reasons, but messing with the ratio on a heis is always so much fun. Also tiny gain. Love that little guy fr.

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

1trillionMPH introduced me to parallel compression and that’s been a complete game changer for me. It gives things more character and you can get some really punchy drums. I also strive for “movement” in my tracks. I can’t exactly describe what that means to me, but if I can’t get the movement right I usually throw out the draft.

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

I’m actually going through a pretty nasty block right now. My drive usually comes in bursts, but that hasn’t happened in a while. My advice would be to try and occupy yourself with something else creatively, for me that’s drawing and writing. Stuff like that could give you inspiration for a sound or an entire track, and you can also expand your talents in more areas.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

In short, an open mind. Having the widest range of music to draw from will help you out tremendously. I do that through Soundcloud stations and Spotify radio, as well as asking my friends and family for music recommendations. If I hadn't known withdecay I probably wouldn’t have ever listened to Deftones. Mashing everything you know into one weird amalgam always produces interesting results and something uniquely you.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I probably would have jumped to something like Ableton completely if it weren’t for the community aspect. I always enjoy speaking with people about Audiotool and having tracks open for remix is genius. If I were to add anything, I’d love it if there were some kind of pitch knob on the Audiotrack. Pitching a loop to the scale I’m working in would be a lifesaver.

Your message to the community:

Keep on keeping on, see you space cowboy, go Team Venture, etc. You guys are why I’m still here making music.

Social/Musical Links:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leadenshrew

Edition Audiotool

Track #1:

egodeath w/ opi by looks and opi

About as gnarly as they come. This track is cemented in my mind as the best trap track on the website. That organ and piano make for an ethereal vibe but the bass and drums bring you crashing back down to earth. It really does capture that feeling of being so high you start getting a little scared.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/egodeath_w_opi/]]

Track #2:

why did i fade away by opaqity

One of the most evocative and heart-breaking tracks on the website. It's such a simple song but everything is so carefully constructed, especially the drums, that little rattling sample is so perfect. Nobody else does it like opaqity.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/why_did_i_fade_away/]]

Track #3:

abs x lux - peripherals by abstract and looks

Abstract has a habit of making the most infectious melodies I’ve ever heard. Abstract’s groove and looks’ hard-hitting chords make such a good combo, and the 808 breakdown in the last third never fails to give me the stank face. Perfect example of that mid-2010s Audiotool vibe.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/abs_x_lux_-_peripherals/]]

Track #4:

Fractals by Infyuthsion

The cool thing with this track is that instead of chips it all works with valves. One of the best synthwave tracks I’ve heard, about as wavy as you can go before you drift into the sun. Infyuthsion is probably the person I’m most grateful for in terms of my growth as a music producer. Their series on YouTube really helped me understand the basics when starting with Audiotool and production in general.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/fractals-3juepv/]]

Track #5:

im not gonna keep asking by withdecay

It feels like a song I’ve known all my life. The first half is one of the most haunting things I’ve experienced, yet the second half transforms into something euphoric and empowering, and the lyrics and vocal performance is nothing short of bone-chilling. This is my favourite song on Audiotool. I have a feeling it’s gonna stick with me for a long time.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/965ugbljb/]]

Track #6:

//AQUAMARINE by leadenshrew himself

I had a PS2 when I was growing up, and two of my favourite games were Metal Gear Solid 2 and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. The music in those games were so iconic and stuck with me to this day. There was recently a boom in Y2K style music on Soundcloud, which brought all those memories back. It's a pretty personal track that a nine year old me would enjoy.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/41alihfxj79a/]]

Enjoy the full album in a row:

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about 7 months ago
  • featured artist
  • nico
Featured Artist: nico

nico's musical background is fully apparent. There isn't a single track where you don't feel someone that breathes music is at work. But it's not only on Audiotool that nico is active: the first single by him and his Jazz band, in which he plays the drums, celebrates its world premiere today in preparation for the album that will soon follow. We are glad that we've been able to contribute to the musical development of this talent over the last ten years and hope that he will remain with us for a long time.

Interview:

About Nicolás Sol Daglio aka nico

hey I’m nico! I just turned 21 last month and I’m currently in a dual enrollment program studying philosophy at Tufts and jazz composition at the New England Conservatory. I’m originally from Berkeley, CA, but I’ve lived in the Boston area for the past 14 years. I’m Uruguayan (where are my latino Audiotoolers at??) and Jewish, and understanding my confusing cultural identity/heritage is an open question as I begin to explore adulthood. I’ve been on Audiotool since 2012; I remember in 5th grade when all my friends would play Minecraft, I would go on Audiotool and make music. Nowadays I spend most of my time involved with music; either listening to music, thinking about music, making music, playing music with friends, seeing shows, performing, etc. But I also enjoy reading (favorite authors atm are Ursula Le Guin, Murakami, and Toni Morrison), cooking, skating, and socializing. Everything in my life is connected to art and music in some way and I strive to live as honestly as I can.

Describe the style of music you produce

It’s hard to pin myself down to one style. I make a lot of different music that serves a lot of different purposes:

I make music that experiments with method and form in order to discover new sounds and techniques.

I make utilitarian music, ie music that serves a purpose, like ambient music to sleep to or generative soundscapes for meditation.

I also play drums and synthesizer in several acoustic and electroacoustic groups, some that focus on notated and improvised music (especially in the idiom of Black American Music) and others that play more rock- or pop-centric music.

A lot of the "personal" music I make for myself, however, is a way for me to process and express my emotions and lived experiences. These songs tend to exist somewhere in the experimental-indie-pop sphere and combine many of the approaches that I’ve accumulated from all the music I make. I have an album of this personal music coming out on august 11! https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/nicodaglio/a-picture-without-a-frame

What is your musical background and when did you start making music?

I’m really grateful to have such an artistic and supportive family. Both my parents work in the arts, so I grew up around diverse artists and creatives. I took piano lessons when I was fairly young, but never really connected with my teachers. That only lasted a few years, after which I was mostly self-taught, and soon thereafter I discovered Garageband and Audiotool and began to use those as my creative outlet.

In highschool I fell in love with drums and composition and became heavily involved in my school’s jazz program. I nearly forgot about electronic music until I started studying music at conservatory. But returning to Audiotool after having so much time away from electronic music gave me a chance to synthesize everything I’ve learned (pun intended) from my continuous study of acoustic music into my approach to electronic music, and vice versa. I’m lucky to have found a community of amazing friends and mentors who are interested in creative interdisciplinary and multimedia art and push me to find new and exciting modes of expression.

What is your favorite Audiotool device and why?

Audiotool has lots of amazing devices! Because of Audiotool's modular nature it's often less about which effects are being used and more of how they're being used. So in that regard I think the merger, splitter, and panorama are indispensable utility tools for making wacked out processing chains.

But to give a more typical answer, the audiotool flanger has a sound that is difficult to fully capture in any other DAWs. When used in small amounts it adds a subtle width and movement to sounds, and when pushed to extremes it can do all sorts of crazy sounds that artists like sila and rain have explored to great depths.

What is your favourite trick in AT/What technique do you always use?

There’s a trick I discovered for making really controllable sidechain compression/ducking that I use on pretty much every track. From one of the aux sends on the centroid, use a splitter to split the send into two signals. On the first, put a panorama and turn the “factor” to -1 on both the left and the right. On the second, put a compressor with the sidechain from your trigger signal (ie a bass drum). Merge these two signals with a merger and return it to the aux return.

You can turn up the aux send amount on each track to control how much each individual sound is being sidechained by the trigger signal.

Essentially this takes the delta signal (the signal of difference) from the compressor and sends it back into the mixer with an inverse phase. So when the mixer combines the inverse delta signal with the dry signal, it cancels out and you’re left with only the compressed signal.

here’s a demo/explanation if you’re interested - EasiER Side-Chain Compression (demo)

taking this kind of logic to the extreme by putting effects after or before the merger lets you control processing chains using an audio control signal. so crazy and fun

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Yeah it sucks. I find that if I’m having trouble making music it usually means there’s something in my life that’s preventing me from fully processing my feelings. Besides dealing with that, here are a couple approaches that have worked for me, but none consistently:

Take a break! Things take time. When music-making gets too emotionally charged it can get in the way of using the music to process those emotions. Sometimes taking time away from music will help to work through those things. Sometimes it doesn’t. I think it’s most important to be gentle with yourself when it comes to making art.

Approach it differently! When I’m stuck I’ll often do an “oblique challenge” with my good friend sim. This involves picking an oblique strategy (a set of esoteric cards by Brian Eno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_Strategies) and using it as a prompt for a piece of music that we have to start and finish within an hour. This always gets the creative juices flowing and usually turns out some really cool music! Here's a playlist (oblique challenges) of all the stuff we've done; pls let us know if you want to join!!

Finally, if you make creation a habit, it’s possible to avoid blocks in the first place. This is possible by creating a space for yourself that’s free from judgement, where you can try new things without feeling like you have to make something “good”. And note that this is true for personal issues too; journaling, therapy, and mediation all allow you to exist without judgement from yourself and others. Those can help you get over creative blocks too.'

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

Seeing the work that other artists are doing right here on Audiotool has opened my mind to sounds, approaches, and techniques that I never would have imagined. Asking people what inspires them and what they’re listening to always connects me with new music and inspiration. So many artists here are so gosh darn nice and love to help the community as a whole grow and learn! Live collaboration is another special opportunity to learn from others. also, it’s always an amazing feeling to open remix on a track I love and have a moment of “ohhhhh.. so THAT’S how they did it!!”

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

Audiotool is doing important work towards lowering the practical boundaries of creation. There’s something beautifully raw about the unfiltered artistic creation of a young kid, experimenting with a new medium and creating their own techniques with no preconceptions. And since—thanks to Audiotool—anybody with an internet connection can have access to the same tools as a professional producer, the magic of raw sonic discovery is no longer exclusive to those who can afford it. I think that’s beautiful!

My only real suggestion is that I wish feedback loops rendered properly. There are some amazing generative processes and processing chains that don’t work properly in the app because of rendering glitches and poor handling of feedback. If this could be properly managed it’d bring out a whole new world of experimentation.

Your message to the community:

Try not to feel tied down by your past and your past work. In every moment we have the opportunity to transcend ourselves and be wholly genuine to the current moment. With this, we can be grateful for what has brought us to where we are now, but without being overly attached to them.

Social/Musical Links:

FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM DROPS TODAY!!

PRESAVE THE 2ND ONE : https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/nicodaglio/tightrope

PRESAVE THE WHOLE ALBUM : https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/nicodaglio/a-picture-without-a-frame

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ndaglio/

Linktree: linktr.ee/ndag

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nsdf

Soundcloud Band: https://soundcloud.com/fakeart-quintet (my quintet, fakeart!)

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4h6M55eRGH1N2S9nmAGxLe?si=ZW4w0mEERBau_WJBjEfdHw (spotify for songs and personal stuff)

Spotify 2.0: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DLJnvUfrkHxz3ETvDO5co?si=y1Hi4Fw2TYSqtBZ7ph4xnQ (cloudroom - spotify for experimental and utilitarian music)

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6ELTLwsrIJZfnjQjgZ82g

Edition Audiotool

Track #1:

idle idle by aeiter

ethan! what can I say.. this song has gotten me through so much. I keep it downloaded on my phone and listen to it whenever I need it. transcendent

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/dn9nfwmlikx/]]

Track #2:

settle our differences by sky bound zoo

sbz/tophat has been a constant source of inspiration. his music is so buoyant and life-affirming and exudes love in every way. I met up with him a few times before he moved away to hang and make music and he’s just as amazing of a person as is his music!

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/k0o3h9ndi1vz/]]

Track #3:

a Reflection Of Life by elujjin

man.. I’ve never heard someone as versatile yet distinctive as heissen. he fuses together so many different approaches in such an effortlessly fluid manner that it’s sometimes scary. love you man, hope to work on something again.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/5j1xi09x4//]]

Track #4:

moth by looks

I remember hearing this song when it came out and being completely blown away. I learned so much from opening it up and poking around.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/moth-8plsjd8/]]

Track #5:

lonely by ‏‏‎hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

there's an energy in this song, and in a lot of ‏‏‎hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh's tracks, that is so completely ethereal while being grounded in the most strangely familiar of sounds. these songs invite me to reconsider my everyday sonic environment as stepping stones into another world.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/5dnntt0mwwi/]]

Track #6:

would have been by nico

This song is gonna be track 9 on my upcoming album coming out this summer. I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the saccharine fluid pop sound from PC music and contemporaries, and this was an attempt to capture some of that energy. I’ve been thinking more about my voice and different ways of using it. I sang this song live with my band a few times, more to come soon! stream it here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/nicodaglio/would-have-been

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/v05ywfu6e/]]

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Moderator
about 7 months ago
  • audiotool-jobs
Audiotool Jobs

We're hiring

For our new product, we're looking for passionate and talented people ready to join us on our challenging journey. As you know, browsers don't run DAWs by design, so expect some tough nuts to crack. We've been pushing the envelope of what's possible with music production in the browser for quite some years, and we're now taking advantage of what technological developments enable music production on a whole new level.

We are always interested in passionate people with skills that match our challenges, so if you don't see a job post that matches your profile, email us your CV so we can let you know if there's a fit. We are looking for people who challenge our decisions and like contributing on all levels. We cover a vast spectrum of software engineering topics: From low-level optimization up to the software architecture layer - Audiotool has it all!

Read more ... https://www.audiotool.com/jobs

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Moderator
about 8 months ago
  • featuredartist
Featured Artist: Joe

Frogs in suits, audio memes, funny pictures and titles - often exceeding the preview in length; That's Joe.

But anyone who sees in Joe only the anarchic joker - which he undoubtedly is - does him an injustice. His work of art is much more: He surprises in between with a well-considered dose of seriousness. One of his covers shows a sad clown. Whether intentional or not, this suggests how we can interpret his work. His lyrics play skilfully with the advantages and disadvantages of the zeitgeist and the life of young people in this period of human existence. So he doesn't limit himself to sharing funny pictures but uses meme culture to express his message.

Interview:

About joe :

My name is Joe, I am 23 years old, and I make music on Audiotool. I started out like most people on Audiotool, putting together royalty free loops that were barely recognizable as music. But since then, I've explored a lot and learned how to get what's in my mind, into the draft. I play ukulele, bass guitar, and drums. You can hear those instruments in my three acoustic albums. two of which were recorded while I was attending college in Alaska. I have a degree in special education and its helped me in my music by giving me the vocabulary to express criticism. Lately, I've been making more and more hip-hop and rap, I love collaborating with my friends and since Audiotool Next launched, its been that much easier to work with some of the most creative artists I've had the pleasure of knowing. The rap music I make is supposed to be entertaining and its fun finding words and phrases that are silly and rhyme. The acoustic music I make is more serious and warm.

Which artist has had the most influence on you (on and/or outside Audiotool)?

Most influential artist for me has to be Ollie. Ollie was around when I began experimenting with other genres and was a big supporter of my acoustic music. They gave me the courage to try and that meant a lot. Let alone the positive feedback Ollie gave me, they made this synth that I, to this day emulate in my own drafts. A little wobbly synth with long phrases, ohhh, chef's kiss man. It just warms everything up.

Who would you like to work /collaborate with on and outside Audiotool, and why?

I would love to collaborate with André Michelle. I love André's style and sound choice. It would be one of the best collaborations on the site. Simply because the juxtaposition of our listener base and overall vibe, we could make something completely new.

Which film/game would you like to produce the score for or contribute a song to?

I've never really pictured the majority of my music over a movie or game. Maybe my ukulele tracks could be used in an advertisement for a start up promo video or something?

Have you ever had a writer's block? If so, how did you deal with it and what do you recommend to your colleagues?

Oh yeah. I've noticed that writers block is kind of cyclical. it goes away and comes back again. So I've figured out a system for curbing writers block that works well for me. If I'm having writers block, and I cant for whatever reason make some Hip-hop, I know its time to record some acoustic music. Having a different outlet gives me enough time to come back to Hip-hop with a fresh state of mind. And when I get writers block after a while of Acoustic, i know its time to make some Lo-Fi.

What has helped you the most on Audiotool to improve and widen your musical horizon?

Widening your horizons is all about going out of comfort zone and trying new things. I would've never known how much I enjoy rapping until I took that initial jump and pressed record. You never know, you might be really good at it.

What do you like most about Audiotool? Is there anything you would like to suggest?

I like Audiotool because its free. Not that I'm poor and cant afford Ableton, I am and I can't but that's not the point, I like that its free because it makes music production available to so many more people. Audiotool's community is one that has proven time and time again that it has raised up some amazing artists that if Audiotool wasn't as accessible as it is, might not have been able to make beautiful compositions and killer jams. Audiotool has been that way for me as well. Growing up without a lot of those material possessions, I'm so thankful I got into this music thing while I was young. I'm really looking forward to making more music for the community. Nothing to suggest, I love it here

Your message to the community:

Gb_Yeaah_Stutter_Vocal_Fx is a good sample [Editor's note: hehe]

Social/Musical Links:

no social links :) My music is only available on Audiotool

Album

Track #1:

Hurdle over the hurdle wip by Amp7070

I love the vocal work in this one, Amp is in a completely different league of vocalists on AT, whenever they publish a track, it makes me want to get better at mixing. Every time this person uploads, I am blown away.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/6zj8ml5jn7/]]

Track #2:

stressed out by aeiter

Aetier is one of those artists that really knows how to express a feeling through music. This track has made me cry on multiple occasions. The warmness in the tones and the reminessant mood will transport you to a place where you never want to forget where you were.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/stressed_out/]]

Track #3:

GEAR by rid and leadenshrew

An amazing collaboration between my two favorite bass music artists. The raw energy this track gives off will make the most conservative person jump into the mosh pit. If you feel like doing some remodeling in your kitchen, grab a sledge hammer and turn this song on. Just amazing work.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/ljnb5m7r74/]]

Track #4:

Boogie-Moogie by Frigolito

A classic from one of the many music geniuses on this website. Frigolito set a standard on this site when he published this masterpiece. The synth solos are too good not to listen to it three times in a row. The changes in their submission to moogfest are a wonder to behold. If there was ever a perfect song, this is it.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/boogie-moogie/]]

Track #5:

kinda tall by nico and jgord

Nico and jgord's entry to AT day2021 gives off such an intimate sound that you almost feel guilty for intruding on their deep, private thoughts. I love this song for its ability to draw out a simultaneous feeling of regret and redemption.

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/9p4utbomvd4/]]

Kinda Broken by joe

I made this song after being in a pretty serious car accident. I broke 2 ribs and fractured my wrist. I got home after the hospital and wanted to see just how much I could tolerate playing ukulele, turns out I could still play; so I did. :)

[[EMBED:https://www.audiotool.com/track/507t3p3sr/]]

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a-records
about 8 months ago
  • spread!
Audiotool Social Media

Dear community, We want to focus the content of our social media channels more on the talent and output of our artists. For this, we need your help.

So:

  • If you have submitted one of your tracks to a label, regardless of the size of the label
  • If you have a video on one of your tracks
  • If you have filmed yourself producing music
  • If you have made a tutorial video
  • If you are planning a Twitch show or have already broadcasted one
  • If you have dates for live gigs (as soon as this is possible again)
  • If your parrot headbangs to the rhythm of your beat with your cat on your MIDI keyboard on the rings of Saturn
  • Or whatever potential content you have to offer in terms of Audiotool and your art which we don't even know of yet

Post it here, and we'll make sure it gets distributed. Our Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook accounts interface to the outside world. Showing as much of the potential of our community as possible is an advantage for all of us. A hint that you made it with Audiotool would be appreciated. Needless to say: what is linked here must adhere to our guidelines.

Yours, Audiotool Basement ♥

No1 wanted/needed content: We can repost everything on Instagram. So don't forget to tag your output with #audiotool

https://www.instagram.com/audiotool https://www.facebook.com/audiotool https://www.youtube.com/c/audiotool-music https://twitter.com/audiotool

UPDATE:

  • Everyone with an Instagram: use it to promote your Audiotool tracks there. Send us a link, and we will repost it.
  • We need you to like and share the post too. I will post every link here reply.
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