April 7, 2016
We received few requests from some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning asking about a good Chromebook app to use for creating and editing music. Below is a collection of what we would recommend in this regard. These are some of the most popular in the Music and Radio category in Chrome App Store. Although some of them say they are free but they actually are not. You will have to upgrade to keep using them after the free trail period is over. Using these apps you will be able to easily create and edit music and share your tracks with others.
‘Beatlab is the easiest way to create music and share it with your friends.Create music using a simple expressive interface that requires no knowledge of music theory or instruments. You can start from scratch, or remix the musical ideas of others. You can share your finished tracks privately with friends, or share them with the world to listen and remix. Or you can download your tracks into an MP3 file to put on your iPod or make into a ringtone.’
2- Soundtrap for Education
‘Soundtrap for Education is a revolutionary new, user-friendly platform for music making that disrupts how music is taught and learnt in schools across the world. Soundtrap is a "Google for Education Partner" and was awarded "The Best Website For Teaching and Learning 2015" by the American Association of School Librarians. Make music online by using loops and software instrument and by recording vocals, guitars and more. Invite friends to collaborate. It's free and no download is required.’
‘Audiotool is a powerful online DAW right in your browser with a built-in publishing platform to share your creations. Build your arrangement by dragging the devices to the desktop and connect them with virtual cables. All device settings can be saved as a preset and be shared with the community resulting in more than 50.000 presets for the various devices.’
‘AudioSauna is a full-featured audio workstation with an easy-to-use and straightforward user interface. It enables using several advanced polyphonic synthesizers, samplers and live effects in real-time in the browser.AudioSauna features two warm sounding synthesizers, which take the quality of audio synthesis in the cloud to the next level. With its unique engine architecture and DSP design, AudioSauna's CPU usage is reduced to the absolute minimum, blurring the line between desktop and web applications.’