For the music lovers out there who are into synthesizing and creating music. or those who like to play and experiment with instruments, Soundation would be a pleasant experience. It is a free, flash-based web service that presents you with ‘a powerful sequencer with 11 real-time effects, 3 synthesizers, a drum machine and a fully integrated sound shop.’
The service contains a timeline view, audio channel controls and a library of pre-configured sounds that you can utilize in your creations. You can also load your own audio clips, as well as sign up for a 100 MB audio locker to store your audio masterpieces. Soundation also comes with a virtual keyboard containing 5 pre-configured instruments. Keep tab on the soundation blog to stay updated on new feature additions and ideas.
You can also export your created sound-works to your PC or publish directly to the web. Other than that, you have the Sound Shop where you can actually purchase items.
Soundation is a flash-based service that we tested in using Google Chrome 5.0.375.70 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1. The service is obviously OS independent.