June 20, 2010

Soundation – Create Your Own Music

Tired of the music that’s constantly on the radio? Think you could do better? Then it might be time to try out Soundation, an online sound sequencer that lets users add their own effects, synthesizers, and drums to create completely unique, custom tunes in a matter of minutes. The Flash-based application offers a library of more than 400 loops and sound samples, and countless virtual instruments, giving Soundation users access to all the hi-tech tools that professional mixers use when creating their own music.

To start making music, enter the Soundation “studio” and select a new song sample to start playing around with. Choose a sample from the hundreds of free options, or buy additional samples from Soundation’s online store. When you find a sample you like, drag it from the library to your studio page and start playing with it until you have started creating the music you like. You can use the audio channel controls to increase or decrease the BPM (beats per minute) of a music clip, and patch multiple clips together in whichever way you wish. Any edit can be redone with the click of a mouse, so there’s no need to worry about making any irreversible mistakes. If the clips in Soundation’s extensive library aren’t enough for you, then check out the application’s virtual keyboard to make music that is completely your own.

When you’re done creating your masterpiece, just hit File and Save. Your song can be stored on your hard drive in a number of formats, giving you total control in determining where to go with it next. Possibly the best thing about Soundation is how simple it is to use. Even novice users can start making their own mixes in just a matter of minutes, while tech-savvy music aficionados will appreciate all the bells and whistles that this application lets users enjoy.

Practical Uses:

  • Create your own dance music
  • Burn your music onto a CD to distribute to friends
  • Play around with the mixing tools and channel your inner DJ
  • Work with musicians to create music they can sing to

Insider Tips:

  • Save finished songs as files on your hard drive
  • Choose from a library of free song clips, or purchase additional clips for a fee
  • Click on the Projects tab to see all your songs on one page
  • Change the view to see all audio channels at once, or just the master audio channel alone

What we liked:

  • No need to download software or buy expensive tools to start mixing music
  • Song changes can always be reversed, so there’s no need to worry about mistakes
  • Drag and drop functionality when choosing songs from the library
  • Virtual keyboard lets you make your own music from scratch

What we didn’t like:

  • Given that the application has so many powerful features, it would be helpful if Soundation has more detailed how-to information available


Company Info:

  • Launched: October 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Founded by: PowerFX
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. Looking forward for this app..

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  2. Your song can be stored on your hard drive in a number of formats,

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  3. start playing with it until you have started creating the music you like.

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