As stated in other articles on Tools4Beats.com I’m not a big fan of online audio software. The main reason for this is the lack of performance compared to offline software. Nonetheless people keep asking me, if I knew any good software to make beats online for free.
So I researched the net and was surprised to find myself having fun with three free online beat makers of high quality and with plenty of creative potential.
If you are a beat making beginner and have no budget at all, there is good news. All three free online beat makers I’m briefly going to present offer a lot more than some of the cheap paid programs, that are aggressively marketed on the internet!
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This is done by simply dragging instruments or effects from Audiotool’s browser to the Audiotool desktop. The instruments and effects are automatically wired to the mixer and can easily be rewired almost anyway you like it.
Audiotool offers 7 instruments, 18 effects and some handy mixing tools. In addition the computer keyboard can be used to play the instruments and also a midi keyboard can be connected with Audiotool.
To save your projects you must create a free account. A thing I really liked about Audiotool is it’s active community of Audiotool users who share samples and the music they created. In the community you can connect with like minded people and inspire and motivate each other.
A whole bunch of good tutorial videos can be accessed directly through Audiotool’s menu. The tutorials don’t only help you get started, but also get in depth with Audiotool’s instruments, effects and editing features.
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Soundation comes in the look of a classic track based audio software. It includes 9 instruments and 11 effects that don’t look super sexy (exceptThe Wub Machine), but sound really good.
Soundation is very intuitive to work with. Nice features are it’s time stretching and pitch shifting tools, that allow you to dramatically change the character of a loop with little effort.
Choose the time stretch tool and create a grainy slow motion voice by simply dragging the border of a waveform. Or create Darth Vader or Mickey Mouse style voices with the pitch shift tool in the same manner.
Audio samples can only be imported to audio tracks but not to the sampler, which is a bit limiting.
Like with Audiotool, Soundation’s instruments can be played with the computer keyboard or a midi keyboard.
You can save your projects to your computer without signing in for an account. Or you can save them to Soundation’s cloud servers. You’ll need to create a free account for that option.
Soundation also offers different paid membership options, which I won’t discuss here, because this article is all about free online beat makers. Right?;-)
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Audiosauna, like Soundation, has a classic track based look. It contains only three instruments and two effects but the instruments are quiteversatile and have built in effects of their own. So Audiosauna still has a lot of potential for creating a whole lot of diverse sounding music.
Audiosauna offers no audio tracks. A great feature however is the ability of importing samples directly to the sampler, without
having to first import them to a dedicated file browser.
Audiosauna projects are saved to the computer. There is no signup or cloud service.
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Audiotool, Soundation and Audiosauna all offer a surprising amount of good sounding instruments and effects. This allows anyone with access to the internet to create music without paying a dime.
You shouldn’t expect these online beat makers to be as potent as pro DAWs like Ableton Live, Pro Tools or FL Studio. But they outperform paid cheap beat makers like Sonic Producer or Dr. Drum Beat Maker by far!
If you want to start making beats and have no budget, or simply want to have access to your music projects from any computer, Audiotool, Soundation or Audiosauna could be for you. Go try them now! It’s free!
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