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October 6, 2009 /Flash Audio /

Flash Audio Apps at MAX

Ever year at MAX I discover a new Flash audio application. When I rejoined Adobe in 2007 it was the audio editor/remix tool called Digimix that was one of the winners of the first Air Demo Derby. Alan Queen, the developer behind Digimix, joined Aviary last year and re-wrote the application (now called Myna) taking advantage of the latest audio APIs in Flash Player 10.

Last year at MAX 2008 Andre Michelle presented his Flash audio toolbox called Hobnox. It allows you to patch together various synths, drums pads, effects pedals, etc. to create your own electronic music. The user experience is very cool and the simulated pedals and synths sound great.

This year I saw a really nice piano teaching tool called PianoMarvel which was one of this MAX Award finalists. It’s a great way to use the power of Flash to help kids learn to play the piano.

And of course there are many others Flash audio apps out there. Here are a couple of others I’ve run across including…
Noteflight – Music notation tool
RemixGalaxy (formerly know as SpliceMusic) – remix tool for DJs and musicians

There are also a number of audio players on the web taking advantage of Flash including the BBC iPlayer and iHeartRadio from Clear Channel.

As the Flash platform continues to evolve I’m looking forward to discovering the next cool on-line audio experience.


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  • By Flv Player - 3:28 AM on October 8, 2009  

    Thanks for sharing with us Mr. Lawson Hancock

  • By Paviter - 8:37 PM on March 14, 2010  

    Hi Lawson,Your blog is really amazing and has some great stuff on Adobe audio. What are your thoughts on the usage of AS3 dynamic audio in Adobe Flash?Rgds,Paviter

  • By Lawson Hancock - 12:35 PM on March 15, 2010  

    Hi Paviter,Yes, the dynamic audio support in Flash Player 10 has opened up a lot more possibilities for developing Flash apps that make use of audio. I did a blog post a while ago with some info and links to some resources that may help if you’re looking to do make use of it yourself.,Lawson

  • By Flash Video Player - 12:14 PM on July 14, 2011  

    this year any audio apps at MAX ?