Indaba Music Launches First Web-Based DAW

JavaFX-Powered Application Also Offers Real-Time Effects and Built-In Professional Clips Library
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NEW YORK – July 9, 2009 –Indaba Music publicly launched its Session Console 2.0 today, an innovative digital audio workstation (DAW) that brings high-quality recording to the web for the first time. The application is built on Sun Microsystems'' JavaFX platform and is being launched in conjunction with a contest to remix stems from Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of the multiplatinum music group, Weezer, who endorsed the application. The Session Console 2.0 enables all musicians to record high-quality audio directly to Indaba Music, access advanced mixing and editing tools as well as use the software either online or offline. For many, the application eliminates the need to purchase expensive audio production tools. In addition to today''s DAW launch, Indaba Music also redefined its professional membership offerings and made live new Community and Sessions pages.

“Indaba Music''s DAW allows our growing community of more than 200,000 artists to create music in an increasingly more efficient and dynamic way,” said Dan Zaccagnino, co-CEO of Indaba Music. “With this new tool musicians can work on a song from any computer, recording high-quality audio, mixing and editing, using non-destructive effects, and tapping into a huge pool of loops and audio clips that are pre-licensed for their use under Creative Commons.”

Indaba Music''s selective redesign and updated professional membership tiers make the site increasingly more accessible for its geographically diverse, highly-engaged community of musicians. The new membership tiers include: a free account, a Pro account for $5.00 per month and a Platinum account for $25.00 per month. These distinctions provide musicians with increased access to important features including a professional clips library with high-quality loops, real-time non-destructive effects, and an online workspace for songs in progress.

“Sun is excited that Indaba Music has chosen to build their Session Console 2.0 digital audio workstation on the JavaFX platform to support musical collaborations across their global community,” said Octavian Tanase, senior director, Java Platform Group at Sun. “The Session Console 2.0 is a great example of how JavaFX enables music enthusiasts to easily work with native device capabilities, like recording and manipulating music files and powers rich, multimedia applications that demand fast performance.”

This new application breaks the historic precedent of how music is made online. No longer do artists need to purchase and install expensive recording software and upload tracks to the internet before working with them online. The Session Console 2.0 enables musicians to record studio-quality audio directly to Indaba Music.

The remix contest gives the Indaba Music community access to the stems for “My Brain is Working Overtime” off of the album, “Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.” Submissions will be accepted until August 4, voting end August 14, and winners will be announced on August 24. The first place winner will receive a one of a kind, custom designed Epiphone G-400 along with other prizes.

Watch a video demo of Session console 2.

About Indaba Music

Indaba Music offers the leading suite of online tools enabling artists all over the world to create music together online. Members can connect with an international community of musicians to create online recording sessions – editing and mixing tracks recorded in different parts of the world using its online DAW. Indaba Music continues to add valuable services and is becoming an integrated platform from which musicians can manage multiple aspects of their digital lives.