Tonos Entertainment, a music company dedicated to leveraging the Internet, today has introduced its new Mac-enabled version of the Tonos TC8, a home recording and mixing tool featured within its music creation platform, the “Collaboratory.”
The Tonos TC8 features an 8-track digital recorder and mixer that lets musicians record up to eight separate tracks and insert additional effects such as reverb, compression, distortion and equalization. After downloading the TC8, members are invited to enter the “Collaboratory,” which serves as an online music studio. Musicians can use the Collaboratory to start original projects or join existing projects looking for their specific skills.
The TC8 lets you create your own music and jam with musicians from all over the Web without a need for complicated software programs and expensive recording studios, according to Justin Herz, executive vice president and general manager, Tonos Entertainment. You can use the TC8 to start projects, join projects, enter challenges or just use it for fun, he added.
“We are excited about the launch of our Mac version, as it will enable many more musicians to start creating music and have the opportunity to collaborate with others,” Herz said in a statement.
Versions of the Tonos TC8 are available at the
Tonos Web site for a free 30-day trial period. The Collaboratory is accessible via a one-year membership for US$29.95. Besides the 8-track recorder and access to the network of online musicians, members also get 40MB of disc space and a Tonos profile to showcase their music.
“The TC8 is essentially an online recording studio within your PC, providing instant access to hundreds of projects and musicians looking for collaborators,” said Tonos founder and singer/songwriter, Carole Bayer Sager. “It is now easier than ever before to capture your musical ideas and find the perfect songwriting partner or producer to bring your songs to life.”