With the advent of smaller, lighter software and clouded services and hardware such as the Chromebook, redundancy as access to files on the fly has never been more important. On travelling to the states to perform music to my friends, I found my LSDJ had corrupted. That wasn’t a problem, of course because I’d wisely backed up my tracks, but I couldn’t access them if I’d have left them on my computer at home.
Fortunately, I’d been wise enough to zip everything and upload it to Google Drive, so I quickly downloaded them and got to work loading them onto my spare cart. With instant access to the files that matter in an emergency, I was graetful that the contents of my files went with me.
Twisted Wave is an online editing package that allows you to import music from your Google Drive. You simply need to grant access from your Google Account and a currently free service is truncated 30 second clips. If you spend a further 30 seconds signing up, you can edit full content. During the beta period, purchasing is disabled and the limits are 20 minute documents / 10 hours storage. The software comes with a variety of basic features such as cutting, marking, looping, copying and pasting, and goes further to adding in VST effects of the standard variety. As a tool, it is clean and concise and allows to to export to your Soundcloud account.
Twisted Wave isn’t even a replacement to Audacity despite being just like it, but….. it is a free beta, compact, use anywhere, browser-based ‘awwwww shiiit’ reducing tool when you’re in a jam. Give it a try.