Users can choose from over 50 virtual instruments, 1,400 royalty-free loops (music) and 25 real-time effects.
Bringing the power and joy of online music collaboration to a mass audience, startup company Soundtrap has launched the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac and Windows platforms. It is the first solution that lets users record a tune or podcast by only accessing a browser across multiple platforms. Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced $1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform.
Soundtrap uniquely provides musicians with an easy-to-use studio for real-time audio, podcast or music collaboration. In comparison with other competitive solutions that have complex recording processes, users can be up and running on Soundtrap within minutes. This simplicity means it is also being used by the K12 and above education markets and has been named “The Best Website for Teaching and Learning 2015” by the American Association of School Librarians. Soundtrap is currently in use in 150 U.S. schools and the platform has grown from 20,000 to 120,000 users in 175 countries in just five months.
Soundtrap was developed using only HTML5 technologies and it is fully cloud-based for all devices. It is ideal for Chromebook, which is now becoming omnipresent in education.
To use Soundtrap, users simply open a browser and log on. They can choose from over 50 virtual instruments, 1,400 royalty-free loops (music) and 25 real-time effects. The platform has a video window where collaborators can work together in real time and create a fully formed song. Other sounds can easily be dropped in.
The funding, led by angel investor Lars Bergstrom, secures financing that will establish Soundtrap as a leader in its market niche. It is free for storing up to five songs.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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