Soundtrap, a multi-platform, cloud-based, music recording studio app graduated out of its beta form into a stable version released for all to consume. The company of the same name states that it works on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS.
In a statement, Soundtrap CEO Per Emanuelsson explained,
“This is the only online music recording studio where you can start making a song on your Chromebook or Windows machine, invite a guitarist friend who is using a Mac, find a new keyboard player to work with who is using an iPad from the other side of the globe and finish the song with a great vocalist on the street using an Android smartphone.”
The platform was developed using just HTML5 technology, and it is written in Google’s DART language. It uses the Web Audio, Web MIDI, and WebRTC APIs.
In order to access it, start a browser and log in to the site. Here, you can choose from up to over 50 virtual instruments, 1,400 royalty free music loops, and 25 real-time effects. A built-in video window allows collaborators to work together live. Additionally, musicians aren’t limited just to the above since they can record audio from physical instruments.
Soundtrap’s solution is quite user-friendly (See this video for a demonstration). In fact, it already has a presence in the K12 and higher education markets in the United States.
The basic plan is free and will get you 480 music loops, 5 projects, and 125 instruments. Subscriptions to the service start at $3.99 a month with the second, more expensive option being $7.99 per month.