Soundtrap, the popular music and podcast creation tool, has announced unlimited storage and new features for their free tier. These changes will undoubtedly appeal to educators, and anyone else who is looking to create audio on a budget. It’s an exciting move and one that will help open more doors for creators. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Soundtrap?
Soundtrap is owned by Spotify. It’s an audio tool, similar to Garageband, that can be used for creating music and podcasts. Mac, PC and Chromebook users can access it online at soundtrap.com, and apps are available for Android and iOS. You can record vocals or instruments on the web or in the app. Alternatively, you can use the built-in music loops to create your own unique sound. Soundtrap is a collaborative platform that allows multiple people to be working on the same project at the same time, and it offers a mix of free and paid plans, depending on your needs.
What’s New With Soundtrap?
The changes that were announced by Soundtrap today mean that you can now create an unlimited number of projects on the free plan. Previously, you were limited to just five projects. The new plan removes this restriction. Soundtrap have also doubled the number of music loops for free users with access now to 2,210 loops, and it also includes 210 software instruments. So, if you were put off by the limitations of the free plan in the past, now is the time to take another look.
Getting Started With Soundtrap at School
For a while now, the ability to use a video editor has been a valuable skill for students to master. I believe that the same is becoming true of audio editors. Thankfully, there are a lot of transferrable skills between editing video and editing audio, and tools like Soundtrap are making that transition easier than ever.
If you have never used Soundtrap before, help is at hand. Check out the links below for some great tips on how you can get started using Soundtrap with students.