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Popular Soundtrap Online Music Recording Studio Now Has Special Version for Kids: Soundtrap for Education

First-of-its-Kind, Easy-to-Use, Multi-Platform, Secure, Inexpensive Tool Optimized for Education Market

BETT, London - 19 January, 2016 – After a beta launch that has taken the market by storm and six months of market success, the first-of-its-kind Soundtrap online collaborative music and audio recording studio is taking a big step forward in the education market via “Soundtrap for Education,” being launched today. Soundtrap has already received praise from UK schools and teachers but the new Soundtrap for Education is even better, being tailored for students in primary and secondary schools worldwide and offering optimal new features for both students and teachers.

Soundtrap for Education is the first solution for kids that lets them make music or audio recordings with fellow students within their invited and secured group, record a tune or podcast, then share the music with classmates in the cloud from a multitude of devices and operating systems. This new version is just as easy to use as the regular Soundtrap solution, in contrast to the steep learning curve and complexity inherent in other music recording tools.

Soundtrap for Education enables students to be up and running in less than three minutes. In short order, students can create professional-sounding music and podcasts alone or with other students from remote locations, all using different devices. (See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ViLQD_2RK4)

The new education-focused version of Soundtrap ensures that collaborating participants operate in a secure, closed “walled garden” environment protected from the rest of the Internet. Teachers can create such secure groups for a single class, an entire school, or multiple classes or schools, empowering students to get involved in cross-cultural projects. Teachers can invite an entire class to a group in Soundtrap at once but still oversee the work of individual students.

Soundtrap was the first online collaborative music recording studio to work across iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac and Windows devices and the new version gives students and teachers compelling benefits. For example, students can switch from different devices at school and home in order to do homework on their projects. Teachers can remotely coach students via the built-in video chat while students can perform group assignments with the student at the next desk or across the globe. Students can also take instrument lessons using Soundtrap’s video chat or group rehearsals for a school choir or band. Soundtrap is fully integrated with Google Classroom and is a Google for Education partner.

Soundtrap has generated great buzz since its launch. It's currently in use in over 1,000 schools and the solution has grown from 20,000 to more than a quarter of a million users in 200 countries in a year. "Our new education version is ideal for classrooms," said Soundtrap CEO Per Emanuelsson. "It combines ease of use with the ability to make learning more fun. Soundtrap creates a classroom without walls because students can use it anywhere they can take their devices. Teachers have told us that not only do their students love it but have produced high-quality compositions and podcasts that amaze all audiences."

Soundtrap will demo the new solution at the BETT education conference in London January 20-23 at booth #H416. Soundtrap for Education is available now and offers discounted pricing for schools at less than £4 per seat per year.

About Soundtrap
Soundtrap is the first online music recording studio to work across all operating systems, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows and Chromebook, where you collaborate with music makers from all around the world in an easy-to-use browser, cloud-based system. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, birthplace of many successful music tech startups such as Spotify, Soundcloud and Tidal, the company also has an office in Silicon Valley. Soundtrap provides an easy-to-use platform for all levels of musical interest and ability and is being used by the primary and secondary through higher-education markets. For more information, visit: www.soundtrap.com.

Resources:
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xheoUkbyhE4
How Soundtrap works: R&B collaboration with Soundtrap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAPrEB07aFA
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97627992@N07/sets/72157654452327362
Pricing information: www.soundtrap.com/pricing.

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