Some people, after being stuck at home for months on end, have fallen into the kind of paralytic torpor where they can't accomplish much of anything. Others have felt their creative juices flowing like never before. But for the former group, if you're anything like us, sometimes all you need is a little stimulation to get that creativity going — like the kind that comes from fruitful collaboration.
In previous eras, musical collaboration has been bound by physical proximity. But now, collaboration is easier than ever thanks to Soundtrap for Spotify. It lets you work with anyone, anywhere, in a virtual recording studio.
Soundtrap by Spotify
Soundtrap was designed by Spotify to facilitate collaboration between artists of any experience level and physical location. Using it, you can work with others on music, podcasts, and anything else people enjoy by listening. It handles almost every step of the creative process, from recording to editing, and then putting it up on Spotify. This can be done with pretty much any standard mobile device, and all the work you do with the service is automatically stored in the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about running out of storage space or accidentally losing your work.
There are a few different price tiers for a Soundtrap plan depending on what kind of work you want to do, but even the free plan gives you unlimited projects, 900 loops, 210 instruments and sounds, and more than 150,000 free sound effects sourced from freesounds.org.
Other Soundtrap plans include Soundtrap for Music Makers Premium, Soundtrap for Music Makers Supreme, Soundtrap for Storytellers (intended for people more interested in podcasts than music), and Soundtrap Complete, which is billed as being “for the creator who wants everything.”
You can check out all the different price tiers at the service’s official site. But if you check out everything you can get for $13.99 per month with a Complete plan, you'll get a good idea of some of the features that make it an ideal platform for recording and editing audio content.
Soundtrap Complete gives you access to more than 6700 loops, plus (for a limited time) an additonal 300+ loops and sounds from Splice. It also includes more than 680 digital instruments and sounds, the 150,000-strong sound effect library from freesound.org, Antares Auto-Tune, Automation, Remote Interviews, Priority Mixing, Interactive Transcripts, High Quality Downloads, publishing to Spotify, and more.
Zach Brannan is a singer-songwriter from Mullica Hill, New Jersey, and he’s one of many satisfied users who was blown away by the collaborative possibilities of the platform:
“Reaching out to other musicians has become easier than I could have dreamed. Video chat, and being able to record at the same time around the world with other musicians?
Nothing can beat this!”
So if you’re ready to begin the next phase of your creative career, check out Soundtrap for Spotify today. Remember, you can sign up for Soundtrap Free and give it a try at no cost. You've got nothing to lose, and a world of collaboration to gain.
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