I've  been working with Audrey from SoundTrap trying to get consortium
pricing like we do with WeVideo, VoiceThread, and BookCreator.

But its been a slow process for several reasons. One of which is they have
been purchased by Spotify  and I think are in transition and are trying to
figure out models for working with schools.
Another reason is that Audrey (our rep)  was looking for us to come up with
10 schools who might be interested in a PILOT where she extends the free 30
trial they offer to a more realistic time frame to actually work as a group
and create model projects with audio. We did not get enough schools to make
this work. (yet).  But by the sounds of this conversation, perhaps there
might be more interest now than a year ago.  Perhaps we can try again.

With Soundtrap,  I was able to convince them to let us buy licenses as a
consortium under one org (Vita-Learn) so that schools who don't need 50
licenses (their minimum)
Not sure this is much help, but if you are interested in Soundtrap, keep me
in the loop, and I'd be glad to continue working with them  to make
something happen if there are at least 10 schools interested.

Charlie did a great session at Dynamic Landscape on Podcasting with
Soundtrap.  (Teachers got to takeaway skills AND some licenses)
Should we plan another such session at VermontFest?


On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:48 AM Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thank you all so much on this feedback.  It has truly been a great benefit.
> Have I said recently how much I appreciate this group?!?
> Cheers.
> Keith
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:19 AM Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Greetings!
>> Like Charlie, we’ve found SoundTrap to be a decent replacement for the
>> functionality (but not the ease of use) of things like Garage Band.
>> Setting up accounts is *theoretically* easy, but their business model and
>> setup doesn’t  understand schools as well as things like WeVideo.  Sharing
>> and collaborating is decent, but creating music is time consuming (but,
>> it’s like that in Noteflight, too).
>> We also used Soundtrap to record podcasts in the high school this year,
>> and really liked it for that purpose.  But now WeVideo allows export as
>> .mp3, and the interface/editing is easier/more intuitive, so we going to
>> use it more than Soundtrap next year.
>> Drew
>> On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 8:13 AM Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Hiya folks.
>>> I have a Principal who has asked questions that seem to need an
>>> integration response instead of a technical response (of which I am apt to
>>> provide) for a music teacher who has been identified as moving from Mac
>>> laptop to Chromebook.  I was wondering if there was someone out there who
>>> supports music curriculum within the Googlesphere/Chromebook environment
>>> that might be able to chime in with some answers or perspective.
>>> ...our music teacher, identified the following needs of his device:  1)
>>>> being able to play cds   2) being able to record music (he uses garage
>>>> band) using multiple tracks and generating music electronically to
>>>> accompany  3) a way to import and or create  music tracks and share them
>>>> easily (he creates files which he emails as attachments -- I'm thinking
>>>> this could happen in drive.
>>> The first question I see as easily met by providing an external/portable
>>> CD/DVD player that can connect to our presentation devices (projector,
>>> Promethean Board, classroom speakers).  Really it is number 2 and 3 that I
>>> was looking for help with.
>>> Thanks in advance.  On or off list is fine.
>>> Keith
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