Stockholm, Sweden, January 19, 2017 —KORG today announced a partnership with Allihoopa, the social network for making music. The partnership will result in the release of KORG Gadget for Mac and iOS with support for Allihoopa’s social network, which will enable KORG Gadget users to “drop” music they’ve created to the Allihoopa network for easy sharing and collaboration with anyone else on Allihoopa.
“We see the Allihoopa network as the place music collaborators of all ilks will meet up,” says Hironori Fukuda, Manager at KORG. “With just a tap, KORG Gadget users can be collaborating with the tons of vocalists, guitar players, rappers, producers and creative souls that make up the Allihoopa community.”
KORG Gadget* with Allihoopa support will be available in February 2017. The “Drop to Allihoopa” function will also be available in the newly released KORG Gadget for Mac directly from the menu bar. Allihoopa users can build on those Gadget tracks by opening them directly into their app of choice such as Allihoopa Take or Propellerhead Reason. * KORG Gadget Le for iOS is also planned to support Allihoopa.
“KORG Gadget is a perfect app to create a beat, backing track or song bed for other Allihoopa users to build on,” says Gustaf Kellner, CEO at Allihoopa. “We are extremely proud that Korg is now joining us in opening a whole new set of collaboration opportunities to the music doing community. We can’t wait to hear what comes of it.”
KORG joins Allihoopa’s Figure and Take apps and Propellerhead Reason software as the first applications supporting Allihoopa’s social network. Allihoopa offers software toolkits for third-party developers to integrate directly into their applications and services into is platform.
User can download KORG Gadget for iOS on the iTunes AppStore: itunes.apple.com/app/korg-gadget/id791077159?mt=8. The Mac version will be available in February 2017.
Browsing, listening and signing up for Allihoopa accounts is free at allihoopa.com
Since its establishment in 1963, KORG INC. has always strived to manufacture epoch-making electronic musical instruments using innovative creativity and the company’s own extensive technological expertise. In 1975, KORG introduced the world’s first compact tuner with a needle meter and has continued to produce innovative products worldwide which are at the forefront of the musical instruments market.
KORG synthesizers combine excellent sound quality and advanced technology which have earned the admiration of music fans and professional musicians everywhere. Today, KORG continues to design and develop a wide range of electronic musical instruments from synthesizers, software and tuners, to digital pianos, signal processors, digital recorders and other peripheral equipment.
Stockholm, Sweden, and Palo Alto, Calif. - January 19, 2017 – Musicians and aspiring musicians just got a boost with easy-to-use online support for their creative endeavors though a partnership between Soundtrap and Allihoopa announced today. Now users of Allihoopa's music-based social network have access to the Soundtrap collaborative music-making recording studio, where they can turn their creations into full compositions, working with others around the world using the real-time collaboration features built into Soundtrap. Conversely Soundtrap users are directly connected into to Allihoopa’s community of music makers and their open pool of music pieces.
This alliance underscores how Internet-based music-making software has become hugely popular in recent years. Allihoopa's Take app lets users record vocals while Figure digitally captures beats. With this partnership, anyone in the Allihoopa social network can expand their musical potential to work on any device in any location with a world of artistic peers in Soundtrap. Meanwhile, Soundtrap the award-winning online studio for making professional-sounding music collaboratively and simply, connects with Allihoopa’s network of users. The early seeds of ideas, clips, loops and beats from the Allihoopa apps can be built upon in Soundtrap, with users inviting others to contribute vocals, music, beats or rhythms that can be edited collaboratively as desired in the cloud-based solution.
Since its launch in June of 2015, Stockholm-based Soundtrap has grown exponentially, adding many thousands of new users daily. Helping this growth is the fact this cloud-based music platform is accessible to virtually every device because it works across iOS, Android, Chromebook, Linux, Mac and Windows operating environments online or via app. Soundtrap has quickly reached a million users.
According to Soundtrap co-founder and CEO Per Emanuelsson, "Both our companies are on a mission to encourage, simplify and revolutionize the music-making process. Through this partnership, our users get a larger network of people to collaborate with while Allihoopa users can connect with new fellow musicians among our million-plus users and develop their early musical ideas in our recording studio. We believe that broader collaboration and online social connections will help improve and inspire people in creating music and it’s our mission to make this happen."
"Our vision is to offer a platform for anyone who wants to make music. Joining with Soundtrap gives the social network of Allihoopa users a way to pick up the pieces of music and expand on them using whatever device or platform they want. The future of music making lies in collaboration, and we are extremely happy that Soundtrap is now joining us in providing increased opportunities to creative souls who want to make music,” said Gustaf Kellner, CEO at Allihoopa.
Anyone can start making music online and use Allihoopa features with Soundtrap for free at Soundtrap. Browsing, listening and signing up for Allihoopa accounts is free at allihoopa.com.
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, Tidal and Beats Music, 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 K12 through higher education market. For more information, visit: www.soundtrap.com.