Towards the end of 2017, Spotify acquired Soundtrap, an "online collaborative music and podcast recording studio" service, with the two companies acknowledging a good fit in terms of strategic, cultural, and creative directions. Since that time, though, content creators looking to take advantage of unlimited projects had to shell out for a premium plan given that the Soundtrap Basic plan, available at no charge, allowed a total of five projects.
Now, that situation has changed, according to a press release from Soundtrap, with the Basic plan now removing the five project cap, bringing it in line with the four paid subscription plans that all permit unlimited projects. There will also be a boost in terms of the number of loops made available to Basic plan users, with the number more than doubling from 750 to 2,210 while the quantity of available instruments will stay as is at 210.
With respect to the changes, Per Emanuelsson, Soundtrap managing director at Spotify, said:
"This new version gives freedom to anyone who likes to be creative with music or podcasts, and we are very excited to see what our users will do with all the new capacity."
"Soundtrap’s new no-fee product follows our parent company Spotify’s revamped free tier implemented a year ago. We're joining Spotify's lead in improving what's available to those who use our basic, no-fee product."
The news may be good for content creators, including podcasters, who are just starting out and looking for a solution to help get the job done in the short-term while offering additional features and integration in the future that competing offerings may lack. The move may also help Spotify make further inroads towards becoming one of the desired podcast platforms creators and consumers alike.