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Gigajam to expand into Hong Kong education market from 2011

Breaking News –

Following the completion of successful discussions, which  started at the British Education Teaching with Technology show in London in January 2010, Gigajam has appointed ETC Edutech to represent the sale of Gigajam products in Hong Kong.

Brian Greene MD of Gigajam said, “It is an exciting development for us with Gigajam now being available through trusted partners in Australia, Netherlands, Finland and now Hong Kong. These are small steps for us as we remain focused and committed to completing a successful mission in the UK before attempting to execute a genuine global expansion. That being said, we are delighted that these opportunities are coming our way and they will provide solid stepping stones for us as we expand our reach.”

More to follow.

Gigajam will appear in the 2011 Catalogue for ETC Eductech and will be represented by the company locally. 

For more information please contact:

Brian Greene brian.greene@gigajam.com

Tel 0800 055 6797

Mob 07976 208859

Gigajam add Steinberg Sequel 2 in new online music technology studio

Gigajam have added ‘The studio’ to its Online Music School. The Studio is designed to support the use of music technology in school as part of Gigajam’s vision of the Music Classroom for the Future.

 The elearning partnership with Gigajam and Yamaha was launched at BETT in January 2010 and is the perfect partnership of;  Gigajam’s digital curriculum for the guitar, bass, keyboard and drums and Yamaha’s great range of portable and affordable MIDI instruments.

eLearning partnership

The concept of creating new musicians with the digital curriculum and interactive musical instruments, means that students, in the classroom can Learn to Play. They can then Perform in a Band by applying their skills to playing live .  The next step is to then take the developing musical competence to compose & record which is where Steinberg’s unqiue suite of desktop recording applications come in.

Music Classroom for the Future

Music Classroom for the Future Presentation

The studio environment we have created comprises of a downloadable version of Steinberg’s Sequel 2 which can be downloaded and installed and used freely for up to 45 days.

In addition to the free trial download, Steinberg have provided 8 music technology tutorials to help you understand how to get the most from recording and composing with Sequel. The list of tutorials available are as follows: 

Introduction: Install Steinberg Sequel 2 Trial

Download and install Sequel 2. There are details instuctions to ensure simple installation.  

Lesson 1 : Sequel 2 Tutorial

This 10 minute video tutorial introduces you to Sequel 2 and will provide you with the building blocks to start recording and composing.  

Lesson 2 : Controller Learning Functions

In this lesson there are four videos designed to support you making the most of your harware controller.  

Lesson 3 : Virtual Keyboards

These two video tutorials outline how to use your computer keyboard and mouse as virtual controller keyboards.  

Lesson 4 : Tapping out a Tempo

This video tutorial shows you how to work out the tempo of an given piece of audio.  

Lesson 5 : Using Track Icons

Here we outline how to use track icons to make your project easier to navigate.  

Lesson 6 : Freezing a Track to Save CPU

Learn about freezing a tracks effects to free up CPU power.  

Lesson 7 : Using The Media Bay

Discover the new Media Bay and how to use it effectively.  

Lesson 8 : Reverse Clip Effect

Learn how to apply an effect to an audio clip, in this example we use the Reverse Clip effect.

We are looking to develop the studio offer with Steinberg and expand the depth and range of Music Technology tutorials on offer.

Steinberg are planning the release for an innovative new unlimited site licence for schools which will make using high quality desktop recording available at school and at home in an affordable plan. Details to follow soon.

For further information on the Gigajam Sequel Studio then please visit  http://gigajamvle.com/content/studio.aspx 

Contacts

Brian Greene|Gigajam|Managing Director| email brian.greene@gigajam.com

Andrew Shravemade|Steinberg |Education and Product Training UK| email a.schravemade@steinberg.de

All Bolton Schools can access Gigajam via Bolton’s Learning Platform

Service Update

Bolton Council Hub

Gigajam VLE is now accessible to all Bolton Schools using Bolton’s learning platform.

Teachers and pupils simply need to login to Bolton’s learning platform and,  from the Learning Links,  follow the Gigajam logo.

Gigajam is using single sign on technology and have developed access with partners Uniservity who are authenticating users. The first time a user logs in they  will need to create the simplest of account forms on Gigajam VLE; thereafter users will be simply logged straight in from the Learning Link.

Teachers can gain access to Gigajam’s assessment for learning engine functionality, which provides a staff room where teachers can create classes of students, monitor pupils work and leave feedback. Access to the recently launched Arts Award Programme of Study is included.

 Teachers just need to log in and create an account and then send an email to brian.greene@gigajam.com .  We will then convert your account to a teacher account.

For more information and technical support please contact Brian Greene at Gigajam brian.greene@gigajam.com .

For Bolton teachers wishing to discuss their involvement with the project then please contact  Wendy Austin, Bolton Learning Platform Team  wendy.austin@bolton.gov.uk.

Bolton Council Hub http://clc2.uniservity.com/Grouphomepage.asp?GroupId=264652