SOUNDWISE DOWNLOAD FAQs
Please read the following FAQs for support on how to download your Soundwise backing and demo tracks.
What is SoundWise?
SoundWise is the website where you can download the backing and demo tracks that come with each song in the Rock & Pop songbooks. SoundWise also offers an iOS app which allows you to access your tracks on your iPhone and iPad, but you must first enter your code in a browser to add your tracks to your account. There is no app for Android, although you can download a zip file of all your tracks to a computer and transfer to any compatible device for use offline.
Do I have to use the SoundWise iPhone or iPad app?
No, you don't have to use the SoundWise app for iPhone or iPad. You can download and access your tracks through the SoundWise website. The SoundWise iOs app is simply another optional way to access the tracks once you have downloaded them via the website.
Do I have to pay extra for my backing tracks?
No. Once you’ve bought a Trinity Rock & Pop songbook, you can download the backing tracks for each of the songs in that book for free, using the code found on the inside cover of the book.
Where can I find my unique download code?
You will find your download code in one of two places:
- sent to you via email if you purchased your ebook from the Trinity College London Store –please copy and paste the code directly into SoundWise
- printed inside the back cover of your physical Trinity book
How do I access the tracks?
Please follow these steps to download your backing and demo track(s) from the SoundWise website:
- Visit www.soundwise.co.uk using a web browser and click on ENTER YOUR CODE
- A new box will appear. Click SIGNUP (unless you already have an account with Soundwise). Enter your details and click SIGNUP
- A new box will appear. Enter the code printed on the inside cover of your Rock & Pop songbook and click ACTIVATE
- Your tracks will then appear in your account in your Library, where you can listen to them whilst you are connected to the internet. You can also now download all the tracks for the grade to play in your preferred media player (such as iTunes) or transfer to another device such as a mobile phone, tablet or memory stick. See ‘How do I download songs?’.
The code I’ve entered doesn’t seem to be working, what’s gone wrong?
SoundWise is case sensitive – please ensure that you are entering the capital and lower-case characters as shown in your book.
For books printed in or after July 2020 (see page 1 of your book), pay special attention to the highlighted letters below, which can easily be misread.
For books printed between mid-September 2017 and July 2020 (see page 1 of your book), please refer to the character map below to help you read your code. For example, note that the zero has a dot inside it, and see how this differs from the the upper and lower case ‘O’. Please contact us if you are still experiencing difficulties.
For some books printed in or before September 2017, we are aware there has been an issue around similarities between lower-case L (l) and capital I, and capital O and zero (0). Please double check these characters carefully, and contact us if you are still experiencing difficulties.
Can I access SoundWise using any web browser?
For the best performance, we recommend using current versions of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Microsoft Edge, all of which we have tested. Some older web browsers (such as Internet Explorer v11 and earlier) are incompatible.
Can I access SoundWise via my tablet or smartphone?
Once you have activated your code and added your track(s) to your account via the website, you can then also access these tracks on iPads and iPhones by downloading the Soundwise app in the Apple iTunes Store and logging in to your account. Android is not supported at this time.
|Please note: You can only set up a SoundWise account, activate your code and download your track(s) on the SoundWise website and not via the app. Once you have downloaded your tracks to your account using the website, you can then access these via the app by logging in to your account.
How do I download songs to transfer to iTunes or a memory stick?
From your Soundwise library, open the relevant Trinity Rock & Pop Album and choose ‘Download All’, which appears at the bottom of the song list. This will download a ZIP file to your computer, containing all the audio files for the grade in .M4A format. In most cases, double-clicking this ZIP file should open it automatically, from where the audio files can be copied to your desired location, e.g. a folder on your computer, or to a memory stick. These files can then be played offline or imported into iTunes.
Do I need internet access to download and listen to my tracks?
Yes, if you are accessing SoundWise via the website, you need to be connected to the internet. If you are using the SoundWise app on iPhone or iPad, you can either use the internet or your mobile data. Please check your data usage before use. If you have downloaded the tracks to a computer, unzipped the file and transferred these into iTunes or another player, you will now be able to play them whenever you like without an internet connection.
Can I access my tracks on multiple devices?
Yes. You can use SoundWise on your computer, iPhone or iPad. Simply make sure you log in with the same account information. If you are using SoundWise in ‘Guest Mode’, your information will not be available and you will not be able to access your downloads.
The SoundWise app doesn’t seem to be working, what’s gone wrong?
You can only set up a SoundWise account, activate your code and download your track(s) on the SoundWise website and not via the app. Once you have downloaded your tracks to your account using the website, you can then access these via the app.
Is SoundWise available for the 2012-2017 Rock & Pop syllabus?
No, at this time, only backing and demo tracks for the Rock & Pop syllabus from 2018 are available to access through SoundWise.
If you’re still experiencing difficulties, or if you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call Trinity on +44 (0)20 7820 6100 or email us at email@example.com.