Songzap is developed by RT60 Ltd, led by Professor Rob Toulson and Dr Mike Exarchos. You’re in good hands, we are experts in music education and are successful music artists and music producers too – Mike even holds an MTV award for his original work! We built the app for you and for ourselves too, so that we can have fun creating songs, responding to inspiration and taking musical ideas to a higher level.

We are successful, experienced and passionate music app developers. In particular, our iDrumTune Pro and Drummer ITP apps have both been the Number 1 iPhone music apps in over 80 countries to date, and those numbers are still growing! We have also consulted, collaborated and assisted on many groundbreaking music technology projects for partners including Warner Music Group, DTS, Audio Analytic, Prism Sound, ARM, RPG Acoustics, London College of Music, UK Music Producers Guild, Domino Records, University of Westminster, Anglia Ruskin University and University of West London. 

Rob Toulson

Prof Rob is our Founder and Technical Director. Rob started his career as an automotive software engineer with a doctorate in digital signal processing, before following his passion and moving into the field of music technology. Rob has held a number of academic research roles in his career, including Professor of Creative Industries at University of Westminster and Director of the CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. Rob’s also a successful musician, music producer and sound designer, having worked with many artists including Talvin Singh and Mediaeval Baebes, who have previously topped the UK Classical Music Chart. Rob is an author and editor on a number of music-related books and articles, including Drum Sound and Drum Tuning, published by Routledge in 2021. His sound design work has been included in films by BAFTA Winner Shreepali Patel, which have been showcased and exhibited at Glastonbury Festival, The V&A Museum, The Natural History Museum and the Ruskin Digital Gallery.

Mike Exarchos (aka Stereo Mike)

Dr Mike is Creative Director of RT60. Mike holds a doctorate in hip-hop musicology and is an award-winning rap artist (first MTV Best Greek Act winner), with nominations for multiple VMAs and an MTV Europe Music Award. He has led programmes in recording, mixing, mastering and production at various UK universities, and has published with Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic, and the journals of Popular Music, Popular Music Studies and Popular Music Education. Mike’s self-produced album, Xli3h, has been included in the 30 Best Greek hip-hop albums of all time and he is the first Greek artist to ever perform at SXSW Festival. Mike’s studio career began as a sound engineer at Vault Recording Studios in London, where he worked with pioneering British hip-hop acts, including Klashnekoff, Bury Crew, Skinnyman and Taskforce. Under his Stereo Mike alias, he’s produced three critically-acclaimed solo albums, and numerous singles for international artists on labels such as EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner Music. Mike’s latest book Reimagining Sample-based Hip Hop, published by Routledge (2024), is accompanied by a 69-track album of hip-hop instrumentals created entirely out of self-made samples.

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