Gigajam is an interactive online music school available anytime, anywhere through a web browser.

Our home user service is designed for users with a personal subscription or membership and can be found at Gigajamonline. Users who have access via an educational establishment (Local Authority, Music Education Hub, University, College or School) can find their service at Gigajam Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Browser Technology

Windows, MAC, Tablet & Smart Phones

You do not need any specialist equipment to use and enjoy learning with Gigajam. Simply follow the instructions, watch the videos, and play along with the exercises and songs using our audio player in your devices browser using whatever instrument you have available.

Our lessons are easy to follow and are characterised by small bite sized learning chunks and our Gigajam Exercise Windows. After a small amount of narrated instruction you have the Gigajam Exercise Windows which contains:

  • Musical Notation,
  • Video of the exercise being performed by the instructor
  • Audio backing track to play along with in the browser
  • YouTube Video recording widget – record a video and link to your portfolio for marking and graded exam evidence

Detailed instructions on How Gigajam Works and How to use Gigajam are found on our new Support Page

Gigajam Exercise Window – Instruction, Notation, Backing Track, Video and YouTube video recording

The lessons are easy to follow, great to play along with and enable you to receive feedback from a professional music tutor, by linking your video to your portfolio. Tracking your progress and submitting your portfolio for an internationally recognised award can all be done through your browser without any connections or cables nor visits to a tutor or examination centre. Full details of this is found on our Online Tutor Marking Service page.

Desktop Technology

Xtractor 5

Play along/Record/Analyse software – Windows 11/ 10 / 8 / 7

Gigajam Xtractor X5 is a unique and truly interactive media player that allows students to play along, record, analyse and upload exercises from the Gigajam course. Available on Windows PCs.

If you want to be able to record your performances you need to use a laptop/desktop and download and install our award winning Xtractor software. You can then receive and save analysis of to your portfolio using our award winning Analyser software. Our Xtractor/Analyser software works using General MIDI and you can use any General MIDI device.

Our dedicated Xtractor/Analyser support is found here


GIgajam Xtractor X5 Play Along, Recording, Analysing and Uploading software for Windows


Analysis Engine

Gigajam Xtractor X5 contains the Analyser software that automatically, analyses your performances. Simply record a performance and the press the A button on Xtractor to see a note for note assessment of your performance with a % score. Available as part of Xtractor 5 on Windows PCs.

Our dedicated Xtractor/Analyser support is found here

Gigajam Analyser compares your performance to the exercise in real time
Gigajam Analyser X5 compares your performance to the exercise in real time

Download Xtractor

Please download the latest version of Xtractor for Windows 10 & 11 users here.

The download will begin immediately and then be found at the bottom left of the webpage.

If you need any help installing Xtractor, or connecting your instrument then please email, We are keen to get you up and running ASAP. Response will be within 24 hours and often much sooner.

After downloading checkout your first free lessons or subscribe to GIgajamonline.

Xtractor Synth (Beta)

Windows 11/ 10 / 8 / 7

XtractorSynth combines a MIDI SoundFont engine, with a MIDI loop device. It is intended to be a low latency replacement for the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth that is included in Windows.

This allows Xtractor to be used with controller keyboards and other MIDI devices without a built in hardware synth, such as some drum machines and guitar controllers without the latency that has previously been a big problem for these devices.

Download Xtractor Synth freely from here

Xtractor 5 – OSX

Parrallels for MAC

There is no native Xtractor for MAC OSX and we recommend that you consider using the Browser Technology for play along and recording with video. Our Online Tutor Marking Service is detailed here.

If you want to try and use the Desktop software Xtractor 5, you will need to use dual boot, or  install Parallels to run windows on your Mac. For full details and purchase visit here

For more information please contact us

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