SoundCloud is a new German start-up that is going to bring a smile on music producers’ faces :) It’s a site specialized in sending out audio tracks easily and in just a couple of clicks. The concept is nothing new really, we all used services like YouSendIt, music collaboration sites, p2p and FTP servers to get the job done, but SoundCloud is now here to fill in the gaps specifically missing for audio.
Incredibly user-friendly and comprehensible, the interface guides you through the process of sending, tagging and describing your tracks in a snap.
Including just the right amount of social features, SoundCloud makes it easy to collaborate and share music for your projects. In your profile you can include your artist description and preview your uploaded tracks. When you click on a track you are taken to its sub menu where you see the waveform on which you can post comments at specific cues, download or stream it, share it via an embeddable widget and so on. Unfortunately, WordPress.com does not support the widget but the image below is what it would normally look like:
When uploading a track you can can tag it, specify the bpm, indicate the genre, upload artwork etc. Everything is thought out to make sending music for the purpose of professional collaborations easy, even for the technologically challenged. Other interesting features like an audio drop-box make it easy for people to send you their files and create some collab opportunities. I encourage you to take a tour of the service here.
Oh and there are no limitations to the size and formats of the files you want to send, whether the recipient is a SoundCloud member or not (!)
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