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« on: August 01, 2010, 06:29:39 AM »
Soundcloud

I recently bought a Soundcloud 'lite' account and I've started to use it a bit more actively now. I think it could be a very useful thing -
particularly having a 'widget' that you can paste all over the sites you frequent.

The 'private' features are pretty interesting as well.

Any one else using Soundcloud ? Thoughts, tips ?

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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 06:40:09 AM »
Yes, I have a free account. I have found it to be useful for exchanging demos, and I prefer it a lot to things like "Yousendit" and "Mediafire".

http://soundcloud.com/mystifiedthomas

I also like the timed comments, they can be fun and useful imo..

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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 01:34:44 PM »
There is a similar site called mixcloud which is free..

http://www.mixcloud.com/

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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 05:46:41 AM »
I'm loving Soundcloud now.  I got to beta test it a long time ago and then sort of stepped away from music (since I wasn't writing any) - now I'm back.  The share privately feature is awesome - the ability to put notes on the timeline - awesome.   Soundcloud is having growing pains and going down from time to time which is frustrating, but hopefully they'll work that out.   I'll likely be springing for a premium account fairly soon for my main Relaxed Machinery account.

Relaxed Machinery artists:

http://soundcloud.com/relaxed-machinery

[ edit:  See post below for full list...]

A few others I follow that might be on interest to forum members:

http://soundcloud.com/12k
http://soundcloud.com/adamned-age  (Hanne Adam)
http://soundcloud.com/altusmusic  (Mike Carrs)
http://soundcloud.com/birdsofpassagemusic  (Alicia Merz)
http://soundcloud.com/eyescastdown
http://soundcloud.com/maras-torment (Rik Maclean)
http://soundcloud.com/l-r-1  (Leonardo Rosado / Subterminal)
http://soundcloud.com/mapmap (Marcus Fischer)
http://soundcloud.com/modelcitizen (Adam Williams)
http://soundcloud.com/parallel-worlds (Bakis Sirros)
http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2 (David Thompson / Phobos)
http://soundcloud.com/specta_ciera (Devin Underwood)
http://soundcloud.com/vireo322 (Phillip Wilkerson)
http://soundcloud.com/yellow6 (Jon Attwood)


« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 12:50:14 PM by jkn »
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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 02:43:04 AM »
I'm starting to get into Soundcloud a bit more and it's been pretty positive so far.

Everything streams well - I'm on a stone-age 'broadband' connection and everything plays without stuttering

The free account allows a user to have 2 hours of music and from what I can make out, that could be in any number of formats - uncompressed wav or whatever rate mp3s. You're not limited by file size, but by duration.

The timeline comments idea is quite unique (and useful).
Pity its player can't be embedded in this forum - well I can't figure it out, that's not to say it can't be done !

Mixcloud is more of a cloudcast/radio thing - different but still interesting, though.

cheers
Pete

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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 04:25:21 AM »
I am using Soundcloud and have found it very useful, I have a free account at the moment but will probably upgrade to the Lite version later when I have more stuff to put on.
I agree that the streaming is very good, no dropouts or stuttering and being able to post comments along the timeline of the track is superb
I would definately recommend it to anyone, and the option of being able to choose a free account is  good way to start off to see if it suits your needs :)
http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2
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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 12:49:37 PM »
I updated the main Relaxed Machinery soundcloud account to link to the new artists and the ones that simply hadn't signed up to soundcloud yet.  Either go to the main account:  http://soundcloud.com/relaxed-machinery    and all artists are linked on the right - or links are below:

http://soundcloud.com/bob-ohrum (Bob Ohrum)
http://soundcloud.com/chris-russell (Chris Russell)
http://soundcloud.com/stevebrand (Steve Brand)
http://soundcloud.com/ivelost  (Bobby Jones I've Lost)
http://soundcloud.com/endoflogic    (pne sinn / Geoff Small)
http://soundcloud.com/beed-and-fascia (Clint Newton / Beed and Fascia)
http://soundcloud.com/iambetacloud  (Carl Pace / Beta Cloud)
http://soundcloud.com/nettless (Toni Viholainen / Nettless)
http://soundcloud.com/l-r-1  (Leonardo Rosado / Subterminal)
http://soundcloud.com/ishq (Matt Hillier / Ishq / Elve)
http://soundcloud.com/benjamindauer (Benjamin Dauer)
Max Corbacho
http://soundcloud.com/john-koch-northrup (John Koch-Northrup / formerly Interstitial)
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Re: Soundcloud
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 12:17:07 AM »
I'm on SC as well:
http://soundcloud.com/false_mirror

I had registered there while it was still in the beta phase but hadn't really used it much.