Here we are on christmas eve sitting and trying to relax, spend time with our families and not think about the Cloud and the cool stuff we’re working on at the moment. I’d like to take the opportunity here and paraphrase a website we deeply respect:
The SoundCloud team never sleeps, it only waits.
…for the site update which is due in the next few days!
Our Ruth release is up but we’ve been busy hunting and squashing some more bugs that have been creeping up since…sorry if you had troubles in the last couple of days, we’re working our asses off to make sure everything will run smoothly for christmas. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help if you have any problems…
On the community front, we’re slowly but surely heading to platinum status: 1000. Yes, there’s soon going to be 1000 peeps on SoundCloud! We’re all excited of course, but Alex was so thrilled that he decided to cut his hair as a statement…and he promised to shave his dome if there’s 1000 more users before february! Keep sending these invites people… ;-)
Extra special thanks to my old schoolmate Owain for bringing some of the UK’s finest electronic producers to SoundCloud! We will soon all bounce to the sounds of Luke Solomon , Vince Watson and Rob Mello …
We’re about to head to a special Christmas Party organized by the nice folks at Ableton. It’s at the 103 Club and apparently there’s going to be some secret performances so we’re all looking forward to this!
Stay tuned for the new release of the site next week! Among other wonderful things, you’ll be able to ask for a daily or weekly digest e-mail that collects all the notifications you wish to be informed about…
F-R-E-S-H, fresh, fresh. fresh, yo that’s fresh! We just finished another update of the site with some nifty new features! Many thanks to all the cloud testers for helping us out, keep sending us your excellent feedback. This is how happy we get when you send us all the good feedback!
Here’s a rundown of some additions to the SC platform:
- New basic “search” feature for users and tracks: located at the bottom of the page, in the “crowds” and “music” segments, this function will help you find your favorite artists and tracks.
- New audio formats supported: now you can upload up to 24bit/192 Khz uncompressed, as well as flac, ogg/vorbis and more. And the uploader is much smoother too!
- New “favorite” notification: you’ll get info in your dashboard when somebody favorites your track.
- New player feature: now you can jump directly to a certain point in the track by simply typing in a time value (underneath the play button, in the field that shows the current length of the track). Kind of like a sequencer.
We also had a major bug-squashing session and now we have more (binary) blood on our hands than Shackleton! But the result is that the site currently runs much smoother (better pagination, correct “discogs” input field, etc…), so there’s more to enjoy for all the clouders…
Show us your love by becoming our friend at myspace ! And if you can’t get enough of social networks (like we do), you should join our group and support our product at Facebook!
The SoundCloud team hopes that you’ll enjoy your weekend and the new site!