Dave Here's SoundDrop!

The DropBox is one of the main ways for people to distribute their tracks to SoundCloud users – whether that’s labels receiving demos, DJ’s receiving promos or studios receiving masters etc. For many it’s become an essential part of their daily workflow. And so naturally the DropBox feature received a lot of attention by a couple of projects at Music Hack Day.

As we wrote about earlier this week, our API allows developers to build lots of cool tools to make doing the things that you need to do on SoundCloud much easier. One such tool that we wanted to get you excited about today is a new app called SoundDrop. Developed at Music Hack Day by Greg Lloyd, Arthur Carabott and Robin ‘DonkDJ‘ Watson, SoundDrop makes it easy for users to audition the tracks in their DropBox in one go by taking a carefully selected sample of each track and combining them as a single track in your SoundCloud account.

It’s not quite ready for primetime yet but we wanted to whet your appetites nonetheless. Here’s a quick teaser video so that you can check it out. Tell us what you think.

SoundDrop Screencast from SoundDrop on Vimeo.

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/klein.chris Chris Klein

    Woah, cool stuff!

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/klein.chris Chris Klein

    Woah, cool stuff!

  • Tim

    I'm confused. The text writeup makes it sound as if a sample of the song is added to the full “Sound Drop” — as in perhaps a carefull selected 32 bar chunk… But the video implies that it takes all of the full tracks, and just merges it into one long soundcloud file, like a mix, and then can pull up the individual tracks by comment boxes~
    Which is it?

  • timtilberg

    I'm confused. The text writeup makes it sound as if a sample of the song is added to the full “Sound Drop” — as in perhaps a carefull selected 32 bar chunk… But the video implies that it takes all of the full tracks, and just merges it into one long soundcloud file, like a mix, and then can pull up the individual tracks by comment boxes~
    Which is it?

  • gplloyd

    Hi timtilberg

    The SoundDrop app takes a selected sample (about 20 secs) of each of the tracks the user selects from their drop box, and combines them into one track (a SoundDrop). The SoundDrop is then uploaded to the users SoundCloud account with timed comments linking to each of the original tracks (if they are already on SoundCloud).

    Hope that clarifies it :)

    Cheers,

    Greg

  • gplloyd

    Hi timtilberg

    The SoundDrop app takes a selected sample (about 20 secs) of each of the tracks the user selects from their drop box, and combines them into one track (a SoundDrop). The SoundDrop is then uploaded to the users SoundCloud account with timed comments linking to each of the original tracks (if they are already on SoundCloud).

    Hope that clarifies it :)

    Cheers,

    Greg

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-D-Buchanan/1794897247 Scott D Buchanan

    GREAT STUFF

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-D-Buchanan/1794897247 Scott D Buchanan

    GREAT STUFF

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