Monthly Archives: May 2012

Evan SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

It’s been a busy week for us here at SoundCloud. As many of you may have heard, yesterday we announced the ‘Next’ SoundCloud! The newer, cleaner, stronger, faster version of SoundCloud is currently in private beta, but don’t worry ‘clouders…you’ll be able to get your hands on it soon!

 

SoundCloud is for sound creators and consumers alike, but there are a few awesome new features for those of you looking to find and share new sounds from within the community. To check out all those features and more, head on over to next.soundcloud.com for more.

To celebrate our ‘level-up’ a few favorite SoundClouders sent us some congratulatory messages!

Here’s Baratunde Thurston’s message to SoundCloud, complete with a custom intro theme-song!

Next, Glynn Washington of NPR’s Snap Judgment dropped us a line!

 

 

And finally, two of the SoundCloud Community Heroes took a second to tell us why they originally fell in love with SoundCloud.

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

David The Next SoundCloud

Today is a special day for us and we’re so thrilled to finally be able to share with you what we’ve been working on for a while:

Next SoundCloud, meet the Community. Community, meet Next SoundCloud, the next phase of our mission to unmute the web.

Since 2008, we’ve been focused on building the best social sound platform on the web. Today, SoundCloud has grown to over 15 million with more interests and needs of SoundCloud. With Next, we are taking a first step to reflect this. What you can expect from Next:

See more:

  • A more interactive waveform player
  • A simpler and more attractive profile
Share more:
  • New reposts let your friends, fans and followers repost your sounds and sets for others to hear
  • Real-time notifications to keep you up-to-date the second something happens
Hear more:
  • Play your sounds continuously: press play, explore and keep listening
  • Forget playlists. Sets let you build collections of sounds you like in one Waveform
Find more:
  • Easier and more intuitive navigation, including keyboard shortcuts
  • New search with faster, better results and search suggestions

The Next SoundCloud will be available in a private beta immediately. Learn more and request access here:

http://next.soundcloud.com

We will be gradually rolling out access to Next and plan to use the beta to make updates and add additional features to Next based on your input. As always, we’re listening, so please use the feedback form in the About section. We can’t wait to hear what you say.

And finally, thank you to Snoop Dogg for the amazing congratulatory voice message:

David Found Sounds: The Sound of Baseball

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. 

The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the sound of hot dog vendors and the “thwack” of a ball hitting a glove: baseball season has started once again!

In this weeks edition of Found Sounds we are going to take a listen to some different sounds that are heard at baseball games! First, listen to the “sound print” recorded at Haight & Ashbury after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series.

Next, we have the sounds of baseball from Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York (arguably one of the most baseball frenzied places in the world!)

Lastly we had not one, but two sounds from Fenway park in Boston! The first sound is after a Homerun was hit and the last is a sound recording during the conclusion of a game.

Thanks everyone for tuning into this weeks Found Sounds! For more Found Sounds, check out our archive here. If you have your own Found Sounds that you would like to contribute to the blog, please add them to our dedicated group here.