David Record, Edit, and Publish Your Sounds On-the-Go

Today we released a major update to our mobile apps!

Our mobile apps let anyone record and share sounds on the go, and (just quietly) we think they’re pretty great. But we’ve spent a lot of time understanding how you use them to record everything from interviews to rehearsals, and worked hard to deliver a killer set of features that put even more power in your hands.

Pause for thought

We’ve added Pause & Resume so that recordings can be started, stopped and continued as many times as needed. This is great for recording longer segments of audio, or working around interruptions.

The essence of your sound

With the new trim feature, you can capture the essence of a sound by correcting mistakes and cutting unwanted sections from your recordings. Any time the recording is paused, simply drag the sliders in from the edges of the waveform to trim your sound down to the part you want to keep. If something interrupts your sound recording, it’s now simple to remove the offending section and continue the recording.

Trim is also useful when you’re waiting for a special moment (e.g. an announcement, the chimes of a bell, the roar of a crowd when a point is scored at a sports game, etc.). You can now start a recording and leave it running until the special moment occurs, then trim away the rest, leaving the most relevant sound ready for sharing.

Broadcast journalist Neal Augenstein, who exclusively uses his phone to record and edit his work, had a sneak preview of these new features and had this to say about them:

“So far I’m digging the new SoundCloud iPhone app. The trimming feature is (not surprisingly for SoundCloud) well thought out, and easy to use. They keep improving the product, making it easier for me to do my job.”

Fade in, Fade out on Android

Android users can take advantage of a useful new fade in/out filter… apply this effect to loud recordings to achieve a smoother start and ending.

Forgotten your earphones? Introducing Private Listening…

On the iPhone, we added a feature we call ‘Private Listening’: when you’re playing sounds through the loudspeaker, simply hold the handset up to your ear as if you were taking a phone call and the audio will be re-routed to the phone speaker. Private listening is ideal for listening to private messages, or for sneaking a listen to some great new sounds without letting others know what you’re hearing.

If you already have the SoundCloud app installed, you will be able to update it today. If not, what are you waiting for? You can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

  • Anonymous

    No Windows Phone app :(

  • yourcustomer

    Nice (not) that I had to read about this on Facebook, instead of hearing it from you , who I pay every month. Thanks for keeping us, your clients, right on up there in the list of priorities and up to date there.

  • David Bowman

    WELL I’M GRATEFUL WITHOUT ANY SNOTTINESS OR SACASM. I JUST HAVE TO BUY A CELL PHONE. LOL. I NEVER HAD ONE EVER.

  • ooscarr

    On Android, please preferExternal

  • manasseh nand

    No windows ph app yet?? so no way i shud expect symbian app :(
    sigh…
    good for Android ppl

  • Anonymous

    What’s a “Windows Phone?” :)

  • Guest

    ^^ I kid, I kid.

  • Anonymous

    ^^ Kidding, of course.

  • guido

    You make me want to start reading comments again. Thank you and good luck to you with that nasty case of Athlete’s Foot.

  • David Bowman

    THANKS A MILLION 4 ERASING MY LONG DRAWN OUT DEBBIE DOWNER STORY OF PERSONAL WOE. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY UGLY TRUTH.

  • David Bowman

    LIKE ALL POST I TWITTER

  • David Bowman

    TO THINK I WENT TO LOOK AT CELL PHONES TODAY . WOW I MUST HAVE WASTED YOUR TIME AS MUCH AS I WASTED MINE:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/fevoice Frank Eriksen

    Can’t do any real editing yet. At least on iPad version. Trimming is okay. But for something more professional, you need an editing app like Twisted Wave.

  • Johnny

    If I have to use Farcebook then no thanks. I can’t stand Fakebook

  • cody

    No blackberry support?

  • http://twitter.com/unknwntrr Wenzel Massag

    Blackberry doesn’t even show up in the usage stats anymore… (correct me if I’m wrong). So developing for it makes no sense.

  • http://twitter.com/unknwntrr Wenzel Massag

    It’s interesting to see the subtle changes developers hide in their apps to make them feel more “iOS-ish” or “android-ish”. The background of this app for example. And although I’m not considering to switch, I like the matte-look of android sometimes better than the glossy look my iPhone uses…

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    You don’t have to use Facebook to use the app, you can sign up with your email

  • Sean

    A mono/stereo option would be nice.

  • http://www.bdwrekordings.com/ Barry Euphorik

    Does the android app install on the sd card or is it installed on the phones internal memory? Not much space left on my phone.