Yearly Archives: 2012

Ben 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.

This week we return to the world of comedy! We’d like to welcome comedy podcast Sideshow Network who host over 20 shows from some of the biggest names in comedy. This week we’ll feature three of the shows and we’ll feature some further shows in a future blog post on Voices.

First up, does anyone remember the Jerky Boys!? The Jerky Boys were the kings of prank phone call comedy and this podcast features insights and behind the scenes commentary on all of their classic recordings.

Next up The Comedy Mixtape is a show cast podcast on the best in stand up comedy. Basically a bunch of comedy nerds talking about standup it’s well worth a listen if you want to get up to speed on comedy.

Another blast from the past is Mr Tommy Chong from Cheech and Chong! Tommy Chong’s Pot-Cast is an insightful and hilarious look at the world of culture and comedy through the eyes of Tommy.

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 Becomes SoundCloud

Thanks to your feedback through months of private beta, we’re thrilled to be making a big announcement: today, the Next SoundCloud becomes SoundCloud for everyone.

What you hear and see today is the direct result of your input: this is your SoundCloud. For creators of music & audio like you, it means that you’ll be heard everywhere. For your friends, fans and followers, the new SoundCloud will make discovering, connecting and sharing sounds even easier and more fun.

It’s much more than just a redesign. Not only does SoundCloud look completely different, it has many exciting new features for you:

Reposts:

Grow your audience by seeing your sounds shared across the community, or build a following around your excellent taste by reposting sounds into your own stream for others to discover.

Sets:

Curate a collection with your own sounds or the sounds you love — it’s simple. Sets can be reposted and shared throughout the community, which will help you find new people to hear and share your sounds.

Continuous Play:

Hit play and continue exploring: keep listening while you discover even more music & audio. It’s seamless.

Search & Explore:

Find it, hear it: our improved search lets you find the music & audio you’re looking for. Not sure what you want? Explore lets you discover what’s new and hot.

And there’s more: the new SoundCloud is filled with tons of smaller details that we hope will make your experience better. You’ll see that we’ve improved timed comments and added keyboard shortcuts and a shuffle feature for the sounds you’ve liked. The new Activity tab keeps you informed about what’s happening around your music & audio in real time and a personalized ‘who to follow’ lists helps you find people like you.

This is only the beginning: in the coming weeks, we’ll be working on all areas of the web and mobile apps so that you can enjoy SoundCloud as a cross-platform experience.

On that note, we want to thank you not only for your help during the beta, but for making SoundCloud what it is: a fantastic community of sound creators and lovers where positive spirit, mutual respect and support has made this community one that you can all be proud of. Thank you. Stay awesome!

As always, we love your feedback: leave a comment to tell us what you like most about the new SoundCloud.

Ben 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.

The Israel and Gaza conflict has dominated the news recently. The coverage has been extensive with reports, videos, tweets and even sound providing the latest updates. SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at some of the coverage that has been shared via SoundCloud.

Some particular coverage that left an impression on thousands of people came via tweet linking to excerpt of a live report from BBC Gaza and West Bank correspondent Jon Donnison. Take a listen to the moment when a series of air strikes hit Gaza during Jon’s live report.

 

He also shared some of the celebrations once the ceasefire was announced.

Report Grégory Philipps from Radio France was also able to capture the sound of rockets and missiles, an incredibly scary and powerful sound.

Meanwhile, Al Jazeera have gathering civilian soundbites from Gaza and Israel and sharing them via their Facebook page. You can listen to them all here:

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.