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Jami Android and iOS Update!

Today we’re launching version 2.5 of our apps for iOS and Android.

The biggest development: sets are here on iPhone and Android. You’ve been able to create and hear them in your stream on the web for a while; now you can create, share and hear sets on your mobile, too. We’ll be adding the functionality to the iPad app in the coming weeks.

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Build new collections of your favorite music & audio, or add individual sounds to sets that you’ve already started building. Plus, a new filter in the search tab lets you look for sets that other community members have put together.

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You might notice that the Record button has moved: to help you discover and hear more with the app, we’ve shifted things around to make way for sets and more features (watch this space). iPhone users can find it in the ‘More’ menu. If you’re on Android, just swipe to find it in the side menu.

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For iOS users, we’ve also given the UI an update, making it cleaner, sharper and simpler. Look out for the updated app icon, too.

We hope you’ll give the new apps a spin. As always, they’re free to download from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Let us know how you like the updates! We’re looking forward to your feedback.

Jami Creator Clubhouse, Signing Off

Wow, Austin, thank you! We’re still catching our breath after two jam-packed days celebrating with the community at the SoundCloud Creator Clubhouse.

We kicked off by welcoming Tumblr and SoundCloud community members to a joint meetup. We hosted performances by established and emerging SoundCloud artists and podcasters.

And Snoop Lion even dropped by to premiere his new film, Birds of a Feather, about his collaboration with Polish pop star Iza Lach. Snoop and Iza started making music together after he came across her tunes on SoundCloud; less than a year later, they’d co-produced 160 songs.

SoundCloud Pro user singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh took to the mic at the SoundCloud/Tumblr community meetup.

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Mitzi’s smooth electro disco was a perfect accompaniment to the lakeside sunset.

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While violin riffs by Barnaby Saints added unique flavour to the Grammy Amplifier Showcase.

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We had a packed house at 4 PM for Red Bull Sound Select pick Cherub, with a unique, stripped-back take on their usual electro-pop sound.

There were live comedy performances, featuring Chris Hardwick of The Nerdist who spoke with Rooster Teeth as well as Earwolf, creators and producers of hilarious comedy shows.

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The line was around the block to catch Island Def Jam’s The-Dream, while Usher and Snoop Lion watched from the decks.

SoundCloud’s CTO Eric Wahlforss announced the launch of our new Pro accounts. Afterwards, he talked all about it with SoundCloud Chicago Hero Jaime Black.

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Thanks to Feedmagnet, we were able to keep up with all the #creatorclubhouse buzz.

We were also excited for everyone to experience our collaborations with local artists, who experimented with sound as a design tool.

Creator Clubhouse art directors Public School created a living waveform from 5000 feet of paracord.

And Houndstooth Studio built a lighting installation that responded to the sound system and a midi controller in the crowd.

Big thanks goes out to all of our partners who worked with us to make the Clubhouse Austin’s unofficial creative hub for two days last week. But our biggest thanks goes out to you, the community, for creating so much that’s worth celebrating. We loved meeting all of you who made it down to the Clubhouse last week. Hope to see even more of you in Austin next year!

Jami Introducing SoundCloud Pro

Following the great feedback you’ve sent us over the last few months, we’re excited today to be able to give you a heads up: we’re launching brand new subscription plans. Simpler and better value, SoundCloud Pro will make it even easier for you to share your sounds and grow your audience.

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Our Pro and Pro Unlimited plans will replace Premium Lite, Solo, Pro and Pro Plus. Easier to use, they offer more upload minutes for your money, plus access to the tools that matter the most to you.

We really appreciate all of you who’ve already been using Premium to share your sounds, making such a huge contribution to the SoundCloud community. If you’re already a Premium subscriber, you can now upgrade your account to Pro at no extra cost.

More news: we’ve also been working on some improvements to the platform. When we introduced the new SoundCloud last December, one thing that you told us was that you needed us to improve the tools you use for posting sounds, as well as communication tools. So we’ve been rebuilding upload and messaging from scratch, making them native to the new platform, and Flash-free.

Look out for the updated tools, coming very soon: we’ll be rolling them out and building their functionality as we go. We’re also making private messaging simpler as part of the process, clearing up things that have caused technical issues and spam in the past. Get the full lowdown on what’s changed in the FAQs.

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And we’re also experimenting with some more visual profiles and sounds. Pro Partner profiles are in beta: they have a different layout, plus ‘Moving Sounds’, which enhance sounds with dynamic visuals. We’re working with some selected partners to test them out. Our plan is to find out what elements work best, and then to integrate them into your full SoundCloud experience. We’ll keep you posted.

You’re the heart of SoundCloud, making it the rich, positive and supportive community of sound creators and lovers that it is, and we hope these changes will help to make your experience better. Let us know what you think! As always, we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback.