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David AudioFinder now Uploads to SoundCloud

.. and as a SoundCloud user you get a $10 discount.

You sample creators most certainly know of the hassle organizing and finding your material. Maybe you’ve even stumbled upon a few different apps for managing your libraries? Since a few days one of the best managers, AudioFinder from Iced Audio, implemented support for a direct export to SoundCloud.

Managing, backing up and sharing your libraries has never been easier :)

Of course, doing so also gives you access to all the awesome features like widgets and the social tools you’ve come to love at SoundCloud. So, finally you can get some feedback on all those hours of recording, may that be birds singing in the woods or your old drum machine. Using SoundCloud you can post them to your blog, facebook or get involved with various recording groups.

Sit back, relax and cuddle up with your recorder as Ian Hooper give you a walk through the update.

As a celebration of this new feature add-on all SoundCloud users get a $10 discount link valid for the coming 30 days. Go get it at icedaudio.com/soundcloud!

David Scup: The New Super-Slick Desktop Uploader

Our friend Dorian Roy just released a brand new version of Scup; a super-slick AIR app that lets you upload audio files to your SoundCloud account straight from your desktop. We think it’s a great way to get your sounds into the cloud and add all the relevant meta data without opening your browser. Here’s a rundown of the features:

Scup works on both Mac and Windows as long as you have Adobe AIR installed. Head over to scup.dasflash.com and hit “Install Now”.

The first time you launch Scup, you need to connect it with your SoundCloud account. Once the connection is done, you can start uploading files by simply dragging and dropping them onto the app.

The files are uploaded in the background and on the right you’ll see a progress bar for each track. While your files are uploading, you’re able to add a title, description and other individual metadata for your tracks. Just click the little arrow next to the title to unfold all the options.

Scup automatically creates a new set for the added tracks and in the top you’re able to fill in the set info. A very handy feature is the possibility to type in set information and then use the “Copy fields to all tracks” button to add the information to the individual tracks. You can also add artwork to by simply dragging and dropping an image to the artwork field.

In the bottom of the app you’ll find a setting for making the set and tracks public or private. If you make it private you can invite people by adding their email addresses. This means they will get a notification that you’ve shared a track they can listen to on SoundCloud.com.

We really think Scup will be a useful tool and look forward to see more great third-party apps built on the SoundCloud API. Thanks for the great work Dorian!

What do you think? Try out the app and let us know your thoughts in the blog comments or send your feedback directly to Dorian.

Dave SoundCloud + The Hype Machine = ♥

hype-machine-logo We’re huge fans of the The Hype Machine at SoundCloud. And we have a sneaky suspicion that you might be too. Put simply, the The Hype Machine is the best place on the web to discover all the kick ass music that is being blogged about right now. They already use SoundCloud to host their fantastic radio show but we wanted to find a way to work more closely together. And we’re quite excited by the results.

The most important part of this is to tell you that The Hype Machine now detects SoundCloud players in the blogs that it aggregates. And as you probably know, the blog post and track are then sucked into the The Hype Machine. If you’re a blogger this means that you can use our players even more now and know that your post will show up on The Hype Machine.

This is exciting news in itself, but wait, it doesn’t stop there. When a fan listens to that track on The Hype Machine it’s actually streamed directly from SoundCloud. This means that if you’re the artist or label that has uploaded the track you’ll actually get stats on the number of times it has been played on The Hype Machine – as well as knowing exactly which blogs embedded your music in the first place. We’ve been busy building the most kick-ass stats for our users as possible and we think this is a great addition.

We think that this is all rather badass. The Hype Machine and the music blogs serve a massively important role in fans discovering new and exciting music. And it’s often the blogosphere that helps interesting new acts break to a wider audience. We’re thrilled to be part of that ecosystem, by allowing artists and labels to serve tracks directly to music bloggers via SoundCloud. And hopefully at the same time eliminating a lot of the hustle for the bloggers having to re-upload tracks to their own servers or use generic services like zmegasupersendfile.com

Here’s just a few of the releases you should be getting excited about. Go blog about them!