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David Nifty Thursday: Tweetback For Favorites

We rolled out a nifty little feature yesterday: if you have your Twitter account connected with SoundCloud and somebody who also has their Twitter account connected and auto-tweet enabled for favorites, you’ll see an @-reply in your mentions stream on Twitter.

Let’s have a look:

First, find something you like and click Save to favorites:

Now if your account is connected to automatically push new favorites to Twitter *and* the owner of the file has added their Twitter handle to their profile links, the Tweet will include a tweetback so – in this case, Paper Garden Records – can keep track of how many of their tracks are getting favorited and pushed to Twitter:

What do you think? As always, your feedback is welcome in the comments. Thanks!

Ben Calling All Podcasters!

Are you a budding podcaster, or already have a podcast, and are interested in using SoundCloud as your podcasting service?  Well we want to hear from you!

We’ll soon be able to offer RSS feed capability for your tracks and will be rolling this out slowly with selected users. If you’d like to apply to be included in this program and possibly have the chance to become a featured podcaster, just fill in the form below. Whether you have a podcast you want to move to SoundCloud or have one in mind and have been waiting for the opportunity to get it out there, then sign up! The best and most interesting applications will get a special beta account too so you can really test drive SoundCloud.

So how do you get involved in this programs?  Well follow the link below and fill out the form. We’ll take a look at the application and get in touch!

SIGN UP FOR BETA ACCOUNT!

Check out our SoundCloud for Podcasts 101 and Podcasting 101 for further details on the features and technical side of podcasting.

AND if you like listening to podcasts, why don’t you check out some of these to start!

Sports

Playback Media – a network of dedicated football team podcasts each with great hosts and guests. http://soundcloud.com/playbackmedia

A Football Report – these guys have a great blog on football and have recently started a podcast. http://soundcloud.com/afootballreport

Hand of Pod – in their own words “literally the only English language Argentine football podcast on the web”. http://soundcloud.com/hand-of-pod

Unnamed Sports Podcast – a nice little sports podcast by a chap named Mark. http://soundcloud.com/mark-dorey

Air Blais – Ryan Blais is a member of the Canadian aerial freestyle ski team and is using SoundCloud to keep up to date on his progress, interviews with his colleagues, injuries etc! http://soundcloud.com/airblais


Tech

Tech Zing – all about entrepreneurship and hacking. They do two shows a week, one informal chat, one interview. http://soundcloud.com/techzing

The Next Web – I think we all know about this one by now. The next web guys have been using SoundCloud for a fair old while and are always up to speed on the latest in the tech world. http://soundcloud.com/thenextweb

Business of Tech – a show put together by a chap named Kyle about, yep, business and tech. http://soundcloud.com/kwegner

Student/University

Edge Hill Students Union – based in Lancashire this is the Student Union’s monthly pod on student related news and other chit chat. http://soundcloud.com/edgehill-students-union

Leeds Metropolitan – using SoundCloud to keep everyone up to date on their sport’s teams. http://soundcloud.com/leedsmet

Lincoln University Student Newspaper – a summary of the top stories from the last seven days in news, culture, lifestyle and style. http://soundcloud.com/thelinc

Film

Critical Mass – A podcast running along side the development of a documentary on population growth. http://soundcloud.com/criticalmasspodcasts

Picture House Cinema – a collection of film podcasts by an independent cinema operator from the UK. http://soundcloud.com/picturehouses

Culture

Culture Northern Ireland – site all about culture in Northern Ireland. Great use of the player on their site and a really varied collection of audio, from audio essays to interviews. http://soundcloud.com/cultureni

Thrilling Adventure Hour – a monthly staged production performed at the Largo in Hollywood, in the style of old time radio, very entertaining! http://soundcloud.com/thrillingadventure

Museums Association – membership organisation for people working in museums, galleries and heritages. http://soundcloud.com/museumsassociation

King’s Place Podcast – Music and visual arts venue who do podcasts based around their events. http://soundcloud.com/kings-place

Sherman Theatre – a collection of short plays by the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales. http://soundcloud.com/shermancymru

Music Discussion

Digital Music Trends – a weekly podcast geared at providing you with the hottest news and the trendiest startups in the business. http://soundcloud.com/digitalmusictrends

Create Digital Music – a fantastic blog on the tech, kit, hardware, software etc of the music world and have now started a podcast. http://soundcloud.com/cdm

Pro Tone Pedals – Pro Tone Pedals is a guitar pedal company. Their podcast is used to demo their pedals but also talk to guitarists and what kit they use among other things. http://soundcloud.com/protonepedals

Hate Your Answering Machine – Every Tuesday this chap leaves a “message” on SoundCloud , responding to the latest in pop music, marginal or otherwise. He has also just set up a answer machine so you can do the same using our hack chatter.fm – check out our tumblr post from last week for more http://soundcloud.com/hateyouransweringmachine

Language

Weekly Korean – Learn Korean with Suna and Joop! Joop wants to learn and Suna is helping. They are on hiatus at the moment but are planning a new season – there’s plenty of lessons to get started with! http://soundcloud.com/weeklykorean

Debate/Discussion

Intelligence Squared – very good site which deals with very topical issues from North Korea to Harry Potter. Also host big lectures and interviews in London. http://soundcloud.com/intelligence2

Between the Sheets – a podcast for a social network only for women, often dealing with some serious issues. http://soundcloud.com/anil-srivatsa

Wannabe Hacks – a discussion platform for aspiring journalists. http://soundcloud.com/wannabe-hacks.

Charity

Medecins Sans Frontieres – incredible, brilliant charity using SoundCloud to simply and easily get the latest news on their findings, discoveries, issues when providing emergency medical aid! http://soundcloud.com/accesscampaign

Royal Society of Literature – The Royal Society of Literature is a cultural charity based in London. The aim of the RSL is to nurture, celebrate and defend Britain’s outstanding tradition of writing. http://soundcloud.com/rsl

Comedy

Low Budget FM – great little comedy chat podcast. They just implemented the drop box to receive jokes and various weird audio from listeners so get using the record button via the site, iphone or android app and help them out! http://soundcloud.com/lowbudgetfm

Have I missed something? Do you do a spoken word podcast? Let us know in the comments!

David The SoundCloud Desktop App

Please note: Due to resources, maintaining the desktop app became a bit difficult, so it has now been discontinued. We’re currently focusing energy on making the iOS app and web experience as good as they can be. If you enjoyed the playlist feature, the new SoundCloud allows this. If you would like to bring the SoundCloud experience to your desktop, you can try out this app (just keep in mind that we don’t have the proper resources to maintain this app at full speed).

With today’s launch of the Mac App Store, we’re happy to announce a new addition to the suite of native apps: the SoundCloud Desktop app for Mac. The coolest part: it’s currently a featured app in the Mac App Store in the section “What’s Hot” and also high up the list in the music category. The absolute coolest part: it’s free.

We’re bringing the SoundCloud experience to your desktop that allows you to access all the sounds shared exclusively with you to browse, listen to and favorite sounds. Create custom playlists and saved searches to see the sounds you need in an instant and download others for offline playback. And just like all the official SoundCloud apps it also includes record functionality that lets you easily capture and upload any sound whenever you need to share or store something quickly.

So whether you’re a serious sound professional who needs something to manage your daily workflow or just a casual creator who prefers the smooth native experience of OS X, SoundCloud Desktop does just the job.

Features:
– Record: capture your sounds right in the app and upload to your SoundCloud account in no time.
– Listen to, favorite and manage your exclusive and incoming tracks in one place.
– Browse and search any sound
– Create playlists and saved searches

Note:
Only tracks that have been made available for 3rd party applications will be accessible via SoundCloud Desktop. To change your settings, go to your track settings (pen icon above the waveform) and enable Apps.

Open the Mac App Store on your Mac after the software update that will install a dock icon for accessing the store. Or try this direct link.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments below. And if you like it, give kudos to Robb, brainchild behind the app. Well done!