The web today makes it really easy for us to share our experiences with the people we care about. Status messages on Twitter and Facebook, videos on YouTube or photos on Flickr, capturing a moment and sharing it with our friends, fans or family gives that moment a special meaning.
Imagine you’re in the subway and all of a sudden a group of strangers starts singing - what’s known as a flashmob is happening right in front of your eyes (and ears). Or imagine you’re on tour with your band and have a super-funny story or acoustic demo of a brand-new song to share with your followers and fans. How awesome would it be if you could capture this moment on the move and instantly share your recording with your people? We think that would be pretty awesome…
Today, we’re excited about the release of the recording feature. The Record button will make it easy for you to capture all kinds of sounds right on SoundCloud & with the iPhone app and share them from anywhere to everywhere on the web: your website, social network profiles or simply between friends & family.
The updated iPhone app:
Did you just come up with a brilliant melody or a brand new poem and want to share it with your friends? Capturing this moment is now possible in our updated iPhone app that includes the Record feature.
Hit the REC button to get started and when you’re done, you can take a new photo or select one from your iPhone library. You can also choose your recording to be private or public and the app will recognize which of your social networking accounts are already connected with your SoundCloud account so you can seamlessly share your recording with your friends and followers on SoundCloud.
We’ve also added a few other updates to the iPhone app. It’s free and you can jump right into the iTunes App Store to get it. Read more details about the iPhone app in this blog post.
Record on SoundCloud:
You’ll find the same big REC button on the ‘Upload & Share‘ from where you’re able to quickly record any sound bites like an acoustic version of your new song or perhaps a conversation between friends. Also, the same REC button is included on other people’s DropBoxes, a cool way to share a personal voice message with others.
After you’ve finished recording, you can preview your sound and either upload it to your account or start over.
In a final step – just like you’re used to – upload some artwork, add a description and more metadata around your sound and decide if you want to publicly or privately share it with your SoundCloud followers and friends across the web.
We’re excited and proud about this new feature and can’t wait to see and hear the many different sounds you’ll create. As always, we’re eager to hear what you think about this update so this time, why not record your feedback as an audio message and post the link to the comments.
Read more on TechCrunch, San Francisco Chronicle.