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David PreSonus Studio One – The first DAW* with SoundCloud export

We’ve been talking about it for some time now and together with PreSonus we’ve been demoing the beta version of Studio One with built-in SoundCloud export at both NAMM and Musikmesse. At these trade shows, PreSonus had a bunch of great artists playing live on stage and every performance was recorded straight into Studio One. The recordings were then mixed and exported to SoundCloud with the audience still watching.

It’s really exciting to announce that the new version of Studio One is now available for everyone! It’s the first complete music creation software with built-in SoundCloud support and we think this is an important step towards making the music world more connected.

So how does this work in Studio One…

There’s a SoundCloud Client that you connect to your SoundCloud account. The connection is stored in the app so the next time you launch Studio One it’s already connected and you can start uploading files right away.

Drag and drop audio files from the internal browser or any folder in your file system onto the SoundCloud Client, fill in the meta data you want to add, and hit Upload. The files are exported straight to your SoundCloud account.

This is obviously a really convenient way of sharing the tracks you make, but it also makes it easier to upload samples, loops, guitar tracks, vocals, and other parts you create. Our hope is that this will open up for collaborations and other new ways of making music. As you might have heard, Ableton have already announced that they are building SoundCloud export into Live and we expect to see and number of other new integrations launched this year.

To celebrate the launch of Studio One, PreSonus is making a special offer until May 31. Go check it out, connect Studio One to your SoundCloud account and start moving more music!

And by the way, we’re really interested in hearing your thoughts on this and what you wish to see in upcoming integrations so please, let us know in the comments! Thanks!

* DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation (thanks for the comment, Eric!)

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.

David Announcing a Java Wrapper for the SoundCloud API

Today we’re adding a Java wrapper to the list of third-party libraries for the SoundCloud API.

The library is written by Stjepan Rajko at urbanSTEW and was originally extracted from their SoundCloud Droid app for Android.

The wrapper is released under the Apache License 2.0 and makes it much easier to integrate SoundCloud features in Java-based apps. Among other nice things, this means you can now build Android apps that send audio files to SoundCloud or stream audio from the cloud.

Documentation and source code can be found here: code.google.com/p/soundcloudapi-java

Happy coding!