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Jane Create, Share and Win with Figure from Propellerhead

We’re pleased to announce that Figure from Propellerhead now includes built-in sharing to SoundCloud. Figure is a fun music-making app with drums, bass and lead synth in an easy to use touch interface for iOS devices.

Since being released earlier this year, mobile musicians have been using the Figure app to create little masterpieces while on the go. Now it’s time to show the world what you can do with Figure.

To celebrate, Propellerhead is inviting you to create your own beats using the Figure app. Share them to SoundCloud to have a chance to win prizes.

Browse Propellerhead’s listening gallery of the latest tracks using Figure’s built-in SoundCloud sharing and hear a sample below.

How does it work?
It’s easy. Use the Figure app to create and share your creation with the world by using built-in SoundCloud sharing (available in Figure version 1.4).

Each play your song gets equals one lottery ticket in the prize draw. The more plays you get, the bigger your chance to win.

Prizes up for grabs for the two winners include:
– Beats Pro headphones and Beatbox Portable speaker by Beats by Dr.Dre
– Propellerhead Software music production suite: Reason, ReCycle and Balance audio interface
– A one year SoundCloud Pro account

The winners will be drawn on March 15th, 2013. Find out the full details on how to take part on the Propellerhead website.

Jane Master Polysix: Share your unique synth techniques with KORG and SoundCloud

Back in December, KORG announced their iPolysix Remix Contest for their new app iPolysix for iPad. Remix a track from the selection of original tracks provided by KORG, composed entirely on the iPolysix. There’s nine days left to enter the contest. Head over to http://ipolysix.herokuapp.com to find out more.

ipolysix

Your track will be certified as an Official Track and pre-installed on the next iPolysix update. A ton of other goodies are also up for grabs.

Here’s a sample of some sounds that have been created using iPolysix in the iPolysix Featured Tracks Vol. 1 set so far and a newly posted Vol. 2.

David Record, Edit, and Publish Your Sounds On-the-Go

Today we released a major update to our mobile apps!

Our mobile apps let anyone record and share sounds on the go, and (just quietly) we think they’re pretty great. But we’ve spent a lot of time understanding how you use them to record everything from interviews to rehearsals, and worked hard to deliver a killer set of features that put even more power in your hands.

Pause for thought

We’ve added Pause & Resume so that recordings can be started, stopped and continued as many times as needed. This is great for recording longer segments of audio, or working around interruptions.

The essence of your sound

With the new trim feature, you can capture the essence of a sound by correcting mistakes and cutting unwanted sections from your recordings. Any time the recording is paused, simply drag the sliders in from the edges of the waveform to trim your sound down to the part you want to keep. If something interrupts your sound recording, it’s now simple to remove the offending section and continue the recording.

Trim is also useful when you’re waiting for a special moment (e.g. an announcement, the chimes of a bell, the roar of a crowd when a point is scored at a sports game, etc.). You can now start a recording and leave it running until the special moment occurs, then trim away the rest, leaving the most relevant sound ready for sharing.

Broadcast journalist Neal Augenstein, who exclusively uses his phone to record and edit his work, had a sneak preview of these new features and had this to say about them:

“So far I’m digging the new SoundCloud iPhone app. The trimming feature is (not surprisingly for SoundCloud) well thought out, and easy to use. They keep improving the product, making it easier for me to do my job.”

Fade in, Fade out on Android

Android users can take advantage of a useful new fade in/out filter… apply this effect to loud recordings to achieve a smoother start and ending.

Forgotten your earphones? Introducing Private Listening…

On the iPhone, we added a feature we call ‘Private Listening’: when you’re playing sounds through the loudspeaker, simply hold the handset up to your ear as if you were taking a phone call and the audio will be re-routed to the phone speaker. Private listening is ideal for listening to private messages, or for sneaking a listen to some great new sounds without letting others know what you’re hearing.

If you already have the SoundCloud app installed, you will be able to update it today. If not, what are you waiting for? You can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.