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David Turn Your Sound Into An iPhone Case With Shapeways

What happens when two creative communities join forces? They create The Vibe which lets you turn your favorite SoundCloud sound into a 3D-printed iPhone case.

Listen to Shapeways’ Community Manager Ana and I talk about The Vibe at SXSW in Austin last week:

Want to touch the first sound you ever created? Want to carry your child’s first words around with you every day? No matter which sound you care about most, The Vibe by Shapeways lets you keep it in your pocket *and* protect your iPhone at the same time. Pretty rad.

Shapeways created a super straight-forward way for you to print your sound as an iPhone case. Head over to our App Gallery to access the app, connect your SoundCloud account and select your sound:


Be quick to take advantage of the special offer and print your favorite sound for $19.95 (excl. shipping and taxes).

If you’re getting your own Vibe, make sure to tweet at us with a picture or let us know in the comments.

Thanks to the Shapeways team for making this possible.

David SoundCloud Unmutes Your Stories With Storify

Storytelling on the web has largely been mute.

With the announcement of today’s integration and partnership with Storify, this will change by offering journalists, to everyday users, a deeper connection with each other through the use of voice and sounds in their Storify streams.

Storify lets users tell stories by easily collating content from different social media sites into one, cohesive narrative. For journalists and reporters, adding a new medium — sound — into their reporting has now become super easy.

Storify explains how it works:

SoundCloud SoundRain Lets You Sell Your Tracks

Wondering how you can sell your tracks easier? Well, wonder no more! Created eight days ago at Music Hack Day in San Francisco, Minno founders and former Google employees Noah Ready-Campbell and Calvin Young integrated Minno (the easy-to-use micropayment system) with our API and created SoundRain! Now, you can sell your tracks anywhere across the web, directly in your browser, using SoundCloud and SoundRain!

All you need to do is connect your account with SoundRain and select any tracks you wish to sell for a payment of 99cents per download. Once a track is enabled for purchase, a “Buy with Minno” button will appear on the waveform player and take the listener directly to SoundRain, where they can buy the song in one click.

To get a better idea of how to connect, watch the screencast below:

Once you’ve sold $10 worth of tracks, SoundRain will send payment via PayPal and continue to do so every $10 increments – you will also have the option to change this to larger installments if you want!

And see a live example of how SoundRain works below! New York-based SoundClouder of the Day alumni, Cyra Morgan connected her account! Check out the buy link on the widget below by clicking the little arrow on the right side of the player:

Beautiful Madness by cyramorgan

Nice, huh? Now, go on and connect your account here to start selling your tracks!