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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!

David The Christmas Release

Ho Ho Ho dearest people of the Cloud!

We’re wrapping up a fantastic 2009 with a final release before taking a few days off to rest with our families and re-fuel before kicking off 2010 in proper style.

Before we move onto what’s new in our Christmas Release, here’s a special Christmas discount for all our blog readers: If you use the code HoHoHo9 when signing up for a Premium account before Christmas Day, you’ll get 10% off the regular yearly price or save 20% for three months on any monthly subscription!

People Finder

We’ve added a really useful tool that will come in handy to find contacts you have on other platforms and networks. It will help you to check if your friends on services like Gmail, MySpace, Twitter or Facebook are already on SoundCloud and if they’re not, make it easy to invite them to follow you and thus stay updated about everything you do do on SoundCloud. Check it out!

Abbey Road & SoundCloud, a love affair

We’re really excited to announce a partnership with Abbey Road, the legendary studio known for the (post-) production of epic albums with artists like Pink Floyd, Foo Fighers, the Beatles, Green Day, Oasis, and Radiohead. If you want to have your songs mastered by some of the best engineers in the industry, it is now possible to import your tracks to Abbey Road Online Mastering directly from your SoundCloud account. Plus, Abbey Road is offering a 20 % discount to all SoundCloud users. Read more.

App Gallery & Developer Pages

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We’re strong believers in the power of open API’s – proof for this are the many different applications that have been built on top of the robust SoundCloud API. We think it’s time to pay respect to the many developers that – in their free time – have built fantastic apps and are thereby adding a lot of value to the SoundCloud experience. Check out all recent and future applications in the new App Gallery we’re launching today. Also, if you are a developer yourself and have a kick-ass idea you’d like to execute on top of our API, the new developer resources are the perfect starting point to get the coding going. Right this way.

Premium Goodies

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We’ve teamed up with some of our friends to offer all Premium users some sweet special offers and discounts. If you have a Premium account, log in and have a look at the new Premium Goodies page! Great companies like Native Instruments, Ableton, MOO.com, Juno Download, YouLicense or The Bizmo are already on board.

Updated iPhone app

This is a short ‘n sweet one: grab the update of our iPhone app in the app store and get access to the tracks you’ve favorited on SoundCloud.

Secret Widget

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Here’s a nice one for all Pro and Pro Plus users: after the Secret Link it’s now time for the Secret Widget that we’re adding based on the feedback we’ve received from labels and digital PR agencies after the release of Taylor. From now on, if you want to invite a limited group of listeners to a password-protected site, you’ll be able to have your SoundCloud tracks embedded and streamable right there.

To get it, simply generate a Secret Link for your track and set and click ‘Share’ to grab the embed code.

Site performance

We promised we’d keep you updated about the progress of the overall site performance. The first batch of improvements have started to kick in. Not only have we upgraded the hardware but we’ve also been working hard on things that are mostly ‘invisible’ to you but make the overall experience better.

These include much snappier adding/removal of contacts in contact lists and your private sharing panel, an ongoing optimization of the upload and audio transcoding process and balancing and optimizing the database load. We don’t want to go too technical on you but would like you to know we’re moving quickly with the promised improvements.

Also, we’ve set up a Status blog over at our friends from Tumblr where we will post tech-updates as they come in. Feel free to follow!


We want to thank you for having been part of SoundCloud this past year and wish you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones and a kicking new year 2010. See/hear you again in 2010!

Thank you so much!