.. and as a SoundCloud user you get a $10 discount.
You sample creators most certainly know of the hassle organizing and finding your material. Maybe you’ve even stumbled upon a few different apps for managing your libraries? Since a few days one of the best managers, AudioFinder from Iced Audio, implemented support for a direct export to SoundCloud.
Managing, backing up and sharing your libraries has never been easier :)
Of course, doing so also gives you access to all the awesome features like widgets and the social tools you’ve come to love at SoundCloud. So, finally you can get some feedback on all those hours of recording, may that be birds singing in the woods or your old drum machine. Using SoundCloud you can post them to your blog, facebook or get involved with various recording groups.
Sit back, relax and cuddle up with your recorder as Ian Hooper give you a walk through the update.
It’s cool to see so many sample companies on SoundCloud and how they interact, play and give things back to their users. Getting sample pack demos and nice artwork is all good, trying them out before you buy them and interact with the people building your audio tools is even cooler.
Here’s how a few companies are currently using SoundCloud:
Audio tool maker Twisted Tools have their sample packs in the cloud for free download using the CC Attribution licensing. This allows users to play around with them and keep up to date with news on their products. These are also featured on their site and facebook page. Upload your creations to their group DropBox and your tracks will be a part of their monthly competitions!
People are uploading more and more reusable samples and we’re really excited about the potential this brings. Our hope is to see more interesting collaborations and creative use of the available content. Bring your talents as field recorder, sound designer, guitar shredder, vocalist, or beat creator and join the creative commons community by sharing Your sounds.
Here’s a few user- and group highlights for some inspiration on sample sharing plus a great guide on how to easily do sample uploads yourself!
Oli is a professional sample producer with over 6 years in the game, currently making samples for the future magazine’s monthly sample releases. This month though he releases a special one for the SoundCloud community and it’s free of charge. Sneak a peak below and find your favorite bit.
Our favorite interactive musician. “I make active music… music that everyone’s invited to get involved with. My performances involve sampling the crowd and improvising tracks live with the sounds. If you’re coming to one of my shows, join the group for it and send me samples to use.” Nice! Stay tuned for more!
Get involved and upload your own! Here are a few groups to check out