Do you love music or simply enjoy recording different sounds? You think you are a superstar and want the rest of the world to know? Would you like to embed your songs or sounds on your website or blog? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, SoundCloud is the ideal service for you.
SoundCloud is an online service that allows you to easily upload or record your songs or sounds before enabling you to share them with the rest of the world. The basic version is free. All you need to sign up is a valid e-mail address and a password.
Then you can effortlessly upload or record your originally-created sounds effortlessly to SoundCloud before seeing the shape of your sounds with the waveform player. This unique SoundCloud player not only visualizes your sounds, but makes them good looking and playable, too. Finally, your sounds are ready to get social: Thanks to the waveform player, your fans and friends can comments at specific time points during your song. Valuable statistics visualize your reach. Follow others, find, create and share in thousands of groups covering every style or sound and find people to collaborate with. Thanks to flexible privacy settings, you can share your sounds with friends or family or with the world. SoundCloud makes it easy to share and promote your sounds by connecting your account with Twitter, Facebook and other services. Widgets allow you to embed your sounds in your blogs, profiles or websites.
The basic version is fine to check out the service. However, since the total upload allowance is limited to 120 minutes, you can´t replace or update your tracks once uploaded and the number of contacts is limited, you might want to upgrade to one of the premium versions of SoundCloud. There are 4 different premium accounts available: Lite (29€/year), Solo (79€/year), Pro (250€/year) and ProPlus (500€/year). All of these premium accounts offer unlimited contacts, allow you to replace or update your tracks, come with enhanced widget features and come with a 14-day free trial. The accounts differ in total upload allowance, the service level, the DropBox style as well as in the number of available statistics and groups you can create. Click here to compare the upgrade features. Ready for your SoundCloud experience? Then you better get started now =)
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The image shown at the beginning of this post is a screenshot taken while surfing the SoundCloud website.