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Capture and Share Sounds

Published 06/22/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

SoundCloud is a web app that allows its users to move and share music. Users can receive music easily with minimal effort and time. Rather than waiting for audio files to download or sending music files as attachments in emails, SoundCloud presents a simple way of receiving and sharing such files. SoundClass provides a music inbox that allows users scan for music or audio files. Users can also get previews of incoming tracks, see what people are talking about and also play sounds and music from their inbox in segments or as a large playlist of music and sounds. SoundCloud also proves a DropBox which can be embedded in any site or location and this will help the user receive music straight to their inbox.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The SoundCloud web application was created in 2007. It is designed to be a sound-sharing platform that helps users share sounds easily and efficiently. It is a popular application that has transformed the way audio files are received, transferred and distributed. People who create different types of sound find the application extremely useful and the application is continuing to gain popularity. The application is a leading sound platform that has the ability of connecting people socially and also professionally, especially those in the music industry.

What are the differences to other apps?

A major difference between SoundCloud and other applications is its ability to simplify receiving and sharing music and sounds. It is also a legal music sharing and receiving application which can help people share music files more efficiently. It eliminates the need to send files through emails and other inefficient sharing channels. Users can also track who has downloaded the music or sound file.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Users can drag and drop files into DropBoxes to send files to anyone with a SoundCloud account. It is easy to use the application and there are also the options of sharing files publicly or keeping files private. The SoundCloud application also provides step-by-step guidance to ensure that the right processes are followed.

How does the registration process work?

New users can register on the SoundCloud application for free. Sign up occurs through the provision of a username and a password. Users also have to agree to the application's terms of use and its privacy policy. New users to SoundCloud can also sign up with Facebook with the acknowledgement that signing up through Facebook also implies an acceptance of the application's terms of use and privacy policy.

What does it cost to use the application?

The SoundCloud application is free to use. Users are able to sign up free of any charges. However, there is a premium account that offers additional features. The free account provides a waveform widget, secret link sharing and some upload minutes. The premium or paid accounts range from the Lite plan to the Pro Plus plan. The Pro Plus plan is the most expensive paid plan and costs €59 per month or €599 per year.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SoundCloud is a useful online music and sound sharing tool for anyone who needs to share audio files. With SoundCloud, users can easily send audio tracks and any kind of music to people. If a person creates a track, it is easy to distribute the file with SoundCloud. There are no file limits and download statistics are available. For those who want to transfer, receive and distribute files without any hassles, SoundCloud is a useful web app to have.

  • Users can share music and other sounds with people
  • It simplifies the process of sending or sharing audio files
  • Tracking and data about files downloads is available to users
  • Widget codes and Dropboxes can be placed on websites
  • A music or sound inbox is provided where users can listen to files

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SoundCloud pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : €9.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : €59.00

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