Even today many people are not even aware of SoundCloud, but those who use it, actually use it. You can check out the site by clicking here. Another note worthy point is that even the most sincere users don’t visit the social music and sound sharing service’s site for its design aesthetics but yet the team behind it felt the need for improvement.
SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is an audio platform that enables anyone to create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto their waveform player. In the recent past SoundCloud raised $ 50 million through funding by Kleiner Perkins. Read the full report by clicking here.
Earlier today, SoundCloud introduced its new and better interface in San Francisco. You might not be able to access the new look as yet as to view it you need your private Beta account with them though. Use this link to know more about it.
What to expect in the new SoundCloud
A simpler, faster more social SoundCloud
A simpler, faster more social SoundCloud that helps music and audio creators like you to share your sounds more easily than ever before.
A more interactive waveform player Profiles redesigned with you in mind
The next SoundCloud Waveform puts your sounds at the forefront.
More visible, more interactive, and no more comment clutter! Read replies with a single scroll too.
Simpler, more attractive profiles bring the best things into view: sounds, sets, reposts and profile images.
Likes and comments are more visible. See which of your friends are following people you find.
New reposts to share what you hear. Real-time updates from your friends.
Share your sounds even more!
New reposts let your friends, fans and followers repost your sounds for others to hear. And sets can be reposted in just the same way.
Keep up-to-date the second something happens.
When someone likes or reposts your sounds, you’ll see right away with new real-time notifications. Other people can see your activity in real-time too!
Play your sounds continuously Build sets of music and audio you like
Press play and just keep listening!
Explore the next SoundCloud while continuously listening to sounds from your Stream. Hit the Waveform button to return to the sound you’re hearing.
Sets let you build collections of sounds you like in one Waveform. Share your sets with people, and like and repost other people’s sets too.
Easier than ever to navigate New search with faster, better results
The next SoundCloud is even more intuitive.
A simplified About section includes only the links you need. Notifications keep you informed. Keyboard shortcuts and volume control make life easier.
Find new sounds much faster with the new search too.
Search suggestions now include both people and sounds. And improved search algorithms deliver more relevant results much faster.
- Get ready for a totally different experience.