Recently I’ve started poking around synthesizer and music technology on my iPad and desktop computer. I’ve not made anything noteworthy to share yet, but when I do, I’ll be using SoundCloud as one of my mediums to share.
Like Flickr you say?
SoundCloud is very much like Flickr — an online destination where members upload and share content.
In SoundCloud’s case, the content shared is sound – be it music or sound effects or whatever! If it’s audio and is uploadable, then you’ll find it on SoundCloud. And embeddable and shareable — here’s an example:
Yep, now this is one of the important parts of both SoundCloud and Flickr — the communities that can develop around a particular member, or activity, or group.
Friends and Groups work as you’d expect them to. For example, there’s an online mobile music site called Palm Sounds — and they’ve got a Group on SoundCloud that I’ve joined.
In that group, I can listen to content that other members of that group have uploaded to SoundCloud and shared with the Palm Sounds group.
This is exactly the same way that Flickr handles groups and image sharing.
There are other similarities, but I leave that for you to explore for yourself if you’re interested.
I am, and you can find me on SoundCloud here — I’ve shared a couple of sound items, mostly things I’ve featured in past blog posts.
And if you’re on SoundCloud, give me a ping and let me know what you’re into!