SoundCloud: The You Tube for Sound - Page 3
5) What are the current features available for audio and music creation? Does SoundCloud have plans to provide a full online music & audio production capability? Will professional musicians be able to MIDI up to SoundCloud with keyboards, virtual instruments, and professional recording software like Pro Tools?
You can find a complete list of SoundCloud features in both of our latest announcements — announcing Next in May ‘12 and our public launch in December. Overall, you can see more, share more, hear more, and find more. SoundCloud has built an open platform that connects people through sound by making it easy to discover and share audio & music once it has been created. We’ve partnered with many of the applications that specialize in audio creation to make it easy to share those sounds through SoundCloud.
A few examples of apps that allow users to share directly to SoundCloud:
Ableton Live: http://soundcloud.com/apps/ableton-live
KORG iMS-20: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/korg-ims-20/id401142966?mt=8
Nano Studio: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nanostudio/id382263651?mt=8
Pro Tools: http://blog.soundcloud.com/2011/10/20/protools/
6) Starting with keyboards and now home studios functioning as full fledged digital audio production stations (DAW's), the lines between music sounds and Sound Effects (SFX) is blurring. That is, sound creators for film soundtracks can create the score and the SFX track all from a single workstation. Is this what SoundCloud is doing?
SoundCloud is not a production station. It is an open platform, which allows companies building production tools to easily incorporate ‘Share to SoundCloud.’ In addition, the platform allows people to discover new, original music & audio, for creators to build audiences, and for everyone to share what they hear whether online or on mobile. The music software makers are doing a great job at democratizing the creation of music and SoundCloud makes it possible for anyone to share sounds on the web.
7) Related to the previous question, what's the difference between SoundCloud and a production music library like SoundDogs, Killer Tracks, Extreme Music, etc.? Is it possible to build a production music (or SFX) library using the SoundCloud database, and then be able to sell and/or license music from the SoundCloud site?
SoundCloud is a platform for creators to share their originally created sounds. We are focused on connecting creators and listeners/fans of all types of sounds and aim to empower these creators to decide how their content is distributed so they can choose to sell their sounds via our partner integrations (see below) or monetize them via licensing deals (such as Getty Images Music). When posting an original sound, every creator decides what license they wish to release their work under.Continued on the next page