“The YouTube site for Sound”…that’s what some are calling SoundCloud these days.
The Berlin-based company launched in 2008, and now has 10-million users…and has just raised 50-million in venture capital funding.
From an article on TechCrunch: Soundcloud “…has had over five million official SoundCloud iphone/android apps downloaded and over 10,000 third party apps have been developed on SoundCloud’s open platform (recent additions include integrations with professional music creation software Pro Tools and Cakewalk).”
The site is certainly a good fit for voice actors. You can store your demos there, then share, embed, post, link, email, and get social. Follow other SoundClouders and get followers. Join groups, and converse in forums.
Embedding any voice file anywhere is easy (or link). You can even customize your embedded player to the color and size you want. (See my embedded demo on the home page of this blog)
Not content to rest on their laurels, the developers at SoundCloud Labs are now coming out with what anyone would expect might be a next-gen step: STORYWHEEL. Using pics from Instagram (voted most popular iPhone app of 2011) to provide the pics, and SoundCloud to match with the audio, StoryWheel shows promise.
SoundCloud offers modest functionality for a free membership, but you’ll probably want to choose one of their other 4 premium plans ranging from ~$37.50/year (~$11.66/mo) to ~$610/yr ( ~$76.50/mo).