SoundCloud is one of the most well-known “social sound platform” for sharing audio content. SoundCloud hosts music from a wide range of artists and provides the opportunity to common users to share all types of audio based content online. While most people might consider SoundCloud to be more associated with listening to music, you can upload and share any type of audio content ranging from stories, general sounds, news, religion, etc. You can also share the available audio content via sharing URL or embed code which can perhaps be inserted in a blog post or PowerPoint file to present to an audience.
To use the SoundCloud service you can sign up for a free account or login using Facebook. Once logged into, you can begin following famous sources for acquiring audio content according to categories such as Arts and Entertainment, Audio Books, business, Comedy, Ideas, Learning, News and Politics, Religion and Spirituality, Storytelling, Science and Technology, Sports and Music (e.g. Rock, Pop, Metal, Singer and Song Writer, Classic, Country, etc).
The Explore section allows users to search for sound based content according to suggestions based on available categories. You can click on the Search button (Magnifying Glass icon) to perform a search according to a specific search term.
You can upload or record content by either uploading an audio file or using the Rec option. The supported audio formats include, AIFF, WAVE, MP3, FLAC, OGG, AMR and WMA.
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To share any available audio content, you can use the sharing URL, social media buttons (for Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Email) or use a Widget or WordPress Code.
SoundCloud also has applications for various platforms including, Android, iPhone and iPad.
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