SoundCloud Announces Native iPad App & Complete Mobile Refresh

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Social sound sharing and voice messaging comes to the iPad along with significant iOS & Android updates.

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The end result is a creator and listening experience unlike any other music or audio application out there.

SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform, announced today it has released its first free native Apple iPad® application, designed for people to create, record, promote and share their original sounds in seconds from the device.

SoundCloud applies its creator-centric approach to allow users to capture and share the sounds of their lives from the hustle of cities, nature, interviews, news, thoughts, family histories, to recording original music. While maximizing native iPad capabilities like multi-touch and page swiping, SoundCloud’s app takes full advantage of the iPad interface to allow users to touch the newly designed waveform of the sound captured, allowing for a more social experience, which also includes more space for scrolling comments. In addition, users can now record private messages and send them directly to other people on SoundCloud.

“SoundCloud’s new iPad application allows people to discover SoundCloud in an exciting new way. It takes full advantage of the functionality of the iPad, enticing people to capture and share sounds in a more social context than they might expect,” said Alexander Ljung, founder and CEO of SoundCloud. “The end result is a creator and listening experience unlike any other music or audio application out there.”

Key features include:
●    More intuitive: Flowing screens to help navigate and discover sounds more easily along with simplified ‘stream’ and ‘activity’ tabs.
●    More waveform: More space to interact with the newly designed waveform allowing users to add comments directly to the waveform and see them scroll as a sound plays.
●    More social: Easier to ‘find & follow’ people and now record dedicated private messages to someone with a single tap.
●    More visual: Larger profile images throughout the app.

The iPad app release comes at the same time as refreshes to iOS, Android and m.soundcloud.com, demonstrating the company’s commitment to mobile as a key component of its dominant cloud-based sound platform.

To learn more about the free SoundCloud iPad app and to see a demo, visit soundcloud.com/mobile or search “SoundCloud” in the App Store on iPad or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

For further information, please contact:
Kristina Weise
SoundCloud (US)
Kristina(at)soundcloud(dot)com
718-730-4821

Alice Regester
SoundCloud(UK/Europe)
Alice(at)soundcloud(dot)com
+44 7758834646

About SoundCloud
SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that lets anyone 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 the waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com

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