If you go down to the Sound Cloud today you're sure of a big surprise.
If you think that it will sound good in anyway, your sure of a big surprise.
Because there is doubt about, their codec has absolutely no clout.
It is so crap that you should use an-other party!
[To the tune of the Teddy Bear's Party]
So, the teenagers are all a twitter about Sound Cloud. It has a good ring to it and the idea is cool so I thought "Why not have a go?" Well - I can tell you why not - because it sucks. The idea is to upload your music so your friends and other interwebbers can go listen, comment and build a happy clappy community.
But - the sound quality is useless. I will not be uploading any more sound clips to Sound Cloud because their technology is not sound. It uses far too great a level of compression on the stereo field and fails completely for very wide stereo effects. So, if you know about mixing and want to make something sound good - Sound Cloud will make it sound bad again! Basically, only use Sound Cloud for uploading a bedroom recording of pissing about on a guitar; anything else and it will not do you work justice.
Free! Internet Archive:
Yes - even Youtube sounds better (if you set it to HD).
You have been warned!