[PlanetCCRMA] Do you know about SoundCloud?

Sean Beeson seanbeeson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 23:13:28 PDT 2009

Hi again on this....

It seems slow on the list, so I hope it's not a bother that I bring this up

I created a group "Linux" on SoundCloud:http://soundcloud.com/groups/linux I
would like to encourage all to sign up, join the group and upload your
tracks. Since there was absolutely no group for those who use Linux, I made
that group over one for Fedora or PlanetCCRMA. If you have the inclination,
please pass it around to other lists. I had two people email me
directly....don't be shy folks...let's hear your stuff. And thanks for
emailing me. I'll leave my very sibilant track up, which exemplifies that I
still have a bit to go on the art of mastering. I hope that sharing tracks
will get people to discuss what they do and be able to each other out on
making there tracks sound better. Maybe people who are better at mixing and
mastering will find some great composers that just don't have the mastering
chops that they will want to mix. Since the focus is on Linux, it could be
that unmixed projects are that much easier to send to each other. I have
noticed that a few collabrative music sites are showing up on the internet.
Why should the idea for the Linux plantform not exist? Anyway, I would
really like to hear what others are doing and have a chance to ask questions
about how they did what they did or be able to point out things I think
others could do to improve their work as well.


On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Sean Beeson <seanbeeson at gmail.com> wrote:

> If anyone is curious what I do with all this PlanetCCRMA stuff, I put up
> one piece on SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/0x1/psr1913-beta03  It's an
> electronica ambient dub piece. This doesn't encapsulate all that I do, just
> one of the first things I mixed down.
> I use Rosegarden to sequence with and Ardour to record. I am using three
> ZynAddSubFx instruments, Specimen for a couple samples and Hydrogen for some
> of the drum fills. A Korg X50, Korg MS2000BR and a Roland JP-8080. All the
> external sounds are mixed through a mixer and input on stereo inputs because
> of the limit of  my audio interface.  SoundCloud's  encoding  cuts  off a
> lot  of the frequency from the top and bottom, but that's life. It's not a
> pure Linux creation. I like knobs and hardware.
> I sure think a PlanetCCRMA Group on SoundCloud would be awesome.
> Anyway, I hope this one piece inspires you.
> --Sean
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Sean Beeson <seanbeeson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone on this list use SoundCloud(http://soundcloud.com) ? Their MP3
>> encoding is a little strange. You need to make sure your mix downs are
>> within what their MP3s can handle bit wise and frequency wise, so you need
>> to roll-off a lot of top-end and bottom-end, I believe. Anyway, their
>> interface is a little less pretentious than MySpace. They also let you offer
>> a download of your original audio file, so that can be of any bit size or
>> sampling rate. I was just going to start searching for those who use Linux.
>> I have noticed one person already, however.
>> http://soundcloud.com/
>> --Sean
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