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Offline lespauled

Member's SoundCloud
« on: January 27, 2017, 09:04:25 AM »
I did a search and didn't see any threads about member's soundcloud submissions.  If there is another thread for this, please remove.

So, I'll start.

Only a couple of things up there now.  Nothing synth related yet.

I have an original song that I did after screwing around with some patches on my GNX3.  Created a really gnarly sound (replacing the note played with a note a 5th down), and recorded a backing track, then put a lead over it.  The best part is that my son witnessed the whole thing from beginning to end.

After finally doing some research, I found out how to change my url:
« Last Edit: January 27, 2017, 12:31:58 PM by lespauled »

Offline mateomasfeo

Re: Member's SoundCloud
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:11:02 AM »
For you listening pleasure, straight from his tour of the bedroom -

Dances with Sheep!

Most all guitars are either VG or GP or a mix of both....

Oh, and good work LESPAULED!  Especially enjoyed "5th Down!"
« Last Edit: January 27, 2017, 10:13:27 AM by mateomasfeo »
Dances with Sheep on SoundCLoud

Offline admsustainiac

Re: Member's SoundCloud
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 03:24:22 PM »

Here’s how to download your own music from SoundCloud, just in case
Peter Kirn - July 14, 2017  5 Comments
SoundCloud’s financial turmoil has prompted users to consider, what would happen if the service were switched off? Would you lose some of your own music?

Frankly, we all should have been thinking about that sooner.

The reality is, with any cloud service, you’re trusting someone else with your data, and your ability to get at that data is dependent on a single login. You might well be the failure point, if you lock yourself out of your own account or if someone else compromises it.

There’s almost never a scenario, then, where it makes sense to have something you care about in just one place, no matter how secure that place is. Redundancy neatly saves you from having to plan for every contingency.

Okay, so … yeah, if you are then nervous about some music you care about being on SoundCloud and aren’t sure if it’s in fact backed up someplace else, you really should go grab it.

Here’s one open source tool (hosted on GitHub, too) that downloads music.

A more generalized tool, for downloading from any site that has links with downloads:

(DownThemAll, the Firefox add-on, also springs to mind.)

This tool moves to a new service – unattended – though I’m testing that now. (I do think backup, rather than migration, may be a good step.)

Could someone create a public mirror of the service? Yes, though – it wouldn’t be cheap. Jason Scott (of Internet Archive fame) tweets that it could cost up to $2 million, based on the amount of data:

Jason Scott @textfiles
Had a quick chat with @brewster_kahle about the Soundcloud thing. To host a Petabyte of data for forseable future would be ~ $1.5/2mil.
8:54 AM - 13 Jul 2017
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Twitter Ads info and privacy
(Anybody want to call Martin Shkreli? No?)

My hope is that SoundCloud does survive independently. Any acquisition would likewise be crazy not to maintain users and content; that’s the whole unique value proposition of the service, and there’s still nothing else quite like it. (The fact that there’s nothing quite like it, though, may give you pause on a number of levels.)

My guess is that the number of CDM readers and creators is far from enough to overload a service built to stream to millions of users, so I feel reasonably safe endorsing this use. That said, of course, SoundClouders also read CDM, so they might choose to limit or slow API access. Let’s see.

My advice, though: do grab the stuff you hold dear. Put it on an easily accessible drive. And make sure the media folders on that drive also have an automated backup – I really like cloud backup services like Crashdrive and Backblaze (or, if you have a server, your own scripts). But the best backup plan is one that you set and forget, one you only have to think about when you need it, and one that will be there in that instance.

Let us know if you find a better workflow here.

Thanks to Tom Whitwell of Music thing for raising this and for the above open source tip.

I expect … this may generate some comments. Shoot.