Re-vamped Soundcloud goes online

SoundCloud announced today that Next SoundCloud has launched out of private beta and is available for public sign-up. The complete reworking of the platform’s flagship product is now open to all.

The new features are described by the company here:

- "Discover new and original sounds: A simplified onboarding experience and new Explore page invites new users to discover original music and audio from SoundCloud’s community of sound creators, hosted on the platform. In addition, improved search, related sounds suggestions, and Continuous Play encourage users to find and hear more.

- Connect with sound creators: Creators are at the heart of SoundCloud, with a simpler onboarding and landing page to educate and inspire. An enhanced Facebook sign-up not only allows new users to find their Facebook friends on SoundCloud, but also lets them find music and audio creators they’ve ‘liked’ so that they can follow them on SoundCloud as well. In return, Facebook Connect helps creators build and reach their audience and the wider SoundCloud community.

- Share what you hear: Sets allow everyone to curate sounds they like in a single waveform, while reposts let friends, fans and followers easily share sets and sounds within the community. And sound creators and curators can now get real-time notifications of comments and reposts.

- New for mobile: Starting December 6th, mobile users will be able to enjoy reposts, updated mobile search, and UX updates on both iOS and Android."

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