Soundcloud.com is one of the most useful community websites I ever joined. Soundcloud.com allows you to upload your sound files and share them with everyone. There are a couple of things you’re going to have to learn before we can start to upload sound files.
I’m assuming you have already signed up and have a working Facebook.com account. So we’re going to log in to Soundcloud.com using Facebook.
Once you have logged into your Soundcloud.com using your Facebook account, you’re going to see your “Dashboard”. Your Dashboard is pretty much your home page after you have logged into your account (most websites refer to it as your profile page or home once you have logged in).
Now we are going to click on the link labeled “You” at the top of your screen. The “You” link will take you to the “Your things” page that should display all of your content if you have anything uploaded. Since we don’t yet have anything uploaded we’re going to move on to the next step.
Now open your internet browser and go to http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ . Once you have loaded the Audacity home page, go to the download pages by clicking on the tab labeled “Download”.
Depending on the type of computer and operating system (OS) you’re using (Mac OSX , Windows XP/7 or Linux) you’re going to click on the icon that relates to your OS. I’m using Windows 7 at this time. Most people have windows machines so for that purpose I will use Windows 7. If you’re using a Mac dont worry, the setup is almost the same, if not easier.
If you’re using Windows XP you’re going to want to click on the stable recommended version of Audacity. I’m using Windows 7 so I’m going to use the new Beta (experimental) version. Once you have clicked on the link and downloaded the file you need, you are going to want to run it by clicking run (Macs might ask to install. Just click “OK” or “install” or any related term).
Although Soundcloud.com allows you to upload .wav files, we’re going to go ahead and install the Lame encoder. The Lame encoder allows us to export our sound files in .mp3 format which is a more compressed then a default .wav file.
Be careful, this site is riddled with links that will take you somewhere else. Make sure you click on the correct link or you will be carried off to a sponsored link.
Now that you have your sound file published, you now share it with the world via community site’s or your personal website by copying the embed code and pasting it in to your blog or send it directly to your profile pages on twitter and Facebook.