I’m somewhat bemused to discover I already had a SoundCloud account, although I have no recollection of opening an account there and I had no idea what my password was so I had to change that. But now I’m stumped. I have NO idea how to record anything to upload there. I don’t own a smartphone or any other mobile device that might have a microphone and a way to record stuff.
@brendahalliwell and @shirleysmith are you using Windows on a PC? If so there should be a built in sound recorder function in the start menu. That’s what I use. I record on that, it saves to a folder in ‘documents’ then in Soundcloud I upload it and can copy the link as in Aran’s post above into the forum.
Hi, stupid question alert:)
So I’ve made an account and have the app on my phone, but google says you can no longer record/upload on the app and has to be through a desktop. I only have an iPad at the moment (backpacking leaves little room for computer!) which I can at least get through to the upload page. The only option I have is ‘choose a file to upload’ then it only lets me pick from photo or video. So question is, will uploading just a video of me talking instead of a sound clip work? Or am I missing something else totally obvious?
The only workaround I can think of would be using an app. I’m not sure if you are on the 6MWS course but people have posted their iOS workaround for uploading sound clips on there. I use AudioCopy then upload to my YouTube channel. As AudioCopy won’t upload to Soundcloud for some reason for me.
That sounds pretty irritating for you - sorry! Yes, video will work fine - the only reason I don’t nudge in that direction from the start is that most people find it scarier - but in the long term, video is a better medium to get used to, I’d say…
I installed a free app called Voice Record Pro on my iPad Mini last year. It makes very clear, good quality voice recordings. I’ve just tested it, and it has an option to save the file to SoundCloud. You need to set up a SoundCloud account first, but then it works a treat. I presume it would work for iPhones as well.
Hello Siaron. I recorded on my iPhone, plugged my phone into my laptop and dragged the file into my soundcloud. For some reason there is no record button on the new version of SoundCloud. I guess I forgot to then put it into the forum.