Ableton and Soundcloud, Sitting in a Tree

As I’m sure all of you Ableton fanatics have heard, Ableton and Soundcloud are totally into one another. Owners of Ableton are eligible for a Free Soundcloud Pro account (for 5 months) and Soundcloud users are eligible for Live Lite, which previously only came with the Justin Bieber Paper Jamz Keytar. So, we’re stoked, right?

But, to be honest, I’m not that stoked. Frankly, if I wanted a Soundcloud Pro account, I would have one already. And I don’t really have the need to upload 36 hours of music (I’m not Sigur Ros). My greatest hope is that the Soundcloud deal will bring in some more Ableton newbs who will be below us on the great Ableton chain of being, thus giving the people on the Ableton Forum more people to abuse. j/k. I really do hope that it will bring in more people who want to learn about music production. The more, the merrier!

I’m really interested, though, in the “Publish to Soundcloud” capability that the new Ableton update apparently has (I’m superstitious and NEVER update my Ableton immediately). Do you guys think that that was a key feature to add? Will it change your workflow? YOUR LIFE?

Let me know in ye olde comments.

5 Responses to “Ableton and Soundcloud, Sitting in a Tree”

  1. AfroDJMac April 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I’m kind of with you on that one Anthony. If I’m exporting a track in Ableton, I’m probably going to listen to it a couple times in a couple of places before I post it straight to SoundCloud. A lot of iOS apps have it and I’ve never used it.
    What I am stoked about is your mention of the Justin Bieber Paper Jamz Keyboard Guitar! I even sampled it and made some Live instruments out of it: http://afrodjmac.com/2012/01/26/justin-bieber-super-fun-ableton-pack/

    • Michael Boemmer April 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      I agree, AfroDJMac. Before i send my music to soundcloud i burn them on cd to listen on very different sound systems at home, in my car, at friends home…. There is no direct need to upload music right of my DAW. Uploading to soundcloud is so easy that you dont need help from ableton.

      On the other hand soundcloud is very nice, so much music to listen to, so much to discover. I do like it very much. Let´s see what the future will bring when ableton and soundcloud is perhaps getting closer.
      BTW, thank for your great ableton packs, keep on !

  2. Paul Kelly April 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    I already had a Lite account with soundcloud, which is the cheapest pay account. So I went for it with Pro just to get better stats, for which I couldn’t previously justify the expense.

    No need yet for the extra space but it could come in handy. I would only upload straight to soundcloud for a private share with band members or advisors. Would never do that for public share.

    But I do await further intregration between Ableton and soundcloud. Don’t know what form it would take — maybe actual production and collabs using Abelton formats?

  3. Mark D April 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Yeah, not exactly sure on what the benefits are for uploading directly to soundcloud… feel like it would just proliferate the plethora of already unfinished music out there. I am excited to see what a pro membership is all about though.

    Lotta hate in that CDM post in the comments… jeez.

  4. Henrik April 4, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    I´ve always uploaded to Soundcloud when I´ve exported a song from Live (using the “private” setting, then listening to the song on my iphone, in the car, on my stereo etc. before deciding wether to make the song public or alter the song in Live first and do it all over again) so I really like the Soundcloud integration! Also, will be cool to check out the more advanced stats with the pro account :)

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