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Old 08-11-2017, 05:27 PM   #181
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..I actually had a song hit the top 10 on Hearthis, and I would contribute a large part of that to their chronological default method of browsing.
I joined when it first came out and had two ambient number 1s..but I think it had a lot to do with there not being many tracks in the ambient section at time.

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I joined when it first came out and had two ambient number 1s..but I think it had a lot to do with there not being many tracks in the ambient section at time.
word "ambient" is in your artist name so if anyone just types in "ambient" when they're searching for a genre you might pop-up twice. you basically hacked the entire system.

also, I heard myspace ir pretty cool.

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word "ambient" is in your artist name so if anyone just types in "ambient" when they're searching for a genre you might pop-up twice. you basically hacked the entire system.

also, I heard myspace ir pretty cool.

Ya know, that honestly never occurred to me until you just posted it here! It couldn't have been the tracks in question, as they weren't really my best and a bit rough..so I always just put it down to folks just checking out the limit offerings, if you know what I mean.

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There's a very simple reason for this:

When you upload a 320k mp3, interestingly, Soundcloud doesn't compress it down to 128k.
It won't play at 320 k, and will only stream at 128 k, but they won't touch your file.

When you give them your wav file, you're basically asking them to take your nice wav file and convert it, however they want (which is...crappy), down to MP3 128 k.

So...don't give soundcloud a wav file.
Take control of your compression quality and convert to 320 k MP3.

This is super helpful advice. When I looked up about uploading to SC, the advice I got that the bigger the file, the better the quality will be, but I think the quality has been a bit worse for the uploaded files (idk how much of that is something I THINK that I hear though). Will do that in the future, I guess!

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