Tim Exile, laptop virtuoso, vocalist, and Reaktor software creator, has apparently taken a liking to the recording features SoundCloud is touting. He’s got a novel idea: you record samples into SoundCloud, he takes your samples and incorporates them into his set. It takes someone like Tim to pull that off; it should be a good set. If you have a day job, this one will be a bit tricky – the interactive online show is at 7pm today, Thursday, GMT (aka CUT) time; that’s evening for all of Europe but 2pm New York and 11am in Los Angeles, etc.

Do let us know how it goes (thanks for the tip, “wantless”!):

I’ll be taking sounds that you record and share with me in realtime using Soundcloud’s new capture & share feature. Just capture your sound, whatever it is, and share it with exile@timexile.com and I’ll weave it into the track live. Watch the preview vid above to get a peak…


I’m curious to hear thoughts about how this recording feature could work. Keep in mind, what SoundCloud is doing is just taking a recording from a browser (in Flash) or mobile app (currently iOS) and uploading the file; it’s not really a cloud-specific recording. That means the idea could be ported to other service, or other clients for use with SoundCloud. Could this be useful for your music? What else would you want to see such features do?

Previously: Social Recording: SoundCloud Adds iOS, Web Record Buttons, More Social Integration

  • LeMel

    Wow, cool. Is this a paid promotion for soundcloud?

  • rhowaldt

    no android? daaamn. only thing sucking about android compared to iphone is the amount of apps available. it's logical, but it still sucks.

    the project is cool though, and reminds me of Eboman doing live sampling on Lowlands music festival (NL). think it was posted here back then (2008)? or not. video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Ya0DPqes0

  • rhowaldt

    btw, comments feed gives me '502 bad gateway'.

  • Peter Kirn

    Yeah, unfortunately we're still struggling a bit with the server. I'm hoping to have things sorted by next week.

    Android recording is possible — see above. It's just a matter of someone writing the app. Pretty simple to do, really. Maybe an all-in-one recording app that does all the major APIs — SoundCloud, Dropbox, any others?

  • the jam ended up being unbelievable!

    the only problem i have with the web version of recording is it really doesn't capture the sound like a DAW can.

    i have it setup using the monitor mixer of my delta soundcard, and i'm sure it has something to do with the weak accelleration of it being flash's default capture tool.

  • one thing he has to do is start much later in the UK. everyone in north america was at work. i was lucky to be at home on vacation for the week.

  • I like this idea of extreme audience interaction with the performance. I could imagine a show where everyone has a tablet running the same open source software, synced to the same BPM, and making their own personal beats and improvisations along with the music. Then the DJ picks and chooses among these pieces to contribute to the final mix; blasting out of the speakers in a beautiful collaborative feedback loop! I'd go to that show.

  • MrDoosh

    The guy is from the UK, located in a place called 'europe', where arguably he has more gigs and has had more support throughout the years. Using software by NI – based & programmed in berlin.

    Sorry bud, but considering all this why should europe take a back seat to the U.S. ? We should be tuning in at what, 1am for new york or 4am for cali – or even later and losing sleep before getting up for work at 8 AM just to cater for you ?

    The guy can do what he likes, but saying that he HAS TO start much later is living down to stereotypes (obnoxious self-interest)