Chris Randall (Audio Damage, Micronaut) & Mark Beeson have announced a new audio hosting that is a SoundCloud alternative, targeting audio professionals.
“Soundcloud is for musicians with fans,” says Randall. “Octave is for musicians with clients.”
Here’s what they have to say about Octave:
Octave is an audio hosting service for professionals, with the tools you need to store, embed, play, and share your sound. Just upload your files, and they’re ready to play. Everywhere. Instantly.
From embedding songs in your social media services and on your website to sharing private tracks with labels and collaborators, Octave is everything you want, without the nonsense. No advertising. No ridiculous timeline comments. No private message spam. Just audio, when you need it, where you need it.
Welcome to the future.
With redundant cloud-based storage that hooks in to your Dropbox and Google Drive accounts, your files are safe as a very safe thing can be. And our encoding technology, we don’t even. No waiting for “processing”, and no faceless algorithms to flag your own tracks as copyright violations. The lightning-quick Octave encoding process happens while you upload, and your files are ready to play, share, and download as soon as they’re in our system. The only speed limit is your connection.
Here’s a sample embed:
Two plans are available: Octave for Artists and Octave for Labels.
The Artists plan is priced at US $20/month and offers:
- Unlimited uploads and storage of your tracks.
- Unlimited albums.
- Unlimited shares.
- Unlimited plays.
Label plans are quoted, based on usage.
See the Octave site for details. If you’ve used Octave, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!