I love playing the piano. And I do most of my playing on my digital piano—a Yahama Clavinova CLP-370 as a matter of fact—and while my piano may not have the sound quality of a real concert grand piano, it does have line-out connectors. Thus I am able to record music digitally in quite decent quality, without the need for a professional recording studio. And then, when I do indeed make a recording, I sometimes feel the urge to share it on the Internet.
In the past I have made use of SoundCloud to share my recordings. And I must admit, SoundCloud makes it very easy to upload your music. But while SoundCloud has certainly proven itself to be convenient, it is not without problems. The most notable of which are that you cannot upload more than 3 hours of music and that it will reduce your magnificent sounding FLAC file into a paltry 128kbps mp3. Or do you think it’s not so bad?
Well, then let me tell you that while 3 hours may sound like a lot, at 128kbps it actually amounts to less than 170MB of data storage. I mean seriously, I have more storage than that in my bread toaster. Quite frankly, I think it is a pittance compared to the ≥15GB of data storage offered for free by Google Drive, OneDrive, Copy, and others. As a matter of fact, it so happens that I have 40GB of free storage on Copy. In other words, about the equivalent of a month’s worth of non-stop music on SoundCloud. Of course I hasten to add that you will also need your very own website to be able to provide an interface for your prospective audience to play the music, but… well look at this place. It’s a website, isn’t it? Looks like I’m in business!
So, without further ado, I give you my latest rendition of Frédéric Chopin’s Opus 28, number 20, in full crisp 320kbps CBR mp3.