5 ways ReelCrafter is better than SoundCloud for private audio demo reels

We won’t deny it. As the world’s largest music and audio platform, SoundCloud is an essential tool for composers and other audio professionals to present their work. It changed the rules for music discovery and fan engagement. Artists looking for a public platform for sharing and feedback should definitely utilize it!

But, when it comes to sending demo reels to directors and audio leads, etc., you need to make a powerful impression. That’s where ReelCrafter comes in—built specifically for creating professional private demo reels. The reels you can create just can’t be replicated on a platform like SoundCloud.

So how is ReelCrafter different?

1. Detailed metrics on listening activity

Unlike any other platform, ReelCrafter provides incredibly detailed metrics. Our Professional plan users see real-time tracking for every single open, play, seek and skip on each reel (including videos). Insights like these are invaluable. Know exactly when to follow up on a lead or which tracks are consistently listened to (or skipped) or even when your reel was never opened.

Screenshot of ReelCrafter dashboard analytics.

2. High-quality audio streaming 

Unlike a lot of other streaming music services, ReelCrafter will transcode your original uncompressed audio files to 256Kbps AAC for exceptional quality. Not only will your reel look amazing, but it will sound amazing, too!

3. Distraction-free listening experience

Our reels put your work front and center—curate each playlist, add your own logo, project imagery, and even uploaded video content. When a listener opens their personal (and very mobile-friendly) link, there will be nothing on the page to distract them. No followers, comments, or artist search options.‍

Examples of composer demo reels built with ReelCrafter.

4. Password protection, link expiration, and download options

Sometimes you don’t want to post a track publicly—this can really limit your file delivery options when sending a pitch. Adding a password and link expiration to your ReelCrafter reel lets you send it with an extra layer of security. You can also set download privileges on every share link you send, and deliver full-quality original files if desired.

Screenshot of ReelCrafter password protection

5. Build on the fly with non-destructive snippets

There’s nothing worse than being outside of your studio and getting an urgent request for a specific type of reel. Once you’ve uploaded your catalog to ReelCrafter, each audio track will be available in the app for reel building. Our non-destructive snippet editor means you won’t have to open your waveform editing software to chop up tracks and highlight certain sections.

You can build the perfect reel, with custom snippets, from just about any computer with an Internet connection.

Animation of ReelCrafter non-destructive snippet editor.

With ReelCrafter, you’ll send stunning, professional audio and video demo reels like never before!

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