Soundcloud is to music what YouTube is to video.
In Botl, users can bottle and share a Soundcloud track by itself, or they can pair it with an image or animated GIF.
For example, the “Anybody Out There?” botl contains an image and a looped excerpt of the Close Encounters theme. To open the botl, click on the ink bottle sitting on the shelf to the right.
Botl users can share an entire Soundcloud track, or they can share an excerpt of the track by selecting a start time, an end time, or both. Addtionally, they can loop the excerpt so that it will continue to play until a botl is closed.
If a botl contains audio but no image content, Botl will display a default music botl image.
So now let’s go through the steps for uploading a Soundcloud track into the botlr, as well as the process for selecting and looping an excerpt from that track.
STEP 1: Use Soundcloud’s search field to find the song or sound effect you would like to use.
STEP 2: Click the share button, and then copy the share link/URL for the desired track.
STEP 3: Click the Soundcloud button inside the botlr, and paste the Soundcloud share link in the field provided.
By default, a Soundcloud track will play from beginning to end, so if you would like to include the entire song, simply click the preview button to upload the track into the botlr.
To select a different starting point, enter the time in minutes and seconds where you would like the track to begin playing — For example, entering 0:14 would cause the track to start playing 14 seconds into the original track.
To select a different stopping point, enter the time in minutes and seconds where you would like the track to stop playing –For example, entering 1:22 would cause the track to stop playing 1 minute and 22 seconds in to the original track.
A looped excerpt will continue playing the entire time a botl is open. To loop an excerpt, click the box beside Loop to put a check mark in it.
After entering your desired start and/or end times and making a selection to loop the excerpt or not, click the preview button to upload the track with your selections.
STEP 4: Your Soundcloud selection will appear in the botlr.
You can bottle and share the Soundcloud track/excerpt by itself, or you can add an image or animated GIF to it by clicking the Picture arrow on the left and going through the normal process for uploading an image.
And now let me share a fun botl that combines an animated GIF with a looped excerpt of the Titanic theme song.
To open the botl, click on the heart-labeled wine bottle on the shelf to the right.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.