Search for any artist or song that’s on SoundCloud and Trbble will begin playing the track while displaying a waveform with handles to select a segment from it.
You can then snip between 20 and 42 seconds of a song and then share it with your followers on the platform or via social networks. If you’re feeling lazy, let the app create one for you from your selected track.
Trbble can also connect to SoundCloud and pull up your Liked tracks (click Create Trbble > Favorites to find them). After you’ve created a few Trbbles, you can add them to a playlist.
The app also lets you discover Trbbles created by other users, and the team curates mixes each week, grouped by genre.
I enjoyed putting together a bunch of Trbbles from my collection of SoundCloud Likes. The interface is well designed and easy enough to learn in a minute.
It’s cool to hear the segments the algorithm chooses from your chosen songs, but I mostly ended up making the selections myself. I only wish Trbble would let me create shorter or longer clips than it does now — not every solo or bridge fits in the current time range that the app allows.
It’s worth noting that at present, you can only find and snip tracks from SoundCloud, so it’s possible that your favorite tracks may not be available on the platform.
Co-founder Saket Vangara says the team has plans to partner with streaming music services to offer a wider selection of music than it currently offers using SoundCloud’s API. Trbble also has a mobile site and apps in the works, as well as features like exporting Trbbles to SoundCloud and the ability to follow other users with similar tastes.
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