DSound v0.4: New IPFS Nodes spread globally, instant playback, higher curation votes, post formatting, several bug fixes and much more to come!
Hey my DSound tribe! :)
You waited patiently for DSound new version and here it is! This is the second release of 2018, and the last release before the first Beta, packed with loads of cool stuff! :)
What is DSound?
@dsound delegations and curation
My huge thank you to everybody who delegated to
@dsound! It makes a huge deal for the curation effort! :)
Due to these DSound is able to continue spreading love to our hundreds of content creators and to support many contests and similar events on the Steem blockchain.
The Top Delegators
Besides our institutional delegators, these guys are the top 10 delegators as of today:
Please go check out these guys! They are artists and content creators in DSound that want to support the curation effort... Thanks a lot guys for giving back to the platform! :)
And to all the other people that didn't delegate yet, please do so... It is very important to build a strong curation account to build up our power to keep this platform with great incentives to our artists and sound creators!
Higher curation votes
The current low value of STEEM has had an impact on the use of Steemit as well as many of the dapps, DSound is not an exception. But many great artists and content creators continue to use DSound and publish content daily even in these difficult days, so my huge thanks for these guys who make DSound what it is!
As the losses in value of STEEM resulted fewer publications and also in the much lower payout of the great content in our loved platform... We and the curation team decided to strengten the
@dsound votes a bit to make the payouts more interesting to our great content creators. We'll correct the voting percentage in relation with the Voting Mana of the account to always be able to make the most of our delegations and give the best rewards possible.
It's great to see that our curation efforts continue to produce great results! :)
It is such a big deal for us, as curators in the platform, to get to the Trending or Hot pages and see only great content coming out of DSound, with such proportionate and interesting payouts. We're really proud of the achievements of curation in these last months...
DSound is this! <3
DSound Discord Server (the tribe gets connected)
If you're learning about DSound now or you didn't connect yet, please join our Discord server at:
There you'll find a few channels to have everybody from our community getting together and making DSound even better.
We invested a significant effort in organizing this community server and now we have rules, a set of channels where people have great chats, or support help and suggestion of features... Thanks to all participants!
Thanks also to our moderators who have done a great job in keeping this a great place to hang out! Also check their work on DSound since they are content creators as well:
The steemit.chat channels continue but are only checked from time to time now...
What's new in DSound v0.4?
So now are you ready to find out what else is packed in this new release? Just grab a cup of coffee, sit down and relax...
New IPFS Nodes spread globally and instant playback
We implemented DSound's own IPFS nodes network, that counts with nodes spread around the globe for faster access and availability:
Now all content on DSound will become more accessible and all the new content will play instantly on every part of the planet! :)
Also we aim to have extended the period of time that the content is available on the IPFS network. Since DSound cannot host content forever due to Intellectual Property laws and other, now any content will be available for at least two weeks. It might be longer in periods of lower volume.
This will also enable the new developments already in preparation for the first
beta and it will extend the way content might be hosted forever in other ways, more on that soon... ;)
Formatting in DSound description or comments was not like Steemit. Some of you like to publish rich content in your posts and had to edit your posts in Steemit after posting in DSound, so that you could get your post to look like the way you wanted. Now you can do it on DSound! The formatting is now the same on DSound and the pictures, links, youtube links, or any other content you post will be accepted and visualized as in Steemit.
Unlimited editing (new in HF20)
Yes, Steem HF20 enabled the edition of any of your posts, regardless of it's date, and DSound is already allowing it too... So any of your older posts can now be edited.
This is great to be abe to update your sounds in other posts after payout...
Several minor bug fixes and improvements
Minor fixes here and there and improvement in flow of upload, to stay at upload page to correct anything in case of error publishing...
What about the first
Yes, the first
beta is in "the making"! :)
We decided to publish it in two phases due to the major changes that we implemented in it, and to enable users with all the new tested features already ready for deployment...
This 0.4 includes the base changes in DSound IPFS nodes infrastructure and the handling of content in a distributed maner globally so that it gets accessible instantly. This is a much needed improvement, since the public IPFS network has been very unreliable in terms of connectivity and availability. It also serves as the basis for the new stuff that will come in the first
beta later on this year!
I'll be announcing what is comming on SteemFest3, so please stay tuned to my next posts about it...
Once again DSound is one step closer to be the platform that frees us all and allows us to do what we love: music, sound design, recording, remixing, mashups, podcasts, or whatever is your thing... :)
I am really proud of this improvement in the accessibility of your content almost instantly now. Let me know what you think about it or any problems you still might face playing sounds on DSound.
We are starting implementing some marketing initiatives. Started a DSound Facebook page and also got some marketing material done for SteemFest3 and other events, like some DSound stickers:
We will be pushing this marketing to another level and bring DSound to the masses after the release of the first
Please pass the word to your friends! If they produce great content, they will produce even better in DSound! ;)
Many thanks to all DSound delegators.
We and the curation team decided to strengten the
@dsound votes a bit to make the payouts more interesting to our great content creators.
It is such a big deal for us, as curators in the platform, to get to the Trending or Hot pages and see only great content coming out of DSound, with such proportionate and interesting payouts.
Join DSound Discord server to stay up to date and access support.
We implemented DSound's own IPFS nodes network, that counts with nodes spread around the globe for faster access and availability
Formatting in DSound description or comments now is like Steemit. No more missing images, links or wrongly formatted content.
Yes, Steem HF20 enabled the edition of any of your posts, regardless of it's date, and DSound is already allowing it too.
Minor fixes here and there and improvements.
I'll be announcing what is comming on first
beta at SteemFest3, so please stay tuned...
If you would like to delegate to DSound, please do so. The community will be very grateful and the curation initiative will do great use of it!
And If you trust me and approve what I do in the Steem ecosystem, please give me your Witness vote to help me continue...
Design by @aleister
You can vote for me as a Steem Witness here: Vote with SteemConnect
... but if you prefer the oldfashion way, please go to:
or if you cannot find me on the top 100 anymore (I hope you do, but votes come and go...)
Thanks a lot to all fellow members of DSound tribe, all steemians, developers and music addicts like me for your support and encouragement on this project!
"Music is what feelings sound like"
DSound <3 Music