The renowned audio-only social application – Clubhouse announces the launch of a brand new feature called the Music Mode. The new feature provides an opportunity for users to play — and listen — to live music. The creation of the new feature sort of puts Clubhouse ahead of the various competition in the Live Audio space. In recent times we have witness competitors within the audio space push out various features which today has thrilled users and pushing them into having to choose their favorite. We have seen Twitter, Spotify, and Amazon roll out fantastic features users continue to be so proud of. Although Amazon is quite far from the benchmark Clubhouse has set for the live audio space, but it’s possibly trying its best.
According to Clubhouse’s blog post, for musicians on the social app or users who love listening to live music on the app, the new Music Mode feature “optimizes Clubhouse to broadcast your music with high quality and great stereo sound”. Recall Clubhouse embraced the spatial audio some time ago. The spatial audio was an addition that make the remote listening experience better, leaving users with a cinema-style experience. In addition to the Music Mode announcement, the social app mentioned that professional equipment such as a USB Mic, Mixing Board can be added by Musicians and Music lovers during their broadcast.
The new Music Mode feature can be launched easily on the app by tapping the three dots that appear on the top right corner of a room, after which the user selects Audio Quality, and then choosing Music. For users that would listen to the performance, it’s expected they do not have to do anything other than to sit back and enjoy the audio output from their headphones, speakers, or phone itself.
The social- audio-only app also reminds users of its recently introduced feature called clips, a feature that provides users with the ability to capture up to 30 seconds of recording of chat rooms. Clubhouse says this feature permits recording performances in Music Mode, which ultimately guarantees that the audio quality will stay the same. Although the Music Mode feature is only available on iOS, for now, Clubhouse assures the rollout for Android is in the works.
Clubhouse also discloses an update to its search feature and Wave to friends feature. The search bar will now display in a more convenient location at the top of the application. Users can also Wave to Friends right from the search bar, the ‘wave’ feature makes it possible for users to quickly invite other users on their friend list to a live audio room by just waving. If the person waved at accepts the wave request, the application backend automatically puts the two of them in a room to begin a conversation.
With several competitions like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even Spotify all competing for a share of the live audio space, Clubhouse had to learn lessons and made a quick switch from its an invite-only state, a state which made it hard for users to join and grow the app. Today the app is thriving and taking advantage of its infrastructures in other to create excitement and satisfaction for users.