What is Soulseek ??
Soulseek is the safest p2p program out on the web currently and has been for years, it was made for independent artist to share thier music but overtime turned into a full p2p file sharing system.
How do I get Soulseek ??
You can download soulseek for free at www.slsk.com, some other sites try to charge you a one time fee but those are all scams so don’t waste your $$ on them, Soulseek is free to everyone.
I installed soulseek .. How do I start trading files ??
First you must create a user name and password, that can be done with the log on screen that comes up when you first open slsk (soulseek). You may have to try a few times to get a name that is not taken already, but just keep trying.
Second you must set the folder which you want to share your files and another to save files you download. To do this you must go to “File Sharing Configuration” located in the Option menu and open it. Once your in the File Sharing Configuration folder set the “select save folder” to the folder you want to save your downloads in. Now that you have your save folder setup, do the same with the “Add Shared Folder”, this will tell the computer which folders to share with the other members of soulseek. Then last decide if you want everyone to be able to search your files, or if you want to give permission first.
Once you have all your file sharing setup just log off soulseek and log back on so everyone can see you files. This is important because on soulseek a lot of people will not share or ban others who share no files. After this you can setup general options and personal info, even make a little bio with a profile photo.
Now you must start searching for files and you can do this lots of ways. One way is to “wish list” a file you are having trouble finding and soulseek will search all users in all rooms over time as long as you stayed logged on. Another is to enter rooms and just search for specific types of music, games or movies.
List of some soulseek rooms :
Drum and Bass
and a lot more …
You can enter any of the rooms and search for files under that rooms category, then talk to the other users in the room to trade files. If someone is bothering you , is rude , takes files without sharing or anything else, you can just ban them from your files and from sending you text.
Soulseek is by far the best p2p program out for underground music and is totally spy ware and ad ware free. I have used soulseek for 2 years with no bug or virus. If you are sick of all the p2p programs that make your PC run like crap or fill it with a lot of viruses soulseek is the answer. With a built in chat system linked to the file sharing you really get to meet the people you trade files with, unlike other programs. If you like soulseek, you can donate 10$ and get special download deal for a month to get more files faster.
I would personally recommend DSL or a cable connection with any p2p, but you could use dial up to. With high speed internet you can set the max number of downloads you accept and receive at once, I was trading songs in 2 minutes with another high speed user.
How do I share my own music on soulseek ?
Sharing your music on soulseek is easy and fun !!! You also have may ways to find people that like the type of music you make and talk to them even before sending them any of your music. One way to find people is threw the profiles , you can search / browse different members profiles and “likes and dislikes” section to find people with your taste. A second way to find people is to just enter the room of your muisic genre and start talking to people, search their music files for music that is similar to the music you make, browse the profiles of people in that room, post you have free mp3.s on scrolling room ticker, send files people that have opened their “accept uploads” option without talking to them or having them download from you. Really the ways to share your music is endless on soulseek and its free !!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend soulseek to any independent music producer / rapper … ANYTHING !!!
It’s the best and has been for years , happy sharing .