This has been on the cards for a while and SceneSound has finally opened the floodgates. If you haven’t heard already, SceneSound is a MP3 torrent tracker that deals primarily with scene releases and is similar to VIPMusic in terms of indexed content. Several months ago, when veteran MP3 tracker SoftMP3 went down, several new private trackers were launched as potential replacements. SceneSound was one of them and many would agree with us when we say SS has been the most successful SoftMP3 replacements to date. For the several months it has been online, there haven’t been many open signups. However in celebration of Christmas, the tracker will be open for exactly 1 day.
As a scene only music tracker, SceneSound’s recent growth has been impressive. The site currently tracks close to 20000 torrents and has a strong user base comprising of many active members. We’ve seen a lot of trackers initially uploading hundreds of new torrents per day and then soon lose the momentum after a few weeks. This however hasn’t been the case with SceneSound – there’s still a healthy flow of new releases everyday even after a few months since launch (around 25 new music albums each day). Lots of MP3 music albums as well as lossless (FLAC format) tracks may be found on this tracker. Pre times on torrents are decent and download speeds are generally pretty good.
Some of you who are familiar with torrent site scripts such as TBDEV and Gazelle might find SceneSound’s layout a little different. That’s because the site is built on SoftMP3’s custom source which was made public after the site shut down. While there are changes made to the layout, popular SoftMP3 features such as the archive section, lossless music section, customizable start page, easy to read FAQ and rules presentation, toplists and requests have all been retained. Note that older releases (older than 1 month) can be found only in the Archive section of SceneSound (entire archive section is freeleech).
Signups for SceneSound are currently open. However, keep in mind that open registrations will only last for 24 hours. If you are interested in scene released English music, now would be a good time to create an account on this tracker.
Site Name: SceneSound (http://scenesound.org/)
Signup URL: http://scenesound.org/signup.php
At one point, SceneSound banned IP ranges from 23 different countries from accessing the tracker/web site. This move drew wide criticism from the BitTorrent community and most of the country bans were eventually lifted.