Woo! Today’s SoundClouder of the Day is Gronxkey, based in Seattle, making some wonky abstract sounds, and uploading frequently. Get a taste of this by listening to “Flowover” above. And of course, here’s the link to Gronxkey’s profile.
Curt Smith, singer-songwriter (and half of Tears For Fears), re-released his solo album Mayfield today (November 15th), and it’s streaming entirely on SoundCloud. Have a listen to the audio commentary Curt recorded above about the album! Pretty awesome stuff!
Additionally, the album is released under a Creative Commons license under his own KOOK Media banner. You can learn more about the release here and stream the album here or below!
Last week BradySzabo sent us in this great audio nomination for Bl4ck, as his favorite SoundClouder. We loved his sentiments for Bl4ck and announced him as last weeks T-Shirt Tuesday winner, and told you all to go check his tracks out.
This week we want to hear even more nominations!!! Pick up your mobile and hit record, or go to the site and let us know who your favorite SoundClouder is right here.
We’ll then spend the afternoon listening to what you’ve got to say about your fellow SoundClouder’s and announce our favorite tomorrow!
If you take a stroll from Hackescher Markt to Rosenthaler Platz, please note that you’re passing a world class company. The Soundcloud office lies just across the basketball field where their employees enjoy a game or two during summer.
Last friday the world renowned audio platform with the slogan “Everyone has sounds to share. Now you can share yours.” opened its doors to the Friday’s at Six radioshow, F@6, a weekly radio show about startups in Berlin. Broadcasting live from the Soundcloud conference room four senior employees talked about the product, strategy and company culture.
At the show Marketing Director Thom Cummings said that Soundcloud has reached an impressive 8 million users. With the launch of the HTML5-player, Android App and Ipad App it took Soundcloud only 43 days to add one million new users. Talking about Hockey Stick Growth!
Head of Community Management David Noël who now leads a team of seven people explained what drives him to make the user experience better. Really interesting stuff for all community managers out there!
Audio Content Manager Ben Fawkes told us about his travels around the world where he raises awareness of Soundcloud’s pivot from a music-centric plattform to a general audio platform.
Also at the show was Soundcloud newbie Marcus Schaefer (screen designer). After his first two weeks with the company he says that leaving New York for Berlin was the right thing to do.
SoundClouder of the Day | Diederik de Jonge | Life is an offspring
Based in Bali, Diederik de Jonge likes to create different kinds of music, but is focusing mostly on Gamelan music at the moment. He especially likes creating music with Logic and an M-Audio MIDI keyboard. Check out “Life is an offspring” and the rest here!
When I decided to do a radioshow about startups in Berlin, Soundcloud was the first one on my mind. It took a while to get them as a host but today I finally reached my goal. I am incredibly proud to present to you an exclusive broadcast out of their office. We’re doing a special wich means that we will only talk to Soundcloud people. Getting the inside scoop so to say. In 60 minutes no question can stay unanswered.
In the 60’s, space exploration was an American obsession. This hour of Radiolab, charting the path from romance to increasing cynicism.
We begin with Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan, with a story about the Voyager expedition, true love, and a golden record that travels through space. And astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the Coepernican Principle, and just how insignificant we are.
SoundClouder of the Day | American Radio | Make you a room
The favourite song of “American Radio” is the theme for That ’70s Show, the 2nd version that is (which is from season 2 and on, just in case you were wondering). Have a listen to what his style is like above and here!
Alex from Toronto is one of our Community Fellows, her project is called United Sounds.
She’s working on building the largest collection of audio recordings of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. There are 370+ different translations of the document and Alex encourages people from around the world to record a version in their own language. To date, she collected 47 different versions from various people around the world (including Sanskrit!)
While every recording and language has its own special touch, the actual people and stories behind the individuals recording these versions are even more special.
Listen to Alex sharing some of the stories in this voice message. It gave me goosebumps and proved to me that the internet can be a magical place.
SoundClouder BradySzabo nominated fellow user Bl4ck for the award. We loved the idea of two users remotely working together across SoundCloud, even with people they’ve never met, to produce their tracks!
Take a listen to the nomination and explore the music Bl4ck has to offer.
Guitarists! Sound Engineers! Audio Technicians! Music Producers!
AIR Studios has announced a very special weekend training event…
On 26-27 November a guitar recording masterclass will be presented by legendary producers and engineers and will feature performances, demonstrations and Q&A sessions with well-known guitarists, including:
seminal guitarist and music producer Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, David Gilmour, Brian Eno, Steve Winwood)
world-renowned guitar player Elliot Randall (Steely Dan, Carly Simon, The Blues Brothers, James Galway, Eddie Kramer)
guitarist / UK producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Paul Simon, Annie Lennox and Grace Jones)
If you want to come along all you have to do is submit a question for any of the three legendary guitarists listed above by writing it on Air Studio’s Facebook Wall!
Whoever submits the best question will be given a free ticket to the event and the chance to have their question answered live!
SoundCloud user, Dave McKeown, is planning to compose a new piece of music, using nothing but samples of the SoundCloud community saying the words “Sound” and “Cloud”, no instruments, no drum machines, just your voices.
He did something similar with water sounds a few months ago:
He’s been collecting samples via his dropbox for the last week, and will continue to do so till the end of next week, at which point, he’ll start to stitch together all the voices to produce something new, and unique to the SoundCloud community.
The quality of your recording doesn’t matter, or the format, Dave’s only request is that you enable downloads when you send him your sample. Have a listen to Dave’s explanation above, get your REC button ready, and help Dave out!
Found Sounds: Pardon? No comprende? I don’t understand!
Excuse me? Pardon? I can’t understand you! This weeks Found Sounds looks at the different accents around the world. Take a listen to a Yorkshire Man, a New Yorker and see if you can tell the difference between Spanish and Catalan.
If you think you can do a better impression, or want to share your own accent with us then you can share it to this Group for us to listen to!