SoundClouder of the Day | Red Elephant - Don’t You Think You’ve Been a Fool?
Red Elephant are an Irish/Liverpudlian duo with a doo-wop, rockabilly vibe and if you add their ages together you get 33. So, this Wednesday afternoon treat yourself to a dance around the office as Red Elephant are today’s SoundClouder of the Day.
Build a national correspondent network of South African youth radio journalists who broadcast, collaborate, and share content across radio stations.
Is anyone doing something like this now and how is your project different?
This new model integrates pre-existing audio platforms (SoundCloud, VoIP Drupal, Hindenberg audio editing software) to enable community-based youth radio reporters to produce and distribute well-informed news content aimed at youth.
What part of the project have you already built?
With the support of UNICEF South Africa, CRF has already set up two youth radio project sites that broadcast weekly shows, and will have an additional ten in operation by June 2012. Working with a strong curricular framework, each project site has fifteen active youth journalists and a team of four mentors who assist the youth in radio production and newsgathering.
All aspects of the required technology are ready for implementation, and CRF is working with partners to develop youth-friendly training modules to teach basic computer skills, audio editing, web literacy, mobile engagement, and SoundCloud sharing.
The Children’s Radio Foundation are working on a project to create a network of young, connected radio journalists in South Africa, by providing education, equipment, and connectivity, which is where SoundCloud comes in. They are currently in the running for the Knight News Challenge, whose assistance will help catapult their plans.
We’re big fans of the project, and can’t wait to see it fully realised.
We want to see and hear about your trip and all your favorite moments at SXSW this year. Use StoryWheel to create and narrate your own slideshow. StoryWheel is an app using the SoundCloud API and Instagram to allow you to create your own nostalgic slideshow, part of our SoundCloud Labs projects.
We used it for our 10 million users announcement by founders Alex and Eric. Need a refresher on how this works? Click below!
Share it with us in the linked comments and for the best ones we receive, we’ll reach out to you and send you some goodies! Send us your StoryWheels by April 10!
SoundClouder of the Day | Clara van Gogh | Erste Liebe (First Love)
Have a listen to Clara van Gogh’s romantic piano music on the first day of Spring! She recently joined SoundCloud and is today’s SoundClouder of the Day! Give her a warm welcome and pause to listen to her play piano. Listen to the rest of her tracks here.
As the weather heats up, the sounds of the sizzle and the spit of BBQs is something we’ll be hearing more and more. As we wait in anticipation of the season to be upon us, this week in Found Sounds we listen to the sounds of BBQ. http://bit.ly/toM2xH
During SXSW last week, I caught up with David Noël, Community Evangelist at SoundCloud, to talk about the launch of the The Vibe. We discussed what happens when creative communities join forces and combine their mediums of choice (3D printing and sound). Naturally, we recorded our conversation with the SoundCloud app and uploaded it.
The Vibe lets you turn your favorite SoundCloud sound into a 3D-printed iPhone case.
Want to touch the first sound you ever created? Want to carry your child’s first words around with you every day? No matter which sound you care about most, The Vibe by Shapeways lets you keep it in your pocket *and* protect your iPhone at the same time. Pretty rad.
John Rushton is our SoundClouder of the Day today! He creates music for media using electronics, acoustic, & orchestral instruments along with manipulated field recordings, and at times, circuit bent instruments. Woot! Check out all his tracks here!
SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at a great GPS triggered story telling app for the a little area in London called Hackney - which will play a big role this summer during the Olympics. Take a listen to this sample of the app, which is called Hackney Hear, and read more on the blog! You can get the app here.
Today’s SoundClouder of the Day ‘I’m Not Frank' is not Frank, he's Dylan Baker. Dylan writes rock music with hints of folk and country and is today's SoundClouder of the Day! Listen to his latest demos and follow him here.
They are the people who keep our streets from going quiet, they define the personality of our city and give it a soundtrack. This week in Found Sounds we’re listening to city soundtracks, with the sounds of buskers. Take a listen here.
SoundClouder of the Day | Benjamin Dauer | A Glimmer of Hope
Today’s SCOTD pick is Benjamin Dauer, based in Washington, DC. We featured ‘A Glimmer of Hope’ in the background during our first episode of ‘SoundCloud Speaks’, but felt it deserved it’s own spot. Benjamin creates ambient music, and is a active member of the community on SoundCloud.
Voices this week takes a look at some American Public radio stations using SoundCloud. This includes American Public Media’s The Dinner Party Download (which is awesome), NPR’s Science Friday and San Francisco station KQED! Take a listen to an excerpt from a recent Dinner Party show and listen to more on the blog!
SoundClouder of the Day | SIMPLE EYES | ANIMAL HEARTBEATS
Looping acoustic sounds with ambient electro, SIMPLE EYES makes for a pleasantly experimental listen. Put your headphones on and get lost in his sounds. Take a listen and give him a follow, he is today’s SoundClouder of the Day.
Saint Eden is from Christchurch, New Zealand. He creates chilled beats with the perfect bass (for optimal listening, use headphones). He is today’s SoundClouder of the Day! Listen to the rest of his tracks here.
Montag is going to be releasing one single a month over the course of the whole year, with each song creating its own sonic world, meant to be enjoyed one at a time. To add to the challenge, Montag will assign himself style restrictions to every month, keeping each single distinct and allowing him to explore new musical territory in the process.
Friday’s SCOTD comes all the way from Omsk, in Russia. Aleph is 19 year old Ivan Erofeev, who makes instrumental beat heavy music, with skittering percussion, and ever changing dynamics. His tracks move from low-slung hip hop, to frantic juke inspired workouts.
Today we’re announcing our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks’, where we’ll be taking an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, shedding light on new features, and showcasing some of your fantastic work!
In this first episode, we had a chat with Disquiet‘s Marc Weidenbaum about ambient music, noise, and the compositional challenges he sets using SoundCloud.
Marc curated Instagr/am/bient, where 25 ambient producers swapped Instagram photos and composed music to match the photo they received, and currently is running Junto weekly where Marc sets a weekly brief, giving users four days to submit a composition to a SoundCloud Group.
Today SoundCloud Voices takes a look at how Al Jazeera have been using the SoundCloud iPhone app to record interviews in Moscow during the build up to the Russian Elections. They’ve even been plotting this audio to a map too by setting the location in the app. Read more on the blog!
SoundClouder of the Day | Matty Ledoux | I Love Naming Boats, I Do It All The Time InMy Spare Time, “Spare Time” is a Good Boat Name
Matty Ledoux is really in to naming boats, he’s also really in to making some seriously great post-rock music. What he likes to call a “one man wolfpack”; Matty plays, loops, sequences, mixes and records all the tracks himself using his Abelton suite in the depths of Massachussetts. http://bit.ly/wobubm
Berlin is known as a city of singles. But is it really? Jen and Tam take a look at relationships and the single life in the city. The Mädels go veggie speed dating, peruse the BVG’s missed connections site, Meine Augenblicke, and talk to Berlin couples.
Charlie Chaplin once said "A day without laughter is a day wasted", so this week in Found Sounds we want to spread the sounds of laughing and we hope it’s contagious. Take a listen to a real ‘LOL’ or ‘HAHA’. http://bit.ly/vxPnLp