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SoundCloud Speaks | Episode #6 | Connecting and Collaborating with Community Fellows Guidebooks and NightBus Radio

As part of the 2012 Community Fellowship, Guidebooks created a full-length EP using sound bites submitted from the SoundCloud community. Jack Kennedy made music with locals in different cities he met while traveling across the US in his show NightBus Radio.

Guidebooks and Jack share the different meanings and experiences of musical collaboration. What are the challenges, triumphs and changes happen during the music-making process? Read more here.

If you have a collaboration you’re working on with other SoundClouders or one you’re proud of, share it with us in a timed comment here. Thanks for listening.

"Be in a band with everyone." Contribute to Guidebooks’ SoundCloud Community Fellowship

This is a guest post by Guidebooks, a 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellow. They need your help! All you need to do is send them an original sound sample you wish could be reinvented into something magical.

Hey All! So… lots of great sounds starting to roll in to our SoundCloud group.  
http://soundcloud.com/groups/raw-sounds-needed-for-new-guidebooks-recording. It really does feel like we have a lot of people joining our band all of a sudden!



We’re re-sampling the sounds and manipulating them to form what we need to write with.



Next it’s adding instruments to these samples and beginning to form compositions and songs around them.

But you know- this is tough! There’s a lot of notebooks filled with scribbled lyrics and half written lines. Slowly ideas are forming and some are coming from the contexts and stories around the sources of the sounds themselves.  

It’s strange and a little bit exhilarating to feel that as the samples roll in, we are not fully in control of what we will have to work with. It’ll be interesting to see what people send to us and what way we have to twist and adapt. This is an important part of the process though, like lifting your hands off the handlebars. It feels different, but in a good way.

Some work in progress to follow in the next couple of weeks! You guys can all tell us if we’re going in the right direction!

In adventures,
Guidebooks x

Guidebooks is a 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellow and they need your help!

How can you help? It’s as easy as pie. 

1) Send them an original sound/recording of yours (it has to be original!) to their Dropbox

2) They’ll use it and combine the other sounds they’ve received to create songs for their next full-length album release, From Where I Am Standing

That’s it! Thanks for participating!