Jane Meet San Francisco SoundCloud Hero, Nicole Carter

Say hi to Nicole Carter of San Francisco, CA. Nicole is an East Coast native but has been living in San Francisco for a few years now. She has used SoundCloud in a variety of ways, like fielding questions from SF residents during the San Francisco mayoral election in October. Want to hear some sounds of San Francisco? Her recordings should be a great intro to the sounds of the city.

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I’m a digital sales account manager in real life. I focus on clients in the gaming industry, and it is a lot of fun. I definitely get to “do research” and play the games!

I record a lot of everyday/random sounds, like the traffic, music and conversations I might hear as I walk down the street, or the sounds in a cafe. I also record sound clips of concerts and festivals I go to. Right now, I capture all of my sounds via the Android app.

What are your aspirations for the SoundCloud community in your city?
Fundamentally, I want to get SoundCloud users together to meet, and to become friends and collaborators. It’s all about creating an engaged community whose members can help and enjoy one another, not to mention share sound content with one another. And if we can introduce music and sound lovers to SoundCloud in order for them to have a platform to share and listen, that’s awesome too! There are so many ways we can establish this community in SF, and I’m looking forward to getting started.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
I have really fond memories of trekking up to Corona Heights Park. There’s a great children’s museum up there that I used to volunteer at with a good friend. The view is spectacular, and Sutro Tower (which I love) is so close by. Otherwise, it’s hard to choose just one – I’ve had great times in many parts of the city!

What is your favorite sound and why?
Rain falling during autumn in the suburbs. The sounds remind me of the way the rain looks, smells and feels while looking out at it from my parent’s front porch. There also is a particular drum beat in a lot of electro/progressive/”dirty” house tracks that I love. I need to find out if that sound has an actual name, but it’s epic!

Where else can we find you on the web?
@_electroNic_ is my Twitter handle. I had also been dabbling in some WordPress & Tumblr action at one point, and I’ll let you know once I get those up and running again.

Anything else?
I feel strongly about electronic dance music, tea, and traveling. If you feel the same way, holler at me, and if you don’t, still holler – I’m sure we still have things in common! Overall, I’m super excited to meet a ton of great people in the near future.