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Jami SoundCloud Speaks – #2 – Roman Mars

Today we’re happy to present another installment of our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks’. The series gives us a chance to take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, whether they’re interesting users, fun projects or shiny-new features we’ve introduced.

In this episode we’ll hear from SoundCloud power-user and radio-producer extraordinaire, Roman Mars. Roman lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, producing the popular podcast and micro-radio show 99% Invisible. He is also the host, program director, and creative mind behind PRX’s fantastic 24-hour story stream, Public Radio Remix. Listen in, as we talk with Roman about his projects, how he got started in radio, and his on-going love affair with the human voice on tape.

For a list of the music featured, head to this show’s page on SoundCloud.v

SoundCloud Speaks is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment here, or sending us a voice message at our dropbox. We’re also looking for some more voices for our intro jingles, if you fancy being included, just send us a recording of you saying ‘SoundCloud Speaks’, and we’ll throw it in the mix.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!

(For more spoken word, check out our blog series ‘SoundCloud Voices’)

Jami SoundCloud and Ableton

Ableton has long been the number one choice for musicians, whether for songwriting, making beats, remixing or live performances. At SoundCloud, we know that many of you depend upon it, indeed many of our team members use it on a regular basis privately (and it’s even been used in a masterclass or two!). It’s therefore with great pleasure to announce that SoundCloud and Ableton, two great Berlin audio companies, have teamed up to give our communities something unprecedented and very, very awesome.

The news? Ableton now comes with SoundCloud sharing baked in – yes, upload straight to SoundCloud. To celebrate, SoundCloud is offering Ableton users 5 months of SoundCloud Pro, for free. You can find the details here. So what does the SoundCloud community get? Ableton has been generous enough to offer the entire SoundCloud community a free copy of Live Lite 8 so that everyone can get started making their own sounds.

(Our free Live Lite offer was only available until the 31st of May, 2012. You can however check out Ableton’s 30 day trial at http://www.ableton.com/free-trial )

And that’s not all – come May there will be a competition to compose a sound with parts from M83, Junior Boys and Nosaj Thing. Of course, you’ll need Ableton with SoundCloud to enter,  so make sure to update your copy of Ableton to get SoundCloud sharing and if you don’t have it yet, claim your copy today!

Jami Introducing ‘SoundCloud Speaks’, our new audio series!

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.

Marc Weidenbaum

For a list of the music featured, head to the show’s page on SoundCloud.

If you’d like to get involved with Marc’s projects, head to disquiet.com, or visit the Junto SoundCloud group.

SoundCloud Speaks is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment here, or sending us a voice message at our dropbox. We’re also looking for some more voices for our intro jingles, if you fancy being included, just send us a recording of you saying ‘SoundCloud Speaks’, and we’ll throw it in the mix.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!

(For more spoken word, check out our blog series ‘SoundCloud Voices’)