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Jane Meet Dallas SoundCloud Hero: Sydnee Johnson

SoundCloud Heroes are inspirational leaders who bring people together around sound by cultivating and engaging unique communities.

We continue our introductions of our newest SoundCloud Heroes. Please say hello to Sydnee Johnson, an aspiring sound designer from Dallas, TX. She started a new group centered around redesigning and reinventing sounds and is a pretty swell storyteller to boot.

Quick Facts:
Name: Sydnee Johnson
SoundCloud: Sydnee Johnson
Location: Dallas, TX

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I’m an aspiring sound designer based in Dallas, TX working to develop audio for media. Being part of different groups on SoundCloud has given me the opportunity to draw inspiration from many great sound creators, which has moved me to push myself to think more creatively by showcasing my sounds to a broader audience. Be it right from the app on my phone or with my portable recorder, because of SoundCloud I am now always looking for great moments in life to record.

What is the collaboration idea that you would like to accomplish with the SoundCloud community?
In dealing with sound design, I have always appreciated the fact that sound can be turned into anything. You can reverse, slow-down, pitch shift, absolutely anything you want and turn it into something more interesting. My sound collaboration idea is dedicated to sound creators of all trades: sound designers, musicians, SFX recordists, etc.

I will record and release a new sound every week on my collaborative Sound In / Sound Out group, and every week the sound will be made downloadable to all the group members. You, the group members, will take the sound and design it into whatever you want: a song, a sound effect, a drone, anything! You will then re-upload the newly designed sounds back onto the page and make your sounds downloadable to all other members, and boom we have a community pot of sounds! Don’t worry I’ll be re-designing, too. I won’t just be collecting your beautiful sounds!

As for a sound collaboration in my city, I’d like to bring more sound creators to SoundCloud by gathering sound artists’ material in their humble beginnings–a band just starting out, or sound designers and recordists just breaking in. I believe the humble and passionate beginning stages of one’s life is a beautiful time, especially for us as sound creators.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
One of my favorite places in the city is the West end of Dallas, which is a small busy portion of downtown Dallas. I love going out there to capture the sounds of the night life, or just to walk around and admire the city. You can also meet some very interesting personalities down there!

What is your favorite sound and why?
Although I deal mostly in developing hard sound effects, I love the natural sounds of environments. I find the ambience of a park, or a city, or forest, very comforting because it’s the world developing itself perfectly into a great sound.

Where else can we find you on the web?

Marie SoundCloud Local: Dallas

Photo taken by Ken Lund, found on Flickr

Yee-haw! This week, we’re zooming in on Dallas, USA, to see what kind of SoundClouders we can find there. Hear who we found below, you may be surprised!

oneofus
Oneofus, also known as Rowby Mcfly, mainly uses his SoundCloud page to display his projects that are still works in progress. Even with that taken into consideration, the sounds on his page are impressive! Hear some of them below and as he says “stay tuned for further transmissions”.

soundcloud.com/oneofus-1

ManFromTexas
This man from Texas is named Dewey Hocevar and he likes to play around with many instruments and genres. Technically speaking, he’s a composer and creative technologist, and likes to create music for film, ballets, dances and commissions. Hear his work in progress for orchestra, choirs and organ below.

soundcloud.com/manfromtexas

jack catch
This guy’s full of strange, surreal, experimental, abstract noises. He’s created an album based on digital noise assembled from destroyed cut-ups of educational films and public service announcements. He also enjoys good cheeses. His tracks are very avant-garde and interesting to listen to, so check ‘em out!

soundcloud.com/jackcatch

USTEXASPREZ
Brady Redding is a Texas country music singer/songwriter/producer/publisher & musician. Whew! That was a mouthful. He has 2 albums so far, one was produced in Texas and the other was produced in Nashville. If you were hoping for some good ol’ country music, here you go!

soundcloud.com/user5439431

Lthrboots
Woot! Now, let’s listen to some intense industrial electronic music. Lthrboots is a one-man band comprised of Jerry G. Jones. He does the vocals, keyboards and drums all on his own. He recently just released a new album called Domination. Hear some of it below in the black player.

soundcloud.com/lthrboots


Want more? Here you go!

And of course, if you’re based in Dallas, here’s a group you can contribute to :)

Last week was Global Meetup Day! Dallas, how was yours?

If you missed the big day, keep an eye on Meetup.com to see if a SoundCloud meetup is coming your way and feel free to start your own!