Last month was Global Meet Up day: hundreds of you participated all around the world, and you might have even seen some of the highlights we posted. In Berlin we did something special an audio scavenger hunt. And not only did everybody who participated have a great time, but we kept the fun rolling by bundling up all the samples and using them two weeks ago in the third Sound Bites competition. We got some pretty incredible entries: seriously, every single submission is totally awesome and creative. But it’s not a contest without winners, so without further ado, here are our top three!
The first place winner and recipient of a SoundCloud Premium upgrade and a SoundCloud swag pack is Liam Cooke of Dublin, Ireland. Naturally some of the scavenged sounds in Berlin included spoken German, and Liam managed to cut it up and mix it around enough that it sounds like a totally alien language. Great work, and great use of the samples.
Each of our two runners up get swag packs with SoundCloud t-shirts and stickers. And of course, bragging rights and the eternal jealousy of their friends. We’ve got Adi Chase of the UK, whose glitchy “Street Music” uses a bunch of the recorded sounds in a fun and interesting way.
Our final winner is Vinay Sudera‘s track “Retro/Future Clash”. Using so many of the samples as percussive elements was certainly a cool trick — check out the ticket machine sound — and of course it didn’t hurt to have the word “SoundCloud” in the lyrics so often :). Great work, and an altogether great track.
A huge thanks again to every single entrant. It was so much fun to listen to all of the amazing submissions, and I can really recommend checking out the rest of them.
Sound Bites #4
But now that we’ve got that wrapped up, it’s time to look at Sound Bites #4! This time around, the challenge is speaking in tongues.
All submissions have to include vocals (or something that resembles vocals) but they must speak some language not known by humans :). As always, you can submit a musical track, or any other kind of sound — a monologue, a poem, a soundscape — and submissions will be rewarded for creativity! As a recap, here are the rules:
- the recording should be something completely original, created, recorded, written by you
- you should make it all between Friday, June 17 and Monday, June 20 at 10 pm CEST
- it should be under three minutes long
- please put the words “Sound Bites” in the title of the track
- for the fine print, check out our Sound Bites Terms & Conditions
As with previous Sound Bites contests, we’ll be giving a Premium upgrade to the big winner, and exclusive swag packs to two runners up!
So submit your entries to the Sound Bites #4 group by June 20 at 10pm CEST using the DropBox below.