David Sound. By SoundCloud.


Sound is around us every day. Music is sound. Speech is sound. Noise is sound.

On our mission to unmute the web, we’re dedicated to helping you capture and share the sounds you create. Whether that’s original music, podcasts or voice memos, we exist to bring your sounds front and center and aim to make sound a bigger part of our lives.

So a week after asking you what sounds means to you during Global Meetup Day, we asked 10 sound experts, enthusiasts and friends of SoundCloud (including Moby, Imogen Heap and many more) to talk to us about sound. We were amazed by the positive response we got from the people we asked and are thrilled to present to you the result:

Sound. By SoundCloud.

“Sound” from SoundCloud on Vimeo.

Despite the very different ways they think about and work with sound, they all converged on the idea that sound is incredibly important, often neglected and that if you listen better, there’s a whole new way to experience the world waiting to be discovered.

In the coming weeks, we’ll post lots of amazing footage from the interviews on http://soundcloud.com/sounds

If you want to share about what sounds mean to you tell us here http://soundcloud.com/groups/why-sound

We’d like to thank the following people for helping us putting this together:

Imogen Heap, Ben Rubin, Bruce Odland, Jad Abumrad, Moby, Tim Exile, Martyn Ware, Julian Treasure, Dr. John Levack Drever and Salvatore Principato for speaking to us. We also want to thank The Wilderness who worked with us to create this video.

  • Gprok1

    without sound, life would be boring, simple enough, now sympathize with death people.


  • Fantastic Video. Everyone should watch this!