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Jane Creating with Constraints: A Sound Design a Day

SoundCloud creator creating with constraints

Artwork by graphic designer beeple who has collaborated with Kyle to create audio-visual experiments featuring work from both their daily design projects.

Video game sound designer Kyle Vande Slunt has embarked on a challenge of recording a sound and using the raw recording source to add on sound design and musical elements. “I let experimentation naturally evolve,” says Kyle of his daily sound design project.

He started the project in May to get better at field recording and manipulating found objects to create unique sounds.

“It seemed like the best solution to improve several skills all at the same time. I’ve only been doing it for two months and can already see massive, positive changes in a lot of different areas,” says Kyle from his home in Champaign, Illinois.

Hear Kyle share more about why he’s interested in using field recordings to inspire and motivate him to continue flexing his sound design skills in this audio interview.

Enjoy highlights from Kyle’s daily creations from June, featuring sounds of pulling velcro to a dog panting as inspirations to meld additional sound effects together.

This week, we’ll be profiling more creators involved in creating sounds with constraints. Stay tuned on the blog, Tumblr and Twitter.

David Facelift

To end a fantastic year in style, our Product & Design team just gave some of the pages on SoundCloud a nice little facelift. Have a peek below and don’t forget to click-through to the individual pages to see them in detail.

New Tour pages:

With the new tour pages, we’re putting the spotlight onto some of the most popular features, the people (that’s you!) using them and the endless possibilities provided by connecting web, mobile and desktop apps with your SoundCloud account.

You’ll notice the navigation tabs on the top of the page: The Player, The Community, The Web and The Apps so click around to discover more. I’m really excited about how they turned out to be, beautiful.

Below the features in each category, we’ve also selected a few featured apps and users including a short introduction and some nice quotes by our fantastic users.

New Home page:

If haven’t seen it yet – log out from your account and discover our refreshed home page:

What do you think, how do you like it?