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David Highlights From Global Meetup Day

Wow what a fantastic day: for SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day, more than a thousand SoundClouders attended over sixty meetups around the world. Every single meetup was unique in one way or another with attendances varying from a dozen into the hundreds. Thanks everyone for participating! It was truly amazing to see that many different gatherings unfold, it was actually quite thrilling to see so many SoundClouders meet in real life all around the world. We thought it’d be fun to share some of the amazing things we’ve seen from that day. Take a moment to dive in, let us know what you think in the comments and visit SoundCloud Meetup Map for the sounds of global meetups.


Created the backing track for their meetup podcast:


Featured Tim Exile’s interactive LiveJam, using the samples you sent him via SoundCloud!


Promoted their SoundCloud Colombia group as a great place to share their own music and learn of new talents.


Kicked off 64barmusic project, including discussing future monthly events to highlight local artists.

San Francisco

Featured an interesting live act:


Had a producer showcase along with a live mix.


Held a production lecture and finished with Chinese New Years’ celebrations.

New York City

Emanuel And The Fear performed an acoustic session:

Quick interview with Calvin Williams aka cdubny

Quick interview with 88-keys


Live jammed and exchanged tips.


Met with the desire create something for all of South America.



Gathered at a book & music store.

Hong Kong

Introductory seminar at the Hong Kong Social Media Week to show how to share music online.


Held workshops where they created tracks in groups.



Held seminars and played the attendees own music.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Played live & discussed potential future collaborations for Newcastle SoundClouders.


Cooperated with a Greater Boston festival for showcasing music, art and technology.


Had a couple of presentations along with several live acts.


Produced, jammed, recorded and mixed.


Met in a local radio station and created a mashup of everyone’s tracks:


A couple of improvisational performers brought circuit bending equipment and did live recordings, which was then remixed:

Second Life

Started by SoundClouders who couldn’t attend a meetup near their area but still wanted to join in on the fun. Totally awesome!

If you missed out, don’t worry, there are a couple of upcoming meetups and you can always organize your own here:

Moscow (February 26)

Birmingham (February 27)

Tokyo (March 4)

Geneva (March 5)

Chicago (March 9)

Seattle (March 9)

San Francisco (March 24)

SoundCloud The Final Countdown to Global Meetup Day — One Week Left!

Global Meetup Day is exactly one week away, and we can’t hide our excitement anymore! It’s happening on February 9th, and we’re taking some time out to show you the incredible events organized by SoundClouders all over the world.

Kicking it off in advance is Singapore’s meetup tomorrow along with Bucharest’s workshop this Saturday. If you live in those areas, check them out and RSVP before it’s too late!

Over here in Berlin, we’re holding the meetup at our headquarters. We’re asking attendees to upload their own samples/field recordings either before or during the meetup! If you prefer to create something longer, the sample group will be your goody bag. That’s right, choose the sample(s) you like the most and create a full track with them! Once that track’s done, upload it to our Meetup Track Shack. We’re hoping that all contestants will use the SoundCloud record button to create these samples and tracks — may the best track AND sample win (prizes will be awarded to the winners)! And, for the SoundCloud users who just want to sit back and enjoy the ride, you’re more than welcome — we have a special spot for you too ;)

Here are some other cool meetups happening on the 9th:

  • In London, Tim Exile will be doing a live jam at the Cargo
  • Studios 301 will be the host in Sydney, where they’ll be bringing a musical weapon of choice each
  • Dublin is having a mad producers’ night in a blue double-decker bus
  • Glasgow’s having an incredible laptop jam
  • Get together and perform in Boston
  • In Montréal, they’ll produce a radio show
  • Producer showcase in Atlanta
  • Vilnius is organizing a workshop
  • Hong Kong is hosting a seminar
  • New York will have a live acoustic session by Emanuel Ayvas

That’s not all, folks! Head over to meetup.com to see if one is happening near you!

On Global Meetup Day, remember to tag all your tweets with the hashtag: #scmeetup. All tracks uploaded with the word “scmeetup” will be put on our Meetup Map (screenshot seen above), which will be publicly released before the big day. Happy collaborating and meeting!

David The SoundCloud Global Meetup Day – Create Locally, Share Globally

SoundCloud users are spread all over the globe. That’s what makes this community of sound creators so fantastic. Every day, we receive emails from users telling us how SoundCloud has helped them connect with people all around the world, totally awesome!

Last year’s first global SoundCloud meetup day saw dozens of local meetups organized by users for hundreds of participating users and today, together with you, we want to take things to the next level.

Save the date for February 9, 2011 for a second installment of the Global SoundCloud Meetup Day.

From Santiago to Tokyo and from Auckland to Vancouver, we’re calling all SoundCloud user and enthusiasts to join us on a creation journey around the world. Get creative with like-minded users in your city to record, create and produce locally and share globally with your community and beyond. Let’s show the world that the SoundCloud community is the largest community of sound creators on the planet! :)

How can you get involved?

As an organizer:

1) If you’d like to organize a meetup in your city, head over to our Meetup page and see if your city is already listed. You can either claim to be the organizer or set up a new meetup. Check this step-by-step guide to learn how to set up your meetup

2) Select a venue that enables collaboration to create sounds as a group. This can be a studio, an office, a co-working space, your living room, your choice! Just make sure that there’s access to the web so you can create and share from there.

3) In addition to your own equipment, check out our Apps Gallery for a selection of sound and music-making apps to get the creative juices flowing.

Recommended apps:

Record with the SoundCloud apps for iPhone or Android
KORG iMS-20 – an awesome analog synth studio for the iPad
Freestyle app – write and rhyme on-the-go
improVox – turns your voice into an expressive instrument with real-time pitch correction and harmonization.
Nanostudio – a virtual recording studio for iPhone and iPad
AmpKit – iPhone guitar amp and effect studio

4) Promote your meetup on Facebook and Twitter and invite your friends to join. We will help you promote your meetup through our channels and will also send you a meetup kit including stickers, SoundCloud name badges and a tshirt!

5) Get excited for February 9!

As a participant:

1) Head over to our Meetup.com page, search for your city and if you find a meetup near you, click “I’m interested”

2) Help to spread the word and share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter

3) Get excited to join other SoundClouders to create some memorable sounds on February 9: a club-stomping track, a podcast, field recordings from that night, some sound effects or interview other SoundClouders about their SoundCloud experience.

We really can’t wait for February 9 and follow the creations you will all will come up with. Ourselves will be hosting a meetup in Berlin, London and San Francisco. We have a few more cool things lined up for that day so keep an eye out on our Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates.