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Jane Hello Heroes: Audiobiography


Who are you and what’s important to you? SoundCloud Heroes are kicking off the year with a community organized project: Audiobiography, an opportunity to introduce your profile and sounds.

Whether you’re a listener or an avid creator, introduce yourself by participating in this collective project. All languages are welcome to participate. It’s easy:

  1. Record or creatively share a sound that describes and answers the question: who are you and what’s important to you? Perhaps it’s a freestyle rap, or a recording that features your latest piano composition as background music. Keep the track to ~90 seconds.
  2. Name the track Audiobiography with your name, as such “Audiobiography: Ben Z.” Add a description.
  3. Tag the track “audiobio” and upload.
  4. If you have the Spotlight feature, pin the sound to the top of your profile. You can also add the sound to your profile’s description under your Advanced Settings.

All languages are welcome to participate. Please see available translations here (more coming):
German translation
Spanish translation
Italian translation
Indonesian translation
Russian translation
French translation
Dutch translation
Turkish translation

Here’s an example from SoundCloud Hero Ben Z. who uses hip hop to express who he is. Hear all the other Audiobios uploaded so far.

See the latest recaps featuring Audiobio submissions: Round-up #1, Round-up #2.

Audiobiography is going to be massive, and SoundCloud Heroes want everyone in the community to be part of it. They’re aiming to collect as many audiobiographies as possible by March 31, and even more throughout the year. Your audiobiography will be shared in the coming months on SoundCloud, on our official blog, and in a creative showcase, which we’ll be announcing soon.

Connect with people around the world and hear the people behind the sounds.

Jane Hello Heroes: Welcoming new Heroes in 2013

The sounds and stories that happen across continents, languages and genres in the SoundCloud Community continually move us: it’s amazing to see support and camaraderie flowing back and forth in comments, creativity executed in collaborations, and smaller communities forming as part of the whole.

We want to honor that by recognizing leaders in the community who maintain SoundCloud’s positive spirit and showcase the infinite possibilities for connectivity and collaboration. Say hello to the SoundCloud Heroes: community leaders who connect and inspire.

Whether encouraging sound creators to participate in community-organized projects, or welcoming new members as they make their way around the platform, Heroes are here to help you connect and achieve great things.

We first introduced the Heroes program last February and held an in-person Summit with our first group of ten Heroes in our San Francisco office in April. Over the months, Heroes organized Global Meetup Day, the program grew to include 20 Heroes, shared their tips on collaborating and a focus on community collaborations developed.

Starting this year, we’re excited to announce that Heroes now go global. Please welcome the following new members:

Oliver Sadie (London, UK)
Jay Stansfield (Lancashire, UK)
Dave McKeown (Devon, UK)
Ian Melvin (Fleetwood, UK)
Rónán Kearney (Derry, Ireland)
David Barclay (Newport, Wales)
Marc Weidenbaum (San Francisco, CA)
Cyra Morgan (Connecticut/NY)
Darius Greene (Austin, TX)
Joaquín Mendoza (Caracas, Venezuela)
Jaze Baqti (Le Mans, France)
Julie aka Julsy (Montpellier, France)
Julie Wind (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Kine Hjeldnes (Oslo, Norway)
Charlie Didjelirium (Shanghai, China)
Milana Zilnik and Arty Sandler (Ottawa, Canada)
Jacqueline Ball (Sydney, Australia)

Hear introductions from all current Heroes below as they share how they use SoundCloud and connect with the community. Please give them a warm welcome:

And that’s just to start: more Heroes will be added to the program in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned for exciting news in the next few weeks about what the Heroes are cooking up by following their individual profiles and http://soundcloud.com/soundcloudheroes.

Get involved in the projects they lead, suggest ideas yourself that you want to achieve with the community, and connect with others. We’re looking forward to making more magic happen in the SoundCloud community with your talent and support!

Jane Meet Cuyahoga Falls, OH SoundCloud Hero: Bryn Martin

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

If you’ve missed it, we introduced our newest SoundCloud Heroes this past week! Last but not least, we’d like to introduce you to musician Bryn Martin, aka Bryyn. He has been an active SoundClouder for almost two years, collaborating with folks all around the world and would like to purse a boundary-pushing sound idea with your help called “Sound Font.” Curious? Listen and read on below. Take a listen to Bryn retell the journey of the release of his full-length album ‘In Shapes’ as well.

Quick Facts:
Name: Bryn Martin, aka Bryyn
SoundCloud: Bryyn
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
In real life I’m a neuroscientist. To be honest, it’s really fun! You would like it. On SoundCloud, I try to act like a musician. There isn’t much difference!

What is the collaboration idea that you would like to accomplish with the SoundCloud community?
I would like to make a sound font machine! This is a machine that would turn the curves and edges of text into sounds. Imagine you have a conveyor belt, like at the grocery store, and it drags your letters under a digital camera that takes intermittent pictures. The pictures would then get converted into sounds based on taking derivatives of the letter edges. This machine could be really fun because different languages might sound different. We would have a SoundCloud widget that you could type comments into and then the comments would turn directly into a sound font track! it would be like a reverse SoundCloud widget. You would make the sounds with the comments, and people could then make their own stories!

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
In Cuyahoga Falls, there is this deep valley and it’s all green and looks like you are in the jungle without any city around!

What is your favorite sound and why?
There is a bell buoy sitting out in the Nantucket sound that is all red and it rings all day and night…even in the fog. That’s my kind of bell.

Where else can we find you on the web?