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SoundsLA Help

ABOUT

SoundsLA is an ongoing series of audio postcards that start with a sound found in and around Los Angeles. The sound then leads to a story about a particular person, place or thing.

AGREEMENT

By uploading my sound, I understand that I own my recording, but I give KCRW permission to broadcast the recording on KCRW or KCRW.com in conjunction with their SoundsLA project. The piece, or portion of it, may be part of a program or presentation having to do with SoundsLA, and in turn may also be made available for podcast/download.

RECORDING ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

Your Android device or iPhone come equipped with a microphone which you can use to record sound. First find the microphone on your device (usually it’s on the bottom) and then find the recording app. Be sure to test it, and figure out how to get the file off your phone, before you make your recordings.

There are a lot of how-to’s online and different apps available which make this process better.

SETTING UP SOUNDCLOUD

Below are instructions on how to 1) set up a SoundCloud account and 2) Join the SoundsLA SoundCloud group.

1. To create an account, just go to https://soundcloud.com and click the orange "Sign up for SoundCloud" button. You will need to give SoundCloud your email address and a password.

2. Join the SoundsLA group by going here and clicking 'Join.’

HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR SOUND

1. Here's an article explaining how to upload: http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/626942-how-do-i-upload-my-sounds-

2. Once you've uploaded your piece, add it to the SoundsLA group page by going back to your public profile (http://bit.ly/Up6EeI) and clicking the 'Add to group' button that appears on your track player (http://bit.ly/Sn5Rz7). Then select the SoundsLA group from the drop down menu. You must join the group first before adding your sound.

SOUNDCLOUD HELP

If you get stuck at any point in this process, there's a lot of helpful info at http://help.soundcloud.com or you can submit a specific help request by going to http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/emails/new

CONTACT US

Please let us know if you need help or just want to email us your sound file, description and photo. SoundsLA@kcrw.org

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