Sep 27, 2005

From Spain: The Freesound Project

A big shoutout to Asa for finding the Freesound site...absolutely amazing...I have been waiting all of my life for something like this:

Barcelona, May 2005

The Freesound Project, an internet community supporting free exchange of sounds by musicians, sound artists and researchers, has been launched by the Music Technology Group of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.
"The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples..."

When they say huge, they mean huge. The database is fantastic and the functionality superb. Not only can you play the sounds, but there is some limited overdubbing possible within the collection. I have to believe that I have only scratched the surface of this wonderful contribution to networld.

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