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.