Freesoundscapes: Access the Freesound Database From A Web Page

Press Here To Enter The Site: Freesoundscapes

I am a real fan of FreeSound, there is such a wealth of sound on this site that it is almost impossible to imagine.  I encourage anyone and everyone to support this site in any way that you can.  If interested, you can access my FreeSound page here: reaktorplayer

The Freesoundscapes application has a great menu of options:

Have fun & experiment!

Radio Freesound

Correction from an earlier comment that I made about this site using the FreeSound API, I was informed that this is not the case.  So I sit corrected.  I will concentrate more on the application and capturing audio with freeware applications.

In the editor mode there is a “recent patches” section on the right of the screen.  Try a few of those to get an idea of what is going on with the application.  The only problem is that this application and many others has no way to save audio streaming from the page.  Audacity may have a way to record the audio output.  Here is a link to the page:

Press Here To Go To the Site: FreeSound Radio

If interested my FreeSound page is located here: reaktorplayer

By using the tags associated with the samples, the sounds may show up in the Radio Freesound edit page.

GenoMixer: Generative Music From Reference Chromosomes

This unusual and creative piece of on-line software creates musical patterns from a Genome Sequence. Seems to work well on most browsers and is capable of a fairly large range of sounds.

Press Here to enter the web site: GenoMixer

Here is some information about the project:

Code representing code, generated by code, and made from blood. A series of online artworks inspired by the human genome sequence and developed from dna profiles which are sequenced from blood samples. The online artworks are investigations into genetic codes mapped and re assembled online. The series enables a cross reference all the code on the genome sequence allowing you to intermix or breed your own variable; you can look at the new mix of chromosomes in real time; on line. You can also keep and print this pattern from the website. Works are enabled by dna code extracted from my blood.

Also along these same lines is a site called PROM-Protein Music Composer: PROM

When a protein sequence is entered into the on-line form, music will be created.

Electronic Music Review N°4

Tristram Cary– Superserialismus: Is There a Cure?
Symposium: Mixers and Level Controls
Robert A. Moog- Introduction to Mixers and Level Controls
James Seawright- Fundamental Concepts of Electronic Music Mixers
Gerald Shapiro- Functional Design of Electronic Music Mixers
Hugh Le Caine- Some Applications of Electrical Level Controls
Frederic Rzewski- A Photoresistor Mixer For Live Performance
Fernando von Reichenbach- The Sound Level Photoprogrammer
Robert A. Moog- Construction of a Simple Mixer
Paul Ketoff- The-Synket
Kurt Stone, Joel Chadabe- Reviews

Download The PDF Here: Electronic Music Review N°4 

The Complete Series Is At UbuWeb: UbuWeb Electronic Music Resources  As Always, Thanks to UbuWeb!

Sapling 1.1: Standalone Sound-Mangling Application Built With Max/MSP 5 (OSX)

This free application has a lot going for it and with a little practice, some very unique sounds can be found in it. The only disadvantage that I can see is that it takes only aiff audio files, but there are free and inexpensive audio converters out there if any conversion is necessary.  Here are the key features as listed by the web site:

•control loop start time, size, and playback speed of four audio files
drag and drop a folder of sound files for quick access to custom libraries of sounds
• randomizing of various parameters for unexpected results
• built-in stereo reverb and filtering effects
• record output to disk for further processing or conversion to other file formats
• store your favorite presets quickly and easily
• cpu monitor gives you realtime feedback concerning Sapling’s tax on your machine
• independent effects sends for each file and panning/balance control
• freeware (but <a title=””post”donations welcome)
• On/off toggles for each individual file, with hotkeys
• Ability to save and load presets to and from disk
• Access to I/O settings (Note: this feature was added to fulfill user requests. It has had minimal testing by the beta team, but all reports were positive).

Press Here To Enter The Web Site: Sapling 1.1

Here is a quickly recorded 2 minute piece using this software: Sapling

The Archives of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

This article presents a brief history of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (CPEMC), and an overview of its archives. The Center was one of the earliest and most influential centers of electronic music in the United States, especially during the decade or so after its founding. Established in 1959, assisted by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, it was a joint venture between Columbia and Princeton Universities, directed by composers Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky (representing Columbia), and Milton Babbitt and Roger Sessions (representing Princeton). The Center was active in supporting the work of many domestic and international composers wishing to work in electronic media, and was the locus for the composition of many important and influential works of electronic music. The Center also housed the RCA MKII synthesizer, the first programmable music synthesizer. The archives of the Center consist of roughly 80 percent sound recordings, principally reel-to-reel tapes, including original recordings of the concerts of the Composers’ Forum from 1951 to the mid-1970s. The remaining holdings include documents; manuscripts; technical manuals and blueprints, music manuscripts, sketches, and scores; bibliographies and discographies; photographs; slides; a small amount of correspondence; administrative records; and ephemera. The Center is still active today, as the Columbia University Computer Music Center. The archives have been recently deeded to the Columbia University Libraries, and some processing and preservation work has commenced.

Press Here To Download The PDF:  The Archives of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

Link To Audio Files At UbuWeb: AGP123 – US Electronic Music IV | Columbia-Princeton