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.

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

DevineSound: High Quality Sound Design & Music Production

Great Site To Visit With Lots Of Professional Free Samples & Reaktor Software & More


Press Here To Enter The Site: DevineSound

“During the past three years, Richard Devine has remixed top Warp artists like Aphex Twin and Mike Patton (Faith No More). He has released 4 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide.”

Read The Entire Richard Devine Interview At RME Here: RME

Sound Transit-Field Recording and Phonography

“SoundTransit is a collaborative, online community dedicated to field recording and phonography.

In the “Book” section of this site, you can plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the world.

In the “Search” section, you can search the database for specific sounds by member artists from many different places.
If you are a phonographer, you can also contribute your recordings for others to enjoy.

The Creative Commons Attribution license encourages the sharing and reuse of all sounds on this website.

Enjoy SoundTransit!”

Press Here To Enter Sound Transit

Free Musical Instrument Samples


Press Here For The Sample Site


The University of Iowa Musical Instrument Samples were created by Lawrence Fritts, Director of the Electronic Music Studios and Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Iowa in 1997.

The instruments were recorded in the Anechoic Chamber in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center at The University of Iowa on the following equipment:

Neumann KM 84 Cardioid Condensor Microphone
• Mackie 1402-VLZ Mixer
• Panasonic SV-3800 DAT Recorder

The recordings were digitally transferred to Macintosh Power PC 8500 though a Digidesign Audiomedia III interface (1997-1999) or to a Macintosh G4 through a Digidesign Digi-001 digital interface (2000-present).

The recordings were edited into soundfiles in Digidesign Sound Designer II (1997-1999) or Bias Peak (2000-present) consisting chromatic scales at three non-normalized dynamic levels, pp, mf, ff.

Each note is approximately 2 seconds long and is immediately preceded and followed by ambient silence.

Some instruments are recorded with and without vibrato. String instrument recordings include arco (bowed) and pizzicato (plucked). The only non-anechoic instrument is the piano, which was recorded in a small faculty teaching studio.

All samples are in mono, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, AIFF format. The exception is the piano, which is recorded in stereo.

The Anechoic Chamber in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center is housed in a 27,000 cubic foot space (30′ x 30′ x 30′) that is isolated from the rest of the building. The chamber is further isolated within the “vault” in that its contact with the floor, walls, and ceiling is through a series of springs. The 36″ baffles which fill the floor, walls, and ceiling contribute to sound absorption properties that extend down to 60 Hz.

Please feel free to use these samples in your research or music projects without restriction. You may also cite as a reference, link to our page from another web page, or provide a link in a publication using the following URL:


Please let us know how these samples are being used in your research, creative work, or recreation by contacting Lawrence Fritts at the University of Iowa.