The Listening Project The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library that invites people to share an intimate conversation, to be recorded and broadcast by the BBC and, if suitable, curated and archived by the British Library. These conversations will form a unique picture of our lives today, preserved for future generations. Visit The Listening Project website (BBC) and get involved. Throughout the Project, our experts will be discussing these conversations and highlighting related recordings in the archive, on their Sounds blog.
How Sam Phillips Invented the Sound of Rock and Roll For the next two years, Sun Studio continued to be Sam Phillips' laboratory. While helping to launch the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, he remained the mad genius of sound. In 1954, Phillips acquired two state-of-the-art Ampex 350 tape recorders and started playing around with what we now call "slapback echo delay"—the echo that results when you record to one tape machine's record head while also recording the playback (usually the vocals) being played on another machine. The actual physical space between the heads of the machines makes for an audible delay and echo, a unique and iconic sound best heard on tracks like Elvis' "Blue Moon of Kentucky." It soon became one of Phillips' main tricks, and one that few others knew how to do correctly. In 1956, Elvis wanted wanted to use the slapback echo on his first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel."
Download & Streaming : Audio Archive by Community Audio collection eye You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection. These thousands of recordings were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your audio. Productivity vs. Getting Things Done This post originally appeared on the Exist blog. I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done. For me, it includes things like trying out new task managers, reading blog posts about productivity and stocking up on stationery I don’t need.
Stroke of Genius: How Derek Amato Became a Musical Savant Derek Amato is one of only a few dozen known "sudden savants." Derek Amato hide caption toggle caption Derek Amato Derek Amato is one of only a few dozen known "sudden savants." Puremagnetik - Free and Premium Ableton Live Packs, Kontakt Instruments and Sound Programming Buy for $15 Captured entirely from an original General Instruments AY-3-8910 three-voice programmable sound generator, PM-8910 is packed full of goodies for old-school gaming and chip sound enthusiasts. The AY-3-8910 and its variants became popular chips in many arcade games, and were used on, among others, the Intellivision and Vectrex video game consoles, Amstrad CPC, Oric 1, Colour Genie, Elektor TV Games Computer and Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+2/+3 home computers as well as the Mockingboard and Cricket sound cards for the Apple II family. PM-8910 is the perfect companion and addition to Puremagnetik’s constantly growing arsenal of retro computer sounds and has been programmed especially for Live, Kontakt and Logic.
100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. Continuator Continuator The Continuator is a usable musical instrument combining techniques from interactive and automatic learning systems. It learns and interactively plays with a user in the user's style. It is based on a Markov model of musical styles augmented to account for efficient real time learning of musical styles and to arbitrary external bias. The Continuator is an attempt to bridge the gap between two classes of traditionally incompatible musical systems: 1) interactive musical systems, limited in their ability to generate stylistically consistent material, and 2) music composition systems, which are fundamentally not interactive. The purpose of Continuator is to extend the technical ability of musicians with stylistically consistent, automatically learnt musical material.
ScaleReference java.lang.Object java.lang.Enum<ScaleReference> midiReference.ScaleReference All Implemented Interfaces: Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. From all the documentaries above, it's evident that our society needs a new story to belong to. Converse Music New York City psychedelia aficionados Whitewash have a knack for working within constraints. The project began in 2012 when Jon (bass) and Sam (guitar) met at NYU and started playing along to Ween songs together. When Jon met Evan (drums) in jazz auditions, he convinced him to join them, and they started playing around with their sound with covers of Led Zeppelin, Mac Demarco, and Thee Oh Sees.