Category: music

  • BBC Sound Effects Library

    These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license. Find the library here:

  • Generative Music: an example and introduction from Alex Bainter

    Creating systems to generate music is not new. Brian Eno created several such systems and coined the term “generative music” to describe their output. He was inspired by composers like Steve Reich, who had also experimented with generative music systems. You can find an unbelievably fantastic overview of generative music by Tero Parviainen at […]

  • Free Sound Samples: OLPC

    Free Sound Samples, from OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)

  • Record Making: Stoned Mode

  • EarlyE: 476 Tracks Covering the History of Electronic Music via …Caio Barros was an undergrad studying composition when he began digitizing his professor’s sizable collection of electronic music CDs in 2009. To increase its chances of mass distribution, he converted the collection into a torrent file. But somehow, that torrent disappeared from cyberspace. Now, for the first time, ubuweb is hosting this […]

  • What The Hell Was Megadeth, Arizona? — Cuepoint — Medium

    This is the story of how an unlikely threesome—a girl, a heavy metal band and their fans — pioneered the web at its infancy, bucked the status quo and proved that the Internet wasn’t a fad. It’s 1994. I’m working at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. via What The Hell Was Megadeth, Arizona? — Cuepoint — Medium.

  • Johnnyswim

    Once you’re able to see this three-song set by the band Johnnyswim, NPR Music will have published exactly 350 Tiny Desk Concerts — so we’ve developed a pretty good sense of when a set will stick in our memories for a while. We intuited, for example, that Adele was about to become a dominant force […]

  • Usman Riaz

    This is simply astonishing. Watch twenty seconds and you’ll be sucked into the world of Usman Riaz, an immensely talented 23-year-old Pakistani musician who will change your perception of how a guitar can sound and be played. What’s more remarkable is that this Berklee College of Music whiz kid learned much of his dazzling guitar […]

  • A-Rhythm-Etic

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  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness