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Create pleasant background sounds
Another strange tool. Search for sounds, add them, and then draw on the timeline grid to play them to create unusual beats and soundtracks.
A tool to isolate tracks from an MP3 file.
Turn text into samples
Tonespace lets you play one note and intelligently augments what you’re playing with chords and arpeggios.
It connects via Midi (so to a synth or Garageband) and plays musically similar notes. Because it generates midi, you can “record” it and then use it in whatever DAW you are using.
Have fun with a strange digital choir
Make unusual sounds
Image into audio
Create crazy beats with Groove Pizza
Amazing tool to "play" a collection of samples whilst manipulating them.
Interesting tool that searches Freesound, and lets you create soundscapes by clicking samples repeatedly, or letting them loop.
Strange tool that takes the popular sounds from Freesound and turns them into an automatic soundscape.
Chipmunk or Dalek?
Create AR audio walks with this tool.
Create background soundscapes
Lovely free, web-based tele-prompter, or autocue. Really helpful if you're recording a voice track.
It even has mirroring so you can hold a sheet of glass, and reflect onto it, looking straight at the camera. Nice.
Paint to make sounds.
Play an unusual rational keyboard. Very eno.
Isolate vocals or drums from a music track to get your own "clean" samples.
Start the beats and beeps, let it play on.
Create immersive soundscapes, free wav download
I'm in love. Bespoke Synth is a way to make music and sounds using a visual flow diagram metaphor. Never have I had more fun. This tool is fabulous and free.
Edit wavs etc.
Search for sounds (on Freesound) they "play" similar sounds.
Use your keyboard to play samples
Search for sounds and create unusual loops of samples.
Start audio processing with a flow diagram like language in the browser. OMG! Amazing!
Do you want to hear what your voice would sound like in the Temple of Love in the Taj Mahal? Of course you do. You'll need headphones for this.
A tool that turns any audio file into midi.
A full, multi-track sequencing tool.
Can you make music with 3 unusual instruments?
From Wikipedia: I am sitting in a room is a sound art piece composed in 1969 and one of composer Alvin Lucier's best-known works.
The piece features Lucier recording himself narrating a text, and then playing the tape recording back into the room, re-recording it. The new recording is then played back and re-recorded, and this process is repeated. Since all rooms have characteristic resonance or formant frequencies (e.g. different between a large hall and a small room), the effect is that certain frequencies are emphasized as they resonate in the room, until eventually, the words become unintelligible, replaced by the pure resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself.
Lovely project where on one day people all around the world will stream the sound of the dawn chorus where they are.
The Truth Hurts is an audio adventure game on Spotify.
THE TRUTH HURTS is a choose-your-own-adventure book in Spotify.
There are also more inventive forms of audible storytelling like sound collage. Here’s a piece by Vicki Bennett (aka ‘People Like Us’) which takes bits of radio (including The Archers) and tells new stories with them.
This curated collection is part of a broader research endeavour in which data, sonification and design converge to explore the potential of sound in complementing other modes of representation and broadening the publics of data.
Incredible resource explaining how sound works, with lots of interactive widgets.
Orca is a fantastic. spreadsheet-like way to code music.
People turning data into sound
Collection of really interesting audio projects that make use of Freesound.org's archive of sound files.
Livecoding session. Watch people make music with code....LIVE!
Lots of sonification examples.
Listen to a montage of radio etc.
Auroral radio emissions are associated with the Northern Lights or Aurora. The most intense of these emissions is a phenomenon called Auroral Kilometric Radiation (AKR). It is produced in the auroral zones at an altitude between 3000 and 20 000 kilometres.
16,000 BBC sound effects for personal, educational or research purposes.
YouTube has bots that check your videos to make sure you haven't used a copyrighted music track in your video. All these tracks are free to use on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitch without copyright issues.
This guide shows you how to download tracks from the Audio Library.
There are also lots of sound effects to download too.
Pay special attention to attribution requirements, with any audio user ever.