An interview with Freesound's Bram de Jong
Freesound is just a wonderful website. It's part of a project by Bram de Jong which aims to teach computers to recognize sounds. As an off-shoot of the research Bram has created a website in which he uses googlemaps to geo-tag some of the sounds in the large freesound database. Clicking on the tagged sounds is like sending your ears on world cruise. Knife sharpeners in China and Spain, musical cactii in Australia, lawn-mowers in the Netherlands the whole world is there for you to listen too.
This interview with Bram ran in a truncated form on the pods and blogs segment on BBC Radio Five Live. But this podcast has added "bonus features" including the sound of dolphins and the sound of my apartment...how exciting! It was recorded using Googletalk - all the pops, wheezes, distortions and other odd noises are the product of my ineptitude as a sound engineer and no reflection on the freesound archive.
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What a fantastic podcast. Great listen! I did twice.
Posted by: Mr.Behi | Mar 12, 2006 3:25:04 AM
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