Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Geotagged sound samples

Sound + Place = Freesound's Geotags. check out this article on Creative Digital Music
Rather than dig through samples by abstract categories, you can use Freesound’s geotags to pull the exact ambience of certain parts of the world. It gives you the power to soak up the vibe of the beach at Playa del Medio without having to actually suffer through . . . erm . . . being at the beach. Okay, bad example. But while there’s the expected bias toward the U.S. and Europe, field recordings are slowly finding their way from other corners of the globe, too.
Granted, this may not be the kind of thing you'd need to hear if you were actually on the beach, but what if you were touring in Greece and wanted to hear the sweet sweet sounds of Yanni in the Acropolis? Just plug your headset in and hear it fade out as you run away. And will they soon be uploadable from your GPS-enabled mobile phone? Why not? Let's get on it Big Phone Companies! (Hey small phone companies! Here's your chance!)

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home