Re: [linux-audio-user] [LAM] Music Made with Linux

From: Greg Wilder <greg@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 00:15:09 EEST


I'm quite sure that something like what you're describing already exists. I can't remember off the top of my head - maybe someone on the list will tell us what it is.

But what I'm talking about is a bit different. I'm talking about a community built and supported library of acoustic multi-sampled instruments. Various dynamics, articulations, mutes, etc. I can contribute the sound of a large concert grand piano - maybe someone has an interesting or rare guitar, bass, flute, or whatever. The high resolution factor might be optional, but it would certianly fill a major gap and give the commercial folks a run for their money.

Not to go crazy here, but imagine a wiki-like interface that allows users to add their own instruments - there might eventually be dozens of different pianos, voices, harps, etc. If we created a set of agreed upon naming conventions (ie. .as2. for A sharp 2, .st. for staccato etc.) then we could also use simple scripts to do searches like: all muted strings sounding A4...

-----Original Message-----
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 19:07:29
To:greg@email-addr-hidden, A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@email-addr-hidden>
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] [LAM] Music Made with Linux

On Thu, 28 Jul, 2005 at 05:01PM +0000, Greg Wilder spake thus:
> No. I only had access to them as a student. Since then, I've been using the Dan Dean Orchestral libraries. They're amazing but they ain't cheap...
> I have plans to create a high-res (24bit/88.2khz) library from my new Boesendorder 225 but it's a huge project that will take months to complete. I'd like to keep it "open" using the Creative Commons deal. Anyone else interested in contributing to something like this?

Hell yes! I've been thinking that we could do with some kind of
repository of open sampels. I have noises and beats I could submit.
Half the time, I create a beat or a sound I like and then can't decide
what to do about it, so it just sits on my HD. At least with
something like this there would be a chance for other people to make
use of it.

What kind of creative commons do you think would work best?
Sharealaike, no attribution would be my vote, I think.

Also, the 24/88 might be worth thinking about. I'm wondering if we
could maybe have a 24/48 source file and options to download a 16/44
or high quality ogg, converted on demand?

We should do this. I'm excited now.

> Greg
> From: Emmanuel saracco <esaracco@email-addr-hidden>
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 11:45:32
> To:Greg Wilder <greg@email-addr-hidden>
> Cc:linux-audio-user@email-addr-hidden
> Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] [LAM] Music Made with Linux
> Le Mercredi 27 Juillet 2005 17:08, Greg Wilder a écrit :
> Hi Greg,
> [...]
> > Digital sources were largely culled from the sound library at the
> > Eastman Computer Music Center.
> Are those sounds available on the archive downloadable here:
> If not: are they downloadable from somewhere?
> Thanks,
> Bye

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