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

From: David Collins <davidcollins78@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 00:09:02 EEST

Greg Wilder wrote:
>>I'm quite sure that something like what you're
describing already

Might that be the FreeSound Project -
Apparently, the samples are to be released under 'the
Creative Commons Sampling Plus License'! ( )

Greg Wilder wrote:
>>But what I'm talking about is a bit different. I'm
talking about a
community built and supported library of acoustic
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...

Alternatively - rather than specifying the
characteristics in the name of the file itself - you
could use a database to keep record of it's
characteristics. Specifying duration, dynamic,
articulation, pitch and perhaps other things (e.g.
sample rate, and mono/stereo) all in the name of the
file might become somewhat unwieldy? Instead, you
could use the same parameters as fields in a database,
and be under less constraints with the naming
convention. On the downside, this would only be of use
to people who actually _had_ access to the database.
Just thinking out loud! Your idea's really good

In the meantime, there is a list of 'Sounds for Free'
on Han's Frugal's mirror of the 'Sound and MIDI
software for Linux' page -

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