Freesound is a collaborative database of nearly 120,000 sounds. We first posted about the project in 2005. Freesound specializes in sounds, not songs, and those sounds have been used thousands of times from ccMixter remixes to a major motion picture. The project has just launched a complete rewrite of its site, with a new, modern … Read More “Celebrating Freesound 2.0, retiring Sampling+ licenses”
Photo by Mr. Mayo CC BY-NC A few weeks ago, I had the chance to talk to George Mayo, known as Mr. Mayo to his students, a middle school Language Arts teacher in Maryland. Mr. Mayo was brought to CC Learn’s attention by Lawrence Lessig, CC’s founder and current board member, who Skyped with Mr. … Read More “Mr. Mayo's Class Integrates CC, Skypes with Lawrence Lessig”
Creative Commons Spain and Catalonia has successfully completed its versioning of the ported Creative Commons licensing suite to Version 3.0. The six standard Creative Commons licenses are now legally and linguistically adapted to Spanish law and available in Castilian, Catalan, and Basque, with a Galician translation coming soon and now Galician. CC Spain and Catalonia … Read More “Spain's Version 3.0 goes live”
Freesound, a venerable repository of CC-licensed samples, has been up to a bevy of good work since we last checked in with them. This includes developing a beautiful successor to wav2png, changing their name to freesound.org, teaming up with Happy New Ears to develop an interactive sample machine aimed at children, and launching Freesound Radio, … Read More “Freesound.org Update: Name Change, Radio, CC Licensed PHD, and more”
Freesound is a repository of CC-licensed audio samples … nearly 50,000 sounds. In December Freesound received a Google Research Award which they’re using to create “Freesound 2.0”. You can follow progress on their development blog and discuss on their forum. I interviewed Freesound founder Bram de Jong a couple years ago.
The powerful new film Children of Men is notable for many things: its bleak artistry, riveting story, and elegant direction, just to name a few. A very cool aspect of the movie that the critics may not have much appreciation for, but that we here at Creative Commons surely do, is its use of a … Read More “Freesound sample in "Children of Men"”
Scott Leslie of EdTechPost writes: I have been working away listening to streams of fully CC-licensed remixes and tracks from the awesome CCMixter site all day, and just wanted to tell someone. What brought me there was the announcement that my old favourite, Freesound, is now integrated into ccMixter via the Sample Pool API. Ahh, … Read More “'Organic' for your brain”