From ccMixter: “Trifonic have just put the solo studio tracks from their debut album Emergence, into the Commons. Including a cappellas by Amelia June, Christina Courtin and David Forest.
Trifonic are brothers Brian and Laurence Trifon. Their music blends manipulated ambient sounds and synths with live guitars, strings and other instruments to create an alternative electronica sound distinctly their own. After working as a guitarist and programmer for electronic artist BT, Brian teamed up with Laurence in 2007 and composed several contest winning, standout remixes for ccMixter and licensed music to TV shows including CSI.”
This one has a bit of a personal connection, since I’ve had the pleasure of doing a bit of a virtual interview with LT and Brian on behalf of ccMixter in connection with this release of their tracks.
From the sound of shoveling sand to the sound of pigeons eating, there are a myriad of free sound files available at soundsnap.com, another resource and community for free sound files.
Other free sound/sample sites we have mentioned before can be found here.
For music makers, one of the great sources for sounds is the Freesound Project. From the “what is freesound?” page: “The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to
* browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a ‘sounds-like’ type of browsing and more
* up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
* interact with fellow sound-artists!”
A remarkable resource. Where else could you find a recording of a tire being rolled around on sandy pavement?
SampleSwap.org: “Download 4.6 GB of free audio samples (drum loops, vocals, synths, instruments, sound fx…) Free professional quality audio samples. Zero advertising.
This AIFF/WAV collection is currently 4.6 GB (9,823 sounds) including 1,860 techno, hiphop, trance, and drum ‘n’ bass loops / breakbeats, 2700 drum hits, 2040 sound FX, 570 instrument samples, 810 vocal samples, 748 melodic loops, and more.”
Looks like a great resource for mixers and remixers.
opsound: “Opsound is a gift economy in action, an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and reimagine.”
Gotta love their tag-line!