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Open Source Audio Collection
July 13, 2011  3:43pm

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Royalty Free Audio
Mp3 Music download site and service. Serving free mp3 downlods since 2000. We specialize in Electronic music: Techno, Trance, IDM, House, Electronica – in addition to Rock, Jazz, and pop music. A community of independent artists and fans. An mp3 host of audio streams, blogs, music news, and more.
Audio – Creative Commons
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Free music created by Jason Shaw
Brad Sucks » a one man band with no fans
Brad Sucks is the name of my one man band. I write, record and produce songs and put them on this website for people to download and hopefully share and enjoy.
ccMixter – Welcome to ccMixter
ccMixter is a community remix site sponsored by ArtisTech Media, created by Creative Commons
Community Audio : Internet Archive
Open Source Audio has been renamed to Community Audio! (The URL is still the same, though.) You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection! These thousands of audios were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Please select a Creative Commons License…
Creative Commons, Royalty Free Music – Josh Woodward
Josh Woodward – Findlay, Ohio singer/songwriter. Creative Commons, Royalty Free Music
Flash Kit, A Flash Developer Resource for Macromedia Flash 8 and MX Tutorials SWF FLA images clipart Sounds WAVS Animations Help and Support
Flash Kit – an online resource for Macromedia Flash development. Join in our message board discussions, read the latest Flash news and tutorials, and download our free FLAs, SWFs, and sound loops.
Free and legal music downloads – Jamendo
Number 1 platform for free music. Free and legal downloads for private use – Purchase a license for commercial purposes. More than 40,000 albums by independent artists.
Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads
Free PD
Music dedicated to the Public Domain
Free Sound Clips | is the encyclopedia of free sound clips and may just be the last sample resource you’ll ever need. We offer royalty free sounds for video editors, movie scor… | Free Drum Loops Wav MP3 Aif and Midi Sound Loops provides free loops and audio clip downloads to the music production community. Search free loops in, Wav, MP3, Aif, and Midi Sound Format Music Software and Free VST Plugins. Used for Acid, Fruity Loops, Reason, Ableton, and Cubase. | Free Drum Loops Wav MP3 Aif and Midi Sound Loops
freesound :: what is freesound?
Freesound: collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers. Have you freed your sound today?
Funky Remixes | A Free and Legal Music Source | Free Remixes… Listen, Download, Rip, Remix and Share
Funky Remixes | A Free and Legal Music Source | Free Remixes… Listen, Download, Rip, Remix and Share
Imbibe :: dammned cool thing! Download free samples in MP3, Wave or Aiff format and use the samples in you electronic music producations. Pubphlish your own movie frame in MPEG (mpg), real video or ASF format. See flash motions.
Royalty Free Music
Free audiobooks from the public domain
Online music and music downloads from Magnatune includes unlimited, commercial free music streaming and MP3s for just $15 a month.
Free music search by tags
muzic : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
muzic is proud to share their collection with the world in partnership with the Internet Archive. Their MP3 files are governed by a Creative Commons license and can be shared for free, but no commercial usage is allowed without the creator’s permission. Dive in, and enjoy! Click for more…
Open Source Music
Free Sheet Music, Analysis and More!
Open Source Music
These MP3 music bloggers feature free MP3 downloads, all legal with the artists’ permission.   Acoustic Alternative Blues Dance Disco Dub Electro Electronic Folk Funk Hip Hop Indie Instrumental Metal Pop Psychedelic Rave Reggae Rock Singer/Songwriter Soul Alt-Rock Music (16)
public domain sounds | free sound library
public domain sounds | free sound library at recording devices and microphones pdsounds volunteers acoustically discover the beauty of the world. – The Original Electronic Music Community
SectionZ is a comprehensive portal for electronic musicians and an ever-evolving online community. SectionZ provides a supportive online forum in which electronica artists can hone their talents through ongoing feedback from peers, enabling them to achieve their musical aspirations.
Sound Search Engine |
SoundJax is semi autonomous sound search engine that indexes and renders waveforms, tags, and catalogues audio from the internet. SoundJax promises to be the future of sound search. [Beta Testing]
SoundClick Business
Find songs, beats or instrumentals. You can license anything from a free Creative Commons song to a professional instrumental. Easy to find, easy to license.
Free sound effects in wav and mp3 formats
Search for public domain sounds via geography




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Skype Recording Tips
July 13, 2011 – 11:40am

Here are suggested tips from pre-production to post-production for recording a Skype interview.  Many of the tips are applicable to any podcast.

(1) Pre-production

  • Setup recording space (assuming indoors) or scout outdoor locations
  • Organize sound hardware such as a USB Microphone or USB Headset
  • Computer hardware configured for fast, uninterrupted, Internet connection
  • Software installed such as Skype and recording applications
  • Computer operating system needs to be free of malware, viruses, and background software such as desktop screen savers and media players
  • Create a script (storyboards may help with outdoor and mobile locations)
  • Contact the guest and discuss script
  • Collect intro and exit open source audio clips to be used in post-production multi-track mix

(2) Production

  • configure recording to capture in lossless audio format (i.e., WAV or AIFF)
  • pre-test system with a short test call to the Skype testing service
  • recording in session  (posting a sign helps reduce extraneous environmental sound)

(3) Post-Production

  • Multi-track editing to mix audio clips with beginning and ending segments
  • Use the Levelator to keep the sound level relatively constant
  • Review production
  • Export to MP3 128 kps CBR
  • Test at final web location
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In search of the best MAC software for Skype Interviews
July 6, 2011 – 5:10pm

On the Internet you will come across commercial and free options; both produce the same end product.

The freeware choices include routing utilities that are not needed on MS Windows computers.  Audacity is the tool of choice for production and post production audio.

Thus Skype combined with Audacity + Levelator = podcast

In commercialware, I have found that Call Recorder is my first choice as it is inexpensive, user-friendly, stable, and produces very good output.  The software captures both audio and video making this solution my favourite for Skype interviews.  However, you will still need post production editors such as Audacity, GarageBand, QuickTime Pro 7, or iMovie.

Thus Skype combined with Call Recorder + Levelator = podcast

Here is a screen capture of settings that I consider best for lossless audio capture:

Call Recorder