End Of Level 1

So, that’s it! The first year of Audio Production is over. Today we had a showcase session for the Electronic Music Production module when students had the opportunity to hear each other’s work and exchange thoughts and ideas. The range of work was incredibly varied – some chose to work on stand-alone music tracks, others created sound designs for games, one group made a gameshow theme tune. There are too many to post here; you can hear a selection below. For this assessment the students were given support in the construction of their pieces but the creative/content input was left entirely for them to work out in their small groups. The year has flown by and, for these students, all there remains of level one is to wait for their assessment grades. Next up is preparation for level two in September, oh, and a summer break, of course.

EMP – Atkins, Jarvis by audioproduction
Dead Space – Smith, Saw, Bogle by audioproduction
Gameshow – Pickering, Ejdowski, North by audioproduction

The Freesound Project


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!

They are looking for institutions and schools who want to help them with this effort. Could our institution help  fill the database? Are there any students who can help by doing (field-)recordings as assignments? Recordings of instruments? Do you have a large batch of usable sounds? Anything goes as long as the sounds can be released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.