Tag: audio

Cogi: luxury sound recording

Not a small and misspelled dog but a powerful dictaphone app that offers one-touch recording from up to 45 seconds before you hit “record”.  It allows you to annotate your audio recording with photographs of whiteboards, notes, diagrams or pictures

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Listening to the printed word

Ever wished that you could have someone read printed books or journal articles to you?  Now you can. In a recent blog post, we explained how Robobraille can convert text to speech in minutes: submit your text and it will email you the

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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

I was lucky enough to attend the first concert in UoP Music Department’s World Music series this week, a performance by the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble. This world-renowned Chinese string and wind group, based in the UK, was my first

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Sounds of our shores

Record your local sea shore for posterity!  The National Trust has invited everyone to record sounds of the UK seaside to form an audio archive.  Busy ports resounding with man-made sounds are as welcome as sounds of nature.  The “Sounds of our shores” project is

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City Symphonies

TOTD likes this front page to the Royal College of Art’s Design Interaction Show 2012. http://www.di12.rca.ac.uk/ Click on Mark McKeague to view City Symphonies. The designer has considered the synthesised sounds produced by electric cars and exlores an alternative approach

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John Peel’s Record Collection

The late John Peel was a respected DJ and was known for his vast collection of vinyl records. You can now explore his record collection here http://thespace.org/items/s000004u The website is beautifully designed and makes it a joy to get lost

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British Library Sounds

Explore the British Library’s extensive collection of recorded sounds, including music, oral history, wildlfe and dialects. http://sounds.bl.uk/  

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The Oramics Machine

It was reported recently that a machine created by the founder of the BBC Radiophonics Workshop has been acquired by the Science Museum in London. The device, invented by Daphne Oram, created sounds that were dependent on waveforms hand-painted on

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Audiotool

TOTD hasn’t had time to experiment with this much yet, but Audiotool looks like an interesting Flash-based music production tool. You can select from a range of devices, their graphic representations being based on real-world drum machines and synths, for

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Walkman Central

TOTD learnt recently that Sony is to cease production of the cassette Walkman (TOTD was more surprised that these things were still being manufactured). Members of the current iPod generation may be amused to look back at some of the devices

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