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Acoustic Atlas - Collect the sounds of the animals and natural environments of Montana and the American West, documenting the natural soundscapes that are increasingly impeded by human activity and development.
AKG K495 NC by Harman - 'NC' stands for 'noise cancelling', but it could also stand for 'no contest', because when it comes to pure, undisturbed sound, the AKG K495 NC headphones deliver high-quality performance and active noise control that are second to none. Durable and easy to charge through the USB, these top-of-the-line headphones create a perfect audio world: you get all the sound you want, and none of the sound you don't. State-of-the art, active noise-cancelling technology (closed -loop technology).
American Sound Archives - Unissued recordings produced by the Edison Company between the years of 1914-1929. The repertoire includes vaudeville sketches, popular vocal songs of the era, opera/classical, jazz, dance bands of the 1920's, speeches by popular orators and political figures, and the voice of Edison.
Replay AV is a powerful way to capture live and archived streaming video and audio with just a couple clicks. It includes a built-in media guide for recording thousands of broadcast radio shows as well.
Replay Converter makes it easy to convert files to and from all the popular audio and video formats. Just pick a file, choose a preset conversion, and go.
Replay Media Catcher lets you capture streaming Flash video (FLV format) and MP3 audio from previously unrecordable streams.
Replay Media Splitter allows you to extract or remove portions of audio and video files. Once it's installed, you'll be slicing and dicing media files in minutes.
Replay Music is a specialized music recorder that extracts MP3 song files as you listen to digital music subscription services and online radio stations. The Automatic Tagging feature labels songs for you.
Replay Screencast is a way to capture whatever you see and hear on your screen, and turn it into a movie file, or "screencast." Great for making demos, or recording non-standard media types. You can even add your own voice.
Audio-Technica - Designs and manufactures a wide range of products, including high-performance microphones, headphones, noise-cancelling headphones, wireless microphone systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use worldwide.
Audio-Visual Conservation at The Library of Congress - The Library is home to more than 1.1 million film, television, and video items. With a collection ranging from motion pictures made in the 1890s to today's TV programs, the Library's holdings are an unparalled record of American and international creativity in moving images. The Library of Congress also holds the nation's largest public collection of sound recordings containing music, spoken word and radio broadcasts, nearly 3.5 million recordings in all. Over 110 years of sound recordings history is represented in nearly every audio format, from cylinders to CDs, covering a wide range of subjects and genres in considerable depth and breadth. Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Culpeper, Virginia, the Library's newly completed Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center provides underground storage for this entire collection on 90 miles of shelving, together with extensive modern facilities for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of all audio-visual formats.
Audioholics - A/V magazine: Home theater, HDTV, receivers, speakers, Blu-ray reviews and news.
AudioSparx - Over 320,000 sounds, sound effects, loops, hits, stings, historical sounds, popular media sounds and music tracks in 86 categories and over 2,008 sub-categories,
British Library Sound Archive - One of the largest sound archives in the world with over a million discs, 185,000 tapes, and many other sound and video recordings. The collections come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds.
Clarity Alliance - Clarity's mission is to raise the profile of the specialist hi-fi and home cinema industry with consumers; to share the benefits of quality home entertainment and the life enhancing effect a good system can have. See Membership Directory.
Computer Audiophile - Launched 20 Nov 2007 by Chris Connaker. The site brings together Chris' extensive background in information technology and his passion for music.
CratePlayer - Create and explore collections of music and videos from YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo and more.
Digital Stream Direct (DSD) - The trademark name used by Sony and Philips for their system of recreating audible signals, which uses pulse-density modulation encoding-a technology to store audio signals on digital storage media that are used for the Super Audio CD (SACD).
Freedom Archives, The - 8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance. This oral history is in a searchable database. You can download programs and clips.
Internet Archive: Audio and MP3 Library - This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
iTunes - iTunes is a store, a player, and a way to get music and more onto your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Download here.
Jake Ludington's MediaBlab - Latest tips for maximizing productivity, simplifying digital video and audio frustrations, and solving computer problems.
LAST Factory - Record cleaner, record preservative, CD/DVD cleaner and treatment, media care and more.
LibriVox - Volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. The goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
Lisbon Sound Map - A work in progress over five years, but with a public presentation of the first sound collections after six months. Taken from fixed stations, the monitoring and recording of sonic territories is done in studies, particularly those with classic sound marks and considered historical places (the Pombaline lower part of the city), those with changes in their acoustic space through erosion and urban renewal of the previous urban space (some historic districts), and finally, those who are in the process of radical change, either by the construction of buildings or through channels of communication (within the city limits or in areas where the Municipal Head of Planning allows construction).
London Sound Survey - Featuring sound maps, London maps, sound recordings, history of London sounds, wildlife, vintage radio actuality, blog and more.
Media Resources Center (MRC) - The UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs (Digital Versatile Discs), and laser discs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; slides; and interactive multimedia materials.
Mix - A leading agazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry. Mix covers a wide range of topics including: recording, live sound and production, broadcast production, audio for film and video, and music technology.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) - Audio entertainment software. Stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. A pioneer and leader in audiophile recordings since the company's inception in 1977.
MP3 - From openers to headliners, download your next favorite track on MP3.com, featuring over 1 million tracks, artist profiles, photos, videos, and new music daily.
Museum of Endangered Sounds - Brendan Chilcutt preserves the sounds made famous by his favorite technologies and electronics equipment.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives - The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde.
National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) - Each year, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress chooses 25 recordings showcasing the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness. The diversity of nominations received highlights the richness of the nation's audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations.
Nitty Gritty - Vinyl record cleaning systems. Records cleaned on a Nitty Gritty system reproduce all the music stored in their grooves without the interference and masking of record pollutants.
Online Media Collections, University of California, Berkeley - UCB has made available dozens of hours of sound file records at various lectures and events at UCB. you can listen to speeches and lectures by Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Noam Chomsky, Umberto Eco, Michel Foucault, Carlos Fuentes, Aldous Huxley, Alfred L. Kroeber, Claude Lvi-Strauss, Margaret Mead, and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer; and poetry readings from Robert Creeley, Robert Frost, Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Gary Snyder, and Ted Joans.
Penn Sound - University of Pennsylvania's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing's ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. Documentation about individual recordings as possible; new bibliographic information will be added over time. See extraordianary list of authors represented.
People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) - Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, films and radio shows that communicate a humorous, dark and often surreal view on life. These collages mix, manipulate and rework original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film, television and radio. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use, and have made work using footage from the Prelinger Archives, The Internet Archive, and A/V Geeks. In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi in Rome and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. Also see Ubu.com's Sound and Film collections of Vicki Bennett's work.
Production Advice - Music production, mastering, mixing, recording techniques, hints and tips .
Radio Magazine - Covering the technology of radio broadcasting in North America.
Slought Foundation - A non-profit organization based in Philadelphia that engages the public in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change. It collaborate with a range of partners including artists, communities, universities, and governments to encourage cultural inclusiveness and social activism. From Kwame Anthony Appiah to Helene Cixous, Werner Herzog to Kazuyo Sejima, its programs feature today's visionaries in conversation about the role of the artist in society, and the potential transformation of social and political structures. 450+ hours of recordings from these programs, available online, were downloaded over 125,000 times by visitors from 100 countries. Browse the archives, or view select programs.
SonicScoop - An online news source and community bridging the New York City-area music, sound and recording industries.
Sound on Sound (SOS) - Music recording technology magazine, recognised internationally as the 'bible' of the hi-tech music recording industry.
Sound Poetry Effects Catalog - For those uninitiated to the sound poetry tradition, along with those more seasoned prosodic travelers, this program's set of live performances, micro-lectures, and instantaneous digital publications promise both to delight and to inform. Testing the "catalog of effects" at play in the practice of sound poetry, this event queries a broad database of historical forms to consider potentials for the contemporary application of poetic performance.
Sound ONline Inventory and Catalog (SONIC) - This Library of Congress Recorded Sound Collection contains 2.5 million audio recordings. Published and unpublished recordings are on a variety of physical formats representing a history of sound recording from late nineteenth century cylinders and discs to the latest digital files. Includes radio broadcasts and spoken word; vocal and instrumental music.
SoundCloud - Post your sounds to share them with friends, fans and followers everywhere. Connect with the community on SoundCloud to build your audience.
Sound Forge Audio Studio - For recording, editing, and energizing music and sound. Digitize, repair, and restore rare records and tapes, produce podcasts and karaoke tracks, burn CDs, and render out all the right formats for playback from any source.
Super Audio CD (SACD) - A read-only optical disc for audio storage, introduced in 1999. It was developed jointly by Sony and Philips Electronics, and intended to be the successor to their compact disc format. While the SACD format can offer more channels (e.g. surround sound), and a longer playing time than CD, research published in 2007 found no significant difference in audio quality between SACD and standard CD.
Transom - Channels new work and voices to public radio and public media. Provides tools, advice, and community.
UbuWeb - Dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. Also follow on Twitter.
Van den Hul - High quality product range covering moving coil (MC) and moving magnet (MM) phono cartridges as well as broad range of audio cable and wire products.
WAV vs. AIFF vs. ALAC and Other Computer Shenanigans - "Most computer users say 'Lossless is Lossless' and 'bits are bits' thus WAV, AIFF, FLAC and ALAC (Apple Lossless) should all sound the same, however do they really?" Teresa Goodwin goes on to talk about this and more. For more related material see:
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