Internet Archive: Adding New Features to the Internet Archive Music Experience. “Our online digital library is best known for its immense archive of web pages and websites in the Wayback Machines. Less well known are the million-plus recordings the site has stored digitally and made available to the general public, mostly from 78s, albums and CDs. Highlighting the growing importance of music on archive.org is the debut this month of our new music player.”
Hongkiat: 50 Sites to Download Free Sound Effects for Almost Everything. “There are thousands of online resources to download sound effects, however, not all of them can offer you high-quality material that’s also free. So, in this post, I am listing 50+ cool websites to download just about any type of sound effect for free.” Good annotation for such a long list.
ZDNet: WAV audio files are now being used to hide malicious code. “The first of these two new malware campaigns abusing WAV files was reported back in June. Symantec security researchers said they spotted a Russian cyber-espionage group known as Waterbug (or Turla) using WAV files to hide and transfer malicious code from their server to already-infected victims.”
DJ Magazine: Listen To This 239GB Archive Of German Techno Mixes. “A huge library of German techno mixes has been shared online. You can listen to it below. The mixes are taken from the Hr3 and XXL Clubnight radio programs, which ran out of Frankfurt from 1990 through until 2014.”
AdNews: Australian radio industry links with Google devices. “The agreement between industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and the tech giant will make more than 300 AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations available with simple voice commands across Google Nest devices, including Nest Home and Nest Mini.”
Straits Times: National AI database gains 1,000 hours of local English voice samples. “Speech apps and tools such as voice transcription apps could soon be able to pick up Singapore English more accurately, as their developers can now access better data from an expanded corpus of local speech. Some 1,000 hours of natural conversations on topics such as favourite foods and holidays have been added to the National Speech Corpus (NSC), an artificial intelligence (AI) database of locally accented speech maintained by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).”
WBEZ: Chicago’s Hidden Indie Rock Archive. “Over three decades, Aadam Jacobs obsessively documented Chicago’s indie rock scene. Today, the future of his roughly 10,000 live recordings is unclear.”