The Register: Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss, Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss… it’s an AI beatbox

The Register: Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss, Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss… it’s an AI beatbox. “Vid AI can now beatbox for you for hours on end using your voice, if you’re into that kind of thing. Nao Tokui – a visiting associate professor at Kyushu University in California and a CEO of Qosmo, an AI and music startup – has developed a neural-network-based system that collects about 20 seconds of any sound to produce a custom drum kit, and then automatically sequences rhythms using those utterances and noises.”

Cornell: Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create ‘BeastBox’

Cornell: Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create ‘BeastBox’. “Musicians have long drawn inspiration from nature, but a new online game is taking that connection one step further. ‘Beastbox’ takes sound clips from real wild animals, transforms them into loops, and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops. Along the way, players learn about the animals and the ecosystems they belong to.”

A First: New Website Reveals Origin Of Genetic Samples And Date Collected (Smithsonian Blog)

Smithsonian: A First: New Website Reveals Origin Of Genetic Samples And Date Collected. “For the first time, a new public database will link genetic data with records of where and when the samples it was taken from were collected, making it easier for researchers to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses. The resource, called the Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe), was developed by researchers at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with researchers at California State University Monterey Bay5, UC Berkeley and six other museums and research institutions.”

Diggers Essential: ‘Sample Search’ YouTube Tool (WhoSampled)

WhoSampled: Diggers Essential: ‘Sample Search’ YouTube Tool. “Reddit user kyobumpbump has created this super-simple, and super-awesome tool for discovering hidden music on YouTube which is perfect for diggers on the search for obscure sample sources in the digital realm or even for collectors looking for a tip on some obscurities to track down in the physical world.” This is really simple, and I can imagine it being used for all kinds of things…

Creative Commons: Reviving archives through remix: How a Dutch archival project is reinvigorating electronic music

From Creative Commons: Reviving archives through remix: How a Dutch archival project is reinvigorating electronic music. “What does it mean to listen to the past through a truly modern lens? This is the question the Dutch project re:vive seeks to answer. Working with renowned electronic and experimental musicians such as Lakker, Roly Porter, and Bas Mooy, the project from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision draws on global archives and museums to encourage legal, creative reuse of historic sounds.”