The Sound Map Project
The Sound Map Project is going on well there are already a few recordings collected. Birds, waves and the noise of a building site among other sounds. There are some technological issues the final version will for sure not be as intended and described in the last post Developing a Neuchâtel Sound Map. The main reason about the technology change is evernote is recording sounds in exactly one file format which is very well protected by copyright in case of an android phone. But luckily there are many free recording apps which allow high quality file formats. Another issue is that a stand-alone web site allows more flexibility in providing access to the sound map for people with a less technological background which do not know evernote yet.
Currently Bitsphere is doing a website with the open source CMS Typo3. To work with a CMS to do the bitsphere.ch site and others was a long hold back idea which now comes true and will hopefully make it more easy to update the website on a regular basis. It seems that the skill of mastering a professional CMS also opens business opportunities. In the end the sound map may be done using that system too.
One Minute Video
This year will be a one minute video most likely too. There is an idea with an augmented reality app using a laser to generate music and then turn the outcome in a sounding video.
Ringtones on Vibedeck.com moved to http://bitsphere.bandcamp.com
Vibedeck hosted the Bitsphere Ringtones for a while as mentioned earlier. Unfortunately they are no longer offering a free service and will drop all non paying accounts by the end of January. At this very moment it seems the best solution to move them to bandcamp.com since they offer paid downloads with reasonable fees. http://bitsphere.bandcamp.com is the new URL to get them. Still you may listen to all the sounds at soundcloud but soundcloud is somewhat too limited to offer downloads to non paying users so chances are that the limit is exceeded by people not really using the sounds.
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