Last week took place the Music Hack Day in the context of the Sónar Festival in Barcelona. The Freesound team was present and showing some new functionalities we have been implementing for our API (check the developers page if you want to learn more about that!). It was a big success, and a lot of hackers used the Freesound API to create amazing new applications! Furthermore, the Freesound Team won nothing less that four awards (given by The Echonest, Reactable Systems and Zvooq) for our hacks!
You can read more about all the hacks done in the Music Hack Day wiki. Here it goes a summary of those hacks related to Freesound:
- MusicGene (http://zvooq.ru/musicgene/): automatic music generator using Freesound samples.
- Free(CC)it! (http://wiki.musichackday.org/index.php?title=Free(CC)it!): automatic creation of license-free covers of commercial tunes using Freesound samples.
- Soundscape Turntablism (http://wiki.musichackday.org/index.php?title=Soundscape_Turntablism): DJing with Freesound samples using a homemade turntable and some Reactivision fiducials!
- FreestyleSound (http://www.tamats.com/blog/?p=261): amazing iPad interface to play around and perform with Freesound samples!
- HackRap (http://wiki.musichackday.org/index.php?title=HackRap): live performance using a lot of APIs and including Freesound samples.