Several prestigious groups of musicians have donated their sound libraries to One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization focused on providing educational tools to help children in developing countries “learn learning.” The XO laptop’s unique user interface and applications enable children to create and share music, drawings, video, personal diaries and other things they make online with family and friends worldwide.
Leading musicians, colleges and companies making their sound libraries freely available on the XO laptop are: The Berklee College of Music in Boston, Berklee Music Synthesis alumni – including electronic music superstar BT, the international Csound Developer community, M-Audio and Digidesign (parts of Avid Technology, Inc.), and the Open Path Music group.
I want thank Dr. Richard Boulanger for all the time and effort he put into collecting and assembling such a vast and wonderful resource.
Here are my donated samples in three different sampling rates: baby talk plus eurorack, serge and csound synth sounds
My electronics workstation in the garage has been closed for the winter due to extreme cold. Not that I’ve had the time, anyways. However, the temperature is on the rise, and I’m looking forward to getting back out there. The big goal I’ve set for myself is to make some of my very own eurorack modular synth units.
And perhaps by cosmic coincidence, a modular synth enthusiast, who goes by the name of fonik, commented on one of my flickr photos a couple of days ago. This led me to his photos, which led me to www.modular.fonik.de. On his site, he shares in detail his custom modules and schematics. Having a DIY guide to follow is exactly what I need.
“Rather a musician than an electronics engineer I was always looking for new sounds. This finally(?) let me to modular synth. Once I purchased some Dopefer modules for a modular guitar effect the plan rose to build my own modular synth… this was about 2 years ago and I never held an soldering iron in my hands before.” – fonik
This is the position I’m in today. The fact that he has been able to accomplish so much with in such a short period of time gives me hope that I, too, will be able to succeed in my modular synth building endeavors.