BetaVote 2008 is an experimental online polling site that lets people from any country submit their vote for a candidate in the 2008 US Presidential Election. At the time of writing the first…
The 10 most overrated products and their comparative underrated alternatives as noted by Darren Gladstone for PC World.
A clean and simple music distribution host where musicians can share their music, sell it for a set price, or let fans name their price. Payments are handled directly by Paypal with 100% of revenue going to the musicians. Provides a blog space, choice of high quality and compressed audio formats, streaming audio widgets, Stats analysis and trend tracking, embeddable real-time audio visualizations, search engine optimization. Social networking features are in the pipeline.
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Allows users to upload and share MP3 files whilst automatically mixing in variable amounts of cowbell and Christopher Walken (voice samples). User creations are shared publicly and media players can be embedded in web pages. Built using The Echo Nest Analyze API , audio analysis tool. “It takes an MP3 as input and generates an XML file which describes the track’s structure and musical content (including rhythm, pitch, and timbre). All information is accurate at the sub-millisecond level.” See http://the.echonest.com/analyze/
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How do harmony and melody combine to make music? This article explains mathematical theories relating to music composition and acoustics. Reveals fundamental connecting patterns between separate musical styles and time periods.
Create and share audio playlists made from YouTube videos. Easily add media by YouTube URL or video id. Type in a YouTube username to add every video uploaded by that user to the playlist.
PDF Document. “This Note examines the RIAA’s approach and alternative approaches to the file sharing problem, and proposes an integrated, comprehensive strategy for dealing with the problem.”