Thursday, March 27, 2008

OLPC donates 8.5+ Gigs of Samples

From the press release:

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.

All the samples are free to share under a Creative Commons license. Additional info and links to the samples at Create Digital Music. Thanks to Mike Linksvayer for forwarding this info to us. : )

3/28 - Victor has added them to the ccM sample pools. Awesome. : )


jp said...

I got that press release via Marco today..what an amazing job they are doing..coupled with fighting the shit they get from the big boys who don't think all that "stuff" should be free. Now if they can just bring the cost of the hardware down.

the samples are really good too; there's things that a lot of people here will like.. (silently pokes Gurdonark in the ribs)

fourstones said...

ok, I've wrapped the whole thing up in a sample pool so we can properly attribute remixes.