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Digital Media, Multimedia

A range of high-quality resources for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are available on the web. For subject specific resources look at these guides:

Digital music, multimedia

  • Analogik: A site dedicated to electronic music created by industry professionals.
  • Freesound: Collaborative site with sounds released under creative commons license.
  • Live Music Exchange: A site dedicated to live music from an academic point of view.
  • PSN Europe: A magazine for professionals within the audio industry.
  • Remix Theory: Eduardo Navas brings together everything about remix music.
  • Soundworks Collection: Interviews with the professionals who set the sound to film.

Multimedia archives

  • Multimedia Training Videos: Free academic resource with training videos for many multimedia tools, such as Flash CS-2, Dreamweaver CS 3, and Photoshop.
  • Critical Commons: A public media archive which promotes the “transformative reuse of media”.
  • EUportal: Portal which offers free access to audiovisual material from around the EU.

Websites for digital study of music

  • GUIDO Music Notation Format: The GUIDO Music Notation Format is a formal language for score level music representation
  • KernScores: A database provided by Stanford University with a load of musical data provided in kern-format.
  • The Million Song Dataset: Freely available collection of audio features and metadata for a million music tracks.
  • MuseData: A database provided by Stanford University which contains musical data for many classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.
  • RWC Music Database: Copyright cleared music for researchers accessed through a personal license (database is free however you will need to pay for shipping costs).

Software

  • Echonest: A range of development tools for the digital music market
  • INScore: An environment which lets you create augmented music scores
  • MA Toolbox: Software which enables more Matlab functionality
  • MidiToolbox: Compilations of tools to analyse and visualising Midi-files
  • MuseScore: Software which allows you to create, play and print sheet music
  • Sonic Visualiser: Software developed in a partnership which includes QMUL. It allows the user to view and analyse music tracks.
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