Freesound (and API) - Collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers
Freesound - Collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers
Freesound is a community-driven repository of sound samples that was started in 2005 in our research group. One of the first aims behind Freesound was creating an open database of sounds that could also be used for scientific research. Currently, Freesound is one of the most popular sound sharing sites in the world. Freesound (and the Freesound API) is being maintained and developed at the MTG by the Freesound team, which is basically composed by current and former researchers and students of the research group.
With the Freesound API you can browse, search, and retrieve information about Freesound.org users, packs, and the sounds themselves of course. You can find similar sounds to a given target (based on content analysis) and retrieve automatically extracted features from audio files, as well as perform advanced queries combining content analysis features and other metadata (tags, etc...). With the Freesound API, you can also upload, comment, rate and bookmark sounds.