On Friday night, I discovered the Freesound Archive while looking for various sound effects to include in a recording Carrie and I were making (which will eventually become part of the first installment of the podcast). It’s a pretty awesome resource, so I thought I’d post a link here. There has always been a small but steady market for sound effects records and CDs, but this one has a certain kind of DIY charm. For instance, a bunch of different people set up microphones in their bathrooms and recording the sound of their toilets flushing, so if you ever need a “toilet flush” you have a royalty-free range of sounds to choose from.
Somehow in that description is an allegory about what makes the internet great.