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YouTube free Jazz will create randomized sound collages from YouTube videos based on a keyword search. Some examples: free jazz, soundcheck, laughing baby, parakeets, dog says i love you.
Links can sometimes take a few seconds to load, depending on the search term used.

This is the work of Dave Kraftsow (portfolio, previously).
posted by codacorolla (43 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
So this accomplishes what that tabbed browsing and masochism can't?
posted by multivalent at 8:58 AM on July 31, 2011


This worked wonderfully.
posted by davebush at 9:11 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cats
posted by Benjy at 9:32 AM on July 31, 2011


free jizz porn tube? [SFW]

There are actually some pretty phenomenal soundscapes you can create:
  • Elementary, My Dear Watson.

  • I see dead people

  • with strange requests.

  • posted by lemuring at 9:43 AM on July 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


    I am so, so sorry...but cleanse your palate with a little Freebird. I tried to go to the concert, but my car won't start. It's probably the weather; I've had the NOAA radio on all day long - right after I got done watching the Smurfs and Seinfeld.
    posted by AzraelBrown at 9:48 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]




    I need/want more manual control, maybe just a list of text boxes where I can input direct URLs or something.

    I'm trying to get it to load videos from this post using B flat harmonics but it's not loading.
    posted by loquacious at 10:12 AM on July 31, 2011


    I love this. But yes, I want to fiddle with it too.
    posted by stonepharisee at 10:14 AM on July 31, 2011


    Coil - The Snow EP
    posted by loquacious at 10:14 AM on July 31, 2011




    Wow, 10 seconds into the budgie link and the fids went nuts! Fun stuff!
    posted by Calzephyr at 10:37 AM on July 31, 2011




    I call this one "meow cat"
    posted by not_on_display at 11:26 AM on July 31, 2011


    Thank you very much. This one's called "cow goes moo"



    This thing's the best: audio collage by request!!
    posted by not_on_display at 11:30 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


    Revolution 9
    posted by not_on_display at 11:38 AM on July 31, 2011


    Bladerunner.

    For some reason it has banjos and drum-and-bass. And what sounded like an electric model plane or car.
    posted by loquacious at 11:42 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]




    That Bladerunner one is awesome. It probably has the DnB because the tears in the rain monologue is a staple in a lot of edm, for example.

    record scratch sound effect, get over here mortal kombat, virtual fireplace
    posted by codacorolla at 11:56 AM on July 31, 2011


    Mix pretty much anything with "didgeridoo" and it comes out nice . . .

    didgeridoo stunts
    didgeridoo transmission
    didgeridoo cars
    didgeridoo bees
    posted by jeremias at 12:29 PM on July 31, 2011


    bin laden

    timecube

    hussein
    posted by ennui.bz at 12:57 PM on July 31, 2011


    giggling

    giggling baby india

    mbila

    soukous

    It's different with each click on the same topic.

    What a fun invention! I love this. Thanks codacorolla.
    posted by nickyskye at 1:47 PM on July 31, 2011


    I emailed Dave two questions about the work:

    Do the colors of the circles have anything to do with the content of
    the audio samples?

    Is the searching algorithm only going by tags? Or is it also going by
    content in the comments / title / description, etc.?
    And he emailed back an explanation:
    Thanks for the post ... It looks like Pee-wee Herman--of all people--reads metafilter since he tweeted a link to the project right after you posted.. lol so great... Anyway in answer to your questions:

    The colors of the circles are completely random and are determined at the start of program. As may (or not) have been apparent, each circle represents one of the videos. The size of the circle is mapped to the volume of the audio track for that video. So the bigger the circle, the louder the track. The circles are coded to blend in such a way that they create new colors when they intersect, which is why the colors always appear to be changing. As far as the search algorithm goes, it's using a really simple youtube tag search.. I think! I actually made this project really fast as an afterthought to another thing I was working on and I forget exactly how I specified the search.. I don't think it searches the descriptions.. just tags and titles.

    I'm working right now on another (larger scoped) project involving audio collages that I hope to have launched soonish... hopefully within a month or two! I've had these collage ideas for a long time and have only recently started to finally sit down and try to make them.
    He also shared this search, blade runner blues, based off the earlier link to bladerunner. I like it a lot.
    posted by codacorolla at 1:55 PM on July 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


    Temper/Tantrum

    It's like early Swans without the baseline.

    This is kinda col, but I wish it was drawing on public domain sounds. Or CC sounds.
    posted by cjorgensen at 2:00 PM on July 31, 2011


    giggle/yawn for your pleasure.
    posted by stonepharisee at 2:03 PM on July 31, 2011


    giggle/yawn (sorry, wrong link in the above).
    posted by stonepharisee at 2:04 PM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


    this is awesome.
    posted by juv3nal at 2:32 PM on July 31, 2011


    It works really as well as a kind of bizarro pandora if you just enter in the names of artists you know you like.

    Autechre
    Amon Tobin
    posted by juv3nal at 2:43 PM on July 31, 2011


    juv3nal: i've had good results with genre names, like ambient dub
    posted by codacorolla at 3:08 PM on July 31, 2011


    me
    posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 PM on July 31, 2011


    MetaFilter: Pee Wee Herman—of all people—reads it.
    posted by not_on_display at 6:18 PM on July 31, 2011






    this is awesome.
    posted by Theta States at 9:28 PM on July 31, 2011


    Now I have a way to generate a bitchin' intro to *all* of my rap songs.
    posted by RobotVoodooPower at 9:35 PM on July 31, 2011


    Is it me, or do many searches end up sounding like The Books?
    posted by the sobsister at 9:17 AM on August 1, 2011


    - astley
    - mesothelioma
    - scales
    posted by cortex at 9:32 AM on August 1, 2011


    oh this is the best thing ever. meta-meta-youtube musickery: kutiman
    posted by juv3nal at 12:43 PM on August 1, 2011


    Is it me, or do many searches end up sounding like The Books?

    And sometimes Venetian Snares.
    posted by codacorolla at 1:23 PM on August 1, 2011


    Oh man, I really wish I could queue up "playlists" of search terms, I could listen to this all day and be SUPER PRODUCTIVE.
    posted by speicus at 5:15 PM on August 1, 2011


    I don't understand why modem sounds all Pachelbel. Digging the Indian voice over, though.
    posted by flabdablet at 8:20 PM on August 1, 2011


    Adding this in a second tab rounds things out nicely, though.
    posted by flabdablet at 8:25 PM on August 1, 2011


    john zorn sounds, perhaps unsurprisingly, like john zorn
    posted by speicus at 11:24 PM on August 1, 2011


    It looks like Pee-wee Herman--of all people--reads metafilter since he tweeted a link to the project right after you posted.. lol so great...

    This, too, is awesome. We love you Mr. Reubens!!!
    posted by Theta States at 5:48 AM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


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