Universal Audio has announced it has donated $50,000 USD to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in Japan.
Like the rest of the world, the employees of Universal Audio were shocked and saddened by the devastation caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
To help the people of Japan rebuild, Universal Audio worked with its UAD Powered Plug-In customers in April, 2011, developing a promotion that resulted in a joint “customer and company” donation of $50,000 to American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.
More information: Universal Audio
The Monome Community has released the Earthquake Disaster Emergency Album, a music collection in response to Tohoku Chiho Taiheiyo-oki Jishin, the Tohoku region Pacific Ocean offshore earthquake which rocked Honshu Island Japan only days ago.
This compilation of original music and sound has been generated in the days immediately following the staggering 9.0 earthquake which ravaged Japan, and is released in support of the ongoing rescue and reconstruction efforts ongoing today.
Regardless of whether you enjoy or appreciate this music, please make a donation to an aid organization responding on the ground to this disaster.
More information: Monome Community
Micah Frank has announced the release of Tectonic, a free sound library.
The Tectonic compilation includes almost an hour of earthquake sonifications that can be listened to as a full length album, or played as an instrument in Ableton Live. The Live instrument includes over 30 high quality samples arranged as a menu of soundscapes.
The compilation’s source material originated from US Geological Survey data, parsed by Cycling 74’s Max/MSP and synthesized in Symbolic Sound’s Kyma X.
More information: Micah Frank / Tectonic