New Site Wants The Songs You Never Finished

Rifflet is a new site you can have some fun with those songs that you’ve never gotten around to finishing.

The concept involves the uploading of something called a “rifflet,” which is a piece of a song – like a bass line, a guitar riff, a drum beat, or something else altogether. Each rifflet must also be less than 60 seconds long. Members of the site can then browse through these “proto-songs,” and combine them with other rifflets they find or even just incorporate them into their own original music.

Rifflets can be played, tagged, rated, commented on, and downloaded and each rifflet’s page will show the artist, title, genre, length, description, and the format of the recording.

via RRW

Bleeps and Bloops – Modular Synth Blog

BleepsBleeps and Bloops is a Live Journal blog that follows the creating of a modular synthesizer built around Synthesizer.com modules.

From the site:

What this journal is about?

I’m building a modular synthesizer over the next year (and beyond!) through Synthesizers.com’s “Build a Modular Synthesizer in a Year!” program, or as I call it, the “Module of the Month club.” The basic concept is that in exchange for a reasonable payment each month, Synthesizers.com will send me a new piece – or “module” – that I will incorporate into the ever-expanding synthesizer. The journal will chronicle this process with writing/observations, pictures of the work-in-progress, and sound examples of the fun and kooky things that this machine can do.

The site also features audio snippets of each module as it is added.