Vincent Akkermans

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Freesound.org is an online collaborative sound database where people from different disciplines share recorded sound clips under Creative Commons licenses. It was started in 2005 and it is being further developed by the Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Freesound’s initial goal was to give support to sound researchers, who often(More)
The way in which creativity support tools guide creative thinking as well as the externalisation of it largely remains an unanswered question. Creative professionals should be aware of these effects so that they can better develop their practice. The proliferation of software in the creative process provides opportunities for the development of features(More)
Music and sound have a rich semantic structure which is so clear to the composer and the listener, but that remains mostly hidden to computing machinery. Nevertheless, in recent years, the introduction of software tools for music production have enabled new opportunities for migrating this knowledge from humans to machines. A new generation of these tools(More)
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