HOW AND WHAT TO BROADCAST ON THE NET - AUDIO ARCHIVES
1. how and what to broadcast on the net
3. ozone-data can be placed everywhere
4. orang.org - on-line publisher
5. dbonananzh - open mp3 archive
6. more net.radio archives
1. HOW AND WHAT TO BROADCAST (STREAM, TRANSMIT...) ON THE NET
In 1997-98, when different web-casting technologies were developing - many discussions about alternative net.radio development were going on. Almost everyone agreed that the most important quality of net.radio is it's huge variety in terms of both - content and models, and even in definations.
1999 - when the software industries are developing towards multinational
corporations and gigantic content providers - net.radio (like net itself)
is suffering from a commercialisation and a lack of variety. From the one
Borut Savski (from Ministry Experiment and Radio Student in Ljubljana) in 1997 'about HOWS and WHATS to transmit via internet' proposed:
compare it to what the conventional radio technologies don't (!!!) offer...
and use web casting in every way possible, especially in the ways that
surpass the ways of conventional radio! And even implement conventional
(local?) media with web (international) principles.'
this outline, he wrote 10 principles (advanteges and new opportunities)
of what Web technology offers:
the end of his text he invites:
be today we even could speak already about net.radio or new media stereotypes,
which definatly already exists on the net (for example - if you want to
be a very 'normal' net caster, 'professional' net.radio station you should
offer 4 parallel live streams to choose for the listener - real5.0, G2,
2. AUDIO ARCHIVES -
is the advantage of the net.radio (at least compering with traditional radio).
archives mostly are used for publishing on-line - recorded live sessions
(both - net. or on-air radio) - music tracks - alternative audio production
- sound and radio art - etc.
sound archives give radio a historical depth it never had before.
privilige of streaming audio also is its non-defined phisical locations
- you can stream to or place your files on remote servers, even not having
3. OZONE 97 - DATA CAN BE PLACED EVERYWHERE
with this idea in 1997 we started the project - riga net.radio OZONE
was an attempt to establish net.radio without having its own servers -
E-LAB/Riga aimed to use only existing sources - anywhere on this world
where it was possible to
When we had an opening party in March 1997, after an article in the main latvian newspaper Diena, we got the phonecall from the official body of the Latvian National Tv and radio board. After longer discussion, we realised, that the Electronic Media Laws in Latvia, made in 1992 for ALL electronic media (including tv, radio, and 'all others') and it means that it refers also to the internet now. And if we have more then 25 listeners, we should apply for the license or our net.radio is illigal. And even if all data are not placed in riga, but in amsterdam and berlin - if our phisical bodies are located in riga - the radio ozone is illegal.
Starting November 1997, when E-LAB installed its own real audio server, radio OZOne is broadcasting weekly live on the net.
4. ORANG.ORG - REAL AUDIO CONTENT ON-LINE PUBLISHER
Internationale Stadt/Berlin still is one of the biggest real audio archives
created by artist and programmer Thomax Kaulmann, beginning of 1997. The
main idea was to build up the interface for an open on-line audio data
base where the content is created by contributors - sound artists, musicians,
djs, independent radio makers.
RIS since 1998 is developing towards the ORANG - Open Radio Audio Network Group.
International City is an art and cultural project and has been startet
in 1996. It offers a dynamical platform for the presentation of audio content
for independant artists and other creative people in the cultural environment.
ORANG is the distributed version of RIS, which means, that audio content can now be published on different servers. But the access to the entire pool of audio materials on all ORANG systems is assured. Each publishing on one of the associated systems leads to an automated update of the databases of all other systems, within seconds. Right now, besides RIS, there are ORANG systems installed at Re-Lab in Riga, Latvia http://orang.re-lab.net/ and Backspace.org, London, UK http://bak.spc.org/ORANG/.
If you want to upload your audio-files (your music, sound art) to ORANG, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to gecontributors login and password.
5. DBONANZAH - OPEN mp3 ARCHIVE
As an alternative to Real Audio usally has been mentioned MP3 format - with the complimants regarding it's quality. MP3 also can stream, but more often MP3 format is used for archiving music files, and it does it in very intelligent way (as Herbert A. Meyer has said) and MP3 sound quality is not far from the CD.
project DBONANZAH, initiated by Gy Van Belle <email@example.com>
and Sandra Fauconnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> from Belgium, is
one of the largest mp3 archives for sound art and experimental audio.
prject started when Sola_P., who is Dbonanzah's South American contact
person, 'calculated that on (650 MB) can contain 11 hours of mp3-compressed
music'. The founders of the Dbonanzah installed the FTP server with lots
of disk space, and startd to give the accounts to all interested sound
artists. As the result - there are 2 collections of the widest variety
of experimental audio: one is complete - 11h of mp3 !, another one
is ongoing still.
(If you don't know how to listen mp3 tracks - go to http://winamp.com to download free player)
mp3? - DBONANZHA's initiators argue:
you are interested about the to be informed about this mp3 project, new
submissions, new interfaces or mp3 news - the projecy also has a mailinglist
you can subscribe to:
# NET only
RADIO OZONE (Riga)
# parallel: ON-AIR = ON-LINE
# ON-AIR => ON-LINE
# MUSIC AND DJ'S RADIO STATIONS
/ 3voor12 (NL)
# ARCHIVES AND LINK'S LISTS
OF EXPERIMENTS (Ljubljana)
# ON-LINE PUBLISHER
SYSTEM - real audio servers' network (Berlin-Riga-London)
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