[microsound-announce] The end of Soundtransit.nl

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Sat Dec 4 18:03:57 EST 2010

After 5 years, the end of an era has come. On the last day of 2010, the 
Soundtransit.nl site will officially close.

SoundTransit has been a collaborative, online community dedicated to 
field recording and phonography. In the “Book” section of the site, you 
could plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the 
world. In the “Search” section, you could search the database for 
specific sounds by member artists from many different places. If you are 
a phonographer, you could also contribute your recordings for others to 

The Waag Society in Amsterdam, who physically hosts the Soundtransit 
server, has more than quadrupled the rent in the past year. Relocating 
to a cheap shared commercial host is simply not possible based on the 
unique technical needs of the site, so we are forced to shut the project 
down. The archived field recordings will hopefully be relocated through 
the kind support of Soundcloud.com, however the ability to make and send 
transits will be lost.

I would personally like to thank each and every one of the contributors 
and users for their support, interest and enthusiasm over the last 
years, and I wish them all the best of luck with their future projects.

Derek Holzer
::: derek holzer ::: http://macumbista.net :::
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"Be less critical"

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