freesound timeline

enter month (1-12):
enter year (2005-now):
use alternative popularity measure:

auto advance:

please use headphones for the full experience

no need for panic button... yet!

This is a very simple hack that gets the most popular sounds in Freesound for a given year and month and plays them all at once (in loop). Use the density slider to adjust the complexity of the generated soundscape. Copy the URL to share the soundscape with your friends.
EDIT: added a new killer feature which allows you to automatically advance in time and explore Freesound history in a sort of "radio" mode. Just check the "auto-advance" checkbox and enjoy.

This hack was originally implemented in 2011 when I was starting to learn about web technologies. It has been recently updated to use Freesound APIv2, the Web Audio API (including random HRTF panning for each sound!) and to include some other nice improvements. Want to contribute? visit the code repository.