NounSounds.wtf is a new platform being created by SuperTightWoody and Papaya, two popular builders in the Nouns ecosystem. At the time of writing this article the platform is in its Beta and testing stage, while additional features are added. The duo was funded by Nouns Dao via an on chain proposal, Proposal #139, and have impressive backgrounds in and out of web3.
So, what exactly is NounSounds.wtf? — It’s a website anyone can visit and curate their own custom songs using pre-defined loops, by simply selecting various ‘squares,’ seen below:
As you construct your song, the NounSounds builder also produces a Noun, representing the little beat you just constructed.
And, voila! Just like that you have a very Nounish piece of music you can export and use freely in your own productions, podcasts, Twitter Spaces, or Youtube videos. You can even take a loop, construct your own song and release it — The possibilities are endless.
Wait what the heck is cc0 and what do you mean, “you can use it freely in your own creations?” — Exactly that… While NounSounds appreciates being mentioned or called out by creators, the songs, rhythms, sounds and effects exported from NounSounds.wtf are fully CC0. This means the exports can be used freely and have been made available to the public domain.
Why is CC0 music important? — Resources like NounSounds are extremely important for the proliferation of the Nouns Ecosystem and web3. It removes barriers and allows creators to build off of each others work and release content freely without worry of being sued or having their content taken down. Two key examples are Twitter Spaces and Youtube videos, where a video can be removed for using copy-written music. Defining your music as CC0 allows creators to safely release content quickly, and NounSounds does exactly this.
The team has plans for expanding the sound library to other musicians, loops, sound effects and other libraries of sounds. Follow the team on their Twitter for updates or head over to the NounSounds Discord server to get involved ⌐◨-◨
Discord: A link to the Discord can be found on NounSounds.wtf