Danny Ayers just posted a new Talis Platform application idea, dealing with music/audio equipment. As I was wondering it would actually be nice to have a set of web identifiers and corresponding RDF representation for audio equipment, I remembered a small Music Ontology example I wrote about a year ago. In fact, the Music Ontology (along with the Event ontology) is expressive enough to handle the description of recording sessions. Here is a small excerpt of such a description:

@prefix mo: <http://purl.org/ontology/mo/>.
@prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#>.
@prefix event: <http://purl.org/NET/c4dm/event.owl#>.
@prefix rd: <http://example.org/audioequipment/>.
@prefix : <#>.

:rec a mo:Recording;
   rdfs:label “live recording of my band in studio”;
   event:sub_event :guitar1, :guitar2, :drums1, :kick1, :sing.

:sing a mo:Recording;
   rdfs:label “Voice recorded with a SM57″;
   event:factor rd:sm57;
   event:place [rdfs:label “Middle of the room-I could be more precise here”].

:kick1 a mo:Recording;
   rdfs:label “Kick drum using a Shure PG52″;
   event:factor rd:pg52;
   event:place [rdfs:label “Kick drum microphone location”].

Well, it would indeed by nice if the rd namespace could point to something real! Who would fancy RDFising Harmony Central? :-)