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    toiletrolltube wrote:

    Firstly. I don't think there is such a thing as a "boring" sound, all sounds have potential for creative purposes.


    I think you're confusing an adjective associated with the (perceived) characteristic of a sound with its usefulness. Meaning, kb7clx found the sound itself as boring without thinking about it's potential use. In fact, I can extend that to say that most sounds in almost any sound library are boring as standalones. Just listening to the sound without assuming that it will be used for future productions, the sound probably did sound "plain" as AlienXXX pointed out.

    Now it's my turn to have a listen to the sounds. grin

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    Oh dear,
    the images used on all the SoundEffectsFactory and SoundEffectsArchive videos are ,
    (surprise-surprise), not created by Kyle and are copyrighted ...

    I'm sure Kyle has obtained permission, (e.g. bought a license),
    to use these copyrighted images on his YouTube channels ;¬)

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    kb7clx does have a point: Some of the sounds are indeed "plain" and not very interesting. And since many of the sounds are similar, listening to a lot of them in sequence must be quite boring.
    I apologize for that and I thank you all for your patience and effort in participating.

    I am afraid that, as with many experiments, the experimentation itself is repetitive and boring and the exciting bit will be the analysis of the results.

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    kb7clx wrote:
    I just went through them all. I find it interesting that the ones noone else commented on were the ones I found most boring. Not unpleasant, just boring.

    Firstly. I don't think there is such a thing as a "boring" sound, all sounds have potential for creative purposes. Secondly. As this is an experiment, we can't expect these kinds of sounds to blow your mind; it's more about an idea. As for what the thinking is behind this idea, I have no clue, but I find it inspiring nonetheless.

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    I just went through them all. I find it interesting that the ones noone else commented on were the ones I found most boring. Not unpleasant, just boring.

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    Another one for you - when it's moderated.

    http://www.freesound.org/people/Speedenza/sounds/234115/

    Obviously sounds better downloaded. I was comparing two mics, so I was using your request as target practice. Hopefully you can get something useful out of it...

    Edit: Now modded [thanks for the fast mod]

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    I am sure some of you are following this thread. Here is a little Dare 26 spin-off:
    http://www.freesound.org/forum/dare-the-community/34991/
    Would appreciate your participation in this experiment! - Thanks

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    I am sure some of you are following this thread. Here is a little Dare 26 spin-off:
    http://www.freesound.org/forum/dare-the-community/34991/
    Would appreciate your participation in this experiment! - Thanks

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    Dear Freesounders,

    Time has been in very short supply for me these last few weeks, so it has taken me ages to actually put this together...
    But finally here it is:

    The Sound Experiment (Dare 26 spin-off)

    In Dare 26 we have been using some unusual sound generation techniques. Some of the sounds can be quite harsh and unpleasant, and a few people mentioned to me that those sounds made them feel 'uncomfortable'.
    With this ound here, probably being one of the worst offenders:
    http://www.freesound.org/people/luckylittleraven/sounds/223075/

    This then lead me to some thought and some discussions: why do these sounds feel so wierd and unpleasant?
    First of all, what makes a sound 'unpleasant'? And then, why do the sounds generated by this method sound particularly unpleasant?

    I have a few theories of why that is. Now I need your help: I need a few pairs of ears to listen to several variants of the sound which I have created and rated them as "more unpleasant", "less unpleasant" or "same" as the original sound.
    The sounds are in this pack:
    http://www.freesound.org/people/AlienXXX/packs/14358/
    Instructions of how to rate the sound are in the description of each sound.
    I know there are quite a few sounds in this pack and they are not exactly pleasant to listen to. So I do not expect someone to go through all the sounds in the pack. But pick a few at random and leave your comment (as per instructions on the sound description)

    What else? What next?
    If you want to know a bit more about the experiment, read the text below.
    The pack mentioned above contains a set of sounds, all derived from the original sound. Different processing techniques were used. These techniques were chosen according to sound science and my own hipothesys about what should make the sound more or less unpleasant.
    I have detailed records of how each sample was created. But, in order not to influence the listener's oppinion, those are (currently) not mentioned in each sound description. Each sound was also given a non-descriptive name (leter + number) which gives no indication about how the sound was processed. - This was done using a randomization table, so I can then trace each sound back to how it was created.

    The experiment will be open for a period of time. - How long exactly depends on interest and participation.
    When the experiment closes:
    I will post here to notity you.
    The sound descriptions will be updated to indicate how each sound was created.
    I will analyze the results, compare with my initial hipothesys and post here also.

    Hope you enjoy being part of the experiment!

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    Yep that's right.

    Though don't discount the used market. Croatia (like other post-communist countries) had some nice vintage equipment in the broadcast and other state-owned facilities. The times where you could get tons of expensive vintage mics/equipment for almost free are over. But there are still opportunities, every now and then someone opens a warehouse and finds great stuff, often without knowing it (people outside audio comunity often don't see any value in this old garbage).

    Just saying, keep your eyes open wink.

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    Here´s a dropbox link, you can download it straight from there± https://www.dropbox.com/s/q1v6w05dpgoelkh/CrowZone.rar

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    Would be cool if you'd use my link, too happy
    https://copy.com?r=GvyuKG

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    Need a female voice with a british accent for an upcoming album skit. Script will be provided, Thanks!

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    Also is there a certain way you want it said?

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    Oh ok, I guess that means you accept me even with the mic, sorry but like I said I have very little resource(I am not a pro at voice acting but I have been getting better other than the mic). I will see if I can get this done ASAP. Also is this the only thing you want me to say, since you want me to say the intro to your podcast it makes me think I will also be voice acting the future. I don't mind but just saying I won't be on Freesound from May 18th to around August 22 so I won't be able to voice act between then because this is my school laptop and they take it back during the summer. I hope this isn't a problem.

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    18hiltc wrote:
    Oh ok glad my voice fits exactly what your looking for but sadly I don't have the best mic. In fact the mic I use is on my laptop and I record using Audacity. I wish I had a better mic but I don't know how much they are and I don't know where I could get one. If you don't want me to do it because of the quality its fine but if its no problem then is there a specific deadline?
    April 21st is the deadline

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    Oh ok glad my voice fits exactly what your looking for but sadly I don't have the best mic. In fact the mic I use is on my laptop and I record using Audacity. I wish I had a better mic but I don't know how much they are and I don't know where I could get one. If you don't want me to do it because of the quality its fine but if its no problem then is there a specific deadline?

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    18hiltc wrote:
    Could you give some specific quotes? And also would my voice work? Checkout my vocals to see if I qualify.
    Also do you have a somewhat higher quality mic?

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    Just to add, when you get a Shure, buy it new from a legit dealer, even if it costs a little more: There's a lot of fakes going around.

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    Dude! Your voice is awesome for this! For the first can you say something like "Welcome to Episode 1 of the Ashes of Apollo podcast, a weekly electronic music showcase where you can hear the best music you've never heard."