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    What interesting in this discussion is - that it is started and guided in that way as it is - by a person who within over 3 years of being registered here - uploaded only single one (and about one min long) sound (not to mention the NC indicator), and wrote 5 posts around it. Or did I missed something? smile

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    I'm an indie film editor and have used a lot of sounds from this incredible site. Often times i'm working on a project for the love of it & nobody is getting paid and in these cases freesound.org is a godsend. Sometimes on paid projects the sound never makes it to the final mix but it does a fantastic service for me all of the time and really helps the director realise "oh ok this is gonna work" - especially when i'm struggling with some crappy sound fx library. I try to always credit the uploader.

    I would love to record my own sounds and upload them here one day soon. I've definitely been inspired. There's certainly a lot of sounds of the kind i need that are hard to find - really good natural sounding stuff of "just the right" type. Stuff that seems boring to record but is actually critically useful. I intend to record a lot of these & put them here when i have the time.

    m

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    This is all good. I really like the fact that my sound has been used nearly 1000 times and I've had some lovely comments from some folks too. These give me a good feeling, knowing the sound use useful to someone. My initial reason for uploading was that I had been downloading sounds and felt it was only fair to 'put something in the pot'. A bit like a Jacobs Join at a party - bring a little of what you'd like to find yourself.
    I totally get the reasoning behind not applying limits - I just didn't realise how large the user base was in relation to the contributors. My question has been answered, thanks to all those who have taken the time to constructively add to the conversation.

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    (attempt to move on from the spam in this thread...)

    For me, Freesound is as much about the warm fuzzy feeling of contributing something others will enjoy as the reciprocal arrangement of swapping samples. There’s a concept in the Eastern religions (and parallels in most others) called sewa, which basically sums up the idea that a good deed is its own reward.

    As previous posters have touched on, I think this sort of thing is more complex than ‘scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’. Suppose someone gets into making music using a buttload of Freesounds without uploading a single one. Suppose also that this helps them to learn something about composition, production and sound engineering. Even if nine out of ten such people are free-lunchers who won’t give a toss about Freesound helping them launch their musical adventures, there’s the tenth who wants to give something back, uploading their own stuff, learning and helping others to learn, and generally starting the cycle again.

    Regarding Alien’s comment about teachers using animal sounds: I did something quite like this when I used to work in special needs educational support. I logged into Freesound and used samples of piano, harp, guitar etc. riffs I found here as part of a game involving identifying musical instruments. I had only recently signed up, and hadn’t uploaded anything at that point.

    Anyway, SoundIntervention, none of this should be taken as me saying you are a bad mean person for wanting to encourage people to share their sounds. I’m just suggesting, maybe consider it from a different perspective. (Goodness, I’m starting to sound like a cognitive behaivoural therapist...)

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    Good advice, thanks.

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    2852 - mountain

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    SoundIntervention wrote:
    Dear Die Dancing,
    Thank you for you constructive comments, I was merely asking a question. I rather think it is your attitude that lands the planet in deep foo doo.
    Maybe upload a recording of yourself swearing , that would be funny ha ha.

    There's a sign at the zoo, 'Do Not Feed'

    I suggest not feeding the animal, best to ignore it.

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    2851 - troll

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    Previews are actually available in OGG as well, and the idea is that firefox should use those. I don't have a machine with firefox and without flash at the moment, but we'll review this configuration.

    gerard

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    Hi all,
    We've fixed this issue. Sorry again for the inconvenience.

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    Hi everyone.

    My name is Rupert and I am doing a post-grad research project on Creative Commons licenses. I am really interested in finding people who have day jobs in the creative industries but do CC projects in their spare time. If that sounds like you, please get in touch. I would like to do a short phone interview. I would be happy to share the final project with the participants. The best way of getting in touch is to send me an email: rupertcocke at hotmail dot com.

    Thanks in advance!
    Rupert

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    Hey Hintringer!

    I'm just starting with the hydrophones and it's not much (and not very good yet, IMHO) but here you go:

    http://freesound.org/people/blaukreuz/packs/15322/

    http://freesound.org/people/blaukreuz/sounds/241017/

    http://freesound.org/people/blaukreuz/sounds/240574/

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    From what I've heard, it's a recording of the restroom ventilator at the foley stage where the audio post was done for the movie, played back at half speed on the tape recorder and probably reverbed and chorused a bit.
    I believe I read that somewhere sometime back, If I can remember where, I'll get back to you on it.

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    I don't think you'll find any finished products á la "hanging.wav" or such... wink
    But the ingredients should all be here.
    Little hint from me: the neck breaking effect can be impressively rendered by low pass filtering a close range recording of someone biting into an apple... Yuck! grin
    Have fun!

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    2850 - norse

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    I think it's a wonderful compliment if people downloaded your sounds a lot. They might not use them, maybe they just like them. Sometimes, they may use them much, much, much later. I've downloaded sounds that I hope to use one day but haven't got around to doing so. Some are pretty cool, some are weird, sometimes they're just fun to listen to. Maybe they'll get used one day. Most people have neither the appropriate software nor the gear to create decent sounds of their own to upload - plus, as I discovered awhile back, if there's a peculiar way your particular browser functions in dealing with scripts, it becomes impossible to properly upload any sounds because you can't fill the 'description' in. I had that issue with Firefox for months.... I've only been able to upload sounds since last week (and none have been moderated yet, so you can't see them, nananah!)

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    Dear Die Dancing,
    Thank you for you constructive comments, I was merely asking a question. I rather think it is your attitude that lands the planet in deep foo doo.
    Maybe upload a recording of yourself swearing , that would be funny ha ha.

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    2849 - Aurora borealis

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    2848 - aura

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    DieDancing wrote:
    What is your problem b***h?
    Take back your s**t sound, who cares?
    M**********r. Cuz of people like you WORLD IS IN DEEP A*S!
    PROhibit your breathing ok?! B***h!

    Let's have less of that language.
    Yeah, it's not fair to have a download limit if you don't upload any sounds. If you see the people that downloaded my sounds, most have no sounds but many downloads. I think Timbre is the only person who downloaded any sounds with uploaded sounds.
    I don't think it's a good idea. If Bram doesn't and other popular members (with sounds) don't like it, neither do I.
    sad