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    IanStarGem wrote:
    AlienXXX wrote:
    I have seen a friend, actually also a Freesounder, (who is far more talented than me) create amazing dance rhythms using an old music program and samples of little shitty beeps and blops that I would have dismissed as rubish...

    What's your friend's account? And did he/she post the sounds on there? I'd be interested to check it out.

    If I recall correctly, those rhythms became part of this collab piece:
    https://soundcloud.com/alienxxx/alienxxx-snapper4298-off-the

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    Ok game's over, you won

    You were waiting the whole time for that, were you not.

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    AlienXXX wrote:
    I have seen a friend, actually also a Freesounder, (who is far more talented than me) create amazing dance rhythms using an old music program and samples of little shitty beeps and blops that I would have dismissed as rubish...

    What's your friend's account? And did he/she post the sounds on there? I'd be interested to check it out.

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    Hey guys, this is my first post on the forum.

    So, I listened to today's random sound of the day, and like alot of other sounds I've heard on this site, it's very quiet and hard to hear without turning my monitors' volume up. I use normalization on all my uploads, for convenience, because if you don't want it to be that loud, then you can turn it down, and you can hear it clearly in the preview. Since these are sounds for use in other things, you're probably going to want a normalized sound anyway. If it's somehow possible to normalize sounds when they are uploaded, that'd be really useful, because so many sounds are soooo quiet. Also, incase the normalized sound is too loud, you could have a volume control. Anyway, that's just a thought I had. Sorry if this post seems incomplete or something.

    Thanks!

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    3677 - Aliens...

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    Ethanicus wrote:
    Honestly, it just gets old wading through twenty blown-out clips of little kids making bullet noises with their mouths to find the one that actually sounds good.

    A few years ago I used to think that there were "good sounds" and "bad sounds". Something is either well recorded and useful, or it isn't.
    I have learned a lot since then:

    For example, I have seen a friend, actually also a Freesounder, (who is far more talented than me) create amazing dance rhythms using an old music program and samples of little shitty beeps and blops that I would have dismissed as rubish...

    I have also told this story before here in the forums. I was making a collaboration music piece with a friend. We decided to use sounds he would record at work. He did not have a recorder, so he used his iphone.
    The sounds were some interesting chain rattles and metal klangs. I was putting the mix together and I did some creative filters sweeps on his sounds, synced to the song tempo. All was going we were doing some final tweaks. We said to one another "yeah, the recorded sounds are cool, but they are quite noisy." He had this sound cleaning/restauration software and offered to clean them up.
    He sent me the new versions and they were pristine: all the bacground noise was gone.
    I replaced the old sounds with the new, rendered the piece and sent it over.
    When I was listening to it afterwards, it sounded wrong. Lifeless.
    I went back to the project to figure out what went wrong. Did I mute a channel somehow? Switch off an effect accidentally? I realized it was the filtered parts. Filter automation was still on. Resonance had not changed... What could it be?
    My friend emailed me back around the same time, appologetic: "You know... I actually liked it better as it was..."

    Shortly after, I figured it out: the filter sweeps were picking up not just on the main sound but also on the noisy background. Cleaning the sounds up removed that effect, and what sounded like a nice interesting rhythmic part was now mundane and pretty lifeless.

    I am not saying a "good sound" is not a good sound. Of course it is.
    But sometimes, a "bad sound" could be just what you need.

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    Ethanicus wrote:
    Honestly, it just gets old wading through twenty blown-out clips of little kids making bullet noises with their mouths to find the one that actually sounds good.

    I totally get where you're coming from. This didn't happen as much a while back when search results were ordered by most downloaded first, the popular (often good) stuff was usually piled up at the beginning, but this actually turned out to be the wrong way of approaching the initial results which is why it was changed and introduced a new algorithm.

    An immediate solution for you would be to change the sort order for results:

    This will give you a much more tailored experience when searching.

    I do believe in fact the results can be improved upon. It's a legitimate endeavour which as Bram said, has been considered. We should put this back on our radar.

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    strangely_gnarled wrote:

    Another improvement would be for Mod. to correct misspelled tags.

    Actually coming to think of it I rarely see misspelled tags. But If I saw an error in the tagging I would flag it with the user whilst moderating the sound, and I'm sure the others would do the same.

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    I agree with current policy. I do understand the frustration of ploughing through 304 pages of samples however. A compromise might be to encourage the use of "lo-fi" or "hi-fi" tags, but that is a matter of judgement and far from fool-proof. Having the moderator of the sample apply the tag would probably be most useful to improve the search experience but would inevitably give offense to some uploaders. From my experience the most useful way to improve searches would be to have tags which are arguably misleading or unjustifiable removed. But again this would cause offense to some uploaders who are proud of their efforts, and I would rather be a member of a happy family than an "efficient" family!

    Another improvement would be for Mod. to correct misspelled tags.

    I mention these ideas to encourage discussion, not because I endorse them.

    Wibby, big fan of universal tolerance.

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    The describe file button is not loading page in school help

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    Honestly, it just gets old wading through twenty blown-out clips of little kids making bullet noises with their mouths to find the one that actually sounds good.

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    Don't worry, we ("the creators") visit these pages once in a while smile

    Both AlienXXX and Headphaze are both moderators on this site: their input is just as valuable as ours.

    Quality is in the eye of the beholder. We've had requests similar to these in the past. I think Frederic was at some point doing some research around this, I have no idea what the outcome was. I'll point him here.

    - bram

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    Consider the fact that there are sounds rated 1 star a hundred times over; obviously, no one wants it. At the very least, an option to hide these would be helpful.
    And honestly, do the owners of this site even come here anymore?

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    Thank you, Kaltrek. Glad I could help. smile

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    3675 - sighting

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    3674 - Porton

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    Thank you very much! - The sounds are perfect

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    Hello everybody! I hope you can help me. I'm making a beat, and I need the drumkit in this song

    https://youtu.be/EEFuRA7vyXc?t=1m44s

    which comes after 1:44. Anyone who has this or is familiar with it?

    Edit: I think the artist uses "Omnisphere" software.

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    Quote from Freesound's FAQ page:

    "An important note: the content of the Freesound website is uploaded by the users of the site. As per our terms of service our users are required to follow the rules and not upload any copyrighted material. However, like all content on the internet, there might be cases where the users of our site are knowingly or unknowingly uploading illegal content. If you find such content, make sure that you click the "Flag it!" link on the page which contains the sound."

    So, if you want audio parts from copyrighted movies, I guess you'll have to look somewhere else.

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    I also disagree because furthermore, some people make intentionally bad sounds to fit with their "lo-fi" style.

    What would be the point anyway? It's so subjective that your opinion on a "useless" sound could be seen as entirely unreasonable by another. I would not trust you or anyone with a report for removal button for that reason, and it would most certainly be abused.