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    I like it

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    My submission might be a little too old. wink

    http://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/394411/

    And have an excellent day as well, kangaroovindaloo!

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    Greetings Earthlings. I have a couple of contributions..

    #1 http://freesound.org/people/kangaroovindaloo/sounds/398606/

    #2 http://freesound.org/people/kangaroovindaloo/sounds/398604/

    Have a nice day!

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    Reading Rainbow sound effect.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjuzxiuIbjs

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    cabled_mess wrote:
    Oh..
    I didn't check.
    Sorry.

    Once in the past I wrote out a detailed post answering someone's question only to find out it was a spam account just hoping to increase their SEO rank and traffic for their site. Since then, I always check when a new account is posting so I don't waste my time again. wink

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    Oh..
    I didn't check.
    Sorry.

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    Hmm, I think this might be another bot user - no downloads, no uploads, only a link to a travel insurance site, rather generic question (often copy and pasted from somewhere else).

    If not, then apologies!

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    What kind of sounds do you want to create?

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    This is one of my favourite ones:

    Ships Horns Concert in Athens for Epiphany - felix.blume
    https://freesound.org/people/felix.blume/sounds/376177/

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    Could you make one saying Michael's Beats?

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    This is the only sound i've bookmarked grin

    https://freesound.org/people/delphidebrain/sounds/236172/

    I would recommend all sounds from user Klankbeeld. Always a pleasure for my ears.

    https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/

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    chromakei wrote:
    Anyway, I hope this prompts some discussion. What distinguishes a musical performance from a sonic event, and how do we demarcate the two in grey zones?

    Aye, that was me who moderated that.

    I've only be moderating for about 2 months now and have not yet fully grasped where the line should be drawn (of course, there is a lot of flexibility). There are some obvious rules set in place, but as you mentioned, the rules on this more casually-performed music is quite blurred.

    Personally (and as a curse for studying law!) if the music was performed by a professional ensemble, regardless of whether it was a cleaner studio recording or a public performance on a street, I always try to contact the ensemble themselves and ask if it is alright with them for the recording to be uploaded (unless the description of the sound mentions they had permission of course!)

    I've had one previous example where a user uploaded a sound that was designed and used by a professional sound designer working in theatre who had uploaded the sound to SoundCloud. After contacting him, he preferred for the sound to not be uploaded, and, well, I think it is right to respect that.

    Of course, that is a sound effect and this is music, but I believe we owe it to the original creators to always clarify with them, be it a sound designer or a musician, whether they approve of the sound being uploaded here (this site is, after all, an incredibly extensive source for sounds used in thousands - millions? - of projects).

    So back to your thought on where to draw the line - it is tricky!

    Objectively, with as little personal opinion as possible, I would think that all recordings of casually-performed music should try to get permission from the musician to upload, as a courtesy to them and as a fail-safe to any potential copyright issues that could crop up should someone use the sound in a big commercial project and the original musicians that performed in the recording wanted to take legal action against that project.

    But subjectively, as long as it isn't a studio or concert recording, then the event should really be deemed a 'sonic event' that anyone can use, in the same vain as church bells ringing in the distance or automated carillon performances in cities.

    Anyway, that's enough of my thoughts - I am curious (though very doubtful) if the law has ever had to tackle this distinction. But hey, the law does have a tradition of taking centuries to catch up, so until then I suppose it is up to us. wink

    Good topic for discussion!

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    I wanted to drop a note of thanks to the moderators-- what you're doing is a delicate balance at times. Unfortunately, I sort of tested this last week. I had been out in the city in public spaces, looking for soloists and groups willing to be recorded, recording the acoustic experience of their performances in crowded urban sonic environments.

    One group I recorded was a quintet wind ensemble group. The musicians themselves were comfortable with the recording, I mentioned it as they set up to perform and then recorded the whole set. Freesound's music policy seems clear, though I was curious about exploring the idea of a musical performance as a sonic event in a space, I felt that a 65-second long 17th-century brass instrument composition performed in a public space and recorded binaurally (e.g.: not useful for general sonic reproduction) might just squeak across the line in a grey area as far as the 'music' and 'musical sounds' guidelines work.

    The composer was long-dead, the composition itself in the public domain, the performance in a public space, and the musicians were willing? All good, right? Well, it's not always so simple, is it? I provided attribution information for the recording, denying any ownership or proprietorship of the musical sounds, and the freesound moderator here dutifully reached out the ensemble group and its president overruled the verbal okay I had received from the musicians themselves at the time of the recording.

    Somewhere in all this is probably a lesson for me about presuming too much, but also, I was impressed that it all worked as it should-- I attributed, the moderator communicated, and discovered a permissions issue that was not apparent to me at first. This would have resolved itself anyway, as I had reached out on my own to the ensemble group and made them aware of the recordings and what I was doing with them.

    Anyway, I hope this prompts some discussion. What distinguishes a musical performance from a sonic event, and how do we demarcate the two in grey zones?

    I feel like this turn of events was instructive to me as a noob here and that moderation here is working well.

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    Seems fine to me also!

    So long as you credit the sound in some way, I don't see there being any issues.

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    I use Freesound samples on almost all of my episodes. Check 'em out:

    www.fallinguphill.libsyn.com

    (www.fallinguphill.org)

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    Sounds really cool if "Credits" track clearly named/described in Track List.

    Wib.

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    I dare anyone here to name a cheap/free iOS app which allows you to build a custom soundboard from FILES IN STORAGE. (a.k.a. NOT iTunes crap)(Not iTunes, NOT iTunes, NOT F!!KING iTUNES!!!!!!! There, I said it FOUR times!)
    "Cheap" means it costs five bucks or less; not f!!king 70!!!!!!

    Thank you.

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    me too wink

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    I see no reason why not

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    Or does it have to be written....or can I do both. My plan is for this next album I was going to do a credits track at the end citing and attributing the sources of my cc sounds. I can put them on the album sleeve too, but I felt it was a bit more personal to speak it on the album. Thoughts, comments or suggestions are all appreciated.