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    ekt wrote:
    Edit: the latter sound is probably named 'chimes'

    A good chimes pack ... http://freesound.org/people/Stickinthemud/packs/2789/

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    I think that Freesound offers a tremendous service.

    I would be happy to pay a small annual fee to subscribe.

    - Rupert

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    For the record, I didn't take the time to read the thread, so I apologize in advance if this has already been suggested:

    I always mean to donate to Wikipedia, but I've never actually done it... until recently. I was purchasing a game on the Humble Bundle website, and it has "charities" listed there. One of them was actually the Wikimedia foundation. So because I was spending money anyway, I felt completely enthused to put some of it towards Wikipedia.

    Now I don't know what kind of baggage/requirements/percentages come with that, but I think it would be entirely fitting to have your company as part of that. It could even draw more attention to the site in general.

    Beyond that, I'm good with a banner asking for donations. However I do appreciate if it's not an "all the time" thing, but rather only until a yearly goal is met. Again, I don't know how successful it is for Wikipedia, but I do find that approach more inviting to donate. It makes it more like a campaign rather than a neverending request. And having a ticker to watch fill is satisfying as well.

    Having a banner all the time would probably just lead folks to "blocking it out", as we have unfortunately been trained by the internet to do with most ads.

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    In regards to advertising, I'm ambivalent: I wouldn't be put off by basic banner ads as long as they're not too distracting. The only thing I put my foot down against is any kind of pop-up or redirect.

    On the flip side of advertising - I'd like to see more efforts to promote the site and attract a larger base of users. That means possibly an exchange of advertising, which might be an ideal way to accomplish both birds with one stone. Other's thoughts?

    -- Phill

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    https://tvfeh.bandcamp.com/album/audio-wav

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    I'm very "SURPRISED" I couldn't find this. There's just people making surprised sounds, but nobody yelling surprise, and certainly no crowds yelling surprise. If I get enough I could make my own crowd lol. A friend needs it for his radio show by 11:00 US eastern time, 03:00 universal. Do it just like if you were at a surprise party for your friend yelling surprise with everyone.

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    nice, thanks for share

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    A lovely patreon asked for this. we wanted to share back to freesounds.

    https://www.freesound.org/people/mishrath/sounds/394670/

    Enjoy!

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    I love using this site to find some new ambient foley sounds, and while i have a lot of projects that are far in development, i had to scrap a lot of other projects due to music blocks and the fact that they were not at the quality that i wanted them to be at. I took the sections of those projects i thought were nice and reworked them into a mini ep. Every song here uses some sound from this site, so i figured why not share it with you guys!

    https://soundcloud.com/distant-cry/sets/night

    Enjoy!

    (Also free high quality downloads from the Buy link)

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    hi
    I need something similar to this
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03ccxwe2rnHdUlDZ0pDUFc3cVk/view?usp=sharing

    it's basically made of two distinct sounds
    - a background continuous note/chord (minor?)
    - the sound which happens three times

    I'm interested in both, but mainly in the latter.
    Any idea of which tag I should search for?

    Intended usage: black screen, then some text appears (like "in the meantime" )

    Edit: the latter sound is probably named 'chimes'

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    Thank you so much for contributing this wonderful resource to the audio community. I think following the Wiki contribution model is completely appropriate for Freesound, I will be donating.

    Thank you again,
    Philip

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    This is an essential site for me, and I'd gladly make an annual donation. In fact I'm going to make one right now, and will sign up to the annual thing when it comes along.

    Maybe an option to hide the regular donation messages for people logged in who have made the annual donation? Not sure how easy/hard that is to set up. I don't mind seeing the messages, and am not opposed to ads as long as they're not popups or the ones that cover the page making you hunt for the close button. I use adblock for the intrusive ads but whitelist certain sites so they get their hits and clicks, so I'd whitelist this one too.

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    Tristan_Lohengrin wrote:
    His behavior seriously harms our community, I love making free sounds, but if I read this kind of comments, I would eventually stop sad

    stop making sounds all together or just stop uploading it to this site? you should never be pressured by anyone to stop doing something you enjoy doing, if its the latter, then just listen to the majority not the minority, if everyone on this site gave you that attitude then i think its justifiable to not upload on this site, but even if that was the case (which its not) you shouldn't discontinue doing what you enjoy doing.

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    I would so do $10 a year. If this would help keep this site going, it seems quite reasonable to contribute that.

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    tryint to promote donations a bit more sounds like a great idea. years ago I was active on this website: http://www.icompositions.com and they had the following model - they showed ad banners on each page, and if you buy a subscription (it was something small - just like your 10-15 eur donation) you don't see ads on the website anymore. The regulars who were spending a lot of time on the website loved that they had an option to turn off the ads. Not sure if this could work also for you, but it's an idea that worked in the past smile

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    I am a downloader and not an uploader at this point. I have used freesounds in many music compositions of my own and it is one of my favorite sources and communities.

    I have contributed to freesound.

    Frankly I think that getting to 100K Euros from 2000 is unlikely. Harvesting that kind of dough from even as well-known and valuable a website as yours through donations alone - I expect that it would take most of your team's time to do the marketing and SEO needed to keep those funds coming in - leaving not much for the site.

    You have eyeballs (and ears), so some form of advertising would seem like a classic way to support consumers at low or no cost. It would not affect my experience too much, I don't think, compared to the value that I am getting. That said, the real value is in the uploaders, so if the community were to reject advertisements, they're just not a solution.

    I don;t think advertising will get to 100K Euros either, but it might be a more steady income stream with little effort to maintain it. Dunno if it would beat 200 Euros a month.

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    This is a sound design challenge.

    ElAcHo stands for [El]ectronic [Ac]oustic [Ho]mebased.

    You have to create a drum kit using the following rules:
    - Acoustic instruments
    - Electronic sounds
    - Home sounds
    - Each drum sound must be a 'composite' (i.e., blend, overlap, layering,...) of at least 2 different from the types listed above (if you get all 3, even better!)
    - You can use whatever processing tricks, tools and techniques you want.
    - You can use any legal (i.e., no copyright infringement) source for the acoustic and electronic sounds
    - The homebased sounds you must record yourself, in your HOME.
    - The kit must contain at least the following sounds 1 x bassdrum, 1 x snaredrum, 2 x hat, 1 x cymbal. - You can add more sounds if you like. For example you kit could have 2 bassdrum, 3 x snare, 2 x hat, 3 x cymbal, 3 x tom, 2 x percussion (such as shakers or tambourine sounds) - as long as all the sounds adhere to the rules.
    - Post your kit in Freesound as a pack of sounds. Use the tags "drumkit", "ElAcHo" and "Dare-48".

    DEADLINE: 30-Jun-2017, 11:59pm

    Some suggestions and creativity tips to get you going:
    -> Plenty of acoustic instrument sounds at Freesound, also plenty of electronic sounds too. You can use them, but remember to give attribution according to the copyright license of the sounds you have used.
    -> Of course, you can record your own acoustic and electronic sounds, if you wish.
    -> Why not experiment with some interesting sounds you can obtain from an acoustic instrument? For example: tapping a guitar body or scraping the guitar strings?
    -> Of course you can use acoustic drum sounds as the acoustic instrument... but make sure that if you do, your finished sound is substantially different from what you started from.
    -> Tape stop and radio static are good sources of raw material sounds for 'drum sound' design
    -> The kitchen is a jungle of sounds waiting to be explored!
    -> Try layering different sounds. Filtering each sound to limit its frequency range can be a good way to stack multiple elements (low, mid, high frequency).
    -> Use pitch shifting. - This can turn a knock on a table into a thunderous 'tom' sound or into a 'click' or 'snap' that could be used to layer on top of other sounds providing the 'click' on a bassdrum or the 'thwack' on a snare.
    -> layering is not the only technique. Could you sequence (or juxtapose) sounds? for example, could just the first few miliseconds of the attack from an acoustic guitar strum be positioned at the start of a simple sine wave electronic sound to create the illusion of a percussive sound?
    -> Already finished creating all your drum kit sounds with time to spare and getting bored? - Upload a couple of loops created with your drumkit for extra wow factor and bonus points grin

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    Here are my 3 sounds:
    https://www.freesound.org/people/AlienXXX/sounds/392327/
    https://www.freesound.org/people/AlienXXX/sounds/393563/
    https://www.freesound.org/people/AlienXXX/sounds/394567/

    This dare is now closed.

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    Tristan_Lohengrin wrote:
    His behavior seriously harms our community, I love making free sounds, but if I read this kind of comments, I would eventually stop sad

    Never let one negative comment drown out the many positive comments. wink

    Keep those awesome sounds coming!

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    Thank you for the answer, you confirm what I think :/

    It would be nice if there was a pop up meaning something like "Don't forget to respect copyrights : This sound is under Attribution License" (for example) when you download a sound.
    I know there will be some people to do not respect that, but the license will be more apparent.

    I hope so he won't waste his and our time.

    His behavior seriously harms our community, I love making free sounds, but if I read this kind of comments, I would eventually stop sad