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    Hi. Freesound uses Soundmanager2, in theory it seamlessly switches between html5 audio and flash. If you don't have flash, it should still work. If it doesn't, maybe there is some problem. Note that the visualization is html already, so the flash/html switch only involves sound playback.

    gerard

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    1 sound
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    I just noticed that my fire recording has been downloaded 922 times. Out of all the people that downloaded it only 5 have actually uploaded any sounds.
    I have only one sound on here but I thought it only fair in the spirit of Freesound that I put something 'in the pot.'

    How can we encourage more people to upload their own sounds?
    Maybe a download limit before contributing something?

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    135 sounds
    369 posts

    Rode seems to produce nice mics, but also seems to have less clear philosophy.

    NT5 matched pair comes with cardioid capsules. You can get omnis for them, but... not paired.

    NT55 comes with both pairs matched, cardioid and omnis, and while it's being described as the same thing as nt5 in terms of capsules - specs on rode's website are slightly different between them.

    Descriptional diffs:

    http://www.rodemic.com/microphones/nt5
    Maximum SPL: 143dB SPL
    Maximum Output Level: 13.9dBu
    Sensitivity: -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.00mV...
    Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 16dB-A
    Phantom: +24V/+48V

    http://www.rodemic.com/microphones/nt55
    Maximum SPL: 136dB SPL
    Maximum Output Level: 8.0dBu
    Sensitivity: -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV...
    Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 15dB-A
    Phantom: +48V

    Since the freesound search engine does not works correctly (it's not possible to find exact words, because it gives unrelated stuff), question to owners: when using the same cardioid confing on nt5 and nt55 - what are the practical differences? Self-noise levels at the same gain of a digital file? Any sound samples?

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    567 sounds
    24 posts

    Example:

    http://freesound.org/people/JimiMod/sounds/250977/

    2 hours ago I changed the tags, the description, the licensing, the 'pack' and the geotag of this file. I did each separately and saved the settings after each one.

    Then I changed them back, following the same routine.

    The above file was posted early the 8th and has thus far garnered a meager 29 downloads, yet that is enough to warrant it's inclusion in the weekly "most downloaded files" list. It was not present when I made the changes mentioned here.

    Now, at 4:38am mtn. time in the colonies, it has appeared on page 10, among those in the 150th range with zero, 1 or 2 downloads.

    If anyone knows how I can remedy this, I'd appreciate a clue.

    I've never been aware of what, besides number of downloads, entitles your file to be presented in a more visible way.

    Thanks - J

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    Anybody can record a female voice saying "ethic" and also one whispering "ethic" and also a one where she is laughing and then says "you are now listening to ethic", i need these for a mixtape

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    0 sounds
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    However, the Freesound player works just fine and dandy for me, so as far as I can tell, there already is a non-Flash version.

    Is there another reason why your browser might not be selecting the non-Flash player? Do you have JavaScript disabled?

    I have Firefox 32 with Ghostery and NoScript installed. I tried whitelisting the usual CDNs without success. Just now I tried disabling both extensions altogether and still don't get a player. I'm not sure how/why it works for you, but the FAQ strongly suggests that you need Flash for playback.

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    I have belligerently refused to install Flash for the past four years for much the same reasons as you have decided to boycott it, so I quite understand.

    However, the Freesound player works just fine and dandy for me, so as far as I can tell, there already is a non-Flash version.

    Is there another reason why your browser might not be selecting the non-Flash player? Do you have JavaScript disabled?

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    Yes, thank you for the advice, I have already made. It's not exactly what I'm looking for.

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    Hello there,

    first and foremost: Yes, I've read the FAQ. Please allow me to continue.

    This site is great and has given me many hours of relaxing background noise. Unfortunately I can't really use it right now. Since a few months my distribution no longer installs Flash by default, and I decided to keep it that way for various reasons, which, I think, don't really need to be repeated here (security, stability, performance, etc.). I can't underpin this with hard numbers, but I'm very sure that I'm only one among many people who made the same decision or didn't get a choice in the first place, especially in the Linux and Mac world. Flash isn't even available on some modern platforms, most notably mobile phones.

    I'm asking you to provide an HTML 5 alternative for people like me. There are existing open source players out there, and it doesn't have to look as fancy as the Flash-based one. All I really need is a working player that can make noise and perhaps also allows me to seek, nothing else really.

    Let me repeat this: It doesn't have to be pretty right now. It's easy enough to perform client-side detection whether Flash is installed (you're already using swfobject). And if not, you could just load an HTML 5 alternative. And once you have that, it's not a long way to render into a canvas and get rid of Flash altogether.

    If you came this far, thanks for paying attention. happy

    Ertugrul

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    261 sounds
    177 posts

    Congrats to raven and all.

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    261 sounds
    177 posts

    jamesabdulrahman wrote:
    At the risk of repeating others: the one you have, the one you know how to use, the one you’re comfortable with.

    Some people are still using ancient versions of Cubase on Atari STEs, and the reason is that they know how it works, they know how to bend it to their will, and it’s just a tool for getting what they’re hearing in their heads into musical form.

    This applies to musical tools generally. It’s best not to take notice of people who say “that’s a toy for kids, use this” because most of them are not very good musicians anyway. My own experience is that I was only able to start creating when I consciously decided to ignore such people.


    How very right.

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    Hello,

    This morning I woke up and my app Gibber, which has been making requests to the freesound database for well over a year now (thank you!), suddenly stopped working with Freesound. I'm getting an Access-Control-Allow-Origin error, pasted below (with key removed:

    -----
    XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://www.freesound.org/api/sounds/4048/?&api;_key=**************. The 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header contains multiple values '*, *', but only one is allowed. Origin 'http://gibber.mat.ucsb.edu' is therefore not allowed access.
    -----

    It also doesn't work if I test on my machine locally, using localhost or 127.0.0.1. Any idea what might have change to the Access-Control-Allow-Origin settings on the server?

    Thanks! - Charlie

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    203 sounds
    415 posts

    Have you searched for the single sounds? You can put them together and recreate the whole scene.

    For example, searching for rope creak,
    http://www.freesound.org/search/?q=rope+creak
    look in particular at http://www.freesound.org/people/6polnic/sounds/231438/
    There are various parts that could fit, but check also the other results.

    Searching for push chair floor,
    http://www.freesound.org/search/?q=push+chair+floor
    you get interesting results too.

    Issue similar searches for what's left and you may find all you need.

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    For a free radio play I'm looking for a sound effect of a man who hanged himself. Put noose around his head, push away chair, dangling or swinging sounds of a rope, on which hangs the suicide.
    Can someone help?

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    36 sounds
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    Yep, CONGRATS!

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    60 sounds
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    Yay, congratulations everyone, and big ups to luckylittleraven! Like copyc4t said, you deserved to win!

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    I need a deep male voice saying "Ready", "Set", and "Go". Can all be in one track, as I can easily edit it into multiples or alter it if needed with Logic. If anyone can help, please do! Needed for new iOS game for launch this month.

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    jamesabdulrahman wrote:
    ...he says, after not realising this is a resurrection of an old spam thread. Note to self: actually read the first post properly before replying... >_

    It's OK. This needed to be said.

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    ...he says, after not realising this is a resurrection of an old spam thread. Note to self: actually read the first post properly before replying... >_

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    27 sounds
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    At the risk of repeating others: the one you have, the one you know how to use, the one you’re comfortable with.

    Some people are still using ancient versions of Cubase on Atari STEs, and the reason is that they know how it works, they know how to bend it to their will, and it’s just a tool for getting what they’re hearing in their heads into musical form.

    This applies to musical tools generally. It’s best not to take notice of people who say “that’s a toy for kids, use this” because most of them are not very good musicians anyway. My own experience is that I was only able to start creating when I consciously decided to ignore such people.