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    1867 sounds
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    Hey Paul

    We don't know what the users do with the sounds once they download them. I bet in some cases, only God knows and the user himself cannot remember downloading it or whaere he put it...

    Some people are sound hoarders...erm, I mean collectors and download a lot of stuff (myself included in this category).
    Very often you have to download several sounds to try on a project, but only one gets used. The others don't get credited.

    And lets not even get started on all the unfinished musical projects sitting on people's hardrives (sigh!)... since most of them never get finished.

    Past all of that... of course many sounds get used indeed for musical (or other projects). Not everyone gives credit as they should. And there is not much you or Freesound can do about it, unless your sound makes it to a song on the UK top 10 without attribution, or a big movie...

    Comments and start ratings are entirely optional. There are plenty of sounds there with 200 downloads and not a single rating or comment.

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi folks,

    If I was to go about creating my own SAMPLE PACKS (say, of 'MOOG' synth tones), then what would be the best way to go about it please?

    Do I simply play (eg.) '3 x notes' per octave across the range of the synthesizer and EXPORT them as 48kHz / 24-bit Wav files?

    I have never done this before but it is something I have been thinking seriously about for a couple of years now.

    Many thanks in advance for any kind advice offered here . . .

    Best,

    Paul David Seaman (UK)

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    3246 sounds
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    I just uploaded three .flac samples with no problem

    D

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi,

    Does it matter if sounds are EXPORTED (and UPLOADED) in '32-bit' please?

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    105 sounds
    39 posts

    The flash version isn't screen reader accessible, so I can't use it at all. I also tried with IE with the HTML, it's no longer accessible at all with IE, when I try to upload I get what seems to be a blank page.

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    1445 sounds
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    Had the same problem a few time already. sometimes it is ok sometime it is not (STILL). It's only the HTML upload. the Flash work fine on my side.

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    105 sounds
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    Freesound seems to no longer be accepting new files with the flac extension. I get the error message Uploaded file format not supported or not an audio file. every time I try to upload flac. I even downloaded someone else' short file and tried uploading it as a test just in case something was wrong with my flac encoder, it also didn't go. I can still upload wavs successfully.

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    121 sounds
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    https://www.freesound.org/help/faq/#what-do-i-need-to-do-to-legally-use-the-files-on-freesound

    - bram

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi,

    I don't see how 'illegals' will be able to 'support' Trump because they won't be able to VOTE (due them being 'illegals')!?

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    11 sounds
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    Trump is a nazi and if he gets elected, the rest of american businesses will ran away for China and Mexico. First they tag mexicans and arabs, then they tag asians, Jews and just too liberal persons. Would be ironic to see Trump supporters being illegal immigrants at Mexico City. And it is already ironic seeing blacks being racist against mexicans. That is what Lincoln died for.

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi,

    If people have downloaded an audio-file (from a 'pack'), then does this generally mean that they are going to use it within one of their personal projects, or do people download simply because they like the sound(s) and want to listen to them as recreation?

    If members have downloaded, then are they obliged to leave a 'comment' in the verbatim box?

    Thanks a lot,

    Paul

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    I'm looking for a fire sound about fire igniting. The best way I can describe it is as lighting gasoline on fire. Not a huge explosion sound just it being ignited. I would like to find one preferably short such as a short ignition so maybe about 3 to 10 seconds long. Any help is appreciated.Thank you.

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    Hello,

    if you are a male Russian speaker or speak an Eastern European language, please help!

    I would like a few vocal recordings to use as the lines spoken by a couple of guards in a spy film.
    The exact lines are not too important, I just require a few short bits of chit chat, followed by a couple of more specific requests (see below)... imagine you are a bored guard on patrol!

    SUGGESTED LINES:

    "What time is it?"
    "Have you got the package?"
    "Where are they?"
    "What was that?"
    "It's cold today, huh?"

    also, feel free to adlib others!

    SPECIFIC REQUESTS:

    - A couple of short outbursts of pain, as if wounded.
    - A gasp, as if surprised/frightened.

    You would absolutely make my year if you can help with this request, and I can credit you with a voice credit if you wish!

    Thanks in advance to any takers!

    Simon

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi,

    No, I had not heard of that one thanks. But I will take a look. However, this is all a bit of fun and I am not the type of person who is too bothered about dominating forums or social media with my music. I am actually thinking of closing down a lot of my online accounts! And I think I will just leave my SoundCloud as it is because it hardly gets any 'hits' so I am not intending to spend time re-vamping it. It is what it is!

    Thanks for listening to my music uploads! I really don't might at all what people do with my material should they choose to download it. As long as they credit me and don't unethically rip-me-off.

    I have just finished off uploading the remainder of my 'DX' synth self-creations . . .

    Ta,

    Paul

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    1867 sounds
    2059 posts

    In terms of places to upload stuff, why not try archive.org?
    Maybe you already have an account there...

    Listening to some of the stuff you have on soundcloud, it could be allowed here. I am talking especially about anything that is an improvisation on a single instrument. Which you could upload here tagged as "improvisation" and "jamming".
    Complete/complex pieces with multiple instruments are likely to be rejected if longer than ~30s.

    Why?
    Because the idea here at Freesound is to offer sounds, including musical sounds for people to use in their music composition.
    So someone can take your piano solo and add to it. OR cut it up and completely mess it up. You may not like all works that are created from your sounds. But provided attribution is given, we have no other claim on any of the sounds we upload here under the Attribution license.
    By uploading sounds here you accept that smile

    So, provided you feel that is appropriate for your sounds, maybe there are some sounds on your Soundcloud account that you could upload here.
    Wait for the sound to be accepted, and then delete it from Soundcloud, thus freeding more space for newer/better musical pieces you want to share with the world...

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi,

    Ok, cheers.

    I EXPORTED (in 'Cubase') all of my Wav files a 44.1k/16-bit. Obviously, if I used 96k/24-bit then the files would be much larger. So maybe the upper limit of 1GB is reached because of these factors?!

    I am going to upload some MOOG recordings I made later tonight (in a dedicated 'pack'). I have only made a handful though because I started the 'DX' ones 18 x months ago.

    I used up my SoundCloud (free) 2 x hour allowance practically straight away! In any case, it has not led to anything so it just sits there pretty much stagnant. Even more so for BandCamp!

    Paul

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    1867 sounds
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    About lenght of sounds. - There is no limit (at least in theory and from a moderator's perspective).

    The system does not support upload of files 1Gb or larger... Why would anyone ever need to upload a sound file that big is beyond me, but anyway that is the technical limit.

    Moderators would not reject most types of sounds based on lenght.
    But there is one type of sound where this can be a deciding factor: Music.

    Generally music is not accepted at Freesound (there are other places for that: Soundcloud, CCMixter, Bandcamp...). We just want sounds, no music.
    However, we make an exception for very short pieces (like your sound called "Two Five's".
    30s is about the limit for such pieces. Larger than that would get rejected.

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Thanks a lot,

    Thats helpful to know, cheers.

    In another thread, I think it was HeadPhaze who advised me that uploads should be relatively short in their duration. Otherwise, lengthy material is likely to be rejected my the Moderating team (fair enough!).

    But it appears that there are quite a few offerings of which are over quarter-of-an-hour long and so this puzzles me with reference to the aforementioned statement(?):

    https://www.freesound.org/people/FREITOJOS/sounds/346947/

    (I hope its ok to post a LINK to another members material purely for the purpose of illustrating my point).

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    1867 sounds
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    This is due to the fact that the information on your profile page is not realtime.
    The summary of sounds and the info there is only updated with a certain frequency.

    The sound page is up-to-date.
    So if it says 2 downloads, you have had 2 downloads.
    You can even click where it says downloads and see the names of the users who have downloaded.

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    73 sounds
    68 posts

    Hi,

    Ok, thanks. I see now.

    I was asking because (in hindsight) I should have uploaded them in order of superiority. Meaning, ideally, one would have their best showcase tracks placed towards the top of the list! But I doubt I am going to make any amendments because it will be too time consuming in addition to the amount of time I have spent compiling these in the first instance.

    On a separate matter, something which is confusing me is that when you click on my 'monsterjazzlicks' page which displays a full list of my uploads:

    https://www.freesound.org/people/monsterjazzlicks/

    Take for instance the very first track "Two Five's" - it states that there have been 'zero' DOWNLOADS (of this track) to date. However, when you actually click on the title of the track itself (ie. to view further information in more detail), the 'counter' indicates that there has been (to date) 2 x DOWNLOADS:

    https://www.freesound.org/people/monsterjazzlicks/sounds/347296/

    I am really not sure how this apparent contradiction is possible?

    Thanks very much indeed,

    Paul