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    Hello Freesound!

    I have been using the platform for over 4 years. This is the most amazing and interesting project I have ever encountered. I am trying to find a job at the moment as a motion designer. I am searching for sounds that I can use to polish a showreel of my freelance work.

    If I find a job, I will post again so I can show how useful this platform is!

    If not I will continue using it, because this platform is simple, easy and well organised.

    It's a really nice place to be on the net!

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    Parts of this recording were used in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History museum in Washington DC. And this was recorded with the built-in mic on a boom box in the 1980ssmile
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/22412/

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    A couple of other stories.

    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/31490/
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/31491/
    These are voicemails from my daughter in 1996 & 1998? that I saved on my work voicemail every 21 days (the max allowed) for 10 years before I finally saved them to an audio file. A band in Belgium reached out to me asking if they could use them, and they wrote a song named "Jessamine" after her. Here is a clip the band performing the song when they were on tour in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNQTDy6b8no
    Recently the band reached out to me and offered to send Jessamine a signed copy of their CD with her song on it, for her 25th birthday. I still owe them a photo of our family holding the CD. The name of the band is "If Anything Happens to the Cat".

    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/43807/
    This is my most popular recording. It is an airplane from WW2, flying over a parade commemorating Veteran's Day. Two years later this plane crashed into the nearby Columbia river, killing the pilot that I recorded, along with his passenger.


    https://www.columbian.com/news/2018/apr/15/report-mckibbins-medical-issues-likely-caused-fatal-plane-crash/

    I am very glad that I made this recording when I did. That also reminds me that I recorded him at the same parade the following year (an even better recording) but haven't uploaded that recording yet.

    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/21432/
    A radio producer reached out to me about this recording, and did an interview which was included in his nationwide radio show "A Moment in Time" - https://www.amomentintime.com/ My coworkers thought it was hilarious that a phone interview from my cube at work made it onto a national radio show.

    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/26123/
    This is a recording of bagpipes that I mangled in the editor. I wasn't sure how to describe it so I jokingly described it as "The love songs of jellyfish, deep in the ocean". About a year ago the BBC used it in a radio program about jellyfish smile

    I could go on and on, suffice to say that it is impossible to imagine all the ways that people use these sounds. I have also found it to be impossible to predict which sounds may become popular. Sounds that I think are really great may never get downloaded, and sounds that I think are really boring or low-quality may take off. e.g.
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/25933/ - this is the sound of a 5 gallon bucket sliding across a cement floor, that I tweaked in the editor. 9800 downloads
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/25034/ - our furnace. 5200 downloads
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/22412/ - recorded with the built-in mic on a boombox in the 1980s. 4900 downloads
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/43806/ - 4 seconds of a siren. 23000 downloads
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/29598/ - rummaging through our recycling bin. 1900 downloads
    https://freesound.org/people/daveincamas/sounds/45050/ - sleigh bells twisted in the editor, one of my highest rated sounds

    I typically use the "noncommercial attribution" license so that if people want to use one of my sounds commercially, they have to ask me first. That actually happens quite often. I have yet to say "no" or ask for any compensation. So if you are hesitant to ask the creator of a sound for permission to use it, don't be shy, they will most likely say yes.

    Dave

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    Hello all, I am a sound and lighting guy. I have a ford expedition that I use to haul my gear and the sound system in it uses some of my PA speakers. So I was wondering if I could play a hot rod engine sound and fool people to believe my truck has that engine in it. So after a brief google search I found https://freesound.org/people/Ears68/sounds/144454/. LOL it is perfect. My dad was my first guinea pig and I believe he bought the aural illusion. Like at a real track you can feel the engine in your chest.

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    I got a note a few years ago that one of my sounds was being used in a short film as a transition sound effect, so I may have a film credit somewhere out on the web. I also got a note that another sound "Little Girl Giggle" was being used for a kid's game. Finally, I'm in the process of building a "busy box" for my 2 year old grandson as a way to teach my 8 year old grandson basic electronics, and I'm going to use sounds from FreeSound to teach my younger grandson some basic words and numbers.

    I hope that's what you were looking for. Cheers, and thank you for making this repository possible.