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    Dare 13 - Celebrating SuperUsers - DISCUSSION THREAD



    The place for any discussions / comments / complaints / feedback / general rants and phylosophical thoughts about Dare 13...

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    I've been enjoying listening to the entries submitted so far. It's interesting to hear how the artists are using my sounds in their compositions.

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    I think you've done a great job recording those drums, and so numerous variations of every drum just gives people so much to work with.

    Alienxxx picked a great user, for a great theme.

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    Kyster wrote:
    I think you've done a great job recording those drums, and so numerous variations of every drum just gives people so much to work with.

    Alienxxx picked a great user, for a great theme.

    I am glad you agree with my choice smile
    There are several great contributors here at Freesound, and as I said from the start, we will do more dares in the future celebrating some of them.

    Quartertone does stand out at the moment.
    I think it is important that people understand and value the amount of time and effort put into his contributions. Not only he has setup to record multiple drum hits of each drum in different tunnings (meaning re-tunning between recording sessions!). He also has to cut up and edit the massive number of recordings that result. He then has to name each file in a consistent manner and then upload this massive file set and then add the appropriate tags and descriptions.
    (I would almost say the recording is the easy bit!)

    I emphasize that all of this work is done for free, for your benefit - the user (or better, the community of users).
    I believe everyone can see why I think celebrating great contributors such as quartertone is appropriate smile

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    AlienXXX wrote:

    I am glad you agree with my choice smile
    There are several great contributors here at Freesound, and as I said from the start, we will do more dares in the future celebrating some of them.

    Quartertone does stand out at the moment.
    I think it is important that people understand and value the amount of time and effort put into his contributions. Not only he has setup to record multiple drum hits of each drum in different tunnings (meaning re-tunning between recording sessions!). He also has to cut up and edit the massive number of recordings that result. He then has to name each file in a consistent manner and then upload this massive file set and then add the appropriate tags and descriptions.
    (I would almost say the recording is the easy bit!)

    I emphasize that all of this work is done for free, for your benefit - the user (or better, the community of users).
    I believe everyone can see why I think celebrating great contributors such as quartertone is appropriate smile

    I think it's a very good choice smile

    And yes, recording things like this is rather time consuming, i know. Somewhere down the line i recorded a lot of notes on my classical guitar. Chopping the recording up, deciding what recordings are good and which ones are bad..... and finally uploading, tagging and commenting on each and every one, it is something that takes up a lot of time.

    This is a good way of saying thanks, i think smile

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    Thanks for the kind words, folks! And thanks for all the great entries. Often I'll be listening to a sample and wonder, "damn, I can't even think of what drum that was".

    Yeah, AlienXXX is right, the recording is usually the easy part. But I figure, if I am going to go to the trouble of setting up the mics, why not get all the performances possible? I've learned this the hard way through the years...

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    quartertone wrote:
    Often I'll be listening to a sample and wonder, "damn, I can't even think of what drum that was".

    I almost do not dare speak with the fear of appearing organized in my recordings - which I certainly am not.
    But one thing I have found very useful is to add a 'spoken label' before or after some of my recordings. Especially the ones I think I might wonder later 'what the hell was this?"
    Usually something very simple, like "squeaking kithen cabinet door" or "sounds made with cans of beer".

    You would probably add all the detail of the drum, tunning, mics, etc...
    A short vocal label like that at the stat of the recording session should identify it quite neatly.
    By the way, I am posting this here mostly for the benefit of others, as I assume you do this already - You seem too organized not to! smile

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    As a matter of fact, that is exactly what I do when recording, but I meant to say, When listening to these musical compositions, often I hear samples that I can't easily identify from my collection.

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    Dare 13 should only sample Pack: Snaredrum-13x03inchPearl-MediumPitch-multisampled by quatertone. Right?

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    You can use any sounds uploaded by quartertone

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    quartertone wrote:
    As a matter of fact, that is exactly what I do when recording, but I meant to say, When listening to these musical compositions, often I hear samples that I can't easily identify from my collection.

    Ahhh, I see what you mean.
    Well, one thing to bear in mind is that users may have used Eq, pitched the sample up/down, layered several samples together, etc...

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    sorry my internet has been down for the las little bit, and so im going to apologize for my inability to vote in this dare, but would also like to say thanks for the feedback/criticism, and @ alienxxx, i just figured out my envelope editor, and im going back and making the tracks more acceptable, when i listen to the tracks just on my file player, versus on soundcloud, they sound much better on my file player rather than soundcloud( think it has something to do with conversion but...)

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    Hi Cannonrayj

    We have few participantes, so I rather not disqualify anyone.
    If you can vote in the next 24h please do so and I will count the votes.

    As for the criticism, as always, please take it as positive criticism. - I never mean to say to someone that they have done something 'wrong' I merely aim to suggest ways in which (in my oppinion) things could be improved.

    What player are you using?
    I agree, all sorts of things can influence how good or how bad something sounds - in particular if there is clipping.
    My own experience when I listened on soundcloud was that it sounded very loud. I do no trecall realising at the point that there was clipping. Later when I re-listenned on Audacity to all tracks for my final comaprisions before voting I thought the clipping was very obvious. So, there you go, it does make a difference. (I can't remember if on my first listen I was using headphones. This last listen I was using the Hi-Fi speakers.)
    Whatever you do, a limiter on the master track is always a good idea smile

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    afleetingspeck wrote:
    Quartertone, thank you VERY much for these sounds. I have a feeling I am actually going to use a few of your sounds on my songs (and I'll drop in a note when I do).

    You're very welcome! I am glad they are useful to the community. I plan on adding more packs, and not just percussion. When I get a good chunk of time I will be doing more editing. For example, I've recorded a full set of classical guitar w/ 5 velocity layers, including harmonics and fretboard noises. I just need to get them fine-tuned and organized in a meaningful way.

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