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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    MY LEGO VIDEOS http://www.youtube.com/user/1bluisin

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...) ITS JUST LIKE YOUTUBE BUT NICER
    FREE DOWNLOADABLE SOUNDS, UPLOAD YOUR OWN SOUNDS AND EASY TO USE.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...) THE ONES FOR ACTIONS MOVIES

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others) ITS FREE!!!!

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    It is very helpful for any kind of work I do. Alternative radio pieces, low budget short films, independent theatre fx, educational workshops...

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)
    Not at all, except the archive itself, wich is a lot!! In fact, I think that's one of the best features of freesound.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)
    Any kind of sounds.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)
    I feel there is an effort to become an active archive, in the sense that the feeling I have as a user, is inviting me constantly to reuse this sounds, and not to just consume them. It seems to me more focused on the archive than into the individual files, wich erases automatically any individual driven project in favor of the collective side of the project. And that's really great. If one the main ideas behind web 2.0 was to create and share free tools for users to somehow "provoke" creativity, you really did it. Thanks for that.


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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...) Electronic mp3 projects w/ my Arduino. Random musical composition mixes using
    my voice morphed and riffs and various sounds from here.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...) One of the things i've
    noticed is that there are sound geeks that produce some amazing work.
    (I commend you! Thanks for exploring our world and sharing it with the community)

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...) most interested in unique sounds (ones that you wouldn't expect and digitally manipulated sounds,. Also LOVE the machine sounds...
    sounds

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others) i find more quality sounds here...but the format in
    which they are presented is much better ...you search...pick out your selection quickly and
    download to play with them....and, of course, it allows me to be creative living on a tight budget!!! I really appreciate this website and recommend it to all my other creative friends!

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...) I like to use free sound for easy to find creative commons music and sounds for videos I make for school and Youtube.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    I feel that there is a sense of community, but I don't think it's personal enough to know if there are any shared goals. Honestly, I'd like to keep it that way.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    Anything that's decent quality I'll download for either current projects, or in hopes of using it sometime in the future. Mostly short sounds effects or long ambiances though.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    I like how you can rate and comment on sounds which gives it a slight social networking feel because you can have ongoing communication if you wish. Also, it's easy to download the files and compliment the creator. One things that I would REALLY LOVE to see would be a download link directly on the list of search matches. If there is one I don't know where it is, but it would be really handy. Thanks for a great website guys! grin

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    It is a good basis to search for specific sounds and also a great inspiration for material to experiment with.
    Looping sounds and processing them further is great fun.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    I would say that all people here use the auditory parts of their brains more than others wink

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    Don't have any specific preferences. Artificially created sounds or environmental sounds can be fascinating. I personally would like to hear the sound of a gigantic ship propeller stroke with different mallets -full decay of course -.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    There is a huge variety of sounds and digging in the depths can be fun. It's free and mostly of very good quality.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    *** For adding SFX to my videos, animations,...

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    *** The collaborative spirit, ...

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    *** SFX

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    *** It's free, it's well organized, you find almost any sound,...

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    post samples of the sounds of my sound journeys and journal. find sounds of other people's journeys as well as everyday life. i use it to look for references on how to tag and classify samples and to find similar sounds/taxonomies to the ones i have posted.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    yes. high quality of organization/information about the samples. i trust that in freesound i can find high quality sounds with truthfull definitions as well as different types of recordings such as binaural, contact microfone, etc.

    long term goals? well, i think maybe there could be a focus on education, articles, writings by the users, workshops. oh, and i would like to bring a workshop/lecture of freesound to brazil whenever possible and be (well maybe already are) a contributor of spreading the freesound culture. not as much about the softwares and the gear used but the achivements and listening culture.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    i try to upload samples of everyday sounds of my home town as well as trips i take, try to be ethnographic some how. download, usually everyday sounds that sometimes i need like foley sounds. sometimes i look for fx sounds as well, searching for the tags and timbers/colors of the sound according to projects im working on.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    i think freesound is exactly what its named after. free sounds, any sound. the other are mostly about music.

    thanx for all the work and i dont mind participating on the research.

    cheers!

    (open type)
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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)I used the sounds for our Good Friday services at our church. Coins, hammering etc. Great stuff.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)
    Depends upon the project.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)
    Mostly the FREE part. Small projects with specific needs. I don't do a lot of them, so I don't need a huge library of sounds.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    I use it to compose spatial audio environments.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    Yes, since I am registered on freesound I felt in the need of recording some sounds and put them online.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    Single sounds, clean from noise.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    The difference is that it is free and the quality of the sounds are usually very good.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    Enjoy myself making music or whatever you can call it, and share samples ofcourse, I think contributing to the database is just as much fun!

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    I have joined the dares a few times now, and there is a really nice "community" there. People comment on each other in a nice way, giving tips and pointers.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    Everything basicly smile

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    I dont know, but I like freesound, its really simple and the sounds are great!

    Record all the crap you can!! doesnt matter if it sounds like shit.
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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    My church buys scripts from 252basics.org. These scripts constantly ask for special effect. Using pieces I find here, or that I contribute from my own recordings, I assemble one-of-a-kind effects tuned especially for our live weekend sketches. These are mainly foley types of sounds (incidental noises).

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)
    As long as people post effects that have some obvious re-use value, I find that there is a good community. My most popular effects, some of which have over 700 downloads, are constantly getting comments, but usually they are pretty thin comments ("Thanks for the track"), which are great, but don't add any value above what I got from my altruistic effort during recording and upload.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)
    Foleys are key for me. I like a lot of the loops, even though I've never mixed anything with them. Most of my stuff I've uploaded has been things like blocks falling down over various conditions, masking tape being unrolled, metallic banging on a washing machine to use cumulatively in a washing-machine-gone-wild montage. Stuff I've downloaded are baby's crying, dogs whimpering, rain/thunder storms, electricity zapping, cityscape environmental sounds (skateboard park). I also enjoyed the somewhat cheese crowd effects your team organized a couple of years back. Clean copies of audiences clapping, laughing, and booing have been essential to me since real recording of these invariably have a performer stomping on the crowd.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)
    I hadn't heard of those sites until now. What continues to draw me to freesound is the clear licensing requirements and the seriousness with which that is pursued. I repeatedly get private messages asking permission to use material that the license clearly permits (with attribution), but apparently people don't want to read and think about licenses. I do.

    The other discriminator for me is that a lot of people take pride in the quality of their sound and the equipment they use to record it. I know that there is a geotagging effort under way, and while that may be useful for some things, I find that a lot of what is here is synthetic. Still, I think it would be neat to know a sound's entomology for synthetically generated effects (software + plugins, instruments used as source or modifiers) and actual recordings (microphone, capture device, type of post-processing, indoor/outdoor, staged/unscripted). The entomology of highly-rated sounds could provide guidance to new users, would help vendors boast about their product, and would establish baselines to keep overall site content quality high. Encourage anyone with more than 500 downloads on an effect or patch set to complete a survey. Tie the survey responses into well-formed tags.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    Most of it is used in conjunction with sound for film and tv - not professionally, but for my studies. The foley and sound effects are what I use most.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...) I guess that all sounds are there to be used in a creative context, and presumably the users are interested in sound as a whole.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...) As mentioned I use mainly Foley/SFX based sounds. I haven't uploaded but always plan to. When work is done I will do a big upload! I Promise wink

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others) Soundcloud is more used for music tracks in my experience, I've never used Lopperman or CCMixter. Soundcloud is similar I guess, but the main draw of freesound is that everything is available to download. handy

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? I produce a show (podcast) called Blind Fly Theater. I come to Freesound for sound effects, drones, etc... just about anything that will add suspense, creepiness, or otherwise elicit an emotional response from our listeners.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? I've used Freesound for about 1.5 years (under my current username and previous "sparklemirror") and I've never quite been able to figure out just what kind of community it is. We always credit Freesound and specific FS artists within the episode in the ending credits.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? Sound effects, musical stings/drones, anything that will elicit an emotional response from listeners.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? I love Freesound and Soundcloud both, though Freesound was my first love in community sound. For me, SoundCloud is a place for (mostly musical) artists to post works-in-progress and completed pieces, and to collaborate with and support other artists. I see Freesound as a box of pieces from which to cull samples for works. That seems a bit selfish now that I've typed it. If you have any suggestions on how I could become more productive and collaborative in Freesound, I'm open. I love Freesound. I want to see you flourish and grow. Freesound holds a very special spot in my heart.

    Dave Lorell Hoskins www.BlindFlyTheater.com Atmospheric Audio Tales
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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    For my music!

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    The community is really good around here!
    Love it!

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    Vocals and FX

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    It's free and easy to use (Unlike others)

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    1) What do you use Freesound for?
    (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    mixing experiments, background sounds for video.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones?
    (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)
    In FS I've found polite and cooperative persons, more than in other sharing sites: the main goal seems to help and to share informations about sounds.
    The community seem to be made of a little core of active users and a changing peripheral mass of silent users. I feel friction between givers and takers, but there is enough fatalism to keep sharing and helping.
    I noticed FS users are more shy than in social networks, many profiles are empty. Possible reasons: focusing on technical aspects, average age, presence of spammers, language problems.

    One interesting long-term goal could be the quest and definition for new licenses, a main topic in the digital era.
    Another possible goal is to promote FS as the ear of the web: anything = wikipedia / video = yt, vimeo / image = flickr / sound = Freesound. It could be wanderful to have a sound search engine by MTG

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in?
    (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)
    field-recording, natural, not synthetic

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites?
    (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)
    it's non-profit and European: a rare and precious project in a internet ruled by money and Usa companies

    sorry for my poor english

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    I use Freesound to find samples to do music or sound design, or sometimes, some samples can inspire me.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    I haven't really contributed to the community yet, but because I began music with absolutely nothing, I hope that, one day, it'll be easy for beginners to find quality samples.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    Some instruments are really difficult to find on the web for free, like orchestral drums or percussive sound designs... And it's exactly what I'm searching for.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    The samples here are not only loops, but also single notes, which are more useful IMO to make music. There is also more content than Looperman, and on Soundcloud, I haven't found many samples yet. Also, it's free.

    BTW, sorry for my poor English, but I'm French.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    To attract people who want to use sounds commercially to my donationware site http://panda-blog.org.uk/windchimes-samples/
    Yes, very bread-headed, but after nearly 20,000 downloads of one of my samples, I feel that something used so popular could be paying me a little something back, particularly since I'm never going to earn much as a musician/performer.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)
    I imagine some people just want a sound as a one-off. Others like to make sounds and share them and enter the competitions. I never succeed in being very community-minded on this kind of site.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)
    I download some sounds; things I can't make myself.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)
    It seems mostly about sound effects.

    Go to http://creativemedia.org.uk/windchimes-samples/ for sound effects and royalty-free music.
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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    I use Freesound to get audio recordings for film and video projects, and in return I share audio recordings I have made that other film sound designers may want to use.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    I don't feel like there's a tight community, but I do appreciate when people who download and use my sounds thank me for them. I feel connected to those people. I think we have a shared goal of sharing royalty-free sound recordings with other people like ourselves.

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    I am most interested in soundscapes of real places, such as factories, or parks, or city streets, or apartment buildings. Secondarily, I am interested in sounds of real world things, such as telephone ring tones, automobiles, birds, gunshots, etc.

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    I don't use any of those other sites, so I can't comment on how Freesound compares.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)

    I use freesound on a daily bases as audio-post producer for TV.

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesound user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)

    I love the "sound community" thing!!!!! I never uploaded sounds(i'm a leechersmile ), but I've contributed through money donations...it's important to keep the site alive and well...

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)

    I'm interested in ambiances, specific local ambiances, for example got some very useful samples for a project I'm working on about Brazil, but everything goes, from synth zaps and whooshes, drum samples to some guys playing football somewhere in Holland!!!!

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)

    for my line of work, it's the bees knees!!!! the other are more focused in music...I find myself using less and less my sound ideas collection, even if the sounds have more "quality", the sounds that I find here are much more life like, ideal for tv work.

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    1) What do you use Freesound for? (what are your specific interests? what do you do with Freesound samples? ...)
    as a composer i like to share experiences in sound and maybe give ideas to other musicians

    2) Do you perceive some shared goals in Freesounds user community? If so, which ones? (is there a sense of community? and of long-term goals to be achieved? ...)
    yes - the biggest sound archive for anybody pro and beginners and i feel this really nice, fair and open

    3) What kinds of sounds are you most interested in? (do you upload and/or download specific types of sounds? which ones? ...)
    i'm new to freesound and i didn't download yet just upload sounds from my guitars and other devices

    4) What makes Freesound different from other sound sharing sites? (you can compare with sites like Soundcloud, Looperman, CCMixter or others)
    freesound is free, simple and totallly open, and really dedicated the "sound" itself and to samples issues