Here's a link to all the sound I used (I'll copy + paste in description)
Thanks if your sound is here!
Yes how to fund things like this. I'm a filmmaker - I have no solutions! As an individual all I know is you have to be bloody minded and persistent and even then a project that needs a budget can fail very easily. I have a project up for crowdfunding and it's not going well...Crowdfunding would not be a good idea for you as the sites set up for it take a cut of the money raised and the chances are that the people donating would be the same as the people who would donate to you anyway through your site...
As it is €10 a year sounds very reasonable! I've been giving €20 a year plus the occasional T shirt for a few years now because I value Freesound! Hope more users come round realising that they should contribute something to the site however small...
I just want to point to something. Source listing is not a matter of want.
People, like you, are struggling to make beautiful sound recordings or movies.
In doing so, they use licenses. You are using a standard YouTube license. In most licenses, "source listing" is requested.
It's polite to name users and their sounds in your product. That is a form of good behavior that is appreciated.
I'm writing this because not everyone is aware of these rules, not to approach you negatively. I hope you understand that.
All the sounds are here (somewhere. They may not all be at the top)
I could make a list if you really want, but later.
Very nice. Well done.
Where can I find the creditlist?
Is it hard to decentralize the data in some torrent like fashion to offload the storage cost? Also it would be nice for backup.
Accept donations in Bitcoin (and perhaps some other crypto currency). That could boost your capital with the valuation that crypos get these days (sometimes even 100% per month). Yes it's not certain and certainly some of that is unsustainable longterm. Yet in the case of Bitcoin I'd say longterm valuation could make this work. If the projections are correct we could have $10000/bitcoin in 2020 and that would work pretty nicely for this site.
Seriously, research what the bitcoin is and what it could do for you. In my opinion it fits the nature of freesound really well.
Also there is potential to create something like freesound coin or something like it. So people could invest in freesound on the crypto market. It seems like a popular thing these days and some of these get insane valuations in a couple of days. It's a very risky thing because it seems to be some kind of bouble. Many greedy people trying to make big money on anything that goes up. Many scams in the space. Though perhaps it could work for freesound. I don't know... just pointing at possible ways to get financing.
Be careful and thanks for your hard work over the years. Much appreciated!
This a very valuable site! Would donate rather than loose it!
I just donated, you guys have been instrumental in my project, when I sell it for $$ I'll make a much bigger donation <3 https://www.behance.net/gallery/44648075/Lair-of-the-Lizard-Queen
This seems really reasonable to me. As a teacher who regularly asks students to download audio here, I feel responsible for helping it stay free and sustainable; it's only right. I'm sure a lot of other people feel the same way.
I, like many other users, find this site invaluable! Would be an absolute shame to see it go. You should charge a small amount yearly or monthly for people to use it. Maybe 3-5 free downloads per month and then charge membership if people want to use it more?
i listened to it again and the voice in the song sounds a little different, i know they can add effects to it and change the pitch etc, but i cant imagine how they could change your voice like that, its possible that they listened to your sample then re-recorded it themselves saying the same thing. what does it mean btw translated to english
a few pitches downward and a slight reverb/flange plus some other "sound-gooder-izer" effects gives nearly the exact voice sound in the song, but I do think it's possible they decided to have someone else do the voice sample over after using the original as a placeholder initially. that's getting into a bit of a legal grey area.
This site really is fantastic and I am planning to add some sounds of my own as soon as I have time to , also I think the site definitely deserves donations and I will try to make one every year ..
I would be perfectly happy to see popups encouraging donations, so long as they weren't annoying also I agree that ads for music equipment etc might be a good earner for the site, and again I would be happy to see them so long as they do not interfere with the user experience. You guys did a great job with the site and I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work , also to all the great people who have donated sounds, there is some really great stuff on here... top job guys .
I made a short animation. The only audio (other than the music) is sounds from freesound. Thanks if I used your sound(s)
Thanks for all you do, Freesound creators, custodians, and community!
I think pushing the voluntary donation is an excellent place to start.
I'd also be happy to regularly share "donation" posts or button (if an embeddable one is created) on my website and social media.
This site has helped me in many ways, I would not have any problem in make a donation or have to pay a yearly fee
I would be happy to donate, I think this is a better option that pay per download seeing as they have been donated free of charge, and I also like the overall ethos of Freesound. That reminds me, I should also upload some recordings too!
Hello there, could I request a Dj Drop saying “You’re listening to the fabulous Fly Girl DJ aii in the mix” (with DJ aii being pronounced Dee Jay EYE). Thank you so much”
InspectorJ wrote:BronsonQ wrote:
Spam post above folks, no downloads, no uploads, only a link to external sites.
Don't follow any of its links which could lead to dangerous sites.
Thanks for the warning. Use the report button because believe it or not these reports make their way to site admins.