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    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!

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    Kodack wrote:
    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.

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    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 smile 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 smile .

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    I made a short animation. The only audio (other than the music) is sounds from freesound. Thanks if I used your sound(s)

    https://youtu.be/BzEftFc4TBA

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    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.

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    Grazie.

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    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 smile

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    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!

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    http://freesound.org/browse/tags/sparkle/

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    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”

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    InspectorJ wrote:
    BronsonQ wrote:
    [SPAM]

    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. smile

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    jwilkins76 wrote:
    A small annual fee from frequent users (such as me) would make sense. For ad hoc users, I suggest that you limit the number of free downloads and then request a donation after that number has been reached. Given alternatives such as Premiumbeat.com and Shutterstock.com, I think that would be reasonable...

    Though, that would then go against the nature of "Freesound", which might do more harm than good.

    Building on what has already been suggested, perhaps a sort of "leaderboard" page for donations, much like how we can see the "All time most active users". This leaderboard would show the top 50 or 100 users with the highest cumulative donations to the site (the more users shown, the more likely people will use it as a reason to donate).

    A simple idea, but it would certainly give those with money something to brag about.

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    And a little more on the "pro" idea. I think that is an excellent little incentive to encourage more donations.

    I would also suggest, as out there as this idea might be, that "pro" users would receive a monthly "Freesound Pack" of the most useful sounds uploaded in the past month, as chosen by moderators.

    This might be a little tricky to coordinate and maintain, and there is always a small risk of a copyrighted sound passing through, but it would give a further incentive for sound enthusiasts/designers/artists to donate to Freesound and skip the "searching for the most useful sound" phase.

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    In my opinion, this site is invaluable for a lot of people.

    Drop the idea of adds. Find a way to charge a small amount to all users.

    I suggest a yearly membership for a symbolic amount that allows for a steady income to your site, for maintenance purposes.

    $10 membership for a year allowing users to upload and download as currently.
    Hopefully you already have a Salesforce platform running, or something similar for nonprofit databases.
    Ask for their opinion on that, if you haven't already.

    Downloaders who exceed a certain high number of files should proportionally be charged more, unless they are uploading as much. Makes sense?
    One of the best aspects of this site is that one can test a file or many, before finding the right sound. A membership cost per year would allow to continue this process as is, instead of charging 0.5 cents per file, for example, which also begins to look like sales, even though maintenance is still needed and costs salaries or service. Or at the very least, a lot of time.

    $10 makes it reasonable for nearly everybody who already uses this site, to continue using it.

    That is a single cheap meal at a restaurant. If a poor student can afford that, so can everybody else looking for sound files.

    My 2 cents.

    <3

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    and the last one;
    https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/393395/#description

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    I would gladly donate. I use freesound.org all the time and prefer it to purchased sounds for our youtube channel because I get to promote someone else producing great audio. Count us in.

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    I would gladly donate ! you're an incredible tool for the global audio community. <3

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    BronsonQ wrote:
    [SPAM]

    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.

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    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum, so please don't be too much cruel with me if I make something wrong.
    I used some countdown to make personalised music sound for special training. There videos are on Youtube.

    I and some of my followers are wondering if is it possible to have "more words" after the countdown. I need someone that is capable to record her female voice saying "10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0, start, stop, work, rest" in a way that can be used for a workout.

    I used to use Corsica and some other female/male voices, but I like the first one more than the other. I know she doesn't accept request anymore... someone can help? I searched previous treath but was all very old and I already knew the voices thay suggested.

    If here on freesounds.org I cannot find what I'm looking for, where may I ask?

    Thanks in advice for the patience and for the help!

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    Hi guys!
    I recently bought a couple of JrF contact mics. When recording I sometimes get different input levels. I know I should check the meters and will do so from here on out. Any tips on trying to even this out in post? Pan the stereo file lowering the strong side? Split the stereo file into two seperate monos and lower the volume on the strong one and the merge?

    Yes, I'm aware of the fact that I can try to record again...

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    While no one *likes* to see ads, if it's necessary for survival, there's no choice. Of course I wish some organizations, universities, and the like would throw some shekels our way, I imagine these players are always and already being courted. I think it's important that, when clamoring for user donations, ad clicks, or sponsorships to generate capital, the non-profit and educational affiliation of Freesound is always presented.