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    mitchneedssoundsLOL
    try audacity... maybe we can loop soundfiles together one day :wink:

    very well then, does a demo version loop products as well or do i need the whole thing? how i loop in the program in that case?

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    Hi Timbre
    Thanks for the speedy reply!
    Yes my bad I should have posted a link!

    Thanks for the tip, I'll have a play around with the heartbeat and see what I can do, however I'm no musical genius and the sound in the movie sounds very complicated/made up of several different sounds.

    Thanks anyways!

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    Hi, I need two different beeps as response to user actions (whether an operation is okay or not available/permitted) for my university project. I only found a few high beeps, which might be okay. But I can't seem to find a low beep to symbolize fail. Any help please?

    (Sorry for my bad english.)

    Regards
    annih

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    can you post a link to a youtube vid similar to what you want? I'm in the studio now...

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    lonemonk, thanks for yur discussions.
    The subject of continuous audio recording certainly is a fascinating one, and something that I had never thought about in this way before. Althought we are used to CCTV cameras being everywhere these days, with only a very few exceptions, these do not record audio.
    In my view, there is something a lot more intimate about audio recording than voice recording. And although I do not object to being filmed by CCTV cameras in the street and inside shops as I go about my shopping, I would certainly object to having my conversations recorded without my previous consent.

    Corsica_S
    God point... I need to record my own radiators before they too become history...
    Sounds like a job for my home made contact mic.

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    A link to the trailer would help those who didn't see the movie ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF3IZzXZ6Ig 0:40 onwards

    In part it is like a heartbeat, medical rather than cinematic, e.g. ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=62912

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    I'm sure I have missed quite a few sounds over the years. Most recently I have noticed that the garbage truck that had a very unique back-up beep sound no longer seems to come around. I have always meant to record it, but as it always comes at about 5AM when I am sleeping. Now I think a different truck comes so I have missed my chance to be forever haunted by the broken back-up beep. On the upside, I have managed to record a couple of sounds that can no longer be recorded from my apartment radiators. Recently they were removed from my unit so no longer do I have the wonderful heat that they provided (they were replaced with something greatly inferior) nor the wonderful gurgles and hisses and clangs:
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46907
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46906
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=51895
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=27975
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46968

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    I brought up the continuous audio idea only because it is probably the only real answer to the 'sound that got away' syndrome, but it is not currently a very feasible alternative to planned recordings. The software tools I am envisioning dont really exist yet in any complete way, there are some components being designed to assist with those tasks. As you mentioned, fully automated sound recognition would not be entirely accurate in the early stages, however I think over the next 4-5 years it might be fully achieveable and accurate enough to rely on in some fashion or other. Perhaps in conjunction with the sound archivist merely have a notepad or palm computer which marks the timestamps of the areas of interest so that one can focus on those periods of the day for the sounds they wanted to hear.

    There is a movement of 'Lifeloggers' who are experimenting with continuous audio right now, but I imagine they are merely archiving the results in bulk, and not necessarily re-listening to a majority of what gets captured. I sense it is more of an overall document for them, and not necessarily consider the tiny events or specific sounds as entities onto themselves like we freesounders might.

    Even moreso than the technical challenges of continuous audio, I am fascinated with the social implications of such activity. Surveillance laws in various jurisdictions, people inwilling to be on record all the time, and the general quantum-like effect of the overserver principle. (ie. Changing reality through the attempts to measure something)

    Continuous audio aside, when Freesound 2.0 becomes a reality, I very much want to run that in-house for my need to classify music recorded in our studio. I tried (through MTG and others) to run this version of Freesound in house, but was told that was not possible.

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    Hi
    I was wondering if anyone out there knows how to make/synthesize the sound of the alien message from 'Contact'. I don't need/want a sample, I want to recreate my own and I was just having some trouble.
    The closest I've gotten is in Fl Studio and a plugin called basic_64 (fairly good C64 sound synth). I used a single oscillator and a square LFO that decreases pitch as quickly as possibly.

    So has anyone got an tips for making this sound? Has anyone done it/gotten close? I'd love to hear!

    Seraphinus

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    not exactly what your after, but I have a couple of background spaceship-type sounds in moderation at the moment... I'll have a play tomorrow if you want and post what I can come up with. If you do any synthesis, play around with an fm synth - perfect for these types of sounds.

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    Thanks David...
    Sorry I was a bit vague,
    I am making a Thai movie in thailand, so the broom has a bamboo shaft... but if you don't have that, a wooden shaft would work, hit together against another wooden or bamboo shaft.

    A distance, outdoors of about 20 feet should work, for a better quality sound.. then I will just tone down the volume, as in the film this happens about 30 feet away.

    I have heard some samples of pieces of wood being hit together, but none of them are outside from a distance.. I think if someone just hit two shaft-like pieces of wood together, it would work for me. And I'd mention you in the credits if you'd like...

    I appreciate the help.

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    Yep, that is exactyl the buffer feature I was talking about. I know it exists in some software samplers and DAWs.
    I do not have a portable recorder and I am not familiar with what is out there, but I assumed that would be a handy feature so would have been implemented already.

    Of course, there are implications for battery life if you are essentially on permanent record mode. - You risk missing the good sounds anyway because your battery would run out of juice !

    Anyone has more stories of "that great recording that got away?". I would like to hear them.

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    I looked through all the booms,laser, woosh, and warp sounds, some good ones, but not what i need.
    id like some good sounding warp/telepor/woosht/ style sounds, phaser style sounds ( think star trek)

    and ... small booms? dont know how else to describe that one, booms that arent gun shots

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    What type of broom - a brush style broom or a 'witch' style broom (or both)

    At a distance is quite vague, 5 feet, 5 yards, 50 yards? In an open space ie no room sound?

    Cheers

    David

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    Just do a search for wind and cicada's or insects etc. Plenty of ambient wind sound without birds. If you want cicada's the search for a separate ambiance with those and mix them.

    A couple of examples.....
    Wind http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=17546
    Cicada http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=15345

    Cheers

    David

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    Timbre
    Punchbag ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=53985
    ( You may be able to cut some creak-free punch sounds fro the above )

    awesome man those sound great! thanks

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    Punchbag ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=53985
    ( You may be able to cut some creak-free punch sounds fro the above )

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    Hell yeah dude, you are the man !! grin

    Thank you !

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    Cinematic on-screen text noises ... http://www.freesound.org/packsViewSingle.php?id=2104

    Servo (electric motor gearbox) noises ...
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=76177
    http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=60833

    3D wooshes ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=91285

    1980s computer bleeps ... http://www.freesound.org/packsViewSingle.php?id=1992&start=15

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    Hi !

    I'm looking for technologic sounds, especially some very high and fast "drill" sounds and "clicks" (not the beeps or swooches) like on this video :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Y2FTkGtBc

    Can't find good sounds on the Freesound database
    :cry:

    Thank you !