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    Alright, stick it to the man! tongue

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    Just to tell, that I have bought the Zoom H2,

    I'm really satisfied for the price, (don't forget, it's my first one)
    I really like the size of this "engine"...
    I bring it everywhere.

    In 4 to 6 mounths i will speak more about my satisfaction!

    But in first impression, I like many of the possibilities.
    I have no problem with tripod mount. It look like tought, solid.
    My first capture! Some errors of "beginner"...
    Wind, levels, gain... Bad recording position...

    About the quality recording,
    I used most of the time,
    48Khz at 24 bits WAV, with internal mic!
    Maybe it's a litte bit "maniac"
    perhaps, to do more recording time a 44 at 16 it's OK... I will try soon!
    I have purchased, a 4 gigs...

    I have captured a live concert for MY personnal used!
    Incredible...
    It's sure, it's not a real live quality show recording...
    But when we compared to ... since a 20 years ago, about a botleg.

    I recommended.
    Is it the same history in 6 mounts?

    Now, i'm going outside wink

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    I was just recently purchasing a portable recorder. I got Zoom H4, because its internal stereo mic and overall sound quality is satisfactory for me - you can record at higher sampling rates and edit sound in the DAW and it is even more excellent. Also its more professional line inputs come handy (recording live concerts from the desk, etc.) - but the additional preamps are not so good (but still useable).

    Here is one good site to listen to some examples of several portable recorders:

    http://www.wingfieldaudio.com/index.html

    http://www.wingfieldaudio.com/portable-recorder-sound-samples.html

    (I would want a Sony PCM D1 some day).

    or what about this company:

    http://www.core-sound.com/Mic2496/1.php

    Its Mic2496 V2 + M-Audio Microtrack II plus some high-end binaural microphone can give you a really high-end portable recorder for not too exaggerated budget.

    (now I regret that H4 doesn't have digital input)

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    Ah, PD, but if you are more a musician and less a programmer (or let's say more of an Audiofucker than Mindfucker) there is also Audiomulch by Ross Bencina - not totally free, but almost (89$) and it has 60 days full functional demo and another 30 days of limited demo... CRAAAZYYYY application!

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    There's a **LOT** of free software and even free linux distributions JUST made to do music: http://ubuntustudio.org/ for example.

    And sometimes the free stuff makes even nicer results than the expensive stuff.
    People do CRAZY things with PD ( http://puredata.info/ ).
    Many free things have a steeper learning curve, but are worth the investment.

    - Bram

    PS: hello_flowers, you should really check out PD. It's a bit of a brainfuck (well, ok, it's a total brainfuck, but you're young wink ), but I think it suits your style more than Reaktor:
    check http://puredata.info/downloads and http://www.crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/Pd_documentation/
    it looks really lo-fi but it's crazy powerful.

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    dobroide told me about this one yesterday:
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1350
    it's TINY and supposedly has good mics as well!
    heigh hoo has some nice sounds online recorded with it.

    - bram

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    very fat boy slim

    now you only need someone with a catchy phrase ("right about now, the funk soul brother, ..."wink and layer it on top, add some 303 for good measure.

    that said, it's fun, but you need to sync up your loops better. If you tap along the tempo you'll see that the tempo changes when you start a new slice length.

    the original is also not "perfectly looping":

    as in: !.......!.......!.......!...... <- you're missing a piece here smile

    - bram

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    a perfect explanation by nemoDaedalus!

    - bram

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    qubodup, that's not particularly good looking at my resolution wink

    nightingale will have automatic linebreaks ( <p> or <br /> ) and will allow the usage of <strong>, <em>, <a> and maybe <img> in both the forum and the descriptions.

    - Bram

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    For the sake of making a hell of a lot of noise in the public space if a lawsuit follows, I allow gray areas like this on Freesound.
    The Amen break is another one of those samples we allow on Freesound: it isn't legal, but at what point (2000 records sampled it? 4000? 10000?) does a sample stop being copyrighted and enter the public domain? These particular border cases are interesting.

    Blantant infringement to copyright we do not support/condone on Freesound. Grey areas that can be discussed, we do. Even if it's just to keep pushing that boundary a bit.

    I would like to see a court of law defend the fact that a 200ms slice could be copyrighted. And hey, I might write that that's a remix of MIA, but... it actually isn't. Or is it? wink

    Let's not be governed by FUD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt a *bit* of anarchy never hurt anyone.

    - Bram

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    Not a complete answer: Creative Commons licenses are there for the general public. You have to see it like a milder sort of "copyright". If you'd release a sample under full copyrights, that doesn't mean people can't go and negotiate with you so they can use it in their works. CC is less strict, in its mildest form even (Attribution only) people can take the sample and do anything they want with it, including using it in fully copyrighted works.
    But even when you use an Attribution-No Commercial license, people can contact you and ask if they can use it for a commercial product anyway and pay you for it or anything.
    And since you are always negotiating with yourself tongue you can create a CC licensed sample and still use that sample in a copyrighted song (as you gave yourself permission to do so).

    Hope this is clear already.

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    maybe start here http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/packsViewSingle.php?id=1813 then look around and use the hell out of the search option and you will find many many good samples/packs... . . .

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    1 If I create a song that uses a freesound sample, others can only use said song in some kind of remix, right?

    2 If I post samples here, am I later required to follow CC license(for the sample)? For example will my own works need to be CC licensed? I mean, say, I release a sample and then I make a song with the sample, but I want to keep all rights (to the song not the sample).(I really like this site and probably wouldn't want to do this, but...)

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    My friends,
    I really need, very badly samples of a real drum, dry, compressed and ready to load into my sampling keyboard. I tried many samples until now and menaged to make my Korg PA80 close to a rel band sound as possible but i still search for those drum samples that will make it sound alive! I am a music fanatic and only thing i want is to make my audience feeel good...

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    Bram, I don't mean to sound like a party pooper but you shouldn't have that sample up and the ones from the dare unless they have authors' permission.

    If they don't, they violate copyright. Its not FreeSound, its stolen sound.

    I would point to the lawsuit that was involved with Pump up the Volume:

    http://www.tatp.org/blog/?p=120

    The sample was distorted to be unrecognizable but since someone mentioned the original source, the original author filed a lawsuit.

    Plus you have the recent case of this :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Upright_Music%2C_Ltd._v._Warner_Bros._Records%2C_Inc.

    They don't care how few notes have been changed. They just care if the sound was created by you or from someone who gave permission.

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    Halleck
    just please remember to respect our rules on copyrighted material.

    :lol: awe.... will do :wink:

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    I know this is an older post but I just purchased the Sanson Zoom H2 and am absolutely thrilled with this thing. (I've used the Sony MiniDisc before) and my god what a great bang for the buck. I have used it for interviews with the supplied stand, and hand held, with the supplied extender, which cuts down on the handling noise. I was surprised at how you easy it was to get used to the setup screen etc and the darn thing comes with a wind sock to boot.

    What I didn't know when I got it was that you can plug in an external mic (in my case a wired audio-technic 35s lav mic for interviews while using a camera. This lav is powered by battery so I didn't need to use the H2's power option for it. The adds say that you can record up to 4 hours on two double aa batteries.....I did two hours at 44.1 16 bit wav no problem...using a 1Gig Scan Disc Card and the batteries are still good.

    Haven't tried it as a usb MIC on my laptop yet...didn't know it could do that either :wink:

    It does feel light as it's all plastic but quite solid and reliable so far. This along with my Canon HV20 makes interview shoots a breeze.

    Haven't bothered with the conversion abilities like normalization or splitting files extra as I usually just dump them into my audio software .

    Cheers

    Cheers

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    ..just listened your tracks: with "Perlas" ..i had a comfortably aphex-glitch feel, liked the minimalistic touch of piano, the whispered female voice and the wobble bass mixed with stuttered beats and crushed snares! nice job! ... other 2 tracks appers to me like an exercise of style, maybe (if i can do a constructive criticism) there's a lack of main themes, some lines over the experiments that can be remembered more or less easily.. but as you already sayd "it's not easy to listen" wink this is uneasy-listening, he he ...keep it up!

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    Hi all,
    Wanted to share an experiment I made.

    This is from a freesound sample request of a TV flipping channels that I recorded, but I didn't upload it here due to potential copyright issues.

    I extracted a 2.2 second sample of a single channel being flipped through, of a woman talking in Spanish over some music. I then used Soundtrack Pro to slice the sample up and loop it into a short (~24 second) composition that I find pretty amusing.

    http://fadookie.s3.amazonaws.com/TV-Ad-Beatslicing.mp3

    The mp3 has the sample at the beginning, and then the composition.

    This was pretty much my first attempt at anything like this, let me know if you what you think. smile

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    I just started this project of mine,a hobby thing nothing commercial,used a lot of sounds I found here too and since there aren't many people I know who like experimental stuff I thought maybe I could get some feedback here,I'm a noob don't forget.

    http://www.myspace.com/musichalffull

    The whole thing sounds like a mix of DnB,minimal,dubstepe etc. in an unconventional way,short - it's not easy to listen to for the average mainstreamer....
    Tell me what you think grin