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    The answer is simple. Never use a copyrighted file....
    You would not like it when other use your files in the wrong way.

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    trkcrw wrote:
    Will it be a problem if he uses it for non-profit purposes?

    Not entirely sure, someone else can answer this because my knowledge on "fair usage" is limited. It would still be better to just get someone to do it instead of taking a sample off the copyrighted material.

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    trkcrw wrote:
    Will it be a problem if he uses it for non-profit purposes?

    Of course for non-profit purposes.

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    Will it be a problem if he uses it for non-profit purposes?

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    trkcrw,
    I don't think that is allowed.

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    http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/qpiNZcsX/file.html

    What about this one? I extracted it from a copyrighted song though.

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    Perhaps could give it a try. Could make it in audacity and fl studios.

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    3750 - Paradise

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    3749 - island

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    3748 - Man

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    Hey,

    I need the Soundeffect in the Video from 4:00 - 4:02

    -> https://youtu.be/7x_v56YaiEY?t=240

    Ty

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    3747 - Iron

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    I was thinking it'd be a nice idea if you could search for sounds that were only uploaded in a certain period of time. On the Search page you would set a date (you can tick date, month and year) and it would show you sound from that period.
    Examples of how it could be used:
    -What was the most downloaded sound of 2014?
    -Find me some glass sounds from March 2005
    - What was the most popular static sound of 2008?
    -What sounds did qubodup upload in November 2011?

    Hope you consider this feature, I'm wanting it badly.

    Kwah

    P.S in response to this, what IS the most downloaded sound of 2015 so far?
    Cheers

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    Just to add to what AlienXXX has just said: It might be worth spending an hour or two browsing the database, be sure to utilise different filters (on the right hand side on results page) to tailor your search and maybe it's worth sorting the results by rating or downloads. Also, try browsing the tags section for keywords you might not have thought of, here: http://www.freesound.org/browse/tags/

    Now would be a good time to plug this pack of mine, for your needed PO-Horror style ambient SFX:

    http://www.freesound.org/people/Headphaze/packs/14423/

    This user pack too:

    klankbeeld - Horror Ambience

    Just note that when you come across a user profile, on the right hand side at the bottom will be the packs they have organised sounds into. Trying to browse through sometimes thousands of sounds on the main user profile is not practical, so maybe the author of a sound you come across has more packs to offer which will refine your search more.

    Good luck! smile

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    YouTube link.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwAGhdXku2E

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    http://freesound.org/people/shadoWisp/sounds/273050/

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    This was made with MixPad, non-commercial licence.

    The ambient track was compiled completely with freesound (except the siren, which was googled).

    Shoutouts to:

    halion
    erdie
    juskiddink
    joly1
    dheming
    ianoboe
    kvgarlic
    productionnow
    lonemonk

    Instructions: use headphones or something with a subwoofer. Turn it up a little bit.

    It's a warm summer evening and a thuderstorm with hail is approaching your porch.

    Note: It's a first cut. The final track, I'd like to be 15 minutes or so with more effects to give it time to build tension and climax better with the tornado really ripping stuff up...

    I've lived through several tornadic thunderstorms and this is my interpretation. The siren makes my hair stand on edge every time.

    enjoy!

    cwalsec

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    AlienXXX wrote:
    Hi Wibbly, thanks for your input!

    Glad to finally find a subject where my experience adds to the discussion.

    Actually i would not have known about any of this if I hadn't found out the hard way. Needed radio handmics for local Am Dram on a budget. Trawled for hours through pages of reviews & "Tech-specs" before purchasing a £100 no-name set which actually looked better on paper than the AKGs. Had to return them when I found they were same distance further down the scale of performance as the AKGs were below my SM57s.

    A hint to jer99, or anybody using 2 recorders for stereo - at start of recording stand midway between mics and do sharp clap, or other transient sound, so you have an edge to synch them on the computer.

    Wibby

    (edit postscript

    I'm not dissing AKG or their products by the way. They are a very nice company that gave me lots of money when they bought my company, BSS Audio.)

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    Hi Wibbly, thanks for your input!

    @Jer99
    Actually, I have no experience myself with this kind of equipment and it did not occur to me that those mics and equipment are likely optimized for close voice recording.
    So picking up faint and more distant sounds might not work well at all, as Wibbly pointed out.

    Here is a different suggestion: Handheld recorders.
    I have a Zoom H1 and I can vouch for its quality. Certainly a lot more than what you need in terms of sensitivity, low noise, etc.
    You can buy an H1 for just less than £100 (new)
    This is a typical entry level recorder, so you might find them cheaper on ebay, as some people will trade up and sell their old H1.

    The H1 is stereo, but you were looking for creating "wide" stereo recordings by using 2 mics placed considerably distant from each other.
    If you purchase 2 Zoom H1 recorders, you could start them recording at the same time and then place them wherever you want them.
    At the end, would be a case of taking the 2 recordings from the different recorders and merging them to 1 "wide" stereo recording. You would do this in your DAR or sound editor.

    If you go for second hand, you might be able to get the 2 Zoom recorders by about the same cost of the setup I suggested. And this is much more likely to work with no issues.
    If you decide to go for new, you can still get them for £200.

    Good luck!

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    Hi jerr99, AlienXXX

    I have used an AKG SR40/HT40 radiomic combination, which is/was a slightly more expensive version of the set in your link, and like it says on the box, it is a vocal mic which is only really suitable for close miking. It is in fact the best performer I could find at the price-point, but I would not recommend it for nature/field recordings. It suffers from the limitations of the lousy dynamic range limitations of the radio technology employed, and sounds really gritty. I think it depends on compression/expansion and noise-gating over the wireless link, and since there is no gain control between the mic amp and the transmitter the gain structure has been optimized for close vocals. Anything louder or softer is either squeezed to death or gated to silence with the accompanying granularity and pumping. It's perfectly usable for a live band through a cheap PA, but I would never use it for recording. My acoustic reference through my own recording (the little I do) is with a modest pair of wired Sure 57s or cheap electrets, either of which beats the AKG radio mics by 2000 miles for clarity and quiet detail.

    Sorry to sound a negative note, but I don't think there is much "Off-the-shelf" that will do the job required for an affordable price. I used to have a cheapish wireless mic transmitter/receiver combination by a company called Maxim(I think), and it was the sort of thing you would buy from Radioshack or Maplins and it actually worked quite well, so maybe AlienXXXs earlier suggestion is the way to go. Just make sure there is a gain control(probably switched sensitivity setting) on the mic end of the system. Unfortunately with radio mics the Paper specifications, like dynamic range, noise and distortion bare absolutely no relationship to what you will get in real world practice.

    Good luck,
    Wibby.