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    I recently uploaded some WAV audio files to freesound.
    When I play them using the preview player, they sound less quality than the original ones (I think that the audio files lose high frequency content).
    When I download them, the sound exactly like the original ones.

    This is a problem because users might skip a great sound because it sounds low quality when played using the preview player.

    Am I the only experiencing this problem?

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    “Eden-Maker” - “A Kid’s DIY Video Creation System” - Overview / Resources / Questions. By Willi Paul Studio / Planetshifter.com

    http://www.planetshifter.com/node/2440

    - excerpt -

    The artistic creation journey from an Eden-Maker experience can result in a deeper, connected, multi-layered educational product for youth in this age of mindless texting and machine enhanced reality. Eden-Maker is not about corporate media sales or sex-dripped titillation offering but a program that embraces governmental reform and environmental justice. It can serve individuals, as well as groups – on or offline.

    Thanks, WOX

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    OK, as for classical instruments, try this link:
    British Philharmonia instrument samples
    And, regarding vocal samples, some of them can be found here:
    free vocal sample pack

    I know it is not much, but I guess we all need to start from somewhere, don't we? smile All the mentioned samples are either under CC license, or Royalty-free, similar to CC.

    For more research I'd suggest you registering at KVR Audio and looking here.

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    The sounds downloaded from here start with the sound # and username, which can be very bad for browsing through your sounds.
    You can use Bulk Rename Utility to move these prefixes to the end of the file.
    It is freeware: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/
    Here is an example of sounds I mass-downloaded from 11linda, then renamed in bulk using Bulk Rename Utility:

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/4lB2wUY.png[/img]

    Much easier to browse to the sounds that I want within my file manager now.

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    Hello 11linda,

    The following list contains what I think are the most common vocals in anything scary (video games, movies, etc.):
    • Crying.
    • Fast & deep breaths.
    • Moans & groans.
    • Screams.
    • Scary laughs.
    • Scary ahhs, oohs or eehs.

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    Ready to go.

    After the moderation the file will be available here

    http://freesound.org/people/balloonhead/sounds/388790/

    Hope you can use it

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    will do this after my radioshow tonight

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    Amazing!

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    5112 - the clap, man.

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    First off, You guys (and girls) are awesome! I am in need of two phrases which will be used at the beginning of my music. 1. Big Shane Productions and 2. That sounds nice. Thank you in advance!

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    Hey Everyone,

    I just need a sample saying "It's ThatGuyCasper" from a female
    I was hoping to get one to use as a tag on my music productions for commercial and non-commercial use.

    I don't know how to generate them, and also don't know who to ask to record one.

    Thanks in advance

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    Mastering Tips Introduction - Getting Our Minds Right Before Mixing and Mastering Home Recordings

    As with many things, people often start their journey to gain knowledge on a topic with an error in logic, or at least a mistaken assumption. This is certainly true in the case of the mixing and mastering of home recordings. With songs mixing, the initial error that is made, is that many home recording artists strive to duplicate what they are hearing in their favorite releases by their favorite established artists.

    The reason this is a mistake to approach songs mixing this way is that what they are listening to on their favorite recordings is not actually a songs mixing. It is in fact, a mix that has been through the mastering process. You see, the sound of a mix and the sound of a mastered mix are very different. Trying to copy the sound of a mastered song in the mixing phase is not only a waste of time, it will damage the quality of the recording if and when it is mastered.

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    Mastering Tips for Better Songs Mixing in the Home Recording Studio

    Explanation of Tip 2: Your mixing needs to be relatively quiet because it must leave room ("headroom") for the primary goal of the mastering process, which is to raise the overall average volume of a mix. In other words, mastering makes the volume relatively consistent throughout the song. This makes the mastered version of the song "seem" louder and punchier.

    The mastering engineer does this by using a variety of compressors. He or she sets "thresholds" to prevent volume spikes and also compresses and sets thresholds on specific frequencies.

    Think of these thresholds, created with compression and/or compressed EQ, as a "ceiling," and a "floor," which creates a "container" that volume and frequencies must live in. This container prevents the master recording from peeking over "zero" or dipping too low on the output volume. Therefore, we must provide a "quiet" mix for the mixing and mastering process so there is enough headroom for these tasks. Otherwise, the mix's journey through the mastering phase will risk pinched, choked or distorted sound.

    The next few song mixing tips are related. As a group the following three tips represent a real opportunity for home recording artists to remove much of the frustration from the song mixing process and will greatly decrease the time spent songs mixing.

    (Normalization is the term for evening out the natural volume differences within a song between its sections. i.e. verse, chorus, bridge etc.) Leave this to the mastering process.

    Explanation for mastering tips 3, 4 and 5: Get your levels between instruments and/or vocals the way you want them. Do not get bogged down attempting to achieve absolutely perfect separation between your various sounds. Concentrate on the most obvious EQ traffic jams and make minor EQ adjustments to address the worst areas.

    You Must Trust the Mastering Process

    It is important to provide a mix for mastering that has a full but natural, frequency range. The high end, mid range, and/or bass frequencies should not be severely boosted, or stripped, of their natural frequencies.

    Remember, your songs mixing is not meant to sound like a master. A good mix should even sound a little flat or dull compared to a typical mastered song. Your low mid range may even sound a little muddled or indistinct but you must resist the temptation of agonizing for hours attempting to achieve perfect separation between your sounds. This is especially important for the home recording artist.

    If you have recorded each of your tracks well, then realize that all the frequencies that the mastering engineer will need are there. The song mixing process uses very specific tools that are able to target and pinpoint exact frequencies in order to boost or de-emphasize them as is needed.

    The mastering process will also take care of the wide separation and stereo image we all desire. A mix that is overly equalized just uses up headroom. Let the sounds and tracks of your mix arrive to the mastering process in a relatively natural state.

    We must let the mastering process put most of the gloss and shine on our mixes.

    If you allow yourself to understand and truly trust the mastering process, your reward will be significant and profound. You will be able to remove most of the tweaking and re-tweaking of EQ, and chasing minuscule adjustments there that are so frustrating and discouraging to many home recording artists.

    You will be able to re-focus your efforts on your creativity and the actual performances you capture to your recorded tracks. Your recording sessions will simply be a matter of laying well played tracks, that arrive in the recording software with healthy volumes, balance and minor eq adjustments and finally, a well exported final mix to a WAV or AIFF stereo file, ready for the songs mixing process.

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    Hi! I am a developer of Windows and iPhone applications related to the post topic.

    I agree that Audacity is awesome editor and recorder. But if you use it only to remove background noise from voice recordings, you can also consider more intuitive and easy-to-use alternatives.

    One of them is Edic Suite. An application for Windows. 100% free and has no ads. Comes with audio editor. To remove noise from your audio file you need to do the following:
    Right-click on the file and then select "Open with -> Edic Suite". An application window will appear.
    In the window select "Edit -> Remove noise".
    Then select "File -> Save".
    As you can see it is very easy.
    More info: alternativeto.net/software/edic-suite

    Another alternative is Speecap. Paid app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It automatically removes background noise from your voice memos while recording.
    Follow speecap.com for details.

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    Hello! I have no preferences for voice (male / female). I just want to pronounce a phrase such Listen to DJ ...in the mix. Who can help me please send me a message. Thank you!

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    I downloaded a few songs online and some of them got deleted by my kid. I tried to re-download them but can't find the download link anymore. I need some suggestions to recover the music. It is a Samsung Galaxy S5. THANKS

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    Can I use sound for my channel gamingwithfaiz: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-jlh-yI3ex2pM6L0b3LLig

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    hi i need deep sexy american female voice sample to say "DJ Mason Brooks"

    thank you.

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    MacGyvered bagpipes X¬o looks like an instrument of torture :¬)

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    Hi,

    I have a request.

    Can Margo Heston say or phrase the alphabet please?
    Like A, B, C, D, E..... etc.

    Thank you!

    Best regards

    George