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    Here is a good place to look

    http://www.vst4free.com/index.php?plug-ins=SF2/Wav

    Namaste smile

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    kwahmah_02 wrote:
    (facepalm) have we already mentioned this?
    If you use freesounds here it'd be nice if you gave credit, but just to mention what you are doing, probably not.

    That's why I put it in off topic, kwahmah_02!

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    Don't know if stereo Phase display of waveforms is relevant, but resample stretching does create nice circles and spirals.

    http://www.freesound.org/people/toiletrolltube/sounds/267623/

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    A circle sounds like a sine wave. If you put a dot on the rim of a cylinder and roll it along a flat surface the dot traces out a sine wave.

    My thoughts travel in circles, so no matter how fast they travel they get nowhere. I blame black holes and dark matter. Dark energy eludes me.

    I dream of 42! (I used to dream of 27 before I reached enlightenment.)

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    luckylittleraven wrote:
    LoL thank you sincerely for your amaingly scientific response to my 'airy fairy' thought.

    Well, that is one of the comforts of science: it does provide a lot of answers!

    Perhaps fortunately, Science does not have an answer for everything:

    luckylittleraven wrote:
    what is a thought? And how fast does a thought travel? How far does is go?

    Thus leaving space for Religion, Philosophy and dreams....

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    3580 - Nanotube

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    3579 - carbon

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    LoL thank you sincerely for your amaingly scientific response to my 'airy fairy' thought. As a young child I rememeber software that allowed you to see a wave form and even edit it, but I never encountered the spetrograph until on freesound
    Especially now with software like audiopaint, and even audacity (both free software) it's just very cool to 'see' sound in a whole different way

    I just have weird thinkings somtimes, like 'what does a circle sound like?" or "how could I make a circle into a sound?
    Even things like if a sound wave is pressure and moves so fast, what is a thought? And how fast does a thought travel? How far does is go?

    Thanks!!

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    One of the best software pieces for this is AudioPaint - I have just checked and it is now at version 3.0

    http://audiopaint.software.informer.com/

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    There are 2 common ways of representing a sound:
    1) the waveform
    2) the spectrogram

    The waveform is a graph of the value of sound pressure versus time. Sound waves are just oscillations of the air pressure above and below the normal value. The normal value is the zero-line accross the middle of the wavefor drawings.
    When sound propagates, the pressure oscillations above/below the zero-value are not the same in every point in space. That is why we have 2 ears, instead of 1!
    Not only there will be time differences (one wave will be ahead of the other in time) if the sound source is not at the same distance from both ears, there are also other subttle differences that our brain is very adept at picking up.
    The typical Freesound display for a sound is of this type. And, for stereo sounds, it is an averaged mono image.
    Since the pressure can only take one value at each point at each instant of time, this wave is never a circle, but always a wavy line. You may need to zoom in on a sound editor to see this.

    The Spectrogram represents a sound as all its frequency components (tipically in the Y-axis) versus time (typically in the X-axis). Also, we need a way to indicate not only that a component is present, but how strong it is. So usually, a spectrogram is in colour (or at least, shades of grey) to indicate intensity (or volume) of each frequency component.
    On a sound page, if you hover the mouse over the sound picture you find an icon looking like a bar chart. Press that to change the display to show Spectrogram instead of Waveform. You can change it back afterwards.
    The Spectrogram allows you to see which frequencies make up the sound over time. It is a very nice way to see the effect a filter has on sounds. A lowpass, highpass, bandpass and notch filters will all change the spectrogram in a recognizeable way. - Try it!
    Audacity also allows you to see sounds as a spectrogram. Click the down triangle next to a sound name and select 'spectrogram' from the list.

    Unlike in a waveform display, all shapes are possible in a spectrogram.
    There are even dedicated programs that convert an image into a sound spectrogram and vice-versa.

    Assuming a black background with a white (hollow) circle - black representing 0 intensity, whit being maximum. It would sound like 2 frequencies playing at the same time, starting from the same pitch but one imediately going up and the other down. Then the high frequency would start to decrease and the low frequency would start to increase, until they reach exactly the same value and the sound stops.

    I will try to post an example. Or maybe one of the other Freesounders will beat me to it...

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    I found myself wondering . . .
    What does a circle sound like?

    Thanks you guys for teaching me that I can actually see a sound wink
    Even imagine a sound and try to recreate it
    I was wondering your thoughts?

    What does a circle sound like?

    A saw is scratchy and harsh you know you can picuure
    I love the square/pulse, thank you for binaural beats, how amazing!!

    I like sine waves they just flow . . . smile so smooth make me feel good

    But the circle? the ultimate freedom/continuum or just a trap?
    So far in my thinking the closest I can find to a cicle is this old song... ( I know I can;t stop listening LoL!)

    (James Brown) There was a time
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0k5USzHw7g

    Also interested to hear your thought on other sound/shapes

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    3578 - copy

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    You could try this one:

    http://www.tx16wx.com/

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    3577 - paste

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    3576 - wallpaper

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    Hi Freesound!

    I'm looking for a freeware sample player plugin. Any recommendations?

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    (facepalm) have we already mentioned this?
    If you use freesounds here it'd be nice if you gave credit, but just to mention what you are doing, probably not.

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    3575 - Ignorance

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    3574 - clueless

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    3573 - clue