I've been a long time Freesound contributor, I love the site so much, but throughout the years I've always been bugged by people who rate my samples 1 or 2 stars. Especially when those are the only few ratings, this gives a wrong impression and it rigs the rating system in general.
My samples are not bad:
- they're recorded with decent recording devices and microphones
- mistakes/noises have been edited out
- they're neatly normalised etc. so you can hear them well in preview
So some reasons why people would rate it badly could be:
- tags are not accurate enough, they think I tried to mislead them (which I do not, I pay careful attention to tagging)
- normalisation causes background noise to be more audible (users do not realize, or do not have the skill, to change the volume / EQ according to their wishes)
- they're sour trolls
- ... ?
I think this can be solved in 2 ways, either:
A) Only allow people to rate if they make a comment of at least 10 words, having them explain what their rating is based on
B) When clicking on the row of stars to rate, pop up a few rows of stars: Sound Quality, Background Noise, Variation (I don't know.. I'm just brainstorming... we could figure these variables out as a community). This would also add valuable metadata to the sound.
Let me know how you feel.
I would greatly appreciated if someone helped me by recording themselves saying:
"Pine Meadows a quiet town with a population of 15,000, where everybody knew each other and lived in tranquility.
That was until March 12, 1999.
With the murder of a straight A student and aspiring athlete.
The teen was killed in what appeared to be a brutal manner.
This horrific incident shook the entire town
And with so little evidence the case was never solved.
If anyone has any sounds of news reporters they'd like to share that would be amazing!
I'll try to have something...
It is no worry, Alien.
Just discovered the "follow" feature, by the way. Is there somewhere we can check out your work other than here on FS?
Anyone wanting to participate?
I would like to but I am currently busy with a couple of collabs. Not sure I will make it in time for this one...
Did you have a heart attack?
Just need Bbedits to be read in a sexy girl voice. Pronounced Bee bee editssssss
I fell for it...
That was pretty awesome.
I need a sample for my beats that I'll be producing, I'll credit you while putting out work.
I'd love it if the voice came from a woman please.
Hope to hear from someone soon,
we are group of people which are orginizing parties for studens who do their exchange in Germany.
We want to create a little intro for our parties where a deep male or female voice is saying "welcome to ESN erasmus party"
Thank you in advance.
5045 - death
Another thought; it could be briefcase clips clicking open, although the final little plastic sound suggests otherwise.
5044 - life
Some sort of plastic container opening?
5043 - regret
Somebody whispering: "Midnight"
And somebody saying: "The city lights are amazing at midnight"
Doesnt matter if you're male or female!
I could try to design a similar sound
Check my drones and dark ambient music samples
Check my music and sound