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Offline this2ismyname

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Sound Libraries
« on: April 30, 2012, 01:13:27 PM »
These might come in handy for someone

http://www.freesound.org/ (Creative Common license)
http://stims.cnbc.cmu.edu/Sound%20Databases/AuditoryLab/

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 09:47:19 PM »
Thanks for that; what I would be interested in is some free music for ambience on youtube videos. Most people just seem to snatch copyrighted music (I don't know how that works, what the implications are; and in any case I neither want, nor need it). But my videos are not about the music, yet without background they seem 'dead'. So I'm looking for something pleasant and nondescript, that is genuinely free - and free to use. A search for such stuff seems to turn up results, but closer inspection always finds a 'gotcha' like a one-off payment, or membership, or the need for attribution etc.

At the moment, I'm looking at 'soundhelix', but I want to make my own xml file, rather than copy someone elses. It's taking me a little while to get my brain around it. I'll post samples, if I ever get there!

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 06:54:52 AM »
www.creativecommons.org is a good resource for this kind of thing... There are different levels of creative commons licenses, explained here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/  They all require attribution, but that's as easy as mentioning the artist in your video description.

Search here: http://search.creativecommons.org/
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Offline Mrkarma83

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 12:22:02 PM »
Are you Mac or PC, AndyCivil? On Mac, garageband is loaded with loops and relatively easy to learn

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 11:45:44 PM »
Are you Mac or PC, AndyCivil? On Mac, garageband is loaded with loops and relatively easy to learn

I use PC mostly, with one Ubuntu, with a philosophical desire to move to Linux whenever it's practical.

Your suggestion did lead me to the alternative-to page though. Loads of stuff to try there. :-)

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 01:17:49 AM »
If you need any help with SoundHelix, please let me know...

You can also ask questions in the SoundHelix forum: http://www.soundhelix.com/forum
« Last Edit: June 11, 2012, 04:59:30 AM by TranceTip »

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 09:30:11 AM »
TranceTip, it's very nice of you to respond, perhaps you even registered to say "hi"? But I'm a bit concerned about the forum you pointed me to... like who's going to answer me? LOL!

P.S. what SoundHelix needs, is more example XML files. Especially simple ones that demonstrate basic principles. I might even produce some myself. I've been reading the quite comprehensive documentation on the XML file, but I haven't managed to find the time to create anything yet.

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 09:38:06 AM »
Well, I reactivated the forum just today.  ;) Don't worry, you'll get a reply there...

If you are looking for a simple XML file, look at http://soundhelix.com/applet/examples/SoundHelix-Piano2.xml

If you are interested in how to use the DrumSequenceEngine (including conditional patterns), look at http://soundhelix.com/applet/examples/SoundHelix-Piano.xml

If you have any specific questions, please post them in the forum.

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 10:09:05 AM »
Ah, thank you, I will do.

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 12:49:52 PM »
A lot of cheesy stuff, but there's a few good nuggets mixed in...

http://www.freestockmusic.com/

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Re: Sound Libraries
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 11:19:30 AM »
Beta site with more modern music

http://freemusicarchive.org/