Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs. The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and other interfaces, up and download sounds to and from the database under the same creative commons license, and interact with fellow sound-artists!
- http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/ - main page
- Main webpage in English
- Press releases in Spanish, French, and Catalan at http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/press.php
- As of May 2005, "[the] project has attracted over 2,300 community members with over 1,650 sound contributions totalling more than 300 minutes of sound, with over 45,000 sound downloads in the last month."
- Formats materials are currently in
- From http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/filesUploadHowtoAdd.php : We support wave, aiff, ogg vorbis, flac and mp3 files, but we really prefer wav and aiff
- Scripting (any scripting needed to convert it from curent packaging)
Group coordinator: None
Scope (subjects, ages, other)
- Subjects - Music, could be used for electronics and audio processin, film sound effects, etc
- Ages - all ages
Completeness (comprehensiveness for given topic and audience)
Multilingualism (specifically es, pt, en, ar)
- The information about the sounds are in English, but these are translateable (should make translations for descriptions if possible!) but the sounds themselves are typically nonlinguistic and thus language-agnostic.
Quality (incl. suitability for audience)
Freeness (license and format)
- Excellent, see http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/legal.php
- All content under Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License
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