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The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds

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The Freesound Project

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 more
    * up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
    * interact with fellow sound-artists!

We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research. Many audio research institutions have trouble finding correctly licensed audio to test their algorithms. Many have voiced this problem, but so far there hasn't been a solution.


How can you help?

Individuals

If you have audio samples which can be released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License please add them! Label them correctly and help us build a huge database.

Note we are not looking for songs, or compositions. We are looking for sounds. Field recordings, kit recordings, generated sounds, ... as long as the sounds are not copyrighted (in a non-compatible way) or if the sounds are made by yourself and you want to release them under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.

Institutions

We are looking for institutions and schools who want to help us with this effort. Do you think your institution can help us fill the database? Do you have students who can help us by doing (field-)recordings as assignments? Recordings of instruments? Do you have a large batch of usable sounds? Anything goes as long as the sounds can be released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.

We are looking for mirrors... Does your institute have some gigabytes of hard drive to spare and lots of bandwidth?

Please contact us if you wish to help the Freesound Project.


Feedback

We have set up a forum for feedback and discussion. Your global Freesound login is the same as the forum login. You can also contact us here if you need a more personal contact.


Footnotes

The Freesound Project is an initiative of MTG (UPF).

The Freesound website backend is based on audioclas technology. Audioclas is a system developed by MTG (UPF).

The Freesound website was developed by Bram de Jong.

http://www.freesound.org

 

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