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    UP!

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    I use flac for really large files, but in general if I upload a sound in flac then I get complaints about users not understanding how to use it or telling me to reupload in wav or mp3. The download number of my flac files is considerably lower than wav files.

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    Surely your concern about saving server bandwidth is contradicted by your suggestion of having both the FLAC and the original WAV available for download in addition to the transcoded streaming file.

    FLAC files are very inconvenient for professionals in audio so it's hard to get people to agree with having FLAC as a standard download here. It's just not supported widely enough for it to be viable. I'm not denying that having lossless audio at a smaller file size isn't superior, i'm saying that right now it's redundant due to software incompatibilities.

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    here it is: http://www.mecaniquedessons.com/diy-windscreen-microphone/

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    Yes indeed !
    So I kinda had the good names for them.
    Will also wait for other answers and ideas.
    Thanks

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    Hi there,
    these should be a good start:

    https://freesound.org/search/?q=paper+crumpling
    https://freesound.org/search/?q=click+switch

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    Hi all !

    I'm new here, and glad tyo be part of this community.
    So, I'm editing a travel video with those knd of seamless transition and all, and I struggle to find some kind of sounds.
    Especially those higher pitched ones that you can hear in the first part of this youtube video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhkC9yxQJIU

    You know, it sounds like paper, some kind of "clicks" also, and other kind of sound I don't know how to describe in english.

    So, if you can help me, a big thanks to you !
    Have a good day

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    Awesome work! Loved the camera movement!

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    Hello all, I am a sound and lighting guy. I have a ford expedition that I use to haul my gear and the sound system in it uses some of my PA speakers. So I was wondering if I could play a hot rod engine sound and fool people to believe my truck has that engine in it. So after a brief google search I found https://freesound.org/people/Ears68/sounds/144454/. LOL it is perfect. My dad was my first guinea pig and I believe he bought the aural illusion. Like at a real track you can feel the engine in your chest.

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    Breviceps wrote:
    Do you mean the Orchestra Hit?
    It's from Yamaha

    https://youtu.be/xi0Ys2y4J0s

    Yes, thanks very much. For other people want more information have:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestra_hit

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    I'm looking for Cherokee pow wow sounds (singing, drums, etc) to sample into the intro for an Indigenous podcast. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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    Thank you for the work you do. I just found you on July 18, 2019 and it helped for a video.

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    I appreciate the feedback guys.
    However the problem isn't proving ownership of the sounds, its preventing copyright claims from ever happening on Youtubes Content ID system. I think when I get home and on my desktop computer I will combine all my sounds into one massive video with one second blank intervals between each sound.
    When its in youtubes system I think, or should I say hope that through the creative commons license option on youtube it'll make it harder for others to claim the sound.
    Not sure it'll work but maybe it will.
    I'll let you know.

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    Headphaze wrote:
    In addition to the audible watermark at the beginning and end, you could also add an inaudible watermark that's above human hearing range which you could see on FFT spectrum analysis that can't be edited out.

    However, there's one drawback to this: If you pitched down the sound significantly, you'd then be able to hear the overlay audio watermark as a high-pitched artefact. This would be an extreme use-case though.

    This is pretty close to some audio watermarking I've been adding to my music.

    I created a spectrogram of text (e.g. www.website.com) and exported it as a sound file. You can create these for free here: https://www.audiocheck.net/audiocheck_spectrotyper.php

    Then I dropped it onto a track and significantly reduced the volume of the watermark (sometimes up to -40db) so that is it entirely inaudible.

    So then you have your original music track unchanged, now with a hidden watermark, which can be revealed by phase-cancellation. To do this, create a copy of your music with the LR channels flipped/inverted and play them at the same time side by side in Audacity or another editor. Your watermark will be heard wherever you placed it. Export the new version (combining the original, and the one with the LR channels flipped).

    Load your new exported file into a spectrogram visual editor (e.g. RX Editor), and lo and behold, you should find your watermark.

    Imgur link for pictures!

    One downside is that this only works well for .WAV files (and other lossless file formats). With .MP3 and .OGG, the watermarks become quite blurry due to compression, though they are still slightly identifiable.

    Nonetheless, this should help prove your ownership over a track/sound.

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    If anyone has a better method for audio watermarking, I'd love to hear it!

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    womb_affliction wrote:
    What about an audio "watermark" at the beginning or end of your sound? Just something reminding people of the limitations of copyright you've placed on the sound. I realize people could easily crop it and still name it as their own, so it won't deter malicious sound thieves, but it might remind those that are prone to forgetting to attribute, that the file has a copyright. That combined with an attribution/non-commercial license might reduce the number of false claims out there. It's not a perfect solution, but it might help a bit.

    In addition to the audible watermark at the beginning and end, you could also add an inaudible watermark that's above human hearing range which you could see on FFT spectrum analysis that can't be edited out.

    However, there's one drawback to this: If you pitched down the sound significantly, you'd then be able to hear the overlay audio watermark as a high-pitched artefact. This would be an extreme use-case though.

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    Did you ever get this finished? If not I can try to help

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    What about an audio "watermark" at the beginning or end of your sound? Just something reminding people of the limitations of copyright you've placed on the sound. I realize people could easily crop it and still name it as their own, so it won't deter malicious sound thieves, but it might remind those that are prone to forgetting to attribute, that the file has a copyright. That combined with an attribution/non-commercial license might reduce the number of false claims out there. It's not a perfect solution, but it might help a bit.

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    Well, its not such a big deal to remove copyright claims through youtube, its just a hassle to do it constantly.
    There has to be a way to make this easier for both parties.

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    Oh man, this makes me so angry. It's blatant theft. There's a similar phenomenon that's been happening on Reddit and other social networks, where people post a painting and claim it as their own. Not only is it lazy and narcissistic, but it's downright disrespectful to the original artist.

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    Need sounds of emotions as in this video: https://youtu.be/rqspNHYgRTU

    Can someone help?