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Out of the ordinary Freesound usage

Hi Freesounder! The Music Technology Group is the research institute based in Barcelona, Spain, that has created, maintains and keeps supporting Freesound for now over 10 years. MTG is turning 25 this year and we will be presenting Freesound as … Continue reading

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10 years zip right past…

Dear Freesounders, You maybe didn’t know this yet, but Freesound has just turned 10 this month! The project started out as an all-red website?back in the days. It was built on rather shabby technology and has by now grown way … Continue reading

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CCMixter needs your help

CCMixter, one of the first open platforms for Creative Commons music sharing out there is in trouble. The site was started by Creative Commons themselves many years ago, but understandably “let go” because Creative Commons is a legal organisation, not … Continue reading

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The new gold standard for freesound descriptions

Hello all, It’s not always easy to describe your sound files, we know. Hoever, we did want to let you know that even we at freesound are impressed at this example of a perfect description. The uploader describes the recording … Continue reading

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Sons de Barcelona (Sounds of Barcelona) needs your votes!

A note from our friends running Sounds of Barcelona: “Our Sounds of Barcelona project is participating in a EU contest for best innovations related to technological iniciatives with an educational and social impact. The? project Sons de Barcelona was created … Continue reading

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Looking for: movie/video work using freesound (with correct credits)

Hello all, On the 23rd of March I will be talking at the?International Film Forum?in?Udine-Gorizia, Italy. My talk will be about freesound in general and its usage in Film/Video. I’m looking for additional examples of correctly credited Freesound usage in … Continue reading

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Yes, … we know (spam).

Hello everyone, Yes, we know. Freesound is under a MASSIVE spammer attack. We’re discussing internally how we will handle this situation. Just deleting the spam message isn’t enough as those &*%$%! spammers are creating spam quicker than we can delete … Continue reading

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OPEN CALL: European exchange on sound pedagogy, The City Rings

The City Rings is looking for new partners in Europe who are interested in exchanging through sound, and sound pedagogy. The City Rings is an international sound pedagogy project initially started by Aifoon, MTG / Sons de Barcelona, and Sound&Music; … Continue reading

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Experiencing some problems…

Hello all, a quick blog post to tell you all we are currently experiencing some problems with freesound. We’re very busy trying to figure out what exactly is going wrong and it looks like our database server is badly configured… … Continue reading

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Email queue trouble, your emails will arrive late…

Service?announcement! 🙂 We’ve been experiencing some problems with the email queue on freesound because we’re sending too many emails. Practically this means that your activation / password reset / … emails might arrive a bit later. Give it some extra … Continue reading

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