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Sustainability report 2023

Hi everyone! Another year has passed and here we are with our 2023 Sustainability Report! In this post you’ll find an update about how 2023 went for Freesound in terms of sustainability, and also we’ll let you know about our … Continue reading

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New feature: map search

Hi everyone, We are happy to announce that we have just released a new feature that will allow you to display the results of a search query on a map. Under the “advanced search” settings panel, you’ll now find a … Continue reading

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2023 in numbers

Hi everyone, It happened again! Another year has passed so it is time to show you some statistics about last year’s Freesound activity. As usual, we start by showing some general statistics similar to those shown in previous years’ posts, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Freesound!

Hi everyone, We are very happy to announce that finally, after years of work, we are able to release the new Freesound user interface (UI) codenamed Beast Whoosh (or BW, or Freesound 3). It was early 2017 when we first … Continue reading

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Sustainability Report 2022

Dear Freesounders, Welcome to our 2022 Sustainability Report! Here we give an update on how 2022 went for Freesound in terms of sustainability, and present our plans for 2023. You’ll see that most of the information is very similar to … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Freed Hartman (24 April 1963 – 1 February 2023)

[Guest blog post by Riki Refaeli and David Talmor, Freed‘s family and friends] With great sorrow we part from Friedhelm Hans “Freed” Hartmann upon his tragic death, and provide this tribute to Freed and his many activities including his strong … Continue reading

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New user interface pre-release

Hi everyone, I know it has been a while since the last update regarding the new Beast Whoosh user interface that we’ve been working on for the last… 5 years already! Well, now we’re getting reaaaally close to the final … Continue reading

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Preserving the Sunset Editorial Sound Effects Library from the USC Archive

[Guest blog post by Craig Smith] The “SSE” sound effects come from the Sunset Editorial collection which was donated to USC Cinema in 1990. Sunset Editorial had a low-key history in Hollywood. Not a lot is known about them. This … Continue reading

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2022 in numbers

Hi everyone, 2023 is here and that means it is time for us to grab our year in numbers calculator and show you some statistics about last year’s Freesound activity. As usual, we start by showing some general statistics similar … Continue reading

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Wikimedia Sound Logo Contest

[Guest Blog post by Mehrdad Pourzaki, Lead Movement Communications Specialist at Wikimedia Foundation] Dear Freesounders, The Wikimedia Foundation, the global nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, including our audiovisual repository the Wikimedia Commons, is hosting a global contest … Continue reading

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