Background sound needed: Party, voices

17 Apr 2008 - 2:19am
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stauciuc
2006

Hi all,

I could use a (reasonably long) background sound of people talking - the
atmosphere of a social gathering or something like that.
Does anyone have good pointers as to where to search?

Thanks,
Sebi

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

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17 Apr 2008 - 4:49am
Alexander Baxevanis
2007

Take a look at the freesound website: http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/

Most of their samples are quite short but you can also find longer
ones like this:
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=18021

Unfortunately the browsing/search experience is pretty horrendous -
and they require (free) registration in order to download a sample in
MP3 format, but you can (re)use all samples for free under a Creative
Commons license.

Good luck,
Alex

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I could use a (reasonably long) background sound of people talking - the
> atmosphere of a social gathering or something like that.
> Does anyone have good pointers as to where to search?
>
> Thanks,
> Sebi
>
> --
> Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
> http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/
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18 Apr 2008 - 1:20am
stauciuc
2006

Hi Alexander,
It wasn't easy, but I did manage to find what I needed. Thanks!
At http://www.soundrangers.com/ (thanks Jeff), I could find something good
within 2-3 minutes, but in the end I went for the free one, which also
suited me better. Talk about appreciating usability!

Sebi

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Alexander Baxevanis <
alex.baxevanis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Take a look at the freesound website: http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/
>
> Most of their samples are quite short but you can also find longer
> ones like this:
> http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=18021
>
> Unfortunately the browsing/search experience is pretty horrendous -
> and they require (free) registration in order to download a sample in
> MP3 format, but you can (re)use all samples for free under a Creative
> Commons license.
>
> Good luck,
> Alex
>
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I could use a (reasonably long) background sound of people talking -
> the
> > atmosphere of a social gathering or something like that.
> > Does anyone have good pointers as to where to search?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Sebi
> >
> > --
> > Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
> > http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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> >
>

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http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

25 Apr 2008 - 5:38am
Marco
2008

Hello Sebi,

You already managed to find a solution, but I'd still like to offer you my
two cents ;-). I think the term that you are looking for is soundscapes. If
you google soundscapes people
talking,<http://www.google.com/search?q=soundscape+people+talking>you'd
find something like this:
http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/display/sounds.cfm/sound_group_iid.185
or this:
http://www.loopsound.com/catalog/Soundscapes-orderby0-p-1-c-21.html
They're not free though, but at $8.99 per sample it's not too expensive.

But it depends on what you want to achieve. If you do not need or want
understandable speech then there is an easy way to create speech-like
soundscapes (if I remember it correctly):

1. Record a few people talking
2. Reverse the recording
3. Play the reversed recording several times at random intervals (so
they'll overlap) and record the result.

Kind regards,
Marco

2008/4/18 Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com>:

> Hi Alexander,
> It wasn't easy, but I did manage to find what I needed. Thanks!
> At http://www.soundrangers.com/ (thanks Jeff), I could find something good
> within 2-3 minutes, but in the end I went for the free one, which also
> suited me better. Talk about appreciating usability!
>
> Sebi
>

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