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shank_ali

« on: February 17, 2009, 14:59 »
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So has anyone been listening to any new audio clips.
I am not an audio contributor but some of the poor spoken crap i just listened to makes me believe istock must of accepted every sound pushed onto their doorstep!
Who wants to hear a women faking a climax or a women leaving a message on an answer phone.
Who will pay to hear a man say..1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 or monday,tuesday,wednesday*fart* thursday,friday,saturday....
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 15:19 by shank_ali »


« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 16:22 »
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I really like what I heard in the techno - trance - dance style of music at Istock audio. But still there's not a lot of music right now. I don't think that the kind of audio u listened will become very popular. But still I don't know anything about that industry. Though I think that many dj's could get a lot of simple tracks there to use.

I know that if I listen to one complex techno track that I like, I would probably download it for my ipod touch LOL. I have many hope that it would be a good way to find new artist to listen one day. Even if it's commercial music

shank_ali

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 17:18 »
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Perhaps my opening comment was harsh but i solely based it on the 20 spoken clips i heard from 3 contributors!
The audio collection will grow quickly and as with  photos,videos and vectors alot will remained unsold.
The nature of beast i'm afraid but it does not detract the contributor from uploading there work for the masses in the hope of sales.

« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 17:29 »
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shank_ali

« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 02:11 »
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I think those things will sell. Especially the woman faking climax ;D
You can hear my two tracks:

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8434503-cosmic-dream.php?id=8434503

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8216515-piano-theme-130bpm-loopable.php?id=8216515



nice music.
Now we need to hear a male faking a climax  :o

« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 12:01 »
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I think those things will sell. Especially the woman faking climax ;D
You can hear my two tracks:

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8434503-cosmic-dream.php?id=8434503

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8216515-piano-theme-130bpm-loopable.php?id=8216515



Yes great find... Techno rush, lasers, smoke everywhere and light sticks LOL

« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 04:25 »
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I've just have a download  with 6,70$ commission for a music composed 20 years ago.
this one: http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=7176949


shank_ali

« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 15:10 »
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I've just have a download  with 6,70$ commission for a music composed 20 years ago.
this one: http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=7176949



Congrats
.Made me want a pee though. ;D

« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009, 23:32 »
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Just browsing quickly and found a couple great techno song LOL. I would never imagine to look on Istock to hear music.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//7505105-happiness.php?id=7505105

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8572009-power-dance.php?id=8572009

 ;D

« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009, 10:57 »
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I just sold an electro rock song I made 2 years ago...7 U$

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//6164806-electric-modern-rock-track.php?id=6164806


any comments will be very welcome !

« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2009, 10:32 »
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I just sold an electro rock song I made 2 years ago...7 U$

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//6164806-electric-modern-rock-track.php?id=6164806


any comments will be very welcome !

Good drums and guitar, nice "big" sound, congrats

« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 17:49 »
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I think those things will sell. Especially the woman faking climax ;D
Yup, it's my best selling audio already!

« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2009, 08:57 »
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Wooo! I just sold one of my two audio clips! I earned $4,2 :D

« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2009, 12:41 »
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Just browsing quickly and found a couple great techno song LOL. I would never imagine to look on Istock to hear music.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//7505105-happiness.php?id=7505105

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8572009-power-dance.php?id=8572009

 ;D


Both of these are great. Personally, I prefer the first one, but I can't understand why it only costs 2 credits?? Most of the other full tracks are 25 credits - 2 credits for that track seems a bargain?!

« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2009, 12:48 »
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I saw that file costs only 2 credits and I reported it to admins. They said it will be fixed. I wrote to author of the clip as well to inform him about it.

« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2009, 12:52 »
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Wooo! I just sold one of my two audio clips! I earned $4,2 :D

Congratulations! Great piece! To others as well, it is good to see so many multitalented people on our forum. :)

« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2009, 13:15 »
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I saw that file costs only 2 credits and I reported it to admins. They said it will be fixed. I wrote to author of the clip as well to inform him about it.

Thanks whitechild - did seem odd that it was so cheap  ;D

« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2009, 14:03 »
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Just browsing quickly and found a couple great techno song LOL. I would never imagine to look on Istock to hear music.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//7505105-happiness.php?id=7505105

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup//8572009-power-dance.php?id=8572009

 ;D


Both of these are great. Personally, I prefer the first one, but I can't understand why it only costs 2 credits?? Most of the other full tracks are 25 credits - 2 credits for that track seems a bargain?!
Me neither. It seem to be a complex issue. It's like how much different sound or notes there is. Weird! I think I saw others like this who wasn't really basic at 2 credits

« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2009, 16:58 »
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Maybe I didn't explain clearly. IS admin told me it was an error. He told me that song should cost much more, and promised me they will fix it. So, it's just a mistake.

« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 12:56 »
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I sold my whole audio portfolio! I mean...both files ;D
From these two downloads I earned $10.45

« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2009, 17:27 »
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My application was rejected because my audio files "suffer from file compression artifacts".

These are sounds recorded in my camera, extracted with AoA and edited with Wavosaur.  The requirements for 16bit, 48 or 44kHz are respected in all these steps.  Where can be this compression?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2009, 18:47 »
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Adelaide,
I guess the term compression here doesn't mean file compression. It means audio compression I guess. For example, if you have some audio file that has very quiet and very loud parts, you will have to lower the levels of loud parts and to raise volume of quiet parts for audio to become pleasing to the ear. But if you overdo it, if you decrease volume of loud parts too much, you will get a distortion. The result will be heard as too compressed volume with distorted sound.
Most people don't notice this unless it's too obvious, but many cameras and other devices make distortion while recording.
At least, that's what I think reviewers call "compression artifact".

Compression artifacts of compressed file formats (like mp3) is something else. It is noticeable in high frequencies (hi-hats for example) like distorted sound due to cutting of high frequencies. Sometimes in mp3 files you can hear hi-hats sound kinda empty, with some strange, unnatural hiss. That is a consequence of file compression.

« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2009, 19:33 »
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My application was rejected because my audio files "suffer from file compression artifacts".

These are sounds recorded in my camera, extracted with AoA and edited with Wavosaur.  The requirements for 16bit, 48 or 44kHz are respected in all these steps.  Where can be this compression?

Regards,
Adelaide

I'm not sure if the audio quality coming from a camera would be suitable to be sold as stock unless its attached to video(then again, someone here might prove me wrong on that  :)). The Analog to digital converters in a camera are probably not the best. Also the signal to noise ratio might be pretty high. I haven't heard your track but if you had to do a lot of tweaking in your audio editor to clean up the noise that might produce "artifacts". (Whitechild) has it right with over compressed sound being really noticeable in the high freq. kind of squashed jittery sound. Its been a while for me but I believe de-noisers and some of the other cleaning plugins work by compressing certain frequencies which might cause compression artifacts as well. I would be glad to give it a listen and give a more detailed explanation if there are in fact problems but you would have to email me a clip.

« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2009, 20:13 »
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whitechild and cdwheatley,

Thanks for your replies.  I was wondering if the camera sound would be good.  To minimize influence of the ambient sound, I recorded clips late in the night and with the windows and curtains closed, except for one of the sound files (our lovebirds singing).

Here is one that should be the "cleanest". 
http://us.share.geocities.com/adelaide.geo/alarme10sec.wav
I did some editing in fact, first to crop it from the original 1min recording, then using one or two filters in Wavosaur that apparently did very little to the file (given the histogram or whatever that thing is called).

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2009, 20:32 »
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whitechild and cdwheatley,

Thanks for your replies.  I was wondering if the camera sound would be good.  To minimize influence of the ambient sound, I recorded clips late in the night and with the windows and curtains closed, except for one of the sound files (our lovebirds singing).

Here is one that should be the "cleanest". 
http://us.share.geocities.com/adelaide.geo/alarme10sec.wav
I did some editing in fact, first to crop it from the original 1min recording, then using one or two filters in Wavosaur that apparently did very little to the file (given the histogram or whatever that thing is called).

Regards,
Adelaide


Yea...unfortunately the noise floor is to high. I was afraid the mic quality and built in amp might be an issue. There is also a dull ringing sound in the background.  You need to have a decent pre-amp to get the recording loud enough without creating too much noise in the background or record it in an isolation booth... haha...kind of like a lightbox for doing isolations with audio. Mic's will pick up everything and amplify it, computers fans, street noise, refrigerator, AC unit etc.. You can try to make a make shift isolation booth using some stuff lying around the house or dedicate a closet. There are also a bunch of portable little recorders on the market that do a pretty good job with sound quality, so I've heard. If I was in your situation I would try the closet thing and make sure there is plenty of stuff in there to deaden the sound, you don't want a reflective room. You can always add a little reverb/room in Software later. Hope that helps.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 20:34 by cdwheatley »


 

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