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« on: April 15, 2008, 03:28 »
I dont think there's been a thread about this here yet, so Ill start one.
For those who dont know, on april fools day, bitter started a thread called "? ? ? ? ?", and put just an image of a speaker. The next day the thread was deleted. To me, this is either a cruel april fools joke (surely not!) or theyre adding sound soon and thought a hint would be funny (as it was). Id go with the second explanation. Im curious what you all think about this? Any guesses as to what type of sound theyd sell- loops, music, sound effects? Interesting times, for sure.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2008, 04:04 by timburton »

« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 04:06 »
Well, I hope they do it.  Although I have a feeling it was an April Fools thing.

I did my A Levels in Music Technology, and have most of the gear to produce high quality sound effects (wouldn't involve me buying too much more kit, and I have access to lots of musicians!)

I'm seriously thinking about aquiring the gear now actually, perhaps even booking my schools old recording studio one evening and creating a few hundred effects ready to go.


« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 04:16 »
Getty already have an istock type audio site called Pump Audio

« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 04:20 »
Isnt pump audio now attached to getty's site? I wonder if it could be combined with istock or if they plan on making a completely new audio section for istock?

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 04:24 »
Pump Audio is connected to Getty (owned by them) but last time I looked it seemed to be mostly music.  Perhaps I'll investigate them a bit more.  Last time I looked they told me they weren't accepting new contributors, perhaps they've opened it up again?

« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 04:26 »
Just checked, they are just for music, not sound effects.

« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 04:42 »
The whole thing can be full of potential problems, not the least of which would be if they adopted the same policy to presets and generators as they they did to Motion and After Effects on the video side.

« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 05:21 »
Well of course they have to take a certain stand against presets, but it depends how far they go.  For instance I have a load of my own "presets" from my studies that I could load up into Logic Audio and get fairly unique results from.  But of course, there are only so many ways to manipulate a sine or cos wave, and you're going to get repetition between people!


« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 09:36 »
Stock audio would be most interesting.  I wonder if, with the video bandwidth needs as well, if adding stock audio might start to stress their servers?

« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 10:36 »
I would think that if they opened iStockAudio then they would invest in a substancial amount of servers.

Although I have sound effect files that are smaller than some of my photo files.



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