Idea Pool for A New Crowdsourced Library

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What crowdsource library would you like to contribute to?

Room Tones
1
4%
Gears (clocks, pulleys, cranks, etc.)
7
30%
Pneumatics and Servos
2
9%
Still Life (quite, occupied spaces)
4
17%
Forests
6
26%
IRs
3
13%
 
Total votes: 23

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Idea Pool for A New Crowdsourced Library

Post by MikeQuell » March 21st, 2014, 7:49 pm

UPDATE: I will try and update the poll list with what everyone is suggesting in the thread. The poll only supports so many potential answers so I will need to swap out suggestions that are looking less desirable as we go.

Thought I would start a post to circulating ideas for a new community library. I'm all for trying to record really exotic and less obtainable sounds but it will drastically reduce the contribution level and probably make the library suffer in quality overall. I've posted some of the ideas I've had for libraries below. What would you like to see our community put together? What would interest you and make you want to go out and record?
  • Ambience 2.0
  • Burps and Farts
  • Dogs
  • Door creaks
  • Foliage (tree, bush, and branch movements)
  • Footsteps
  • Gears (clocks, pulleys, ratchets, cranks, etc.)
  • Glass
  • Gore (vegetables and other objects to simulate gory sounds like blood dripping and bones breaking)
  • Machine drones and idles (elevators, generators, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Planes and Helicopters
  • Pneumatic (chairs moving up and down, air brakes, hydraulic windows in cars, etc.)
  • Robots and Servos (electric toothbrush, dentist equipment, cameras, etc.)
  • Trains (subways, steam locomotive, elevated people movers, and all of the above)
  • Whooshes
If you have a particular idea you think would work well for a crowdsource library please share it!

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Re: Idea Pool for A New Crowdsourced Library

Post by Michael_Kpow » March 21st, 2014, 8:19 pm

My favorites would be:

1. Robots and Servos
2. Gore
3. Foliage

In that order. Can't wait to see other suggestions, but lets do robots and servos!

Thanks for kicking off another one Mike

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Post by joe_griffin » March 21st, 2014, 9:17 pm

Well, I think trains would be cool, but that's partly because I live in Chicago and could have fun going around and doing more El recordings.

I do have a couple cool recordings of old dental equipment that belonged to my dad.

Honestly, any of those would be very cool, though if I find I've got a stronger opinion I'll chime back in.

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Post by insomaniac » March 22nd, 2014, 1:03 am

Trains, Robots and Servos, and Machine Drones all sound like a ton of fun!

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Post by rene_coronado » March 22nd, 2014, 9:38 am

I'm way into the glass and foliage ideas.

Lots of the rest of the list really has tons of coverage in the marketplace already, but the number of excellent glass and foliage libraries are much smaller.

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Post by samueljustice » March 22nd, 2014, 3:06 pm

I would love to see more libraries with different perspectives - off axis, 3-5meters away from source but I think the power of crowd sourced stuff comes from the fact everyone is at different ends of the world. Sure we could all go and record doors etc, but we really should take advantage of this distance and difference in locale which is why the ambience lib was so interesting.

What would be cool (IMO) would be
*Sirens/Alarms from around the world
*Birdlife and fauna
*Trains/Machinery

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Re: Idea Pool for A New Crowdsourced Library

Post by kaiwolf26 » March 22nd, 2014, 6:41 pm

I'd really like to see a world walla library. It's super hard to find walla libraries as it is, and even harder to find things in the right languages.

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Post by joe_griffin » March 22nd, 2014, 11:43 pm

kaiwolf26 wrote:I'd really like to see a world walla library. It's super hard to find walla libraries as it is, and even harder to find things in the right languages.
That's a cool idea.

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Re: Idea Pool for A New Crowdsourced Library

Post by samueljustice » March 23rd, 2014, 3:47 am

kaiwolf26 wrote:I'd really like to see a world walla library. It's super hard to find walla libraries as it is, and even harder to find things in the right languages.
+1, fantastic idea

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Post by JackMenhorn » March 23rd, 2014, 10:12 am

These are all wonderful suggestions from many people I super respect and would love to be a part of any of them. I really dig the glass and walla ideas tho. :ugeek:

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