BaseHead Community Sourced SFX Library
So we are playing with the idea of making a Free, but curated with quality controlled, SFX CloudPack Based library included in BaseHead that is 100% Free for any BH user that contributes something to it also!
I personally have over a 1,000+ files I have Designed and Recorded over my 20+ year career that are cut tight and ready to go that I am willing to will toss into the library pool if others are down to contribute their custom made or recorded sounds as well.
See this post for more info and and reply there if you will like to contribute also.
BUT make sure to vote it up here also so we can gauge the interest with this feature also. 😉
- What's the difference in my access if I contribute just one individual sound versus you contributing over a thousand? Seems like the folks who contribute the most should get the most benefit, but also the people who would have the most use for this library are actually the folks with the least to contribute (ie: New sound designers).
I believe this is more of a "who would like to help out" kind of thing and not for people to upload to gain benefits. If you don't feel donating sounds is for you that is fine. It is more to give newcomers a starting point and maybe have your company listed as one of the sound providers. Steve would have to fill in more details.
- More importantly, what safeguards prevent it becoming Freesound, where more-than-infrequently, stuff people haven't created themselves gets uploaded? I would be hesitant to use anything in it unless there was some kind of guarantee that I wasn't gonna suddenly get hit with an copyright claim or something. Surely, there's not enough time in the world to spot check several thousand single wavs for copyright abuse, if this becomes a very popular feature?
Can never stop people uploading but from what I gather, this wouldn't be a "free for all" upload fest for users to upload anything they like. It would be a curated selection from more known users or "trusted users", the aim isn't for a fully featured free library.
- How do we handle organization? A hit-list of "Desired sounds"? Otherwise we'll probably get 50,000 kitchen drawers and bedroom doors closing lol. Will metadata / record format be standardized?
That would be done by the users who will be donating their sounds and possibly cleaned up by us. Of course metadata will be included as this is the whole idea, but i'd probably lower your expectation of 50,000 kitchen draws as being possible. Again, this won't be an unlimited free resource, just a getting started resource to give new users something to work with.