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Fantasy SFX - sparkles, "tinker-bell", etc.

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by NashvilleTechie, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. NashvilleTechie

    NashvilleTechie New Member

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    I'm three hours from loading in a beautiful Meyer M'elodie rig for a youth camp. I've got all the music I could ever need to keep these kids on their toes, but they're doing kind of a Peter Pan-esque theme for the drama acts this year, and I need a lot of sound effects to fit. I have the BBC library at my disposal, along with a few others, but they're so vast and unlabeled that I have no idea where to start; the stuff I have looked at is completely useless.

    If anyone knows where I can find what I need (think a mesh between the movie Hook and Disney's Peter Pan; evidently Peter Pan winds up being the bad guy), I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks!
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  2. Joshualangman

    Joshualangman Member

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    For some great fantasy sounds, search "chime tree" on freesound.org.
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    NashvilleTechie New Member

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    THANK YOU!!! You just saved my entire week!
  4. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team

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    For the future put SoundDogs.com in your favorites list. You are charged based on the length of the sound effect. Short little one second blips start around $3. You'll pay up around $20-$30 for a 2 minute long fully developed atmosphere (Which would take you hours of mixing multiple sound files to create). Yeah it's not free, but the quality is great and they always have what you need. I would much rather pay $5 for a sound effect than spend hours scouring the web for a free effect that ends up in okay quality, that may not be legal, and isn't quite the sound I really wanted.
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    Tex Active Member

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    Why would freesound.org not be legal?
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    It may be legal but they do not seem to be claiming that that the clips are legal, only limiting their liability, and there are numerous terms to the licensing. For example, there seem to be some constraints to maintain copyright notice and give credit to the original creator. I also believe that for any 'commercial' applications the license is limited to creating derivative works and prohibits use of any substantial portion of any clips without significant modification. And they apparently rely on the individuals providing content to have appropriate rights, I doubt they verify that the content provided is legal until there is some related claim or issue, for which they assign all liability to the party providing the clip.

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