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Old 25-07-2016, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Here's the link -> samplefocus.com

Essentially its like YouTube for audio samples. Originally created because I had a massively unorganized sample library on my own hard drive, I though there must be a better way. The sounds are organized fairly meticulously using categories and tags.

It's really not quite optimized for touch devices since you preview sounds using mouse hover, so I apologize for mobile users in advance.

I would love your honest feedback!

Is this something you would consistently use?

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Old 25-07-2016, 07:38 PM   #2
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Looks nice and seems to partially work. A few samples at the bottom of the page would'nt play when hovering over them.
Good web design.

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Old 25-07-2016, 07:42 PM   #3
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very well designed, and FAST

i use an old lappie for browsing. i guess you dont use all those asshole .js shit that bogs stuff down

neatly done man. bookmarked and adblock deactivated, good work needs moneys

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Old 25-07-2016, 07:44 PM   #4
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p.s. if you search for "english horn" it gives an empty result

maybe because of the space between terms
maybe because there is none and the feedback is missing (like, "you hit missingno3, try again later, you fucking cunt")

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Old 25-07-2016, 11:36 PM   #5
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p.s. if you search for "english horn" it gives an empty result

maybe because of the space between terms
maybe because there is none and the feedback is missing (like, "you hit missingno3, try again later, you fucking cunt")
Good feedback! I changed the the result of an empty search result so it makes more sense.
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Old 26-07-2016, 02:08 AM   #6
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This is actually really cool. The UI is really nice and organized and the sounds I've found so far are pretty mint.

Just a few things I wanna say, though.
1) Are the samples royalty free? I know the FAQ said the sounds are free but it's just some legality issues to think about, I guess.

2) The playback is a little wonky, imo. I would hover my mouse over the sounds and it would take like a minute or two until it would actually play. Then, when you click on the sample and try to check it out by itself, it seems really screwy. Perhaps you could work on that little more.

I do like the site though, I'll probbly end up using it more in the future

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Old 26-07-2016, 03:30 PM   #7
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i use an old lappie for browsing. i guess you dont use all those asshole .js shit that bogs stuff down
Ironically, these it's the JavaScript that makes things so snappy

Looks cool OP.
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Old 26-07-2016, 04:19 PM   #8
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Ironically, these it's the JavaScript that makes things so snappy

Looks cool OP.
is it the same mechanism that makes your grammar suck so bad?

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Old 27-07-2016, 12:58 AM   #9
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is it the same mechanism that makes your grammar suck so bad?
I think it's the same as your punctuation.
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Old 27-07-2016, 03:47 PM   #10
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1) Are the samples royalty free? I know the FAQ said the sounds are free but it's just some legality issues to think about, I guess.

2) The playback is a little wonky, imo. I would hover my mouse over the sounds and it would take like a minute or two until it would actually play. Then, when you click on the sample and try to check it out by itself, it seems really screwy. Perhaps you could work on that little more.
Thanks for the questions!

1) The intent here is that users do not upload copyrighted samples, I will make that more clear. There is an approval step before samples are published but as with any user generated content site there is never a 100% guarantee that the sound is legal.

2) Great feedback! Some sounds take a longer to load than others which is I think what you experienced. I'm curious about what you mean about when you click on a sample. Could you elaborate? What seems screwy?

Again all these comments are gold so thanks in advance
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Old 30-07-2016, 03:35 AM   #11
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1) The intent here is that users do not upload copyrighted samples, I will make that more clear. There is an approval step before samples are published but as with any user generated content site there is never a 100% guarantee that the sound is legal.
Yeah this is a problem because all current audio recordings are copyrighted.

You need users to agree that they have license to distribute the sample in its current form. They must also be able to indicate the license which they are distributing the sample under (e.g. a Creative Commons, MIT, GPL, all rights reserved etc).

In 2016, it's not enough for a tech provider to say "We don't intend for users to do illegal things." If you don't get on top of this stuff from the very beginning, you're SoundCloud.

If you haven't already bought some legal advice, you really should.
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Old 30-07-2016, 06:49 AM   #12
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2) Great feedback! Some sounds take a longer to load than others which is I think what you experienced. I'm curious about what you mean about when you click on a sample. Could you elaborate? What seems screwy?
It's hard to explain. Basically, when I hover my mouse over the sample, it works like a charm but when I actually click on the sample to view the whole thing, the playback when viewing the whole sample gets wonky. There's no play or pause button so it gets kind of weird.

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Yeah this is a problem because all current audio recordings are copyrighted.

You need users to agree that they have license to distribute the sample in its current form. They must also be able to indicate the license which they are distributing the sample under (e.g. a Creative Commons, MIT, GPL, all rights reserved etc).

In 2016, it's not enough for a tech provider to say "We don't intend for users to do illegal things." If you don't get on top of this stuff from the very beginning, you're SoundCloud.

If you haven't already bought some legal advice, you really should.

What Jaded said is correct. The idea of a site that shares user-created samples can work, sites like Looperman and Freesound exist. You just need to make sure that the people sharing their own samples need to understand that their samples will be royalty free 100%, and that it is their own sample that they're sharing and not somebody else's work.

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Old 31-07-2016, 02:18 AM   #13
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wow this looks amazing. this is something as an artist i could really see my self utilizing. seems like freesound but really geared towards music production which is something i wish existed. just requested a beta too

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Old 31-07-2016, 02:04 PM   #14
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it looks really great but I just wish there were more sounds on there
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Old 31-07-2016, 02:14 PM   #15
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you fixed the nil result search. your "no results found" site didnt insult me tho.

odd thing: if you bookmark it in google chrome (ctrl-d), the title is empty. if i bookmark anything, theres a fuckton of text there which i usually delete since i got to know the favicon so i dont need no text.

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Old 01-08-2016, 03:15 AM   #16
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omg.. thank you.


I've been waiting to abandon freesound for a long time. They haven't changed the cumbersome process of downloading samples in like 10 years.

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Old 29-08-2016, 03:49 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the feedback everyone!

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I can't seem to replicate that bookmark bug...

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you're absolutely right. I've added some more clarifications to the site and definitely intend to make clear this isn't a site about piracy
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Old 29-08-2016, 06:41 PM   #18
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Looks pretty cool! Nice design too. I just signed up for the beta. LET ME IN!
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Fellow Web Developer by day here, let me in pretty please.



This site is just one of those things that's gonna be a success,
unless the chinese make a cheaper one.
At least they're on another internet
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:41 PM   #20
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Well this is awesome. I see huge potential in something like this as well. People could create their own sample packs and charge a price, you get a cut of the price, everyone is happy.

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