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DKK 11,140 pledged of DKK 60,000 goal
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About this project

We want to assist small game developers, film producers and other similar people who need sound for their projects. We will do this by creating a free large online sound library exclusively with quality sound effects and music. 

Compared to other free sound libraries we want to make DownloadFreeSound a place with only the highest quality of sounds as well as make it easy to browse through these sound files with an intuitive and user friendly website. Also we do not want to spoil the site with intrusive ads. 

DownloadFreeSound is about helping everyone getting great free sound effects and music for their projects.

It is our main goal to make a website with an advanced tag searching system, where each sound will have clickable tags and extensive metadata that will set us apart from other sound libraries. 

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The search engine is intelligent because it learns and improves over time from your searches. Finding the right sound effect can sometimes be difficult since you do not always know exactly what you are looking for. We are going to make a search engine which takes notice of which sounds are giving our users the most trouble, and then presenting the users with the sounds they are really looking for. We will also use our experiences as professional sound designers, with countless hours of sound searching, to improve the search system. 

In addition to this our users will be presented with great alternatives for sound effects, that they have not even thought of to begin with. Thus making their projects fulfill their true potential. 

Basically our intelligent search system will make it quick and easy for you to find the exact sounds you need, everytime. 

DKK 60,000 ≈ $10,270: Website and 2000 sound effects
If we achieve our main goal, we will develop our website and have more than 2000 sound effects that you freely will be able to use for your next project and until the end of time. We will also be able to record the SFXs with rented specialized recording equipment and have them ready when we go live. 

DKK 80,000 ≈ $13,700: Recording equipment and 3000 sound effects
This will make us able to buy a lot of the best recording equipment. 1000 more sound effects will be available at launch because of the advantages of having our own equipment.

DKK 100,000 ≈ $16,830: Stereo recording microphones and 4000 sound effects
If we reach this goal we will be able to invest in a pair of perfectly matched stereo microphones of our own which will greatly benefit your projects. It will make the explosion from a canon seem like you were there yourself. 

DKK 120,000 ≈ $20,500: User uploads and 5000 sound effects
This is our dream budget! Now all our users will be able to share their own sound effects. We will of course validate each users sound quality to ensure that it will live up the DownloadFreeSound standard.   

More than DKK 120,000?
If we get more than DKK 120,000 we will spend it all on creating an even bigger library with more sound effects and music.

Besides using DownloadFreeSound as your sound library, you will also be able to propose new categories of sounds and help us decide what the next sound effect update should contain.

You can also hire us at advantageous prices to help you create eventual specific special sounds for your project. No task is too small or large and we will make sure to create engaging and immersive sounds for your project. 

This image shows which categories and number of sounds we will upload when launching the website in February 2015 if we reach our primary goal DKK 60,000 ≈ $10,270.

Since our vision is to deliver free (also royalty free) sound, we want to keep the site running by having ads on the site. We want these ads to be relevant to the industry and non-intrusive, and they will not interfere with our vision of making the site really user friendly and a great professional tool to use. 

We are three professional sound designers from Denmark. We run AudioNation, a sound design company which specializes in audio for films, games and commercials. 

Morten, Troels & Rune
Morten, Troels & Rune

Watch and hear some of our projects: 

Mighty Antlers

Marco Macaco

1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg 
Play it for free on http://www.1916.dadiugames.dk/

 Or check out our YouTube channel.

  • A free sound library exclusively with high quality sound effects and music.
  • An intuitive and user friendly website.
  • An intelligent tag searching system to help you quickly find the exact sounds you need.
  • Forum; talk and discuss the aspects of great sound.
  • Possibility to request and pay for specific sound design for projects.
  • An easy backend allowing us to focus on recording and designing sound.

To make this a reality we need your support. Help us make a high quality sound library that will continue to grow. Thanks for stopping by and please share the campaign if you like. 

If you like, please join our Facebook page for updates.

Kindest regards,

The team of DownloadFreeSound.com

The Official DownloadFreeSound T-shirt
The Official DownloadFreeSound T-shirt
PayPal will be added as soon as we reach our first goal.
PayPal will be added as soon as we reach our first goal.
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Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge is getting the website as intuitive and user friendly as possible, and to make sure the search engine works as intended. By using search engines in our everyday work will make sure that it will be thoroughly tested.

Another challenge is to have the recording and design of the huge number of sound effects ready on release. Although we don't see this as a serious threat, since this is the very reason we are doing this kickstarter and something we have a huge passion for.

Also there is a challenge with organising time among our other tasks that our company has to oversee. We are aware of this and have already decided that DownloadFreeSound will be assigned dedicated time every week to answer mails, make requests and of course to upload a lot of new cool sounds and music.

We need to keep recording, designing and uploading sounds to the site in the future but that is really a great thing we are all looking forward to. Our biggest challenge will be to attract more and more users to our website and make them come back. We have a strong belief in our concept. We belief that we can make a better free online sound library.

However, we face a marketing challenge in order to spread the word to the whole world. If our campaign succeeds, we will already have a large group of people who will be not only our customers/users but also our ambassadors in helping us to spread the word. In due course, we will also make sure that we are present on important and relevant media in order to be visible to large groups of people in our target audience.

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FAQ

  • Yes. But you will get the SFX’s tailored for you specific need.

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  • We believe that ads can have a place on the World Wide Web, but some take it to the extremes with popups and new window. This we insure you will not happen on DownloadFreeSound. It is meant to be a tool and it is only a tool as long as it is useful.

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  • At first we will make the website work with our own sounds, but we strive to let you upload your own sounds.

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  • Yes you can, but only after the first goal is reached.

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  • Yes, all files will be available in both MP3 (44,1 kHz – 16 bit) and WAV (48 kHz – 24 bit).

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  • Yes, all the ambience and environment sounds, which are created for games, will be able to loop flawlessly in order to compliment the landscape you are creating.

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  • Yes, but only for us to send you our newsletter with the latest additions to the library, tips on making great sound work in your project and eventual great deals on sound equipment. You can unsubscribe this newsletter if you want and still be a full fledges member of DownloadFreeSound.
    And of course we promise we won't misuse your information’s in any way.

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  • Yes, we want to listen to our users and make videos about the most often asked questions. It is our goal to help you make the most out of our sounds.

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  • To compete with other professional sound libraries we will continually keep recording, designing and uploading sounds. We haven't got a final number but believe that a great sound library should at least contain 20,000 sound effects.

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  • We plan to record most of the sound ourselves but we will also seek the help of other sound designers to help with location specific sounds and other more unique sounds.

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  • We get this question a lot since our project apparently seems to be too good to be true. But we genuinely believe that it is possible to make the site running with only light advertisement, such as banners. We hope to generate an enormous amount of traffic, which should make this model profitable.
    This is a project we ourselves want as a tool for our professional daily work with sound design. Therefore it must not be disruptive in any way.

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    #1: The Sound Library

    You will recieve the best free online sound library. Donate and help us make our vision come true ≈ $2.

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