here's another one:
+ Easy to navigate thematic organization
+ Curated generally useful incidental sounds
+ Free commercial use, provided not main focus (full license)
- relatively small collection (a couple of thousand sounds in my estimation)
Found a solution:
I located the ~/Library/Application Support/Soundminer/Spotting folder and replaced all the OLD FX DRIVE PATHS with "NEW DRIVE NAME" with textwrangler on all relevant smpotting.xxx files. My lists with all relevant selections are back!
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Field Recording Databases
Freesound >> http://freesound.org/ (added by yunque)
+ Search by license, format, bitrate, sample rate, tags, etc.
+ Open project, user-based (can search similar sounds recorded by the same person).
- Variable quality.
British Library ...
I think for sound design elements (very basic things like a low thud, tool clutter, cork pop) it is good to give files a rudimentary searchable name. For finished sound effects with many elements you might want to add terms to the name or give it tags. Personally I would love to be independent of metadata. My library is still a work in progress. The most ...