UPLOADING SOUNDS TO THE SOUNDCITIES MAP.

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1. If you create a new city, please add more than one sound to this city. It stops there being loads of cities with just one sound. I know it all takes time but for every new city please add minimum five sounds. I appreciate this.

2. Just label the city with one name for example: New York or Paris.

3. Prepare your sound as mp3s.

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SOUNDCITIES DATABASE: An online open source database of city sounds from around the world, that can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds. This is was the first online open source found sound database of city sounds. Soundmap by stanza. An online open source database of city sounds from around the world, that can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds. SOUNDCITIES GOOGLE MAP. The whole database is now integrated into google maps and google earth which includes geo data longitude and latitude and the name of the recording artist. You can travel around the world listen to the sounds. As you visit each city all the sounds appear. Each time you visit this page it takes you to a random city. soundcities by stanza. An online open source database of city sounds from around the world, that can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds.

OK LETS GET STARTED

RETURNING USER ----TO ADD A SOUND ----RETURNING USER ----

A- In bottom right of the map map it says "add a new sound "....click this.

B- Are you previously registered ie returning user. If so scroll down and get you user name.

C- Then click the city.

D- Add description. Then write a description.

E- Upload sound. Upload the sound ie paris_talk1.mp3

F- Then choose mood from the pull down, ie traffic or vocals etc.

G-Then press submit

H- Then move the sound to the right position on the map by clicking on you red sound and moving it to where it was recorded until you are happy with the position it is now in.

Some people have a problem moving the sound to the correct place.

First drag the triangle and if it doesn't end up where you want it to be click the X in the window that surrounds the sound. This will allow you to keep moving it, and you can also zoom in and out on the map. You can keep moving the sound until you are happy.

I- Then press continue and it done. Congratulations and thanks you have just uploaded a sound

NEW USER ---- TO ADD A SOUND ----NEW USER

A- In bottom right of the map page it says "add a new sound ". Click this

B- Have you added a sound here before? Go to NO and add you name and email.

Your name will appear. Next follow thes steps below.

C- Which City or create new city (remember just the city name please) OR if you are adding to a city that is already there just go to that city.

D- Add description. Then write a description. Drag The city to the correct place.

E- Upload sound. Upload the sound ie paris_talk1.mp3

F- Choose Mood. Then choose mood from the pull down, ie traffic or vocals etc .

G- Press Submit.

H- Move sounds on map to correct position by clicking on your sound (the red triangle) and moving it to where it was recorded or until you are happy with the position it is now in.

Sometimes people have a problem moving the sounds to the correct place. First drag the triangle and if it doesnt end up where you want it to be click the X in the window that surrounds the sound. This will allow you to keep moving it, and you can also zoom in and out on the map. You can keep mving the sound until you are happy.

I - Press continue and its done. Congratulations and thanks you have just uploaded a sound

Please repeat and add more sounds THANKS

ADDING A NEW CITY.

IF YOU ADD A NEW CITY IT WILL APPPEAR ON THE MAP AS A RED TRIANGLE. DRAG THIS TRIANGLE TO ITS CORRECT LOCATION .

Sometimes people have a problem moving a city to the correct place. First drag the triangle and if it doesnt end up where you want it to be click the X in the window that surrounds the sound. This will allow you to keep moving it, and you can also zoom in and out on the map. You can keep mving the city until you are happy it is where it should be.

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How to record sounds on your pc.

  • Attach your microphone to the Sound In port on the back of your . (It might have a picture of a microphone next to it.)

  • If your microphone has an On button, turn it on. Otherwise, refer to the instruction sheet that came with it.

  • Open the Sound Recorder. (Open the Start menu and choose Programs, then Accessories, Entertainment and, finally, Sound Recorder.)

  • From the Sound Recorder, click New.

  • To begin recording, click Record - the circle that appears at the right-hand side of the Sound Recorder.

  • When you are finished recording, click Stop - the square that appears directly to the left of the circle.

  • Use the Play, Rewind and Seek to End buttons to test your recording.

  • When you are satisfied, save your sound file using the Save As command in the File menu.

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Editing sounds on your pc.

Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Learn more about Audacity...

The latest release of Audacity is 1.3.9 (Beta). Because it is a work in progress and does not yet come with complete documentation or translations into different languages, it is recommended for more advanced users.

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