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Sound Logo

Below is an audio collaboration page, intended to be a place to work with others to find or create a collection of sound recordings that could be useful for constructing a sound logo for Wikimedia. Many recordings below come from Freesound.org and have been clearly released as CC0/public domain on the site. It's also good to find audio that is already on Wikimedia Commons that is dedicated by someone as their “Own Work”.

Please feel free to edit your ideas, themes, examples, audio and anything else below.

Themes and ideas of what the logo could represent are in one column. The next column describes examples of what corresponding sounds could be used to show the themes, while the final columns are high-quality, CC0 or public domain audio recordings. You can play multiple recordings at once to get a sense of what feelings can be communicated by mixing sounds together.

Themes, Ideas and Sounds[edit]

Idea, Theme Examples Sound Sound Sound
Puzzle locking, mechanical clicking
Padlock click
Padlock click
padlock click
Lock click
Karabiner click
Enlightenment gong, bell, ding, spark Gallery of gongs Gallery of Ghana bells
Gong
Hiroshima peace bell
Ghanta
cowbells
Typewriter ding
Gallery of Glockenspiel sounds
Grandfather clock chime
Flow Rivers, streams, fluids
Stream
Stream
Crowd Noisy outdoor crowd, clapping crowd, voices
Crowd
Crowd
Applause
Applause
Geography Gravel under boots, commuter jet, commuter train,
Subway train
Literature Pages flipping in a book, books, typing
Typing
Gallery of sounds of pages turning
Education markers, chalkboard,
Permanent marker
Chalk on chalkboard
Math science beeps (sputnik), camera shutter release
Sputnik
Camera shutter
Gallery of achemical elements
Sport Race cars, basketball dribbling, shoes on gymnasium squeak, scoreboard buzz, Referee whistle
Referee whistle
History Clock ticking,
Clock ticking
General ambience Campfires, forests, deserts, wind Gallery of Ambience
Biology Heartbeats, cricket chirp
Heartbeat
Art Music
Connections Forming
Knowledge Growing
Question & Answer
Trusted Information
Free & Open knowledge


Possible combinations[edit]

Note: play all sounds at once to hear a combined sound.

Combination 1[edit]

The idea here is crowd + typing = enlightenment

Mediawiki audio markup[edit]

Tools[edit]

Freely licensed (libre) and free from cost (gratis)[edit]

  • Audacity - libre audio editing software
  • MilkyTracker - libre tracker software (good for waveform editing)
  • MuseScore - free and open-source scorewriter software
  • Spek - spectrogram viewer, for visually comparing audio files

Free from cost (gratis), not freely licensed (libre)[edit]

  • OnlineSequencer — helpful for playing with note intervals (only 12-semitone equal temperament supported, however)
    • Web browser
  • Waveform / Tracktion — few limitations to think of. Potentially too simple for advanced users but advanced users would likely already have their own preferred platform...simple to use but advanced sounds
    • Linux, macOS, Windows
  • Pro Tools First — Intro to industry standard; 16 track limit (likely not not relevant in the context of the sound logo contest)
    • Windows
  • Cubase LE — Limited track capacity
    • Android smartphone, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, other tablets
  • Ableton Live Lite — Easy sampling + midi; 8 track limit (likely not not relevant in the context of the sound logo contest)
    • Windows

See also[edit]

Collaboration[edit]

Didn't find the sound you need?[edit]

Add your name here and describe what kind of sound you're looking for. Someone may be able to help you record the sound.

  • MKaur- Sound of water droplet and gentle drizzle sound
  • Add your name

Help record sounds[edit]

Can you record a sound and upload it to Wikimedia Commons under a CC0 license? Please add your name here and any details about the type of sound recording you can make.

  • Add your name

Thinking about a different theme? Different sound concepts?[edit]

If you have a different theme you're thinking about, please share. What is your prompt and what does it feel like? What would it sound like? We'd love to hear from you.

  • Add theme or concept here