Feedback to an advanced project - The Freesound Explorer

Feedback to an advanced project - The Freesound Explorer
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#1

Dear Campers!

I decided to jump right into development with an open-source project.
Know we reached a milestone and I’d really appreciate some feedback that I can include in my thesis.

Please have a look at the Freesound Explorer
Here ist the 3 minute survey
You will find the source code and manual inside the info-tab of the app.

I know, this is not exactly a FCC project, but I am still a FCC student, it’s just that I had to take a headstart to finish my masters thesis on point. Afterwards I’ll start my tribute page, promise ^^
Hope I do not break any rules here.

Best! noVaSon


#2

@noVaSon as a musician and sound designer who has been using freesound for many years I was surprised to find your project here. As a student coder I am VERY IMPRESSED with your coding skills! I really enjoyed your site.

a suggestion:
move the ‘about’ section or add an explanation to the home page. When a new user comes to your site it’s not at all clear what they should do or why they should stay there. I think non-musicians would enjoy this too if they knew what it was and how to use it.

I’ve quickly browsed the tutorial (which I had to look for) but I’m still not clear on the purpose: If I have a freesound account can I download the samples I find here? Or is this just for the users to have some fun with the interface and 2D display.

This is really awesome and thank you for posting it here!!!


#3

Hi Karl!

Thanks for your feedback!

There is an issue to ad a guided tutorial for first-time visitors, we just did not start this.
Maybe it’s time…

Indeed, if you are logged into freesound via the logo in the upper right, you can batch-download selected sounds as zip archive including csv metadata. You can still explore freesound without an account but saving sessions will also not work.

I thaught it was a great example if anybody plans to build a react + redux app or something with flask backend.
It’s not only my project, I just dropped into this half a year ago. And: yes, this really boosted my coding skills, because I had a strong motivation to build something useful.

I’d recommend any open-source contributions for learning!
Best,
noVaSon