I am super excited to announce a new cloud server for FreeToUseSounds that makes it easy for you to download all files that are published on the Website, on Bandcamp and in the new category “Single Sounds” with just one click for one “Coffee” or two :)!
Everything is still the same! With your donation, all sounds are license-free, royalty-free and you don’t need to give us any credit as a thank you for all your support that makes this Website even possible.
You can use the sounds for non-commercial or commercial use as you wish with no questions asked or any strings attached. I want that you can be as creative as possible without even worry about it.
Yesterday evening when I walked around hundreds of tourists recording sounds and watched them buying all kinds of stuff. I thought how long will it take until it goes in some random box closed up in a storage or basement where nobody will ever find it? And what about all the space in the luggage to carry? The Memories that I keep and save, fit only on one little hard drive and the best of it, I don’t do it just for me. I archive these sounds from all across the world for you too so that you can use the sounds for your work or your passion what makes these sounds immortal. That makes me happy.
I was reading and looking into new Dropbox Alternatives because I don’t know if you know that but Dropbox allows only 20 GB Download out of one folder and 200 GB total in 24 hours. I reached this max a few weeks ago because somebody must have shared the link and I had to change the directory file and one day later it worked again. I am still downloading sounds to the Dropbox Folder so that you can easily download every single file per blog post but the main download library will be stored in a new Cloud called Sync.
I found Sync and signed up for a Business Account and have again like Dropbox 2TB Storage what cost around 100 US Dollar a year on Sync. It has no download limitations what is fantastic so I don’t have to worry about restrictions. If anything ever happens I still have a backup FTP from my friend in Norway where all files are stored and catalogized forever and if something ever happens I can provide another “all in one” download plus I still have Dropbox.
How to download these sounds?
How it works is super easy you don’t need to sign up or create a membership for anything to get these sounds.
You know I have the Ko-Fi Account linked on the Website what is so great for Creators and for Supporter and I loved the idea of Nigel who is the founder of Ko-Fi.
If you pledge a “Coffee” you get an instant “Thank You” message from Ko-Fi and this message is written by me with the link included that brings you directly to my Sync Cloud. If you not see the message, please make sure to check your SPAM Folder or maybe you used a different Email address. If you still have no link please write me on Facebook, Instagram or send me and Email and I am super happy to send you the link in a split second after I read it.
You click the Link and you get redirected to Sync. In the right corner is a button called “Download all”. You just click that button and it starts calculating the size. It takes about a minute or two and it downloads all files in one Zip Folder.
I personally don’t recommend doing it, because it takes a while and if you have an internet problem you may have to start all over again. But if you put three or four folders in one Zip File and download them separately you have them one after another on your disc. Everything looks clean and is categorized after countries, the Bandcamp Albums and the SoundCloud Single Sounds.
If you have a Mac and run into exporting issues, I highly recommend using Keka or BetterZip as the zip file opener for large files instead of the one that is on the Mac. Better Zip shows you exactly what is in the Zip File! But it takes a while until everything is exported.
With the link itself, you have always access to the cloud and can stop by from time to time and download all new sounds as you wish.
So if you want to access and download all files you are more than welcome to hit the “Coffee” Button! 🙂 and we say Thank You so much for your support and we promise you, more sounds are already in the making and feel free to send us a message if you have a sound request!