READ THIS FIRST BEFORE UPLOADING SOUNDS TO SOUNDCITIES MAP. UPDATED MARCH 2020.

  • If you create a new city, please add more than one sound to this city. I know it all takes time, but for every new city please add a minimum of five sounds. I appreciate this and your contribution makes it a much better project....Thanks.
  • Just label the city with one name for example: New York or Paris.
  • Prepare your sound as mp3s.
  • Description of music. Example . A baby crying near a train.
  • If you are a teacher and you want your class to create a project thats great and you can always email me.
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.

NEW USER

  • A In top menu click on submit to add a new sound .
  • B Have you added a sound here before? Go to NO and add you name and email. Your name will appear. Next follow these 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.Keep it simple. Description of music. Example . A baby crying near a train.
  • 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. Please repeat and add more sounds, thanks.

Sometimes people have a problem moving the sounds 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.

RETURNING USER

  • A In top menu click on submit to add a new sound .
  • 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.Keep it simple. Description of music. Example . A baby crying near a train.
  • 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 until you are happy with the position. Please repeat and add more sounds, thanks

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.

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 .

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