$26,233 Raised
52% of $50,000
 772 people will receive water thanks to...
Justin Green$140.25
Jérémy Gavoille$100.00
Michael McMenomy$100.00
Jo Jo Chan$99.00
Ute Kröniger$100.00
Iain Armstrong$99.00
Robert Edwards$136.00
Jeremy Reid$100.00
William Stephens$103.20
Thomas Wingo$700.00
Chris Harvey$70.28
Bernard OReilly$40.00
Nadege FEYRIT$136.00
Evan Mangiamele$500.00
Jascha Viehl$110.00
Reto Stamm$140.25
Luciano Vignola$100.00
Ania Przygoda$99.00
Philipp Nespital$100.00
Morten Wagner$103.20
Magnus Alakangas$100.00
Eric Van Amerongen$140.25
Justin Matley$99.00
Salmon Universe$99.00
Doug Siebum$100.00
Henry Uhl$136.00
Antoine Martin$100.00
Bauer Studios GmbH$206.11
Nenad Simsic$100.00
Dean McDonnell$100.00
Nicholas Papaleo$103.20
Carsten Rojahn$68.00
Tobias Fleig$136.00
Alexis Courtois$100.00
Antony Gray$120.00
Andrew Vernon$136.00
Florian Marquardt$100.00
Glenn Ianaro$103.20
Rainn Mowris$99.00
Gerardo Villarreal$100.00
Jordan Fehr$100.00
Tyler Parsons$150.00
Michael Schiciano$35.29
George Hufnagl$100.00
Jordan Carroll$35.29
Raphael Sohier$136.00
Matt Cheney$136.00
Justin Pearson$103.20
Roberto Fernández Fernández$140.25
Morgan Muse$100.00
Dimitri Kharitonnoff$136.00
Manuel Loos$110.00
Eric Fisher$99.00
P J Darling$70.28
Susan Pennington$30.00
Florent CASTELLANI$100.00
Michal Pacalaj$10.00
Pip Norton$130.00
Max Walter$100.00
André Zacher$100.00
Mathieu Tiger$105.00
Gilbert Lake$136.00
Robert Reider$103.20
Damian Del Borrello$70.28
Chris Testa$100.00
Fabian Schulz$68.00
Peregrine Andrews$140.25
Juraj Mravec$68.00
Duncan Brown$103.20
Angelo Palazzo$103.20
David Chrastka$206.11
Thomas Vertongen$68.00
Kevin Roache$100.00
Sirius Kestel$99.00
Oliver Achatz$100.00
Guido Helbling$68.00
'My Home' Crowd Source Fundraiser$75.00
Gus Koven$136.00
Heikki Kossi$136.00
Craig Henighan$200.00
David Farmer$100.00
Matthew Miller$140.25
Mandell Winter$100.00
Adrian Baumeister$136.00
Serban Matei$103.20
George Shilling$15.74
James Neves$103.20
Johnathan Thomas$103.20
Trip Brock$140.25
Paul Menichini$100.00
Sascha Prangen$110.00
David Lauritsen$103.20
Gregor Arnold$140.25
Russ Hughes$100.00
Paul Rischer$120.00
Kat Caverly$100.00
Malte Bieler$103.20
Alex Booy$200.00
Tom Bennett$100.00
Jamie Baker$34.00
J.R. Chappell$136.00
Maik Siegle$111.00
Udit Duseja$103.20
Zachary Boger$103.20
Manuel Laval$120.00
Cameron Britton$100.00
Karolin Killig$100.00
Josh Banach$103.20
David Barber$100.00
Rafael May$99.00
YANG JIE$35.29
Jeremy Emery$15.00
Kevin Pollard$103.20
Craig MacLellan$20.88
Robby Duguay$100.00
Volker Armbruster$100.00
Anna Sulley$15.00
Ralph Wagner$136.00
Michal Fojcik$154.65
TONLABOR | AudioVisual Productions Hamburg$113.00
Noemi Patzschke$136.00
James Harrison$100.00
Ben Chick$100.00
Andrew Mottl$100.00
Benjamin Quabeck$136.00
Philipp Sellier$175.00
Dan Kenyon$100.00
Cate Cahill$136.00
Sean Higgins$103.20
Stuart Morton$100.00
Matteo Milani$99.00
Phil Benson$140.25
Martin Salomonsen$25.00
Markus Krohn$101.00
Alexander Pugh$154.65
Ben Baird$200.00
Geoffrey Woodhall$140.25
Daniel Colman$100.00
Jeff Schmidt$206.11
Kacper Habisiak$140.25
Fred Englefield$100.00
Bernd Göbel$136.00
Richard Shapiro$70.28
Nicholas Cathcart-Jones$140.25
Mattias Kocken Eklund$100.00
Christoph Ulbich$105.00
Darren Warkentin$100.00
Alexander Gress$120.00
Christian Rivest$103.20
Gavin Rose$136.00
Hannes Marget$100.00
Michal Krajczok$100.00
Pradeep Ahuja$68.00
Johannes Kunz$103.20
Steve Maher$113.49
Pascal Capitolin$103.20
Florian Schneeweiss$136.00
Kirsten Kunhardt$140.25
Markus Stemler$68.00
Nils Vogel-Bartling$35.29
Udo Hilbert$99.99
Manne Kjellander$15.00
Gaston Ibarroule$100.00
Eckhard Blach$103.20
Holger Buff$103.20
Robert Klemm$105.00
Eric Dana$100.00
Samuel Justice$136.00
Jamey Scott$136.00
Nicholas Granville-Fall$100.00
Stephen Swift$100.00
Shanice Yang$35.29
Matthew McCamley$100.00
Justin Drury$103.20
Kristen Quebe$103.20
Lawrence Everson$103.20
Matthew Barr$20.00
Kyle O'Connor$103.20
Christopher Barnett$100.00
Ayush Ahuja$70.28
Alexander Ephraim$136.00
Ian Wellman$25.00
Ryan Cota$19.00
Robin Joseph$90.00
Pascal Garneau$70.28
Leland Curry$154.65
Jeremy Bloom$50.00
David Forshee$103.20
Lars Ginzel$51.75
Diego Perez$70.28
Marc Sander Montant$25.00
Tamás Bohács$10.59
Peter Lopata$210.22
Fernando San Nicolás$30.00
Paul Rowland$50.00
Michael Raphael$136.00
Jack Whittaker$150.00
Adam Lidbetter$50.00
Phil Lee$20.00
Edward Rousseau$35.29
Rune Palving$35.29
Jordan Stock$35.29
Joel Raabe$70.28
Andreas Hildebrandt$50.00
Brian Gilligan$20.00
Sébastien Wéra$35.29
Zainah Loulou$51.75
Gez Lloyd$34.00
Roman Dymny$34.00
Owen Shirley$82.62
Michael Bates$70.28
Peter Memmer$20.00
Steve Urban$103.20
Ingrid Simon$35.29
Valère Raigneau$25.00
David Morales Abad$15.00
Kasia Dziekan$10.00
Nils Gradlowsky$10.59
Matthieu Michaux$35.29
Andrew Martin$50.00
Kevin Peters$34.00
Stephen Vitiello$35.29
Kristi McIntyre$35.29
Mark Winter$26.03
Eric Norris$50.00
Kent Sparling$136.00
Dillon Bennett$35.29
Dave Whitehead$68.00
Donate Now

Please make sure to click 'Read More' and read these instructions entirely!

Thank you for your interest in our Crowd Source Recording Project. We are raising money for the wonderful charity 'The Water Project' which aims to provide clean water for people in Africa. 615 recordists, from 62 countries from around the world gathered sounds for this library, and what we assembled is a beautiful library of ambient sounds from where people live, around the world. From cities to nature, urban to suburban. Over 4,600 files, with full metadata.

Some have asked for a file list. So here is a link to the full metadata spreadsheet showing every file and all the metadata!


In exchange for a minimum donation of $99 to The Water Project, you can get links to a copy of the library for your own personal and commercial use. A copy of the user license agreement can be found here:


Simply make your donation here, and then forward a copy of your receipt clearly showing your name and amount you donated to me at [email protected]

This offer is only applicable to single individuals and does now allow for a multi-user license as would be required by a company or school. If a company or educational institute wishes to acquire a multi-user license please contact me directly at the email address above.

Once I have your receipt, I will then send you download links and instructions. Please be patient as I'm the only one handling this, and so do not expect an instant response. I will get back to you just as soon as is possible.

All the best, and wishing you all health and happiness. Stay safe, wear a mask!

Tim Nielsen

Jérémy Gavoille
Donated $100.00 on 01/15/21
Congratulations to you for this wonderfull project. Hope you will achieve your goal. Thank you a thousand times.
Ute Kröniger
Donated $100.00 on 01/12/21
A very good project!
Jeremy Reid
Donated $100.00 on 01/07/21
Great cause, respect!
Thomas Wingo
Donated $700.00 on 01/06/21
from Calm.com
Donated $103.20 on 01/05/21
Water is life, good luck for the rest.
Ania Przygoda
Donated $99.00 on 12/26/20
on behalf of This Ambient Sounds Library by Tim Nielsen
Morten Wagner
Donated $103.20 on 12/20/20
Great Idea!
Magnus Alakangas
Donated $100.00 on 12/17/20
For "My Home" Crowd Source sound effects
Donated $103.20 on 12/16/20
God bless you!
Bauer Studios Gmbh
Donated $206.11 on 12/09/20
Thanks for the great project!
Donated $20.00 on 12/09/20
What a great project ! Thanks Tim for your hard work :)
Tobias Fleig
Donated $136.00 on 12/06/20
Thanks you for making the world a better place.
Alexis Courtois
Donated $100.00 on 12/06/20
Great initiative!
Gerardo Villarreal
Donated $100.00 on 12/01/20
Thanks so much for your endless effort Tim !
Michael Schiciano
Donated $35.29 on 12/01/20
Can't offer too much, but happy to help!
Donated $100.00 on 12/01/20
Amazing project hope it soars
Donated $10.00 on 12/01/20
Great job. Thank you
Justin Pearson
Donated $103.20 on 11/30/20
Thank you for your work.
Roberto Fernández Fernández
Donated $140.25 on 11/30/20
Thanks Tim Nielsen for this wonderful project
P J Darling
Donated $70.28 on 11/28/20
Good work
Mathieu Tiger
Donated $105.00 on 11/26/20
Great work, great idea!
Gilbert Lake
Donated $136.00 on 11/25/20
Great work Tim and all who contributed!
Donated $100.00 on 11/23/20
Have a nice day
Oliver Achatz
Donated $100.00 on 11/23/20
Great! Thank you for this!
Matthew Miller
Donated $140.25 on 11/22/20
Thanks for all that you do, Tim! What a privilege to be part of this incredible campaign!!!
Donated $100.00 on 11/22/20
Thanks for this great project!
Adrian Baumeister
Donated $136.00 on 11/22/20
"Great initiative!"
Alex Booy
Donated $200.00 on 11/21/20
Great initiative
Cameron Britton
Donated $100.00 on 11/20/20
Thank you for this incredible initiative!
Karolin Killig
Donated $100.00 on 11/20/20
Thank you for doing this.
Donated $136.00 on 11/20/20
Good idea, nice job, well done
Donated $100.00 on 11/20/20
Rafael May
Donated $99.00 on 11/19/20
Great project
Yang Jie
Donated $35.29 on 11/19/20
Glad to do something
Donated $136.00 on 11/19/20
Thank you, Tim!
Kevin Pollard
Donated $103.20 on 11/19/20
What a fantastic idea...a win-win-win. Thank you so much for sharing and for helping these communities.
Donated $34.00 on 11/19/20
God bless!
Anna Sulley
Donated $15.00 on 11/19/20
Thank you Tim
Tonlabor | Audiovisual Productions Hamburg
Donated $113.00 on 11/19/20
A great idea ..we love it!
Donated $200.00 on 11/19/20
Superb Idea, thank you!
Benjamin Quabeck
Donated $136.00 on 11/19/20
Best idea ever!
Cate Cahill
Donated $136.00 on 11/18/20
What a fantastic project to contribute to.
Sean Higgins
Donated $103.20 on 11/18/20
for my home crowd source
Stuart Morton
Donated $100.00 on 11/18/20
A lovely idea. Stay safe everyone
Martin Salomonsen
Donated $25.00 on 11/18/20
Thank you for galvanising the SFX community, your hard work and for giving back to those in need
Ben Baird
Donated $200.00 on 11/18/20
Good work
Kacper Habisiak
Donated $140.25 on 11/18/20
Thank you Tim for your hard work on running this.
Nicholas Cathcart-jones
Donated $140.25 on 11/18/20
Hope this helps
Mattias Kocken Eklund
Donated $100.00 on 11/18/20
Great initiative! Keep it up!
Pradeep Ahuja
Donated $68.00 on 11/18/20
safe water
Pascal Capitolin
Donated $103.20 on 11/18/20
Great meaningfull and usefull project
Florian Schneeweiss
Donated $136.00 on 11/18/20
water is a human right
Markus Stemler
Donated $68.00 on 11/18/20
Thank you for doing this.
Gaston Ibarroule
Donated $100.00 on 11/18/20
Great initiative!
Holger Buff
Donated $103.20 on 11/18/20
great idea and meaningful project!
Robert Klemm
Donated $105.00 on 11/18/20
great project
Jamey Scott
Donated $136.00 on 11/18/20
Great project! Wish I had had the time to participate but happy to donate to a great cause. Thank you!
Nicholas Granville-fall
Donated $100.00 on 11/18/20
What a great cause and project!
Stephen Swift
Donated $100.00 on 11/18/20
My Home soundscape project
Kristen Quebe
Donated $103.20 on 11/17/20
This is an amazing project. Thank you for putting it together!
Lawrence Everson
Donated $103.20 on 11/17/20
This is a great thing for a great cause, thanks Tim, and to everyone else who recorded or contributed.
Matthew Barr
Donated $20.00 on 11/17/20
Thanks Tim
Kyle O'connor
Donated $103.20 on 11/17/20
You are a legend, Tim!
Ayush Ahuja
Donated $70.28 on 11/17/20
Thank you Tim.
Alexander Ephraim
Donated $136.00 on 11/17/20
Thanks Tim!
Ian Wellman
Donated $25.00 on 11/17/20
Thanks for doing this Tim!!!!
Robin Joseph
Donated $90.00 on 11/17/20
Thank you Tim!
Donated $70.28 on 11/17/20
Well done, Tim.
Adam Lidbetter
Donated $50.00 on 11/17/20
Thanks Tim!
Jordan Stock
Donated $35.29 on 11/17/20
Great work Tim
Andreas Hildebrandt
Donated $50.00 on 11/17/20
Thank you Tim !!! Great idea, great project !!!
Michael Bates
Donated $70.28 on 11/16/20
Great stuff Tim, thank you for all the hard work!
Donated $51.75 on 11/15/20
Thank you Tim!
Mark Winter
Donated $26.03 on 11/14/20
Field recording to try and help make the world a little better for others.
Eric Norris
Donated $50.00 on 11/14/20
Making the world a better place, one recording at a time.
Dave Whitehead
Donated $68.00 on 11/14/20
Great stuff Tim!

The Water Project is a U.S.-based charitable organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world.

Read More About The Work

How this works

Dirty water impacts health, education, women, and income. Providing a reliable and safe water source allows communities to thrive.

The Water Project provides access to safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Together, our support can end the water crisis and restore hope, one community at a time.

The coolest part? We'll all get to see our impact! Every gift is directly linked to a specific water project and community. We'll receive updates including photos and stories, maps and more!

Lives change when communities gain access to clean water. Let's experience it together. Make a donation to my fundraising campaign today!