Filehosting for the Soundfont Project
We are currently looking for filehosting space for the project.
My own webspace is only 2GB which is a fly on the wall compared to the space we need.
Ideally I would like to have a terabyte of storage at our disposal, but I realise that this is probably unrealistic in the short term.
Initially 10GB of filespace would be a big help so there is space to store a couple of soundfonts while they are being worked on, plus upload space for samples.
One thing we will desperately need is a compression system.
Conventional compression systems such as RAR and ZIP just don't hack it with audio data due to its complexity, and the use of MP3 or other lossy compressions results in a degraded sample, particularly at low bitrates - in the past I have been able to detect artifacts in the high frequency band of audio compressed to mp3 at 128kbps. (Whether I would now I don't know because my ears are getting decidedly old!)
I have had some success with FLAC in the past, but it doesn't seem to like 24 bit samples, so if anyone has knowledge of a better lossless compression system for audio, please shout!
I am intending to set up a dedicated ftp server for the project, but this will not be possible for a while as I am moving again, and it will be a month or three before I have got my life stable enough again to start implementing this.