Where can I find free sound effects?

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Free sound effects sites. One per answer.

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yves schläpfer

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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Making this community wiki since it's worthwhile information, but is basically a list of good resources – None – 2011-08-18T14:35:46.647

I would suggest just recording them yourself. You might be able to get better results that way and it can be more fun. – Luke Farroh – 2015-11-15T02:58:01.527

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Freesound.org

More than 290,000 user-uploaded sounds licensed under various Creative Commons licenses. Depending on the license, the sounds have no terms, require attribution and/or prohibit commercial use. It has advanced search.

Downloading sounds requires a free account.

Uploaded sounds are moderated by volunteers moderators for legality.

There is a sound request forum.

This post has been edited by a volunteer Freesound.org moderator

Ian C.

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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ccmixter

Creative commons licensed audio files and sample packs.

roybatty

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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this is music, not sounds, and should be put in a question asking for free music if there is one. – qubodup – 2015-11-11T18:08:26.503

There are definitely just sounds here as well. – roybatty – 2015-11-12T04:36:55.593

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Lasonotheque

Founded by Joseph SARDIN in 2005, the music library aims to provide free and for all, a wide range of sounds and noises of a much higher quality than those typically found on the Internet.

josephsardin

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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SoundDogs

I used this site when I needed to get random noises for a film.

Searching generic search terms probably won't get you very far, you tend to have to be a bit more specific.

Chard

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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FreeSFX

A library of over 7300 sounds in various categories. Requires login to download. Requires attribution for use.

Allows user uploads. The site owners moderate quality but there is no statement about moderation of legality.

daviesgeek

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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SafeMusicList

If you're looking for free and legal sound effects or music check out this online directory:

In particular, the free music category.

MikS Music

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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music is irrelevant to the question. – qubodup – 2015-11-11T17:52:36.177

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BBC Sound Effects Library

There are a number of torrents that contain the complete, 60 CD collection of royalty-free BBC sound effects.

Searching for "bbc royalty free sound effects library" has a number of results that mention "free" and "royalty-free".

chris

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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Keep in mind that a lot of these have been used hundreds or thousand times over, so even casual listeners may recognise them as re-used samples. There's a particular fire engine horn sample in there that's been used in at least a few hundred games, movies, TV episodes, etc. – None – 2012-12-11T10:08:57.210

somebody upvoted this? This is a suggestion to search for illegally distributed sounds on torrent websites. BBC sounds are not free to share. The user is already deleted, this post should too. – qubodup – 2015-11-11T17:51:10.177

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DownloadFreeSound

is a new free online sound effect library.

Great sound fx and music.

Morten Barfod Søegaard

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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Sweet Sound Effects

Sound effects produced by YouTube video producer Zach King:

Not too many sounds, but they are pretty good.

Dj Tech42

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Freesoundsfx.com

  • You can download mp3 sound effects (320kb/s) available for commercial projects too.

  • You can't share this sound (unless is part of your project and is not the main focus) but you can share the link to site.

Iulian

Posted 2011-08-11T19:23:56.907

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