Free sound effects
April 14, 2005 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Are there any good sources for free sound effects? Preferably free in terms of both purchase and royalty costs.
posted by too many notes to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I don't know any online but your local library might have sound effects CD's you can borrow.
posted by Jaybo at 9:31 AM on April 14, 2005


try here
posted by Jikido at 9:32 AM on April 14, 2005




It's ok too many notes, there are weeks I don't cruise the blue at all....
posted by Jikido at 9:41 AM on April 14, 2005


As per Jaybo's comment, I recall seeing sound effect CDs put out by the BBC at my local library. Not sure about usage rights.
posted by quadog at 9:46 AM on April 14, 2005


Not free, but I've seen sound effects CDs for hella cheap in the back bins of used music stores. Usually near the spoken word and comedy stuff.
posted by Capn at 10:02 AM on April 14, 2005


FindSounds, "a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples."
posted by Dean King at 10:41 AM on April 14, 2005 [1 favorite]


All those mentioned are probably a better resource, but to supplement, Salvation Army and Goodwill always seem to have sound effects records for a dollar a piece every time I go. And vinyl=cool
posted by Gucky at 11:06 AM on April 14, 2005


Hm, I totally forgot about the Freesound Project site, even though I'd been sent the link through a mailing list only yesterday. Thanks for the reminder.

I've already exhausted a few collections of sound effects CDs getting things together. Between those and Freesound, I'm still missing quite a few sounds, so other suggestions are appreciated.
posted by too many notes at 11:22 AM on April 14, 2005


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