Orgy-free sound library
October 3, 2019 12:57 PM   Subscribe

I need a varied sound effects library like this one that doesn't include any of the sound effects like what they have here as "orgy" because I do not want to explain what that is supposed to be to any of the tweens I'm working with. It has to be online and free. Got a good one?

I'm also not a fan of "Studio Indians Whooping-- Comedy." The goal is to teach them to download a file, upload it into Audacity, make any kind of change, and save it to a USB. (We don't have a good setup to record anything but recording ourselves is my backup.)
posted by blnkfrnk to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I was wondering what you were referring to until I looked at the menu of categories. That sure is a standout.

There are a few resources for free audio files, but for the general/variety sites I'm aware of, there's no telling what might come up for some search terms. If you don't want to have to worry about students finding inappropriate audio, you may want to try a resource of specific kinds of audio such as a birdsong archive or drum machine samples.
posted by subocoyne at 1:36 PM on October 3 [4 favorites]


Wikimedia Commons has audio files. You could choose a year that you know is clean enough.
posted by hydra77 at 3:31 PM on October 3 [1 favorite]


I like the idea of limiting it to a category like nature, or piano music, etc. YouTube's free music looks pretty bland.
Can you also explain the orgy sample on the BBC to me? That's not what I thought orgies sounded like.
posted by pinochiette at 3:52 PM on October 3 [1 favorite]


Wow, apparently a "standard orgy" sounds really murdery. And it's supposed to be from a 1972 comedy? I have so many questions!

Edited to add: I also think that sound clip may need a trigger warning. It's not pleasant to hear.
posted by acidnova at 4:31 PM on October 3 [1 favorite]


Freesound has content filter settings, but it will be mere seconds before your tween charges will have circumvented them and will be deep into the fart sounds.

So many fart sounds on Freesound … so, so many …
posted by scruss at 6:47 PM on October 3 [1 favorite]


Would music rather than sound effects work? If so, I'm a huge fan of Kevin McLeod's work at incompetech.com.
posted by humbug at 6:55 PM on October 3


+1 Freesound.
posted by lownote at 7:42 PM on October 3


That clip is very bad. I think they were trying to convey "wicked, bad, unrestrained partying" and apparently murder noises are OK but sex noises are not, on the radio, in 1972? I just don't know.

Anyway, I can live with fart sounds. I would be delighted if a kid made a remix track of all the farts, that's very good audio editing practice. Freesound looks like the winner-- I might go so far as to pre-select sounds and pre-download.
posted by blnkfrnk at 8:08 PM on October 3 [2 favorites]


 apparently murder noises are OK but sex noises are not, on the radio, in 1972?

don't forget: a) it is the BBC, after all; b) the term vice anglais didn't happen by coincidence; c) this from very much the era of No Sex Please - We're British.
posted by scruss at 7:12 AM on October 4


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