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Ultimate Sites for Free Sound Effects

Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 6:30pm

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http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/searchText.php?search= WOW

This site is bloody amazing...

I never thought it would be so interesting to listening to different sounds but listening to many on this site I felt inspired to use lots of them in different ways.

100s of music loops, trains, whip cracks, tapping on coke bottles, metal sword clashes, fire, rain...all sorts...& I mean all sorts, easily searchable under clickable categories. There are tons of different ambient sounds here too that could really give your movies some unique soundscapes. Use of them is free in commercial & uncommercial projects as long as the makers are credited. That's it. So go. Create.

More good sites where you can download sounds for free:


http://fxhome.com/sounds/downloads.html WOW - Fxhome's own library, assembled with the help of the amazing Sharp & others
http://www.grsites.com/sounds/ WOW - tons of sounds, easily accessible
http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/ GOOD
http://www.koumis.com/soundfx.htm GOOD
http://nature-downloads.naturesounds.ca/ GOOD
http://www.media-tracks.com/default.asp?ID=5 GOOD
http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.html GOOD
http://ljudo.com/ WOW - search engine

SMB recommends http://www.findsounds.com/ - search engine WOW
Sjaaron recommends http://sounddogs.com/start.asp GOOD

Thanks to you both

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Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 6:54pm

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Wohoo! Sorry I can't give you more than a +1! smile
Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 7:07pm

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Yesssss.... some one make this a
Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 10:02pm

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TimmyD wrote:

Yesssss.... some one make this a
Done, Great find Mellifluous.
Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 11:32pm

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I would rather have this definied in the ultimate FAQ, if every awesome link was stickied it would clog up the top. It is really looking messy up there now. NICE LINK regardless. +1.
Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 11:38pm

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It's the sticky forum!
Posted: Thu, 12th May 2005, 12:04am

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Earlier I was like, where the hell has my sound post gone...then I looked up to the skies...heh.

Didn't envisage it becoming a sticky as there is a music one & relevant links in Flip's FAQ but it is the ultimate sound effect site though...doesn't look too cluttered up there actually, though 1 more would be pushing it.
Posted: Thu, 12th May 2005, 12:37am

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I stickeyed it, I think it's important that people should notice it. Though in a week or so I think I'll add in the url to one of the Ultimate list threads and credit Mellifluous for it wink
Posted: Thu, 12th May 2005, 12:49am

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And add it to the Ultimate Music thread. If that still exists.
Posted: Thu, 12th May 2005, 1:02am

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Yeah, I will post a link in the Ultimate Music thread but most of the tracks can't really be classified as music.
Posted: Sat, 14th May 2005, 7:21pm

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I went a head and put it in there under "music loops", but I'm glad you got this a sticky since it will get more visibility from people looking specifically for sound effects.
Posted: Fri, 20th May 2005, 11:12pm

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hmm the site appears to be down unsure
Posted: Sat, 21st May 2005, 6:09am

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No, it isn't... oink
Posted: Sat, 21st May 2005, 7:48am

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its working now hugegrin
Posted: Mon, 30th May 2005, 9:30am

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Another good site , which is similar to freesound, that i found was this one:

http://www.findsounds.com

So if the other site goes down try going here

Happy filmaking

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Posted: Mon, 30th May 2005, 1:14pm

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Awesome site!
Posted: Mon, 30th May 2005, 3:14pm

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im tell'n you guys
http://sounddogs.com/start.asp wink
Posted: Tue, 7th Jun 2005, 4:46pm

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Yes. Findsounds.com one of the best serch fx sites I have ever came across. Good work.
Posted: Wed, 8th Jun 2005, 4:05pm

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ssjaaron wrote:

im tell'n you guys
http://sounddogs.com/start.asp wink
Sure, soundogs is the best. I use it always 4 my special sound fx !
They have the most sounds effects for free !
Posted: Sun, 12th Jun 2005, 1:43am

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Just updated the first post with links to SMB & Sjaaron's links. Thanks guys.
Posted: Thu, 30th Jun 2005, 2:53pm

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Just made another update, with more awesome sites. If you know of any others, let me know.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 6:09am

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Bargus' Sound Library has some royalty-free sound effects available for free download, in low & high quality versions.

http://www.bargus.org/soundlibrary.html
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 6:32am

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Also, for soundn effcts, check the CD section of your library, if you have either, and there is often a sound effects section, I have one at least. As does my cousin at his library in another state.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 9:50am

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rrfproductions wrote:

ssjaaron wrote:

im tell'n you guys
http://sounddogs.com/start.asp wink
Sure, soundogs is the best. I use it always 4 my special sound fx !
They have the most sounds effects for free !
Only problem is the sounds they allow up to their online server and the ones free for download are quite crap quality. Their full library is pretty amazing smile I've got it at the moment all on cd's and it's awesome quality biggrin
Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 5:06am

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Hey, how do you make forums Sticky? Not because i want to just because i wan to know how you guys do it....
Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 10:37am

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jrg2134 wrote:

Hey, how do you make forums Sticky? Not because i want to just because i wan to know how you guys do it....
I don't think you can do that youself.. I belive the FXhome team does it, if they think the particular topic is important enough.. (Or something) wink

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Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 2:21pm

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jrg2134 wrote:

Hey, how do you make forums Sticky? Not because i want to just because i wan to know how you guys do it....
When mods, global mods, or admins post, they most often have this set of options:


They select Sticky, and post.
Posted: Mon, 13th Mar 2006, 11:15am

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Hi,

just like to add another site some might find useful, only problem is you have to pay for the sounds and there not cheap!

http://www.audiolicense.net/
Posted: Tue, 14th Mar 2006, 12:33pm

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Sorry, but this is called "Ultimate Sites for Free Sound Effects" for a reason wink
Posted: Tue, 14th Mar 2006, 2:55pm

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I know sorry, its just a great site!
Posted: Thu, 16th Mar 2006, 6:45pm

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Most of these sounds ara abit 'rubbish' to say the lest.

There isnt like a professional CD somewhere that i can get?
Posted: Thu, 16th Mar 2006, 7:23pm

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I don't know what you're complaining about. If you want a professional cd, check out this (and the price):

http://soundfx.com/lucasfilm.htm
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 12:16am

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Professsor wrote:

Most of these sounds ara abit 'rubbish' to say the lest.

There isnt like a professional CD somewhere that i can get?
Bottom line is you'll have to spend for the good stuff.

I've used www.sound-ideas.com and although they are not cheap, I definitely can say I am happy with the high quality. They have GREAT customer service and follow-up. I just purchased The Art of Foley from them. GREAT STUFF.

Sound Ideas is also part of Sound Dogs.

Oh yeah, you can find people selling their copies on eBay.
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 7:35pm

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anyone got a good MG42 sound?
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 11:57pm

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Professsor wrote:

anyone got a good MG42 sound?
PM me your email address, and I can email you an .mp3 clip.
Posted: Sun, 14th May 2006, 10:55pm

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http://thebrb.com/stockpile/index.php?act=search&type=audio
Posted: Sat, 20th May 2006, 4:45am

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Cool thanks.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jun 2006, 7:51pm

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http://losthatch.com

For those that haven't seen this, a bunch of free music from the show Lost.


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