Download Free Sound Effects (Royalty Free & Creative Commons)

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There often arise a need for a perfect sound effect. You may need it in a presentation, a slide show, or while editing a scene in a movie, you could add a sound to fully achieve the desired effect. Here are some sites that offers free sound effect downloads that you can freely use in your projects without worrying about copyrights.

FreeSound
Freesound
Freesound is web service that offers thousands of free sounds which you can freely use in many projects. All sounds are licensed under the Creative Commons.

Sound samples are tagged and organised in packs. This gives you better results while searching for the desired effect. Search can be performed by relevant keywords, file name, pack name, and more advanced searches via file duration, geotags are also possible.

You can play sounds right on the page before downloading. However, to download, you do need to login – registration is free. Logging in gives you ability to rate, comment, and share your own work with other users on the site.

Visit: Freesound

SoundBible
SoundBibleSoundBible hosts a collection of free and royalty-free MP3 and WAV sound effects and clips for video editors, movie scores, game designers, and more. You can search for sounds effects using relevant keywords and play online before downloading to your computer. Registration is not needed here.

SoundBible updates new sounds every week. If you can’t find a sound in the database, you can also request for it on the site.

Visit: SoundBible

More alternatives:

  • Sound-Effect: http://www.sound-effect.com/
  • Partners In Rhyme: http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml
  • Soundboard: http://www.soundboard.com/