If you like sound effects – for whatever reason – we’ve found a place with thousands of sound clips you can listen to and download (you have to register for the site to download, but it’s free).
So if you’re looking for the sound of a jet plane taking off, or thunder rippling through the sky, or the sound of rain pounding down on a metal roof, or a goat bleating, or a cow mooing or whatever (everything but the grating sound of EB’s voice), you’ll probably find what you’re looking for at Freesound.
The folks at Freesound would like to tell you more about their site and sounds 🙂 We’re Cloudeight and we approved this message:
What is this site anyway?
Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to:
- browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a “sounds-like” type of browsing and more
- upload and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
- interact with fellow sound-artists!
We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research and be integrated in third party applications. Using the Freesound API researchers and developers can access Freesound content a retrieve meaningful sound information such as metadata, analysis files and the sounds themselves. See the developers section and the API documentation for more information. Freesound API usage is free for non-commercial use, but it can also be licensed for being used in commercial applications.
Oh yes, there’s more and more and more, but all you probably care about is listening to and downloading sound snippets – why, maybe you could even convert the sound of a blowfish blowing into a cell phone ring tone!