Free Sound Effects

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Does anyone have a big folder of free sound effects? I remember on my old G4 I had most all of the iDevGames free sounds, but I lost them. Carlos, do you still have those resources or were they lost?

If anyone can share with me their big collection of free sounds or has a link to a bunch of them I would appreciate it, I am at the stage where I need to add sounds to Hydrothermal (which is almost done now).
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I just yesterday updated my new site with royalty free media links - I don't tolerate crap so it's a short list that leads only to the good stuff. (Link)
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OT: Hey, cool site Frank! Hadn't seen that before, pretty new? Oh, there it's says 18 of augustÖ

"Gameplay Uber Alles. And if you can make it psychedelic too, great!" - Jeff Minter
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Thanks for the links, I can never find a big .zip file of sounds which is what I was actually looking for, but those will do just fine.
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Jake Wrote:Thanks for the links, I can never find a big .zip file of sounds which is what I was actually looking for, but those will do just fine.
I would recommend grabbing and archiving anything you might find useful - these things seems to come and go. Apple used to have about twice as many (and more useful) samples in AIFF format on the iMovie page, then they suddenly disappeared and put up those mp3's. Luckily I snagged all the AIFF's before that happened Wink
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Tom Gilleland
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There are thousands of free sounds here:

Free Sounds

In fact, I recorded or made almost all of them for use in all the games I've created.

-T
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Wish I knew about this before but I like Soundsnap. Using some files from here in my new project:

http://www.soundsnap.com

If I like a sound then I'll go over it with Sound Studio 3. Smile
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Eilam Hoffman
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freesound.iua.upf.edu/ is a great site for royalty free samples.
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Jake - I have about $7,500 worth of sound effects on my hard drive. I would love to help you out if you could possibly help me out a little in return...please email me at Connecticut.Pardo@gmail.com so we can talk. Thanks! Hope to hear from ya
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These are great free high quality samples 24bit/48kz:

http://www.londonaudiolabs.com/samples/atmo1.html

There are thousands of free sounds here:

http://sounds.beachware.com/

Many great free sound effects here:

http://www.freesound.org/


Also this one is pretty good

http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/noflash.htm
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Hmm, looks like soundsnap.com is now charging for membership. Tis a bait and switch. Have to pay for bandwidth I suppose. Annoyed
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FAQ says it's so they can pay contributors money.

The home page is misleading. It's $30 for *one* month, not $30 *per* month. An annual membership is $150. Not bad, but not spectacular either when it used to be free. Smile
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Beachware posted their sounds for free:

http://sounds.beachware.com/index.htm

I purchased the Zillion Sounds CD a couple years ago. Problem is they are 8 bit sounds. There is this annoying noise hiss in the background which makes them unusable. Sad So, I ended up going to soundsnap when it was free ...
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with the time it takes to read all the sites ToS and EULA and blahblah and then find what you are looking for and see if the site really owns/created it and if you are free to use it. Or if you have to give them a link, or pay them a fee, or....

wouldn't it be easier to just make your own sounds? Grin

edit: if you don't know here is a nice tool to help make sound effects http://www.cyd.liu.se/~tompe573/hp/project_sfxr.html

and of course Audacity. Those two apps. and a usb mic and my macbook is how I plan on making my 40 or sound effects next week or so for my game i'm finally finishing soon (I hope).
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