Where can I find sound effects?

ShawnVisa42 Website User Posts: 6
edited February 2013 in Practical Filmmaking
where can I find sounds effects for my film project is it on this site please help me thank you


  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,729 Ambassador
    edited January 2013
    Do a web search for free royalty free sound effects. There are a lot of sites that offer royalty free sound effects but you have to be careful when choosing which site to use. Some sites charge and with those you can use the sounds you pay for any way you like except to repackage the sound effects and resell them.
    You'll want to look for free royalty free sound effects that can be used for personal and professional use. That way you don't have to worry about copyright violations and remember to always give credit if the originator of the effect is accredited.
    Some sites will have you download a library of sounds and they will have a bunch of advertising offers before you get to the final process of downloading the sounds. You can skip these ads and there may be a lot so pay close attention as you go through the pages of offers and select skip to proceed to the download page.
    Here is one such site, which, if you decide to trust (another whole issue) that has a Norton certification so it's a safe site. They will probably have you download a small program that will give you easy access to the library of sounds once the sound effects are downloaded to your computer.

    This site charges for sounds and might just be worth the price if you find the sound you're looking for. I've used this site before and the quality of the effects are excellent.
    Hope this helps.
  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Moderator Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 4,450 Enthusiast
    Don't forget you can make your own sounds as well. Get a decent mic and start recording!
  • ShawnVisa42
    ShawnVisa42 Website User Posts: 6
    Thank you StormyKnight your the greates
  • ShawnVisa42
    ShawnVisa42 Website User Posts: 6
    Thank You Simon K Jones I wanted to do it the Easy way, But I'll Try do it myself, thanks again Simon K Jones & StormyKnight
  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,729 Ambassador
    edited February 2013
    You're welcome, ShawnVisa42. I can't believe I forgot this little freebie from Matthias Claflin of Guardian Angel Studios on Rodypolis' website (a great site you should check out). If you ever need fight sounds:
    My linkhttp://www.rodypolis.com/free-stuff.html
    The best way is to try to record your own effects- I'm with Simon on that. I've been recording my own FX for years but occassionally I need something I can't quite replicate and for those times I just pay for an individual sound if need be.
  • DrummerGuy
    DrummerGuy Website User Posts: 29
    Google is your friend :)
  • miskaudio
    miskaudio Website User Posts: 1
    If you're looking for free (and royalty free) I've got a few on my website:
    Don't know if that's the sort of stuff you're looking for?
    Hope that helps?
  • B3NB4IL
    B3NB4IL Website User Posts: 74
    As much as buying/downloading your own sound effects from websites may be an "Easy" way to go, they can be very limited to your product sometimes. As Simon said, you can make them yourself with a decent microphone, and this is also a fantastic way to create the sounds exactly for your product. Especially when it comes to something with a pattern such as footsteps. Creating your own sounds would be better than trying to find or engage in an incredibly awkward and long edit time with your audio trying to make the sounds sync up.
    Plus if your project is a school/college/uni assignment, you can grab some extra points for being creative and showing that you can adapt the foley skill set to your product!
  • MatthiasClaflin
    MatthiasClaflin Website User Posts: 674 Just Starting Out
    I agree with Simon and B3n. Making your own sound effects is the best way to get fitting sounds for your production.
  • Digital Dominic
    Digital Dominic Website User Posts: 1
    I use Freesound.org.
  • MjlnerVFX
    MjlnerVFX Website User Posts: 184
    www.freesound.org is excellent
  • Lake3Sound
    Lake3Sound Website User Posts: 1
    There are plenty of places to inexpensively license sound effects for use in your film - I like pond5, AudioJungle, iStockAudio, and RevoStock. Particularly if you're not looking for a commercial license, AudioJungle can be really cheap - just $1 a piece for short SFX. Each site offers different pricing and licensing options, so be sure you check out what license your buying so that it's right for your project...
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