There are currently 29 free sound libraries offered by independent field recordists and sound designers. They total over 2,600 sounds in almost 12 gigabytes of audio.
Taken together, this will give any sound editor a good start building their own sound library at absolutely no cost.
Free Sound Clip Libraries
Free community sound effect library highlights include:
- A vintage Kershaw Eight-20 Camera by Samuel Justice.
- Weapons from Still North Sound FX (Firearms, Medieval Weapons).
- Rain and Thunder by 99 Sounds.
- Vehicles by Tovu Sound (Rickshaw), Sonic Salute (Mopeds), Jack Powell (Off-Road Car Passes).
- Galapagos Islands animals by Dynamic Interference.
- Ambiences from Airborne Sound (Ambience, Crowd), and Red Libraries.
- Mixed collections from Diginoiz, SoundBits, AntiSample, and Sound of Italy.
- 8 free Sound Design clip collections.
There are many more.
Many thanks to these independent sound pros for giving back to the community.
Quickly Find Free Sound Effect Libraries
I’ve added a menu item that will display all the free sound effect libraries listed on Sound Effect Search.
It’s now listed under the “Find” menu item, as you can see in the image below. Click that menu item, and it will display every free sound bundle currently available from the community of independent field recordists and sound designers.
Previously, free libraries were displayed via the Advanced Search. Use the direct menu link for a quicker way display all free libraries. If you like, you can bookmark it, and check back to find new free collections.
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