Looking for 'Royalty Free' audio effects for sound design project.

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by 14Thor, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. 14Thor macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm working on a low budget short film and am in need of some sound effects, primarily ambience. Any recommendations for sources such as sound library databases or perhaps a special interest forum?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    If you're looking for free stuff I would start by youtube. There are tons of sound effects, some of them several hours clips. Download it, and then "export audio" in quicktime. Sound quality is sometimes quite good. For that kind of project you might just find exactly what you're looking for.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I think if the OP wants to handle the legal ramifications properly on his project then he can't depend on a YouTube video upload. Furthermore, you can't really trust a random website with downloadable sounds to be on the "up and up".

    There are online services that, for a fee, provide sound effects in which the copyrights are controlled by the service. Many of these are of the "royalty free" variety...if you've paid the upfront fee then you owe no royalties for subsequent use. Some may require a credit in the film.
     
  4. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    We both agree on this - I've bought sound effects numerous times as well. But I did find some very useful things on youtube, sometimes recorded by the uploader who doesn't ask anything in return. Room tones, foleys, city ambiences, etc. Depends on what OP is looking for I guess.
     

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