The 8 best websites for free sound effects

The 8 best websites for free sound effects


Are you looking for free sound effects to use for video editing, game design, movie score or to spice up your music productions? You are at the right place! Discover

Discover The 8 best websites for free sound effects.

Freesound. org

I spoke about this website in my previous article The best acapella websites .

Free Sound is a collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers.

You can browse, upload and share free sounds like percussions, FX, Loops, nature and outdoor sounds and about every possible sound you can imagine completely for free!

They recently launched a new FreeSound-side called Freesound Labs.

Freesound Labs is a directory of  apps, projects, hacks, and other initiatives that use content from Freesound or use the Freesound API.

Sound Bible offers free sound clips and Royalty Free sound in wav. and MP3 format for video editors, movie scores, game designers and musicians.

A few popular sounds are fight sounds, car sounds, animal sounds, gun sounds, wind sounds,… You can find absolutely anything!

With more than 140.000 sound effects, Audio Jungle is probably one of the 8 best websites for free sound effects and has the biggest choice of sounds effects.

Not all of them are free though and most of them are uploaded by users to resell and prices can vary from 1 to 5 $.

They do have a large choice of Sound packs in about any genre and for any purpose. From classical to ambient and from Funk to Rock!

Recently they added music kits to their library and they also offer logos and idents and sound effects like nature sounds domestic sounds, …

Why do I add it to my list if it’s not free? 

Well first of all because of the huge amount and tiny price of their sounds but also because you can sell your own sounds on Audio Jungle.

If you have some experience in creating sounds or if you are a music producer you can make some money by uploading your sounds and your profile will be  viewed by thousands of other people!

The 8 best websites for free sound effects

The 8 best websites for free sound effectsThe 8 best websites for free sound effects

Audio Micro is a stock music and sound effects library that offers 174,739 royalty-free stock music tracks from Grammy-winning artists, sound effects and loops packs.

Some are free and some are not but you will definitely find what you are looking for and for any purpose. You can subscribe from prices starting at 14,95 $ a month up to 199,95 $ a month but their free library is big enough for anybody that is looking for some free sounds.

You can subscribe from prices starting at 14,95 $ a month up to 199,95 $ a month.

They have clients such as Microsoft and Discovery Channel which is a god indicator about the quality that you can expect from Audio Micro.

One of the most up-to-date libraries of professional high definition sound effects available today, Free SFX offers almost every imaginable sound effect from its extensive collection.

They offer individual sound effects, downloadable packs, and HD drives packed full of cutting edge sounds.

They work together with free sound effect contributors such as


Audio Micro ( see above)

Blastwave FX

! I didn’t add those websites to The 8 best websites for free sound effects ( except for Audio Micro ) because they are not free but make sure to check them out anyways as they do have a huge choice of sounds that you might not find elsewhere.

Flashkit offers  an ever growing list of shareware and freeware Sound FX for downloads such as free sounds and sound loops.

They have other products as well such as banners, cartoons, screensavers, e-cards,mp3 and flash track versions of all effects as well!

Powerful searching, excellent organisation and easy real-time previews make this the most advanced Sound FX download site on the net! mp3 and flash track versions of all effects as well!

Partners in Rhyme has a large collection of Royalty free music and sound effects in different categories and genres that can be used in audio or visual applications such as music tracks, games, movies and video edition.

Acoustica doesn’t have a huge library of free sounds but the sounds are free and you will be able to find some interesting free sound effects to use for any purpose.


More Resources!

Need more Sounds, acapella’s, loops, samples and sample packs?

Make sure to check out my posts:

And discover the 10 best websites for Loops, samples and sample packs!

The 7 best websites for free acapella’s.

Spice up your productions and add a little extra touch to your tracks for free!


I hope you liked The 8 best websites for free sound effects?

I am sure you will enjoy those resources for sounds, acapella’s, loops and samples and I wish you all the best with whatever purpose you need them for!

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About the Author Angelique D.

My name is Angélique. I am a full-time music producer and blogger.I created Children of the Electronic Revolution to give you all the tools you need to help you become the successful music producer you dream to be !

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