Need some sound effects or music loops? Try Soundsnap. What is Soundsnap? Short answer; it’s a fully search-able and well designed sound and music loop database. Long answer; from the soundsnap website:
Soundsnap is the best platform to find and share free sound effects and loops- legally. It is a collection of original sounds made or recorded by its users, and not songs or sound FX found on commercial libraries or sample CD’s.
It was originally started by a small group of sound people from all over the world. Our common belief is that sounds and samples should be free for everyone to use in their projects, commercial or not.
Our users are a diverse mix of sound designers, sound artists, web game developers, filmmakers and music producers. Hobbyists and home video makers are welcome too.
What Soundsnap is NOT:
- An alternative to Myspace, Limewire or BitTorrent.
- A place to upload your band’s songs or your favourite mp3’s. Soundsnap is only for sound effects and loops.
- A place you can upload or find sounds from commercial libraries. All sounds here are original- made or recorded by its users.
That’s a nice mission statement. The files are organized by a well designed interface with a waveform preview, a audio preview and icons showing what format is available, mp3, wav or aiff. It’s a great site and I hope it is around for a long time.