Sound Files


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This is a Web Directory of sites that offer choral music clips in various formats. The abbreviations MP3, WMA, RA, signal the type of audio file offered on each site. Entries are arranged by number of sound clips, descending order.



Find Sounds - Enter one or more words in the search box and then click on the Search button to find audio files. You can enter any word or phrase. Here are three examples. A text search is not the only way to find sounds. You can also perform to a sounds-like search. You can find audio files in AIFF, AU, MP3, and WAVE formats. To exclude a format, un-check the box beside its name.

Absolute Sound Effects Archive - The site claims to have close to 2000 high quality, attractive sound effects for use in web pages, games and multimedia applications. The sites does stipulate that sound effects were obtained from various sources on the internet that labeled them as "freely distributable"

Soungle - Claims to be the simplest place on the internet to search for sound effects. Give it a try by using their plain simple search engine to find and then download your favorite effect.

Flash Kit Loops - Thousands of music loops that are available in catagories or as a seacrh. Download as a WAV or MP3. While the site is designed for Flash the loops can be used in any multimedia application.

Free Music Archive - Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era. This site is great for podcaster looking for pod-safe audio, or students looking for audio for there next video production. The Free Music Archive resources have been hand-picked by established audio curators. Be sure to read each audio's licensing type. Initial funding for The Free Music Archive came from the New York State Music Fund, a program of Rockefeller Philanthrophy Advisors.

Opsound - This web site is based on the gift economy in action, an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and reimagine

Incompetech - A site with free music my Kevin MacCleod. The creative commons license he has allows a liberal use of the music he provides. He is also willing to write for a fee and will also accept a donation. Some great music for video and podcasts.

JMTR.com - Another independent site of music that could be used in videos and podcasts. Wide assortment of interesting music that could be interesting. Author Jonathon Roberts provides catogories by tempo beats and moods. Creative Commons allows liberal use of works as long as credit is given.

Magnatune - A great site with an abundance of music genre perfect for podcasts and video productions. You do need to read directions on how to download the mp3s for free school use under creative commons. The instructions are on this web site link. Basically when the proper audio is found, instead of clicking buy, you click the license. From there you click on Non-commercial schools - Creative commons. From there you select "Download 128k mp3s with speaking on them".

Partners in Rhyme - Another site that offers the option to download and use itheir free downloads in your commercial projects, podcasts, websites and videos. There are a few limitations that are on the front page of the site. Link your blog to the site and get a free sound effects library.

Taylor Howard Classical - The music on this site is: free to download and play, free to rebroadcast in any form for any purpose, free to play in public, free to publish for profit, and free to sample. There is no copyright on this music. If you can think of a creative way to use this music, you have the artists full support. In fact the author states "If you would like a custom composition for a movie you're making, or to broadcast, let me know and I will be happy to create one for you for free". Regardless, be sure to give credit!