Sound effects?

Hey there, I've just got a quick question about sound effects. I'd really like to start using them in my videos for comedic effect but I have now idea where to get them. Mostly I'd like to use sound effects that are extremely well known and commonly used (Ex:the Wilhelm scream, Howie scream) because I feel that having commonly recognizable sounds add to the perceived professionalism of a piece. It's basically paying tribute to all of the films/videos that influenced you. (In my case, comedy stuff like Red letter media)

I've seen a bunch of packs online but would really rather not download something from a site I know nothing about, so I'd like to get some input on a good place where I can get a SFX pack with a lot of common stock sound effects.

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  • CNKCNK
    edited June 2016

    http://www.wavebrigade.com/free-sfx.html

    As for the Wilhelm Scream and stuff.... Well not sure where to get that. A lot of people re use it even though they don't own it, but doesn't seem to have any consequences. 

    Sharing that type of stuff on forums is not allowed I think, but maybe we can have staff tell us if that's true or not.

  • Aladdin4dAladdin4d Moderator
    edited June 2016

    YouTube Audio Library

    https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/soundeffects

    Don't know if it's all still available but Sonniss gave away over 30GB of free sounds in this thread:

    https://hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/39835/30gb-of-high-quality-sound-effects-free-download

  • edited June 2016

    Sorry for being late to the discussion. I use a lot of sound effects in my videos. Simply find the sound effect on YouTube (there are plenty of sound effect channels) then head cover to clip converter.cc and download it as a mp3. 

    Then, put it as your audio 2 in the video. Hope I helped

  • You can get the Wilhelm scream directly from Wikipedia's page on it (click on the "More" icon in the audio player and then click on the downward-facing arrow).  As for comedic stock effects, there's a great library available on iTunes for $9.99 that has a lot of them.  It's simply called "300 Sound Effects" and has a red cover with white lettering.

  • HarHar
    edited June 2016

    You could also try looking around archive.org to see if any Creative Commons licensed sound effects are available.

    https://archive.org

  • Hi, I know a bit late to the party but you can get over 14,500 free sound effect and download them instantly here at zapsplat.com - all 100% free and legal to use.

  • The best place to download FREE sound effects and music loops:

    http://www.soundsboom.com/

  • Productioncrate is where I get mine from now, theres a lot for free, but for a small fee you can go "pro" and get all.... check it out,

    https://www.productioncrate.com/

  • edited October 9

    FreeSound is another great resource that I use frequently. Just make sure you check the usage/licensing details of whatever you use.

    http://www.freesound.org

  •  If you just convert it from a Youtube video, you're only going to get the audio quality that the original poster used to encode his video... which is usually not the best on average...  I thought I'd leave this link which may help people browsing this page...  A friend's website that just launched aims to provide very high-quality original sounds (24-bit 48 kHz wav files...) made from scratch by an expert sound designer.  The site has a bunch of free downloadable sound effects and ambient loops as well as paid premium sound effect collections.  He's got a 50% discount code going on right now to celebrate the launch of the new site, it's at the top of the front page :-)  http://www.ogsoundfx.com - keep making beautiful videos with beautiful effects, people! 

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