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Below, you will find links to sites containing good quality free samples, mostle in the .wav and .mp3 audio formats. On the right, you will find links to sites containing soundfont samples (.sf2) .
I have ordered the sites by their approximate quantity and quality of free samples, from top to bottom.

Note: in most cases, the links below will direct you to the free samples section of that particular website. If you copy and paste the link instead of clicking on it, you may have to do some searching to find the samples.

_WAVE and MP3 samples_

> Audience Sounds <
AudienceSounds.com
This one get’s to be on top of the list becaus it’s mine :) It’s a ’studio audience’ laugh-machine. Royalty-free audience and people sounds can played and downloaded for use in your video’s, etc. It’s also fun to use it in the middle of a conversation…

The Freesound Project
freesound.iua.upf.edu
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.

Sample Swap
www.sampleswap.org
A collection of over 12000 free instrument samples.

Flash Kit
www.flashkit.com
Around 10,000 loops and sound effects for royalty free use in your Flash apps.

ccMixter
www.ccmixter.org
A community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons, where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Internet Archive
www.archive.org
Large site. Great for finding public-domain music, films, and radio shows from which to sample (but you’ll have to do the sampling yourself).

FindSounds
www.findsounds.com
FindSounds is a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples.

SoundSnap
www.soundsnap.com
Thousands of free soundclips seperated into categories. Nicely designed site.

Looperman
www.looperman.com
Nearly 3000 free samples and loops of various instruments

Free-Loops
www.free-loops.com
Nearly 3000 free wave and mp3 samples, specializing in electronic music (techno, house, etc.)

Philharmonia Orchestra - The Sound Exchange
www.philharmonia.co.uk
A large database of free orchestral instrument samples

University of Iowa - Electronic Music Studios
theremin.music.uiowa.edu/MIS.html

Several gigs of good orchestral samples

Macaulay Library
www.animalbehaviorarchive.org
A large, impressive collection of Animal Recordings.

Zillion Sounds Collection
sounds.beachware.com
A collection of 5000 mp3 samples and sound effects.

SampleNet
www.samplenet.co.uk
A collection of a few thousand mp3 samples of instruments.

Sound Dogs
www.sounddogs.com
Contains many mp3 ‘previews’ of decent length. Included because of decent categorization and amount of content.

Wav Central
wavcentral.com
A collection of wave file clips from various movies, tv, and other Sound FX.

The Daily Wav
dailywav.com
A daily updated list of clips from movies and tv.

Sound Central
www.soundcentral.com
Keyboard/Synth Samples. A large collection organized by manufacturer.

Rekkerd.org
rekkerd.org/loops
A collection of sample packs containing beats and melodic loops.

KB6
samples.kb6.de
Some classic drum machine sample packs.

Loopasonic
www.loopasonic.com
A collection of a few hundred wave instrument samples.

Freeloops
www.freeloops.com
A nicely categorized collection of a few hundred mp3 samples of various instruments.

Free Wave Samples
www.freewavesamples.com
Over 100 wave samples of various synthesizers.

JFTL
www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?CurrentPage=1&bandID=264683
A collection of samples from ‘circuit-bent’ instruments.

Free Samples n’ Loops
www.free-samples-n-loops.com
A collection of several hundred wave sound loops and samples of various instruments.

Audio Skull
www.audioskull.com
About 300 drum n bass / dj samples.

SampleSense
www.samplesense.com
Free Sample PACKS. Not a huge collection, but looks to be quite high quality.

Absolute Sound Effects Archive
www.grsites.com
Around 2000 wav files of various sound effects.

Frogstar
www.frogstar.com
Around 1500 free sound clips and effects.

I Love Wavs
www.ilovewavs.com
Around 1000 Wav files of many different sound effects.

PacDV
www.pacdv.com
Around 1000 wav/mp3’s of various sound effects.

Tingatel Sound Archive
freesoundfiles.tintagel.net
Around 1000 sound effects.

Ljudo
ljudo.com
Use a search feature to find your desired sound effect. Contains over 1000.

A1 Free Sound Effects
www.a1freesoundeffects.com
Nearly 1000 assorted sound FX.

Brandens Sound Effects
www.brandens.net
Around 1000 free sound FX wave files.

FreeSFX
www.freesfx.co.uk
A few hundred sound FX samples and sample packs.

Sdmm Studio
www.3dmmstudio.co.uk
A couple of dozen sound packs for use in movies.

GoldBaby
www.goldbaby.co.nz/freestuff.html
A collection of about a dozen decent sample packs. Some unusual ones.

Music For Video
music-for-video.com
A few high quality sample packs

Simply The Best Sounds
simplythebest.net
A few hundred wave files of various sound FX.

Smart Loops
www.smartloops.com
Access a few hundred free samples after supplying your email address.

Blue Distortion
www.bluedistortion.com
A small amount of synthesizer samples, some more in the forum if you register.

Mean Beat
meanbeat.cjb.net
A small collection of drum samples, and bass samples

Nexus Project
www.nexusproject.net
A small collection of electronic samples



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