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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 <
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
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.
A collection of over 12000 free instrument samples.
Around 10,000 loops and sound effects for royalty free use in your Flash apps.
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.
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 is a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples.
Thousands of free soundclips seperated into categories. Nicely designed site.
Nearly 3000 free samples and loops of various instruments
Nearly 3000 free wave and mp3 samples, specializing in electronic music (techno, house, etc.)
Philharmonia Orchestra - The Sound Exchange
A large database of free orchestral instrument samples
University of Iowa - Electronic Music Studios
Several gigs of good orchestral samples
A large, impressive collection of Animal Recordings.
Zillion Sounds Collection
A collection of 5000 mp3 samples and sound effects.
A collection of a few thousand mp3 samples of instruments.
Contains many mp3 ‘previews’ of decent length. Included because of decent categorization and amount of content.
A collection of wave file clips from various movies, tv, and other Sound FX.
The Daily Wav
A daily updated list of clips from movies and tv.
Keyboard/Synth Samples. A large collection organized by manufacturer.
A collection of sample packs containing beats and melodic loops.
Some classic drum machine sample packs.
A collection of a few hundred wave instrument samples.
A nicely categorized collection of a few hundred mp3 samples of various instruments.
Free Wave Samples
Over 100 wave samples of various synthesizers.
A collection of samples from ‘circuit-bent’ instruments.
Free Samples n’ Loops
A collection of several hundred wave sound loops and samples of various instruments.
About 300 drum n bass / dj samples.
Free Sample PACKS. Not a huge collection, but looks to be quite high quality.
Absolute Sound Effects Archive
Around 2000 wav files of various sound effects.
Around 1500 free sound clips and effects.
I Love Wavs
Around 1000 Wav files of many different sound effects.
Around 1000 wav/mp3’s of various sound effects.
Tingatel Sound Archive
Around 1000 sound effects.
Use a search feature to find your desired sound effect. Contains over 1000.
A1 Free Sound Effects
Nearly 1000 assorted sound FX.
Brandens Sound Effects
Around 1000 free sound FX wave files.
A few hundred sound FX samples and sample packs.
A couple of dozen sound packs for use in movies.
A collection of about a dozen decent sample packs. Some unusual ones.
Music For Video
A few high quality sample packs
Simply The Best Sounds
A few hundred wave files of various sound FX.
Access a few hundred free samples after supplying your email address.
A small amount of synthesizer samples, some more in the forum if you register.
A small collection of drum samples, and bass samples
A small collection of electronic samples
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