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Download Free Sound Effects

Download thousands of free sound effects for commercial and non-commercial use from this website.

Zapsplat offers free sounds that can be used by anyone in videos, podcasts, apps, games, animations, cartoons and other projects. The sound effects are sorted in these categories:

  • Animals
  • Bells
  • Cartoon
  • Emergency
  • Explosions
  • Fantasy
  • Food and Drink
  • Foley (Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality)
  • Horror
  • Hospital
  • Household
  • Human
  • Impacts
  • Industrial
  • Leisure
  • Multimedia
  • Musical Office
  • Nature
  • Public Places
  • Science Fiction
  • Sound Design
  • Technology
  • Vehicles
  • Sport
  • Warfare

The sound effects are free to use after registerting at the site. The licensing terms for free sounds are attribution/credit required in the form of a credit/link back to the website.

If that licensing structure isn’t workable for a project, these two sites are worth a look:

Sound Bible has free sound clips, sound effects, and sound bites. The sounds are all either public domain or labeled with a Creative Commons license. No registration is needed to download files.

Freesound is a collaborative repository of over 400,000 CC licensed sounds and effects. Various Creative Commons licenses are used on the site, check the license for any audio files you want to use. You need to register to download files.

If you’re looking for sound effects for a project one of these sites should have it.

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I bookmarked that one! Thank you
I went all over the site but (blush) I spent about 15 minutes testing the fart sounds :))

Good one rhiannon !
Something there for everyone !
I'm always on the lookout for a nice animal a rooster crow for my ringtone.

Glad you like it. :) I change phone ringtones almost as often as I change my desktop wallpaper.