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BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 am
by rsf123
The BBC has opened up its vast sound archive to the public. Thanks to the new BBC Sound Effects website, you can freely download over 16,000 sound effects in WAV format for “personal, educational or research purposes”.

The database is tagged and searchable, so you can easily find everything from animal sounds and talking dolls to the sound of furnace glass burners and rattling window frames. It appears to cover most of the BBC’s lifespan, with effects from the 1920s onwards.

http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 am
by Dmitry Shijan
wow!

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:32 am
by OtherBruce
Thank you! Very handy URL to have. This one post just paid for a year's subscription to this forum!

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:45 pm
by Jim Simon
Oh, man...there is no https: version of the site. :(

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:20 pm
by ep5television
OtherBruce wrote:Thank you! Very handy URL to have. This one post just paid for a year's subscription to this forum!

Good one.

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:22 am
by G0bble
So if I make a youtube video and try to monetize it then legally I cant use the sound tracks from here?

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm
by Tony Rivera
For clarity on anyone that might be reading this after the fact, there is no paid subscription service for our forums.

Re: BBC makes its sound effects archive free to access

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:54 pm
by jimconner20
This is amazing! It feels like stumbling on a treasure trove. Im definitely going to bookmark this link. Thanks for sharing!