Are you looking for some cool free sound effects for a PowerPoint presentation, a marketing video or any other project?
Actually many websites offer free audio. I have visited some for you.
At Sound Gator you can search for sound effects using the search field on the homepage, but you can also browse through one of the 23 categories. All sounds can be previewed. To be able to download them for free in mp3 format, however, you must register first. Sound Gator is the only site where this is required.
Sound Bible distinguishes between Sound Effects and Royalty Free Sounds. Sounds from both categories can be downloaded free of charge here, but basically you should only use the royalty-free sounds for commercial purposes.
The web site allows you to search by keyword, but actual relative sections are not there. The annoying thing is that you will often receive irrelevant search results and not all the sounds can be previewed.
You can download the sounds in MP3 and a zipped wav file.
In SoundJay you can search in ten categories, but a search field is not available. Listening to mytests went very smoothly.
The audio files can be downloaded in both MP3 and in wav format.
In Soungle I only found a search box, but no sections. You can download the audio files in wav format, but I couldn’t preview the sounds.
AudienceSounds is only limited to “human” sounds, such as laughing, sneezing, shouting, clapping, etc. You will therefore only find four sub sections. Unfortunately there is no search box to search keywords.
You can download sounds from the tab ‘Download sounds’. Strangely, I noticed that the compact MP3 files are zipped.
Find Sounds gathers audio in various formats.
Below the search box you may even specify the desired size and quality. You can’t search by name though.
Downloading files is done using the right-mouse button.
Use FindSounds to search by keyword for sounds (cannot search by theme). I found there the most relevant search results. Conveniently, you can specify the desired size and the sound quality.
Do you know any more free sound effects websites? Let us know in the comments!