Need some quality sound effects or music? If you want to keep your costs
down I can recommend having a look through these sites. Again, be sure to
read and understand the usage licences for any free content.
Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets,
samples, recordings, and bleeps released under Creative Commons licences
that allow their reuse.
135,266 royalty-free audio files from $1. Music loops, music packs, sound
effects, source files, logos and idents.
This site includes a small ‘free music for commercial projects’ section, under an attribution licence.
Offers an ever-growing list of shareware and freeware Sound FX for
Free Music Archive
It’s not just free music; it’s good music.
Indie Game Music
You can find music for various platforms; MIDI for e.g. Java ME, MODs;
XMs for e.g. Gamepark/PSP/Nintendo DS; S3Ms for e.g. Gameboy Advance;
MP3s for e.g. Flash.
Lucky Lion Studios
Lucky Lion Studios provides high-quality video game music at an affordable price, whether you’re an independent developer in need of a few select songs or an established studio seeking an entire original score.
Partners in Rhyme
Free sound effects and royalty-free sound effects.
Free sound clips, sound bites and sound effects.
Another free sound effects website. Most files are 16 bit stereo 44.1 kHz or 48kHz high-quality sound effects (i.e. ideal for games).
Professional quality, free audio samples and electronic music.
The world’s first online commercial sound effects and production music
library. Offers a large, easily accessible sound library for immediate
download (in .aiff, .wav. and .mp3) and the packaged (on CD/DVD or hard
drive) ‘Soundstorm’ library.
One of the pioneers of online royalty-free music, stock music and
downloadable sound effect libraries. I’ve used Shockwave Sound quite a bit
in the past, and the quality can be very good.