Audio Resources

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.org

Website: http://www.freesound.org/

Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets,
samples, recordings, and bleeps released under Creative Commons licences
that allow their reuse.

Audio Jungle

Website: http://audiojungle.net/

135,266 royalty-free audio files from $1. Music loops, music packs, sound
effects, source files, logos and idents.

DigCCMixter

Website: http://dig.ccmixter.org/

This site includes a small ‘free music for commercial projects’ section, under an attribution licence.

Flash Kit

Website: http://www.flashkit.com/soundfx/

Offers an ever-growing list of shareware and freeware Sound FX for
download.

Free Music Archive

Website: http://freemusicarchive.org/

It’s not just free music; it’s good music.

Indie Game Music

Website: http://www.indiegamemusic.com/

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

Website: http://luckylionstudios.com/

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

Website: http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml

Free sound effects and royalty-free sound effects.

Sound Bible

Website: http://soundbible.com/

Free sound clips, sound bites and sound effects.

Sound Jay

Website: http://www.soundjay.com/

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).

Sample Swap

Website: http://sampleswap.org/

Professional quality, free audio samples and electronic music.

Sound Dogs

Website: http://www.sounddogs.com/sound-effects.asp

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.

Shockwave Sound

Website: http://www.shockwave-sound.com/

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.

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