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sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

Post by permanent hearing damage » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 am

a new first for me - doing sound for a friend's animated short. going to need explosions and possibly some goofy cartoon noises. have found plenty of resources online for buying these, but hoping there might be a forum somewhere that has folks selling their unused stuff. any of you familiar with this world?

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Post by winky dinglehoffer » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:54 pm

My limited, nonprofessional experience:
It's not that hard to make a fair amt. of what you want through recording & sound manipulation plus a couple of synths. (The Hanna-Barbera library features quite a few fairly simple analog synth sounds.)
It's worth looking in the sound effects/novelty section of your local CD store (if you still have one.) I looked at a few of the ones I have, and while many prohibit commercial use, not all do.

I will say I found explosions a particular chore. I usually ended up layering a lot of stuff to get close to what I wanted, & usually wound up unsatisfied.

Here's some of my cartoonish sound work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJeH1sseiQI

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Post by wren » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:25 pm

The old BBC sound effects libraries are all online now, free for non-professional use and quite reasonable for professional use:
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/
The quality of the sounds is mixed, but some of it is very good.

Freesound.org is a good place to go as well.
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Post by Magnetic Services » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:15 am

I don't know how or why someone would or could sell a "used" sound effects library, but there is a ton of great free stuff out there!

I've found out about a lot of freebies (often limited-time deals) via the Tonebenders podcast: http://tonebenderspodcast.com/

This site is great too (for libraries and just general sound design education): https://www.asoundeffect.com/?gclid=Cjw ... gEQAvD_BwE

Another resource: http://designingsound.org/resources/sfx-independence/

But honestly, I find myself going to Freesound.org quite a bit! Takes a bit of searching through the crap to find the good stuff, but there are many dedicated people posting high-quality sounds there (even some Ambisonic recordings).

Happy hunting!

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Post by winky dinglehoffer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:38 pm

On the roll-your-own fx front: look up Ben Burtt on the youtubes. There's a fair number of interviews with/features about him, & his techniques are inspiring.

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Post by darjama » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm

Just saw this link for 26gb of free sfx:

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2019/0 ... io-bundle/

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Post by Magnetic Services » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:51 am

darjama wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Just saw this link for 26gb of free sfx:

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2019/0 ... io-bundle/
Holy shit. This will take forever to download. Thank you.

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Post by wing » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:52 am

Freesound.org is great in a pinch.

Having worked in post-production (editing & sound), I have a ton of things I could throw your way as well if you give me a short wishlist. DM me.

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Post by permanent hearing damage » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:44 am

thanks, everyone! animation is still being worked on, so i'm sure i have some time. hoping to get out in front of it and be ready.

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Post by digitaldrummer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:13 am

that Sonnis download (27+GB) was not too bad (I think it took longer to copy it to a USB stick...) and seems to have some pretty cool content. I'm sure i will find at least one sound in there to use at some point. the couple samples I listened to seemed to be pretty good quality.

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