Thursday, 10 December 2015

Free Sound Source -!

Freesound "aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, [etc.] released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse".

You can find sounds by going to the 'sounds' tab and using the "browse tags", "browse geotags" (for if you want a sound recorded in a particular location), "browse packs" or "browse remix-groups". 

You can also directly search for sounds by using the search bar.  The advanced search options give you the option to list them by shortest to longest - which is handy for sound effects, because you don't want five minutes when 2 seconds will do.  Anything that reads 00:00 when you hover your mouse over the picture of the sound wave will be less than one second long. 

After you've searched, you can also filter the results by the license that they use, by tags, file type, and some aspects of the quality of the sound.  You can search in more than one tag at once by using the small + that appears next to each tag on the tag cloud.

You must sign up with Freesound in order to download the sounds available.

You can alter the sounds available on the site to be compatible with the Creatures series by using this tutorial by The Second.  Don't forget to check in your sounds folder to see if the four-letter name for your sound effect is already taken!  Muppetboy created a list of C1 sound effects, but there doesn't seem to be equivalents for C2, C3, DS or CV in the community. 

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