Pig lying down

Pig grunts, cartoon water drips and lots of other new sounds added and new royalty free music

With the rain continuing to fall here today and not being able to venture outside so easily (or complete some of your requests due to the weather) I’ve been getting creative in the studio today. Here are some of the 43 new sound effects just added:

Pig grunts

I wanted to create some cartoon animals today so set about recording my voice mimicking some horses and pigs, with the aim to pitch them up and play around with them in Adobe Audition. Once I got the sounds in the editor and increased the pitch, I realised they didn’t really work. However the pig grunts (my voice) seemed to sound realistic when pitched down. In fact they ended up working so well, I’ve added them to the library.

Cartoon water drips

As a kid I used to love flicking my cheek while making a water drip sound with my mouth. So not wanting to waste my youthful talents, I recorded a few of these today and then had a play around with them in Audition. First I used the pitch-shifter to raise the pitch and then added some simple wide stereo chorus to them. I also increased to top-end with some EQ just to give the sounds a bit of brightness. I think they sound pretty good and they can be found in our cartoon library.

Water bottle

I love recording water as you never get the same sound twice. So just to beat the rain, I filled a large 1 litre bottle of water up today and performed loads of shakes, falling down stairs and other actions. If you need free bottled water sounds (well you might) they are here.

100 New free royalty free music tracks just added

Audio Hero have just generously contributed 100 new royalty free music tracks for you to download and use in your projects. These tracks span a wide range of genres and are a huge asset to the library. Many of you have expressed the need for more music so we’re extremely please to add these tracks.

The music is perfect for a wide range of applications, including films, animations, cartoons (there is a fantastic range of cartoon music), commercials and more. The tracks range from easy listening and jazz through to tension, orchestral and more. You can find all our free royalty free music here.

I'm the founder of zapsplat.com, creator of a large portion of the sound effects you'll find here. I hope you enjoy the site and sfx 🙂