Free sound effects categories

If you’re looking to download free sound effects, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find all our sounds in convenient categories allowing you to search quickly and easily. All our sounds can be download as mp3 or wav files (wav files available to Gold members, up to 24/96 kHz). If you prefer to perform a keyword search, use the search box above. Our free sound effects are used by filmmakers, game developers, on YouTube, podcasts, TV, radio, performing arts, schools and teachers and more.

We add hundreds more free sound effects every week for instant download and work with some of the best professional sound designers and libraries to bring you fresh, exciting new content. All our sounds are 100% legal to use, recorded by ourselves or our contributors. We own the copyrights or are authorised to distribute them meaning you can use our audio with absolute confidence, but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. Oh and don’t forget, you’ll find our royalty free music here.

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