7 sites to download free sound effects

  • 7 November 2020
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Audio is responsible for much of the desired effect in a video. After all, we are talking about an audio visual work .

The soundtrack can create a completely different feeling than what the image is going through. If you don't know how to use it properly, it can disrupt the message you want to get across.

But I'll leave the songs for another moment and focus now on another part as important as, in terms of audio, when creating a video: the sound effects !

Although it is often necessary to record the desired effects ourselves, or buy from one of the great sites we can find, depending on the project we can use free resources of good quality.

For this we have separated some sites that will help a lot in your search for the best sound fx for your project. Check out:

BBC Sound Effects

A pleasant surprise was the one that the BBC reserved. The huge communications group made approximately 16,000 high-quality sound effects available for free for non-commercial use.

As you have seen, it is a large and very good collection. Although it does not allow for monetized videos, it can be used for various materials and it can certainly be very useful.



An old acquaintance of this niche and certainly one of the largest and most useful collections of free sound effects.

Here is the highlight that there are many files that can be used commercially. Just be careful when choosing your sound considering the type of Creative Common it is framed in.

YouTube Library

The YouTube audio library has helped me in several situations. Both with your free music and sound effects.

The collection is huge and divided into several categories. The cool thing is that YouTube allows use in any project (just be aware that some of the files require attribution for commercial use).

Facebook Sound Collection

Following the YouTube wave, Facebook has also created a large library with good sound effects. Not quite as big as its competitor, but it is already growing quite fast.

What needs to be taken into account here is that the audios downloaded from this collection, although free, should only be used in videos that are posted on Facebook .


Here you can find a good variety of sounds and already separated by categories to make it easier to find exactly what you need.

There are no usage limitations for the files on this site. So enjoy!


Despite not having as many effects as others on this list, the free sounds that we find on this site are of excellent quality and are separated into packages. So you download the package from the category you are looking for and choose from the downloaded files.

They are all totally free , for commercial use or not.


Closing the list, SoundBible is another traditional site with many files to download. Also all at CreativeCommons, you can find different types of this license, so it's worth taking a look at whether the audio you like can be used for commercial use.


As you have seen, we always have many possibilities to find quality materials for free on the internet.

But always be careful with the use of what is available for free and do not monetize videos with songs that, even free, are only for non-commercial use. Ethics are grateful!

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