Here’s a useful list of some of the best sites for finding and downloading sound effects for your production.
Terminolgy…and the small print
Royalty free when applied to sound effects usually means that you purchase the sound for a ‘flat fee’ and then you the ‘purchaser’ can use that audio on any number of productions without paying further fees or royalties. However you need to check the licensing terms before purchase to be clear what you can and can’t do. For example with Pond 5 you can use their sound effects on any number of productions, and as with most libraries that licence is restricted to what they refer to as 1 ‘seat’. With Pond5, a “seat” is a ‘single user, person, or computer, hard drive accessible to one person. A “seat” cannot be shared, or passed along. Each new user of the content is an additional “seat” and that licence is limited to one person using it.’ If you need more seats you can buy an extended licence.
Looking for free non-mcps production music?
If you make broadcast productions then you can now get access to the Sounds Visual Music production music library. Refreshing new music – non-mcps and free to use on broadcast productions.