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Postby Mick C » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 am

Hi All,
Does anyone know where I can download free sound effects?

I need to add gunshots to a backing track for a drama sequence.

Thanks!
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby desmond » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:23 am

I can't believe you didn't try googling "free sound effects" ;) - there are lots of place out there.

I've used google's first result for various things in the past, and I'm sure it will have something useful for your needs - but there are plenty of other places to try as well, if not...
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby Mick C » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:42 am

My apologies. I did Google first, misunderstood the download, ended up with a pdf. But now it's sorted.
Schoolboy error - trying to finish something off late at night after a couple of beers!
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby desmond » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:37 am

No worries!

Hope you find what you need! :thumbup:
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 am

Freesound has a vast range of effects - some excellent, some not so...

Their search-engine is pretty good too...

Interestingly my next project will probably be to try and record some gunshots... no pheasant is safe around here at the moment! :)
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby Dave B » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:16 am

I'd be interested to hear the results Mike. I suspect that they don't resemble what we are used to hearing - not 'Hollywood' enough ... ;)
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 am

I've used these guys before: https://www.audioblocks.com/royalty-fre ... nd-effects
Some of which are a bit cheesy but it depends what you're after :)
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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:Interestingly my next project will probably be to try and record some gunshots... no pheasant is safe around here at the moment! :)

Here's a handy tip, then: use a dynamic mic, not a capacitor/condenser, and experiment with a little deliberate preamp overload and/or allow the limiter to act. A clean recording with a capacitor mic tends to be all transient and no body, but a dynamic mic inherently provides a useful transient-reduction, and allowing the preamp or limiter to thicken things out a bit gives a sound which has the more 'expected' gunshot character that we have come to know from film soundtracks etc.

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Re: Sound Effects Files??

Postby Wonks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:32 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:[ A clean recording with a capacitor mic tends to be all transient and no body,

No body? It all depends if the gun was loaded and pointed at someone. :D
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