The Freesound Project

If you haven’t seen, ah, heard it, you should check it out. Free sounds. For free.

The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. This is what sets freesound apart from other splendid libraries like ccMixter. New to this site? Read the What is Freesound page to learn more!

Click here to see, ah, hear the free sound project.


  1. #1 djfav
    January 15, 2010

    There is some really good stuff on the Freesound Project (some not so great). I stumbled upon a sample of a British WWII air raid siren on there a while back. Lots of field recordings, too.

  2. #2 djfav
    January 15, 2010

    Oh, might as well link to what I ended up doing with that siren (it’s a work in progress). By the way, have you heard of Soundcloud?

  3. #3 becca
    January 17, 2010

    I’m looking for a file of the background radiation of the universe – Free Sound project doesn’t have it. Does anyone know where I can get it?

  4. #4 djfav
    January 17, 2010

    I took a stab at it and found a simulation. Scroll down and he produces clips.

  5. #5 becca
    January 17, 2010

    actually, I was looking for the Cosmic microwave background radiation that was discovered by Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson in 1964, but this simulation may well do nicely for my purposes. Thank you for the reference!