Most of us click through Google to search for stuff we need. What about search for audio files and musical loops? Yes, Google can for sure dig them out. But, are there any specialized alternatives?
Yes, there are few online web services which specialize in searching the web for audio sounds and loops. You can search web using these services and download the sounds bites you need. Here are five web services that should help in yourÃ‚ endeavour to search sounds.
1. SoundSnap –It allows you to find and share free sound effects and loops, legally. It is a collection of original sounds made or recorded by its users and not songs or sound FX found on commercialÃ‚ libraries or sample CD’s. I has huge collection arranged in categories like: Animals, humans, interiors, nature, sports etc.
2. FindSounds – As the name suggests, it is a free site to search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. It has huge list of sound types that you can search for. Sound Types list show different categories like birds, holidays, insects, TV, movies, etc.
3. AltaVista Audio Search –It allows you to search the web for sounds of different formats like Mp3, WAV, WindowsMedia, Real, and more. You can also configure search option to search for sound clips greater or less than one minute in duration.
4. SearchSounds – Another way to search web for sounds. You can enter the keyword for desired type of sound. It also has impressive tag display for sounds based on genres and artists.
5. Free Loops – It provides free loops and audio clip downloads to the music production community. It has loads of music loops ready for download. Besides, you can use search function to narrow down your results.
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