1000 free sound effects for Christmas

A Sound Effect, a community-based, sound effects online marketplace, is giving over one thousand high quality sound effects away as an early Christmas present to content creators.

1000 free sounds for Christmas

A 1.3 GB .rar file is coming my way while I write this note. Featuring sounds from independent sound effects creators such as Antisample, Digital Rain Lab and Soundbits, the free sound effects pack is the way for A Sound Effect to say Happy Christmas.

A Sound Effect is home to a massive, curated collection of sound effects, created by the best sound designers and recordists in the world. The unique collections at A Sound Effect offer a focused alternative to conventional, cover-it-all sound libraries allowing editors to buy smaller, targeted libraries, as they need them.

A Sound Effect is the child of Asbjoern Andersen, founder and chief curator of the website. This Danish composer says that “I launched this site because I noticed that my colleagues in the sound community were releasing some truly incredible sound effect libraries on their own. These guys are some of the best in the world when it comes to sound design and field recording – and their libraries are created with talent, passion and feature recordings you can’t get anywhere else. But finding the sounds you were looking for was a monumental task, since the libraries were scattered across a myriad of individual websites.”

At A Sound Effect, you can now search, preview, compare and get exactly the sounds you’re after – all in one place. Now, for those not aware of the site, there is this call to action: the 1044 sounds are hand-picked from the premium libraries of the creators mentioned above, to give you a taste of their work – all ready to be used in your current or future projects (and yes, they can be used for commercial projects too).

“2016 has been the strongest year ever for A Sound Effect and independent sound effects, both in terms of growth and the quality of sounds available, so a free giveaway was an excellent opportunity for us to say thank you for making this a banner year, celebrate the holidays and offer a taste of our library at the same time,” said Asbjoern Andersen.

To take advantage, editors need only sign up to the A Sound Effect newsletter to gain access (can be unsubscribed at any time). URL for the free SFX giveaway:

Always evolving and expanding, A Sound Effect covers everything that makes a noise – from animals, creatures, human sounds and Foley, to destruction and impact, weapons, and ambiences from all over the world, as well as modern transportation and manufacturing sounds like Tesla electric cars and 3D printers. An online resource for anyone creating content, A Sound Effect serves as a marketplace for the independent sound community to buy and sell specialized libraries featuring unique and targeted sounds affordably and efficiently.

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