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Top Ten Online Libraries of Sounds

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Musician Resources

Internet offers excellent resources for musicians when it comes to royalty free music and the most bizarre and unusual of sounds. Whether you are looking for new music loops and tracks, or particular sound effects, here are the Top 10 Online Libraries for Music and Sounds, where you are guaranteed to find exactly what you want.

  1. Freesound

    Freesound is a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, etc., all released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.

    Freesound lets you browse the sounds in new ways: using keywords or a “sounds-like”

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  1. Thank you, thank you thank you for this list!!

  2. I think you have left a great resource off of your list. http://www.SmartSound.com has a cool set of features for adding high-impact royalty free music to your project. They are the only ones with this patented process that makes the music the exact length that you want. Most of the music also comes with each instrument on a separate track so you can arrange the sound to fit your project. It works great, and saves a bunch of time.

  3. Hello,
    I want to share a nice website with piano music content for documentary, cinematic projects and more. http://www.royaltyfreepianos.com
    Best !

  4. Audiojungle (http://www.audiojungle.net) is one of the top comprehensive stock music libraries you will find on the web.

    If you are focusing on piano music, http://www.pianoloops.net is another good site.

  5. I would like to add http://www.themusicase.com royalty free music library to this list.

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