Sound Effects

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  1. Adam Sanchez

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    Does anyone know a good place or resource for alot of FREE sound effects? I need them for a school project.

    I specifically need a sound of stone slowly scrapinh, like the stone lid of a coffin being slid open. I need low mutter sounds of a creature (human creature). The sound of the stone coffin lid hitting the ground. Those are the main ones I need.
     
  2. Brian W. Ralston

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    Unfortunately, I can't answer your question on where to get free sounds on the internet, but if you have the capability to record sound in the field at all, you might be able to get exactly what you want for free. It really doesn't take that much. Just go to a rock quarry or a home depot and record the sound of flagstone or rock tile scraping across the concrete floor. Make your own human sounds and combine them with animal sounds from the zoo, etc...In the hours you spend trying to find the right sound online, you could have already created your own.

    Sometimes it is a fun weekend day project to become your own sound designer.

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  3. Vince Maskeeper

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    www.findsounds.com

    Keep in mind you might have to massage your search a little... "coffin lid" probably won't do much for you, but try brick, cinder block, rock, etc.

    The creature mutter is very much a "sound design" type effect, one you'd probably be best off recording yourself!

    For the scrape, You might be able to download this:
    http://www.notam02.no/DSP/lyder/skrap.wav
    And, depending on your audio software, slow it down and pitch shift it down to get the desired effect.
    Or try editing pieces of these together:
    http://www.rest-altburg.ch/sounds/rockdoor.wav
    http://www.mentalsoup.org/soundfiles/sfx/MOVEROCK.WAV
    http://www.ug.cs.sunysb.edu/~bouzaki...psons/rock.wav

    Lid hits ground:
    http://www.littlemusicclub.com/nature/rockbounce1.wav
    Maybe find a high resolution bass drum sample and roll off the high freq to sweeten the thud impact...

    Also, I know these sounds exist in most commercial sound libraries... I think sound dogs lets you buy individual FX from their site, http://www.sounddogs.com/

    -V
     

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