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The Complete BBC Sound Effects Library on Hard Drive

The Complete BBC Sound Effects Library on Hard Drive

The Complete BBC Sound Effects Library is a massive collection of more than 29'400 royalty free sound effects spanning the sonic palette, and covering the globe.

This comprehensive collection contains over two hundred sound effect categories including international ambiences, animals from Africa to Asia, wind and rain, machines, sports, battles and guns, traffic, and hundreds of others.

The BBC Complete Sound Effects Library contains:


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The BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library

The BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library contains over 15,700 royalty free effects, capturing pivotal moments in sonic history and sound effects from all over the world. The vastness and diversity of this collection is astounding. Included are Chinese fireworks, Pakistani walla, Westminster Abbey ambiences, Czech chatter, WWII aerobatic dog fights, Big Ben bells at 12, Triumph motorcycles revving, newborn baby girl foley, street fighting in Vietnam, Ford Model T false starts and oil drilling ambiences. Sound categories include Archery, Clocks, Footsteps, Horses, Motorcycles and many more. You can recreate history with the BBC Historical Archives.

The BBC Nature Sound Effects Library

The BBC Nature Sound Effects Library offers the most diverse array of nature and animal sound effects in the world. This extensive collection of 13,695 royalty free sound effects has been recorded by BBC's top sound engineers from the late 1960s to the present day. Never before released, this library contains seventy categories of nature, ambience and animal sound effects that cross borders and span the globe. Sounds include apes from Borneo, ice cracking in Alaska, killer whale sound effects from Norway and Ethiopian baboons.

This library also includes 10,000 bird sounds, from Costa Rican vultures to Canadian sparrows, from French bee eaters to South Georgian macaroni penguins. The BBC Nature Archives will impress your audiences with its exciting collection of international sounds from all over the world.

Features of the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library:

Every sound in the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library was recorded by BBC's top sound engineers in all corners of the globe. This library is delivered as 16 bit / 44.1 kHz broadcast wav files and contains rich embedded metadata for pinpoint sound effects searches. All sound effects are descriptively named and intuitively categorized in folders with descriptive names for easy browsing. The BBC Sound Effects Library's metadata is compatible with MetaDigger, Pro Tools, AVID, Final Cut Pro, Soundminer, BaseHead and other asset management systems.

Have a pan-global legacy of sound at your fingertips with the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library.

BBC Main Sound Effects Categories:

BBC Historical Sound Effects Library Online Index

BBC Nature Sound Effects Library Online Index

BBC Sound Effects Library Online Index