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The BBC Sound Effects Library - Second Edition

The BBC Historical Sound Effects Library on Hard Drive

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.

The sound categories in this rich collection include Archery, Clocks, Footsteps, Horses, Motorcycles and many more. You can recreate history with the BBC Historical Archives. This hard drive includes the original BBC Sound Effects Library - CDs 1-60, the previously unreleased BBC Sound Effects Library - CDs 61-166, as well as the entire unreleased EC series of sound effects.

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Features of the BBC Historical Sound Effects Library:

'The BBC Historical Sound Effects Library' Audio Demo

Every sound in the BBC Historical 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.

BBC Historical Sound Effects Library Online Index