The next time you need common sounds like doorbells ringing, dogs barking, or car horns honking to use in a multimedia project you could try to record those sounds yourself or you could turn to SoundGator to find free recordings that you can download. SoundGator offers free sound recording downloads. There are twenty-three recording categories that you can browse through to find the perfect sound for your project.
You do have to register on SoundGator in order to download recordings. After registering you can download recordings directly to your computer to re-use in your projects.
Applications for Education
Whenever I talk about having students create multimedia projects I encourage having students create and use their own sound samples. Creating their sound samples isn’t always feasible and in those cases it is good to have a site like SoundGator at your disposal.