5 Good Places to Find Free Audio Clips

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Are you in search of quality audio clips to enhance your digital interactive curriculum? If you’re using TeacherMade, you know how easy it is now to incorporate multimedia elements into your digital curriculum, but where do you find free images, audio, and video resources?? 

Last week, we highlighted 5 Good Places for Free Images and you can read that post here. Today, we’re sharing a concise guide to sites with audio clips to make your next project that much easier.

Pixabay.com https://pixabay.com/music/ : This is your go-to place for a rich music section and a sound effects library. Whether you’re looking for smooth jazz tunes or specific sound effects like a car horn, this platform has got you covered. Remember to check the license details before using any file.

Sound Bible https://soundbible.com/ : A veteran in the field, Sound Bible offers a vast collection of sound effects. Though the site contains advertisements, it’s a treasure trove of sounds, from airplane landings to other ambient noises. Make sure to give credit where it’s due, as per the attribution information provided.

Open Verse https://openverse.org/ : Formerly a Creative Commons search tool, Open Verse now hosts a variety of audio files. It stands out for its ability to search multiple sources, offering you a rich array of options to choose from.

Dig CCMixter http://dig.ccmixter.org/ : If you are working on films, videos, or video games, this platform is your best bet. It houses over a thousand instrumental music files, with filters to help you find the right license and type of music you need.

Internet Archive https://archive.org/ : A massive repository of audio files, including vintage recordings and a vast collection of Grateful Dead tracks, lol. However, exercise caution and supervise students if they are using this platform, as it offers a wide range of unfiltered content.

Be sure to check the license for every clip as many have permission requirements that you must qualify for and/or adhere to. Remember, it’s a best practice to cite the creator if asked to do so. 

Richard Byrne’s video offers more insights and tips on using these sites so be sure to watch it


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