Ever wish that you had some kind of device to help lighten up an awkward moment or get you out of an uncomfortable situation? I’m sure we all have had a similar experience at one time or another.
Well ….. Fear Not Anymore! …..
Here are a few sites to check out for thousands of cool and fun “instant gratification” sound effects.And best of all, the key element to this list is that they are all FREE (as well as royalty-free) with minimum effort involved. They run the full gamut from funny to scary in range, including sounds of animals, applause, people, transportation, sirens, lasers, instruments, household appliances, doors, machines, TV, space, occupational, nature, weather and so forth as well as a whole slew of alarms, bells, beeps, clicks, chimes, screams and whistles ….. all designed for personal use on your projects, blogs, websites, etc.
Go Ahead! — Give it a Try! — Indulge A Little! — You know you wanna! 🙂
11 Instant Sound Effect Sites
An alternative that is probably a good idea to have open alongside instant rimshot when telling a joke, you might want to use instant crickets when your joke doesn’t go over too terribly well. This site is particularly useful in corporate meetings when telling “politically-incorrect” jokes.
When everything seems to be getting you down, you can always rely on your emergency yodel button. Yodels are like hugs, giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside and making everything just a little bit better.
Basically just an up and down slide whistle sound ….. In some ways, it appears more pathetic than a sad trombone. Doesn’t really sound all that festive but you could stretch your imagination and find a creative use for it.
The classic scream from “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by Roger Daltrey of the legendary rock group “The Who”, which just happens to be the theme song from “CSI:Miami”. Also, David Caruso’s acting skills are legendary, so why not punctuate your day with sunglasses and his serious mug?
Be Fore-Warned!! – Beware, that by clicking this link, you will be exposing yourself to a full-screen image of William Shatner’s face….. Again ….. You Have Been Warned!!
Bad Taste Alert!! – This is one of those pull-my-finger episodes. May be lame and kitschy, but may work when the “essense of you” time rolls around and pointing your finger at the dog just doesn’t work anymore.
Reminds you of an old black and white TV western in the mindset of “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper. Gives kind of a desolate or lonely aura. Also, ideal to use when one of your jokes bombs or goes over your audience’s heads.
Personally I find this one quite annoying, but others may find it perfect for that moment when someone in your office makes a ridiculously obvious suggestion or comment, or is prone to spilling coffee all over himself/herself.
13 More Sound F/X Sites With Large Libraries
As a bonus, thousands of additional sound effects as well as sound bytes can be found at the various sites listed below. Simply click on the name/link and you’ll be taken right to the website. These are also FREE and are Royalty-Freeas well.
Here are a few more just added:
Create and customize virtual farts and email them to your family and friends.
A collection of either gross or funny (depending on how you look at it) belches and burps – It’s a simple fact of life – just depends on how vocal you are 😛