Fun Sound Effects … In An Instant

sound_fx_machineEver 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 Sitesmagic-button-anim

This is the classic and most likely the original site in the genre. Load this site up before you tell a joke and hit the button to punctuate your punch line.

Created in response to instant rimshot, sad trombone is useful when delivering bad news to someone such as “Honey, I accidentally drove the car into the garage door…” Insert sad trombone sound here.

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.

This reminds me of the sad horn sound effect, from a well-known television game show, where you attempt to guess the prices of everyday products. You probably know which one I’m inferring to.

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 sound effects logo

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 addedcreate farts

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 😛


Cool Tools! – Handy Online Gadgets

stopwatchThis page features a few simple, nifty, handy-dandy apps that you might actually find helpful enough, as well as useful enough, to add/download to your browser, home page, website or blog. Best of all, they’re all FREE and very easy to install. Listed below are a few of these as well as their links to get yours instantly.

Everybody needs a stopwatch, calculator or timer at some point — and there never seems to be one around when you really need one!

Well … Fear Not … Now There Is!

A simple, fast “Flash” Online Stopwatch and Online Countdown Timer always available when you need it.

All of these can be found at or you may click on them individually as they are listed below …..


Below are a few more cool FREE gadget applications from

Your source for the Coolest Gadgets on the Web!

labpixiesLabPixies is a free online directory for web gadgets (also known as “Widgets”). Add cool and useful gadgets to your home page, or embed them to enrich your blog or website. Simply click the “add to” button of your favorite gadget and start personalizing your online experience! Try it now! – They’re FREE!

Here are a few of the most popular …..calorie_counter

Lots of  games for your desktop are available here also including:

  • Black Jackblackjack_game
  • Flood-It!
  • Hangman
  • Invaders
  • Marbles
  • Minesweeper
  • Slot Machine
  • Sudoku Puzzles
  • Trivia
  • Video Poker
  • plus many more!

There are quite a few more gadgets or widgets available from this website that include fun and games, entertainment and additional tools to help make your job just a little more bearable or your life a little easier ….. Check ‘Em Out!