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BBC Sound Effects, Sound Archive (FREE) | ARTLECTURE

BBC Sound Effects, Sound Archive (FREE)

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BBC has opened up a free Sound Archive to the public. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be freely used for personal, educational or research purposes. That is, it is available to be free to listen or download and reuse for non-commercial purposes.

You can freely download over 16,000 classic BBC archive: Sound Effects and Field Recordings, from air raids to zebras, are available on the BBC.

Sound Effects Beta:

It is interesting to note that the database is tagged and designed for retrieval. So you can easily find everything from a vast sound archive. Furthermore, access dataset metadata by visiting our dedicated  LOD site.

If you have any queries regarding usage, please contact  jake.berger( at

This is a sample link:


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