Producer Steve here—welcome back to Studio Scoop. It’s certainly been a while. I’ve been involved with various audio dramas and video productions over the years, but I never really looked into it again until I began editing Jake’s Take: An Oddcast You Can Trust, and for later this fall, Ranger Bob’s new podcast.
So what am I talking about? Royalty-free sound effects and music. There are of course paid resources and foley artist methods, such as our own Director Doug when he records custom sounds—for example, the sound he created for the rocks dropping in David’s bag during Season 10’s Bible story.
But in this blog I’d like to show some of the free resources I’ve used for the Club programs. Check out the list below and see if these could work for you and your audio dramas or voice projects.
Here are some free resources with options to purchase that are available for you to explore:
- Pixabay – Good for music, sound effects, and images.
- freesound – A free sound effect library.
- mixkit – Uses music, sound effects, photos, and videos from the Envato Elements market but gives them to you for free. For more options, they have a paid subscription for creators.
- Zapsplat – Another resource with free and paid options for sound effects, sound packs, and music.
For more information or inquiries, feel free to email me using the contact form. I’d love to hear about your journey. I hope that helps you on your road to audio production success! Until next time, Producer Steve signing off.