The BBC Complete Sound Effects Library is a massive collection of 29,420 royalty-free sound effects spanning the sonic palette and covering the globe. This comprehensive library contains over 200 sound effect categories including international ambiences, animals from Africa to Asia, wind and rain, machines, sports, battles and guns, traffic and hundreds more.
The BBC Complete Sound Effects Library is composed of both:
I. BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library
II. BBC Nature Sound Effects Library
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The BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library contains over 15,700 royalty-free effects capturing pivotal moments in sonic history and sound effects from all over the world. The vastness and diversity is astounding, with sound effects such as Chinese fireworks, Pakistani walla, Westminster Abbeys, Czech chatter, WWII aerobatic dog fights, Big Ben bells at 12, Triumph motorcycles revving, newborn baby girl foley, streetfighting in Vietnam, Ford Model T false stars, oil drilling ambiences and far beyond. Sound Categories include Archery, Clocks, Footsteps, Horses, Motorcycles and many more. From Big Ben on, recreate sonic history with the BBC Historical Archives!
The BBC Nature Archives Sound Effects Library offers the most diverse array of nature and animal sound effects in the world. The BBC Nature Archives Sound Effects Library is an extensive collection of 13,695 royalty-free sound effects recorded by BBC's top sound engineers from the late 1960ʼs on. Never before released, this library contains seventy categories of nature, ambience and animal sound effects that cross borders and span the globe. Sounds include Apes from Borneo, ice cracking in Alaska, Killer Whale sound effects from Norway, Ethiopian Baboons and thousands more.
This library also includes ten thousand bird sounds, from Costa Rican Vultures to Canadian Sparrows, from French Bee Eaters to South Georgian Macaroni Penguins. The BBC Nature Archives is sure to impress with international sounds from the around the world.
All sounds in the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library were recorded by BBCʼs top sound engineers from across all corners of the globe.
This library contains rich, embedded metadata for pinpoint sound effects searches. All sound effects are descriptively named and intuitively categorized in folders so you can easily browse. Metadata is compatible with Soundminer, Pro Tools, AVID, Final Cut Pro, NetMix, BaseHead and more.
Have a pan-global legacy of sound at your fingertips with the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library.