The BBC Original Sound Effects Library 1-60

2,400 versatile sound effects from the BBC's top recordists

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This is the original BBC commercial sound effects library composed of 2,400 of the BBC’s best sound effects from their top sound engineers. The BBC Original Sound Effects Library 1-60 is a truly versatile collection.

Originally compiled on 60 audio CDs, this library is now available for download with embedded metadata and a search engine. Categories include international ambiences from Greece to Pakistan, animals, transportation, humans and more. These international sound effects were recorded in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America and beyond.

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  • 2,400 sound effects (41GB)
  • 16-bit/44.1 kHz broadcast .wav files
  • Mac & PC compatible
  • 3-year data replacement policy

All sounds in The BBC 1-60 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.

Start making waves with The BBC Original Sound Effects Library 1-60.