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Free sound effects pages back by popular demand

Back in the good old days, when our site Shockwave-Sound.com had the “old style” look and feel, and about half as much content as we have on the site now, we used to have a selection of “Free sound effects” pages. It wasn’t really anything very fancy, just a bunch of pages from which users could download sound effect files completely free of charge.

We re-designed and did a complete overhaul of the website in October 2015 and the new-look site had a more focused approach, with less clutter and more straight to the point, with high-quality sound effects and royalty-free music that we wished to focus on.

Turns out that people are missing those old free sound effects pages. Having received numerous calls for their return, we’ve listened and finally got them back. Here they are.

Just a reminder – the sounds available on these free sound effects pages are of varying quality levels, some good, some pretty bad. We didn’t make the sounds. We just gathered them and described them for you. We also cannot grant any license for them, other than strictly personal / home use. If you want sound effects of consistently high quality and with a real license to use them in your own productions, then be sure to buy the professional level sound effects which you can find by searching or browsing from our main home page.

We currently have the following pages of completely free sound effects:

We hope you’ll find some use, or just some pleasure or amusement out of these sounds. Remember — home use only. No license granted for these.

 

New royalty-free music round-up

We are always busy with music projects and we tend not to post a new blog post every time we release new stock music here at Shockwave-Sound because we’d be constantly posting blog posts. So here’s a re-cap of our latest CD-collections of production music and royalty-free music. We hope you’ll enjoy our latest releases!

Latin Daze, Vol. 1:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/760/latin-daze-vol-1 : A fun, funky and tongue-in-cheek take on the entertainment world’s representation of modern Latin music culture. In Hollywood and light entertainment TV, reality shows etc., Latin Americans are often portrayed as sneaky or edgy characters, related in one way or another to illegal activities. These silly stereotypes often manifest themselves in music with various Latin elements such as Cumbia, Bolero and Reggaeton.

Tracks of Inspiration, Vol. 10:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/761/tracks-of-inspiration-vol-10 : A set of 11 inspirational tracks, combining influences from pop music, easy listening and classical / cinematic / orchestral music, these tracks have an uplifting and motivational feel. They go well with stories of every day heroes, building communities and relationships. Great for corporate films also, as these tracks promote a sense of green values, eco-friendly choices and a better future.

Gut Busters, Vol. 19:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/762/gut-busters-vol-19 : Strap yourself down and get ready for being knocked out! Here’s another collection of hard punching, gut busting, deep down grooving, fiery hard rock tracks. These tracks are fantastic for any high impact, action-filled footage such as high energy sports, fights and chases, etc.

Gut Busters, Vol. 20:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/763/gut-busters-vol-20 : …And there’s more where that came from. Vol. 20 of our Gut Busters series feature another 11 powerful, thumping, taking-no-prisoners, fast and fiery heavy metal tracks, made to rip up your productions and add punch and power. Another excellent collection of tracks for use with sports, motor sports, wild stunts, ‘jackass’ type video clips and more.

Reflections, Vol. 5:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/764/reflections-vol-5 : A collection of tender, fragile, thoughtful and reflective tracks. These tracks go well with media of beauty and elegance; whether it be commercials / advertising, films & drama, or nature and landscapes. Often understated and with an emphasis on touch and elegance, these tracks will bring warmth and emotion to your media projects.

Cinematic Themes, Vol. 10:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/765/cinematic-themes-vol-10 : These “big sky” productions carry that sense of awe and amazement that is often required by productions featuring natural wonders, fantastic events, and larger-than-life scenes of wonderment. These tracks will go well in scenes of grandeur, majestic beauty and epic events.

Massive Impact, Vol. 16:

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-collection/766/massive-impact-vol-16 : Another collection of 10 epic trailer tracks; these majestic and glorious tracks will go well with dramatic trailers, fantasy worlds, heroes and villains, super dramatic footage etc. As a series of stock music / production music tracks go, these tend to feature orchestra, choir and big, booming percussion. Some of the tracks follow a traditional “cinematic trailer” type structure, with a tense build-up, then an epic, climax part, and finally a thoughtful, reflective, melancholic end part.

We hope that these new tracks and album releases will be of help to you in finding the right royalty-free music for your next media project, whether it be a video game, a film, TV commercial, infomercial or just a YouTube video. Remember that, as always with our albums, if you only need one track or one file, you don’t need to license the whole album. You can just license that one individual track. Search for it by track title and you’ll find it.

That’s it from us, for this time. Thanks for reading!