Sound Effects at UPENN

UPENN has 4 sound effects collections that may be used in your animation and mutimedia projects.

How to use Sound Effects

  • They may only be checked out for 24 hours m-f during business hours.
  • You should check them out, then use adobe audition to extract and prepare the sounds, then return the discs.
  • When you extract them, if you are working on a video project, you should also convert them to 48khz 16bit.

Title: Sound Ideas sound effects library. Series 3000 : Ambience / Sound Ideas.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : Sound Ideas, 1988.
12 sound discs : digital
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Location: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center (4th Floor West)
Call Number: Sound Id. 3001/12 CD
Volume Holdings: Discs 1-12
Notes: These items circulate for 24 hours only.

Title: Sound ideas. Ambience II series 7000.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : Sound Ideas, 1994.
15 sound discs : digital
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Location: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center (4th Floor West)
Call Number: Sound Id. 7001/15 CD
Volume Holdings: Discs 1-15
Notes: These items circulate for 24 hours only.
Search 7000 Series PDF CATALOG

Title: Sound ideas: sound effects library. The general series 6000.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : Sound Ideas, 1992.
Description: Sound Recording, Nonmusical
Sound Recording

1-40 Sound Ideas sound effects library : The General Series 6000
41-60 Sound Ideas sound effects library : The General, Series 6000 extension
61-70 Sound Ideas sound effects library : The General, Series 6000 extension II
71-80 Sound Ideas sound effects library : The General, Series 6000 extension III
81-90 Sound Ideas sound effects library : The General, Series 6000 extension IV

91-100 Sound Ideas sound effects library. The general 6000 series extension V
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Location: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center (4th Floor West)

Notes: These items circulate for 24 hours only.
Search 6000 Series PDF CATALOG

Title: BBC sound effects library
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1991, p1990.
sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Location: Van Pelt Library Ormandy Music and Media Center
Call Number: Films 1- CD
Volume Holdings: Discs 1-40, 51-60 + 1 book
You must go to the Ormandy center and ask for the BBC Catalog.