Sound Effects at UPENN

The music libarary (on the the 4th floor of Van Pelt several sound effects collections that may be used in your animation projects. The suonds from the Sound Ideas and BBC collections are royalty free.

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.
  • To extract the sounds, insert CD into lab computers. Using Adobe Audition go to File->Extract CD Audio. This will open the track. Then Save-As and change the sample rate to 48000 hz, Stereo, 16bit, wav uncompressed. Give it a good name that ends with .wav and save to your D drive.
 

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Title: Sound ideas. Ambience II series 7000
15 sound discs : digital
Call Number: Sound Id. 7001/15 CD

Search 7000 Series PDF CATALOG

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Title: Sound ideas: sound effects library. The general series 6000.

This is
a large set of 100 CDs. The set is organized as a basic set of 40 discs with 5 extension sets of 10-20 discs each. The link above will show you the 6 sets that may be checked out from the music libray.

Search 6000 Series PDF CATALOG

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Title: Sound ideas: sound effects library. The general series 3000.
12 sound discs : digital
Call Number: Sound Id. 3001/12 CD
Ambience tracks are provided in the following basic categories: City Atmospheres, Parks, Constructions Sites, Harbors, Jungles, Swamps, Mountains, Deserts, Forests, Countryside, Suburbia, Highways, Airports, Restaurants & Bars, Offices, Room Tones, European Ambiences and Outdoor & Indoor Crowds. A nice variety of long background tracks.

Search 3000 Series PDF CATALOG

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Title: BBC sound effects library
40 sound discs : digital

Call Number: Films 1- CD
Volume Holdings: Discs 1-40, 51-60 + 1 book

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Title: Sounds of a tropical rain forest in America
Streaming audio - you may need to log into library with pennkey

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Title: Science fiction sound effects record conceived, edited & mastered by Mel Kaiser.
Streaming audio - you may need to log into library with pennkey

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Hanna Barbera Public Domain Sound Effects

1970s Gold Label Sound Effects from Record

"Authentic Sound Effects"

Additional IAS Sound Search

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