Anyone know of any?

basically free beats etc but hopefully with some atmosphere recordings, like cities, crowds what have ya..

thanks in advance!


I've always liked Looperman for musical loops. As far as non-musical, The Freesound Project has been my go to for anything I need for free, but I've generally had to make my own loops from their existing atmos. With both sites you need to credit the original author.

  • +1 for Freesound. Some of the stuff is hyper-cool. If you're looking for specific effects it can be a bit frustrating. – g.a.harry May 17 '11 at 1:18
  • And, on the flip side, sometimes you stumble across absolute jewels, usually when you've been searching other libraries for hours. – Dave Matney May 17 '11 at 13:22

check out http://www.soundjay.com/



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    Specifically, the advanced search options to choose downloadable items with cc license: soundcloud.com/tracks/… – EMV May 17 '11 at 8:05

The Sound Collectors' Club is not totally free (£20 annual membership fee) but once you've joined you can download as many recordings as you like for no further cost from a variety of different themed collections such as 'Wind' and 'Night and Day' atmoses from around the world. The only requirement is that you have to contribute a recording of your own to a collection in order to be able to gain access to it. In this way, we are gradually building a crowdsourced online sound FX library.

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