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Latest Windchimes Samples news:

April 2018: All the samples disappeared recently! They’re all back now! :-) Some of my site software somehow went out of date and stopped any samples showing up.

October 2017: A horse whicker sound from a hungry Welsh Cob called Polly and lots of horse snorts.

March 2017: Old SLR Film camera sounds from a Rolleiflex SL 35 camera.

November 2015: One of my sounds is going to be used in a Ken Burns documentary (who is the US documentary maker). Very exciting! And I’ve created some funny bird sounds, an oil slick, fleas and a hurricane!

September 2015: I just couldn’t throw out an old wine glass without making some smashing recordings! I recorded at 96Khz, so I could make some slow-motion versions too.

June 2015: House/garage music made from sewing machine and scissor samples, and the individual samples there for you to make your own edit. And now I’ve added STEREO WINDCHIMES! And because I recorded at 192Khz, I’ve also made a spooky slowed down backwards recording for your horrific and dramatic moments.

December 2013: Some cat and coffee grinder samples, and some Grime instrumentals.

February 2013: I've been busy recording sounds in the kitchen!

July 2012: I’ve added the rather nice SoundManager2 to this page to make it easier for you to listen to the mp3s.

Free sound effects samples (including windchimes!), royalty-free instrumental music and original soundfonts

Finding sounds

The best way to search for material on this page is to use your browser’s “find on page” feature (usually ctrl-F or command-F) and search for words in the sound descriptions. Then use “find next” or “highlight” to help find other matches.

Or jump straight to: Windchimes samples, miscellaneous sound effects including clangs, pings, impacts and shatters, drones, atmospheres and ambience, drum rhythms on real drums, programmed drum rhythms, royalty-free music or soundfonts.

Looking for royalty free songs? Make a suitable donation and download songs at paddymusic.org.uk/music.html.

Used a sound or some music? Why not send me a link - I may even add it to this page! Or if you need bespoke or exclusive sounds and music contact Paddy and he’ll see what he can work out.

The sounds

All this sound/music was created, recorded, engineered, composed and played by me (unless stated). They’ve proved very popular on Freesound.org (my username is BristolStories) - some samples have been downloaded thousands of times for use in games, websites and films. There are new samples here which aren't available on Freesound.

Crediting sounds you use

If you use these samples in a film or recorded audio, credit their use as (description of sound) by Paddy Uglow - CreativeMedia.org.uk”. If you don’t want to credit me, donate at least £1 per sound (more for music) via PayPal (below).

You may not sell or share these sound files; please point people at this page instead. You do not have exclusive rights to the sounds.

Saying thanks for the sounds

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Windchimes sample sounds

There are 25 samples of ascending and descending strokes windchimes, both fast and slow. There are also some in both directions, and some “special” ones. Sampled from a real set of windchimes. Tips: add lots of reverb for magical effects. Slow them down for spookiness (especially played backwards!)

Download all the chimes (2.9MB) or audition the sounds below - right click the links to save the files to your computer.

Keywords: clangs metal, clank, tension, fear, danger, horror, drama, risk, suspense, jingle jangle. Length: 0:30. filename: st-chimes-spooky-and-slow.mp3 size 706kb.

Keywords: Magic tinkle fairy dust spell jingling high pitched scorcery sorcery wizard wizardry witch magic. Length: 0:09. filename: st-chimes-slow-rise.mp3 size 209kb.

Keywords: Magic tinkle fairy dust spell jingling high pitched scorcery sorcery wizard wizardry witch magic. Length: 0:07. filename: st-chimes-slow-fall.mp3 size 171kb.

Keywords: Magic tinkle fairy dust spell jingling high pitched scorcery sorcery wizard wizardry witch magic. Length: 0:04. filename: st-chimes-fast-rise.mp3 size 91kb.

Keywords: Slow sweep of chimes from high pitch to low. Length: 0:09. filename: d_chimes_slow1.mp3 size 155kb.

Keywords: Sweep of chimes from high pitch to low. Length: 0:06. filename: d_chimes1.mp3 size 98kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:05. filename: d_chimes2.mp3 size 94kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:05. filename: d_chimes3.mp3 size 91kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:07. filename: d_chimes4.mp3 size 113kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:04. filename: d_chimes5.mp3 size 67kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:05. filename: d_chimes6.mp3 size 82kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:09. filename: d_chimes7.mp3 size 146kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:06. filename: special1.mp3 size 107kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:47. filename: special2_long.mp3 size 749kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:10. filename: special3.mp3 size 169kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:03. filename: u_chimes_short1b.mp3 size 50kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:02. filename: u_chimes_short2.mp3 size 47kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:02. filename: u_chimes_short3.mp3 size 40kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:02. filename: u_chimes_short4.mp3 size 45kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:04. filename: u_chimes_short5.mp3 size 68kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:11. filename: u_chimes_slow.mp3 size 173kb.

Keywords: Medium speed sweep of windchimes from low pitch to high. Length: 0:05. filename: u_chimes1.mp3 size 82kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:04. filename: u_chimes2.mp3 size 71kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:05. filename: u_chimes3.mp3 size 91kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:04. filename: u_chimes4.mp3 size 69kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:05. filename: u_chimes5.mp3 size 82kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:13. filename: u-d_chimes1.mp3 size 205kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:11. filename: u-d_chimes2.mp3 size 186kb.

Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell. Length: 0:18. filename: udu_chimes1.mp3 size 298kb.

Micellaneous sample sounds

Here are the short samples. Windchimes samples, clangs, pings, impacts and shatters, drones, atmospheres and ambience, drum rhythms on real drums, programmed drum rhythms, royalty-free music and soundfonts are elsewhere on this page.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort1.mp3 size 31kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort2.mp3 size 28kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort3.mp3 size 30kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort4.mp3 size 24kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort5.mp3 size 30kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort6.mp3 size 25kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort7.mp3 size 29kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort8.mp3 size 26kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort9.mp3 size 23kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort10.mp3 size 33kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:01. filename: snort11.mp3 size 25kb.

Keywords: animal, breath, blowing, breathing out, snorting, rasp, equine, horsey, equestrian. Length: 0:02. filename: snort12.mp3 size 40kb.

Keywords: horse,pony,equine,chunter,horsey,throaty. Length: 0:02. filename: horse-sound.mp3 size 43kb.

Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35. Length: 0:01. filename: old-camera-shutter-sound.mp3 size 21kb.

Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35. Length: 0:02. filename: old-camera-winding-sound.mp3 size 51kb.

Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35. Length: 0:02. filename: old-camera-slow-shutter.mp3 size 50kb.

Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35. Length: 0:00. filename: old-camera-open-shutter.mp3 size 20kb.

Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35. Length: 0:01. filename: old-camera-close-shutter.mp3 size 26kb.

Keywords: boing boing, springing, springers, metal springs, contraption, mechanical, echoing springs, twangs, bouncy bouncing, mattress, bedsprings. Length: 0:10. filename: fleas.mp3 size 159kb.

Keywords: swannee whistle, swanny whistle, hooting, toots, piping, comic, funny, hoots, recorder, pipe, wind instrument, like the clangers. Length: 0:25. filename: funny-bird-sounds.mp3 size 405kb.

Keywords: gloop, oily, gooey, gloopy,sticky, lathering,squelching,slimey,slimy, slime,stuck, mud, muddy,dirty, #squelchsound. Length: 0:24. filename: squelchy-sounds.mp3 size 382kb.

Keywords: hurricane, typhoon, stormy, cyclone. Length: 0:09. filename: windy-storm.mp3 size 152kb.

Keywords: machinery electric stitching whirring operating equipment #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:11. filename: sewing-machine.mp3 size 260kb.

Keywords: Cloth fabric dropped, clothes hitting the floor, soft impact strike sound hit #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: cloth-flump1.mp3 size 16kb.

Keywords: Cloth fabric dropped, clothes hitting the floor, soft impact strike sound hit #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: cloth-flump2.mp3 size 15kb.

Keywords: frou frou fabric rustle cloth sound swoosh whoosh slide slip #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:01. filename: cloth-frou1.mp3 size 22kb.

Keywords: frou frou fabric rustle cloth sound swoosh whoosh slide slip #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:01. filename: cloth-frou2.mp3 size 23kb.

Keywords: cut chop scissoring cutting snipping snipped #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:01. filename: cloth-scissor-cut1.mp3 size 24kb.

Keywords: Cotton reel bobbin spun turning whirl rattle rattling whirling #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:01. filename: cotton-reel-reeling.mp3 size 29kb.

Keywords: tear rip cloth shredding torn ripped clothes tearing #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:01. filename: fabric-rip1.mp3 size 30kb.

Keywords: tear rip cloth shredding torn ripped clothes tearing #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: fabric-rip2.mp3 size 21kb.

Keywords: Metallic rasp, snip cut sissors scisors cut sharp metal #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: scissor-open1.mp3 size 12kb.

Keywords: Metallic rasp, snip cut sissors scisors cut sharp metal #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: scissor-open2.mp3 size 15kb.

Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: scissor-snip1.mp3 size 14kb.

Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: scissor-snip2.mp3 size 14kb.

Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: scissor-snip3.mp3 size 16kb.

Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:00. filename: scissor-snip4.mp3 size 15kb.

Keywords: electric door whir whirr machinery machine robot sound machinery industrial #sewtotherhythm. Length: 0:04. filename: sewing-machine-spin.mp3 size 100kb.

Keywords: purring feline eating sounds dinner grub munching chewing gulping greedy mastication chomping chowing. Length: 2:42. filename: cat-eating.mp3 size 2887kb.

Keywords: Squeaky machine vintage badly oiled old equipment comedy car sound. Length: 0:07. filename: grinding-loop1.mp3 size 136kb.

Keywords: Squeaky machine vintage badly oiled old equipment comedy car sound. Length: 0:14. filename: grinding-loop2.mp3 size 269kb.

Keywords: Sinister scary horror rising fear frightening spooky backwards magic spell chorused. Length: 0:03. filename: risein1.mp3 size 61kb.

Keywords: Sinister scary horror rising fear frightening spooky backwards magic spell chorused. Length: 0:04. filename: risein2.mp3 size 78kb.

Keywords: Sinister scary horror rising fear frightening spooky backwards magic spell chorused. Length: 0:02. filename: risein3.mp3 size 42kb.

Keywords: turbine airplane 747 jumbo rising high pitched whine crescendo. Length: 0:10. filename: synth-jet.mp3 size 168kb.

Keywords: ting. Length: 0:03. filename: ping.mp3 size 62kb.

Keywords: ting bell. Length: 0:02. filename: ping-noverb.mp3 size 45kb.

Keywords: ting bell chime ring ding. Length: 0:05. filename: triangle.mp3 size 58kb.

Keywords: breaking, broken, glass, pieces, shards, smash, smashing, tinkling, wine. Length: 0:01. filename: wine_glass_bits_hit.mp3 size 23kb.

Keywords: breaking, broken, glass, pieces, shards, smash, smashing, tinkling, wine. Length: 0:00. filename: tinkle_smash_glass.mp3 size 17kb.

Keywords: bones, breaking, broken, chime, clatter, explosion, shattering, falling, glass, shards, shells, tinkle, wind. Length: 0:41. filename: shells_tinkle.mp3 size 1007kb.

Keywords: Smash, break, shatter, tinkle, crash, crashing, fragments. Length: 0:01. filename: smash1.mp3 size 37kb.

Keywords: Smash, break, crash, crashing, shatter, tinkle, fragments. Length: 0:02. filename: smash2.mp3 size 45kb.

Keywords: Clang, slow motion, metallic, impact, clanging, smash, break, shatter, tinkle, fragments. Length: 0:03. filename: slow-smash1.mp3 size 69kb.

Keywords: Clang, slow motion, metallic, impact, clanging, smash, break, shatter, tinkle, fragments. Length: 0:03. filename: slow-smash2.mp3 size 69kb.

Keywords: psychedelic, wierd sound, crashing, impacts. Length: 0:02. filename: reverse-glass-smash1.mp3 size 55kb.

Keywords: psychedelic, wierd sound, crashing, impacts. Length: 0:02. filename: reverse-glass-smash2.mp3 size 57kb.

reverse_clang2.wav

Length: 0:08. This is a recording of a metal plate being hit, and played backwards and processed. I've used it for a build in a dark techno song, but it would also make a good effect for horror/suspense films. This is my most popular sound, with tens of thousands of downloads!. Keywords: build, buildup, darkwave, drama, dramatic, effect, fx, horror, rise, scary, suspense, trance.

reverse_clang1.wav

Length: 0:04. This is a recording of a metal plate being hit, and played backwards and processed. I've used it for a build in a dark techno song, but it would also make a good effect for horror/suspense films.. Keywords: build, buildup, darkwave, drama, dramatic, effect, fx, horror, rise, scary, suspense, trance.

Keywords: backwards, break, breaking, crash, effect, fx, glass, shards, shatter. Length: 0:01. filename: reverse_tinkle_smash_glass.mp3 size 25kb.

Keywords: backwards, bones, chimes, effect, fx, jingle, shards, shatter, shells, skeletal, tinkle, wind. Length: 0:03. filename: reverse_shells.mp3 size 79kb.

repeated_bell.wav

Length: 0:12. This repeating bell was meant to sound like a Tibetan monastery or rustic church bell or a warning bell in an old village. The timing is uneven. It was made by banging a metal plate. Keywords: bell, bong, church, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, monastery, monastry, plate, ring, ringing, temple.

Keywords: build, buildup, darkwave, drama, dramatic, effect, fx, horror, rise, scary, suspense, trance. Length: 0:08. filename: nasty_reverse1.mp3 size 125kb.

Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing. Length: 0:08. filename: clang6.mp3 size 87kb.

clang5.wav

Length: 0:08. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing. Length: 0:06. filename: clang4.mp3 size 67kb.

clang3.wav

Length: 0:08. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing. Length: 0:07. filename: clang2.mp3 size 74kb.

Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing. Length: 0:08. filename: clang1.mp3 size 97kb.

Keywords: break, breaking, glass, hit, shards, shatter, smash, smashing, tinkle. Length: 0:02. filename: break_wine_glass.mp3 size 50kb.

Keywords: bird, door, drum, glass, hit, hitting, kick, knock, muffled, pane, pound, resonant, thump, window. Length: 0:01. filename: window_thump.mp3 size 14kb.

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, echoey, underground, cave, spooky, snap. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-click.mp3 size 152kb.

Keywords: Scraping rhythmic metal rubbing stropping sharpening scary blade sharp honing whetting razor. Length: 0:05. filename: sharpening-100bpm.mp3 size 76kb.

Keywords: motor whirring. Length: 0:06. filename: elec-whisk.mp3 size 94kb.

Keywords: Grinding. Length: 0:05. filename: egg-beater.mp3 size 77kb.

Keywords: Mugs cups clinking tink . Length: 0:09. filename: cup-hooks-100bpm.mp3 size 146kb.

Keywords: Meat Cleaver knife chop meat wood impact bang. Length: 0:09. filename: chopping-board-100bpm.mp3 size 136kb.

Keywords: rattling shaking maraccas marracas shakers rattle sprinkle sprinkling. Length: 0:05. filename: shaker-jar-100bpm.mp3 size 84kb.

Keywords: Clang clank clunk metallic clanging alarm warning. Length: 0:03. filename: panbang-triplets-100bpm.mp3 size 54kb.

Keywords: Clang clank clunk metallic clanging alarm warning. Length: 0:01. filename: pan-triplets-100bpm.mp3 size 25kb.

Keywords: tip container falling metallic particles. Length: 0:02. filename: pan-pour.mp3 size 45kb.

Keywords: . Length: 0:00. filename: egg-break.mp3 size 13kb.

Keywords: Wine pouring cava sparkling wine effervescent bubbles bubbling. Length: 0:07. filename: champagne-pour.mp3 size 117kb.

Keywords: Super 8 machinery film viewer analogue chemical film projection operating running projecting sound electric motor. Length: 0:15. filename: elmo-projector-looping.mp3 size 238kb.

Keywords: Super 8 machinery operating running film viewer analogue chemical film projection projecting sound electric motor. Length: 0:19. filename: elmo-projector-start-and-stop.mp3 size 303kb.

Keywords: regular rhythmic clicking clacking flicking plastic slapping flipping. Length: 0:04. filename: film-clack-140-double.mp3 size 37kb.

Keywords: regular rhythmic clicking clacking flicking plastic slapping flipping jammed gun misfire misfiring. Length: 0:08. filename: film-clack-nr.mp3 size 72kb.

Keywords: Operating machinery projection click squeak clack. Length: 0:03. filename: projector-loading.mp3 size 58kb.

Keywords: electric motor winding down slowing switching off powering down. Length: 0:01. filename: projector-stop.mp3 size 31kb.

KEYBOARD PLAYERS! Have a go with triangle.sf2 soundfont (further down this page) - a kind of MIDI playable windchimes.

Drones, atmospheres and background ambience sample sounds

Keywords: toads croaks night twilight water lake spawning laying eggs bog marsh england english. Length: 3:37. filename: frog-pond.mp3 size 3392kb.

Keywords: dramatic horrific scary fear frightening danger synth alien evil jeopardy trouble Roland Alpha Juno Twilight. Length: 1:43. filename: spooky-sci-fi.mp3 size 2013kb.

Keywords: talking laughing chattering babble crowd restaurant canteen cafeteria people vocal human noise background hubbub hubub footsteps walking past. Length: 0:60. filename: english-cafe-conversation-background.mp3 size 938kb.

Keywords: atmosphere dark mysterious moody, orchestral. Length: 2:04. filename: violin_drone_a.mp3 size 1941kb.

Keywords: burn, burning, cellophane, crackling, crinkly, fire, hailing, plastic, raining, sweet, weather, wrapper, wrapping, downpour,storm. Length: 1:52. filename: crackling_rain_fire.mp3 size 2740kb.

Keywords: background, bristol, buses, cars, england, lorries, noise, pedestrians, road, street, traffic, uk, vehicles, voices cityscape vehicles. Length: 0:53. filename: street_sound.mp3 size 698kb.

Drum rhythms sample sounds from real drums

Keywords: bongo djembe darbuka tribal beat loop ethnic handrum flam rim shot. Length: 1:05. filename: drums-6-4-100bpm.mp3 size 1030kb.

Keywords: looping ethnic tribal african sabba saba senegalese bongoes jungle tribe. Length: 0:12. filename: sabba-loop-3-4-235bpm-16.mp3 size 202kb.

Keywords: taps echoey drums strange spacey footsteps walking stepping pacing mysterious. Length: 3:25. filename: dark-streets-92pt5.mp3 size 3218kb.

Keywords: easy beat gentle mellow trip hop. Length: 0:07. filename: slow-jam-drums-loop.mp3 size 118kb.

Programmed drum loops

Keywords: 120bpm. Length: 0:04. filename: subway-steamer-loop-120.mp3 size 73kb.

Keywords: urgent complex bass drum snare 120bpm. Length: 0:05. filename: sizzle-drums-loop-120.mp3 size 85kb.

Keywords: Echo rhythm 120bpm snare hihat 4:4. Length: 0:05. filename: ellie-loop.mp3 size 80kb.

Keywords: dancey breakbeat rough complex bass drum thumping snare. Length: 0:07. filename: funk-slide-drum-loop.mp3 size 126kb.

Keywords: bass drum rimshot complex jazzy ride cymbal. Length: 0:39. filename: drums-100bpm.mp3 size 612kb.

Keywords: clunk clump thump switch off turn off stop ending analogue ferric tape hiss. Length: 0:01. filename: tape-off-drum.mp3 size 18kb.

Keywords: squeaky breakbeat robot vocals loop. Length: 0:04. filename: rockit-robot-113bpm.mp3 size 76kb.

Keywords: tape hiss low fi bad recording tap clack tick tock clock. Length: 0:02. filename: metro-gnome.mp3 size 43kb.

Soundfonts

These are original soundfonts, recorded and programmed by me.

make-your-own-kit.zip

Length: 24.5MB. Why not make your own realistic drum kit soundfont? Here is a collection of WAV multisamples from a real drum kit. It’s a rehearsal room one, so it’s not a great sound, but the kit I made really does sound like a bad drumkit in a rehearsal room, so I figure I did a good job!. Keywords: Drum percussion hits tom toms bass drum cymbals crash splash ride snare drum timbale multi velocities velocity.

cymbal-spree.sf2

Length: 21.7MB. A collection of cymbal crashes, haphazardly mapped across the keyboard, plus a few reverses. Just what you need when you don’t want an identical crash sound at the start of every chorus! This one actually wasn’t recorded by me: samples from the kind artists at Freesound.org: keithdrums, Itibits, -zin-, loofa, teleport8, folktelemetry, pjcohen, minorr, mhc, CBeeching, soundbytez, digifishmusic, and the SW1000XG cymbals are sampled by me, BristolStories. Keywords: Crashes, clashes, reverse cymbal, cymbal roll.

bongo_bank.sf2

Length: 1MB. Tuned multisampled recording of an ceramic/goatskin african drum. Can be used as a kind of tuned instrument too. Keywords: bongo djembe darabuka handdrum drum percussive percussion soundfont sf2.

triangle.sf2

Length: 460KB. Microtuned triangle/bell tree/pipe chimes/windchimes effect for keyboard. Each white key plays a slightly higher pitch metallic ping than the last, so running your thumb up and down the keyboard gives you a nice rising ping effect, a bit like windchimes. Keywords: metallic ping windchimes belltree jingle dring ding percussion soundfont sf2.

Royalty free instrumental music, loops and components for film, etc

Don’t forget to show your appreciation for the sound - see the top of the page to find out how. Find stackable music/loops elsewhere on this page.

Keywords: punk, rock, punk rock,anarchic,distorted, rock guitar,drums,rock and roll,. Length: 1:00. filename: office-anarchy.mp3 size 1647kb.

Keywords: gated complex dance trance electronic, pumping, thumping, keyboards, synths, synthesiser, future, futuristic, electro, feedback, noisy. Length: 0:16. filename: trance-test.mp3 size 386kb.

Keywords: busy machinery industry industrial factory working frantic fast groovy jazzy. Length: 1:41. filename: sewing-music.mp3 size 2387kb.

Keywords: Happy, hopeful, cheerful, jolly, major, industrious, background music, incidental music. Length: 1:22. filename: doctor-music.mp3 size 1932kb.

Keywords: Joyfull, dance, techno, energetic, happy, exciting, anthemic, melodic trance, four on the floor, club, dancehall, nineties, garage,house. Length: 0:35. filename: joy-of-trance-loop-120.mp3 size 563kb.

Keywords: Joyfull, dance, techno, energetic, happy, exciting, anthemic, melodic trance, four on the floor, club, dancehall, nineties, garage,house. Length: 0:35. filename: joy-of-trance-loop-no-lead-120.mp3 size 835kb.

Keywords: funny, silly, ching chong, oriental, asian, cheesy, chesey, plinky plonk music, pantomime, stereotypical. Length: 1:01. filename: chinese-cheese.mp3 size 1431kb.

Keywords: Cheezy cheesey eighties 80s, melancholy, sad, synthy, wash, thoughtful,rememberance music, absent friends, dearly departed, long lost, good memories, memory. Length: 3:02. filename: gone-but-not-forgotten.mp3 size 4277kb.

Keywords: nasty bass dubstep christmassy dangerous sinister scary happy jolly cheerful electronic drums synthy. Length: 1:26. filename: 2013-electric-december-no-vox.mp3 size 1630kb.

Keywords: nasty bass dubstep christmassy dangerous sinister scary happy jolly cheerful electronic drums synthy. Length: 1:25. filename: 2013-electric-december-vox.mp3 size 1627kb.

Keywords: Menacing dramatic electronic techno jeopardy danger suspicious risk danger. Length: 0:50. filename: sci-fi-suspicion-120bpm.mp3 size 897kb.

Keywords: Romantic space filler funny honky tonk piano love scene pastoral gentle mellow. Length: 0:31. filename: slapstick-romance.mp3 size 501kb.

Keywords: Cops and robbers chase funny humor humourous fleeing synth bent circuit comic cheap synth. Length: 0:49. filename: silly-chase-140bpm.mp3 size 858kb.

Keywords: Bad naughty silly comedy dramatic evil gangster criminal funny robber antihero villain jeopardy crime dastardly Honky tonk piano. Length: 0:33. filename: slapstick-menace-1.mp3 size 581kb.

Keywords: Bad naughty silly comedy dramatic chase fleeing chasing running funny evil gangster criminal robber antihero villain jeopardy crime dastardly Honky tonk piano. Length: 0:42. filename: slapstick-menace2.mp3 size 794kb.

Keywords: Magic strange suspense discord jazzy funny humour humor perculiar Honky tonk piano. Length: 0:07. filename: slapstick-mystery.mp3 size 116kb.

Keywords: house trance techno dance club garage mysterious uplifting rhythmic complex. Length: 4:35. filename: remedy-instrumental.mp3 size 4303kb.

Keywords: buzz nasty retro electronic circuit bent synthesizer old skool school. Length: 0:31. filename: lowfi-bender-130bpm.mp3 size 500kb.

Keywords: Rocking heavy metal posing lick power chords axe hendrix punk bad guitarist. Length: 0:05. filename: lowfi-rocker.mp3 size 83kb.

Keywords: arpeggio arpegiator drums exciting urgent smooth excitable busy urgent. Yamaha SW1000XG and Albino. Length: 0:36. filename: i-spy.mp3 size 576kb.

Keywords: omni trio mysterious dancey filter sweeps analogue juno 1 echoed dub bass bongoes dance old school 90s warehouse. Length: 2:55. filename: inner-space-ideas.mp3 size 2749kb.

Keywords: Driving dance old school 90s warehouse. Length: 0:13. filename: inner-space-techno-loop1.mp3 size 213kb.

Keywords: oldskool warehouse dance mysterious echo jazzy bongoes juno 1 acid house bass. Length: 4:02. filename: into the realm.mp3 size 3797kb.

Keywords: resonant korg electribe ea1 digital modelled analog with U220 jolly mellow. Length: 0:49. filename: jingle-jig.mp3 size 782kb.

The following three are extracts from the same piece, so should fit together fairly well:

Keywords: lofi low fi breakbeat warehouse oldskool old school old skool hardcore synth samples. Length: 0:15. filename: rave-to-dub2.mp3 size 240kb.

Keywords: skanky detuned low fi lofi bassline silly. Length: 0:44. filename: rave-to-dub.mp3 size 697kb.

Keywords: breakbeat warehouse oldskool old school old skool hardcore synth samples drums driving banging thumping trance dance four on the floor. Length: 0:15. filename: rhythm-rave.mp3 size 239kb.

Keywords: folky folksy country cajun jolly walking strolling funny C Major Cmaj. Length: 0:46. filename: happy-toon2.mp3 size 728kb.

Keywords: pad atmosphere background string echoey Em Emin. Length: 0:11. filename: guitar-forward.mp3 size 178kb.

Keywords: magic witchcraft strange rhythms harp mysterious rural forest flowers mystery guitar syncopated. Length: 2:16. filename: faery-song-midsummer-night.mp3 size 2128kb.

Keywords: Fairy soothing gentle peaceful pipes guitar startling surprise sinister mood change mystery mysterious spooky odd. Length: 1:56. filename: faery-lullaby-midsummer-night.mp3 size 1815kb.

Keywords: chopped up resonant filter sweep drums echo fx effects happy mellow peaceful gentle. Length: 0:45. filename: electribe_vs_u220.mp3 size 705kb.

Keywords: dancy orchestral drums driving whistle spooky dramatic sinister dramatic solid Roland Alpha Juno 1 bells pyshadelic echo pad synth choir peaceful gentle filter sweep resonant Roland D20 U220 distorted Omni Trio guitar bongoes bassline. Length: 10:22. filename: earth-trip.mp3 size 9731kb.

Keywords: Bells joyful thunder atmospheric atmosphere classical strings pipes. Length: 3:27. filename: eagles-wings.mp3 size 3237kb.

Keywords: hurry rush quick tick tock clock time limit ticking processed. Length: 1:33. filename: gone-in-90-seconds.mp3 size 1465kb.

Keywords: filter sweep resonant fuzzy rough coarse. Length: 0:15. filename: grungee-synth.mp3 size 250kb.

Keywords: chasing running fast high speed chase dramatic keyboard synthesizer. Length: 0:15. filename: deep-and-dangerous.mp3 size 239kb.

Keywords: sinister frightening thumping drums plinky spikey. Length: 0:04. filename: deeper-and-dangerouser.mp3 size 67kb.

Keywords: ethnic israeli arabic violin pipes drums jewish folky folksy middle eastern palestinian. Length: 4:08. filename: kol-do-di-instr.mp3 size 3882kb.

Keywords: eighties 1980s pop synth rock chords. Length: 1:40. filename: jump.mp3 size 1565kb.

Keywords: hopeful thouughtful lonely echo analogue (actually it’s digital modelled Korg Electribe EA1) filter sweep pulse width modulation analog synth clarinet flute. Length: 0:26. filename: sad-seventies.mp3 size 415kb.

Keywords: filter sweep (kind of!). Length: 0:01. filename: harmo-scrape.mp3 size 31kb.

Keywords: piper hymn Scottish vacuum cleaner. Length: 1:16. filename: henry-hoover-pipes.mp3 size 1194kb.

Keywords: squarepusher drum'n'bass chopped up fx effects filter sweep synthesizer rhythm rhythmic dreamy dancey complex. Length: 1:28. filename: smooth-chops-with-dangerous-drums.mp3 size 1385kb.

Keywords: violin quartet quintet ghostly thin wavering distant. Length: 0:16. filename: spooky-violins.mp3 size 260kb.

Keywords: rhythms piano pad smooth joyful uplifting electronic. Length: 13:29. filename: blessed.mp3 size 12651kb.

Keywords: tuba funny humorous pondorous mysterious spooky plodding awkward magic enchanted. Length: 1:38. filename: bottom-and-titania-midsummer-night.mp3 size 1538kb.

Keywords: enchanted magic mysterious strange odd. Length: 1:26. filename: busy-faery-midsummer-night.mp3 size 1347kb.

Keywords: pipes flutes panpipes mysterious ambient peaceful strange. Length: 3:16. filename: candle.mp3 size 3073kb.

Keywords: easy beat chords pad synth gentle mellow trip hop. Length: 1:11. filename: confinement.mp3 size 1115kb.

Keywords: roland juno 1 rough bass filter sweep resonant filter. Length: 0:29. filename: acid-beats.mp3 size 468kb.

Keywords: atmospheric mysterious pad full chorus filling reverb echoey reverberant. Length: 0:19. filename: beautiful-juno.mp3 size 307kb.

Keywords: handdrum kid carpet brass cheerful distressing nasty sinister peaceful joyful cheery lofi low-fidelity. Length: 1:43. filename: 2012-electric-december-trailer-music.mp3 size 1622kb.

Keywords: dubstep deep bass adversity scary jingly xmas christmas distorted rough happy cheerful mellow jolly. Length: 3:18. filename: 2011-folky-dub.mp3 size 3110kb.

Keywords: Electric piano sub bass deep jingly carol festive xmas flute drums funky jungle jingly. Length: 0:30. filename: 2005-electric-december-trailer.mp3 size 479kb.

Keywords: folky jolly cheerful adversity filter sweep sleigh bells jingle. Length: 1:29. filename: electric-december-music2009.mp3 size 1407kb.

Keywords: cheerful uplifting happy country folk strummed strumming. Length: 1:15. filename: guitar-folk-6_8-85bpm.mp3 size 1170kb.

Keywords: fingerpicking acoustic guitar plucked plucking arpeggios. Length: 0:13. filename: guitar-picking-6_8-85bpm.mp3 size 199kb.

Keywords: merry jolly dancey bippy boppy synth pop bouncy easy listening synthesizers. Length: 2:26. filename: birthday-music-120bpm.mp3 size 3251kb.

jungle-fever-144.wav

Length: 1:19. Jungle Fever (144.5 bpm): Rough and smooth drum and bass style track with aggressive distorted hand-drums and bass, and electric drums on top. Smooth piano and synth float over the top. (The timing goes a bit loose right at the end). Keywords: drum'n'bass jungle fast dancy nasty bongo djembe darabuka handdrum drum percussive percussion.

jungle-fever-loop-144.wav

Length: 0:13. Jungle Fever looping version (144.5 bpm): Seamless loop of part of Jungle Fever. Rough and smooth drum and bass style track with aggressive distorted hand-drums and bass, and electric drums on top. Smooth piano and synth float over the top. Keywords: drum'n'bass jungle fast dancy nasty bongo djembe darabuka handdrum drum percussive percussion.

Keywords: Happy, gentle, childish, mellow, peaceful, tranquility, calm, placid, sad, melancholy, mournful, contented, flute. Length: 1:20. filename: playing-music-120-g.mp3 size 1758kb.

Keywords: Robot birds, funny, cheap synth, beeps, bleeps, low-tech, casio, toy, cheep, electronic, synthesizer. See also Silly Chase. Length: 0:34. filename: silly-birds.mp3 size 244kb.

Keywords: Wild west, western, canyon, cowboys and indians, flute, american, harmonica. Length: 0:11. filename: good-bad-ugly.mp3 size 234kb.

Keywords: desert sand canyon cowboys and indians western cactus USA american mid west morricone spaghetti western gunslinger whistling horse riding. Length: 0:49. filename: western.mp3 size 742kb.

Keywords: Ghostly suspense menace scary rhythmic stuttered resonant analogue distorted echo. Length: 0:33. filename: 120-bpm-spooky-a1.mp3 size 521kb.

Keywords: Uplifting, melancholy, peaceful,african drum,smooth,calm, beautiful,sweet,joyful. Length: 3:13. filename: 2011-whistle-chopper.mp3 size 3018kb.

Keywords: Uplifting, melancholy, peaceful,african drum,smooth,calm, beautiful,sweet,joyful. Length: 3:14. filename: 2011-whistle-chopper-no-bass.mp3 size 3045kb.

Keywords: four on the floor disco club thumping synth garage drums buzz driving beat exciting underworld born slippy. Length: 1:00. filename: dancer-128pt5bpm.mp3 size 954kb.

Keywords: Mellow jazzy jazz piano chill lounge electric piano drums easy-listening instrumental chilled. Length: 2:14. filename: digi-dishes-music-100bpm.mp3 size 2102kb.

Keywords: chilled cool jazz lounge easy listening sexy jazzy. Length: 0:39. filename: electric-piano-100bpm.mp3 size 611kb.

Irish whistle/flute riffs/spot effects. Will fit a variety of speeds of music or can be used on their own as stings, or as ring tones, even!

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:04. filename: whistle-b-a.mp3 size 58kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:05. filename: whistle-d-a.mp3 size 69kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:13. filename: whistle-dmaj-desc.mp3 size 158kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:04. filename: whistle-g-ornament.mp3 size 59kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:09. filename: whistle-low-amaj.mp3 size 120kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:05. filename: whistle-mordent-d.mp3 size 63kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:03. filename: whistle-run1.mp3 size 51kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:03. filename: whistle-tongue-d.mp3 size 46kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:05. filename: whistle1-a.mp3 size 68kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:03. filename: whistle1-amaj.mp3 size 44kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:04. filename: whistle1-b.mp3 size 56kb.

Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical. Length: 0:03. filename: whistle2-a.mp3 size 47kb.

“Drama 1” sample loops which all sync up and can be layered to make a varying piece:

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, squeaky, scratchy, violin, electric guitar, hit strings, percussive, dulcimer. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-frantic-loop.mp3 size 209kb.

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, echoey, underground, cave, spooky, snap. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-click.mp3 size 152kb.

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky. thumping. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-drum.mp3 size 120kb.

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, cowboy, spaghetti western, the shadows, hit strings, percussive, dulcimer. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-guitars.mp3 size 167kb.

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, cymbal. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-hihat.mp3 size 161kb.

Keywords: fear, dramatic, scary, rising tension, horrific, alarming, bood curdling, terror, alarming. Length: 0:09. filename: drama1-120-em-spooky-violin.mp3 size 232kb.

Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, squeaky, scratchy, violin, rhythmic. Length: 0:08. filename: drama1-120-em-violins-frantic.mp3 size 219kb.

“Trance 120bpm” sample loops which can be layered to make a varying piece:

Keywords: Distorted rough resonant. Length: 0:02. filename: ea1-bits.mp3 size 46kb.

Keywords: low-fi ominous dirty trance techno filter chorused synth. Length: 0:32. filename: bassloop-june-120bpm.mp3 size 309kb.

Keywords: handclap trance techno big. Length: 0:17. filename: synth-clap-loop-120bpm.mp3 size 167kb.

Keywords: hihat hi hat cymbals electronic drum machine hi-hat. Length: 0:08. filename: trance-high-hats-120.mp3 size 135kb.

Keywords: thumping banging rhythm. Length: 0:12. filename: bass-drum-120.mp3 size 204kb.

Keywords: muffled reso sweep rhythmic echo stuttered stuttering. Length: 0:17. filename: chopped-up-synth-120.mp3 size 273kb.

Keywords: rough acid filter bassline sinister dramatic. Length: 0:17. filename: grungy-juno-120.mp3 size 270kb.

Keywords: echoey sinister sweep filter spacey. Length: 0:17. filename: off-beat-choir-synth-120.mp3 size 272kb.

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More about these sounds

Why not WAV? So I don’t kill my bandwidth restrictions. And MP3s aren’t so bad really…

For those who don’t know, there are two kinds of wind chimes: the sort that are hung in the wind to jingle and annoy the neighbours, and the orchestral sort, which have a lot more tubes small tubes and are stroked with a stick. Well, three, if you count the big tuned tubular bells, played with hammers (and sometimes by Mike Oldfield!)

I couldn’t find any good windchimes samples online, so I spent £20 on a fair trade set (which are sometimes called “pipe chimes”). Bell trees are a different animal altogether, but they make a similar sound. I borrowed an Edirol R1 for the original recordings (I now use a Tascam DR100), and used its built-in mics. After a lot of trial and error I found hand-holding the R1 got the best sound. I tried various things to play the chimes with, and you’ll hear the difference in the recordings. I think the best was a shaving brush; I also tried a peacock feather, pens and pieces of wood and metal.

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