<< Back To Sound Effects Library
Audition Library Above
The BBC Complete Sound Effects Library
The BBC Complete Sound Effects Library is a massive collection of 34,090 royalty-free sound effects spanning the sonic palette, and covering the globe. This comprehensive collection contains over two hundred sound effect categories including international ambiences, animals from Africa to Asia, wind and rain, machines, sports, battles and guns, traffic
and hundreds more.

The BBC Complete Sound Effects Library is composed of both:

I.  BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library
II. BBC Nature Sound Effects Library

IBBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library

The BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library contains over 15,680 royalty-free effects capturing pivotal moments in sonic history and sound effects from all over the world. The vastness and diversity is astounding, with sound effects such as Chinese fireworks, Pakistani walla, Westminster Abbeys, Czech chatter, WWII aerobatic dog fights, Big Ben bells at 12, Triumph motorcycles revving, newborn baby girl foley, streetfighting in Vietnam, Ford Model T false stars, oil drilling ambiences and far beyond. Sound Categories include Archery, Clocks, Footsteps, Horses, Motorcycles and many more. From Big Ben on, recreate sonic history with the BBC Historical Archives!

II. The BBC Nature Sound Effects Library

The BBC Nature Archives Sound Effects Library offers the most diverse array of nature and animal sound effects in the world. The BBC Nature Archives Sound Effects Library is an extensive collection of 18,370 royalty-free sound effects recorded by BBC's top sound engineers from the late 1960ʼs on. Never before released, this library contains seventy categories of nature, ambience and animal sound effects that cross borders and span the globe. Sounds include Apes from Borneo, ice cracking in Alaska, Killer Whale sound effects from Norway, Ethiopian Baboons and thousands more.

This library also includes ten thousand bird sounds, from Costa Rican Vultures to Canadian Sparrows, from French Bee Eaters to South Georgian Macaroni Penguins. The BBC Nature Archives is sure to impress with international sounds from the around the world.

  • 34,090 sound effects (632 GB)
  • 16 /44.1 broadcast .wav files
  • 1TB GB Sound Effects Hard Drive (Firewire 400/800, USB 2.0)
  • Free Sound Effects Search Software: NetMix Lite
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • 3-Year Data Replacement Policy´


Every sound in the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library was recorded by BBCs top sound engineers in all corners of the globe. This library is delivered as 16/44.1 broadcast .wav files and contains rich embedded metadata for pinpoint
sound effects searches. All sound effects are descriptively named and intuitively categorized in folders with descriptive names as well so you can easily browse.

Metadata is compatible with Pro Tools, AVID, Final Cut Pro, NetMix, Soundminer, Base head and more. You can also use NetMix Lite, that comes with the BBC Nature Archives Sound Effects Library.

NetMix Lite is an agile, lightweight software utility compatible with both MAC and PC. The Blastwave FX Search Engine features Google-style text search, rapid-fire audition, and simple drag 'n' drop into any application.

Have a pan-global legacy of sound at your fingertips with the BBC Complete Sound Effects Library.

Main Categories (hundreds of subcategories)

  •  Ambience
  •  Nature
  •  Animals
  •  Musical
  •  Cartoon
  •  Office
  •  Emergency
  •  Science Fiction
  •  Fire
  •  Sports
  •  Foley
  •  Technology
  •  Household
  •  Transportation
  •  Humans
  •  Warfare
  • Impacts
  • Water
  • Industry and Machines
  •  Weather



(C) 2015 Sounddogs.com , Inc. TM All Rights Reserved

Call toll-free 877-315-3647 or 310-399-4557