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BBC Historical Sound Effects Library

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BBC Historical Sound Effects Library

The BBC Historical Archives Sound Effects Library contains over 15,700 royalty free effects, capturing pivotal moments in sonic history and sound effects from all over the world. The vastness and diversity of this collection is astounding. Included are Chinese fireworks, Pakistani walla, Westminster Abbey ambiences, Czech chatter, WWII aerobatic dog fights, Big Ben bells at 12, Triumph motorcycles revving, newborn baby girl foley, street fighting in Vietnam, Ford Model T false starts and oil drilling ambiences.

The sound categories in this rich collection include Archery, Clocks, Footsteps, Horses, Motorcycles and many more. You can recreate history with the BBC Historical Archives. This hard drive includes the original BBC Sound Effects Library - CDs 1-60, the previously unreleased BBC Sound Effects Library - CDs 61-166, as well as the entire unreleased EC series of sound effects.


-15,725 sound effects (282 GB)
- 16 /44.1 broadcast .wav files
- 320 GB Sound Effects Hard Drive
- Free Sound Effects Search Software: NetMix Lite
- Mac and PC compatible
- 3-Year Data Replacement Policy

All sounds in the BBC Historical 1 - 166 Sound Effects Library were recorded by BBC's top sound engineers from across 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 so you can easily browse.

Metadata is compatible with Pro Tools, AVID, Final Cut Pro, NetMix, Soundminer, BaseHead and more. You can also use NetMix Lite, the free sound effects search software that comes with the BBC Historical Sound Effects Library.

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

The BBC Historical Sound Effects Library is sure to impress with international sounds from the around the world.

Main Sound Effects Categories:

Science Fiction
Industry & Machines

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