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Links to good sound resources on the internet

Links to free sounds

There are masses of sites out there with great sound effects and music you can download and use for free.

We've also recommended some sites with more advice on getting good sound.

Here's a few recommendations, but there are many more.

  • One Minute Movies - free music to download.
    Classical music extracts to use in your 60 Second Shakespeare.
  • A1 Free Sound Effects
    Does what it says on the tin - lots of free effects.
  • Matt Hawkins Sound Effects Library
    Masses and masses of sound effects!
  • Flash Kit
    Free music loops (marked "Freeware") are available from this handy website for Flash designers.
  • Free Sound Effects
    Lots of sound effects, including some background ambiences.
  • Audio files
    A very well organised site with loads of effects.
  • Partners in Rhyme
    A site that mostly sells copyright-free sounds, but does have some music loops and effects to download for free if you poke about.

    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
  • Videoclips

    Videoclips
    Watch videoclips demonstrating tips, techniques and more to help you make your 60 Second Shakespeare a masterpiece.

  • Acting exercises
  • Making sound effects
  • Directing - shot guide
  • Editing audio
  • Editing video
  • Microphones

    Using Microphones
    Use that mic right!


  • Find out all about how to get good results on your 60 Second Shakespeare's sound with our handy guide to using microphones.
  • Top Tips

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    Read top tips from professional actors, writers and directors, from shows including EastEnders, Doctor Who and Casualty.

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  • Directing tips
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