The Best Sites to Get Free Audio
Free loops & samples sounds
YouTube Audio Library
YouTube Audio Library offers thousands of songs for free use in your project. Highly functional filtering system includes the ability to sort your music by the most popular genres, or mood, or instruments, and features from old classics to underground artists.
The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library
The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library is a collection of free audio samples gathered at the Converse Rubber Tracks studios. Wide selection of genres, but mainly rock and blues, produced by up and coming artists from all over the world.
Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive is a project for the distribution of good, free music for public use. Site is almost in a blog format, featuring specially curated music, divided into genre categories or sorted by popularity charts.
Vimeo Music Store
Vimeo Music Store is Vimeo's very own collection of audio samples and music for your project. Features over 7,000 pages of both free and paid samples.
Pond5 gives away over 2,000 audio compositions for the public domain. All this free music includes some romantic and classic music, indie songs, oral tradition sequences, and other distinct selections. The site allows you to click and add these files a cart, and download them all together for free.
Bensound offers royalty free music in a variety of forms. Very distinguished source of material in the way that it features more alternative, indie artists ranging in genres from acoustic, to folk, cinematic, commercial pop, corporate, pop, electronica, funky and groove songs, jazz, rock, world music and others. High quality production recordings.
Looper Man is a collection of loop samples uploaded by users and totally free to use. Over 58,000 options varying from different genres to specific instruments. Browse the tags and categories in this engaging community to find the perfect free music for your production.
Free sound effects
Flashkit is a huge archive of royalty free music for download. Simple website, decent selection of categories, and over 650,000 active members. The types of music with the biggest quantity of material include Rap, Ambient, and Techno musical loops.
Sounds Crate offers a selection of music of different genres for free use in your project. Also features video samples and tutorials.
Free Sound Effects
Free Sound Effects offers a select collection of audio samples available for free download. Possibility of downloading in mp3 or wav formats. Categories include breakdown of specific subcategories from dogs to airplanes to shots.
Sound Gator offers a list of free sound effects in all sorts of categories. Simple, direct interface allows you to either search by keywords or use their category system. They're constantly adding to their collection a variety of everyday noises.