Talk:Sound effect

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There is a handful of traditional comic sound effects one hears regulary in cartoon productions - do they have a name? --Abdull 11:49, 20 December 2005 (UTC)


Is it true that sound effects cannot be copyrighted? -- 13:38, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Sound Effects CopyrightsEdit

See the Sound Ideas FAQ for one company's opinion on the copyrighting of Sound Effects.

Most companies selling sound effects assert their copyright over them, and/or make the users of their sound effect comply with an EULA as a condition of that use. Iluvcapra 03:30, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Sound effects vs. Audio effectsEdit

I think the Sound effect article should be split into two articles: Sound effects and Audio effects.

Typically, the term "sound effect" is used to refer to a recording (for example, applause, slide whistle, etc.), while the term "audio effect" is used to refer to a process (flanging, chorus, reverb, etc.) which is applied to an audio signal.

These two categories are quite distinct, and putting them in a single article tends to confuse them.

I agree with this interpretation. We have Audio signal processing and Effects unit. We should trim the overlap with those topics out of this article. ~Kvng (talk) 03:06, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

External Link Request for ConsiderationEdit

This site is very useful for high definition sound effects and other types of sound effects. They also have free sound effects that can be downloaded and other useful information and insight into sound effects. I would like this link: to be reviewed and considered in the external link section. Thank You.

I'm sorry but that link appears to be promotional in nature as it sells things. We can't accept that. ThemFromSpace 21:40, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

A site that I have found particularly useful and continue to use is one that provices free sound effects to it's visitors. is the site in question. I have added it in to the external link section for this page once but it got deleted. Can this site be reviewed as to whether it's content it justified to become a permenant external link? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

That link is sort of promotional and I don't think it adds much value to article. There also is no such thing as permanent external links on Wikipedia. Consensus changes, any link can be deleted at any time for a good reason. (Requestion 17:50, 8 June 2007 (UTC))

I would like to request that be added as an external link. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mysoundfx (talkcontribs) 09:59, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

A good link for free sounds is —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackeveritt (talkcontribs) 11:14, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

What is soundrangers doing at the external links? There are a bazillion commercial sound effect libraries like that one on the web. It strikes me as more spammy than informational. Probably several of the links there are. -- (talk) 15:26, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

There is a new website which is called ( )where you can free download hundreds of mp3 sounds and you can also record your own voices, upload and share sound effects! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

I would like to request be added as an external link. SoundLantern has a category dedicated to sound effects. These sound effects can be downloaded for free by the public. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:48, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

I would like to request that be added as an external link.Sound2u is a free communal website in which sound databases and articles related to the professional audio industry are centralized. Sound2u aspires to create a broad sharing community which will be able to supply an answer to its users in everything related to the professional audio world. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sound2u (talkcontribs) 14:24, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Reverse echoEdit

Jimmy Page is supposed to have claimed to have invented "reverse echo" for Whole Lotta Love, but where is a cite to this claim? More importantly, what would you call the beginning of Are You Experienced? Hendrix was just a few years earlier, I believe. Isn't there a Beatles example, too? Or Alan Parsons? I can't remember. Just wondering. I don't care enough to edit this article right now, maybe someone else can add a cite that shows Page did "invent" this. Eaglizard 23:32, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

In filmEdit

"..Large libraries of commercial sound effects are available to content producers (such as the famous Wilhelm scream).."

What? The Wilhelm scream is not a sound library. It's a sound. That mention is out of place IMO -- (talk) 15:55, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Why does every single film use the exact same sound effects?Edit

Alright, here I am watching the film Posse (1993 film), and they keep using the same "zap" sound effect that is used as an electrical zap or occasionally an explosion in dozens of action movies. In the scene about halfway through with the black and white "I sentence you to life in the military", they intersperse this with the same sequence of two notes repeated over and over that is heard in dozens more films (often damn near incessantly). Or for another case, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed uses the same sound of a heavy steel door being swung horizontally for a) a wire grate swinging vertically, b) a wooden cabin door being opened, and c) a glassed garage door opening. What is this nonsense? I mean, everyone wonders why people like these ultra low budget films with the video cameras ... like hello, maybe it's because when someone runs down a hallway or through the woods or talks breathlessly into the flashlight, at least it sounds like they're there? Wnt (talk) 04:04, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Cartoon's sound effectsEdit

Does someone know something about the sound effects heard in cartoons, I mean, the sounds heard mainly in Hanna-Barbera cartoons, when the characters move themselves with superspeed, when they walk on their toes (also heard when Fred Flintstone is about to thrown his bowling ball in Flintstones's first movie), when they bite something or get any hit, etc. I never saw no information about what is this kind of sounds. Can someone help me? (talk) 20:20, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

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