16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
99Sounds "is an indie sound design label with high quality free sound effects and sample libraries. Everything is royalty free for both commercial and non-commercial use."
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