[Free Sound Effects]

I don’t have speakers at work, but I will definitively take a look once I’ll be home this evening.
Thanks a lot

As a beginner, when I started my YouTube channel, I was preferring to get music and sound effects from https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music. However, I didn’t pass the copyright test then I started using royalty free music effects from here https://www.musicscreen.org/free-sound-effects.php. As I am still in learning phase that’s why you guys can also suggest me any other platform to get copyright free music and sound effects.

Use the Shotcut - Resources page.

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Maybe something like this:

Other sites of interest:

This link has multitrack songs: http://www.cambridge-mt.com/ms-mtk.htm

Attention: check the terms of use of each musical file (license of use, attribution, commercial, etc).

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Thank you. There are many video, audio sources. :slight_smile:

Don’t forget this one: https://patrickdearteaga.com/royalty-free-music/

You can find royalty free songs at this website: https://depositphotos.com/music.html
It really helps me when I am looking for music for my vlog

Quite possibly. Royalty-free does not necessarily mean free. e.g. if you look on the Depositphotos website you’ll see there are various payment plans and none of the resources are free, you have to pay a subscription, whereas the Patrick de Arteaga site allows you to download and use for free, but with some restrictions.

You should always scan the website offering “free” resources to see what the licensing requirements are.

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Just now I discovered a source for a sound clip that I need:

Download Audio Tone Files (Media College)

(“The audio test tones below are available for free download and use in your projects. Select the tone you wish to download and click the corresponding format of your choice (or right-click and select “Save link as…”). All files are mono, sampled at 44100Hz, 16-bit. If you’re not sure which tone you want, 1kHz is a safe bet.”)

Why do I need this?

I have recorded a new “talking head” video, which I intend to use in yet another talking head video, with me reacting to myself, picture-in-picture. Of course the audio from the prerecorded clip will be used directly, not as the videocam picks up my cellphone doing the playback, but there may be some bleed-through, so the audio synchronization must be near-perfect. My intention, then, is to export a for-this-project-only version of the first video, with a loud test tone, abrupt on, abrupt off, at the beginning to synchronize the tracks in my edit session, then edit that beginning out in the final version.

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Shotcut has a built-in audio tone generator.
Go to the “Open other” menu and select “Audio tone”.
You can change the frequency of the tone as well as reduce the volume.
This creates a source file that you can drag into the playlist or directly into the timeline.


Thank you.

I went looking for it in Shotcut, assuming it might be in there somewhere, and didn’t find it.

I looked in the wrong place. :smiley:

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I tried following the moves I saw in the GIF.*

I heard the “beep”.

I couldn’t find any source file.

(*One difference, I was already in my project, at the point where I want to insert the tone.)

Sorry for the delay in responding. I recorded a new GIF, I hope you can understand the procedure better, although the interface is in Spanish.

Although I finally dragged the clip with the audio pitch at 1000 Hz to a video track (for the sake of convenience for this example), you can drag it to an audio track and make the clip even shorter (or longer) depending on your needs.
In the playlist, when you hover your mouse over the audio tone clip, the frequency data you have chosen for that source clip appears.

Drag it? Drag it? What “it”? From where?

(Now that I have solved my dilemma, it is very funny, I laugh as I type.)
:joy: :rofl: :joy:

I use an external monitor for preview.
My workflow has always been:
Linux folder -->> Playlist -->> Timeline

During the assembling of clips on the Timeline, my Preview window on the external monitor is typically covered over by my task-management program.

I had never been aware of the drag-from-Preview-window-to-Playlist operation.

So all I had was a tone and a momentary flash of something in the empty Preview window space.

(…and I had never tried out Icons mode for “Lista de reproduccion”, so I had never seen anything like what I saw on your second GIF)

It took at least ten minutes of digging until I realized what was happening. Trying to drag from the empty Preview window, trying to drag the bar under the empty preview window, puzzling out the Spanish Shotcut labels…

Thank you for you patience, @ejmillan, finally now I have it.
:smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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I get a lot of help here too.
I currently use Shotcut on Linux Ubuntu Studio, but for GIF recordings I use ShareX on W10.
I didn’t find anything similar in Ubuntu to get a small image file size (which I can usually embed directly in many forums).

Sorry if the term “dragging” is mistranslated or used in another context. I use DeepL as an online translator.

Then you would miss some of the functions included in the “Open other” menu such as The color bars (EBU-PAL-SMPTE), the noise (I think white audio noise + video noise), the Plasma effect, or the “countdown” module.

I think I should do my recordings of procedures with the English interface, but sometimes, in my haste to provide an answer, I don’t do it.

99% of my work on Shotcut is “talking head” videos, so much of the capabilities that others use for very inventive and artistic videos are of little use for my work.
This is why I had no interaction on the Forum until recently; most of what I saw discussed here had little relevance for me.

You have understood, used, and demonstrated the term correctly.

The difficulty was me being unaware that anything could be be dragged from the Preview window.

What is amusing for me now, is that to do this, I am dragging the clip through the air above my desk as it is taken from one monitor to the other.

That would be interesting to do with virtual reality goggles, hahaha. :rofl:

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Don’t forget about my website. I’ve created over 2000 tracks of music and sound fx that content creators can freely use with attribution. Enjoy! :slight_smile:

I get my sound Sample packs from sikksound they are providing the best high-quality sound sample pack…

Helen, nice sample pack, really excellent stuff, I’m also into music and tunes and trying to make something of my own, and I also do voice over scripts for certain firms, and as a fellow music fan, I really loved your packs, they’re really useful, good luck.