Friday, June 1, 2012

Exhibit Design Toolkit: Sonic Sites

Sometimes a design project needs the perfect sonic punctuation --- the sound of a zombie munching a brain, or an elephant's trumpet, for example --- to feel complete.

It's been a while since we've done a post on websites that offer sound effects and other aural delights for designers, so find below a new batch of sites that can supply just about anything you might need for your next sonicly-oriented design project:  is a great website that allows users to share or download audio clips. offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight-up sounds. allows you to convert audio file to other formats online using nothing more than your browser, and it's a free resource allowing you to convert wav to mp3, mp3 to wav, video to mp3, wmv to wav, wav to wmv, and more. serves as an online audio toolbox that you can access anytime. is a semi-autonomous sound search platform that indexes and renders waveforms, tags, and catalogs audio from the Web.

So give the sites above a try (and a listen!) and let us know what you think, or tell us if you have another "sonic site" to recommend in the "Comments" Section below.

(Special thanks to Trixie Lee from for suggesting we let ExhibiTricks readers know about these Web resources.)

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