Monday, July 21, 2008

Exhibit Design Resource: FindSounds

Given the fact that museums are continuing to develop more and more multimedia exhibits and web-based adjunct experiences, finding digital versions of particular sounds to create these resources is often an issue.

So where do you go if you need, say, the sound of an umbrella opening, or an elephant's roar?

One great resource for your sonic searches is the FindSounds website. It's sort of like Google for people in search of particular digital sound files.

Simply enter a search term, like "umbrella" and FindSounds does the rest. You can additionally set parameters for particular file types, file size and sample rate as well.

FindSounds has found its niche, and fills it well. Give it a whirl (and a listen!)

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  1. FindSounds is great, but a colleague of mine is having difficulty finding 1 particular sound for an exhibit they are creating:

    --a weaving loom in action

    I thought I'd find it for her on FindSounds, but am out of luck.

    Anyone have any thoughts on where to go to get a nice sound file of a loom?



  2. Hi Scott,

    Looks like AudioSparks has a loom audio file available for only a couple of bucks: