16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

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bftucker
KVRian
1090 posts since 30 Apr, 2004 from Louisville, KY

Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:06 am

For non-commercial use

http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk

"These 16,016 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."

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
2889 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:20 am

...so not for commercial music releases :dog:

But wait, is a track with 0 sales figure considered commercial? :scared:
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dmbaer
KVRian
1084 posts since 11 Nov, 2009 from Northern CA

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:37 am

Wow! What a resource. The few files I've randomly downloaded to check out are of very high quality (stereo and 32-bit float .wav format). Thank you for this!

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Aloysius
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22459 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:44 am

Will take a look. Thank you. :)
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AnX
KVRAF
3384 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:47 am

*cancels all work for two weeks*

:hihi:

Some serious mangling work to do here, thanks for the link 8)

Mushy Mushy
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10204 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:36 am

Any bright sparks worked a way to bulk download yet?
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KVRian
1084 posts since 11 Nov, 2009 from Northern CA

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:46 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:Any bright sparks worked a way to bulk download yet?
I'd be happy just to be able to download a text file or spreadsheet that contained a list of all the sounds so I could leisurely peruse them offline. Did I miss something or is there a way to do that?

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Russell Grand
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1536 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:27 pm

This would be awesome...if we could actually use them in our tracks without having to be concerned about breaking copyright. :shrug:

dayjob
KVRian
1238 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:29 pm

read the fine print in the license. you need to clear any samples for commercial use. but i guess if mangled you can hide well enough.

Daags
KVRAF
2188 posts since 19 Dec, 2014

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:58 pm

most of the remarc license seems to be geared at visual material ... but ultimately this is the crux of the license for us sound types:

"For non-commercial, personal or research purposes"

I'm not really concerned about it, I sample shit all the time ... if my bandcamp music would get flagged, I'd remove the sample and move on with my life.

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2164 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:51 pm

I somehow remember them doing this a while back... this isn't new, is it?

In any case, why wouldn't they just release this under the GPL or otherwise make them public domain? The (apparent) usage restrictions seem unnecessary.
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Nielzie
KVRAF
8986 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherlands

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:19 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:Any bright sparks worked a way to bulk download yet?
Maybe something like DownThemAll or similar? You'd still have to use per page though.. but if you change the settings on the website to 100 entries per page, it will be "only" 161 pages.
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Daags
KVRAF
2188 posts since 19 Dec, 2014

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:46 pm

JerGoertz wrote: In any case, why wouldn't they just release this under the GPL or otherwise make them public domain? The (apparent) usage restrictions seem unnecessary.
the BBC are very, very uptight about licensing since they're, effectively, non-commercial and funded pretty much entirely by the tv-license - though they sell broadcasting rights to some programs internationally (the quaintly racist shit-fest 'top gear' being a prime example). they do not have shareholders, and they do not broadcast commercials.

all that means they're a pretty uptight organisation in general. if they made these sfx, field & foley recordings public domain you can be guaranteed some uptight crumpet scoffing dweeb with a british tv license would be causing a massive stink about it. the recreational outrage is very strong amongst british tv license owners and the activities of the BBC.


I reckon.

paulbreeze
KVRian
1088 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:13 am

There is a javascript file included in the page http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/main.js which reveals some nice info :

Here is a CSV file with all files included :
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/assets/B ... ffects.csv

Download each file with the following URL synthax :
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/assets/07037403.wav

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2164 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:41 am

Daags wrote:
JerGoertz wrote: In any case, why wouldn't they just release this under the GPL or otherwise make them public domain? The (apparent) usage restrictions seem unnecessary.
the BBC are very, very uptight about licensing since they're, effectively, non-commercial and funded pretty much entirely by the tv-license - though they sell broadcasting rights to some programs internationally (the quaintly racist shit-fest 'top gear' being a prime example). they do not have shareholders, and they do not broadcast commercials.

all that means they're a pretty uptight organisation in general. if they made these sfx, field & foley recordings public domain you can be guaranteed some uptight crumpet scoffing dweeb with a british tv license would be causing a massive stink about it. the recreational outrage is very strong amongst british tv license owners and the activities of the BBC.


I reckon.
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