16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

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rifftrax
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1684 posts since 26 Feb, 2008

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:12 am

That's not free. You can sample and use anything for personal use.

Educational/research? Not much of a value add. This is a pretty specious offering honestly. :?
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starflakeprj
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796 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:37 am

paulbreeze wrote: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
Thanks, that was all I needed to bulk download all files :)
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sprnva
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1291 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:10 am

It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
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starflakeprj
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796 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:21 am

sprnva wrote:It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
Oops, maybe I should stop downloading then :) ...1450 files so far...
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Mushy Mushy
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9930 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:43 am

sprnva wrote:It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
How's many 5.25" floppies is that? I guess I should order more.
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starflakeprj
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796 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:49 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
sprnva wrote:It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
How's many 5.25" floppies is that? I guess I should order more.
5.25"? What kind of novelties is that? I use punch-cards!
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Russell Grand
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1313 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:55 am

rifftrax wrote:That's not free. You can sample and use anything for personal use.

Educational/research? Not much of a value add. This is a pretty specious offering honestly. :?
+1

With so many restrictions, why release these at all? Pointless IMO.

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Russell Grand
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1313 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:56 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
sprnva wrote:It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
How's many 5.25" floppies is that? I guess I should order more.
:hihi:

sprnva
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1291 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:01 pm

I'm downloading direct to my tape drive. It adds nice analog warmth to the sounds.
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Mushy Mushy
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9930 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:05 pm

sprnva wrote:I'm downloading direct to my tape drive. It adds nice analog warmth to the sounds.
Thats some great thinking there.

Personally I can't decide on Dolby B, the other Dolby B or Dolby C.
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c_voltage
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1179 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Strange thing i found with most long file (just sort the list by Duration), this is 07055254.ogg (1607 sec) with description "Mid-race with PA & passes at intervals (1994 Silverstone Grand Prix)".
I open this in Audition, and see only about 52 sec. actual material in beginning, the other time just clipping noise like digital fault. Its just for me ? Or really some broken sample in their archive.

filkertom
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804 posts since 20 Aug, 2005 from Ann Arbor, MI

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:11 pm

sprnva wrote:I'm downloading direct to my tape drive. It adds nice analog warmth to the sounds.
Not to mention your house....
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Daags
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2188 posts since 19 Dec, 2014

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:20 pm

starflakeprj wrote:
sprnva wrote:It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
Oops, maybe I should stop downloading then :) ...1450 files so far...

what method are you fellas using for bulk downloading ?

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Axis1~SL61
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804 posts since 7 Jul, 2008 from Lost in the wilderness

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:59 pm

interesting... though almost 300 GB and very restricted use?... hummmm... there's a search function at the top right corner of the page, so better bookmark the collection url and use it only if really needed, by searching key words. I've tried a few key words, and the search function is highly effective.
Anyway, worth keeping the url, so, thanks to the OP :tu:

starflakeprj
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796 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: 16,000 BBC Sound Effects Free

Post Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:11 am

Daags wrote:
starflakeprj wrote:
sprnva wrote:It clocks in at almost 284GB if anyone is curious.
Oops, maybe I should stop downloading then :) ...1450 files so far...

what method are you fellas using for bulk downloading ?
paulbreeze provided a document with all file names. I removed all the data after after .wav, then copied the list of file names to Notepad++, where I added the destination (based on paulbreeze's link) in front of every file name. Exported the list to .txt format and imported it in a software called Mass Download.
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