Introduction to Sound Effects
Welcome to the introduction of the
use of Sound Effects in audio productions.
Sound effects are often used to compliment
and enhance artistic presentations,
whether they be podcasts, videos,
or other audio/visual productions.
Royalty-free sound effects are typically
non-exclusive and can be used by anyone
who purchases them.
Professional sound effects can give
a podcast or production a more professional
However, many new producers may not
realize that sound effects have copyrights,
and in many cases it is illegal to
use a sound effect that you happen
to find on the web without properly
Most podcasters and producers do not
have the time or equipment to go out
and record all the sound effects they
may want to incorporate into their
Podcasters are better off using royalty-free
Royalty-free sound effects are purchased,
and there is no recurring fee for
the use of the effect.
The purchaser may use the sound effect(s)
as often as required within the license
terms and conditions, without paying
for the use of the sound effect each
time the effect is used.
Fortunately, there are a number of
sound effect websites where podcasters
can purchase a single effect for a
fixed fee, or they can purchase a
sound effect subscription that allows
the subscriber to download multiple
Sound effect websites allow webmasters,
podcasters, and producers to locate
sound effects for their productions
without the hassle of renting sound
equipment and creating their own effects.
With regard to copyright laws, businesses
must be very careful if they use unlicensed
There are also risks in using "free"
Many of the free websites contain
collaborative works from multiple
sound engineers and artists.
While the websites may attempt to
monitor the effects in their collections
in order to comply with copyright
laws, there are no guarantees.
If you opt to use sound effects from
a free portal, it is important to
keep this in mind.
The following is a list of reputable
sound effects websites that are available:
Sound Effects, Where
to Locate Sound Effects, and Sound
This concludes the introduction of
the use of Sound Effects in audio
productions. For more tutorials, including
how to use Sound Effects in RecordforAll,
please visit our website, www.recordforall.com