SoundBible Presents Free Audio Bible

SoundBible Presents Audio Bible

SoundBible Presents Audio Bible

Listen to or Download Audio Bible Here
SoundBible.com has finally added the Holy Bible to in ever growing collection of audio. The Bible can be downloaded or streamed online by chapters. It may also be downloaded in PDF format (both the Catholic and Standard King James versions)

Just like everything else on our website it’s totally and 100% free. We consider our site a service to the community and will continue to publish, or in this case re-publish content for our loyal users.

Please be sure to spread the word and help us grow. Post a link to us on your churches website, your blog, or include a link in you email signature. For more information on how to do that click here

Since we launched we’ve been asked to include some version of an Audio Bible in our database but have not yet had the time to do so.

Listen to or Download Audio Bible Here

How to Loop Sounds

This is a quick little video tutorial that will show you how to loop sound effects to make them last longer. When you loop a sound you are basically just repeating it a set number of times. So this video shows you how to use the free sound editor Audacity to repeat/loop sounds.


If you are creating a movie or video game and want your sound effect to last a bit longer then this is what you want to use.

Download Audacity
http://soundbible.com/blog/2010/sound-editing-shareware/

Trance Song Artist: dezyc
Creative Commons Audio: Noncommercial
http://free-loops.com/8182-biohazard-trance.html

Watch IN HD! Visit SoundBible.com for free sound clips

Sound Forge 10 Free Downloads

Sound Forge 10 Demo

Sound Forge 10 Download

Download Sound Forge 10 free here! When it comes to professional sound editing software Sony Sound Forge 10 is at the top of the list. Sound Forge 10 is the latest in a long line of audio editing platforms or daw’s that was originally created Sonic Foundry by and was later purchased by Sony Entertainment.

So why sound forge? Why not audacity or pro tools? Well are you wanting to edit sounds and use studio quality effects on a professional level, or just for fun. If you are not serious about sound editing or recording then go ahead and use Audacity, it’s a great free application, but if you want to be professional you’ll need the best, and that is Sound Forge (ver 10 cur).

Sound Forge 10 Overview

Sound Forge 10 Platform

Sound Forge Platform

  1. Real-time sample level wave editor
  2. Stereo and Multichannel Recording option
  3. High resolution audio support
  4. Video support including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  5. Supports most file formats
  6. VST and Direct X Plugins Allowed
  7. Batch Convert Audio (convert thousands of bits of audio automatically)
  8. Spectrum Analysis
  9. White, ping, brown, and other noise generator
  10. DTMF tone generator
  11. External monitor support like DV and Firewire

Pretty full featured to say the least right? Well go ahead what are you waiting for download it. :)

Operating System: 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
File Size: 153MB
Publisher: Sony
Download Sound Forge 10 Here

Sound Editing Shareware

Sound Editing is the art of editing sounds. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out right? There are probably hundreds of different software or software bundles out there that allow the user to edit sounds. If however you don’t feel like shelling some serious cash and want some shareware there is really only 1.
Audacity Sound Editor
Audacity Sound Editor

Audacity is free, lightweight, and works on multiple platforms. From PC to Mac to Linux, Audacity is the tool for sound editors the world over.

Audacity Downloads

All About Free

Here at SoundBible.com we are all about free. Be it free software, free sounds, or free loops we are here to help the audio community. If you enjoy our site please be sure to share the love!

How to Record Sounds

How to Record Sounds

How to Record Sounds

Wikipedia describes recording sounds as “Sound recording and reproduction is a electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves.” (read more) While that sounds cool and all it really doesn’t help much we know. :)

Looking to record sounds for personal use, commercial use, or just for fun? It’s really a cool hobby to have. If you are like me a sound means more than a photo. You know the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words? Well to me a high resolution sound recording is worth a thousand and one words.

If you travel, or have kids, or go to a game, or other such things it’s always so amazing to record the audio and listen back on it a few months or years later. Its amazing really.

Here check this recorded sound out.

Yep that’s somebody peeing in the toilet, cool huh. I bet that’s not something you hear everyday. I mean it sounds like your head is in the toilet right? How cool is that!

That was recorded with my Zoom 4 Handy Recorder a “handy” little device suggested to us by Bram.

Recording Sounds with Zoom 4 Handy Recorder

Recording Sounds with Zoom 4 Handy Recorder “The Zoom H4 Handy Digital Recorder fits in your palm and is ideal for recording live musical performances, interviews, podcasts, meetings, classes and seminars. The H4 allows you to record 24-bit/96 kHz digital audio as well as in MP3 format with bitrates up to 320kbps.” Samson Zoom 4 This little jewel is absolutely amazing, the quality of sound that comes out of this things superb. I mean the thing sells for around $200 that’s dirt cheap!

It records to flash disc of which you can now get a 4GB for around $25 at just about any store selling them. Samson says “With a 16GB SD memory card, the H4 provides up to 24 hours of stereo WAV file recording in 44.1kHz/16-bit mode (CD Quality), or as many as 280 hours in MP3 stereo mode.” I’ve yet to find a 16GB card, but you get the point right?

When you are done just plug your recorder into a mac or pc with the usb cable that came with it, then drag the files over to your computer just like you would drag across photos or word documents.

If you do decide to get a Zoom 4 we suggest not loosing the little wind screen foam ball that comes with it, that thing is hard to keep up with. :)
Well thanks for visiting SoundBible and reading this article. We hope you have fun in your ventures, and be sure to come back soon.

Building a Sound Library

Sound Library Part 1

Sound Library Part 1

Every sound designer, editor, game developer, flash addict, and producer worth his salt needs a good sound library.

There are several trains of thought when it comes to creating one, the first being not to. It’s easy now days, to just get what you want online there are literally hundreds of searchable sites online where you can find what you wan when you want and how you want. Google and Yahoo alone offer neat little hacks, tricks, and options that allow you to search for sounds.

Storing Your Library

External Hard Drive for Library

External Hard Drive for Library

Assuming you want a library on hand because of limitations on bandwidth or lack of internet access due to geo location, we suggest you buy an external hard drive of some sort. Do not use a flash drive. Although you can get these things cheap they fail often, and without warning.

We suggest you go With a Western Digital External USB Hard Drive. Please note that we are not affiliated, nor are we making a profit from this suggestion. Read more at the official page on Western Digital: (read html) (read pdf)

The next step is to start selecting your sounds. You need to ask yourself a few questions.

Questions?

Pondering

Pondering

  • Are you planning to use your library to create products you’ll sell commercially? If so you need “Royalty Free Sounds
  • Are you going to use this library for personal or educational use only? If so you can use just about any sound you can get your hands on. Assuming you are in the United States. Please read the Fair Use Agreement

Those are the 2 main questions you need to ask yourself and are the main “fork in the road” while creating a library. Business or Pleasure as they say. For fun or for finance.

No matter what you are using your sounds for there are several basic rules to follow.

  1. Always rename to a standard convention you can understand. Some people will tell you “Ooh.. no you have to do it this way”, but in the end you are the one using it so you need to rename them in such a way so that you know what they are.
  2. Keep the names short and sweet. Try not to use something like “City sounds from some guy from New York Very Good” maybe do something like “City Sounds 001” or “City Snds 001” or “City 001”
  3. Group like items into folders. That’s pretty self explanatory right?

That’s really all there is to it. Assuming you follow this guide you should have a nice sound library in no time. :)

What’s that you say? You need sounds for your library? Ooh. of course.

Here are a few of our favorite sounds sites

Favorite Sound Sites

Favorite Sound Sites

Another quick tip. If you are running windows its always nice to visually distinguish between MP3 and Wav Files You can do that by showing file extensions.

Be sure to bookmark this page and come back soon. Part 2 of Building a Sound Library will be up soon! Part 2 will look at advance search technics for using Google and Yahoo to comb the web for sounds, and anything else we can think of in the mean time.

Thanks- Mike Koenig