Help & FAQs

Using and downloading free sound effects at NoiseForFun.com can’t be any easy. But feel free to contact me any time if you need, I love receiving e-mail from all the users.

Still I want to let you know I receive a lot of emails with very common questions, so before you take the time to write check if I already have an aswer ready for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are music loops and how do they work?
Why am I unable to find common kind sounds?
Where can I find environment sound loops?
Regarding categories, tags and thumbnails – can you explain more?
Why are you giving sound effects away for free?
Why am I being asked for a donation?
Can I use sound effects for anything I want?
What I cannot do with your sound effects?
I need custom sound effects for my project, is this possible?
Can I get the exclusive use of your sound effects? How much does it cost?
I’m a sound designer, can I contribute with my self-produced sound effects?
The Audio Player is not showing!

• What are sound effects and how do they work?
A sound effect is a short piece of audio, that can be used for many applications such as indie games, smartphone applications, videos, flash animations, websites, multimedia presentations, and even as audio notification for any event on your PC or Mac computer. NoiseForFun.com provides high quality WAVE 44khz 16 bit files which is the most commonly used sound file format in the world.
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• Why am I unable to find common kind of sounds?
NoiseForFun.com is an audio library focused on sound design. Here are prodivded uniquely original and creative sound effects produced digitally with synthesizers and audio samplers. This means you won’t find here sounds from the real world (eg. spoken phrases, field recording, detailed industrial machines sounds, accurate sport recordings, etc.) with some exceptions here and there. Funny and fantasy sounds come first.
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• Where can I find environment sound loops?
Be sure to check NoiseForFun.com sister website, PlayOnLoop.com! There you will find thousands of background music loops and also the environment sound loops category containing dozens of soundscapes and ambiences such as ocean, sea waves, countryside, woodland, city traffic, rain and thunders and so on.
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• Regarding categories, tags and thumbnails – can you explain more?
It’s very simple – categories identify the main genre of the sound effect (eg. Object or Vehicle) and also have a matched thumbnail photo that can help you to identify them very quickly.
Sound tags provide some more details such as the feeling of the sound (eg. Mysterious or Funny) and the nature of the sound (eg. Percussive or Liquid).
Don’t forget about the search field – that will look for keywords within the sound Title.
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• Why are you giving sound effects away for free?
So many reasons. The cost for me to share those sound effects for free is low, and the benefits are high. Plus, there are plenty of individuals, creative professionals, indie game developers, non-profits, schools, small businesses who want to have music – but can’t afford to those big stock libraries.
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• Why am I being asked for a donation?
Donation is absolutely not mandatory. Producing always new sound effects and managing the website takes quite a lot of time and money for paying studio gear, hosting bills, domains, bandwith and… coffee. So if you can, please donate. Even the smallest donation is helpful!
All the donors can use the sound effects without needing to insert a credit link to NoiseForFun.com on their project.
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• Can I use sound effects for anything I want?
Yes! You can use this sound file within your own project; such as an indie game, video, smartphone app, multimedia presentation, website, Flash animation, and other audio-visual projects. Crediting NoiseForFun.com in your project is required, otherwise you may consider a small donation.
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• What I cannot do with your sound effects?
You cannot sell or re-distribute the sounds by themselves. You cannnot post the sounds for download from a website, FTP site or similar.
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• I need custom sound effects for my project, is this possible?
Yes! Custom work option is available, just drop me an e-mail or contact me using this form and I will send you a pricelist usually within 24 hours!
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• Can I get the exclusive use of your sound effects? How much does it cost?
Currently I don’t sell exlusive licenses of any of the sound effect by removing it from the website. You may consider a custom work instead.
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• I’m a sound designer, can I contribute with my self-produced sound effects?
Hey mate! Thank you for your interest, really. But at the moment NoiseForFun.com is a one-man project that I use also as personal portfolio to get further work. I already considered expanding the website with the help of other sound designers and when that moment will arrive, be sure that a big banner ‘cotributors wanted’ will materialize on every page. :-)
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• The Audio Player is not showing!
Just make sure that you have the required minimum version of the Flash Player installed. Ensure that you don’t have a corrupt Flash Player by uninstalling the Flash Player using the Adobe uninstaller and by reinstalling the plug-in via the Adobe Flash Player installation page.
For Firefox users: do you have the Adblock extension installed? In Firefox 3, Adblock incorrectly blocks Flash content, even if your entire page is whitelisted. In this case just disable Flash block.
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