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Latest Windchimes Samples news:

March 2017: Old SLR Film camera sounds from a Rolleiflex SL 35 camera.

November 2015: One of my sounds is going to be used in a Ken Burns documentary (who is the US documentary maker). Very exciting! And I’ve created some funny bird sounds, an oil slick, fleas and a hurricane!

September 2015: I just couldn’t throw out an old wine glass without making some smashing recordings! I recorded at 96Khz, so I could make some slow-motion versions too.

June 2015: House/garage music made from sewing machine and scissor samples, and the individual samples there for you to make your own edit. And now I’ve added STEREO WINDCHIMES! And because I recorded at 192Khz, I’ve also made a spooky slowed down backwards recording for your horrific and dramatic moments.

December 2013: Some cat and coffee grinder samples, and some Grime instrumentals.

February 2013: I've been busy recording sounds in the kitchen!

July 2012: I’ve added the rather nice SoundManager2 to this page to make it easier for you to listen to the mp3s.

Free sound effects samples (including windchimes!), royalty-free instrumental music and original soundfonts

Finding sounds

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The sounds

All this sound/music was created, recorded, engineered, composed and played by me (unless stated). They’ve proved very popular on Freesound.org (my username is BristolStories) - some samples have been downloaded thousands of times for use in games, websites and films. There are new samples here which aren't available on Freesound.

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Windchimes sample sounds

There are 25 samples of ascending and descending strokes windchimes, both fast and slow. There are also some in both directions, and some “special” ones. Sampled from a real set of windchimes. Tips: add lots of reverb for magical effects. Slow them down for spookiness (especially played backwards!)

Download all the chimes (2.9MB) or audition the sounds below - right click the links to save the files to your computer.

Length: 0:30. File size 706kb. Slow rising dangerous stereo sound effect. Slow metallic reverse sound for builiding atmosphere. Keywords: clangs metal, clank, tension, fear, danger, horror, drama, risk, suspense, jingle jangle.

Length: 0:09. File size 209kb. Rising windchimes pipechimes sample sound effect, now in better stereo for 2015!. Keywords: Magic tinkle fairy dust spell jingling high pitched scorcery sorcery wizard wizardry witch magic.

Length: 0:07. File size 171kb. Falling windchimes pipechimes sample sound effect, now in better stereo for 2015!. Keywords: Magic tinkle fairy dust spell jingling high pitched scorcery sorcery wizard wizardry witch magic.

Length: 0:04. File size 91kb. Rising windchimes pipechimes sample sound effect, better stereo for 2015!. Keywords: Magic tinkle fairy dust spell jingling high pitched scorcery sorcery wizard wizardry witch magic.

Length: 0:09. File size 155kb. down chimes slow 1. Keywords: Slow sweep of chimes from high pitch to low.

Length: 0:06. File size 98kb. down chimes 1. Keywords: Sweep of chimes from high pitch to low.

Length: 0:05. File size 94kb. down chimes 2. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:05. File size 91kb. down chimes 3. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:07. File size 113kb. down chimes 4. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:04. File size 67kb. down chimes 5. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:05. File size 82kb. down chimes 6. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:09. File size 146kb. down chimes 7. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:06. File size 107kb. Two simultaneous sweeps of windchimes from low pitch to high. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:47. File size 749kb. Longer windchimes sample, somewhat all over the place. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:10. File size 169kb. Windchimes in random directions. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:03. File size 50kb. Fast sweep of windchimes from low pitch to high. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:02. File size 47kb. up chimes short 2. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:02. File size 40kb. up chimes short 3. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:02. File size 45kb. up chimes short 4. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:04. File size 68kb. up chimes short 5. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:11. File size 173kb. Slow sweep of windchimes from low pitch to high. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:05. File size 82kb. up chimes 1. Keywords: Medium speed sweep of windchimes from low pitch to high.

Length: 0:04. File size 71kb. up chimes 2. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:05. File size 91kb. up chimes 3. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:04. File size 69kb. up chimes 4. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:05. File size 82kb. up chimes 5. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:13. File size 205kb. Windchimes from high pitch, to low, then to high again. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:11. File size 186kb. up-down chimes 2. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Length: 0:18. File size 298kb. up-down-up chimes 1. Keywords: tinkle jingle fairy magic spell.

Micellaneous sample sounds

Here are the short samples. Windchimes samples, clangs, pings, impacts and shatters, drones, atmospheres and ambience, drum rhythms on real drums, programmed drum rhythms, royalty-free music and soundfonts are elsewhere on this page.

Length: 0:01. File size 21kb. Old SLR film camera winding taking picture sound effect. Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35.

Length: 0:02. File size 51kb. Old SLR film camera winding. Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35.

Length: 0:02. File size 50kb. Old SLR film camera slow shutter. Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35.

Length: 0:00. File size 20kb. Old SLR film camera shutter opening. Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35.

Length: 0:01. File size 26kb. Old SLR film camera shutter closing. Keywords: chemical camera, analogue camera, film advance sound, mirror slap sound, manual winding, mechanical shutter sound, Rolleiflex SL35.

Length: 0:10. File size 159kb. Bouncing sounds. Keywords: boing boing, springing, springers, metal springs, contraption, mechanical, echoing springs, twangs, bouncy bouncing, mattress, bedsprings.

Length: 0:25. File size 405kb. Cartoon bird talking sounds - a collection of sounds to chop up to make talking sounds for cartoons, puppets, etc. Keywords: swannee whistle, swanny whistle, hooting, toots, piping, comic, funny, hoots, recorder, pipe, wind instrument, like the clangers.

Length: 0:24. File size 382kb. Oil Slick - squelchy sounds. Keywords: gloop, oily, gooey, gloopy,sticky, lathering,squelching,slimey,slimy, slime,stuck, mud, muddy,dirty, #squelchsound.

Length: 0:09. File size 152kb. Gust of Wind - a short stormy blast. Keywords: hurricane, typhoon, stormy, cyclone.

Length: 0:11. File size 260kb. Sewing machine operation sound loop, at 148bpm. Keywords: machinery electric stitching whirring operating equipment #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 16kb. Cloth flump 1. Keywords: Cloth fabric dropped, clothes hitting the floor, soft impact strike sound hit #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 15kb. Cloth flump 2. Keywords: Cloth fabric dropped, clothes hitting the floor, soft impact strike sound hit #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:01. File size 22kb. Fabric / cloth friction 1. Keywords: frou frou fabric rustle cloth sound swoosh whoosh slide slip #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:01. File size 23kb. Fabric / cloth friction 2. Keywords: frou frou fabric rustle cloth sound swoosh whoosh slide slip #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:01. File size 24kb. Scissors cutting through cloth fabric sound effect. Keywords: cut chop scissoring cutting snipping snipped #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:01. File size 29kb. Spinning reel sound. Keywords: Cotton reel bobbin spun turning whirl rattle rattling whirling #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:01. File size 30kb. Fabric ripping sound effect 1. Keywords: tear rip cloth shredding torn ripped clothes tearing #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 21kb. Fabric ripping sound effect 2. Keywords: tear rip cloth shredding torn ripped clothes tearing #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 12kb. Scissors opening sound. Keywords: Metallic rasp, snip cut sissors scisors cut sharp metal #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 15kb. Scissors opening sound. Keywords: Metallic rasp, snip cut sissors scisors cut sharp metal #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 14kb. Scissors snipping sound 1. Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 14kb. Scissors snipping sound 2. Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 16kb. Scissors snipping sound 3. Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:00. File size 15kb. Scissors snipping sound 4. Keywords: Snipping cutting sniping metallic cutters scissoring sissors scisors #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 0:04. File size 100kb. Electric sewing machine spinning motor sound. Keywords: electric door whir whirr machinery machine robot sound machinery industrial #sewtotherhythm.

Length: 2:42. File size 2887kb. Cat’s Breakfast! Lucinda the tortoiseshell (calico) cat chows down on dried food in a saucer.. Keywords: purring feline eating sounds dinner grub munching chewing gulping greedy mastication chomping chowing.

Length: 0:07. File size 136kb. Coffee Grinder loop 1. Manual coffee grinder. Seamless loop. Keywords: Squeaky machine vintage badly oiled old equipment comedy car sound.

Length: 0:14. File size 269kb. Coffee Grinder loop 2: Manual coffee grinder, longer than grinder 1. Loops quite well.. Keywords: Squeaky machine vintage badly oiled old equipment comedy car sound.

Length: 0:03. File size 61kb. Reverse Riser 1: Spooky reversed crescendo sound for techno or suspense. Keywords: Sinister scary horror rising fear frightening spooky backwards magic spell chorused.

Length: 0:04. File size 78kb. Reverse Riser 2: Spooky reversed crescendo sound for techno or suspense. Keywords: Sinister scary horror rising fear frightening spooky backwards magic spell chorused.

Length: 0:02. File size 42kb. Reverse Riser 2: Spooky reversed crescendo sound for techno or suspense. Keywords: Sinister scary horror rising fear frightening spooky backwards magic spell chorused.

Length: 0:10. File size 168kb. Synth Jet from Roland Alpha Juno 1. A rising whining white noise jet aeroplane taxiing sound that falls away at the end. Keywords: turbine airplane 747 jumbo rising high pitched whine crescendo.

Length: 0:03. File size 62kb. A reverberant metallic ping sound (sampled from a Roland U220). Keywords: ting.

Length: 0:02. File size 45kb. A metalic ping sound (sampled from a Roland JV1010). Very similar to the U220 ping but without reverb. Keywords: ting bell.

Length: 0:05. File size 58kb. Another metallic ping sound - it’s used in the Triangle soundfont available elsewhere on this page. Keywords: ting bell chime ring ding.

Length: 0:01. File size 23kb. Pieces of a broken wine glass being hit and tinkled together. Not a bad smashing effect; it has a bit more length than some samples. Keywords: breaking, broken, glass, pieces, shards, smash, smashing, tinkling, wine.

Length: 0:00. File size 17kb. A short breaking glass sound. Keywords: breaking, broken, glass, pieces, shards, smash, smashing, tinkling, wine.

Length: 0:41. File size 1007kb. This is a shells wind chime. I used it for the effect of lots of glass falling; I didn't have enough glass or space to get that Hollywood effect of a whole mirror_glass skyscraper smashing, so this is my effect. It's also a VERY realistic recording of thin shells on strings being shaken (which is what it is!). Keywords: bones, breaking, broken, chime, clatter, explosion, shattering, falling, glass, shards, shells, tinkle, wind.

Length: 0:01. File size 37kb. Wine glass breaking on a hard floor. Keywords: Smash, break, shatter, tinkle, crash, crashing, fragments.

Length: 0:02. File size 45kb. Wine glass breaking on a hard floor. Keywords: Smash, break, crash, crashing, shatter, tinkle, fragments.

Length: 0:03. File size 69kb. Slow glass smashing effect 1. Keywords: Clang, slow motion, metallic, impact, clanging, smash, break, shatter, tinkle, fragments.

Length: 0:03. File size 69kb. Slow glass smashing effect 1. Keywords: Clang, slow motion, metallic, impact, clanging, smash, break, shatter, tinkle, fragments.

Length: 0:02. File size 55kb. Backwards glass breaking sound effect in slow motion. Keywords: psychedelic, wierd sound, crashing, impacts.

Length: 0:02. File size 57kb. A second backwards glass breaking sound effect in slow motion. Keywords: psychedelic, wierd sound, crashing, impacts.

reverse_clang2.wav

Length: 0:08. This is a recording of a metal plate being hit, and played backwards and processed. I've used it for a build in a dark techno song, but it would also make a good effect for horror/suspense films. This is my most popular sound, with tens of thousands of downloads!. Keywords: build, buildup, darkwave, drama, dramatic, effect, fx, horror, rise, scary, suspense, trance.

reverse_clang1.wav

Length: 0:04. This is a recording of a metal plate being hit, and played backwards and processed. I've used it for a build in a dark techno song, but it would also make a good effect for horror/suspense films.. Keywords: build, buildup, darkwave, drama, dramatic, effect, fx, horror, rise, scary, suspense, trance.

Length: 0:01. File size 25kb. A glass being broken, recorded and played backwards. Keywords: backwards, break, breaking, crash, effect, fx, glass, shards, shatter.

Length: 0:03. File size 79kb. This is a shells wind chime, recorded and reversed. Keywords: backwards, bones, chimes, effect, fx, jingle, shards, shatter, shells, skeletal, tinkle, wind.

repeated_bell.wav

Length: 0:12. This repeating bell was meant to sound like a Tibetan monastery or rustic church bell or a warning bell in an old village. The timing is uneven. It was made by banging a metal plate. Keywords: bell, bong, church, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, monastery, monastry, plate, ring, ringing, temple.

Length: 0:08. File size 125kb. This is a recording of a metal plate being hit, and played backwards and processed. I've used it for a build in a dark techno song, but it would also make a good effect for horror/suspense films. Quite a bit of processing on this. Keywords: build, buildup, darkwave, drama, dramatic, effect, fx, horror, rise, scary, suspense, trance.

Length: 0:08. File size 87kb. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

clang5.wav

Length: 0:08. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

Length: 0:06. File size 67kb. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

clang3.wav

Length: 0:08. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

Length: 0:07. File size 74kb. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

Length: 0:08. File size 97kb. A metal tray being hit for a bell effect added by BristolStories. Keywords: bell, bong, clang, clanging, gong, metalic, plate, ring, ringing.

Length: 0:02. File size 50kb. Breaking/hitting an expensive wine glass with a stainless steel fish slice! It was an expensive Habitat crystal glass which had already had the base broken off, so I wanted to get the best value out of it before throwing it away. Keywords: break, breaking, glass, hit, shards, shatter, smash, smashing, tinkle.

Length: 0:01. File size 14kb. Bird hitting a pane of glass. This is actually me hitting a large plate glass window so no birds were harmed. Keywords: bird, door, drum, glass, hit, hitting, kick, knock, muffled, pane, pound, resonant, thump, window.

Length: 0:08. File size 152kb. Finger click with long reverb/echo. This can be layered with all the 120bpm Drama1 loops to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, echoey, underground, cave, spooky, snap.

Length: 0:05. File size 76kb. Knife sharpening loop: The sound of a knife being sharpened on a steel. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: Scraping rhythmic metal rubbing stropping sharpening scary blade sharp honing whetting razor.

Length: 0:06. File size 94kb. Electric Whisk: The sound of a Wizard Pro electrical whisk operating for a short burst. Keywords: motor whirring.

Length: 0:05. File size 77kb. Manual Egg Beater: the sound of a hand-powered egg beater. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: Grinding.

Length: 0:09. File size 146kb. Coffee cups being hit in sequence. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: Mugs cups clinking tink .

Length: 0:09. File size 136kb. Chopping on a kitchen chopping board. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: Meat Cleaver knife chop meat wood impact bang.

Length: 0:05. File size 84kb. Shaking Seeds: Mustard seeds being shaken in a jar. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: rattling shaking maraccas marracas shakers rattle sprinkle sprinkling.

Length: 0:03. File size 54kb. Pan banging 13: hitting the side of a metal saucepan with a wooden spoon, shaking off the sauce. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up (as triplets) with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: Clang clank clunk metallic clanging alarm warning.

Length: 0:01. File size 25kb. Pan bang 3 hits: banging the side of a metal saucepan with a wooden spoon, shaking off the sauce. This loop has been made at 100bpm and will sync up (as triplets) with the other sounds used in the Digital Dishes music. Keywords: Clang clank clunk metallic clanging alarm warning.

Length: 0:02. File size 45kb. Pouring seeds: tipping mustard seeds into a metal saucepan. Keywords: tip container falling metallic particles.

Length: 0:00. File size 13kb. Egg breaking: This actually isn’t an egg breaking, but I think it sounds like one. Keywords: .

Length: 0:07. File size 117kb. Fizz Sparkle! The sound of a fizzy beverage being poured into a champagne glass. Keywords: Wine pouring cava sparkling wine effervescent bubbles bubbling.

Length: 0:15. File size 238kb. Looped Elmo cine film vintage projector sound for seamless repeat. Thanks to CharlieBlackfield.com for letting me record.. Keywords: Super 8 machinery film viewer analogue chemical film projection operating running projecting sound electric motor.

Length: 0:19. File size 303kb. Looped Elmo cine film old fashioned projector starting up and stopping sound. Thanks to CharlieBlackfield.com for letting me record.. Keywords: Super 8 machinery operating running film viewer analogue chemical film projection projecting sound electric motor.

Length: 0:04. File size 37kb. Fake Film Clack at 140BPM - The Elmo cine film projector didn’t sound “real” enough, so I added some extra film clack. Keywords: regular rhythmic clicking clacking flicking plastic slapping flipping.

Length: 0:08. File size 72kb. Fake Film Clack - The Elmo cine film projector didn’t sound “real” enough, so I added some extra film clack. Keywords: regular rhythmic clicking clacking flicking plastic slapping flipping jammed gun misfire misfiring.

Length: 0:03. File size 58kb. Manually loading cine film into a super8 old projector.. Keywords: Operating machinery projection click squeak clack.

Length: 0:01. File size 31kb. Elmo projector stopping. Thanks to CharlieBlackfield.com for the use of a vintage projector. Keywords: electric motor winding down slowing switching off powering down.

KEYBOARD PLAYERS! Have a go with triangle.sf2 soundfont (further down this page) - a kind of MIDI playable windchimes.

Drones, atmospheres and background ambience sample sounds

Length: 3:37. File size 3392kb. Urban frog pond: British frogs croaking as they mate in March in a UK urban pond. Birds sing in the background. Keywords: toads croaks night twilight water lake spawning laying eggs bog marsh england english.

Length: 1:43. File size 2013kb. Spooky Sci Fi: Scary suspense drone with a bit of an electronic synthy sound, good for space horror. Keywords: dramatic horrific scary fear frightening danger synth alien evil jeopardy trouble Roland Alpha Juno Twilight.

Length: 0:60. File size 938kb. English Café Conversation: Crowd noise of quiet adult conversation with occasional laughter and louder voices. Keywords: talking laughing chattering babble crowd restaurant canteen cafeteria people vocal human noise background hubbub hubub footsteps walking past.

Length: 2:04. File size 1941kb. A discordant string/violin detuned drone in the key of A with weird/strange atmospheric squeaks. Reverberant and echoey. Keywords: atmosphere dark mysterious moody, orchestral.

Length: 1:52. File size 2740kb. Some noisy cellophane plastic that I thought I'd use for some recording. It makes a good crackling fire sound, or hail or rain, or a very ‘STICKY’ sound! The “intensity” of the sound varies through the recording so you can find a starting or stopping section. Keywords: burn, burning, cellophane, crackling, crinkly, fire, hailing, plastic, raining, sweet, weather, wrapper, wrapping, downpour,storm.

Length: 0:53. File size 698kb. Traffic mostly buses and non_distinguishable speech. Keywords: background, bristol, buses, cars, england, lorries, noise, pedestrians, road, street, traffic, uk, vehicles, voices cityscape vehicles.

Drum rhythms sample sounds from real drums

Length: 1:05. File size 1030kb. A beat played on North African Darabuka metal hand drum with a plastic skin by percussionist Paddy Uglow. Reverb and EQ have been applied. A driving 6:4 bass-driven beat played to a metronome set to 100 beats per minute, it would probably loop OK with a bit of editing in the right places. Keywords: bongo djembe darbuka tribal beat loop ethnic handrum flam rim shot.

Length: 0:12. File size 202kb. A 3:4 time loop of African sabar drumming group at around 235BPM, or 78 BPM if you back it 2:4. Keywords: looping ethnic tribal african sabba saba senegalese bongoes jungle tribe.

Length: 3:25. File size 3218kb. Dark heart: 92.5BPM hits on a handrum, with reverb and some sinister sounds behind. Could be used for an alternative to “the heartbeat sound” for a moment of tension. It kind of lives in the drums section, butt it’s more of a sound effect. Keywords: taps echoey drums strange spacey footsteps walking stepping pacing mysterious.

Length: 0:07. File size 118kb. The slow-jam laid-back down-tempo drum loop from the “confinement” loop. Keywords: easy beat gentle mellow trip hop.

Programmed drum loops

Length: 0:04. File size 73kb. Subway Steamer: a deep down-tuned drum loop. Keywords: 120bpm.

Length: 0:05. File size 85kb. Sizzle drums: A nice echoey rhythm loop with a tail-off and an off-beat bass drum. Keywords: urgent complex bass drum snare 120bpm.

Length: 0:05. File size 80kb. Ellie’s drums: An interesting 120bpm latin(ish) marching rhythm loop with a four-on-the-floor bass drum - My programming was inspired by hearing a “Friends Electric” remix of Ellie Goulding’s The Writer. Keywords: Echo rhythm 120bpm snare hihat 4:4.

Length: 0:07. File size 126kb. “Gasp!” A funky yet driving and agressive beat drum loop with a kind of digital gasp souund. Using a kit sampled from Yamaha DJX (I think). Keywords: dancey breakbeat rough complex bass drum thumping snare.

Length: 0:39. File size 612kb. Digital Dishes drums: Loop from the Digital Dishes music syncopated 100bpm. Keywords: bass drum rimshot complex jazzy ride cymbal.

Length: 0:01. File size 18kb. Tape thump: A thump from a good old cassette tape button. It would make an interesting bass drum, or even a realistic tape-stopping sound!. Keywords: clunk clump thump switch off turn off stop ending analogue ferric tape hiss.

Length: 0:04. File size 76kb. Rockin’ Robot: an electro-vocal loop at 113bpm which might put you in the mood for some old Prodigy or rave/ oldskool. It’s not any words; just “drummer speak” - (d)rrrrraah gah g’daah. Keywords: squeaky breakbeat robot vocals loop.

Length: 0:02. File size 43kb. Low fi metronome click loop: Hiss and click; a metronome recorded on a bad old tape with auto record levels. Keywords: tape hiss low fi bad recording tap clack tick tock clock.

Soundfonts

These are original soundfonts, recorded and programmed by me.

make-your-own-kit.zip

Length: 24.5MB. Why not make your own realistic drum kit soundfont? Here is a collection of WAV multisamples from a real drum kit. It’s a rehearsal room one, so it’s not a great sound, but the kit I made really does sound like a bad drumkit in a rehearsal room, so I figure I did a good job!. Keywords: Drum percussion hits tom toms bass drum cymbals crash splash ride snare drum timbale multi velocities velocity.

cymbal-spree.sf2

Length: 21.7MB. A collection of cymbal crashes, haphazardly mapped across the keyboard, plus a few reverses. Just what you need when you don’t want an identical crash sound at the start of every chorus! This one actually wasn’t recorded by me: samples from the kind artists at Freesound.org: keithdrums, Itibits, -zin-, loofa, teleport8, folktelemetry, pjcohen, minorr, mhc, CBeeching, soundbytez, digifishmusic, and the SW1000XG cymbals are sampled by me, BristolStories. Keywords: Crashes, clashes, reverse cymbal, cymbal roll.

bongo_bank.sf2

Length: 1MB. Tuned multisampled recording of an ceramic/goatskin african drum. Can be used as a kind of tuned instrument too. Keywords: bongo djembe darabuka handdrum drum percussive percussion soundfont sf2.

triangle.sf2

Length: 460KB. Microtuned triangle/bell tree/pipe chimes/windchimes effect for keyboard. Each white key plays a slightly higher pitch metallic ping than the last, so running your thumb up and down the keyboard gives you a nice rising ping effect, a bit like windchimes. Keywords: metallic ping windchimes belltree jingle dring ding percussion soundfont sf2.

Royalty free instrumental music, loops and components for film, etc

Don’t forget to show your appreciation for the sound - see the top of the page to find out how. Find stackable music/loops elsewhere on this page.

Length: 0:16. File size 386kb. Trance Test:120 bpm progressive trance track; really written to test various trance effects and tecniques, but I liked the result so I’m sharing it here.. Keywords: gated complex dance trance electronic, pumping, thumping, keyboards, synths, synthesiser, future, futuristic, electro.

Length: 1:41. File size 2387kb. Sew To the Rhythm:148 bpm funky dance music I wrote for a sewing promo, using sampled sewing sounds marked as #sewtotherhythm in this document. Keywords: busy machinery industry industrial factory working frantic fast groovy jazzy.

Length: 1:22. File size 1932kb. Doctor Doctor - uplifting busy instrumental track. Keywords: Happy, hopeful, cheerful, jolly, major, industrious, background music, incidental music.

Length: 0:35. File size 563kb. Joyful Trance - a 16 bar loop of 120bpm uplifting progressive trance in a major key with a cheerful lead line. Can be looped fairly easily. Alternate with the no lead version below to liven up a dull slideshow, product shot or voiceover.. Keywords: Joyfull, dance, techno, energetic, happy, exciting, anthemic, melodic trance, four on the floor, club, dancehall, nineties, garage,house.

Length: 0:35. File size 835kb. Joyful Trance - a 16 bar loop of 120bpm uplifting progressive trance in a major key. Keywords: Joyfull, dance, techno, energetic, happy, exciting, anthemic, melodic trance, four on the floor, club, dancehall, nineties, garage,house.

Length: 1:01. File size 1431kb. Chinese Cheese: a very silly faux-chinese track played on Roland Juno 1 Koto sound with a Susato whistle. Good for cliched tongue-in-cheek chinese moments. I used it on my chinese cookery video. Keywords: funny, silly, ching chong, oriental, asian, cheesy, chesey, plinky plonk music, pantomime, stereotypical.

Length: 3:02. File size 4277kb. Gone But Not Forgotten: It may be cheesy and straight out of the 1980s but it’s a nice mellow uplifting happy-yet-sad/sad-but-happy track. Great for recalling someone who’s no longer with us and shedding a tear or two…. Keywords: Cheezy cheesey eighties 80s, melancholy, sad, synthy, wash, thoughtful,rememberance music, absent friends, dearly departed, long lost, good memories, memory.

Length: 1:26. File size 1630kb. Electric, Electric: 3/4 time grime style instrumental with silly “computer music” synth line, a dark middle and a joyous end. Keywords: nasty bass dubstep christmassy dangerous sinister scary happy jolly cheerful electronic drums synthy.

Length: 1:25. File size 1627kb. Electric, Electric: shouty version of the 3/4 time grime style instrumental with shouted “electric”s and silly “computer music” synth line, a dark middle and a joyous end. Keywords: nasty bass dubstep christmassy dangerous sinister scary happy jolly cheerful electronic drums synthy.

Length: 0:50. File size 897kb. Sci Fi Suspicion, a 120BPM dramatic piece with complex synth notes and a driving dark core. Keywords: Menacing dramatic electronic techno jeopardy danger suspicious risk danger.

Length: 0:31. File size 501kb. Honky-tonk incidental music for slaptick silent comedy movie. Keywords: Romantic space filler funny honky tonk piano love scene pastoral gentle mellow.

Length: 0:49. File size 858kb. Silly Chase, 140BPM. Written for a neo-slapstick silent comedy video piece with our valliant policeman chasing the criminals!. Keywords: Cops and robbers chase funny humor humourous fleeing synth bent circuit comic cheap synth.

Length: 0:33. File size 581kb. Slapstick Menace slow: The villian in our silent comedy film is introduced. Keywords: Bad naughty silly comedy dramatic evil gangster criminal funny robber antihero villain jeopardy crime dastardly Honky tonk piano.

Length: 0:42. File size 794kb. Slapstick Menace chase: The villian escapes in our silent comedy film. Keywords: Bad naughty silly comedy dramatic chase fleeing chasing running funny evil gangster criminal robber antihero villain jeopardy crime dastardly Honky tonk piano.

Length: 0:07. File size 116kb. Mysterious slapstick: Something odd is happening in our silent comedy film. Keywords: Magic strange suspense discord jazzy funny humour humor perculiar Honky tonk piano.

Length: 4:35. File size 4303kb. Remedy - Dubstepish and dance track at 140BPM. It’s the instrumental track for the dance remix I made of Remedy from LaurenceMadeMeCry.com (have a listen to the original of the song, it’s good too!) And my remedy remix and video at http://youtu.be/Hzc1kDN15DA. Keywords: house trance techno dance club garage mysterious uplifting rhythmic complex.

Length: 0:31. File size 500kb. Low-fi Bender: A 130bpm squeaky low-fi bend looped synth with some filter sweeps to add some variety. Keywords: buzz nasty retro electronic circuit bent synthesizer old skool school.

Length: 0:05. File size 83kb. Rock Hero! A distorted guitar riff just right for rock guitar posturing! (Actually it's a distorted old home keyboard). Keywords: Rocking heavy metal posing lick power chords axe hendrix punk bad guitarist.

Length: 0:36. File size 576kb. I Spy - energetic loopable synth pad chords loop with drums and arpeggiator. Keywords: arpeggio arpegiator drums exciting urgent smooth excitable busy urgent. Yamaha SW1000XG and Albino.

Length: 2:55. File size 2749kb. Inner Space 1 - part of my uber-intelligent trance trance with a plethora of loopable oldskool techno trance parts to work with, or just use the whole lot. Keywords: omni trio mysterious dancey filter sweeps analogue juno 1 echoed dub bass bongoes dance old school 90s warehouse.

Length: 0:13. File size 213kb. Inner Space loop - this intelligent trance/techno loop would fit in with Inner Space 1. Keywords: Driving dance old school 90s warehouse.

Length: 4:02. File size 3797kb. Into The Realm - 90s intelligent old school techno piece with lots of sections if you want to cut it up and loop it. Keywords: oldskool warehouse dance mysterious echo jazzy bongoes juno 1 acid house bass.

Length: 0:49. File size 782kb. Jingle Jig - 70s analogue happy jiggy solo monosynth line with filter sweeps. A bell sound plays in unison. Keywords: resonant korg electribe ea1 digital modelled analog with U220 jolly mellow.

The following three are extracts from the same piece, so should fit together fairly well:

Length: 0:15. File size 240kb. Raving Synth Madness - frantic ravey synths whoop and holler together above a silly dubby bass. Keywords: lofi low fi breakbeat warehouse oldskool old school old skool hardcore synth samples.

Length: 0:44. File size 697kb. Rave vs Dub - driving ravey synth whooping gives way to a dub style riff with echoed piano chords. Keywords: skanky detuned low fi lofi bassline silly.

Length: 0:15. File size 239kb. Rhythm Rave - a frantic loop of whooping rave style with complex drums. Keywords: breakbeat warehouse oldskool old school old skool hardcore synth samples drums driving banging thumping trance dance four on the floor.

Length: 0:46. File size 728kb. Happy tune! A cheerful piece for violins, piano, bass and drum to make you smile. Keywords: folky folksy country cajun jolly walking strolling funny C Major Cmaj.

Length: 0:11. File size 178kb. Long electric guitar (stratocaster) E minor chord with reverb. Sounds good backwards too. Keywords: pad atmosphere background string echoey Em Emin.

Length: 2:16. File size 2128kb. Fairy Song, written for a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream, originally with live vocals - feel free to write your own lyrics. Keywords: magic witchcraft strange rhythms harp mysterious rural forest flowers mystery guitar syncopated.

Length: 1:56. File size 1815kb. Faery Lullaby: I wrote this for a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is a soothing sleepy tune, but has a discordant sinister ending. Keywords: Fairy soothing gentle peaceful pipes guitar startling surprise sinister mood change mystery mysterious spooky odd.

Length: 0:45. File size 705kb. Piano’s Processed Percussion: Some U220 drums being processed through a Korg Electribe EA1 with a mellow piano loop over the top. Keywords: chopped up resonant filter sweep drums echo fx effects happy mellow peaceful gentle.

Length: 10:22. File size 9731kb. Earth Trip: Over 10 minutes of original intelligent techno trance dance music, with tons of ideas and sections to chop up and loop, or use the piece as a whole. Sadly, this is from the days of tape, so record quality isn’t super crisp. You may spot the X Files signature theme tune in there. Keywords: dancy orchestral drums driving whistle spooky dramatic sinister dramatic solid Roland Alpha Juno 1 bells pyshadelic echo pad synth choir peaceful gentle filter sweep resonant Roland D20 U220 distorted Omni Trio guitar bongoes bassline.

Length: 3:27. File size 3237kb. Eagles’ Wings: An uplifting synthesizer orchestral kind of piece created on a Roland U220. It’s no match for the modern synths used in film soundtracks but you may well find a use for it. Keywords: Bells joyful thunder atmospheric atmosphere classical strings pipes.

Length: 1:33. File size 1465kb. Techno Countdown: I wrote this for a documentary about “the 90 second challenge” film site. It’s based on the theme tune for the long-running TV quiz Countdown. It gradually gets more complex and features echo, chorus and reverb spot processing on the drums. It was made with a Yamaha SW1000XG card. Keywords: hurry rush quick tick tock clock time limit ticking processed.

Length: 0:15. File size 250kb. Nasty synth loop, around 120BPM. A modelled analogue distorted synth riff good for rave, trance and techno. Keywords: filter sweep resonant fuzzy rough coarse.

Length: 0:15. File size 239kb. Deep and Dangerous: A loop out of one of my music pieces, good for a dramatic moment or interlude. Drums and synth and piano. Keywords: chasing running fast high speed chase dramatic keyboard synthesizer.

Length: 0:04. File size 67kb. Deeper and Dangerouser: A loop from some of my music for dramatic moments. It fits alongside “Deep and Dangerous”. Keywords: sinister frightening thumping drums plinky spikey.

Length: 4:08. File size 3882kb. Kol Do Di: traditional hebrew folk tune given the Big Beats treatment. Keywords: ethnic israeli arabic violin pipes drums jewish folky folksy middle eastern palestinian.

Length: 1:40. File size 1565kb. Jump: Me doing Eddie Van Halen’ Jump without breaching any copyright. A synth-pop driving track inspired by the vanhalen hit on Yamaha SW1000XG. Keywords: eighties 1980s pop synth rock chords.

Length: 0:26. File size 415kb. Sad Seventies: a melancholy whimsical solo synth melody with a slight swingy rhythm. Keywords: hopeful thouughtful lonely echo analogue (actually it’s digital modelled Korg Electribe EA1) filter sweep pulse width modulation analog synth clarinet flute.

Length: 0:01. File size 31kb. Harmonic Scrape: A bowed violin sweep through the string harmonics - it makes a good spot effect in dance music. Keywords: filter sweep (kind of!).

Length: 1:16. File size 1194kb. Henry Hoover on Burns Night: A bit of a fun challenge - to use a Numatic Henry Hoover as the drone for a bagpipe tune. I chose Amazing Grace which is played on a synth bagpipes sound, with extra pads, snare drum rolls and electric piano to rise into an anthemic ending. Keywords: piper hymn Scottish vacuum cleaner.

Length: 1:28. File size 1385kb. Smooth and Dangerous: smooth gated synth chords accompanied by a processed drums (Roland U220). Suitable for looping whichever bits you fancy. Keywords: squarepusher drum'n'bass chopped up fx effects filter sweep synthesizer rhythm rhythmic dreamy dancey complex.

Length: 0:16. File size 260kb. Spooky Strings: Almost-pleasant reverberant violin melodic chords, but detuned and a bit sinister. These will work as a loop. Keywords: violin quartet quintet ghostly thin wavering distant.

Length: 13:29. File size 12651kb. Blessed: Intelligent techno/trance extravaganza! Dozens of musical ideas flow together in this concerto of electronica. Keywords: rhythms piano pad smooth joyful uplifting electronic.

Length: 1:38. File size 1538kb. Bottom & Titania - a piece of music I wrote for the meeting of ‘Bottom’ in donkey form and Titania the faiiry queen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Keywords: tuba funny humorous pondorous mysterious spooky plodding awkward magic enchanted.

Length: 1:26. File size 1347kb. Busy Fairy - Written for an early scene in A Midsummer Night’s Dream performance, as the fairy bustles around the woods. Keywords: enchanted magic mysterious strange odd.

Length: 3:16. File size 3073kb. It Is Better To Light A Candle - an early piece of instrumental music, with hideous electronic pan pipes, which I give a wide berth nowadays!. Keywords: pipes flutes panpipes mysterious ambient peaceful strange.

Length: 1:11. File size 1115kb. A slow-jam laid-back down-tempo music loop which I wrote as a demo for a musician. Keywords: easy beat chords pad synth gentle mellow trip hop.

Length: 0:29. File size 468kb. Acid Beats: Old skool acid trance techno bassline and off-beat drums. Keywords: roland juno 1 rough bass filter sweep resonant filter.

Length: 0:19. File size 307kb. Beautiful Juno: I suspect this isn’t my Roland Alpha Juno at all, but it’s a nice ambient moving chord which you could repeat under something else to add an atmosphere. Keywords: atmospheric mysterious pad full chorus filling reverb echoey reverberant.

Length: 1:43. File size 1622kb. Plunk: Plinky plunky lo-fi music with darabuka bogo drum throughout. An “adversity sandwich” with a happy ending, arpeggiators, trumpet and smooth pads and a jolly bassline. Written for the ElectricDecember.org trailer in 2012. Keywords: handdrum kid carpet brass cheerful distressing nasty sinister peaceful joyful cheery lofi low-fidelity.

Length: 3:18. File size 3110kb. Folky dub step, written for a trailer for ElectricDecember.org 2011. It’s the classic “adversity sandwich” a disturbing sinister middle for the scary film clips, then a happy ending. I’m sure you’ll find a part of it to fit any mood if you chop it up. Keywords: dubstep deep bass adversity scary jingly xmas christmas distorted rough happy cheerful mellow jolly.

Length: 0:30. File size 479kb. We Wish You A Merry Christmas, drum and bass style with low D penny whistle! I made this music for the ElectricDecember.org trailer in 2005. Keywords: Electric piano sub bass deep jingly carol festive xmas flute drums funky jungle jingly.

Length: 1:29. File size 1407kb. Christmassy folksy happy tune on guitar, penny whistles, violin and open tuned guitar with drums, a slightly tense synthy middle, then a happy ending. I wrote this for the ElectricDecember.org trailer in 2009. Keywords: folky jolly cheerful adversity filter sweep sleigh bells jingle.

Length: 1:15. File size 1170kb. Folky Fingers: 6:8 time 85bpm open-tuned folksy guitar strumming (used in the 2009 Electric December music elsewhere on this page). Keywords: cheerful uplifting happy country folk strummed strumming.

Length: 0:13. File size 199kb. Open Pickings: 6:8 time 85bpm picked guitar with an open tuning, used as the introduction for the 2009 Electric December music). Keywords: fingerpicking acoustic guitar plucked plucking arpeggios.

Length: 2:26. File size 3251kb. Happy electronica (120bpm) - a cheerful upbeat and gentle piece to sway and smile along to, with cute bleeps, smooth electric piano and a foot-tapping beat. It starts sparse and builds into the main body of the music. You may need to chop it up and repeat parts to fit your needs. It was written for a short documentary. Keywords: merry jolly dancey bippy boppy synth pop bouncy easy listening synthesizers.

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Length: 1:19. Jungle Fever (144.5 bpm): Rough and smooth drum and bass style track with aggressive distorted hand-drums and bass, and electric drums on top. Smooth piano and synth float over the top. (The timing goes a bit loose right at the end). Keywords: drum'n'bass jungle fast dancy nasty bongo djembe darabuka handdrum drum percussive percussion.

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Length: 0:13. Jungle Fever looping version (144.5 bpm): Seamless loop of part of Jungle Fever. Rough and smooth drum and bass style track with aggressive distorted hand-drums and bass, and electric drums on top. Smooth piano and synth float over the top. Keywords: drum'n'bass jungle fast dancy nasty bongo djembe darabuka handdrum drum percussive percussion.

Length: 1:20. File size 1758kb. Piano and low irish whistle piece, 120bpm in G major. Keywords: Happy, gentle, childish, mellow, peaceful, tranquility, calm, placid, sad, melancholy, mournful, contented, flute.

Length: 0:34. File size 244kb. Silly Birds: A short “bent synth” example I wrote for a film-maker. Electronic, squeaky and low-fi and somewhat silly. Keywords: Robot birds, funny, cheap synth, beeps, bleeps, low-tech, casio, toy, cheep, electronic, synthesizer. See also Silly Chase.

Length: 0:11. File size 234kb. Cowboy music: My cover version of Ennio Morricone’s famous theme from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Played on penny whistle instead of ocarina; written to replace a pirated sample in a film project. Keywords: Wild west, western, canyon, cowboys and indians, flute, american, harmonica.

Length: 0:49. File size 742kb. That Classic Wild West Music: guitar, bells and whistle as our hero prepares for his showdown in a windswept ghost town. Keywords: desert sand canyon cowboys and indians western cactus USA american mid west morricone spaghetti western gunslinger whistling horse riding.

Length: 0:33. File size 521kb. A spooky gated flutey synth sound with an echo, in A at 120bpm. Filter sweeps and ring modulation give it extra movement. Keywords: Ghostly suspense menace scary rhythmic stuttered resonant analogue distorted echo.

Length: 3:13. File size 3018kb. Whistle Chopper: An indulgent happy/sad gentle tune with a low D whistle over a synthesized pad sound - actually a reverby guitar chopped up with a noise gate. Hand drums, bass and electric piano add rhythm and drive. Keywords: Uplifting, melancholy, peaceful,african drum,smooth,calm, beautiful,sweet,joyful.

Length: 3:14. File size 3045kb. Same as above without bass guitar. An indulgent happy/sad gentle tune with a low D whistle over a synthesized pad sound - actually a reverby guitar chopped up with a noise gate. Hand drums and electric piano add rhythm and drive. Keywords: Uplifting, melancholy, peaceful,african drum,smooth,calm, beautiful,sweet,joyful.

Length: 1:00. File size 954kb. Dalek Dancer: techno trance rough banging tune, interestingly at 128.5bpm (I had to replace an un-cleared track and keep it in sync with the video). It’s in G. The music thins out for the second half and it gradually falls apart, but I've left it in for chopping-up potential. Keywords: four on the floor disco club thumping synth garage drums buzz driving beat exciting underworld born slippy.

Length: 2:14. File size 2102kb. Digital Dishes: This piece of music was made for a piece about a kitchen workshop. The music was created using samples of cups, pans, kitchen equipment etc. Keywords: Mellow jazzy jazz piano chill lounge electric piano drums easy-listening instrumental chilled.

Length: 0:39. File size 611kb. Digital dishes piano loop: the electric piano loop from the Digital Dishes music at 100bpm. Keywords: chilled cool jazz lounge easy listening sexy jazzy.

Irish whistle/flute riffs/spot effects. Will fit a variety of speeds of music or can be used on their own as stings, or as ring tones, even!

Length: 0:04. File size 58kb. Irish low metal whistle, b and a. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:05. File size 69kb. Irish low metal whistle, d and a. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:13. File size 158kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:04. File size 59kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:09. File size 120kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:05. File size 63kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:03. File size 51kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:03. File size 46kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:05. File size 68kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:03. File size 44kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:04. File size 56kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

Length: 0:03. File size 47kb. Irish low metal whistle. Keywords: Howard Low D Whistle, generic ethnic japanese chinese haunting eastern celtic scottish flute riff folky sad sorrowful melancholy melancholic plaintive tin whimsical.

“Drama 1” sample loops which all sync up and can be layered to make a varying piece:

Length: 0:08. File size 209kb. Full dramatic seamless loop, 120bpm in E minor. The other drama1 loops are all combined in this one, so you can use them seperately to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, squeaky, scratchy, violin, electric guitar, hit strings, percussive, dulcimer.

Length: 0:08. File size 152kb. Dramatic seamless loop, 120bpm. Finger click with long reverb/echo. This can be layered with all the Drama1 loops to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, echoey, underground, cave, spooky, snap.

Length: 0:08. File size 120kb. Dramatic seamless loop, 120bpm. Bass drum rhythm. This can be layered with all the Drama1 loops to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky. thumping.

Length: 0:08. File size 167kb. Electric guitar, dramatic seamless loop in E minor. This can be layered with all the Drama1 loops to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, cowboy, spaghetti western, the shadows, hit strings, percussive, dulcimer.

Length: 0:08. File size 161kb. High Hat: Dramatic seamless loop. This can be layered with all the Drama1 loops to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, cymbal.

Length: 0:09. File size 232kb. Spooky horror sound made with violins. Keywords: fear, dramatic, scary, rising tension, horrific, alarming, bood curdling, terror, alarming.

Length: 0:08. File size 219kb. Violins dramatic seamless loop in E minor. This can be layered with all the Drama1 loops to build tension. Keywords: Frightening, sinister, driving, exciting, suspicious, fear, pressure, stress, tense, exciting, excitement, danger, thrilling, risky, squeaky, scratchy, violin, rhythmic.

“Trance 120bpm” sample loops which can be layered to make a varying piece:

Length: 0:02. File size 46kb. A G note with filter sweeep on modelled analogue synth. Keywords: Distorted rough resonant.

Length: 0:32. File size 309kb. 120BPM Roland Alpha Juno warm bass loop. Keywords: low-fi ominous dirty trance techno filter chorused synth.

Length: 0:17. File size 167kb. 120BPM echoing synth clap sound from Roland U220. Timed to fit on 2nd and 4th beats of the bar. Keywords: handclap trance techno big.

Length: 0:08. File size 135kb. 120 bpm high hats with a bit of complexity. Keywords: hihat hi hat cymbals electronic drum machine hi-hat.

Length: 0:12. File size 204kb. bass drum with a fast drum roll at the end. 120bpm. Keywords: thumping banging rhythm.

Length: 0:17. File size 273kb. Gated synth choir sound with resonant filter. Keywords: muffled reso sweep rhythmic echo stuttered stuttering.

Length: 0:17. File size 270kb. Nasty rhythmic bassline; distorted Roland Alpha Juno with filter sweeps and harmonics. Keywords: rough acid filter bassline sinister dramatic.

Length: 0:17. File size 272kb. Resonant synth choir motif. Keywords: echoey sinister sweep filter spacey.

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More about the sounds

Why not WAV? So I don’t kill my bandwidth restrictions. And MP3s aren’t so bad really…

For those who don’t know, there are two kinds of wind chimes: the sort that are hung in the wind to jingle and annoy the neighbours, and the orchestral sort, which tend to have a lot more tubes and are played with a stick. Well, three, if you count the big tuned tubular bells, played with hammers (and sometimes by Mike Oldfield!)

I couldn’t find any good windchimes samples online, so I spent £20 on a fair trade set (which are sometimes called “pipe chimes”). Bell trees are a different animal altogether, but they make a similar sound. I borrowed an Edirol R1 for the recording, and used its built-in mics. After a lot of trial and error I found hand-holding the R1 got the best sound. I tried various things to play the chimes with, and you’ll hear the difference in the recordings. I think the best was a shaving brush; I also tried a peacock feather, pens and pieces of wood and metal.

I’m also a songwriter, musician and video-maker. Hear some of my songs and pop videos at paddymusic.org.uk.