As of 2015, some good sources of free sound bites include FreeSound, AudioMicro, freeSFX and PacDV. FreeSound is an open database that contains audio snippets, samples and recordings released under Creative Commons licenses. This website lets users search and download sound bites from the database using keywords, and they can use these sound bites in third-party applications. Users need to register for a free account to download files from this website.
AudioMicro is a database that contains both paid and free micro stock sound effects. As of 2015, its free sound effect library contains over 2,000 sound effects including game sounds, animal sounds, household sounds and vehicle sounds. Users need to register for an account on the website to download these sound effects. They can use these files online, in TV, radio shows or film festivals, as well as in free apps and games.
FreeSFX contains sound effects uploaded by their owners, and these files are available for downloading. Users can use these files in films, TV shows, radio programs and exhibitions. They can also use them online or in games and apps. However, they must credit the website for any sound effects they download from this site.
PacDV offers sound clips that it has produced. Users don't have to register to download these files, and they can use them online or in multimedia productions. However, they can't sell these sound effects or post the files online for other people to download.