Sound Effects Libraries by Category

At Sound Ideas, we record, design and publish thousands of different single isolated sounds, special sound effects, Foley sounds and background ambiences. Together, these different types of sound effects create the Sound Ideas Sound Effects Library. Isolated sound effects include the sounds of everyday items like doorbells, car horns and telephone rings. These are the real and specific sounds that you hear such as dogs barking, guns firing, doors slamming and car tires screeching during a car chase. Specialty effects include sounds that are designed to be used for objects and places that exist only in our imaginations. You might use special effects in cartoon, fantasy and science fiction productions. They would enhance the production by creating a special sound for a space transporter, the magic of a genie's brass lamp, or for gigantic purple people eater cartoon animals. We have organized material from the Sound Ideas Sound Effects into 19 Specific Categories identified below, to help focus your ability to browse through the massive Sound Ideas SFX Collection to find what you are looking for.