Sound Search Tools

Internet Archive for Audio
The Archive's audio and MP3 library "contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download." "search the web for sounds."

Standard MIDI files on the Internet It even has some public domain music that people have sequenced. For example, there are classical music selections. For educational purposes you might be able to get their permission to use them. Intriguing! There are some nice pieces here that you might want to listen to while you work. Do you like Mozart? There are some enjoyable selections here that are fine for low fidelity computer speakers.

For searching the Internet for a certain MIDI file. Sets you up for using several tools like Alta Vista and MIDI Explorer. This is a subpage of the "Standard MIDI files on the Internet" page listed above.

"TVEyes helps people stay on top of the things they care about. The company's software monitors live TV and radio broadcasts and alerts individuals whenever a keyword or phrase of interest is mentioned...The company also offers individuals a free notification service from its website at, or professional users can subscribe for unlimited access to archive material." 

How to find sound effects, from Online Tech Tips 

Find Sounds search tool

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