Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Soungle is a royalty-free sound-effects/musical instrument sample database search developed by Southern Codes. Their punny name riffs off of Google.  Soungle.  It's a sounds-Google, get it? Get it?  Eh?  Except it's not. 

They explicitly state that, contrary to their allusive layout and name, they are "NOT a Web search engine."  Soungle does not search the Internets, it only searches their "monster" database.  Soungle's goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free.  Because it only searches their database, the results are limited. 

I did a search for "baby" and it came up with this noise.  Similar searches for "trumpet,"  "crash," "cry," and "applause" only resulted in one or two search results.  I did note that Soungle retrieved 6 sounds for "fart."

A description of the sound appears at the bottom of each sound, followed by the frame rate, duration and bit rate. So there you go. If you need fart sounds, this is your site. 

Overall: Solid B for good intentions but lack of depth.
(From PopURLs)


Justin Crisostomo said...



Ed said...

It's a little sparse, but I'm sure there will be more. There is an impressive variety of car noises.

Anonymous said...

Having regularly checked their variety for almost a week today, I can firmly assure that the database has grown a lot in so many days.

BME said...

hey nice stuff