You can always use more sound effects and the Beeb has long been an excellent source of all sorts of delightful sounds. Our artistic director fondly remembers listening through a multi-LP set of sound effects whilst doing the sound design for a stage production many moons ago. Apparently, he was unsuccessful at slipping in a “drilling into skull” sound effect for a production of “Grease,” but Auntie Beeb had the sound ready for him just in case.
Just this week, the BBC has announced they are opening up 16,000 sound effects up for use… for free! Granted it needs to be for “personal, educational, or research purposes,” (check out the license) but for those of you who can claim that, we would be remiss if we didn’t share the good news.