Effects and The Power of Audio
Sound effects are often used to compliment and enhance
artistic presentations, whether they be podcasts, videos, or other
audio/visual productions. Royalty-free sound effects are typically
non-exclusive and can be used by anyone who purchases them. Professional
sound effects can give a podcast or production a more professional
sound. However, many new producers may not realize that sound effects
have copyrights, and in many cases it is illegal to use a sound
effect that you happen to find on the web without properly licensing
Most podcasters and producers do not have the time
or equipment to go out and record all the sound effects they may
want to incorporate into their production. Podcasters are better
off using royalty-free sound effects. Royalty-free sound effects
are purchased, and there is no recurring fee for the use of the
effect. The purchaser may use the sound effect(s) as often as required
within the license terms and conditions, without paying for the
use of the sound effect each time the effect is used.
Fortunately, there are a number of sound effect websites
where podcasters can purchase a single effect for a fixed fee, or
they can purchase a sound effect subscription that allows the subscriber
to download multiple effects. Sound effect websites allow webmasters,
podcasters, and producers to locate sound effects for their productions
without the hassle of renting sound equipment and creating their
own effects. With regard to copyright laws, businesses must be very
careful if they use unlicensed effects.
There are also risks in using "free" sound effects.
Many of the free websites contain collaborative works from multiple
sound engineers and artists. While the websites may attempt to monitor
the effects in their collections in order to comply with copyright
laws, there are no guarantees. If you opt to use sound effects from
a free portal, it is important to keep this in mind.
The following is a list of reputable sound effects
websites that are available:
Where to Locate Sound Effects - http://www.small-business-software.net/where-to-locate-sound-effects.htm
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts.
In addition Sharon manages marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com
audio recording and editing software.