Other Free Audio File Sources
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for at Microsoft Office Online, there are plenty of other alternatives out there. Be careful, though. Not all of these sites are legal, and some may even have the potential to do harm to your computer. Make sure you have some type of anti-virus software installed before downloading from any questionable sites, and always read the fine print.
With that being said, there are still plenty of relatively safe, legal options for sound downloads on the Internet. One of these is Soundsnap, a “sound-sharing" community where you can upload audio files that you’ve created or download those created by other users. Soundsnap contains over 100,000 sound clips. Although there is a fee for premium membership, you can sign up for a free membership that lets you download 5 free sounds a month. If you decide you want more than that, there are a number of membership plans offered at very reasonable prices.
If you’re using the Vista platform and you’re considering creating your own sound files to use in your PowerPoint presentations, check out this article on the Vista Sound Recorder. All you need to make your own unique audio file with this tool is a microphone and some noise.
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