Now here’s a new service that’ll come in handy for would-be soundboard creators…

Soundsnap is a new online platform for finding and sharing free samples, sound effects and music loops. Designed as a resource and community for musicians, sound designers, producers, film makers and web/video game developers, Soundsnap provides user driven content for use in virtually any kind of media production. Users can freely download and upload content to be legally shared and used in any media project.

Indeed, I jumped right in and found what it was I was looking (read: hearing) for. Not sure if I’d consider it a platform, but it’s certainly chock-full of sound effects.

Soundsnap launches with 30,000 available free sounds ranging ‘from high quality music loops and music samples, sound effects such as animals, industrial, nature, sports, and human, to sound design, sound art, comic, unreal, and science fiction. Visitors can search for sounds by keyword searching or browsing by category, user/creator, or tags, which are user generated keywords used to place sounds into categories.

It’s definitely worth remembering – although I’m surprised that more people aren’t talking about it yet?

[tags]sound effects[/tags]