Free Halloween Sounds!
We will be adding free scary sounds to this page throughout 2014, so please check back
regularly for updates. Our first addition is a collection of public domain scream sound effects
which you can download and use in your own spooky soundtrack.
More updates soon! In the meantime, why not take a listen to our latest productions by
clicking the covers to the left?
|© Halloween Sounds 2013
Personal home entertainment use only
Editing Tips & Tricks
Nowadays, we all have access to audio editing software - whether it's inside your
usual media player like Nero, Roxio or a great piece of free-ware such as Audacity.
You can make your own unique horror soundtrack in no time by followng these
Open your audio editing software and import a spooky drone sound. This can
be a WAV file, AIFF or mp3 file. Most editors support various formats.
Now import another sound like a scream. You may need to create a new track
for this but editors like Audacity will automatically create one for you.
When you hit play, you will notice that you can hear both tracks at the same
Select your scream sound and use an 'effect' to spice it up. This could be
reverb (echo) which would place it in a large hall. Or anything you fancy
If you want to chop your sounds up, select the scissor tool and chop away. But
you must create a quick fade at the start and end of each section, otherwise
you'll get a nasty click sound. Fades are very important when editing sound.
Move your sounds around randomly, import more and make a horror mash-up!
When you're happy with your arrangement, check the over all level isn't clipping
(hitting red) otherwise you may need to turn some of the individual sound
If you finished, hit 'Quick Mix' in Audacity or save / export your project in the
format you desire. This could be a high quality WAV which would be ideal for
burning a CD, or a smaller mp3 which is good for internet use.
You're done! The more you do it the better you get. Next time why not try all
the effects, try reversing sounds, pitch shifting them to monster level and
maybe even using your computer's microphone to manipulate your own voice.
Of course, this is just the basics but it should get you started. If you really can't be
fussed then please consider purchasing one of our album. Starting from as little as $1.95
they're a lot of fright for your money and we believe they're the best sounding Halloween