This is a neat site that lets you search free sounds like sound effects, musical instruments, and such. I was looking for a gong noise to make play when I started my computer up. I know I’m a dork, right? But anyways, when I found Soungle I got really excited and typed in gong. They had 27 different gong sounds!
Then later in the week, I had someone ask me what a clarinet sounded like, so I got onto Soungle and looked it up for them. There were 12 different samples of clarinet, and they varied from a single tone to multiple notes being played.
Once you find the sound you want, click download on that sample. A window will pop up, you want to choose Save As, or Save File (depending on your browser) and just like that you have that sample on your computer!
I also thought it was fun to play multiple samples from the same instrument. For example I looked up flute and then pressed play on a couple of the samples in a row and they all played, it sounded like an orchestral warm up.
This is a great sound site, check it out today.