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Q: Animal Sounds Sought ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Animal Sounds Sought
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: renvhoek-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 17 Dec 2003 20:17 PST
Expires: 16 Jan 2004 20:17 PST
Question ID: 288198
Our company makes some novelty items.  We are looking for a source to
quickly obtain sounds of an animal in pain.  Obviously we prefer some
fake sounds (not generated from real animals being hurt), but
authentic enough that the novelty items sounds cool.

Request for Question Clarification by knowledge_seeker-ga on 18 Dec 2003 04:28 PST
Hi renvhoek,

A couple of questions --

Are you looking for actual "yipes" of pain or do you want more of a
distressed animal sound? I'm thinking of the difference between a
puppy whose toes get stepped on and a frightened lost puppy.

Also, do you care what kind of animals? For example, is it useful to
you if a researcher finds the sounds of an elephant seal or giraffe or
are you looking for particular creatures?

My thought is that if you are putting the sounds into fantasy
creatures, it won't matter what kind they are, but if you are
combining them with specific real animals, then only certain ones
would be applicable.

Though I understand the need for maintaining trade secrets, it might
help us to know a little more about your application in order to give
you the best results.

Let me know --


Clarification of Question by renvhoek-ga on 18 Dec 2003 11:32 PST
Hi knowledge_seeker-ga:
  Not really a trade secret, since it's a licensed item.  It's
licensed from Monty Python, so it's more of an adult item, and also,
as you know from Monty Python, rather extreme.
  We're wanting the sound preferably of a dog, as if he had just got run over.  
 thx, renvhoek
Subject: Re: Animal Sounds Sought
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 18 Dec 2003 16:43 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi renvhoek-ga,

And now for something completely different ?8 dogs a yelpin? 



Can preview sounds for free, then purchase and download after setting
up a free account. Account set up will ask you for name, password and
email address.  The previews are low resolution so they will stream
faster. All are available up to professional quality.

To preview different dog yelp files, use the quick search function
(upper left) and search:

Dog yelp  = 11 returns 

Price is based on length, quality, channels, and supplier. Sample prices are here:

FOLEY MOVEMENT ?Calvary On Horses ? Dog Is Injured and Yelps ---  55
seconds =  US$7.52
A long clip, dog (run over by horses?) is at the very end. 

DOG MEDIUM DOG PAINFUL YELPS  -- 5 seconds =  US $4.21  
Short, but a good sharp yelp. 

Licensing ? Contact SOUNDDOGS.COM to negotiate and acquire licensing
to use these sound clips in merchandise.




CD: Sound Effects, Vol. 7: Sounds of Animals  Price:   $2.98 + $2.98 sourcing fee

Includes 2 files called: Dog Yelping (no previews)

CD:  General Sounds - Various Artists  List Price:   $6.98

Includes 1 file called: Animals: Small Dog Barking/Yelping (no preview)

3 ---------------------


animals128.wav   Dog crying in pain 
File size: 93122 bytes

Free download, no mention of licensing restrictions. 

4 -----------------------------


Filename: S_048130.aif   Channel: Stereo
Duration: 2m 52s   Price: 5.00

Can Preview MP3 file. 

Good sharp dog yelp 1:24 into the clip.


5 ----------------------------


Dog_Yipes (hurtdog.wav)   (first column, about 20 down)
Good long repeated yipping of injured dog

dog_yelp.wav  (first column, halfway down page)
One brief sharp yelp

hurtdog.wav is also available here:

No mention of licensing 

6 ---------------------------------


Not sure if you?ve heard the sound that a pack of coyotes makes, but I
would bet that a short clip would sound very much like a dog yelping
in pain.

Go here and choose COYOTE 2.WAV

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Note: many on the list have the same link titles, but not the same
file names. You can roll your mouse over the links and watch your
browser bar to see when you are on the right one. I have put the link
title followed by the actual file name.

You?ll also notice they don?t know their wolves from their coyotes.
The coyotes work best I think.

Try these files:

dog-2  bill.wav
Wilycoyote ? wilycoyote.wav  (not exactly realistic, but could work!) 
Coyote -  wolf2.wav
coyote ? wolf4.wav
Coyote ? coyote.aif  (good one!)
Howl4 ? coyote(1).wav

Also: dogwhine here:

Licensing:  These sounds are not owned by Partners in Rhyme. Partners
in Rhyme cannot give permission to use or distribute these sounds in
any way.

8 -----------------------------


Like the Sounddogs site, this one sells the individual files for a
small fee of around $1.50 apiece.

You must sign up for a free account to listen to samples and order
sound files. I think if you sign up then you can use the below links
to access the individual sounds directly. Click the Lo-Fi Play link on
the page to hear the sound.

If you can?t directly get to the sound description and sample, then
use their search function below to do a search for the words in the
file name? eg: dog barking howling. The file I?ve indicated should
come up.


Dog barking and howling

Puppy crying  -  plaintive and distressed

Hurt puppy ? good one!
Trapped animal sound  - brief but a good yipe

Coyote yelps
LICENSING: ?the vast majority of the sounds and music you find here at can be used for broadcast and all other types of
commercial projects.  This includes sound effects, loops, effects of
all types, as well as full-length music tracks.?


So, I think that should give you plenty to choose from. Let me know if
any of the links don?t work or if you have any trouble navigating the

Thanks for your question and good luck with your new product.  Maybe
it?ll go with your Rabbit with Big Pointy Teeth. :-)


As for my search terms .. I?ve worked *every* combination of:

sound effects
dog / puppy / pup / coyote / wolf
whine / cry / yelp /  
whining / crying / yelping / 
hurt / pain / 
.wav / .mp3
renvhoek-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Hi, thx K.  It's actually called "Organ Donor Puppy."  It consists of
a cute little puppy plush.  If you open the velcro on it's tummy, you
can pull out its intestines, heart, kidneys etc., all with a "ripping"
noise from the velcro.

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