Original Japanese text written by. Ryuki Ishii
Translated by. Nick Mosier
Shikumi Design has opened their free sound library Springin’ Sound Stock. The site provides over 600 free sounds which are also free for commercial use. It includes 10 different categories covering everything from combat and vehicle sound effects to background music, 8-bit sounds, and button pressing effects.
Shikumi Design is a company based in Fukuoka, Japan most known for their educational creation tool Springin’, an app that lets users make things like games and picture books with simple controls. With their focus on content and services aimed at cultivating creativity, they explain that the Springin’ Sound Stock was born from the same goal of wanting to support creators.
The company says that in their over 15 years of putting out content, something they felt was especially difficult was creating audio resources. Something that’s been acknowledged by not just Shikumi Design, but by many other creators who understand the struggle of finding suitable sounds for their works.
Shikumi Design is offering over 600 sounds for free from sound effects to background music. These include sounds previously made by the company and new sounds made by the company’s sound designers. While they can of course be used with Springin’, they can also be used in a variety of other things like games and videos.
There are already numerous sites that offer a library of free sounds, but more options never hurt. For those interested in seeing what they’re offering, check out the Springin’ Sound Stock official website (Japanese). Keep in mind that things like redistributing these sounds (whether modified or as it), lending or selling them, or using them in an NFT is prohibited (terms of service).