This has been on the internet a lot over the past week, but I’m here to mop up the stragglers who haven’t spotted it yet.
What you can do is use it for non-commercial purposes. Or just have loads of fun with it.
This being the BBC, and these sound effects having been collected over a number of years, they are stuffily described in great detail:
This camera, for example:
Multiple shutter click with wind-on of 6 by 6 cm SLR Hasselblad camera.
Or this cash register:
Type Ninety-Six One – keyboard operated, ticket produced, drawer opens, bell, change given, coins put in drawer and closed – 1969 (23Z,reprocessed)
As if someone looking for a cash register noise was ever going to turn around and say:
“Oh dear. I was looking for a Type Ninety-Six TWO. This will never do. Back to the drawing board, I guess.”
The search feature seems to work very well, which is good, given that there are 16,013 different files for your delectation.
I was quite intrigued by this offering:
Beagle Pup, exterior recordings. Aerobatics.
Why can’t our beagle do that? That would be spectacular.
But then I realised that:
The Beagle B.121 Pup is a 1960s British 2–4 seat single-engined training and touring aircraft built by Beagle Aircraft Limited at Shoreham Airport and Rearsby Aerodrome.
If you want to experience a far more realistic version of being a beagle owner, you should listen to this gem:
Dogs: Beagles, Interior, two being fed, fight breaks out at 1’50”, growling and sniffing.
Yep. Sounds pretty much par for the course. 😐