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Free System Sounds

Free standard system sound events in multiple formats. In the In the spirit of Ubuntu we have made available for download free standard system sound events for your PC.

Give your electronic friend a human voice - instead of just noises!

These system sounds are based on the MSDN library's list of 20 standard system sounds can be used on sound enabled Windows, Linux, Mac or operating system of choice. Suitable for desktop, laptop or mobile devices.

Please email me with suggestions for your preferred system sound voice files and once a particular request has been made by several people I'll add them to the site.

These downloads are absolutely free - but of course if you would like to donate a small token of appreciation there's a Paypal link at the bottom of the page.

For Application and System Developers:

Developers looking for a standard set of system sounds rendered as female British human voice need look no further. I offer you free non-derivitive commercial and private usage of this standard set of 20 voice files in .WAV, .OGG and .MP3 files (see the CC license at the footer).

I would be proud to further offer my sevices to you should you need custom voice files for your extended system and application event requirements!

Return to my voice talent front page where you can view client list, testimonials and other information.

Standard System Sound Events in different formats:

Grab all separate files Zipped into one for easy downloading
Zip files - All system event voice files in 3 types
No effects: WAV.Zip OGG.Zip MP3.Zip
Robotic effect: WAV.Zip OGG.Zip MP3.Zip

Each separate system event voice file in 3 types.
See the system event & name with its corresponding "voice phrase".
Plays when an information box displays providing info about results of a command.
#1 Asterisk "Attention! Information box."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when a user quits a program.
#2 Close Program "Closing program."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when critical message boxes display informing users about serious problems requiring corrective intervention before the system can continue.
#3 Critical Stop "Critical Stop. Input required."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays whenever programs use a sound to indicate a process has finished, a user clicked in an invalid location, or generic system notifications are needed.
#4 Default Sound "Ahh."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when a user empties the Recycle Bin.
#5 Empty Recycle Bin "Emptying recycle bin."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when a warning message box displays alerting of a condition or situation requiring user input before continuing.
#6 Exclamation "Input required"
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when users shut down their system.
#7 Exit System "Shutting down system."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when windows are maximized.
#8 Maximize "Maximizing."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when commands are chosen from a menu.
#9 Menu Command "Command Selected"
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when menus or submenus appear.
#10 Menu pop-up "New menu."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when windows are minimized.
#11 Minimize "Minimizing."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when new mail messages arrive.
#12 New Mail Notification "New mail."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when the user starts a program.
#13 Open Program "Opening program"
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays if a program has a General Protection fault and a message is displayed.
#14 Program Error "Program error."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when message boxes with question marks appear. This kind of message box was used in previous versions of Windows to display cautionary messages phrased as a question.
#15 Question "Question"
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when windows are restored from a maximized state.
#.16 Restore Down "Restoring down."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when windows are restored from a minimized state.
#17 Restore Up "Restoring up."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when users receive incoming calls.
#18 RingIn "Incoming call."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when users place outgoing calls.
#19 RingOut "Outgoing call."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3
Plays when a user logs on to the system.
#20 Start System "Logging on."
No effects: WAV OGG MP3
Robotic effect: WAV OGG MP3

Quotes:

Email me details of your system voice project.

For an accurate quote please include:

  • Word count for script length
  • What the voice will be used for and in which market eg:
    • Operating System(s)
    • Application(s) if applicable
  • Whether you need edited/produced/finished product or dry voice files
  • When you need the finished product by
  • Your budget for the voice talent or voice over
  • License types (paid, subscription, freeware, GPL etc)
  • Your company address or website address

 

Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to voicing your project!