A List Of All Available Sounds On Portal


This was copied off of the old forums, as it goes away tomorrow. This thread helped me so much, so I decided to bring it to the new forums. Enjoy.

alarm-Danger (three loud tones)
SFX_Cellphone_Answer (single tone up)
SFX_Cellphone_Hangup (single tone down)
airplane_takeoff (airplane whooshing overhead)
alarm2 (fve descending tones and a secondary tone in the middle)
alarm_loud (a combination of the incorrect buzzer and alarm2)
alarmclock_beep (4 rapid high-pitched tones repeated three times, the sound of my alarm clock)
alarmclock_digital (4 of the most grating alarm tones ever, would give me a heart attack to wake up to)
ambient_damproom_lp (sound of dripping)
ambient_dripping_lp (mysterious music)
ambient_dripping_lp2 (combine mysterious music and dripping sound)
ambient_jungle_lp (animal sounds)
ambient_jungle_lp2 (wetter animals sounds)
ambient_junglefade (quiet music and animal sounds)
ambient_ocean (sound of waves and seagulls)
ambient_outdoors_lp (slightly different from the second ambient jungle)
ambient_quietcity (bird sounds and quiet horns honking)
ambient_synthswell (creepy rising syth sound effect sy-fy)
ambient_thunderstorm (sound of rain and thunder)
ambient_traffic (slightly louder than ambient_quietcity)
angelicstring (short piano and string sound effect)
awake_swell_neutral (mysterious syth sound that gradually gets louder)
bell_clerk (front desk bell)
bell_ominous (heavy church bell)
belltoll (grandfather clock)
body_drop (body dropping on ground)
boys_alarmed (a weird male “huh?”)
brooding_laughter (descending creepy music, no laughter)
brooding_strings (short sound effect that could be repeated for creepy background)
button_click (cheerful notification sound)
camera_flash (sound of a shutter snapping)
candybowl_crash (sound of glass shattering)
car_beepbeep (polite car honk)
car_breakdown (car having trouble starting)
car_honk (loud honk)
car_motor (sound of a driving or idling car)
car_motor_old (quieter version of car_motor)
Car_off (car turning off)
cat_reowr (upset cat meow)
change_clothes (quiet sound of clothes rustling)
church_organ (bell and organ sounds)
circuitbreaker_off (sound of electricity turning off)
clang (harsh, brief, metal noise)
clap_solo_light (1 person clapping)
classroom_laughter (chattering and laughing of young people)
computer_ding (another happy notification sound with a bit of a tinkle to it)
computer_whoosh (whosh sound and then notification noise)
crash (smiliar to car_crash, but shorter and more jump-scare like)
credits_st (lazy-sounding happy music)
creepy_ghoul_sounds (extremely quiet, creepy music and whispering with footsteps near the end)
crowdnoise_muffled (like hearing a crowd from backstage)
cukoo (stupid loud cukoo clock sound)
digital_off (descending electric beeps)
digital_on (ascending electric beeps)
director_action (male voice)
director_action_f (female voice)
director_cut (male voice)
director_cut_f (female voice)
dog_bark (1 small woof)
door_bang (loud sound)
door_click (door clicking open or closed)
door_close (close to a door slam)
door_creak (likely creaking open, but could also creak closed)
door_knock (three quick knocks)
door_slam_metal (harsh slam that almost doesn’t sound like a door)
door_slam (a sound different from door_close but similar)
doorbell (standard)
drone_scary (low pulsing drone with percussive background)
drum_roll (snare drum roll)
drum_badpunchline (same as drum_punchline, but with a weird noise at the end)
drum_solo (impressive drummer finale)
drum_taiko (three loud beats of a big drum that starts with suspended cymbal)
dundundun (three ascending tones suspenseful)
dcho_female (very loud and creepy sounding)
derie_swell2 (descending pitches, very sy-fy)
dlectronic_sound (spaceship computer sounds)
dmail_sent (sound of something electronic zooming away)
ext_airplanehangar_day (birdsong and airplanes buzzing)
ext_campus_day_busy (lots of people and a fountain and birdsong)
ext_campus_day_ busy2 (quiet and muffled talking with highway in the background)
ext_campus_day_quiet (just the fountain and birdsong)
ext_citystreet_quiet (cars, birds, and a train in the background)
ext_farmandsilo_day (birdsong, cow moos, and a cowbell)
ext_fountain_day (birdsong and fountain with fountain emphasized, could also be river or waterfall)
ext_graveyard_day (wind and a few birds including mourning doves)
ext_hotelterrace_day (people talking and seagulls, are those waves in the background?)
ext_manorgardens_day (lots of birds)
ext_moviesettrailer_day (distant people talking and cars
ext_weddingceremony_sunset (happy ending music with birds)
firecrackling (a crackling fire)
footsteps_runtowalk (a jogging person slows to a walk)
funk_interlude (cool sounding music clip that fades out)
glass_clink (like making a toast or setting a glass down)
glass_shatter (thin sheet of glass shattering, more like a window than candybowl_crash)
greeting_male (“hey” in a deep friendly voice)
guitar_thang (quiet rock guitar practice)
gunshot_distant (gunshot with an echo)
gunshots3 (three shots in a row)
gurgling (a gross sound halfway between stomach gurgles, Gollum, and someone drowning)
heartbeat (15 beats of a heart in an echoy chamber)
heavenly_choir (choir sings a harmonious chord)
horns_danger (three scary notes)
hush (“shh”)
int_academichall_busy (people chattering, fan running, lockers slamming)
int_academichall_quiet (fan buzzing, occasional footsteps)
int_americanfamilyrestaurant_day (people talking and dishes clinking)
int_apartment_day (quiet fan)
int_arcade_day (sound of old videogames)
int_bakery_day (quiet chatter, dishes clinking, some birds, some baby sounds, someone saying “hello”)
int_bar_cocktail (jazzy music background with people chattering and some glasses clinking)
int_bar_pub (louder version of cocktail bar, no music, more masculine voices)
int_basement_hallway (sound of a fan and snapping electricity, occasional footsteps)
int_boutique_day (subdued, mostly feminine chatter, cash register sound, sounds of things being moved and footsteps)
int_cafe_busy (sound of dainty dishes clinking louder than the distant chatter)
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Part 2

int_cafe_radio (sound of quiet jazz with dishes and distant chatter)
int_castleballroom_day (loud, echo, male and female voices, some loud cackles or baby noises, machinery?)
int_collegebathroom_day (faucet running, toilet flushing, brushing self off)
int_georgiachurch_day (chapel organ, quiet murmuring and rustling
int_guarddesk_muzak (jazzy 80s elevator music)
int_gym_day (quiet beat in background, equipment being used, some echoed chatter in distance)
int_hospitalhall_day (fan running, either pages turning or something ripping, beeping of life support)
int_hospitalroom (fan running, loud beeping of several life support systems)
int_lab_night (bubbling liquid, air compressors, laser saw)
int_radiotower_day (birdsong, sound of something fiddling with items, motor revving up then down)
int_restaurant_mexican (Mexican music, chatter, dishes clinking, a couple loud “yeah” s)
int_schooloffice_busy (clock ticking, phone ringing, people chattering, “this is the new one”)
int_schooloffice_quiet (clock ticking, phone ringing, answering machine sound, printer printing, drawer opening)
int_supermarketcheckoutline_day (people chattering and kid noises, loud beeping cash register)
interlude_flute (synth slow music, neutral mood, not real flute)
interlude_gfunk (same melody as interlude_flute, but with percussion and sy-fy syth sound)
interlude_jazzyvar (more laid back version of the interlude with percussion and electric piano)
interlude_organ (interlude melody with only rock organ)
jackpot (ringing bell and tokens pouring out)
jazzy_interlude (harpsichord, sy-fy syth, electric guitar on interlude melody)
joke_stinger (similar to drum_punchline, but shorter)
kiss_peck (quick kiss)
laugh_nervous_female (“oh!” giggle)
lock_something (something being locked)
magic_spell (loud shimmery sound with synth)
magic_spell2 (strange spaceship like sound)
mus_dance_club (low beat, high electric piano melody, sounds awesome)
mus_dance_club2 (similar melody to the first, but louder and more annoying buzzing synth that slides)
mus_dance_hall (classical waltz)
mus_hollywoodcrush_maintheme (piano and synth theme, very upbeat)
mus_realityshow (percussion, electric guitar, piano, short, more like a transition piece)
music_808_lp (low beat, two strikes of glockenspiel, very short)
music_808full_lp (same as above, but extended, sounds like 80s fantasy soundtrack)
music_80srock_lp (loud, confident, electric guitar and bass, drums)
music_action_lp (same sort of beat as Mission Impossible, string melody, suspense)
music_attitudepop (strong beat, minor key, synth)
music_artwork (strong synth beat, high tambourine, tinkling sounds above)
music_breezy_lp (peaceful, 80s ballad, drums, synth piano, jazzy, slow)
music_bubblegum (sounds like anime, heavily synthed, happy, also similar to Owl City background tracks)
music_club_lp (strong steady beat, minor key, suspense, rising, electric sliding, drums increase)
music_darkkeys (low, quiet, flowy, echoing, accentual beats, synth, suspense)
music_doom (low two-note pattern, short, only repeats once)
music_doom2 (loud French horns, descending pattern, three notes)
music_dramaticgroove (easy listening, laidback, synth-laden, electric guitar)
music_eleizabethan_lp (acoustic guitar, oboe, strings, dancing, old-fashioned, slow)
music_emoprogression (low, electric guitar, drums, suspended cymbal tap, western-sounding beginning, synth melody enters later)
music_funeralorgan (bell and organ, very short, similar to what plays in the background of georgiachurch)
music_gloomyprogression (quiet percussive beat, echoing synth descending pattern later, high electric ornamentation)
jungle_eerie (heavy echoing beat, lots of percussion, low strings enter later, tinkling melody enters last, super long and epic sounding, then just drums and melody, ending with drums) This is a longer version than music_jungleeerie
music_jungleneutral (low drone, percussion, suspense, electric effect enters later, back to just drums and drone at end)
music_jungletension (driving beat, tambourine, string, synth, suspense, ascending pattern)
music_marchingsnare (snare drum beat only, brief)
music_mellowfunk (synth chords, slow, low beat, static harmony)
music_modulatedgroove (string chords, driving percussive beat, sounds somewhat like the 80s, upbeat, rising, belltones)
music_moodyrock (slow, low electric pattern, then drums, then synth whine on top, minor key, electric guitar)
music_neutral beat (some percussion, low synthpad, neutral tone, not very long)
music_nyjazz_lp (smooth, classic, piano jazz with drums and suspended cymbal)
music_ominousrap (low, minor key, electric buzz, percussion, electric wobble above)
music_parisian_lp (accordion, piano, drums, slow and laidback)
music_pianoguitar_lp (upbeat, swing rhythm, piano, guitar, shaker, peaceful)
music_pianoprogression (piano solo, drums enter, electric piano chords, electric guitar, descending patterns)
music_piano theme (slow, beautiful, piano solo, like wedding or finale music)
music_popclub (similar to musi_dance_club, may be the same)
music_poppunk (cute, electric instruments, standard chord progression I IV V I)
music_raprock_lp (bold, electric and synthetic instruments, minor key, short)
music_raprock_lp2 (low, ascending pattern, electric and synthetic, strong percussion, sustained strings, minor key, suspense)
music_realityshow (electric guitar, piano, drums, short, transition)
music_rock_lp (hard rock, electric guitar, drums, short loopable clip)
music_sadgoodbye (echoing synth, pulsing, synthetic strings, minor key)
music_sadguitar_lp (electric guitar, bass, drums, suspended cymbal, arpeggios, slow, western-sounding, electric piano descending pattern)
music_spookyaction (electric pulse, high synth buzz, echoing synth, minor key)
music_stringwaltz (piano, strings, slow, happy, ¾ time)
music_talkshow_lp (long loopable version of music_realityshow)
music_tensebeat_lp (strings, ascending patterns, cello enters, harp arpeggios, pizzicato, generally minor key, light drums)
music_tickingbeat_lp (twinkling melody, synthetic strings, ticking beat, acoustic guitar, happy, glockenspiel, rising modulation)
music_zen_lp (Asian-sounding, diggerido buzz, minor modal, pan flute, sitar, sustained static harmony)
my_new_best_friend (piano, shaker, quiet, laid back, becomes energetic towards the end and adds brass and snare)
office_sounds (distant male voices, papers shuffling, typing, fan noise)
ominous_beat_lp (high impact beat with drums and piano, suspended cymbal)
ominous_beat_lp2 (lower key than the first one, no piano)
ominous_bell (like bell_ominous, but two rings in quick succession)
outdoor_ambience (quiet repeated bird sounds)
paparazzi (flurry of shutter sounds like several instances of camera_flash)
paper_sheet (paper being flipped over or page being turned)
phone_calling (electronic tone, small vibration, low pitch)
phone_dialtone (busy signal)
phone_record (ascending)
phone_record_off (descending)
phone_ring (ringing, high pitch)
phone_ring2 (medium pitch)
phone_text (notification sound and quick vibration)
phone_vibrate (long vibration and notification tone at the end)
police_siren (brief, gets attention)
psst (male voice)
quiet_footsteps (4 steps)
quietoutdoor_ambience (wind, no birds)
radio_tuning (terrible electric scratching, static, and buzzing)
reveal_chimes (happy, ascending harp arpeggio with triangle)
reveal_scary (screeching strings, brief)
roar_monster (more of a scream and an electric siren than an animalistic roar)
roar_monster2 (lion-like roar)
running_heels (eight quiet steps like a woman running away)
sadtrombone (trombone descending slide in two bursts)
scary_stab (orchestral impact hit)
scary_swell (low brass drone and swell, synth rapid pulse above, very short)
scary_swell2 (similar to above, but with strings and a more fleshed out chord, very short)
scary_swell3 (low brass drone, two note synth chords, very short)
sharkapproach (slower version of the Jaws theme)
shortmusic_acoustic guitar (brief clip of guitar strumming, loopable, upbeat)
shortmusic_70s (twangy, minor percussion, super short)
shortmusic_clangingmetal (some one tapping on cookie sheet, synth enters later, cowbell percussion, longer than name suggests, return to tapping on cookie sheet, fade out)
shortmusic_clangingmetal2 (same except shorter and the other instruments don’t drop out at the end)
shortmusic_crimedrama (strong beat from drums and bass, electric guitar melodic interlude, very short)
shortmusic_eeriejungle (a clip from the middle of the longer version)
shortmusic_electricguitar (brief electric guitar riff)
shortmusic_elizabethan (merely the conclusion of the longer version of this song)
shortmusic_guitarcello (cello with sharp quick guitar chords, very brief)
shortmusic_junglepercussion (rapid percussion beats from both xylophone and drums, acoustic guitar enters briefly at the end)
shortmusic_junglepercussion2 (same as above, but with added synth drone and slightly longer)
shortmusic_jungletension (drums, triangle, synth drone, electric glissandos, short version of similar song)
shortmusic_melancholicsynth (descending synth pattern, like an anime transition)
shortmusic_piano (short electric piano transition)
shortmusic_popsync (very short, electric piano, neutral tone)
shortmusic_sadgoodbye (same as music with same name)
shortmusic_sunrise (short, cheerful, acoustic guitar, flute)
shortmusic_sunset (fingerpicked guitar, flutes, synthetic strings, rising progression, cricket sounds)
shortmusic_sunshinepop (strong positive beat, similar to Owl City, allows for a slightly longer transition)
shortmusic_tvbreak (super short, skipping beat, ascending and then ends on a suspended chord, trans)
shortmusic_tvintro (similar to shortmusic_tvbreak, except descending and no suspended chord, trans)
shortmusic_tvshow (sounds like a clip from the Clifford show, cheerful, very short)
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Part 3

shortmusic_yogi (descending sitar scale and synthetic choir chord, zen-like, yes the title does say yogi instead of yoga)
shh_short (shorter version of hush)
siren_tornado (strange siren that is close to a firetruck siren, but obviously meant for a specific circumstance such as a natural disaster)
spokenfemale_ew (a very disgusted reaction from a female)
spokenfemale_umhm (“um, mmhm”)
spokenmale_ha (an awkward laugh from a man ending in what sounds like “yeah”)
spokenmale_hey (flirtatious introduction)
spokenmale_talk (nonsense syllables)
spokenmale_umhm (an uncertain agreement with emphasis on the “um” and ending with a confused “hm?”)
spooky_lounge (electric piano syncopated chords, suspended symbol and light snare, spooky synth melody)
static (self-explanatory, perfect for jumpscares)
stinger_catwalk (definitely a tv show transition, short electric piano clip)
stinger_nightlife (walking bass, electric piano arpeggiated chords, descending, cool-sounding)
strings_tense (tremolo on one note)
swell_eerie (sound of a spaceship, very difficult to describe, short)
talk_excited_female (a happy “ah!”)
talk_female (sounds like an intrigued “who said that?”)
talk_gossip_female (nonsense words in a conspiratorial tone)
talk_greet_female(sounds more like “ey” like the first part was cut off)
the_bwham (a weird electronic twang, very short)
thud (a muted base drum hit)
thwack (muted snare drum hit)
timpani_boing (impact and then pitch slide up, cartoon sound effect)
traffic_jam_lp (horns and car noises emphasized, some chatter)
train_running (train going over tracks, short, needs looping)
trans_big reveal (three solid bass drum beats with suspended symbol, increasing intensity)
trashrummage (definitely sounds like someone rummaging through a small trashcan)
treadmill (someone running on a treadmill, very long)
trombonedetune (sliding pitch on a trombone, cartoon sound effect for sadness or failure)
turnon_TV (TV being turned on)
vamp_neg (slow piano chords like easy-listening jazz, drum kit, arpeggiated piano melody, full song)
vamp_neg_short (nearly 10 measure section of the longer song)
vamp_neutral (drum kit with lots of suspended cymbal, ascending progression electric piano chords, piano and synth flowing descant, long)
vamp_neutral_short (not much shorter than the other version, cuts off before the flowing descant)
voices_nextdoor (very muffled voices as if one has their ear to the door, is underwater, or has covered their ears with their hands in a crowded room)
walkietalkie_static (exactly like it looks, brief, works well for both walkie-talkies and crackly radios)
walla_youngpeople (conversation that almost sounds like Spanish, but is likely nonsense words spoken with Latino accents and pacing, only clearly discerned word is a female “huh?”)
whipsnap (cracking whip)
whistle_flirt (a catcall)
wolf_howl (spooky wolf howl)

All of these should have what they also sound like.

Originally Made By: @stargirlsnr


Thanks for this!


How do you input the sound


You put sound [sound_name]

EX: sound door_knock


Thank you !