The Pro Sound Effects Library: Catalog Demos & Metadata

We curate our offerings from world-class and complementary sound effects publishers that allow us to deliver a full spectrum of professional sound effects resources for any type of media production. The Pro Sound Effects Library consists of catalogs for which we are the worldwide Master Licensor & Distributor (Blastwave FX , BBC, Foundation, Sound Control SE, Soundrangers and more - see below), all of which are available together as part of the Pro Sound Effects Master Library (1.07 terabytes!). Pro Sound Effects also provides global representation for such iconic publishers as Hollywood Edge and Soundstorm.

For library recommendations or inquiries regarding licensing these catalogs for multi-user environments and custom applications, please call our New York offices at +1 646 706 7728 or contact licensing@prosoundeffects.com.

42,034 Sounds & Quarterly Updates (24/96 470GB)
includes 1,000 5.1 Surround Sounds

Blastwave FX is known for clean, pristine, high-definition sound effects and the “blue-screen recording” technique. Blastwave FX libraries are all contemporary, having been recorded within the past 4 years, and encompass natural sound effects from weather, human, and animal sounds to abstract imaging elements and mood-based drones, beds, and compositions. Included in the Blastwave FX catalog is SONOPEDIA , the flagship HD library that builds a solid basis for any modern sound effects collection. All production for Blastwave FX Libraries is headed by Ric Viers, author of The Sound Effects Bible. View video demo.

29,420 Sounds (560 GB)

The BBC Sound Effects Library is a massive collection of sound effects captured by top industry recording artists from around the globe. The majority of sounds are field recordings of natural ambiences and animals with locations ranging from the Galapagos Islands and Mongolia to the Outback and the Amazon. This library also includes classic foley, science fiction, and fantasy sound effects from the Original Series and Second Edition (1-60) known world-wide for its use in shows like Dr. Who. Finally, this library also contains thousands of historical sound effects from World War II and more to help you in bringing your period pieces to life.

16,006 Sounds & Quarterly Updates (22.4 GB)

The Foundation Library is the work of passionate sound designer and well-known, games industry veteran, Stephan Schutze. Recorded in 5 continents over the course of 3 years, this high-quality library includes a wealth of essential sound recordings including cars, planes, trains, natural elements, such as wind and water, firearms, and footsteps, and over one thousand animal sounds. In addition, the Foundation Library includes thousands of audio “elements” from which an almost infinite number of unique sound events can be crafted. Cataloged into material types such as wood, metal, glass and stone, and subtitled by actions: impacts, scrapes, shatters and breaks, these materials may be shaped into highly complex, bespoke audio elements. Foundation also includes abstract elements such as sweeps, drones, pulses, and surges. The flexibility and possibilities offered by this enormous catalog make the Foundation Library an extremely powerful sound design tool. The Foundation Library is regularly used in academic environments as a basic sound effects resource. The Foundation Library is also used by video game sound designers and designed specifically for deployment in FMOD. View video demo.

21,117 Sounds & Quarterly Updates (137 GB multi-format)

The Soundrangers sound effects library has been uniquely developed from the ground up for use in interactive media. As such, Soundrangers sound effects are widely used by new media developers of all sizes, from Google and Disney to 100’s of smaller shops.This unique and diverse collection includes game and interface elements, foley, nature, animals, vehicles, weapons, looping ambiences as well as a large collection whooshes and cinematic transitions. The Soundrangers team has applied over 13 years of it’s own creative expertise in sound design for mobile games, iPhone and iPad apps, interactive software and websites to develop and organize their library. From the recording process to editing and mastering, the Soundrangers library has been created for maximum ease of use and immersive interactive design aesthetics. One shots are precisely edited for easily plug and play and the ambiences are pre-edited to loop – all in all, the Soundranger’s library features make it a perfect sonic resource for interactive media, traditional media and beyond. View video demo.

6,933 Sounds (25GB)

Clack Sound Studios, Inc. was founded by Tom Clack out of New York City. Originally designed for radio spots, the Clack Sound Effects Library now encompasses both general and more unusual sound effects from around the world. This library features: unique animal sounds from a dog crying on an ice pond to dolphins and snarling lions, a variety of vocalized and bodily human sounds, global ambiences, vintage, yet high-quality war sounds like an 1841 cannon and much more. Whether you’re looking for a fire-breathing dragon or ambience from a carpenter’s house, you’ll find unusual, well-designed sound effects in the Clack Sound Effects Library.

1,890 Sounds (5.6 GB)

Sound Control SE is a Swedish company with a foothold in the sound effects industry since the early 90's. Kenneth Skoglund, the company founder and frequent sound effects recordist for feature films, recorded the first general library in 2001 - a super clean and high quality collection. The next release will be a 5.1 - 7.1 high definition surround library of European cities and exclusive cars, all in 24 bit 96 kHz. The recording styles are diverse, involving multi-microphone placement and emphasis on character and richness.

59,000 Sounds

The Hollywood Edge, a division of Ascent Media, is one of the largest publishers and distributors of high-quality sound effects and production music. The Hollywood Edge offers more than 30 multiple disc collections, including Premiere Editions, Cartoon, Animal, Historical, Foley, Automotive, Evil, Eerie, Sports and The Frank Serafine Collection.

50,870 Sounds (276 GB)

SoundStorm's won an Academy Award® for The Ghost and The Darkness, and credits included features films like Tomb Raider, The Fast and the Furious, Queen of the Damned, Collateral, Holes, xXx, The Postman, Pleasantville, Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, Miami Vice (tv), The Fugitive, Clearn and Present Danger, Torque, Elf, The Core, The Sum of All Fears, Scary Movie, Three Kings, 8MM, U.S. Marshalls, LA Confidential, A Time to Kill, Dangerous Minds, Under Siege, Star Trek Nemesis, Blood Work, Heartbreakers, The Replacements, Space Cowboys, Dudley Do-Right, The 13th Warrior, Quest for Camelot, Speed 2, Absolute Power, Hollywood Homicide, Miracle, and many more. SoundStorm created new sound effects for every film.
This is the BOOM Library, at PSE.
Room Tones, Impulse Responses, and Surround Ambiences from Europe and beyond - recorded and produced for PSE by Guido Helbling of Soundeffects.ch.

SoundBits was founded in 2007 by sound designer Saro Sahihi, who regularly gives audio lectures and workshops in sound design, synthesizers/samplers, and DAWs (Nuendo, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, StudioOne, Cubase, Wavelab). SoundBits creates high quality sound effects libraries and provides sound design and editing for film and games.

High quality sound libraries by Gordon Hempton, The Sound Tracker®. Award-winning nature sounds for independent producers.