We Help Creators Bring Ideas To Life Through Sound

Sound brings our ideas, stories, memories, and emotions to life. The team at Pro Sound Effects (PSE) shares a passion for sound and belief in creative freedom. Based in Brooklyn since 2004, we’ve been on a mission to:

Empower All Creators to Quickly Find and Use
the Right Sounds for Any Creation

So far in our journey, we’ve developed over 1,000,000 royalty-free sound effects through our exclusive partnerships with Academy Award®-winning masters-of-craft, renowned recordists, and next-level designers from around the globe. We’ve created sound library workflow software that enables any creator to find the right sound and spot instantly from cloud to timeline.

Award-winning freelancers, teams, and media companies working in film, television, games, and beyond rely on our sound effects libraries and software to fuel creativity, finish projects faster, and deliver their best sound.

We Love What PSE Clients Are Creating

Our clients are sound designers, artists, editors, engineers, and producers in film, television, games, and beyond – from award-winning freelancers and small post houses to future-forward schools and global media production companies with 1000’s of users.

  • Silicon Valley
  • League of Legends
  • Lone Survivor
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Call of Duty
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Electronic Arts
  • VICE
  • Red Bull Media House
  • Netflix
  • Google
  • NBCUniversal
  • Warner Media
  • Nintendo
  • Skywalker Sound
  • Harbor Picture Company
  • One Thousand Birds
  • Hexany Audio
  • The Art Institutes
  • Elon University
  • University of North Texas
  • SAIT Polytechnic
  • Sonic College
  • Helsinki Vocational School
  • Met Film School

How We Empower Creators

CORE General Libraries

The new gold standard in general libraries. Bundle and save with curated selections of our award-winning quality libraries, and stay creative on any project.

Specialty Libraries

Achieve the depth and nuance you strive for on each project with our uniquely-themed specialty libraries.

SoundQ Software

Find any sound in our cloud library, organize your local library, spot directly to your timeline, and deliver your best.

Multi-User Licensing

Make sure your organization is covered with the richest sonic resources and highest quality sound editorial workflow possible.

Meet Team PSE

We are aligned and agile. Our mission is to empower all creators to quickly find and use the right sound for any creation.
Meet our core members:

Douglas Price
Founder & CEO

Factoids: 1-wall handball fanatic, ex-turntablist, works more than a 4HWW (Ch. 7).

Kristen Bakalar

Factoids: Mediocre guitar player, expert toe tapper, corporate culture geek

Rich Shawen

Factoids: Love for nature and exploring the great outdoors, new music, travel, good beverages and food

Abbey Winkelman
Executive Operations Specialist

Factoids: Devoted beach goer & wannabe coffee snob with a knack for crossword puzzles

Jeremy Siegel
Licensing Director

Factoids: Bassist, aspiring pizzaiola, devoted Boston Celtics and Phish fan.

Steven Kopf
Licensing Specialist

Factoids: Meatball enthusiast and guitar player with a deep love for feedback

Christina Esposito
Customer Success Specialist

Factoids: Fascinated with dreams (Zzz), Alt-J super fan, protector of deer, and believes 42 is the answer

Andrew Emge
Marketing Manager

Factoids: Drummer with an affinity for broken cymbals

David Watkins
Marketing Specialist

Factoids: Music producer, Pittsburgh sports fan (Go Steelers)

Jamie Bishop
Marketing & Support Coordinator

Factoids: Home-baker, cat-owner, New-England-hiker, occasional-noise-maker, existential-spiraler™️

Matthew Willet
Lead Visual Designer

Factoids: Sound hobbyist & super randonneur

Daniel D’Errico
Library Manager

Factoids: Seer of noise, sound designer, music producer, and mixer

Sebastian Henshaw
Sound Editor & Software Support Specialist

Factoids: aka C-bass, Foley artist, podcast connoisseur, percussionist, mac and cheese enthusiast

Willy Jones
Software Engineer

Factoids: Drummer, sax player, berry farmer, maple syrup addict

John Sloan
Software Engineer

Nickname: “J-0”
Habitat: Currently lost in Montana
Extended Info: Makes music

Daimen Duncan
Software Engineer

Food: Mmmm, pizza
Fun: Music, DSP, Games
Fam: Four
From: Middle of nowhere, or middle of everything, and nowhere in between