General Library User Guide


Thanks for purchasing a Pro Sound Effects General Library!

Below you will find info for downloading your sounds and setting up additional features of your library.

Download Your Library

By default, all Pro Sound Effects libraries are delivered instantly via the Download Manager application. Download any library purchased from PSE at lightning-fast speeds – all in one place.

Visit the Download Manager page to get started now.

If you need your library delivered on a hard drive and did not select this at checkout, please send us an email at to let us know.

Search Software

All Pro Sound Effects General Libraries now come with a license for Search – our sound library workflow software to help you find sounds faster and stay in the creative zone.

Here’s how to get started with Search:

  • Log in to your account.
  • Navigate to the Downloads tab.
  • Click into the general library you purchased. Here you will find:
    • Search Download link for Search
    • iLok Activation Code (License Key)

Visit the Getting Started page for a walkthrough video and more info.

Please note: Search currently only supports macOS 10.12 and later. Interested in a Windows version? Sign up here to let us know.


Online Access

By request, you can access your General Library online from any computer via the Library Access Portal at This feature is perfect for downloading individual sounds as needed from any computer (rather than downloading the full library). Please note that the sound count here will not be exactly the same as on your hard drive because surround formats are not supported.

This is not set up automatically. Please email to request Online Access, and a member of Team PSE will set up your account.

Library Access Portal vs. Online Library

The Library Access Portal ( is a different site than the Online Library ( – where you can purchase individual sound effects à la carte) but built on the same platform. So if you already have an Online Library account, your existing password will work on the Library Access Portal as well. The sounds from your general library will also be removed from your Online Library account to prevent purchasing sounds you already own.


Download Pass – CORE Library Bundles Only

The CORE Bundles come with a Download Pass to our Online Library to help keep your library fresh. 

Visit the Download Pass page to get started now.


Store Credit – Hybrid & Master Libraries Only

The Hybrid Library comes with $100 store credit to help keep your library fresh. The Master Library comes with $200 credit.

  • Your coupon code is provided via email following your purchase. To redeem your credit, enter your code during checkout.
  • There is no time restriction to enter your code, and the credit does not expire once redeemed. It can be used all at once, or across multiple purchases.
  • Use your credit towards purchases of new specialty library releases, Download Passes (individual downloads from the Online Library), or another general library.

Not sure what to get with your credit? Here are our top suggestions:

For Hybrid Library Users:

Browse for more options here, or simply wait for a newly released library that interests you.

For Master Library Users:

Since the Master Library contains just about everything we offer, here are your best options:

Browse for more options here, or simply wait for a newly released library that interests you.



Questions? Let us know at