General Library User Guide


Thanks for purchasing a Pro Sound Effects General Library! Below you will find info for setting up additional features of your library.

Any necessary login credentialsactivation codes, credit codes, or download links to your library are provided via email by a member of the PSE Team typically within one business day following your order.


Online Access

By request, you can access PSE General Libraries 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.

Please email to be set up with Online Access.

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.


Search Software – BaseHead Ultra Trial

Pro Sound Effects general library users now get access to a 90-day trial of BaseHead Ultra search software for instant workflow integration at no extra cost. 

  • Visit this page and follow the instructions to get started with your 90-day trial.
  • Once the default 14-day trial expires, use the activation code provided via email to begin your 90-day trial extension.
  • Want BaseHead Ultra for more than 90 days? Purchase a full license from BaseHead here.

Members of the Pro Sound Effects Freelancer Program can log in and visit this page to access exclusive discounts.


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