Create your best sound with a rich sonic palette of award-winning quality

Express your richest ideas like colors on the canvas with the King Collection – featuring sounds from the private library of Richard King (Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight) – available exclusively from Pro Sound Effects.

Curated in direct collaboration with King, Volume 1 delivers a powerful and compact general library to empower sound artists everywhere with the same tools used in a multiple Oscar®-winning career. From Ambiences to Low Rumbles, Vehicles, and Winds – experience the creative inspiration and storytelling potential of world-class sounds captured with a true dedication to quality, realism, and emotive power.

“Sound in film can be, and should be, a three-dimensional experience where you’re feeling the world as one feels the world in life.” – Richard King

What sound artists are saying about the King Collection:

The sounds in King Collection are high-quality and oozing with character, and they fit right into my projects without much additional time spent tweaking and processing.

Mike James Gallagher
Mike James Gallagher Sound Designer

King Collection Vol. 1's fresh palette of sounds is inspiring to work with. Rich metadata and great character make for efficient searches and refreshing new ideas.

Matt Yocum
Matt Yocum Sound Designer

I have over a million files in my library, and the sounds in King Collection Vol. 1 are like nothing else. Every sound has character and mood, and the metadata is brilliant.

Vijay Rathinam
Vijay Rathinam Sound Designer

Inspire creativity with King Collection: Volume 1

  • Award Winning Quality

    Award-Winning Quality

    Sounds created with an artful focus on realism – curated from the go-to private library of a four-time Academy Award®-winner.

  • Big Budget

    Big Budget Resource

    Enhance your toolkit with sounds masterfully captured by expert recordists for nearly 100 Hollywood feature films.

  • World-Class Sounds

    Reliable Recordings

    Over 70 hours of fresh, evocative, high-quality recordings both everyday and unexpected – with lots of variations within each file.

  • Work Faster

    Work Faster

    Each sound effect has been transparently edited, shaped, and cataloged to streamline your workflow without heavy editing or EQ.

  • Flexible Access

    Download and On Drive

    Flexible Access: 24/7 Download Access means award-winning quality continuously at your fingertips – in the studio or on the go.

  • Search Software

    Workflow Integration

    Compatible with any DAW, NLE, and library management database software.

King Collection: Vol. 1


  • 15,000+ Sounds
  • 3,461 .wav Files (113GB) ?
  • 100% Royalty-Free for use in any project
  • 196 Categories: From most-needed to specialty
  • Total Length: 74 hr, 2 min, 55 sec
  • Average Recording Length: 1 min, 17 sec
  • Rich Metadata: UCS compliant (Universal Category System) and optimized for fast, pinpoint search
  • View Full Sound List: PDF | XLSX

Tech Specs

  • Delivered Instantly via Download Manager . Need a Hard Drive? Let us know
  • File Format & Resolution: Native Broadcast .wav formats: 24/48k, 24/96k, 24/192k
  • 3rd Party Software Compatibility: Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Avid Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Adobe Premiere

Overview – King Collection: Volume 1



Library Tour – Take an Inside Look


Explore sounds from King Collection Volume 1

Each sound in this library was created with narrative purpose while crafting the soundtracks for specific feature film projects. Inspire creative storytelling with King’s dedication to emotive, high-quality recordings – from military vehicles to low rumbles “worldized” through large subwoofers or speakers in mix stages and warehouses. We worked together with King to curate a library that was both comprehensive and accessible – listen to a small sample from a variety of categories.

Optimized metadata for quicker searches and better results.

Crafting the right soundscape starts with finding the right sound. The PSE Editorial Team team has carefully cataloged each sound effect in this library, so you can spend less time searching and more time in the creative zone. Detailed, rich descriptions optimized to our metadata standard and embedded to each file allow for lightning-fast, pinpoint search results and a streamlined workflow.

View the sounds and categories we have selected for this library:


Awards & Nominations

With 4 Academy Award® wins for Best Sound Editing in the last 15 years, Richard King has won and been nominated for an enviable list of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Highlights include:

  • 4 Academy Award® Wins
  • 2 Academy Award® Nominations
  • 3 BAFTA Wins
  • 1 BAFTA Nomination
  • 4 MPSE Golden Reel Wins
  • 12 MPSE Golden Reel Nominations
  • 1 MPSE Career Achievement Award
  • 1 AMPS Nomination
  • View full credits

Explore King Collection Volume 1 Pricing Options

  • Individuals

    Single-User License

  • Teams

    Multi-User License for companies and media creation teams.

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? Which license do I need?

$499 Perpetual License

? Monthly Payments: Starts at $42
This plan includes:
  • 3,461 Files (113GB)
  • Delivered Instantly via Download
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

Working with a team? Have multiple users? See Teams.

Contact us to get a custom quote for your team.

A licensing rep will contact you shortly (<24 hrs) with a detailed quote.

Only 1 User? See Individuals.

This library is available for licensing to schools and academic institutions. Contact us to get a custom quote for your school.

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