Master Library 2018

Our most comprehensive general sound effects library. Get the sounds you need at your fingertips for any project.

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Innovative creators throughout the media arts consistently rely
on the Master Library to inspire creativity and finish projects faster.

By far the best sound library that I have ever heard. Very comprehensive with great metadata.

Vijay Rathinam Sound Designer/Editor

The constant need for fresh fx to marry with foley is the key to client happiness.

Dick Maitland Sound Effects Director

Having the library centrally located has really improved our audio workflow.

Frank Caratozzolo Sound Designer

PSE set us up with a multi-­user license for the Master Library - it's affordably structured and gives our sound designers access to a great range of quality material!

Lee Banyard Audio Director

PSE’s Master Library is a cornerstone of our library with custom licensing making it available to 60+ sound designers located across 14 studios worldwide.

Ben Minto Audio Director

Without a doubt the “meat and potatoes” of my sounds. It really speeds up the process and gives better results when designing and editing.

Dave Goetter Sound Designer, Mixer, Composer

The Master Library 2017 is the most comprehensive general sound effects library for professional media production.

  • Word-Class Quality

    The Master Library features over 200,000 sounds. That’s a 2.4TB creative sonic palette recorded by world-class professionals to bring your next project to life.

  • Online or On Drive

    Flexible Access: 24/7 Online Access means 200K sounds continuously at your fingertips - in the studio, on the go, and anywhere in between.

  • New Sounds for 2018

    Over 4,500 sound effects have been added this year.

  • Work Faster

    Easy, Accurate Search: Our sounds are embedded with rich optimized metadata and organized into 293 categories to streamline your workflow with lightning-fast pinpoint searches.

  • Stay Fresh with New Releases

    Your library comes with $200 credit to use towards new Specialty Libraries releases, Download Passes (individual downloads), or another General Library.

  • Search Software

    Instant Workflow Integration: Drag-and-drop sounds to your DAW.

Features

  • 209,138 broadcast .wav files (2.44TB)
  • 4,593 new sound effects added in 2017
  • 100% Royalty-Free for use in any project
  • Over 1,700 hours of unique recordings from around the world
  • 293 Categories: From most-needed to specialty
  • Rich Metadata: Optimized for fast, pinpoint search
  • View Sound List: XLS
  • Full Online Access: 24/7 from any computer
  • $200 Store Credit: Stay fresh with new releases
  • Search Software: Drag-and-drop to your DAW

Tech Specs

  • Hard Drive: 3TB USB 3.0 hard drive - Mac/PC compatible (exFAT)
  • File Format & Resolution: Native Broadcast .wav formats: 24/96, 24/48, 16/48, 16/44.1
  • Search Software: 90-day trial of BaseHead 4.x Ultra. System Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.6 or higher | PC: Windows 7 or higher with .NET 3.5 and 4.5 installed.
  • Store Credit Details: Use your $200 Credit towards new PSE Specialty Libraries, Download Passes (individual downloads), or another General Library. This credit does not expire.
  • 3rd Party Software Compatibility: BaseHead, Soundminer, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Avid Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Adobe Premiere
  • PSE Warranty: 3 Year-Data Replacement Policy - If the hard drive fails within 3 years, we will replace the drive free of charge.
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Master Library Overview

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General Library Features Tour

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Audio Demos by Category

Our sound effects come from world-class sound recordists. We capture authentic sounds and environments around the globe to elevate your creative projects. Here is a small sample of some of our sounds, organized by category.

Optimized Metadata for quicker searches and better results.

We include embedded metadata in our Master Library audio files to speed up your search and streamline your workflow. We’re constantly improving our metadata based on feedback from our users. The best part? Our descriptions are compatible with BaseHead, Soundminer, Soundly, Avid Workspace Browser, NetMix, AudioFinder and many more!

DOWNLOAD OUR FULL METADATA CSV HERE.

The Master Library 2017 Includes

Over $28,000 in value. Save big today.
LIBRARYSOUNDSRETAIL PRICE
Blastdrive 3.063,265$5,999.00
Soundrangers29,524$3,900.00
BBC Complete29,417$4,999.00
Sound Librarian26,484$5,762.00
SoundBits Complete22,079$1,732.00
SoundMorph14,313$1,504.00
Big Room Complete8,454N/A
Avosound8,015$2,810.00
Clack6,933N/A
SoundControl SE Basic1,890$538.00
Pro Sound Effects1,698$870.00
Chris Diebold General1,344N/A
Big Tree Media General904N/A
Separately you pay over$28,739.00

Master Library 2017

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Explore Our Master Library Pricing Options

Find the best feature and pricing fit for your needs
  • Individuals

    Best for Freelancers or Companies with 1-user

  • Multi-User Teams

    Best for companies and media creation teams with multiple users

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$5,495 Perpetual License

Regular price: $11,995
This plan includes:
  • 200,000+ sounds (2.4 TB)
  • 3TB Hard Drive
  • Online Access
  • Search Software
  • $200 Store Credit
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

Working with a team? Have multiple users? See Multi-User Teams.

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This plan includes:
  • 200,000+ sounds (2.4 TB)
  • 3TB Hard Drive
  • Online Access
  • Search Software
  • $200 Store Credit
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

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

Freelancer? See Individuals.

Starting at

$2,995/ year

Get 24/7 online access for all of your students

This plan includes:
  • Non-commercial License
  • Online Access
  • IP-Authentication
  • 200,000+ sounds (2.4 TB)
  • 3TB Hard Drive
  • Search Software
  • $200 Store Credit

By far the best sound library that I have ever heard. Very comprehensive with great metadata.

Vijay Rathinam Sound Designer/Editor

The constant need for fresh fx to marry with foley is the key to client happiness.

Dick Maitland Sound Effects Director

Having the library centrally located has really improved our audio workflow.

Frank Caratozzolo Sound Designer

PSE set us up with a multi-­user license for the Master Library - it's affordably structured and gives our sound designers access to a great range of quality material!

Lee Banyard Audio Director

PSE’s Master Library is a cornerstone of our library with custom licensing making it available to 60+ sound designers located across 14 studios worldwide.

Ben Minto Audio Director

Without a doubt the “meat and potatoes” of my sounds. It really speeds up the process and gives better results when designing and editing.

Dave Goetter Sound Designer, Mixer, Composer
The Sound Designer’s Secret Weapon.

The best-value general sound effects library, period.