SoundQ Create with Unlimited SFX & Music

SoundQ is a sound library workflow app that integrates with your editor of choice. Create with one source for sound that sends directly from the cloud to your timeline.

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All the Sounds You Need, for Every Project

Sound is half the experience! Don’t settle for “good enough.” SoundQ simplifies your audio post process and strengthens your story with unlimited access to an endlessly inspiring source of world-class sound effects and premium music tracks – continuously updated.

Simple License, Unlimited Downloads

Royalty free and copyright safe for commercial usage worldwide forever – so you can avoid takedowns and create with peace of mind. Supercharge your creative process with unlimited downloads and usage to explore any idea.

Your Library, Intelligently Organized

Using Finder/Explorer to search by filename? You’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Organize all your local files to spend less time searching and more time creating. Edit descriptions and customize with collections.

Send to Timeline, Finish Strong

Deliver projects faster with seamless integration into your workflow – including Spot to Timeline for Premiere, Pro Tools, and Reaper with the press of a button. SoundQ integrates with all NLEs and DAWs, so you can drop directly to your editing software of choice.

Compatible with:
Pro Tools, Reaper, Nuendo, Premiere, Media Composer, Resolve, Live, Audition, Logic, Final Cut

SoundQ Full Features

Unlimited Downloads for Sound Effects and Music

Local Databasing: Index Your Local Files for Search

Spot to Timeline for Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, and Reaper

Drag and Drop Sounds to Any Application

Collections: Create, Customize, and Organize to Optimize Workflow

Smart Search: Combine Keywords with Boolean Search, Show/Hide Results from Any Collection

Keyword Translation: Enter Search Terms in Any Language

Add Effects: Apply High-Quality Varispeed and Reverse in Real-Time

Universal Category System: All Sound Effects are UCS-Optimized

Metadata: Read & Write Metadata to Database in Open iXML Format

Multi-Channel Support: Select and Audition Individual Channels for Export

Freesound.org Integration: Unlimited In-App Access to the Freesound.org Library (CC0 Only)

Access Your PSE Libraries: Unlimited In-App Access to Your Purchased Pro Sound Effects Libraries

File Type Support:

  • Mono, Stereo, and Multi-channel
  • WAV, AIFF, OGG, FLAC, MP3 (Read Only)
  • Up to 32-bit/192kHz

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.12 and later
  • Windows 10 – 64-bit version
What Creators are Saying about SoundQ
Pro Sound Effects has the best curated sound effects library on the market, and with SoundQ I now have cloud access to their library for one low monthly price! I travel a lot, so I love the easy access without having to bring a hard copy on-the-go.
Korey Pereira, M.P.S.E.
Soularity Sound
After a quick and easy setup, I was blown away at how seamless the implementation was into our everyday workflow. SoundQ’s user-focused design and robust cloud-based library makes it a must-have for any team looking to boost creativity and efficiency.
Grant Elder
Harbor Picture Company
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SoundQ Teams

The Complete Sound Solution for Creative Organizations

SoundQ Teams puts the entire world of sound right at your fingertips, whether you’re in the studio or working remotely. Level up your team’s sound editorial process and deliver better sound, faster and smarter than ever.

  • World-Class SFX & Music Library
  • Quick Setup, Unlimited Access Anywhere
  • Fast, Intuitive Search
  • Drag-and-Drop or Spot to Timeline
  • Custom License Agreement
  • For Companies & Schools with Multiple Users
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Unlimited access to SoundQ Free Library. Index small local libraries.

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Free Forever

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  • 1 User
  • Unlimited Access to SoundQ Free Library
  • 2,000+ Sound Effects
  • 100 Music Tracks & Stems
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • Limited Local Database (5,000 Files)
  • Freesound.org Integration (CC0)
  • Unlimited Access to Purchased PSE Libraries view info
  • Purchase Additional SFX from full PSE Library view info
  • Royalty Free & Copyright Safe
  • Community Support (Slack)
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SoundQ

Unlimited access to full SoundQ Library. Index local libraries of any size.

$9.99/month

$119.88/year

$8.25/month

$99/year
  • 1 User
  • Unlimited Access to full SoundQ Library
  • 100,000+ Sound Effects
  • 18,000+ Music Tracks & Stems
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • Unlimited Local Database
  • Freesound.org Integration (CC0)
  • Unlimited Access to Purchased PSE Libraries view info
  • Purchase Additional SFX from full PSE Library view info
  • Royalty Free & Copyright Safe
  • Standard Support
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SoundQ Teams

Multiple users and up to unlimited downloads customized for your team.

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  • 2+ Users
  • Unlimited Access to full SoundQ Library
  • 100,000+ Sound Effects
  • 18,000+ Music Tracks & Stems
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • Unlimited Local Database
  • Flexible Library Options
  • Customized Licensing Available
  • Royalty Free & Copyright Safe
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is SoundQ? What is SoundQ?

SoundQ software is a desktop application for macOS and Windows available for monthly or annual subscription. SoundQ gives you unlimited access to sound effects and music to use royalty-free in your projects, plus the ability to organize your local files and send sounds directly to your editing software for quick workflow.

Can my team use SoundQ with multiple users? Can my team use SoundQ with multiple users?

Yes! Contact us to learn more about SoundQ Teams.

How does licensing work? How does licensing work?

Sound Effects:
​​All sound effects from the SoundQ Library are covered for 1-user, royalty-free, commercial usage in all media, worldwide. Any project created while subscribed to SoundQ will stay covered even after you unsubscribe. Full information on licensing can be found in the SoundQ EULA.

Music:
All tracks are pre-cleared for worldwide use, in perpetuity (forever), in all media. For broadcast use (Film, Television, VOD/OTT & Radio), please submit a music cue sheet to your local performing rights organization (PRO), and also share a copy of that cue sheet with PSE at cuesheets@prosoundeffects.com. Full licensing information can be found in the Music EULA.

What’s included in the SoundQ Library? What’s included in the SoundQ Library?

The SoundQ Library gives you unlimited access to 100,000+ sound effects and 18,000+ music tracks and stems – with unlimited downloads. All sound effects are curated from the Hybrid Library.

What’s included in the SoundQ Free Library? What’s included in the SoundQ Free Library?

The SoundQ Free Library gives you unlimited access to 2,000+ sound effects and 100 music tracks and stems selected from the full SoundQ Library – with unlimited downloads. All sound effects are curated from the Hybrid Library.

What does “Purchase Additional SFX from full PSE Library of 850K Sounds” mean? What does “Purchase Additional SFX from full PSE Library of 850K Sounds” mean?

All SoundQ tiers include in-app access to purchase additional sounds from the entire Pro Sound Effects Library of 850,000+ sound effects starting at $3.99 per file. These sounds are covered for perpetual 1-user, royalty-free, commercial usage in all media, worldwide.

Think of this as your sonic safety net – if you can’t find the sound you need in the SoundQ Library or your local library, you’ll find it in the PSE Library.

Can I get unlimited or customized access to the PSE Library in SoundQ? Can I get unlimited or customized access to the PSE Library in SoundQ?

Yes! Contact us for options.

Does SoundQ work with my editing software? Does SoundQ work with my editing software?

Yes! SoundQ lets you drag-and-drop files to any software. SoundQ also supports Spot to Timeline for Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, Reaper. We will be adding Spot to Timeline support for more applications soon!

Can I access my own local files in the cloud with SoundQ? Can I access my own local files in the cloud with SoundQ?

No, you can not upload your own files to the cloud… yet! Your local library currently must be stored on your computer or external hard drive. Files you can access in the cloud include the SoundQ Library, Freesound.org, and your purchased PSE Libraries.

I own Search software by Pro Sound Effects. What does this mean for me? I own Search software by Pro Sound Effects. What does this mean for me?

For Search owners, we’ve enabled unlimited local files and are offering an extended SoundQ trial – contact us to get set up.

Your Search software will continue to work, and your iLok license is perpetual, so you can continue using it. However we will not be actively developing or releasing non-critical updates. Learn more here.

Search was our first foray into software and enhancing the experience of using PSE libraries. SoundQ is the future – it brings together our software and libraries for an affordable monthly subscription. We hope you’ll join us!

I own PSE Libraries. What does this mean for me? I own PSE Libraries. What does this mean for me?

SoundQ gives you unlimited in-app access to your purchased PSE Libraries – even on the Free tier. Download now to try it out!

What is the usage rights difference between purchased libraries or sounds from Pro Sound Effects vs. the SoundQ Library? What is the usage rights difference between purchased libraries or sounds from Pro Sound Effects vs. the SoundQ Library?

When you buy any Pro Sound Effects library (like CORE), or purchase individual sounds within SoundQ or from the PSE website, you get 1-user royalty-free unlimited usage on any project, forever. Explore Pro Sound Effects libraries here.

When you subscribe to SoundQ, you’re covered for 1-user royalty-free commercial usage on any project while you are subscribed. Any project created while subscribed to SoundQ will stay covered even after you unsubscribe.

I have Soundminer, BaseHead, Soundly or another database software. Can SoundQ complement my workflow? I have Soundminer, BaseHead, Soundly or another database software. Can SoundQ complement my workflow?

Yes! Subscribe to SoundQ to get unlimited access to the SoundQ Library, your purchased PSE Libraries, and Freesound.org (CC0) – plus in-app access to purchase additional sounds from the full PSE Library as your sonic safety net. Have all the sounds you need on any project, in the studio or on the go.

What happens when I cancel my SoundQ subscription? What happens when I cancel my SoundQ subscription?

When you cancel your SoundQ subscription, you are moved to the SoundQ Free plan at the end of your payment cycle. Here’s what happens to your account:

  • Sounds Effects & Music: Your access will switch to the smaller SoundQ Free Library of sound effects and music. You will still have unlimited downloads.
  • Database: Search results will only give you access to 5,000 files randomly selected from your Local Library databases.
  • Payment: You will not be billed on your next payment cycle.

You will still have unlimited in-app access to your purchased PSE Libraries, Freesound.org (CC0), and the ability to purchase additional sounds from the full PSE Library.

I need help. How do I access Support? I need help. How do I access Support?

Visit the SoundQ User Guide for step-by-step instructions, an overview of features, and more support resources. Or chat in the bottom right corner!

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