SoundQ the smarter way to work with sound.

SoundQ is sound library workflow software designed to supercharge your sonic workflow. Deliver better sound on every project – faster than ever.

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How SoundQ Works

Find any sound fast in our Cloud Library of over 800,000. Organize your local library for quick search. Drop directly to your timeline. Stay in the creative zone.

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All the Sounds You Need, for Any Project

Sound is half the experience! Don’t settle for “good enough.” Strengthen your story with easy access to our Cloud Library of 800,000+ sounds from Oscar®-winners and world-class recordists. We curate and update continuously. Royalty-free and covered for use in your project.

Your Library, Intelligently Organized

Using Finder/Explorer to search by filename? You’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Index and organize all your local files to navigate by multiple parameters in one place. Modify embedded metadata tags and descriptions to make your library work for you.

Search Smarter, Deliver Faster

Spend less time searching, and stay in the creative zone. Search your local library, our cloud library, and the Freesound.org library (CC0) simultaneously – or individually. Quickly audition to stimulate new ideas. Combine keywords with Boolean search to get what you need.

Send to Timeline, Finish Strong

Deliver projects faster with seamless integration into your workflow. SoundQ integrates with all DAWs and NLEs, on macOS and PC, so you can work quickly and drop right to timeline – from the cloud or your local library.

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

SoundQ Full Features

The following features are available when you subscribe to SoundQ

Access to PSE Cloud Library of 800,000+ Sounds

Index and Organize Your Local Libraries

Drag and Drop Sounds to Any Application

Search Your Local Library and Our Cloud Library Simultaneously or Individually

Spot to Timeline for Pro Tools and Reaper

Unlimited Local Database Records

Unlimited Cloud Access to Your Purchased PSE Libraries

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

Apply Effects in Real-Time: High-Quality Varispeed, Reverse

Combine Keywords with Boolean Search

Select and Audition Individual Channels for Export

Read & Write Metadata to Database in Open iXML Format

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 entire 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
SoundQ Teams

The Complete Sound Library Workflow 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.

  • Quick Setup, Access Anywhere
  • Drag-and-Drop or Spot to Timeline
  • Unlimited Access
  • World-Class Sound Library
  • Fast, Intuitive Search
  • Custom Licensing
  • Flexible Library Options
  • Available for Companies & Schools
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Access free cloud libraries and search small local libraries.

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  • 1 User
  • 5 Download Credits view info
  • Cloud Library Access to 800K+ Sounds
  • 100% Royalty Free
  • Freesound.org Integration (CC0)
  • Limited Local Database view info
  • Community Support (Slack)
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SoundQ

Get credits for the PSE Cloud Library and search local libraries of any size.

$9.99/month

$119.88/year

$8.25/month

$99/year
  • 1 User
  • 30 Download Credits per Month view info
    360 Download Credits per Year view info
  • Cloud Library Access to 800K+ Sounds
  • 100% Royalty Free
  • Freesound.org Integration (CC0)
  • Unlimited Local Database
  • Standard Support
  • Unlimited Cloud Access to
    Your Pro Sound Effects Libraries view info
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SoundQ Teams

Multiple users and up to unlimited downloads customized for your team

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  • 2+ Users
  • Up to Unlimited Download Credits
  • Cloud Library Access to 800K+ Sounds
  • 100% Royalty Free
  • Customized Licensing Available
  • Unlimited Local Database
  • Priority Support
  • Dedicated Account Manager
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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. Here’s what it lets you do:

  • Access the PSE Cloud Library using download credits
  • Organize and search your Local Library
  • Get unlimited cloud access to your purchased Pro Sound Effects Libraries
  • Get unlimited cloud access to the Freesound.org Library (CC0 only) in-app with the Freesound.org Integration
  • Search from all locations simultaneously: your Local Library, the PSE Cloud Library, and Freesound.org (CC0)
  • Send sounds directly to your editing software, including Spot to Timeline for Pro Tools and Reaper
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.

What is a download credit? What is a download credit?

Each download credit lets you download one sound from the PSE Cloud Library. 1 credit = 1 sound.

Do unused download credits roll over to the next month? Do unused download credits roll over to the next month?

Yes, when subscribed to SoundQ, any unused download credits will remain in your account when 30 additional credits are added each month.

If you cancel your subscription, you will lose access to any remaining credits at the end of your payment period. If you resubscribe, your full credit balance is restored.

What is the Pro Sound Effects (PSE) Cloud Library? What is the Pro Sound Effects (PSE) Cloud Library?

The PSE Cloud Library consists of over 800,000 sounds curated from our network of award-winning sound artists and world-class recordists. This includes everything in the CORE 2: Complete library and will be continuously updated.

Searching in SoundQ will show search results from your Local Library, your purchased PSE Libraries, the PSE Cloud Library, and Freesound.org (CC0) respectively. You can also select which locations to search.

How does licensing work? How does licensing work?

You’re covered for 1-user royalty-free usage on your current project when you download a file from the Cloud Library using a download credit. Usage is fully covered for the future life of this project even after you unsubscribe.

Can I get unlimited or customized usage rights for the Cloud Library in SoundQ? Can I get unlimited or customized usage rights for the Cloud Library in SoundQ?

Yes! Contact us for options.

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?

We’re offering an extended SoundQ trial for Search owners – 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 cloud access to your purchased PSE Libraries – plus organizational tools to manage your local library – all for an affordable monthly subscription. Subscribe now to get access!

What is the usage rights difference between Pro Sound Effects libraries like CORE vs. the Cloud Library in SoundQ? What is the usage rights difference between Pro Sound Effects libraries like CORE vs. the Cloud Library in SoundQ?

When you buy any Pro Sound Effects library (like CORE) 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 usage on your current project when you download a file from the Cloud Library using a download credit. Usage is fully covered for the future life of this project even after you unsubscribe.

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 PSE Cloud Library and Freesound.org.

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 Pro Tools or Reaper. We will be adding Spot to Timeline support for more applications soon!

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 cloud access to your purchased PSE Libraries and Freesound.org Integration (CC0), plus 30 download credits per month for the PSE Cloud 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. Here’s what happens to your account:

  • Credits: You lose access to any remaining credits at the end of your payment period. If you resubscribe, your full credit balance is restored.
  • Database: Search results only give you access to 2,500 files randomly selected from your Local Library databases.
  • Payment: You will not be billed on your next payment cycle.

You will still have unlimited cloud access to Freesound.org (CC0).

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

Visit the SoundQ User Guide for a quick Getting Started video with step-by-step instructions, an overview of features, and more support resources.

Have more questions? Check out the full SoundQ FAQ., or contact our Support Team here.

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