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. Here’s what it lets you do:
- Organize and search your Local Library
- Access the PSE Cloud Library using download credits
- Get unlimited cloud access to your purchased Pro Sound Effects Libraries
- Get unlimited cloud access to the Freesound.org library (CC0 only)
- 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, Reaper, and Adobe Premiere
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Full licensing information can be found in the Music EULA.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! Contact us for options.
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!
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.
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!
SoundQ gives you unlimited in-app access to your purchased PSE Libraries - even on the Free tier. Download now to try it out!
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, using the SoundQ Library is 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.
Yes! SoundQ gives you 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.
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.
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!
Metadata lets you add information to each sound file including descriptions, categories, and more. This allows you to more effectively search and find the sound you need, making your library more accessible and useful. With SoundQ, you can enter metadata for each file in your Local Library. All sounds in the SoundQ Library and full PSE Library come with descriptive metadata included.
SoundQ lets you index unlimited local files and read and write metadata. That means you can enter your own descriptions and categories for each file in your library to help you find your sounds faster with better search results.
Yes! SoundQ Collections provides a limitless environment to organize your sounds the way you need. Whether it’s a playlist of selects, a series of different projects, or folders organized by vendor, you can customize these Collections to suit your workflow.
Any remaining credits are still attached to your account. Credits can be used to download additional sound effects from the full PSE Library of 800,000+ sounds. If you unsubscribed, you can subscribe again at any time and your full credit balance will be restored.