SoundQ software is a desktop application for macOS and Windows available for monthly or annual subscription. 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
    • Yes! Contact us to learn more about SoundQ Teams.

The following main features are unlocked when you subscribe to SoundQ:

  • 30 download credits per month for the PSE Cloud Library
  • Ability to purchase more download credits
  • Unlimited local databasing
  • Unlimited cloud access to your purchased PSE Libraries
  • Unlimited cloud access to Freesound.org (CC0 only)

SoundQ Free comes with 5 free download credits for the PSE Cloud Library. These credits do not refill - subscribe to SoundQ to get more credits.

SoundQ Free lets you organize your local files, but Local Library databasing is limited to 2,500 files.

SoundQ Free also provides unlimited cloud access to Freesound.org (CC0), and the ability to send sounds directly to your editing software (including Spot to Timeline for Pro Tools, Reaper, and Adobe Premiere).

The following features are not available on the Free plan:

  • 30 download credits per month for the Cloud Library
  • Ability to purchase more download credits
  • Unlimited local databasing
  • Unlimited cloud access to your purchased PSE Libraries

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 Bundle 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 respectively. You can also select which locations to search.

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.

All sounds in the PSE Cloud Library within SoundQ are covered for 1-user royalty-free commercial usage. Any project created while subscribed to SoundQ will stay covered even after you unsubscribe.

Yes! Contact us for options.

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!

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!

When you buy any Pro Sound Effects library (like CORE) you get 1-user royalty-free unlimited commercial 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.

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.

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

Yes! Subscribe to SoundQ to get unlimited cloud access to your purchased PSE Libraries and Freesound.org (CC0), plus 30 download credits per month for the Cloud 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. 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).

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

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 PSE Cloud Library and your purchased PSE Libraries come with descriptive metadata included.

SoundQ lets you index unlimited local files in unlimited databases, 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.

Each download credit lets you download one file from the PSE Cloud Library.

There is a 1-hour grace period when using a download credit on a Cloud Library file - i.e. if you need to re-download the same file within one hour, you will not be charged an additional credit.

Using a file from your Local Library or downloading a file from your purchased PSE Libraries or the Freesound.org database do not require the use of a download credit.

SoundQ subscription includes 30 download credits per month with the option to purchase more credits as needed.

SoundQ Free comes with 5 free download credits. Credits are not refilled on SoundQ Free, and there is no option to purchase more credits. Subscribe to SoundQ to get more credits.

If you are subscribed to SoundQ and need more than the allotted 30 credits per month, you can purchase more credits via My Account in the top right corner of the app.

SoundQ Free does not include the option to purchase more credits. Subscribe to SoundQ to get more credits.



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