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Free Sound Effects

Perfect for filmmakers, games, podcasts, YouTube and all your audio, video and online projects!
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Download over 97,000

Free Sound Effects

Perfect for filmmakers, games, podcasts, YouTube and all your audio, video and online projects!
Explore

Free sound effects to download instantly

With thousands of individual sounds available and growing daily, we’re sure you’ll find everything you need to get your projects completed.

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Growing range of free sound packs

Need themed packs of sounds? We have a growing range of sound packs available for instant download with more added regularly.

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Free, royalty free music tracks

Our range of royalty free music is free to download and use in your projects and covers a range of genres and moods.

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Free Sound Effects for Film Production

Whatever you create, we have you covered

Our library is designed for creatives of every industry, from YouTube creators, filmmakers, podcasters, game developers and more! Our sounds have been used by over 1.8 million people worldwide!

When I’m deep in a mix & a client asks for something I don’t have in my libraries, I’m always confident I’ll find multiple options in the Zapsplat library. To me it’s one of the greatest bargains in the independent SFX library community.
JC Richardson
J.C RichardsonSoundbyte, Inc.
There are literally thousands of sounds on offer that are ideal for our digital web content, with a great selection of fun gaming and cartoon sounds that help bring our characters to life.
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Beano StudiosDC Thomson

Who are we?

We’re one of the fastest growing free sound effects & royalty free music libraries with thousands of professional, free sounds to download instantly in mp3 or original wav file format and upload hundreds more every week.

Excellent support

We are here for you should you have any questions, experience a problem or just want to reach out. We are speedy at replying to emails and reply within a few hours, if not within minutes. Get in touch.

Safe to use

All our free sounds and music are safe to use for any non-commercial and commercial use, even for broadcast. We check every file for quality and we only add content we, or our contributors recorded themselves.

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Some frequently asked questions about our free sound effects…

 

Can I use your free sound effects for video editing?

Absolutely. In fact thousands of our users are doing just that. Our sounds are perfect for YouTube videos, Vimeo and other platforms. Sounds are a great way to enhance your videos and bring them to life. We add up to 200 new sfx each day too, so check back regularly for updates!


Are your sounds only available to download as mp3?

Free Basic account users have access to all our free sounds as mp3 files, but upgraded Gold members can also download them as uncompressed wav files. There are even more benefits to upgrading too, such as no download delays, lists, more results per page and more. More info here


Can I use ZapSplat free sound effects in commercial projects?

Yes, all our sounds and music can be used in commercial projects, even for broadcast. TV, film, radio, games, podcasts, advertising, social media, audiobooks, presentations etc are all covered. All our sounds are 100% royalty free and safe for you to use and our Licensing is clear and simple to understand. Please see our License for more info


Why does ZapSplat give away free SFX?

Our ethos is simple, ZapSplat is here to benefit everyone. We have spent over 25 years recording sounds and we love to help out not only up-and-coming creatives, but also some of the leading filmmakers, production companies, game developers, podcasters and more. Many of our users rate us as the best free sound effects library for this very reason. You can check out our Excellent rating on TrustPilot here. We do it because we love creating and we love seeing our sounds being used by so many people.

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Remember, you must credit us/provide attribution when using our sounds/music in your work. An example would be:

Sound from Zapsplat.com


Remove the credit requirement and get more when you upgrade for just £4

  • Quicker downloads (no more delays)
  • Removal of the attribution requirement
  • Higher quality sounds (get the wavs too)
  • Thousands of extra sounds
  • Lists, more results per page & ad free

Basic members can only download 3 sounds every 10 minutes to save bandwidth

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Get unlimited downloads and more!

  • Quicker downloads (no more delays)
  • Removal of the attribution requirement
  • Higher quality sounds (get the wavs too)
  • Thousands of extra sounds
  • Lists, more results per page & ad free

All this from just £4