I’m Alan McKinney, a professional sound designer of over 15 years. Zapsplat.com is a project I started in 2015 to provide a free high quality range of professional sound effects for anyone to use in their projects. I’ve currently 17858 here for you to download free. Most of the sound effects you’ll find here are mine, created and recorded by me. I also work with several contributors who kindly contributed a range of their sounds for free too!

I work full-time to provide these sound effects and this service and I strive to add around 500 new sound effects a week. If you can’t find the perfect sound for your project, you can post a request and I’ll do my best to make it for you, all for free.

Support me & zapsplat.com

If you love Zapsplat and find the sounds and service provided useful, please consider making a donation. Your donations enable me to keep providing more free sound effects and pay the growing monthly costs (server, backups, equipment costs etc).

If you donate, your account will be upgraded giving you extras such as removal of the attribution requirement in our Standard License, the original high quality wav files for all sound effects and music and more. Find out more here.

Thanks for checking out zapsplat.com and I hope you find our sound effects and music useful!