Welcome to Uberduo and Their Cabin

We’re very pleased to welcome Uberduo as a contributor, who has given us a very generous selection of sounds demonstrating the quality of their sound library “The Cabin audio playset”, which is designed to “allow producers, sound designers and other post-production audio professionals to quickly and easily establish an immersive audio set design with minimal effort.” These sounds are available with us at 48 KHz 24-bit quality. Even if your project isn’t taking place in a mountain cabin, the sounds easily translate to a wide variety of other applications. Their sample pack features two mono fire loops ideal for use as ambiences with no need to collapse the ... »


A Big Welcome to Detunized

We’re very happy to welcome our latest contributor Detunized to Zapsplat with a contribution of 25 sound effects. I first came across Detunized when I discovered their Abandoned shelters library, which, at the time of writing this article, is on sale at A Sound effect.  I was impressed by the atmosphere the sounds generate. Check out the demo and listen to the metal creepily swinging in the wind. So I’m personally very pleased they decided to come on board. There are three ways contributors can present sounds to Zapsplat. They can either give us a few sounds from many libraries to give us an idea of the breadth of material they cover, they can custom-make sounds for Zapsplat, eit... »


Crashes and Creaks, Motors and Modulation

It’s time for another round-up of some of the latest sounds we have for you and this time the offerings come from PMSFX and Zapsplat, We’ve got over 60 sounds to cover so let’s get started! (Enter PMSFX with a Bang) They’ve done it again! We really are grateful to PMSFX for the number and quality of sounds that they’ve has given us and they just keep coming. Last time it was rain and coins, this time it’s seven metal impacts with lots of body. They are all wonderfully resonant. With a bit of compression you could use the tails of some of these on their own as source material for some interesting sound design. The impacts themselves are rich and full. Some ... »


Interview: Soundbites with SoundBits

SoundBits has contributed some great sound effects to Zapsplat (which you can download an use for free here) and the thing about their content is you never know what’s coming next. Their libraries span the full range from the cinematic, gruesome and sinister to Foley and human vocalizations. First up, here’s a demo for just some of their content:  So when I heard that they released a new library, Antiques, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to catch up with Saro Sahihi (the owner of SoundBits) to find out more about his process and where his diverse range of ideas come from. Oh yes and keep reading for news of an exclusive discount he’s offering to the Zapsplat communi... »


From psychedelia to polystyrene: new sounds from Scott Lawlor and PMSFX

It’s time for the round-up of some of the latest sounds we have for you and this time they come from new and active contributors Scott Lawlor and PMSFX. There’s everything from Foley and household sound effects to the sci-fi and cinematic so there will almost certainly be something you can use. 14 Sounds from Scott Scott is a prolific artist with more albums than I can count on Bandcamp. I know him for his dark ambient compositions and his emotive piano playing, so it was a surprise to find that his latest contribution is something a little different as he turns his attention to filling out our “Hits and Noises” category with some interesting retro sound design. There... »

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New Sounds from FreeToUseSounds

FreeToUseSounds is one of our most frequent and stallwart contributors and we’re delighted to be able to give you an overview of their latest contribution of 49 sound effects they’ve given us, which is packed full of diversity, quality, originality and, above all, attention to detail. This sample of FreeToUseSounds’ work features their field recordings in Singapore as its centerpiece. Almost all of the ambiences included here come from there. What I really like is how so many different environments have been captured – from bus stations and bus rides, to markets, restaurants and a university cafe. The restaurant ambiences aren’t just the ones you’d expect ... »

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Meet the Contributors

Zapsplat would be nothing without the community of contributors that support us. Each brings their own take on sound design, their own methods for producing evocative sound effects or valuable source material. Up to now, users have been able to access contributors’ profiles by clicking on them as they come across sounds they find useful. But say you’re a talent scout or a sound library distributor looking for quality assets or someone to hire for a particular project. Say you’ve just completed the sound design for a major project and want to have an easy way of providing comprehensive attribution to the sound creators that helped you out. Say you came across sounds by a par... »

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A bumper Batch of Blockbuster Quality

We’ve had a huge influx of new sound effects lately, much of it from brand new contributors. This article is a whistle-stop tour of some of those sounds and, more importantly, a chance to introduce our latest sound designers and recordists. Before we get into that though, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all our contributors, both new and long-standing for the awesome quality and diversity they bring to Zapsplat through their sound effects. I’m always impressed by the fact that none of them pull any punches with the sounds they give us. They don’t give us the sounds that didn’t make the cut for their commercial work. Rather, all the sounds here are every bit as... »

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We’ve reached 30,000 Sound Effects – Get a free pack of pro sounds by Audio Hero

Today we’ve reached 30,000+ free sound effects! This milestone is one we’ve been working towards for some time, and today we’re extremely pleased to be able to announce it. And there’s only one way to celebrate, that’s with a free pack of sounds by our fabulous contributor Audio Hero. Free pack of 100 professional sound effects by Audio Hero! Who are Audio Hero? Well if you’ve been using zapsplat.com for a while, you’ll likely have noticed they’ve contributed some amazing sound effects and royalty free music. Audio Hero is a tremendous online library of more than 250,000 sound effects and music tracks available to you for immediate search and d... »

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Just Do it: Keep on Keeping on

So much can stand between a sound designer or recordist and their creative goals. You may have a brilliant idea in your head, but factors such as equipment, experience, technical skills, self-confidence and environmental problems, such as unwanted aircraft, car radios etc, to name but a few, all conspire to make the road a difficult one. Understandably, this can make it seem very daunting This series of articles will address some of these factors and what to do about them, if indeed anything can be done, but, if it can’t, perhaps nothing needs to be done. Perhaps, despite the difficulties, you should just do it anyway and see what happens.   If it Wasn’t for Bad Luck… ... »