Frequently asked questions

Are the previews of your sound effects representative of the main download files?

No, our previews are low quality for evaluation purposes only which helps the previews load faster and puts less strain on our server. All our free sound effects can be downloaded in high quality once logged in to your free account. Gold members also have access to the original uncompressed wav files.

Can I add ZapSplat to my IMDB credits?

Yes, we’d love you to add us to your IMDB credits if you’ve used our sounds or music in your movie.

Can I use your sound effects and music in a YouTube Video?

Yes you can. Even if you monetise the video through ads, you can still use them. You must adhere to our License agreement if you do.

Can you edit and sound effect or music track for me?

If you need one of our sound effects or royalty free music tracks editing, or a music loop extending to your desired length and are unable to do this yourself, we are happy to help. Just get in touch and let us know which file it is you need us to edit and what you need doing. We will do our best to help!

Do you offer long relaxation music and sound effects?

We don’t have sounds longer than a few minutes on ZapSplat. But if you’re requiring longer versions of any of our ambiences, you can loop them to make them longer. Get in touch if you need help with this.

How often do you add new sound effects?

We add new sound effects daily. In fact, we work around 60 hours a week recording new sounds and adding them to the library seeing an average of between 200 – 500 new sound effects every week.

I can see sound results with gold buttons. What are these?

We add hundreds of free sound effects to the library every week. We also add loads of extra free sound effects exclusively for our Gold members too as a thank you for donating / upgrading and supporting our website. These exclusive sounds have gold buttons (or with a gold border for logged out/Basic members). Only Gold members will see these sound results. If you want to access them too, you can by donating and upgrading. Click here for more information.          

I can’t find the sounds or music I need, can you create them for me?

Yes, we are happy to work on requests for custom sound effects and music. If you can’t find what you need, you can post a request in our ‘requests’ board in our community. Join our free community here.  

I’ve downloaded an audio file from, but where is it downloaded to?

Our audio files will download to the download folder on your computer, the same place all your downloads go to from any other website or source, unless you’e specified another folder for downloads to go to. If still can’t find them, the following article should help.

Are your sound effects available to download in any formats other than mp3?

Yes, we offer our sound effects as the original wav files too. However these are only available to Gold Account holders…. those who have upgraded their accounts by making a small donation (you choose how much). To do this, login and then click the ‘Basic Account’ button at the top of the page and follow the instructions to make the donation and upgrade immediately.