Frequently asked questions

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.
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Can I edit a sound file?

Yes, you can edit a sound file to match your needs. For example, you might need to change the pitch, crop or loop one of our sounds to fit your project. You’ll likely be mixing our sound files with others to build layered ambiences, or more complex sounds for your work. This is all fine. However you can not claim that the edited sound file is a new sound and sell it, add it to a library or redistribute it in any way. The original copyright is still retained by us or our contributors and the sound is still licensed ...
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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!
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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.  
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I’ve downloaded an audio file from zapsplat.com, 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. https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001533.htm 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Do you have any guides to help me add sounds to my podcast?

Yes we have a great guide to help you make the most of our free sound effects for podcasts. We talk about how to add sounds and music, what equipment you’ll need, how to record sounds yourself and links to great resources. You’ll find the podcast guide here
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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. Please note, that if you’re using our sounds or music for relaxation videos or projects, our sounds must not be the primary value of the work. They should be used to enhance your own music, voice, visual media that provide the main value of the work.
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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.
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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.          
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We are currently working on fixing an issue where users will see an Error 520 page. If you experience this, please simply refresh the page and it will load back as normal. We apologize for the inconvenience while we work on this.
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