When you sign up to be a member at zapsplat.com we create you a Basic account. With a Basic account you can still download as many sound effects and music tracks as you like for free. However those sounds are only available as mp3 files (but high quality) and there is a 10 minute delay after every 3 sounds downloaded to help preserve bandwidth. You are also required to credit us if you use our sounds.
If you make a small monthly or yearly donation (you choose how much and cancel anytime), we’ll upgrade your account instantly to Gold. With a Gold account, sound effects and music can also be downloaded as the original wav files (up to 24-bit, 96kHz), you do not need to credit us when you use our sounds, there is no 10 minute delay after downloading 3 sound files and no download pop-up box either. There are extra free sounds exclusively for Gold members too and you also can choose to show more sound results per page. You can now also add sounds to unlimited personalized lists. You also benefit from all future Gold upgrades. For example, soon we’ll give Gold members the option to select sound effects and music and download them in bulk as a zip file.