Latest free sound effects just added and a new donation system
I’ve just uploaded 25 new free horror sound effects by Audio Hero. These include some fantastic monsters, creatures and werewolves, plus haunted house door creaks and more.
There are also two fantastic werewolf howling sounds which are perfect for any Halloween production. These two sounds in particular have that vintage classic sound to them. Check them our here (if you dare)!
New donation system
If you’ve not upgraded with a donation to a Gold account, then you’ll likely not be aware of how the system has worked thus far. Our Gold account system is how we monetize zapsplat.com and keep it running. Without donations, we wouldn’t exist.
Originally we allowed the user to donate whatever they felt was appropriate to upgrade. In the early days this was fine as our costs were almost nothing. Then we switched to a minimum £10 donation which is how it’s been running for a long time.
However with the increasing costs and traffic comes new financial challenges and with me spending more and more time working on the site, answering questions, recording new sounds etc, the time has come to try and make zapsplat.com fully sustainable. Therefore as from today, we’re asking for monthly or yearly recurring donations.
Recurring donations will allow me to know exactly what the minimum amount the site will generate of any given month and plan accordingly. We’ll hopefully be able to save more money for development (we’ve loads of new ideas and features planned) and also recording trips home and abroad. We may even be able to double our recording efforts.
But what if you just need to upgrade to Gold for one or two sounds and that’s all? No problem, you can cancel your donation at anytime, meaning that if you pay for one month, you have one month of Gold account privileges and you can simply cancel with the click of a button.
We’ll be asking for a minimum of £3 a month (the price of a coffee) or probably £30 for a year. This will give you all Gold upgrade rights (removal of the attribution requirement, original WAV files for all sounds, extra free sounds, more results per page, access to lists and more).
Anyone that has donated previously and still holds a Gold account under the lifetime upgrade, your accounts are not affected.