Jul 14

Why do indie filmmakers love zapsplat.com so much?

Recently we polled 1,600 members on what they use our sound effects for and the results came back with a whopping 26% using us for their indie films. We had an idea that filmmakers equated for a high percentage of our members, so this data confirmed that. So why do so many independent filmmakers find zapsplat.co so useful? We asked a few of them and here is what they said:

I’ve been making my own shorts for a little over a year now and it is safe to say it’s a hobby. So because I have to squeeze this into my busy life (I’ve a full-time job and 2 kids), spending time in post production tends to be taken up with editing the visuals, not so much sound. So to find a website like yours that has so many sounds that are useful, means I can zip in and out and take what I need as and when I need it. It probably saves me 25% of my time, leaving that free for visuals.

Jose Matinez

The foley sounds are probably the ones I take most often. I LOVE the versatility as there are just so many awesome everyday sounds. I recently had to add sound to a dentist scene and I was surprised to find so many sounds for the drills and other equipment. I was also able to use some chatter for the waiting room from zapsplat. Top marks guys

Anthony Cooper

Hello zapsplat and thanks for the great free sound effects. Why do I find the library so useful? Simple, because you’ve never let me down. For a year or so now I’ve been impressed with everything you do. Everytime I come back, and that’s weekly, I find you have even more sounds added. I make local videos for local firms, so all the work I do represents businesses and it seems no matter what I need, you’ve got it. Sometimes I have to be creative (as an example I has to use the sound of a door creek for a wooden boat the other day) but that’s the beauty of you, whatever it is I need, it’ll be there in some form or other, Thank you!

Rueben Wilson

So I make animations and post them mainly on YouTube. Just for fun, but I am learning and hope to do it commercially soon. I can normally locate the sound effects for my videos on your site and the variety is just fabulous.


I needed dinosaurs for my film. I found dinosaurs that I could use in your library, and they are free. I needed dogs and cats, and I found dogs and cats. I could really use more music which is the only category I have found lacking, but other than that, all good. Not criticism, because you have saved my bacon on numerous occasions. Thanks for the totally fantastic resource.

Pamela O’halloran

Thanks for the feedback to those members who provided it. if you have any suggestions as to sound effects we are lacking, let us know by contacting us here.

About The Author

I'm the founder of zapsplat.com and professional sound designer. I provide free sound effects for games, TV, radio, filmmaking, podcasts, YouTube and more. You can download all my sounds free as mp3 and wav files here at ZapSplat.

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