Please note: Hybrid Library 2017 hard drives will ship in the first week of December; Online Access will be set up within one business day following your order.
The Hybrid Library 2017 is our best value, #1 reviewed general sound effects library, designed to be your go-to for daily use - a reliable source of creative fuel to help you finish projects faster and produce better sound.
With 63,000+ sound effects (350GB) on hard drive - featuring free annual updates, full online access, and search software - the Hybrid Library is widely known as “The Sound Designer’s Secret Weapon.” Stop wasting time searching for what you need, and secure the tools necessary to tell your best story through sound for any project with a highly curated sonic arsenal organized into 293 categories.
Reviews from Sound & Picture and Designing Sound show unparalleled breadth, depth, features and lifetime value. Sound designers, editors and engineers worldwide rely on the Hybrid Library to create the sound behind our favorite films, TV shows, games and beyond. And every year we work with Hybrid users to introduce new features and updates that ensure the Hybrid Library is always the most useful it can be.
Features | Audio Demos | Metadata | Reviews | User Stories | Specs | Pricing
63,812 broadcast .wav files for use in any project
NEW: 8,000+ newly added feature film sound effects
350GB on 1TB USB3.0 hard drive
293 Categories: From everyday, most-needed recordings to niche elements
Rich metadata: Optimized for fast, pinpoint search
View Sound List: Google Sheet | PDF | CSV
Full Online Access: 24/7 from any computer
Free Annual Updates: Continually keep your library fresh
NEW: Search Software: Drag-and-drop to your DAW
100 Additional Download Credits from our Online Library of 225,000+
Curated from PSE's world class recordists
PSE Warranty: includes 3-Year Data Replacement
Audio Demos (by Category):
The Hybrid Library 2017 audio files include embedded metadata with detailed descriptions and categories to help you find what you need. The metadata is continually improved with feedback from our users and is compatible with all asset management software including Soundminer, BaseHead, NetMix, AudioFinder, Avid Workspace Browser, and many more.
Hybrid Library Full Metadata: Google Sheet | PDF | CSV
"The Hybrid 2017 is the most thorough cross-sectional library that I have used in 18 years of work in the film & television industry." - Post Magazine review
"There is literally no way [users] will go without the sound effects they need when they purchase the Hybrid Library." - Sound & Picture review
"This library presents an amazing value." - Designing Sound review
"I'm astonished at how much faster I can complete projects that sound better than ever." - Nate Hoffman, BluFire Studios
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Technical Specifications, Compatibility & Updates:
Hard Drive: 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive - Mac/PC compatible (exFAT)
File format & resolution: Native Broadcast .wav formats: 24/96, 24/48, 16/48, 16/44.1
Metadata: Embedded with descriptive, uniform metadata for fast, pinpoint searches. Download: Google Sheet | PDF | CSV
Online Access: 24/7 from any computer via the PSE Online Library
Annual Updates: Delivered digitally via email
Search Software: One-year trial of BaseHead 4.x Hybrid Library Edition. Search by keyword and drag-and-drop directly to your DAW.
System Requirements - BaseHead 4.x Hybrid Library Edition:
Mac: 10.6 or higher
PC: Windows 7 or higher with .NET 3.5 and 4.5 installed
3rd Party Software Compatibility: Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Avid Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Adobe Premiere
PSE Warranty: 3 Year-Data Replacement Policy - If the hard drive fails within 3 years, we will replace the drive free of charge.
Pricing Info - Sale Ends December 31, 2016:
Freelancers & Independents:
$1,495 (reg. $3,995) | 150 Licenses Available | Ends Dec. 31st
We support freelancers and independent audio professionals with exclusive savings through our Freelancer Program. Only 150 Licenses are available at $1,495 through December 31, 2016. Application for Freelancer Pricing is free with no purchase commitment - apply now via the link at the top of this page to gain access to the Hybrid Library 2017 for $1,495.
Companies: $3,995 buyout or $1,295/year
The Hybrid Library is available to companies from 1-user to 1000's for buyout (starting at $3,995) and multi-user licensing (starting at $1,295/year). Contact us for a quote: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 706-7728 x10.
Ric Viers (Blastwave FX), Stephan Schütze (Sound Librarian), J.R. Fountain (Big Room Sound), Ken Skoglund (Sound Control SE), Guido Helbling (Avosound), Douglas Price, David Forshee, Jeremy Siegel, Team PSE