The Master Library is our most comprehensive general sound effects library for professional media production.

At over 175,000 sound effects (2.1TB), featuring free annual updates, full online access and buyout or annual subscription options, the Master Library is a core creative resource for companies who want to take their productions to the next level.

Innovators like EA, BBC, VICE, Disney, Google and award-winners such as Beau Borders (Lone Survivor) and Ken Skoglund (Fargo) use the Master Library on a daily basis to fuel creativity and finish their projects faster than ever before. And every year we deliver free library updates to ensure the Master Library is the most useful general sound effects library it can be.

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  175,000+ broadcast .wav files

  2.1TB delivered on hard drive, online, or on your server

  Online Access Included: 24/7 from any computer

  Rich metadata optimized for pinpoint searches

  293 Categories - spans the full sonic spectrum A to Z

  Curated from PSE's world-class recordists

  Free Annual Library Updates: digitally delivered

  100% Royalty-Free License

  PSE Warranty: includes 3 Year Data Replacement

  Annual or Buyout payment options

Audio Demos (by Category):

Metadata - Optimized descriptions for quicker searches and better results:

The Master Library 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 BaseHead, Soundminer, NetMix, AudioFinder, Avid Workspace Browser, and many more.

Master Library Full Metadata: CSV


“Our multi-­user Master Library license that is affordably structured and gives all of our sound designers access to an excellent range of professional quality material!” - Lee Banyard, Audio Director, Cloud Imperium Games

“PSE’s Master Library is a cornerstone library and available to 14 studios worldwide” - Ben Minto, Worldwide Audio Director, Electronic Arts DICE

Master Library User Stories:

Technical Specifications, Compatibility & Updates:

Hard Drive: 3TB USB 3.0 hard drive - Mac/PC compatible)

Data on Drive: 2.1TB (totaling 3,600 hours of recordings!)

Online Access: 24/7 from any computer via the PSE Online Library

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 the CSV here.

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.

Updates delivered annually via email with links to .zip downloads.

Pricing Info:

Freelancers & Independents: $6,995 buyout via application

We support freelancers and independent audio professionals with exclusive savings through our Freelancer Program. Application for Freelancer Pricing is free with no purchase commitment - apply here to gain access to the Master Library for $6,995.

Companies: $11,995 buyout for 1 user or Get Custom Quote (multiple users)

The Master Library is available to companies with 1 user for a perpetual buyout license price of $11,995.

2 or more individuals at your company need access? Multi-user licensing starts at $3,295/year for 2 users. Click here to get a customized quote.


Ric Viers (Blastwave FX), Barry Dowsett & Kevin Tone (Soundrangers), BBC, Stephan Schütze (Sound Librarian), JR Fountain (Big Room Sound), Saro Sahihi (SoundBits), Ken Skoglund (Sound Control SE), Guido Helbling (Avosound), Douglas Price, David Forshee, Jeremy Siegel, Team PSE
175,000+ sound effects
2.1 TB
3TB hard drive
(USB 3.0)
Broadcast Wave Format
Mac and PC compatible
3-Year Data Replacement Policy

This Library Includes

Publisher Catalog Sounds Retail Price
Blastwave FX 63,065 $5,999.00
Soundrangers 29,524 $3,900.00
BBC 29,423 $4,999.00
Sound Librarian 25,323 $2,995.00
Pro Sound Effects / Niche 8,607 $1,495.00
Big Room Sound 8,454 $995.00
SoundBits 6,229 $557.00
Sound Control SE 1,890 $538.00
Avosound 1,449 $1,443.00
Separately you pay $22,921.00

Customer Reviews

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