The right sound effect at the right time can make a huge difference. That’s why we’ve extended our sound effects library from 60,000 to 90,000 high quality effects! We've also improved tagging and categorization to make finding the right sound effect quicker and easier.

Why are we doing this?
At Epidemic Sound we’re proud to be able to provide storytellers with a rich selection of both music and sound effects. Sound effects are getting more and more attention from our community, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Seeing and hearing the impact that great sound design has on video never gets boring.

Following requests from our community of creators for a wider choice of sound effects to use in their content, we felt it was time to take a hard look at what we could do to improve the experience of finding that perfect effect. It’s been a long time in the making, and we’re so excited to share our new, bigger, better sound effects library with you!

What’s new?
We’ll be extending our sound effects library from 60,000 to 90,000! We’re also pledging to add 5,000 fresh sound effects every year. Everything to provide you with a sound effect for every moment in your videos. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve invested heavily in updating and improving the metadata for all sound effects to make it easier for you to find the right one.

How does it work?
Eeh, metadata what? Basically, we’re adding more tags, and more specific tags, connected to each sound effect, so that you can be more specific when you search for effects and still get results matching your search term. We want you to be able to use the word that comes to mind when you think of a certain sound effect straight away, without having to think about synonyms or phrasing.

We're going from 29 to 280+ sound effect categories. They're grouped thematically to improve navigation via the sound effect overview page. Hopefully you’re only a couple clicks away from soundtracking your video like a true professional!