Licensing Sound Effects

Multi-User Licenses for Clients with two or more Users

When more than one (1) person needs access to a sound archive, YOU need a multi-user license. The multi-user license allows a number of people to use the original sound material for audio-visual productions.

Multi-user licenses are aimed at clients with two or more users of a sound archive or access to an audio server that is part of a network..
If you would like to use your sound archive this way, you will need to acquire a multi-user license for your network and the number of people that need access to it.

The fees for a multi-user license are based on a number of criteria:

  • Sound Archives you already own and/or would like to purchase
  • Number and type of users and nature of access/use
  • Duration of license (annual, 3 years, 5 years)

Multi-user licenses consist of an overall annual or triannual fee that covers the following elements:

  • Use of your existing archive
  • Use of an individual add-on that is custom-designed for the requirements of your application

Generally speaking, clients who purchase multi-user licenses are production studios who employ at least two people, schools/universities/educational institutions as well as major media corporations with thousands of users.

Multi-user licenses from the source

Avosound - Your contractual partner

Avosound not only delivers sounds from all over the world to your productions, Avosound is also your contractual partner for most major sound FX labels around the globe. Thanks to our close collaboration with industry-leading labels, we can offer all-inclusive contracts for a number of products. In other words, YOU only have to deal with one contractual partner, namely Avosound. While you are enjoying your latest purchase, we are taking care of the licensing paper work. Please contact us for more information: info@avosound.com

Label Overview

  • Avosound
  • BBC Sound Archive
  • Blastwave FX
  • Digiffects (Sound Ideas)
  • Hollywood Edge
  • Sounddogs.com
  • Soundeluxe
  • SoundStorm Movie Sound Archive
  • Sound Rangers
  • Sound Ideas
  • The Foundation Sound Effects Library

How To Assemble a Custom-Tailered Sound Archive

Together with our industry partners we have access to a massive, curated and ever-growing archive of sound material. You can assemble your own individual sound archive from all these different products - according to your own budget and requirements. Choose from a number of pre-assembled packages or pick your own preferred products from the listed labels.Please contact us for a quote or for more information.

More licensing benefits

  • Massive range of sounds and audio materials from a number of comprehensive archives:
    • Avosound
    • BBC Sound Archive
    • Blastwave FX
    • Digiffects (Sound Ideas)
    • Hollywood Edge Archive
    • Sounddogs.com Archive
    • SoundStorm Movie Sound Archive
    • Sound Rangers
    • Sound Ideas
    • The Foundation Sound Effects Library
  • Flexible all-inclusive licenses from a single source - Avosound is the official licensing agent for all of the above mentioned archives. For you, this means no small print and no unnecessary negotiations with third parties. Avosound offers you simple, forward-thinking licensing without any reporting or monitoring. Applicable from a minimum of 2 to thousands of users.
  • Delivered on a hard drive. - Transfer your new archive quickly and conveniently to your audio server, straight from our hard drive.
  • Includes sound FX updates - We are continually developing your archive. Every three months you will receive a free update with new sounds. To avoid shipping costs, these updates will be delivered digitally.
  • The sound package service - Assemble your individual sound package based on a list of hand-picked sound files that are of interest to you. No more filler material in your archive! You only pay for the material you personally selected, based on your actual requirements.
  • Full compatibility with your administration software is guaranteed with the sounds in our catalogue. The files all come standard with metadata for administration software like Soundminer, along with metadata in BEXT, iXML or id3 format. We are happy to help you with solutions for other formats.
  • Custom-tailored and exclusive sounds
    Thanks to our global network, we can obtain the services of specialists like sound designers and location sound recordists. If you are looking for a highly specific sound from a particular country, we can contact industry professionals who can create special sounds and effects.
  • Software solutions - Avosound is an official distributor and support provider of Soundminer. Soundminer is the global industry standard for the administration of sound and music archives and offers cutting-edge, highly flexible tools for the administration of audio material. Soundminer offers innovative solutions for day-to-day administration workflows in sound and picture editing companies, independent of size (from small studios to large media servers). More about Soundminer
  • Training: How to use administration software and archives - We offer training on how to use administration software for sound archives (on request only). Get the most out of your archive!
  • Please contact us directly for questions and additional information