Pro Sound Effects Essentials


Enhance your audio and video projects with essential sound effects

The right sounds bring stories to life, engage audiences, and help turn your projects into unforgettable experiences. Essentials was designed to be your go-to library for enhancing the sound behind any video, music or audio project. Pro Sound Effects Essentials includes over 5,000 hand-picked sound effects from our entire library and represents our best, most useful, reusable, and versatile selection. From ambiences to transitions, explosions to whooshes and well beyond, Essentials provides a trusty sound palette you can consistently rely on to enhance story, feeling and impact. Developed exclusively for Avid, Essentials is the must-have sound effects library that delivers a lifetime of value for any Media Composer or Pro Tools user.


  • 5,078 sound effects in 181 categories

  • 63 GB of 24-bit/48 kHz .wav files, 6.31 GB 24/48 k-192 kbps MP3 files

  • Optimized metadata for quick search

  • Search in Workspace & Browse in Bins

  • 100% Royalty-Free use on any project

  • Delivered via download

System requirements

Disk Space 70 GB
Max Sample Rate48 kHz


Sound Effects Library

Audio samples

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Pro Sound Effects is my sonic safety net. They have everything you need, well organized for search and ready to cut.

BEAU BORDERS, RE-RECORDING MIXER & SOUND EDITOR (Lone Survivor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

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PSE keeps an up-to-date pulse on what’s happening in the world of sound design and editing to help best serve your clients.


Sound Designers

Upgrade your creative tools and deliver your best sound. Know you have professional sound effects you can use on any project, always right at your fingertips.

Video Editors

Give your story maximum impact. Impress your clients and enhance the visual with transitions, explosions, whooshes, applause and more! Quickly find sound effects useful in any scene.

Music Producers

Enhance your creative possibilities! Throw a whip on a snare, mix a helicopter into hi-hats! Create with over 5,000 royalty-free sounds at your fingertips.

This product is tested by the Seller for support of current versions of the indicated Avid products and operating systems. For compatibility questions related to older systems, please contact the Seller.

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