Copyright Notice:

All of the audio demo presentations on this Web site are protected by worldwide copyright, and are provided for demonstration purposes only. No authorization is given or implied for anyone to copy or use these audio demo presentations, or any sounds contained therein, for any purpose except to audition the sound libraries.

How do I make a purchase on your site?

Once you’ve found the sound effects collection that you like, click on the Add to Cart button and then you can View Cart and proceed to checkout. If you don’t have or don’t want to use a PayPal account you can just input your credit card and click the “Place Order” button.

PLEASE NOTE: When clicking on the “Place Order” button please be patient. If it seems stalled or hung up in your browser just wait for the spinning circle to stop and it will eventually complete the purchase Credit Card Authorization process.

After your purchase is complete you can access your “My Account” link at the top of the page to view your order and download your products or check your email for the download links and invoice. Merchant credit card processing by Paypal is fully secure. Look for the padlock icon in your browser window. This indicates your information is private.

Once your credit card has been cleared our delivery system will generate a unique download links and send them to your email account used in the transaction. This links will expire after 30 days and 5 download attempts.

Click the link to download the sound effects library ZIP file, then extract the sounds to your hard drive.

Why does use PayPal Pro? How do I get a PayPal account?

PayPal is one of the most secure online payment systems and it is probably the most widely recognized online payment system in the world. uses the PayPal Website Payments Pro authorization service in order to ensure the security of your personal information. As a result, we have no access to your credit card number or to other sensitive information.

PayPal offers you the ability to have your purchases charged to your PayPal account, or to your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). This also lets you make payments in your own currency (as converted by your credit card). Plus, you can feel confident knowing that the PayPal system incorporates additional security services.

To become a PayPal user, register at their Web site (, and use their service to store your personal and credit card information. This is a very safe and easy way to protect your personal identity, and it is a completely free service to you.

Do you see or keep my credit card info?

No. Your credit card information is securely passed through by PayPal, so we never see or have access to it.

Will I get a printed invoice and license when I purchase?

No, but you will see an acknowledgement page in your account with all the details of your transaction that you can print for your records including the invoice. You can also check your email for a PDF invoice and download information.

All purchases made through are covered by our End User License Agreement (PDF format). You can also review our License Agreement online at our End User License Agreement page.

If the sound effects I have purchased are not suitable, can I return them for a refund?

No. Because the Web site offers its users the opportunity to audition a sound effects collection before a purchase is made, all transactions conducted at are considered final sales. Please make your license purchasing decisions carefully, because once you have obtained download access to any of our digital sound effects, we are unable to cancel your license or issue a refund for your purchase.

Do you accept Purchase Orders (PO’s)?

We accept purchase orders from qualified entities and supply all necessary documentation to facilitate purchasing department requirements. Please contact us if you would like to place a purchase order and indicate the items you wish to purchase. We facilitate your purchase order accordingly.

Do you offer a discount on large purchases?

Yes, please contact The Recordist for details.


Is there a license agreement for products?

Yes. Please download the The Recordist End User License Agreement as a PDF file for all the details about how you can use our products. When you make a purchase at our Web site, your receipt of our transaction record and/or download of our audio files is confirmation that you have understood and agreed to all of the End User License Agreement terms. For more information, please see the The Recordist End User License Agreement page.

What is multi-user sound effects licensing?

Purchasing a multi-user (site) license will allow you to use the sound effects on more than one workstation and by more than one person. A multi-user license is also know as a “network” license. When you purchase one of our sound effects collections you are actually purchasing a license for a single user, this is the standard license. You are purchasing the legal right to use The Recordist sound effects collections. For more information click here

How do I buy a Multi-user license?

Purchasing a multi-user (site) license will allow you to use the sound effects on more than one workstation and by more than one person. This site sells single-user licenses, if you own or are working at a production company and are interested in a multi-user site license Contact The Recordist and we can set up a custom licensing package for you and your company.

The Recordist SFX Multi-User Licensing Overview:

The Recordist sound effects libraries require organizations with multiple users to be properly licensed and pay additional installation and usage fees. The Recordist does maintain a licensing fee structure to account for various multi-user configurations. This fee is a one time purchase. The are no yearly fees. If you require more seats in the future you simply purchase more copies of the product(s) at the desired discount rate.The Recordist SFX specifically allows for one copy of our sound effects libraries to be made onto Server, Hard Drive or other storage medium that can be accessed by no more than one (1) workstations at a time. Sounds that are copied to Server, Hard Drive or other storage medium are to be used specifically for the purposes of synchronizing the audio with audio and/or visual productions or applications.


  • The Main Site must own copies of all the The Recordist downloadable sound effects products that are to be copied to hard disk.
  • The Main Site is entitled to up to 1 onsite workstation with no multi-user license fee required.
  • No Remote Sites may have access to The Recordist products or sound effects unless a multi-user license is purchased.


  • Main Site: The primary location or physical address of the Licensee, at which the hard disk or other storage medium is housed.
  • Remote Site: A different postal address than the Main Site.

End User License Agreement

What kinds of applications can I use your sound effects in?

All The Recordist sound effects files can be synchronized for use in many types of audio and audio visual productions. Examples include radio and television broadcasts, commercials and jingles, motion picture productions and soundtracks, corporate & training presentations, Web sites, computer games, software applications and multimedia.

What are Synchronization and Synchronization Rights?

Synchronization is the term that describes the way in which sound tracks are used in productions. A sound can be synchronized within a visual presentation, or with other audio material such as music and a voiceover – as in the case of a radio commercial. A sound element track can be synchronized for use in many media: television, radio, film, multimedia and audio-visual presentations, Web sites, computer games and music.

Synchronization Rights are licensed to you in accordance with the End User License Agreement when you purchase sound effects from our Web site. The full details of our End User License Agreement can be reviewed online on our End User License Agreement page or downloaded in PDF format.

What is your privacy policy?

It’s pretty straight forward. We respect your privacy. We will never sell or rent your email address to third parties. We will, on occasion send out an email to our customers with information (if you opted in at the time of purchase) on new and upcoming sound effects products. If you DO NOT wish to receive these emails please click “unsubscribe from this list” at the bottom of the email. We do not mean to spam you so a clean unsubscribe would be preferred.

Formats and Metadata

What audio file formats do you offer?

The Recordist products come as broadcast-quality .wav files. Our sound effects collections come in either 24-bit / 48 kHz, 24-bit / 96 kHz or 24-bit / 192 kHz formats. Included in the audio files is extensive Metadata for Soundminer and other asset management software. The BWAV field is included so the Metadata can be read by other sound library database software applications such as the ProTools workspace, Soundminer, Basehead, AudioFinder and others.

What is Metadata? What is Soundminer?

The metadata is included with every sound effect collection downloaded from Soundminer is an cross-platform database application that allows you to see metadata embedded in each audio file. You can also see this metadata in Pro Tools and other applications that can read the BWAV header information.

Is metadata available in excel format or as PDF files for your libraries?

Yes, each product contains a track listing with all metadata that can be downloaded from it’s product page. All files contain embedded Soundminer/BWAV Metadata as well. If you require a specific format not currently available through our website, please contact The Recordist with your request.


Downloads use data compression via the widely used and accepted .ZIP format. Mac OSX users can extract the files via the finder with no other software needed. Windows users may use the program of their choosing. Each .ZIP file is a self contained archive and may be extracted even though you have not downloaded every .ZIP included in your purchase.

Using A Download Manager

The Recordist recommends against the use of download managers, to download your purchased files from The Recordist Store.

Download managers send multiple requests and create multiple connections to the server – each one counting as a download.

The server will receive an abnormally large amount of requests to download the file(s) and may result in the item exceeding the download limit.

Problems Downloading A File

If you are having problems downloading the item file(s), please check the following:
– Clear your web browser cache. (Select your browser from the links for a guide). Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
– Check that no 3rd party application, software or browser extension is preventing a successful download. (ie. Internet Security, Antivirus or Firewall).
– If you’re using a wireless connection, plug your computer directly into the router/broadband modem.
– Try downloading the file using an alternate browser and / or computer.
– Check your router to see if you have any content filtering enabled.
– Check with your ISP to make sure that you haven’t exceeded any download limits.
– The Recordist recommends against the use of download managers when downloading your purchased item(s).

If you are still having problems downloading your purchase, please contact The Recordist with the following information:

– Name of the item (include the link from your browser).
– The The Recordist Store username your purchase was made from.
– A brief description of the problem e.g. download stops half way through, error message etc.


Because the Web site offers its users the opportunity to audition a Sound Effect before a purchase is made, all transactions conducted at are considered final sales. Please make your license purchasing decisions carefully, because once you have obtained download access to any of our digital sound effects, we are unable to cancel your license or issue a refund for your purchase.


Before purchasing, please take the time to look at our license agreement. The sounds are royalty free and licensed to you, which means there are some restrictions, so please read it carefully. Sales through this site are single-user licenses, if you are working at a production facility and are interested in a multi-user site license, please contact The Recordist.


This work is made and sold under license. By accepting this work, you agree to the following terms and conditions. Your use of this work is limited and restricted solely for the purpose of synchronizing recordings there from in timed relation with films, training or marketing presentations, radio and television presentations or commercials, and any other multimedia, audiovisual or computer generated displays, programs or presentations. Neither you nor anyone else may make any copies of any of the recordings on this work, except as may be designated to a single stand alone workstation for the purpose of specific audio and/or visual synchronization at your own facility. Transfer, copying or duplication of the work in whole or in part for any other purpose is expressly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by The Recordist. Transfer of one or more sounds to any format allowing network or remote access by two or more end users requires a multi-user License. Contact The Recordist for details. In the event of a breach of these terms, action may be taken against you directly by the owner of the copyright.