How to download sound effects for YouTube videos

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Sound effects are a great way to easily make your videos more professional and engage your audience in a more emotional sense. If you are doing a movie, documentary, or music video, SFX (that’s short for sound effects) will be your best friend as they will help you to set the mood in many scenes.

Beyond this, they are becoming extremely popular among YouTubers, who are going for this resource as a way to make their videos more entertaining. Whether it is a banging noise, a news broadcast announcement or any kind of sound effect you may think of, SFX are the new go-to audio resource these days.

How do youtubers add sound effects

The answer is pretty straightforward: is all done in post-production. This is the best way to make them sound and feel professional, and it will be the easier way for you as well. 

Some think that because YouTube Audio Library also provides its own SFX, you can add them once the video is uploaded – like cards or subtitles. But it is not the case. Just like it happens with music, sound effects must be added during the editing process. 

Doing it is pretty similar to just adding background music to your videos. Probably any editing software out there will allow you to do so. If you are not a video editor, be sure to check our article on how to edit a video before continuing reading. 

You will first need to download sound effects. There are many offers out there, but make sure to get high-quality sound effects, as it will help your editing look more professional. 

Once you have your SFX, go to the software and import all the media you need: video, music, sound effects, graphics…all the things you need. Add the video to your timeline, and once you find the exact moment where you want to include an effect, place it there. 

At HookSounds, sound effects files are short, so you won’t be needing to do any extra editing work in that sense!

Where to download youtube sound effects

If you are looking for sound effects for youtube videos, we can help you out. Our sound effects are included in all of our subscriptions, so not only you can get some cool SFX but also use our royalty free music!

To download our sound effects, head over to our SFX library. Browse around using the categories filters to help you out on the search. You will find everything from nature elements, to broadcasting and ambiance sounds. You can always get a preview by listening to them!

Choose the one you like and click on the download button. You will get a zip with the audio files in it, which you can just import to the editing software you are using. And voilà! You are all set.