Soundly Available Now for Free

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Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:52 -- Nick Dager

The cloud-based sound effects technology Soundly is available now for free.The startup audio technology company Soundly, today released its product with the same name, Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. The company says that Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. Available immediately from for Mac or PC, Soundly is free to download and includes access to 300 sounds.

“After an intensive public testing for a full year (and five years in development), Soundly is finally out of beta and ready to meet the world,” said Peder Jørgensen, lead developer and co-founder at Soundly. “Our beta testers tell us we have created the world's easiest way to get and use sound effects – a true game-changer for everyone involved in content creation.”

A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection. Traditional sound effect libraries can be expensive, hard to use, and not very portable. Content creators know that good sound can make or break a video or film, and Soundly was created to give affordable access to thousands of sounds along with access to a community of specialist sound designers.

“Professional sound designers typically have access to libraries of sound that they work with on a daily basis. Soundly lets them index their local libraries while also giving them access to thousands of fresh and constantly evolving sound effects available in the cloud,” said Christian Schaanning, co-founder of Soundly. “For video editors, there’s never been a more affordable way to find the right sound and get it into your project quickly no matter where you are.”

“Soundly is the fastest SFX tool I have ever used,” said Thomas Trelnes, video editor at Uhort in Oslo. “I counted my steps to get SFX from my previous tool into Premiere Pro; it was 11 steps! With Soundly, I’ve taken that down to down to 3 steps which can literally save me hours on a project.”

The Premium SaaS version includes 6000+ premium sound effects, full sound catalog indexing, access to the Soundly store for specialized in-app purchases, and access to 100,000+ more sounds from to use within Soundly all for only $14.99 per month.