F. A. Q.

How do I get the Sound Libraries after purcharse?

You will receive an email immediately after your purchase, containing links to download your products.

How I am allowed to use the sound I purchased?

You can use them royalty free for all media projects like films, games, apps, live performances, commercial or not.

  • You cannot claim the ownership of the sound effects. GainWalkers retains all rights and ownership of the sound files.
  • You cannot redistribute or share the sound files with anyone else, even free of charge.

Please see our full license terms for all details.

What should I do if I need a multi-user license?

If you run a larger production facility and require a multi-user license, please contact us.
Let us know your company’s number of employees/workstations and the collections you are interested in. We will get back to you with a discounted offer.

In what format the audio files are delivered?

Our sound libraries are delivered in ZIP packages that can include audio files, PDF documents, XLS spreadsheets and images. The sound files themselves are high-quality 96 kHz, 24 bit WAV files.

Some products may include WAV files with a different sample rate or bit depth instead of 96 kHz, 24 bit. For example, there can be ambiences in 48 kHz, 24 bit WAV or 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV files  for straightforward game implementation. You can read detailed specifications for every SFX library from their product pages.

Do the audio files include metadata?

Absolutely. We use sound effects daily. We know how frustrating it can be working with sound files that lack metadata and proper filenames. Gigabytes of audio files are useless if you cannot quickly find the sound you need.

Every single audio file published by GainWalkers has embedded Soundminer & BWAV metadata including rich descriptions with searchable keywords. BWAV metadata is compatible with most DAWs such as Pro Tools Workspace and Reaper Databases.

In addition, many of our sound libraries include PDF spec sheets with useful extra information about the subject, microphone placement and other inspiring details. Metadata sheets in TXT and XLS are also included.

How do I pay?

We accept payments via Paypal and all major credit cards (Discover, Maestro, American Express, Visa, MasterCard).

What is VAT and do I have to pay it?

VAT is only relevant to our EU based customers. If you are a non-EU customer, please select your billing country on the checkout page, and the VAT will be removed from your total. If you are based in the EU, please be aware that all our prices are displayed without VAT, and VAT will be added upon checkout. If you have a valid VAT ID, enter it on the checkout page and you will not be charged any VAT. If you are in Germany, you always have to pay VAT. That said, keep in mind as a professional you’ll be able to claim it back from your local tax office.

How do I unzip the collection after downloading?

If you are on OS X we recommend the free Unarchiver or Keka. On Windows 7-zip is recommended.

Bear in mind that sound effects libraries with several gigabytes will be split in different files. Delivering the whole sound collection in one unique file would probably encounter problems when you attempted to open or unzip it.

To successfully unzip the archive, you will need all the files, and you should only unzip the first volume (the file ending in .zip.001). Your zip program will automatically recombine the volumes and unzip everything at once.