FAQs

This FAQ site will help you to find the answers to some of the most common questions about the art sky pro sound effects. Please have a look at them. If you do not find an answer to your question, please write us an email to: sales@artskypro.com

ART SKY PRO SOUND PACKAGES

Besides creating new art sky pro sounds, our team is constantly working on sound design jobs for state-of-the-art games, trailers, TV shows and movies. This makes us our own best clients and we get a really great feeling for the type of sounds and high-end quality our customers love and need.
We only produce sounds that we would use for our daily sound design work and that satisfy our very demanding clients from the professional game and movie industry. We assure you that each art sky pro sound was recorded and created by a professional sound designer and we’re sure that you’ll hear the difference.

In addition to the high-quality standards, art sky pro invented the concept of the “Construction Kit” and “Designed” editions. Read more about this in the next question.

CONSTRUCTION KIT – THE SOURCE SOUNDS
A CONSTRUCTION KIT generally contains thousands of sounds as raw as possible and only as processed as needed for a specific topic, perfectly organized to make it easy for you to use them. Carefully selected, those sounds give you all the freedom and possibilities you need to design your own sounds within the given topic from scratch. For some topics it is difficult to provide recordings only, so you will find some pre-processed or synthesizer based sounds in those collections as well, but still only basic material, since we don’t want to offer it compressed to the maximum or similarly mutated. After all, the CONSTRUCTION KIT serves as such for ourselves, namely in the following process of creating the respective DESIGNED collection.

DESIGNED – THE PRE-DESIGNED & READY-TO-USE SOUNDS
The DESIGNED collections feature fully designed sounds which originate from the CONSTRUCTION KIT stock. The sounds are of a specific topic and ready to use: mixed, processed, compressed, mastered etc. They can be easily put into all kind of projects, for example trailers, commercials, movies, TV shows and so forth or used as in-game sounds. This collection provides a quick and easy workflow and you can still use those sounds as a basic and layer, stretch or otherwise adjust them to suit your specific needs.

BUNDLE – THE MONEY SAVER
The BUNDLE is the best option as it contains both, the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT at a reduced price.

You can find an even more detailed explanation here.

THE TECH SPECS OF YOUR SOUND FX PACKAGES OFTEN DISPLAY MORE SOUNDS THAN SOUND FILES. HOW’S THAT?

 

IMPROVED WORKFLOW
Some manufacturers deliver their sounds and variations as one sound per file. At Art Sky Pro we differentiate between sound FX and sound file. Each sound file can contain multiple variations of a sound (up to 6 variations depending on the product).
That way, we assure to provide you with different styles of a single sound in one file instead of multiple files, keeping your database nice and clear and speeding up your workflow as you have multiple variations available by dragging only one file to your audio host software.

LESS REPETITIVE SOUND DESIGN
Having multiple variations of a single sound effect also guarantees you a less repetitive overall soundscape when using the effect multiple times in a row or over and over again in several projects.

Yes, you can choose between DOWNLOAD or BOXED version. In both cases you will get direct download links right after completing the order. Some products with huge files sizes might only be available as boxed version but we can send you the download links on request.

Rich metadata is built right into each of Arts Sky Pro audio files of every library. It contains information about the character and the properties of each sound. This dramatically reduces the time spent for the search of a specific sound with audio file management software like Soundminer or others.

Visit the product page and scroll to the TECH SPECS table. In the row “Content Info” you’ll find a PDF with the content and a XLS file with more detailed metadata information for each library.

Yes. Each month we offer a new pack of free SFX. Here’s how you get them:

Subscribe to our newsletter and get a starter pack of free SFX and then a pack of free sounds each month conveniently delivered to your inbox. Click  to subscribe to our newsletter.

USE OF ART SKY PRO SOUND EFFECTS

Our licenses work pretty much like a software license or a font license works. You need an Enterprise License if you have more than one user accessing the sounds at the same time. If several people are using our collections, then you need licenses for all these people. If you have more people accessing less machines (e.g. 6 people who are working on sound design only on 2 work stations) it is enough to purchase licenses per machine. The question is: How many people can work simultaneously with our sounds?

If you want to equip more than one sound designer with some fine art sky pro SFX, please select ENTERPRISE LICENSE at checkout and enter the number of users for each package. If you want to upgrade your whole sound design squad with fresh art sky pro sounds, contact us for a discounted custom quote via sales@artskypro.com.

Please note that the QUIET PLANET nature sound packs are only available as a subscription when you choose enterprise license.

You can put the sounds on several computers without an extra license in the following cases:

  • You purchased a single user license and you’re the only person accessing the sounds. You can put the sounds on several of your workstations (e.g. laptop, desktop).
  • You have multiple audio workstations in your studio but only one sound designer. You can put the sound on all of your workstations. As soon as you have more people that will access the sounds simultaneously, you need to upgrade to an enterprise license.

In case you need to upgrade from a personal license to an enterprise license so that more than one user can access the sounds simultaneously, please contact: sales@artskypro.com

All our sound effects are WAV files and can directly be loaded into any sequencer software like LOGIC PRO, PRO TOOLS, CUBASE, ABLETON, REAPER, etc. You can drag and drop them into your sequencer software and layer and design the sounds as you wish.

Some of our products have a KONTAKT instrument that enables you to trigger the sounds with a MIDI input device (e.g. a MIDI Keyboard.) If you want to use this feature, then you (additionally to a sequencer software) need the KONTAKT 5 software which is available here.

Yes, our sounds come as WAV audio files and can directly be imported into the timeline of your video editing software (just like a music track).

The license is for commercial and non-commercial use in music, sound-effect, audio/video post-production, performance, broadcast or similar finished content-creation and production use. It allows you to combine the CONTENT you’ve purchased for commercial recordings without paying any additional license fees or providing source attribution to art sky pro.

You cannot create your own sound effect library or music cues with art sky pro .: KONTAKT instruments, VST plugins, audio apps, trailer templates, sound FX libraries, etc.), you need a developer license, which basically means that we get a small share in the product using our sounds. If you are interested in our developer license, please contact: sales@artskypro.com