Attention all content creators, are you looking for new sound effects to use as alerts and triggers in your live streams? If so, you should consider checking out AudioMicro! It has tons of royalty-free songs and sound effects to browse through. In this article, we will let you know everything you need to know about AudioMicro, and if you can use it in order to get your stream sounding even better.
What is AudioMicro?
AudioMicro is a collection of royalty-free music and sound effects featuring contributors of GRAMMY-winning composers and Oscar-winning sound effects artists. The website has almost 300,000 royalty-free songs, and a selection of over 450,000 sound effects, including some used in popular projects such as Star Trek, Apocalypse Now, Kill Bill, and more.
AudioMicro is a monthly subscription service that allows you a predetermined number of downloads a month, and this number is dependent on the package you’ve purchased. If monthly plans aren’t your thing, there are also options to purchase individual songs and sound effects at a slightly higher rate.
How to Use AudioMicro
Go to AudioMicro‘s website.
Click “Join Now” and you can create an account for free. If you don’t feel like making an account, you can also use Google, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter to sign in.
In order to use AudioMicro to its full potential, you’re going to have to purchase a license. There are 2 separate licenses if you want to download music or sound effects. If you’re looking for music, go to the music subscription page. For sound effects, you should head to the sound effect subscription page.
Bonus: You can also add singular audio files to your cart and check out when you’re ready.
After you’ve paid for your sounds, go to “My Account” in the top right of your screen, and then head over to “Tracks Licensed” inside of the left sidebar and you can download the track now or anytime again in the future.
Use the search bar at the top of the screen to begin searching for sounds. Let’s try searching for “Applause” as an example.
For each audio file, you’ll find a play/pause button, the file type, the length, an option to download a watermarked audio preview, the price, and an option to add it to your cart.
If you’re looking for free sound effects, there is a tab near the top of the screen that reads “Free Sound Effects”. Click on this for.. you guessed it, free sound effects.
Sounds listed here will look nearly identical to the paid sounds, except the “Add to Cart” button is replaced with a download button.
Should You Use AudioMicro on Twitch?
The monthly membership prices can be very off-putting, and deservingly so. The 450,000+ sound effects that are available sound great, but without having an unlimited download option, it’s hard to recommend this to any content creator.
Luckily for you and your wallet, AudioMicro also has a free sound effects library to look through, consisting of over 2000+ sounds. While that is not as many as some other sound libraries have to offer, the overall quality of the sounds still seems pretty high, making it at least deserves a look.
AudioMicro definitely has a great selection of sounds for your stream, but the monthly fees are admittedly very high. The target market for this service is stated as “video bloggers, small advertising agencies, video production companies, web design firms, government PR agencies, publicly traded international manufacturing companies, and more”. Definitely have a look at the free sounds available, but if you consider yourself a Twitch streamer with a limited budget, you could probably make better use of your funds elsewhere.
Be sure to check out another one of our articles for a full breakdown of how to fund sound alerts for your Twitch channel: Twitch Alert Sounds: Best Free & Premium Sound Clips.