Sound Particles Explorer SFX Cloud 1-Year Subscription

Audio File Management App with 12 months of Sound Effects

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    No physical product will be shipped to you!

    In most cases, the product you purchase from us is a serial number/license code/activation code to register the product with the manufacturer and download directly from them. This ensures you receive the latest version of products, and the best support when necessary.

    After purchase, your license code and relevant links will appear on your order status page, or they will be sent to you by email.

    For detailed instructions on the registration/download process, you can visit our dedicated page by clicking here: Install Instructions.

Education Proof

Products with education pricing are for students & teachers only. To prove your education status we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.

Types of proof


Student ID Card, Letter of enrollment, or similar


Teacher ID Card, Lecturer ID Card, Payslip, Letter from the school/college

Education proof is submitted to the manufacturer and is accepted at their discretion.

The Basics

iLok is a copy protection method used by many of our brands.

It has 3 types of activations, iLok USB, iLok Machine, and iLok Cloud.

Different brands/products will offer different iLok methods. iLok USB is always an option, but the availability of iLok Cloud and iLok Machine methods is at the discretion of the software developer.

iLok Account

For all iLok protected products, you will need an iLok account. You can create one for free here:!registration

iLok License Manager

To manage your iLok licenses, there is a dedicated app called iLok License Manager. This app is used to register, activate, and move your licenses between locations.

You can download the latest installers from the iLok website:!home

iLok USB Key

iLok USB

This activation is stored on an iLok 2 or 3 USB key.

It is the best option for portability, if you frequently move between multiple machines, and offline use.

iLok Machine ID

Machine ID

This activation is stored locally on your computer.

While this is a convenient way to work offline, and does not require the additional cost of an iLok USB, there is the risk of a license being lost in the case of a drive failure.

This option also requires extra care when you upgrade to a new computer, the license(s) must be deactivated on your old machine first to ensure you do not lose them.

iLok Cloud

iLok Cloud

This activation is based online, and requires a "cloud session" using the iLok License Manager.

It requires an active internet connection for the entire time you use the plugin(s).

The Most Powerful Way to Find and Manage Your Sounds

Explorer is an application that allows you to manage your files with enormous control, for free.

Designed from the beginning to work with and support surround and immersive formats, you get incredible control over them.

Explorer SFX Cloud optional subscription allows you to access over 100,000 professional sound effects.

What is Explorer?

Access all your files easily - from mono to immersive - and organize all your sounds with a fast, modern, and immersive approach.

Listen to your files as they were intended, in any format.

From sound designers to assistant editors, this is the tool that has everything you want to hear in one place.

Spend less time searching for sounds and more time creating.

SFX Cloud Subscription

Get access to over 100,000 professional sound effects (in mono, stereo, multichannel, and Ambisonics) created by Sound Particles' talented and professional partners.

If you subscribe to SFX Cloud, you will have access to both your local libraries and our online ones, which you can organize using all the options Explorer offers.

There are no tiers to this subscription: one subscription gives you access to the full library!

Can't find a specific sound in your local library that would work wonders in your project? There's a very high chance Explorer SFX Cloud will have it.

Improve your workflow, find the sound you need in seconds

Immersive Audio

Explorer supports mono, stereo, surround, and immersive formats (Dolby, HOA, Ambisonics, and more)


Playback your files while checking waveforms, channels, sample rate, descriptions, categories, formats, brightness, peak, energy, rating, and much more.

Binaural Playback

Listen to files in the right format, and if you only have headphones, you can hear it in binaural.

Drag Any File

Import or drag files and folders directly to Explorer and categorize them according to the Universal Category System.

I/O Manager

Introducing I/O Manager: Binaural monitoring (including SOFA), advanced routing (with gain), Ambisonics decoding, and much more.

Bass Management

Bass management to empower your listening experience to the fullest.

Playlist Creation

Several organization options: category (UCS), playlists, folders, sample rate, and more.

Flags, Stars, and Number of Listens

Flag your favorite files to have them ready at all times, rate the audio files from 1 to 5 stars, and see the sounds that you've used (exported) the most in the past.


See a preview of the audio waveform while you are navigating through the table, see an overview of the properties of your audio file, see the metadata embedded in the file, and add personalized notes to each audio.

Search Tags

Create search tags by category, playlists, folder paths, flagged audios, or even audio file properties such as Sample Rate, File Format, Audio Format.

Search Tools

Search for the keywords you are looking for or exclude certain words, set matching conditions, and have multiple searches at the same time to improve your workflow.

Brightness Levels

Look for the brightness of the file to help you find the sound that best fits what you're searching for.

Time Display

You can have multiple displays in Explorer with different time units depending on the project you are working on, as well as tempo and selection display.


Quickly add effects to the selected sound before exporting, such as Pitch shifter, Clip Gain (amplify), Polarity inversion, Reverse, Whoosh effect and Normalization.

Convert Files

If you simply want to convert a file between formats the mini editor has a Convert button directly for your desired format to speed up your work.

Export Directly

Quickly export the edited or original file to your project by just choosing the destination location.

Export Options

Export the edited or original file with more options for the exported file (Sample Rate, Bit Depth, File Format, Channels, Metadata, Include Fades, Interleaved).

Spot to DAW

Spot the selected audio directly to your favorite DAW (Live and Audition only available for Mac users).

Spot to Video

All Mac users can spot directly to Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and above
  • Windows 10 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • 4GB RAM or more (8GB or more recommended)
  • 300MB free storage space

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, and VST3

User Manual

Crossgrade Proof

This crossgrade is for owners of a competing DAW. To prove your DAW ownership, we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.

Types of proof

A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade

A screenshot of your product registration

A photo of your package (either CD/DVD or printed manual), with the unique serial number included in the photo.