Anticipation SFX

A versatile sound effects library for bright, inspiring projects

Introducing Anticipation SFX, a new library of sound effects from Lens Distortions. Our first sound effects library, Archetype, was released earlier this year and focused on the darker, weightier side of cinematic sounds.

Anticipation SFX focuses on the hopeful, anticipatory side of things. The two libraries together provide the essential sounds for any cinematic filmmaker.

Anticipation SFX

Bright, optimistic sound effects for inspiring projects

Anticipation SFX

Anticipation SFX

Anticipation SFX

Bright, optimistic sound effects for inspiring projects
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Get access starting at just $29/month

Anticipation SFX is a complete sound effects library with everything you need for your inspiring projects.
It includes:

  • 80 Original Sound Effects
  • 6 Distinct Categories: Risers, Hits, Whooshes, Moments, Atmospheres
  • High-fidelity WAV + MP3 files
    • Our membership gives a single-user access to all products and songs that are currently available on our website, including all SFX libraries.

Our sound effects are compatible with any software that supports WAV or MP3 files including:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Lumafusion
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Filmora Video Editor
  • Pro Tools

Check out our in-depth SFX Techniques tutorial and blog post.

You’ll see how we’ve used the Anticipation, Statement, and Archetype SFX libraries across many of our most popular videos and learn 6 big ideas for cinematic sound design.

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Overview

Create Hopeful Expectation

The bright and bold sounds in this library help fine-tune the emotion in your film.

They strike a balance between optimism and tension. But it’s the kind of tension you feel before the big game, before the plane wheels leave the runway, or right before the bride is revealed.

Highly Versatile

Rather than bombard you with quantity, we believe that it’s better to provide an organized set of essential effects that work great on their own and play well with each other.

Combining multiple effects will give you limitless options to craft a dynamic soundscape tailored directly to your film.

5 Distinct Categories

With 80 original effects across 5 useful categories, you’ll be able to quickly find the perfect sounds.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

Access for a single-user* to all products and songs that are currently availabe on our website.

Our mobile app is not included. The subscription on our website and the subscription in our mobile app are entirely separate.

Browse the VFXSFXColor, and Photo pages to familiarize yourself with our product lineup. You can preview our entire song catalog on the Music page.

*Our Elite Membership offer the best value for teams with 5 or more people.

Generally, all professional video editing softwares are compatible: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, After Effects, LumaFusion, etc

Each of our product lines (VFX, SFX, Color, etc) has slightly varied compatibility, so click a link below to learn more about the specific editing software each product line is compatible with:

VFX compatibility
Color compatibility
SFX compatibility
Photoshop compatibility

Our VFX products are delivered as ProRes files, some also offer an H264 option.

SFX products and Music are provided as WAV and MP3.

Finishing LUTs are standard .cube LUT files.

Photo products are Photoshop actions + image files.

The membership covers social media, client work, all forms of advertising, and YouTube monetization.

TV programming, VOD (Netflix, etc), and theatrical releases require an Elite Membership.

Assets must be incorporated into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

Example of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product
  • Upload music to Spotify, Apple Music, etc
  • Upload songs by themselves to Youtube, Facebook, etc
  • Use our music or sound effects as part of your own music or record vocals on our tracks
  • Claim ownership of any of our assets with Youtube’s Content ID

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Upload to YouTube and monetize with confidence!

We provide you with two easy methods to automatically clear copyright claims within minutes.

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. 

2) Generate License Codes for a specific project. Just include the codes in your video’s description when uploading to YouTube and any claims will automatically clear within minutes. This is a great solution for client projects or if you manage multiple YouTube channels.

Videos published while your membership is active are covered forever.

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For small teams, simply activate a single-user membership for each person on your team.

For larger teams, consider purchasing an Elite plan, which covers multiple users and extended placements.

If you cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and will not renew. Subscription fees are not refundable.

Any projects you publish while the subscription is active are covered forever but you will no longer have a license to use any assets moving forward and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.

Hanging on every sound

The phrase “so quiet you could hear a pin drop” instantly conjures up a feeling of intense anticipation. But the reality is, those moments are never filled with pure silence. Instead, a person is hypersensitive to every sound in their environment, with even the most delicate of noises adding to the suspense.

The bright and bold sounds in this library help fine-tune the emotion in your film. They strike a balance between optimism and tension. But it’s the kind of tension you feel before the big game, before the plane wheels leave the runway, or right before the bride is revealed.

A Curated Library

Rather than bombard you with quantity, we believe that it’s better to provide an organized set of essential effects that work great on their own and play well with each other.

Combining multiple effects will give you limitless options to craft a dynamic soundscape tailored directly to your film.

5 Distinct Categories

With 80 original effects across 5 categories, you’ll be able to quickly find the perfect sounds. 

Professional Grade

Inspiring sound design is now attainable for filmmakers at every level of the game. The sounds are professionally mastered and compatible with all major editing platforms, including Adobe Premiere, Final Cut X, DaVinci Resolve, and more.

Music & SFX

Access to all
Music and Sound Effects

$20.75
/Month
$249 Billed Yearly
Best Value
All-Access

Unlock the entire platform of legendary audio and visual assets

Full access to all
Music, SFX, VFX, and Color

$33.25
/Month
$399 Billed Yearly – 2 Months Free
VFX & COLOR

Access to all
Visual Effects and Finishing LUTs

$20.75
/MOnth
$249 Billed Yearly
Music & SFX

Access to all
Music and Sound Effects

$29
/month
Billed Monthly
Most Flexible
All-Access

Unlock the entire platform of legendary audio and visual assets

Full access to all
Music, SFX, VFX, and Color

$39
/Month
Billed Monthly
VFX & COLOR

Access to all
Visual Effects and Finishing LUTs

$29
/MOnth
Billed Monthly

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

You can use our assets in virtually any video project or podcast!

All memberships cover:

  • Personal, professional, and client work
  • All social media networks
  • All forms of advertising
  • YouTube monetization
  • Podcasts

Assets must be incorporated or “synchronized” into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

TV programming, VOD (Netflix, etc), and theatrical releases require an Elite Membership.

Examples of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Edit with assets after your membership lapses
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product or app
  • Upload music to Spotify, Apple Music, etc
  • Upload songs by themselves to Youtube, Facebook, etc
  • Use our music or sound effects as part of your own music or record vocals on our tracks
  • Claim ownership of any of our assets with Youtube’s Content ID

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Yes, you can switch plans or cancel at any time. Keep in mind you must have an active membership to use our assets in new edits.

If you ever feel like your current plan isn’t the best fit anymore, it’s easy to switch your plan to something more flexible and enjoy uninterrupted access to the assets you need. Learn more about switching.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and will not renew. Membership fees are not refundable.

Your membership will automatically renew unless canceled. 

No, you must have an active membership to use any assets you’ve downloaded and to publish projects.

Any projects you publish while your membership is active are covered forever and will not retroactively receive copyright claims.

If your membership lapses, you will no longer have a license to use any assets in new edits and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.

Yes! Upload to YouTube and monetize with confidence!

We provide you with two easy methods to pre-clear your or your clients’ videos for YouTube:

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically pre-clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. You can register one YouTube channel per account.

2) Generate License Codes for a specific project. Just include the codes in your video’s description when uploading to YouTube. This is a great solution for client projects or if you manage multiple YouTube channels.

Rest assured, videos cleared while your membership is active remain cleared forever.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc are already cleared and do not require you to register your account or use License Codes.

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You can browse the platform and stream previews of every individual asset without an account!

To test out music tracks in a project, you can create a free account and download a watermarked preview of any track.

These “temp tracks” are great for seeing if a track is a good fit for your project or client. Simply activate a membership when you’re ready to officially use a track.

We don’t offer downloadable samples of any of our SFX, VFX, or LUTs for free accounts.

Generally, all professional video editing software is compatible: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, After Effects, LumaFusion, etc

Learn More >

Yes! You can switch between any of our membership plans at any time. Changes will take effect immediately.

Visit the Switch Plan page to choose a new plan.

The first time you switch your Membership plan, our system will automatically calculate the unused time left on your initial plan and adjust the amount due on your new plan. This is a one-time proration and will not carry over should you choose to switch the plan associated with your membership again in the future.

If the value of your unused time on your initial plan is greater than the cost of your new plan, your “Next Renewal Date” will also be extended. No refunds are given.

Please note the “Total Due Today” and “First Renewal” on the checkout screen to understand what and when you will pay.

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For teams of 5 or more, consider purchasing an Elite plan, which covers multiple users and extended placements.

For small teams, simply activate a single-user membership for each person on your team.