Looking for a top sound effect service in Chicago?

As you decide whether to invest in a sound effects company, subscribe to a sound effects library, or use the free sound effects available online, consider your project and its goals. A sound effects company is best for larger-scale projects where you want the final product to stand out. Sound effects studios create custom sound effects, tailored to your video or movie. Sound effects libraries offer a variety of pre-made sound effects and are best for projects on a budget. Similarly, you can find free sound effects online, but other projects may use them, making them less original.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top sound effect companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Sound Effect Services

  • 1
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Demo Duck is an animated explainer video company based in Chicago. Founded in 2011, Demo Duck's team of 16 employees offer video production services for clients from the advertising, education, and media industries. 

    Clients
    GEICO
    Canon
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
    Netflix
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Demo Duck partnered with a clinical pathology organization, producing various educational and promotional videos. Stakeholders consistently give positive feedback on Demo Duck's videos. The client was impressed by Demo Duck's ability to produce quality and unique work despite multitasking or difficult circumstances. 

    "Everybody really loves their videos, especially the editing, the production, and how they convey emotion. I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback." - Senior Manager, Clinical Pathology Organization 

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Umault is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, this company has six employees. Umault exclusively specializes in video production services for small, mid-sized, and larger businesses.

    Clients
    Dell Technologies
    MassMutual
    Fresenius Kabi
    James Hardie
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Umault produced an 8-part video series for a management consulting firm. The project involve pre and post-production processes, including the creation of teaser trailers. The final videos were viewed hundreds of thousands of times, triggering a great increase in site views and inquiries for the client as well.

    "They created a masterpiece that I’m personally proud of. More importantly, it’s had a dramatic impact on our audiences, substantially more views than the platform we launched it on usually sees." - Research Director, Management Consulting Firm

  • 3
    $10,000+
    Freelancer
    Chicago IL

    Attack Studios is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the team of 2 specializes in video production, broadcast video and advertising.

    Clients
    AAA
    FEMA
    Leo Burnett
    Allstate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Attack Studios worked on video production for a law firm. They developed a video game trailer, a trailer based on a convention and an animated video for a pre-recorded voiceover. The client was extremely impressed with the work the team produced.

    “Sometimes, their animations are so flawless that they look effortless. Out of all the videos on our YouTube channel, this video game trailer has the most views, as well as on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.” – Director of Marketing, Law Firm

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    JV Studios is a video production company based in Chicago and founded in 2012. Consisting of their 2 co-founders, they solely provide video production services for companies of all sizes.
     

    Clients
    Google
    Bosch
    Kraft Heinz
    Essence
    Notable Project

    JV Studios produced several videos for a family-owned farm. These videos included a documentary-style production as well as several clips for social media purposes. These promotional videos led to an increase in sales for the client.

    “Our sales have nearly quadrupled since we released some of the videos. Our investment in the project has already paid for itself because of how positively received the videos have been. Our internal team is delighted.” – Director of Finance and Marketing, Family-Owned Farm
     

  • 5
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Imagination to Capture is a video production company headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Lombard, McHenry, and Wauconda, Ill. It was founded in 2015 and currently has a team of 2 employees. Imagination to Capture is entirely dedicated to video production services. They primarily work with small businesses.

    Clients
    Navistar
    Edisun Microgrids
    Glassdoor
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A real estate broker wanted to have a promotional video to attract and impress clients. Imagination to Capture came up with the concept and then filmed and edited an elaborate video with various camera angles that positively showcases the company to potential clients. 

    "The entire process was seamless and easy. I can't imagine anything that could have been improved on. It was a great experience all around." — Managing Broker, Realty Company

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    2 East 8th Productions, LLC is a full-service media production house based in Chicago. The production house, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and automotive.

    Clients
    Gino's East of Chicago
    The Second City Training Center
    The Comedy Bar
    SMS Assist
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A media production company hired 2 East 8th Productions, LLC to help them film eight episodes of their web series that they want to showcase at film festivals and distribute online. The company discussed what they wanted with 2 East 8th Productions, LLC, and the latter produced the episodes accurately. The resulting episodes exceeded the expectations of the company.

    "Their ability to find solutions and bring their own creativity to the project is what sets them apart from other companies." - Owner/Co-Founder, Media Production Company

  • 7
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Thatch Films is a studio based in Chicago and founded in 2015. With no more than 10 employees, they specialize in video production and broadcast video solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, arts, and media.

    Clients
    CASHE LLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thatch Films produced a PV for a cashmere company. The video lasted one minute and showcased the brand of the company. The video was met with positive feedback after it was shared.
    “I was very pleased with them.” - CEO, Cashmere Company

  • 8
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Schiller Park IL

    Founded in 2017, #1NinjaPromo.io is located in Minsk, Belarus. With about 10 employees, they provide social media marketing, digital strategy, and content marketing services to midmarket and small businesses focusing on business services, information technology, and financial services industries.

    Clients
    Iqoniq
    IronFX
    Bitforex
    FFPB
    Industries
    Notable Project

    #1NinjaPromo.io provides social marketing services for an interior design company. Besides Instagram help, they've completed a range of projects including strategy, YouTube videos. and offline event planning. Their work has brought in more customers from Instagram.

    "We've received 100+ clients from Instagram." –CEO & Co-Founder, Interior Design Company

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palatine IL

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Clients
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    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Yellow Box is a digital agency founded in 2010 with fewer than 50 employees. They offer digital strategy, email marketing, and web development solutions from their office in Chicago. They work primarily with small and medium-sized businesses.

    Clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Yellow Box provided content marketing services for a tech startup. The startup needed to spread awareness of their business. Yellow Box has significantly improved the startup’s digital presence, with videos garnering tens of thousands of views on social media.

    “It has been so successful.” - Founder & CEO, Tech Start-Up

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Octane Rich Media is an AR/VR development company in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers AR/VR development and video production and has a small team.The company was founded in 2008.
  • 12
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    INXPO Inc is a Chicago, Illinois-based AR/VR development company. The midsize team specializes in AR/VR development, marketing strategy, and video production and was founded in 2004.
  • 13
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 2018, Local Legend Films is a video production agency. The small team focuses on video production, content marketing, broadcast video, digital strategy, and more. The firm is located in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 14
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 1984, Production Craft Digital Video is a video production agency. The firm provides video production, broadcast video, content marketing, and public relations and has a small team. The firm is in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 16
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    TimeZoneOne Inc is a Chicago, Illinois-based graphic design company. The small company was founded in 1993. Their team specializes in graphic design, marketing strategy, public relations, search engine optimization, and more.
  • 17
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Riverside IL
    Located in North Riverside, Illinois, CDM Productions LLC is a video production agency. The company provides video production, content marketing, and social media marketing and is small.The company was launched in 2020.
  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Big Teeth Productions is a small video production company. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the firm was launched in 2005. Their services include video production, advertising, and content marketing.
    Industries
  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    CITY FILM, LLC is a Chicago, Illinois-based video production company. The company specializes in video production, social media marketing, content marketing, and broadcast video and is small.The company was founded in 2018.
  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Wilmette IL
    Coat of Arms, a video production agency, was launched in 2010. They are located in Helvetia, West Virginia and Wilmette, Illinois and have a small team. Their services include video production, advertising, branding, broadcast video, and more.
    Industries
  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    JTwo Films is a video production company founded in 2007. Their small team is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. Their services include video production, branding, graphic design, and web design.
    Industries
  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Headquartered in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois and Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, JConnelly is a public relations firm. The midsize team offers public relations, video production, content marketing, marketing strategy, and more and was established in 2003.
    Industries
  • 23
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Sosani Influencer Agency, a social media marketing agency, was founded in 2017. Their small team is headquartered in Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia. Their services include social media marketing, video production, branding, advertising, and more.
    Industries
  • 24
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    St. Charles IL
    Mynt Agency, an advertising company, is based in St. Charles, Illinois. The small team specializes in advertising, media planning & buying, pay per click, social media marketing, and more. The company was founded in 2015.
    Industries
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