The Best Sound Effect Services in NYC

Looking for a top sound effect service in New York City?

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 New York City. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best New York City Sound Effect Services

  • 1

    Top Notch Cinema

    Top Notch Cinema is a video production company based in Astoria, N.Y., with a secondary office in New York. Founded in 2014, this company has eight employees. Top Notch Cinema focuses exclusively on video production services, including scripting, casting, shooting, and editing for businesses of varying sizes.

    Notable Project

    Top Notch Cinema provided full-scale video production services to an insurance agency. They were responsible for creating a video advertisement to support the agency's digital and TV marketing campaigns. The client reported satisfaction with the final product.

    "The completion of the commercial was the best part. We’re happy with how the commercial turned out." - Owner, Insurance Agency

    Former clients
    T-Mobile
    Reese's
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Prosper Digital TV

    Prosper Digital TV is a full-service video production and marketing company of 8 members that's based in Brooklyn. Since 2012, they have provided video production, advertising, and broadcast video for mid-market firms, as well as both small and large businesses. Prosper Digital TV works primarily in the fields of advertising, business services, and education.

    Notable Project

    Prosper Digital TV was once tasked by a legal services firm to create a video that showcased their work. The resulting commercial produced by Prosper Digital TV ended up getting over 100,000 views on YouTube, with greatly increased demand for the product in the commercial and more conversions overall.

    "I was very impressed by the caliber of the actors and the crew. Their prices were also very reasonable, and the other companies in our award category paid much more to other agencies." - Vice President of International Digital Marketing, Legal Services Firm

    Former clients
    MTM
    Amalgamated Bank
    Accelerate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Sinema Films

    Sinema Films, founded in 2012, is a video production company headquartered in New York City, with an additional location in Los Angeles. Their 20 employees mainly provide video production services, but they also do some branding. They work in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    Sinema Films did a beauty shoot for a wellness brand. The client wanted to do a social campaign, so they hired Sinema Films. The company helped the client with every aspect of content production, and the client saw an improvement in traffic and bookings while working with them. 

    “There was a lift in site traffic and an increased number of bookings during the campaign.” — Founder, Wellness Brand

     

    Former clients
    McDonald’s
    Nike
    Starbucks Coffee
    Beautyblender
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    40th Annual Telly Awards: Silver (Beautyblender)

  • 4

    Colormatics

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

    Former clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Jersey City, NJ
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures is a creative production company headquartered in New York City. The company primarily provides video production services but also does broadcast video and corporate photography. They have a team of fewer than 10 people who mainly work with small businesses; they also work with mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they serve are in various industries including consumer products and services and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures did video production for a third-party beverage client of a market consultancy. The beverage client only had a patented product, but they had no branding or market strategy. The consultancy needed Tiny Giraffe Pictures to develop content for the client. The company collaborated with both the client and the consultancy to create the video; they provided the production teams, equipment, and space for the video. After working with Tiny Giraffe Pictures, the client’s visibility increased.

    “After showcasing the longer-form video, our client received several requests for products and began to build their brand presence. The social media cut of the video has helped increase online followers to more than 1,000 in just a few weeks.” — Founder and Principal, Marketing Consultancy

    Former clients
    Unilever
    Snapchat
    Resecurity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Melty Cone Video

    Melty Cone Video is a video production company and agency in New York. Founded in 2014, they have approximately 10 employees and create videos for businesses, organizations, companies, brands, firms, and agencies in NYC and across the country. Services include full-service video production, social media video, web/digital video, broadcast video and animation video.

    Notable Project

    Melty Cone Video is producing a video for a high school. The client needed a video to help their enrollment process. Melty Cone Video has managed the entire project and took on tasks including filming students and developing the storyboard. 

    "They're [Melty Cone Video] very professional, organized, and responsive. When I send them an email, they get back to me within the same day.' – Principal, High School 

    Former clients
    People Magazine
    Expedia
    L'Oreal
    Scholastic
    Voya Financial
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    IGW (Infographic World)

    Founded in 2009, IGW is a visual marketing agency that works with midmarket and enterprise companies with a focus in the IT, advertising, healthcare, and business industries. With two locations – Great Neck, N.Y. and Delray Beach, Fla. – a team of 50 (including a marketing team of former LinkedIn & Facebook employees) leverages the science of visual learning to improve the marketing success of clients across the funnel.  Their specialties include social media marketing, content marketing, SEO, CRO, & visual content production (infographics, explainer videos & interactive content).

    Notable Project

    IGW developed a full-service marketing strategy for a tech solutions company that included supporting web design and maintenance, content creation, and search engine marketing. Their SEO and paid ad services were complemented by visual content and included CRO. As a result of their services, the client's organic traffic jumped and leads nearly tripled. 

    "We basically tripled our leads from empty wells. Also, organic traffic to the website went way up. We had a significant increase in the number of followers of our LinkedIn page too." – VP of Marketing, Tech Solutions Company

    Former clients
    Enterprise
    General Electric
    ESPN
    Johnson&Johnson
    Pepsi
    The Learning House
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.7
    4.7
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Bolex Brothers LLC

    Bolex Brothers LLC is a New York-based studio with 10 or more employees founded in 2013. They solely offer video production services for clients ranging from small businesses to large enterprises in industries such as advertising, arts, and health care.

    Notable Project

    Bolex Brothers LLC developed a video for an independent production house. Bolex Brothers LLC was tasked to produce a music video to be submitted in music festivals. The video was well-received.

    “They never say No to anything right away and always try to give it a shot first. That’s why we are in unison.” - Director & Executive Producer, Independent Production House

    Former clients
    MoMA
    Viacom
    Michael Kors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Anideos

    Anideos is a New York-based Animation Studio. They were founded in 2019 and have a team of 50 employees who specialize in explainer, traditional 2D, 3D, and custom animation styles. Besides animation services, Anideos also offers website and mobile app development services. From individuals and small businesses to large organizations, Anideos caters to clients from all major industries.

    Notable Project

    Anideos produced a 20-second animated video to quickly and clearly describe a vaccination record company's services. After receiving a storyboard, the team produced the video, which featured stick figures to satisfy the client's gender- and race-neutral requirement. Anideos completed the project in four days and exceeded expectations. They delivered an animated video that effectively communicates the client's services and received positive feedback.

    "They were great at following up via telephone and provided an incredible audit trail via email." — Board Chairman, Vaccination Record Company

    Former clients
    Talent Book LLC
    Teem
    Serge Bov Bola
    Vax Global
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Islandia, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    DanDJ Lab Inc.

    DanDJ Lab Inc. is a production studio based in New York. The studio, founded in 2018, is a one-man freelance enterprise that provides video production services to small and midmarket clients and companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A media company hired DanDJ Lab Inc.'s Dan de Jesus to create appetizing food video content that will act as visualizations of the menu to replace restaurant menus. As part of the engagement, Dan will be the director, director of photography, set designer, and creative designer of the production. Dan delivered work that exceeded expectations.

    "We consistently get incredible reviews of the work that Dan created for the company." - Owner, Media Company

    Former clients
    BEHR
    Statefarm
    Crate & Barrel
    Apartment Therapy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Webby Awards: Nominee for Apartment Therapy's "House Calls with the Plant Doctor" (2019) , Webby Awards: Nominee for kitchn's "The Cooking School Series" (2020)

  • 11

    BluLux Media

    BluLux Media is a video production and animation agency based in New York with more than 10 experts. Founded in 2006, they excel at video production solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of consumer products, business services, and more.

    Notable Project

    BluLux Media provided social media marketing solutions for a natural hair app startup. The startup was in need of a professional video that would convey their platform well. The startup is impressed with how BluLux Media handled the project thus far.

    “As I mentioned before I had a POC that was able to capture my feedback and any concerns.” - Founder, Natural Hair App Startup

    Former clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    Unliever
    Boston Consulting Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Clutch Creative House

    Founded in 2006, Clutch Creative House is a video production and graphic design agency based in New York, New York. They also provide web design, advertising, branding, and UX/UI design services. 

    Notable Project

    Clutch Creative House produced a promotional video for a gaming company to promote a new product. The client was pleased with the end result. 

    "We were very pleased with how professional they were." – Creative Manager, Gaming Company

     

    Former clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    hereO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Filmkraft

    Filmkraft is a video production company founded in 2016 in Brooklyn with over two employees. They are experts in advertising and video production solutions for clients ranging from small startups to large firms in the fields of advertising and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Filmkraft produced videos for a music streaming app. The videos were to be distributed on the app’s social media channels. This has resulted in an improvement in engagements.

    “One of the most important questions I always ask is would you work with them again...and the answer is YES!” - Marketing Lead, Music Streaming App

    Former clients
    Vizrt
    Keepsake Frames
    Michelin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Wowbix Marketing

    Founded in 2015, Wowbix Marketing is a digital marketing, web design, and SEO company based in Paramus, N.J. They primarily work with small businesses. The team specializes in WordPress and Facebook Advertising, among other services. 

    Notable Project

    Wowbix Marketing provided SEO and social media marketing services to an e-commerce company. Their work increased sales and engagement. 

    "This is the first time where an agency really stepped up." – Co-Owner, E-Commerce Company

    Former clients
    LB Commercial Realty
    Mind Your Skin
    IVF Phoenix
    CodeYeti
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Paramus, NJ
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    StartupBug

    StartupBug is a software development and production firm founded in 2008 with no more than 50 members. They offer custom software development, branding, and SEO solutions from their office in New York. They work with small firms and enterprises alike.

    Notable Project

    StartupBug provided digital marketing solutions for a dry-cleaning business. The business was looking to establish a digital presence. With StartupBug’s efforts, the business now receives orders online.

    “Very effective, feedback was taken promptly and used.” - Founder, Dry-Cleaning Business

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Johnson & Johnson
    AVG Antivirus
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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