Looking for a top sound effect service in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. 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 San Francisco Sound Effect Services

  • 1
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Novato CA

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    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.

    Clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    Industries
    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

  • 3
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Palo Alto CA

    Prolific Studio is a marketing firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. with over 50 members. Founded in 2018, they specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients that work in various industries, including real estate, arts, and business services.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Techcrunch
    Suzuki
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prolific Studio worked on multiple design projects with a digital marketing company. Prolific Studio provided the company’s clients with logo services, web development, and more. The clients are very satisfied with Prolific Studio’s work.

    “So far, my experience has been terrific with them.” - Owner, Digital Marketing Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Cowan Agency is a San Francisco based creative agency. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of three employees who specialize in video production, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Koniku
    Shadow
    Notable Project

    Cowan Agency created an explainer video for a health technology provider. The video was split into three parts, explaining the product generally, then how it works, and finally showing some user testimonials. The client used this video to explain their product at conferences and said that it has received a lot of praise.  

    “Since Cowan Agency and I worked on the project together, the end product is strong. It’s a high-quality, professional set of clips.” – Co-Founder, Health Technology Provider
     

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Siege Inc. is a creative agency based in San Francisco and founded in 2019 with over two members. They offer video production and social media marketing solutions to clients in the industries of arts, entertainment, and advertising.

    Clients
    Union Bank
    Yelp
    YMCA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Siege Inc. produced videos for a sports firm. The firm worked with Siege Inc. on various video-related projects. Internal stakeholders are so far pleased with the results provided by Siege Inc.

    “Very smooth and efficient. They are always available via email, phone or text.” - Athletic Director, Sports Firm

  • 6
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Rafael CA

    Zero One Digital Media is an entertainment company based in San Rafael, California that was founded in 2012. Their team of around five employees works with mostly enterprise companies, as well as some mid-market businesses, in the advertising, media, and arts industries. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with a software company, Zero One Digital Media provides ongoing video production, delivering everything from full-length documentaries to promotional clips for social media. The client praises their creativity and collaboration, as well as their deft narrative hand. 

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    Industries
    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

     

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Digital Lamb Productions is a video production company with around 10 employees. They were founded in 2016 and are based in San Fransisco. They provide mainly video production and broadcast video services to primarily small businesses. 

    Clients
    Live Fit Gym
    Gap Inc
    Oakland Museum of California
    SLINK Jeans
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Digital Lamb Productions provides a range of video production support services to a music distribution company. They created reels of footage, product videos, and provide editing and production services. Their efforts have yielded positive results and continue to meet the expectations of clients. 

    "His work ethic and level of perspective is great." – President & Founder, Music Distribution Company

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Evolve Media is a video production agency. They are located in San Francisco, California and New York, New York and have a small team. Their services include video production, broadcast video, and marketing strategy. The agency was founded in 2007.
    Industries
  • 13
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA
    IMediaBay is a midsize video production agency. Based in San Jose, California and Chennai, India, the company was established in 2013. Their team offers video production, ux/ui design, graphic design, print design, and more.
  • 14
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA
    June Spring Multimedia, a graphic design company, was established in 2013. The firm specializes in graphic design, mobile app development, web development, social media marketing, and more and has a midsize team.
    Industries
  • 15
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA
    Advertising and video production company High Dive Studio was established in 2017. Their small team is headquartered in Oakland, California and offers advertising and video production.
  • 16
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    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA
    Where Media Meets Studio is an advertising company in Oakland, California. The small firm was founded in 2010. Their services include advertising, graphic design, video production, and web design.
  • 17
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    Kaneshige Design Associates

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    2 - 9 Employees
    Hayward CA
    Established in 1991, Kaneshige Design Associates is an advertising company. They are headquartered in Hayward, California and have a small team. The agency offers advertising, graphic design, print design, video production, and more.
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Form & Fiction is a small advertising company. The San Francisco, California-based company was established in 2013. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, and video production.
  • 19
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Livermore CA
    Small video production company Rose Street Collective, is located in Livermore, California. Founded in 2018, the team specializes in video production, branding, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and more.
  • 20
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    IStudios Media is a video production company launched in 2015. They are headquartered in San Jose, California and Phoenix, Arizona and have a small team. Their services include video production, web design, search engine optimization, digital strategy, and more.
    Industries
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Livermore CA
    NIA Creative is a Livermore, California-based social media marketing firm. The small team offers social media marketing, video production, advertising, branding, and more. The company was launched in 1996.
  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Fairfield CA
    Lost Avenu, a web design agency, was founded in 2017. Located in Fairfield, California, their small team focuses on web design, video production, corporate photography, and branding.
    Industries
  • 23
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    10 - 49 Employees
    Livermore CA
    Cox eLearning Consulting is a small email marketing company. Based in Livermore, California, the agency was established in 2006. Their team focuses on email marketing, business consulting, market research, public relations, and more.
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