dev_tones

Professional royalty-free sounds for your app.

Stop scouring the web for random sound effects. Our collection of basic and beautiful user interface audio samples has every sound your app needs. Help yourself to our free sample pack or purchase PRO to get all 500+ tones fully-licensed.

Preview

Free Examples

You are free to use the sounds on this tab royalty-free (with attribution). Click to preview.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beeps

We've provided a few preview sounds for each category, but we ask that you not rip these for use in your projects without purchasing the license.

Chimes

Clicks

Digi

Etc

Musical

Pads

Pops

Zaps

Features

Includes

  • Over 500 professionally designed sounds for all types of events
  • Intelligent, communicative tones indicate "on," "off," and more
  • Smartly named sound files in wav and aif formats
  • Handy web app for previewing tones
  • Full customer support, tips and tricks for use, free updates!

UX / UI Sounds

dev_tones isn't just another random batch of short sound effects. Our sounds are grouped into themed soundsets, making a unified audio experience just a drag and drop away from fitting in seamlessly with your app's user experience / user interface.

Updates

We've tried our best to include a wide range of useful tones in version 1.0, but we want to hear from you about what other sounds you need in your apps. Hit us up with suggestions or requests and we'll try to include even more tones in the next update.

Other stuff

License

Tab over to License to read the terms in full. The basic idea is you can use the tones freely in your apps, as long as you are not reselling our content as sound effects.

Custom Sounds

If you like what you hear but need more in terms of sound design or music, we may be interested in providing custom sound for your project. Please get in touch and we can discuss your needs further.

I want to license ringtones from RCP

The dev_tones package does not include a license for RCP's library of ringtones. If you would like to license our ringtones for any purpose, please contact us for more information.

A note about piracy

In order to make things easy for dev_tones users, no DRM is used on any of our sound files. We ask that you please do not share the tones with non-purchasers of our product. When you purchase dev_tones you are not just buying the tones, but the right to use them. Thank you for understanding.

Contact

For any questions, concerns, feedback, or anything at all, please contact us at support@rcptones.com. We will be happy to help you as best we can and will try our darndest to be back in touch within 24 hours.
dev_tones License for Use

As a paying license holder of dev_tones, you are allowed to use the tones free of charge and royalty free in your projects (such as films, videos, games, presentations, animations, stage plays, radio plays, audio books, apps) be it for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

But you are NOT allowed to:
  • post or resell the tones (as sound effects or ringtones) on any website or anywhere for others to download, copy or use
  • use them as a raw material to create sound effects or ringtones that you will sell, distribute or offer for downloading
  • sell or license the tones (as sound effects or ringtones) to anyone else
  • claim the tones as yours
  • share the tones with non-purchasers of dev_tones
  • distribute the tones in apps or programs that are clearly sound related in nature (such as sound machine, funny tones app, sound therapy app, ringtone maker, etc.).
  • distribute the tones in apps or programs that use the tones as the program's sound resource library for other people's use (such as animation creator, video editing app, song maker software, ebook creator, etc.). If you are developing such programs, contact us for licensing options.
  • use the tones to create so-called 'video sound effects'. An example would be a video titled 'dog sound effect' that simply plays a dog sound effect.
  • use the tones in any form of "easy app builder" tools or websites. Xcode is acceptable; point-and-click app creator websites are not
  • use the tones in a way that encourages downstream distribution. This means no templates or skins or theme kits or similar uses. (The person using the theme or template might not know where the icons came from and thus wouldn't be following the license.)

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL LICENSOR BE LIABLE TO YOU ON ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS LICENSE OR THE USE OF THE WORK, EVEN IF LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If you would like to credit or link to us in your app or project, we would certainly appreciate it, but it is not required.

Contact

For any questions, concerns, feedback, or anything at all, please contact us at support@rcptones.com. We will be happy to help you as best we can and will try our darndest to be back in touch within 24 hours.
Get Audacity (the free sound app)

Audacity is an excellent sound editing application for Mac, PC, and Linux that should be installed on every computer ever. You can use our tones as building blocks for new sounds by opening them in Audacity and adding effects or combining sounds.

Add effects

Highlight part or all of the sound in audacity and select Effect > Change Pitch. Move the slider to the left or right and preview the sound. Next try the Echo effect (start with a Delay time of .2 seconds and a Decay factor of .3 or so). Other useful effects to try are Amplify, Change Speed, Equalization, and Reverse.

Combine sounds

While you have one sound open in Audacity, you can drag another one right in under it to combine sounds. Move them around and experiment with different combinations. This can yield some very interesting results.

Ignore our naming conventions

We've tried our best to name the tones as appropriately as possible, but don't let them influence your use of them. An "off" tone could be used for an "on" tone, for instance. Mix and match the tones to create a unique soundset for your app, regardless of the names.

Don't over do it

Good UI/UX design should inform, not annoy. Be careful with the overuse of sound in your app and make sure your sounds are never too intrusive or too loud. While there's a large amount of sounds included in the dev_tones package, that's only intended so you can find the right sounds, not use all of them! See some examples of good audio UX design at the very cool Beyond the Beep tumblr.

Contact

For any questions, concerns, feedback, or anything at all, please contact us at support@rcptones.com. We will be happy to help you as best we can and will try our darndest to be back in touch within 24 hours.