FMOD Licenses

FMOD products are available under a number of license types, typically based on “budget”. Budget is defined as the cost of developing your product to the point of shipping.

Please note, FMOD does not include a free license to distribute MP3 in your product – please refer to MP3 Licensing Issues. For more information or to proceed with licensing FMOD, email Sales

Non Commercial / Educational

  1. Excludes any Commercial Use specified under the terms of a Commercial License, FMOD may be used free of charge.
  2. FMOD is free for use by teachers and students in both public and private education institutions.
  3. Non Commercial use requires attribution in the form of a Credit Line.
  4. Non Commercial use is subject to the terms of the EULA included with FMOD download package.

FMOD Commercial License

  1. All commercial use of FMOD requires a Commercial License (even with free Indie license). contact Sales for more information.
  2. Commercial use includes both direct and indirect monetization of a product including, but not limited to, activities such as product testing and promotion, training, simulation, exhibition.
  3. FMOD is licensed on a Per Game/Title (Product) and Per Platform Basis.
  4. The license fee depends on the Product Development budget (see table below).
  5. A Platform is defined as the target hardware/software system on which the Product is intended to be run. Licensable platforms include: Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, iOS, iOS HD, Apple TV, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows Store, Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
  6. In the case of iOS, iPhone and iPad are treated as separate Platforms if the Product is monetized separately. (eg. HD version sold separately).
  7. To redistribute FMOD as part of an SDK or engine, a special license is required. Please contact Sales.
  8. For multiple title purchase discounts, please contact Sales.
  9. For information on licensing for FMOD Ex or commercial use not explicitly defined here contact Sales.

FMOD Studio

FMOD Studio Platform License Fee (USD)
Product License Budget First Additional Notes
Indie < $100k Free Free 1 free per year
Indie (2nd+ title in a year) < $100k $500 $500
Casual > $100k& < $500k $3k $1.5k
Premium (incl. Source Code) > $500k $15k $3k Capped at $21k

FMOD Studio Plugins

AudioMotors Platform License Fee (USD)
Product License Budget First Additional Notes
Indie < $100k $900 $450 incl. Authoring Tool
Casual > $100k and $500k $2k $1k incl. Authoring Tool
Premium > $500k $5k $2.5k incl. Authoring Tool
AudioWeather Platform License Fee (USD)
Product License Budget First Additional Notes
Indie < $100k $900 $450
Casual > $100k & < $500k $2k $1k
Premium > $500k $4.5k $2k
McDSP Mastering Limiter Platform License Fee (USD)
Product License Budget First Additional Notes
Standard $4k $2k

FMOD Ex / Designer

FMOD Ex / Designer Contact sales for FMOD Ex licensing


Premium Support / On Site Support / Custom Features
For information on these or any other services please contact sales

Credit Requirement

When using FMOD, a credit line is required in either documentation, or ‘on screen’ format (if possible). It should contain the words ‘FMOD Studio’ (for FMOD Studio) or ‘FMOD’ (for FMOD Ex), and ‘Firelight Technologies’. Logos are available for box or manual art, but are not mandatory. Contact Sales for logo artwork
Example FMOD credits
“FMOD Studio, copyright © Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd., 2012-2016.”
“Audio engine : FMOD Studio by Firelight Technologies”
“FMOD Studio by Firelight Technologies”