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  • This library was recorded in southern France and Komagane, Japan for a diverse collection of cricket, grasshopper and frog sounds. With a Fostex FR2, Sennheiser 418S and Olympus LS11, these focused sounds were captured without the rumbling of nearby traffic or wind. They are clean enough to be dropped right into your project, and they are long enough to offer loop points for interactive use.

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  • “Summer in the fields – Crickets and cicadas” is the right Library if you are trying to create a natural sound scenario during the summer.

    The library contains over 8.4 GB which exceeds 1.43 hours and a total of 30 files of high-quality material in discrete 5.0 surround format.

    Atmospheres ready to be combined with other elements to create the right sound for the image you are working on.

    The Library was built in Europe – Italy, in the Lazio countryside. Between the end of May and the beginning of September and the sultry heat is audible in the recordings.

    The squealing of cicadas is a fundamental sound element to design the sound of a warm and dry outdoor environment.

    At night the crickets are beautiful.
    Each place has its crickets that emit sounds at different rates and frequencies.
    Agitated, calm, psychedelic, relaxing …
    Crickets are a fundamental element to create an emotional night scene.

    Other animals are obviously present in the recordings; morning birds, owls, crows, geese, insects and bees, chickens, etc.

    The registered natural fields are near lakes, rivers, chicken coops/farms, country houses, woods and cultivated fields.

    The large part of the files have not human elements like traffic or agricular sounds, other ones have some distant traffic and are pretty for contemporary countryside.

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  • In High Desert Ambiences 3, get a large collection of the desolate and beautiful sounds of the American southwest. As the sun sets, hear how nocturnal wildlife comes alive as the day fades away. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with desert nights as you discover sounds ranging from soft owl hoots to lonely night songbirds to keening crickets. This library also includes Javelina (wild pig) snorts and teeth clicks, humming trains off in the distance, coyote howls and yips so close you’ll want to run for cover, and much more. While most recordings are between 3 to 6 minutes, this collection also includes a few 15-25 minute nocturnal soundscapes. A rare gem to find in the continental United States! For the third installment of my lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.

    2% FOR THE PLANET:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • This library is filled with the “Quiet Nature” sounds of desert nights.
    • Location: Davis Mountains, West Texas
    • Lonely solo Coyotes
    • Coyote Packs howling and yipping
    • Javelina (wild pigs) snorting and rooting for food
    • Owl hoots and lonely night songbirds
    • Cricket Choruses and bats up to 80 kHz
    • Other Songbird/Wildlife Included: Common PoorwillsWestern Screech-OwlsBurrowing OwlsGreat Horned OwlsWhite-winged DovesMourning DovesCanyon Wrens, and Swainson’s Hawks
    • Evening choruses of songbirds
    • Distant Freight Trains (5-10 miles distant)
    • Quiet Nature tracks – these filenames start with “Quiet Desert” and are sparse ambiences recorded at the threshold of hearing with an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • Quiet Nature tracks have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • If you need more “Active Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read the text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy on species identification.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – The name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 3: Night Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature on 11/28/2017.
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  • Environments Tasmania Play Track 44+ sounds included, 220 mins total $40

    Over the course of a week I captured the sounds of Tasmania, an island off the coast of Victoria, Australia with all its life and beauty. It shows off the island’s tranquil birds, delicate waves on the rocky shores, mountain streams, light wind and rain in the forest, and much more. Tracks last from 2.5 to 6 minutes, giving you over 3.5 hours of these unique wilderness ambiences.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • City Life Streets at Night Play Track 15+ sounds included, 75 mins total $25

    This library is full of quiet night ambiences in a small city.

    In this library, you’ll hear 75 minutes of atmospheres that include busy highways and far away sirens, quiet intersections as cars pass through, rooftop and bridge underpass ambiences, distant trains and bar crowds, and more. Each track is five minutes long, giving you plenty of loops points if need be. If you’re looking for that distinct tranquility you feel in the twilight hours of an urban area, check this one out. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • Environments Head West Play Track 57+ sounds included, 133 mins total $29.99

    Nature and ambiance recordings across Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

    Including the Great Lakes, meadows, the Dakota Badlands (Both North and South) Wyoming mountains, Yellowstone geysers and mud pots, Bison, Prairie dogs, and birds.

    Take a 2000 mile aural road trip across the Midwest and west.

    Gear Used: Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Tascam DR680, and Zoom H1, using Sennheiser MKH 30/40 Mid Side, Sennheiser MKH 20 spaced omnis, Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF and XY, Sanken CSS5.

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  • Dakota Crickets by Badlands Sound features seven ambience files in high quality of 192k Hz. All files are three minutes long and are loopable that allows for easy editing ambiences for your projects. You will hear this library has almost no wind in the recordings allowing you to layer your ambiences. Great file names and metadata makes these a breeze to use and find.

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  • Surround In the Night features 25 HD 24bit/48khz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of urban crickets and cicada recordings in parks and residential areas. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).

    Recording locations are all from center perspective – captured in the middle of a park or residential area, to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata.

    Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

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  • High-quality nature ambiance of wild landscapes in both eastern and western Oregon – with a focus on different cricket sounds by day and night.

    Types range from hot desert heat to cold windy forest nights, to vibrant riversides. Many tracks are quite long – several minutes or longer.  A number catch crickets quite close to the recorder

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  • In this library you will find quiet meadows, valleys, glades and open spots on hills in Central Europe. Everything sounds very airy and open and you can hear many different birds, grasshoppers, crickets, insects etc. All nature recordings are clear and completely free from external noise and other human disruptions. This is why this library will be especially useful for productions taking place in the past, like medieval and ancient times. As well as for historical and nature documentaries.

    All of these nature ambiences are recorded using three different microphone set-ups. A Stereo set-up, a wide stereo set-up and a spaced omnis set-up, which also offers extended frequency response. This brings you 3 variations of each recording. Within these variations the differences are sometimes subtle and sometimes more extreme. These three perspectives can provide flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.

    Get more than 4 hours of unique, royalty-free and especially high quality recordings with this library.

    Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible. The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes, so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping.

    For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.

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  • In High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of desolately beautiful sounds of the American southwest as the sun brings to life the songs of desert wildlife. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the desert with the trickling of distant rivers, smooth cricket chirps, echoey caws from ravens so close you can hear the details in their wings flaps, snorts from a cautious yet curious mule deer, choruses of birds at dawn, and much more. Most recordings are well over 4 minutes, with one half-hour night-time track that will make you want to take out your tent immediately. For a mini-nature collection of lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in High Desert Ambiences 2 and 3.
    • This library contains a small selection of both “active” and “quiet” nature sounds from the high deserts of West Texas.
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.
    • Featured on Designing Sound: “Our Favorite Sounds of 2016
    • Desert dawn and evening choruses
    • Distant flowing river, songbirds, and insects
    • Ravens soaring and squawking in a stark and resonant valley
    • Lengthy night-time cricket chorus
    • Partially audible and ultrasonic bat clicks up to 70kHz
    • Ghostly distant animal calls
    • Mule deer warning snorts and jumping movement
    • Files ranging from 31 seconds to 30 minutes
    • Rio Grande dawn chorus along the Texas/Mexico river border
    • Locations: Near Marfa, Texas (in a mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft) and Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande River, Texas/Mexico border.
    • These desert ambiences are extremely quiet, so I have included descriptive markers to signal interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in the sound files folder.
    ambiences_markers

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    ***Note – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 1 to High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature on 11/28/17. This was a name change only. No audio files were updated.
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  • Get an extensive collection of South African nature ambiences (average duration: 5 minutes), from places like the Mhkaya Jungle, Kruger National Park, The Wetlands and more. Locations include jungles, swamps, ponds, rivers and towns. Featuring all sorts of crickets and cicades, of course – but there’s also plenty of other South African wildlife, like mosquitoes, birds, fighting baboons and snorting hippos The sounds were captured during various times of both day and night and give you a huge variety of ambiences to work with.

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  • Ambisonic Surround After Dark features 20 HD 24bit/96khz Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of evening Crickets, Cicadas, from urban and residential areas.

    Recorded with a Brahma Ambisonic Microphone and a Zoom F8 recorder and mastered in 3 configurations: Ambisonic B format (FuMa 1st Order WXYZ), 5.1 Surround Sound (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf ) and Stereo (L-R) – all with embedded metadata. Most tracks are 2 minutes long.

    Want a taste of what's included? Download the B Format Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

  • Over two hours of birds, crickets, cicadas and frogs primarily from Southern Ontario, Canada, but also from Britain and Costa Rica. Specific calls and ambiences from the forest, the beach, the neighbourhood or on the dock of a quiet pond. Essential sounds to bring background tracks to life.

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  • This is a small collection of nature sounds and ambiences, captured at the coast of Northland, New Zealand. You can hear many different birds, including the Tui, Bellbird and Barbary Dove.You can also find tracks with lots of very loud and noisy Chorus cicadas. As well as more quiet crickets at night.

    All nature recordings are clear and completely free from external noise and other human disruptions, which is why this library will be especially useful for productions taking place in medieval times and nature documentaries.The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes, so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping. All of these nature ambiences are recorded using three different microphone set-ups. A Stereo set-up. A wide stereo set-up. And a spaced omnis set-up, which also offers extended frequency response. This brings you 3 variations of each recording. Within these variations the differences are sometimes subtle and sometimes more extreme. These three perspectives can provide flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.

    Get more than 2 hours of unique, royalty-free and especially high quality recordings with this library.

    Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible. The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes, so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping.

    For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.

     

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  • Environments Colombian Nature Play Track 35+ sounds included, 82 mins total $45

    This SFX library gets you a unique collection of sounds from Colombia.

    It features everything from forests and jungles, swampy marshes, quiet villages, farms and sounds from the countryside. Many of the locations are teeming with birds, crickets, flies and other insects, frogs and even a few farm animals.

    Both atmospheric daytime and nighttime recordings are included.

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