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  • Ambisonic City Life is a small collection of ambisonic recordings performed at various locations of different cities. The recordings took place at both internal and external locations.

    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.

    To create this product a Sennheizer Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used.

    This package includes 24 Samples – Total 67 minutes of content.
    Supported formats: First Order AmbiX B-Format and Stereo (Total of 48 files).

    Download a B-Format Ambix demo here: Demo

    The library is also available in a stereo only version here.

     

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  • Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads, mixed in an ambisonic format for a complete 360 interactive soundtrack. Multiple layers of pads, tones and amorphic FX are spreaded across the sphere, resulting in a truly immersive experience. These pads include gentle movement across 3D space, creating rich ambiances but without catching to much of the listener attention.

    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.

     

    This package includes 10 Samples – Total 51 minutes of content.

    Supported formats: First Order AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 20 files).

    Download a B-Format Ambix demo here: Demo

    The library is also available in a stereo only version here.

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  • Vehicles Ambisonic – Transportation Play Track 68 sounds included, 314 mins total $136 $70

    Ambisonic – Transportation is a great collection of ambisonic ambient recordings performed at various transportation locations.
    It is aimed to provide you with great spherical content to wrap your dialogue or main-focus content, allowing you to create a convincing and immersing soundtrack.
    You will find recordings such as a Train car interior, Jet airliner interior, multiple cars interior under different driving conditions, Bus interior, public transportation stations and much more.

    This collection is great for post-production, VR/AR experiences sound-design, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting multiple tag filtering browsing applications.

    A Sennheiser Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8n was used to create this product.

    This package includes 68 Recordings – 136 Files.
    A total 2h 37m of content.
    First Order AmbiX B-Format and Stereo @ 96Khz / 24bit.

    Download a Demo here:
    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download the B-format Demo Here

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  • Western Wall | HaKotel is a small collection of recordings performed at the western wall located at the heart of Jerusalem. The recordings mainly includes Judaism prayers, but also presents Islam prayers, such as the Moasin.
    The recordings took place at both internal and external locations.

    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engines.

    To create this product a Sennheizer Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used.

    This package includes 10 Samples – Total 24:00 minutes of content.
    Supported formats: B-Format AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 20 files).

    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download a B-format Demo here

  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Airplane Cessna 172 Play Track 17 sounds included, 144 mins total $19.99 $11.99

    The Ambisonic Airplanes Cessna 172 library, is a small library procured from a single short flight.  The recordings were made from the rear passenger seat positioned as close as possible to the middle of the aircraft.  The front of the Ambisonic microphone faced the cockpit.  The flight was recorded in it’s entirety and edited down for easier use.

    Types of recordings include idling, flying, flying with windows open, taxiing, taxiing with windows open, engine turning on, engine turning off, plane during takeoff, plane during landing, plane engine test (1700 RPM test) and more.

    The library was recorded using a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone onto a Sound Devices MixPre 6.  The library has a fairly large size because we have conveniently provided 4 versions of the same files to make it easier and more flexible to use.  Included you will find B-Format wav files (FuMa and AmbiX) A-Format raw wav files and a Binaural stereo mix down.  The library includes a total of 17 unique files and 68 total files.

     

    Information on the Cessna 172 from Wikipedia:The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.  First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft.

    Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000.  The aircraft remains in production today.

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  • Human Ambisonic Audiences Play Track 133+ sounds included $50 $32.50

    Applause and Laughter recorded in various spaces in full B-Format Ambisonic surround. Over 90 tracks of audience laughter an another 40 of so of applause and audience reactions and chatter. 96 kHz / 24 bit recordings with full Soundminer-embedded metadata.

    Transcode with the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plug-in in your DAW of choice, or use Svein Berge’s brilliant Harpex-B for stunning results.

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  • Binaural and Ambisonic ambiences from Bishopstone Beach on England’s south coast. No people, stony beach, lovely crisp ambiences. Variety of distances will make this very useful for anyone working with VR work.

    All recorded with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR and a Zoom F8.

    Very rough seas but no wind noise.

    B-Format Ambisonics and Binaural Stereo Files.

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  • City Life Ambisonic City Play Track 30 sounds included, 231 mins total From: $69

    Ambisonic City features 30 24bit / 96 kHz surround sound effects with a large selection of city center traffic and ambience. 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).

    Recorded with a Brahma Ambisonic Microphone and a Zoom F8 recorder in various locations around Los Angeles. Recording locations are all from center perspective, and recorded between traffic lanes on medians, bridges, walkways and tunnels to capture the movement of a city. Most tracks are 2-3 minutes with embedded metadata. Want a taste of what's included? Download the B Format Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

    Available in three versions:
    • 5.1 (LCRLsRsLf) + Stereo. 60 tracks, 8.9 GB
    • B Format Only (wxyz). 30 tracks, 4.39 GB
    • Full Package: B format (wxyz) + 5.1 (LCRLsRsLf) + Stereo. 90 tracks, 13.31 GB

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic City (Berlin) Play Track +200 sounds included, 480 mins total From: $39

    Ambisonic City (Berlin) delivers a spherical surround sound image of a modern European city. It features a vast variety of traffic sounds from vehicles, public transport trains, trams and airplanes that were captured at crowded intersections, various squares and arterial roads and the Tegel airport. As complementary counterpart the library also contains recordings from wide open spaces, recreation areas, public parks and side roads.
    The recordings were made with the Sennheiser Ambisonic microphone and the encoded B-Format FuMa files are ready to use for speaker arrays of any number.

    Ambisonic City (Berlin) is available in two versions:
    Ambisonic and Stereo
    The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel B-Format (FuMa, WXYZ) files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in upright position.

    The Stereo version contains the same number of files with equal playing length, but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions.

    About Ambisonics:

    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library – and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the included B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround).

  • Binaural and Ambisonic ambiences from Cromer Beach on the Norfolk North Coast. No people, mixture of Sandy and Stony beach, lovely crisp ambiences. Variety of distances will make this very useful for anyone working with VR work.

    All recorded with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR and a Zoom F8.

    Combination of Heavy and Light Waves

    B-Format Ambisonics and Binaural Stereo Files.

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  • The library is a collection of atmosphere recordings of different sized/aged spruce and birch forests during spring time in Eastern Finland.

    In these recordings you can hear a variety of common birds during different times of the day and also change of the weather such as multiple states of the wind or even sudden snowing.

    The library contains 28 files (14 B-format and 14 Stereo files) captured at 24bit/96kHz. Total length of about 2.5 hours.

    B-format files are in FuMa format.
    With the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). There's also other plugin options such as Harpex-B.

    The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.

    These recordings are very raw. Very little or none denoising, EQ or any other processing method was used.
    Note: The preview is in binaural stereo, so please listen with headphones!

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  • The library is a collection of atmosphere recordings of different sized/aged forests during summer time in Eastern and Southern Finland.

    In these recordings you can hear a huge variety of birds during different times of the day and also some changes of the weather such as multiple states of the wind.

    The library contains 30 files (10 FuMa, 10 AmbiX and 10 Stereo files) captured at 24bit/96kHz. Total length of over 1.5 hours.

    B-format files are in FuMa and AmbiX format.
    With the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). There's also other plugin options such as Harpex-X.

    The library also contains ready-made stereo (ORTF with wide cardioid pattern) mixdowns for your convenience.

    These recordings are very raw. Very little or none denoising, EQ or any other processing method was used.

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  • “PWL08: Ambisonic Overview : USA – WEST COAST AIRPORT & FLIGHT” is a collection of sounds recorded between 2 airports of the west coast of the USA: Los Angeles, and Oakland. As a bonus, we put in the library sounds recorded at the Paris Airport (France).
    The library includes also sounds recorded during the flights between these 3 airports in four different planes: one Boing 787, one Boing 789 Dreamliner, one Airbus A319, and one Airbus A320.

    We were recording in many places inside the airports: Ticket place, gate place, security check, waiting room, near a restaurant, bar, dutyfree shop, etc…
    And also inside the planes: before take-off, security announcement, take-off, landing, room tone, ambiance during the flight, passenger walla, Captain and crew PA System

    – The soundbank contains 64 sound takes recorded in 24 Bit / 96 kHz for a total duration of 388 minutes of original sound, decline in 192 files

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  • For this sound effects library, we traveled across Alaska, from the extreme north to the south coast to capture the spirit of these nordic and wild landscapes: Boreal forests, arctic and alpin tundras, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.

    Here the soundscapes reflect the extreme weather conditions: Silent ambiances punctuated by the elements: Wind, snow, rain, serving the erosion.

    In this wilderness, animals remain discreet. We had the chance to capture many birds with our microphones: Owls, ducks, seagulls, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, common ravens, migratory birds, and many other species – and a few other animals: Hoary marmots, arctic marmots, squirrels and moose.

    -The sound bank contains 66 sound takes recorded in ambisonic at 24/96khZ (a total of 330 files).

    here is an exemple of an ambisonic recording embeded in a 360° movie (go on youtube to listen the 360° sound) :

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Overview: CANADA Play Track 68 sounds included, 329 mins total $69

    We traveled across Canada, from the east coast to the west coast, and from the north to the Southern American’ border to capture the spirit of this fantastic country and its wild landscapes:
    infinite forest and boreal forest, huge lakes, mountain rivers, torrents, ocean, plains, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, caves, and also city environments.

    Over the course of 3 months we captured quiet soundscapes from gigantic boreal forests only populated by birds and squirrels. We went to the end of the north road, to the edge of the Saint James Bay, where the ice winds of the Arctic met the tundra and the end of the boreal forest.
    We discovered many lakes and rivers that characterize this wild country. We crossed the gigantic plains of Manitoba to join the Rocky Mountains and the British Colombia.

    Facing this wilderness, we did not forget the cities and its humans: In Montreal and Ottawa we captured many atmospheres: markets, urban parks, streets and pedestrian areas.

    -> We went record in these locations: Nova Scotia, Montreal, Ottawa, Tadoussac, Bois Robert, Bay James, Ruppert river, Harricana river, Temiscaming forest, Chapleau Faunetic Reserve, Ontario Forest, Manitoba’s prairies, Northern Rocky Mountains, Salmon Glacier, Lynn canyon, Callaghan lake, Jasper.
    -> All GPS coordinate are include in the sound sheet.

    -The sound bank contains 68 sound takes (total duration: 329 minutes), recorded in 24/96 kHz and split into 272 files

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Steam Trains Play Track 55+ sounds included, 218 mins total From: $45

    Ambisonic Steam Trains features recordings of 3 different narrow-gauge railways in Saxony/Germany where they meander through narrow valleys and bends.
    The library includes more than 3.5 hours of recordings that are taken directly at the train drivers position in the cabin as well as from wagon platforms and passenger seats.
    Also recordings of train pass-bys, shunting and service operations in the depot are included.
    With the Ambisonic format it is guaranteed that the acoustically rich and diversified surroundings of steam trains in action are captured spherical in each and every detail.

    Ambisonic Steam Trains is available in two versions:
    Ambisonic and Stereo

    The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel A-Format files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in upright position.
    These files need conversion to B Format prior to further processing.

    The Stereo version contains the same number of files with equal playing length, but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions. All takes are already decoded to 180° stereo that can be manipulated with any stereo width plugin.

    About Ambisonics:

    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library – and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the included A-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.

  • 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!

  • Human Ambisonic Surround Crowds Play Track 60 sounds included, 125 mins total From: $120

    Ambisonic Surround Crowds features 60 HD 24bit/96khz Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of crowds from Conventions, Museums, Markets, Playgrounds, Parks, Carnivals, Casinos, Restaurants and more. Both Exterior and Interior.

    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)

    Recorded with a Brahma Ambisonic Microphone and a Zoom F8 recorder with special attention given to avoid intelligible words. Recording locations are all from center perspective, in the middle of the crowd to give the widest image.

    Most tracks are 2 Minutes long with embedded Soundminer metadata.. All new, original recordings. Want a taste of what's included? Download the B Format Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

  • This library features a large variety of waves crashing on the coastline, including big waves rolling on sandy beaches, gentle water lapping on a rocky shore, calm waves gurgling between rocks and many more!

    Recorded during a trip along the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany, this collection of ambisonic sounds offers a combination of close and medium-ranged recordings, as well as some very close ones where I was standing in the middle of the waves, hoping not to damage my gear!

    Each recording is delivered in both AmbiX and stereo format, for quick and easy integration.

     

    Recorded with: Sound Device Mixpre 6 II, Rode NT-SF1

    Edited and Mastered with: Reaper, Izotope Ozone Imager, SoundField by Rode, MedlaProduction Suite, Soundly

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  • Sintra’s woods are famous for their mystique and peculiar flora selection, a result of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and by men’s own ingenuity on planting foreign species over the course of multiple centuries, resulting in a location that’s green throughout the four seasons, attracting a wide array of bird species and constant weather changes, sometimes all in a single day.

    Taking advantage of RØDE’s NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone, the woods were thoroughly explored, where each of the 25 audio files present in this library were recorded on different locations, resulting on multiple diverse atmospheres, where the predominant soundscapes are the beautiful early morning bird calls with smooth wind gusts and a couple of surprises happening throughout, courtesy of strange insects, angry ducks flying around, amongst other oddities.

    These audio files are perfect for neutral springtime soundscapes and given the nature of ambisonics, you can easily convert these B Format files onto any desired format (like regular stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 surround) with the correct plug-in, like RØDE’s own SoundField, which happens to be free to download. These are raw recordings where little to no hum or hiss removal techniques were applied.

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonics – Village Play Track 69 sounds included, 249 mins total $70 $40

    Compiling over 4 hours of ambisonic recordings, Village is focused on providing plenty of options for sound designers and editors alike on building rich, neutral soundscapes for quiet urban environments, where long takes allow you to loop said sounds wherever you please, build a scene in VR or other multimedia projects with leeway and versatility.

    Inside this library you’ll find quiet streets, moderate traffic recorded in multiple locations, uncrowded beach soundscapes, natural parks and fountains; alongside typical vehicle transportation from Sintra’s village, like 40mins of tram interiors, a 25min tuktuk ride and regular trains recorded from several positions.

    All sounds were recorded with RØDE’s NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone and given the nature of this particular format, you can easily convert these B Format audio files onto any desired format (like regular stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 surround) with the correct plug-in, like RØDE’s own SoundField, which happens to be free to download. These are raw recordings where little to no hum or hiss removal techniques were applied.

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  • The Ambisonics U.S.O. Bundle includes Insectus, Runaway Trains, Monaco Grand Prix 2018 & Kyma Ambiences – vol.2 from Unidentified Sound Object. This multi-pack combo provides selected sound libraries at a savings of 25% off the retail price ($81.5 ex VAT).

    Regular price: $326. Discounted combo price $244.5 ex VAT.

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  • Ambisonics Applause Play Track 19+ sounds included, 8 mins total $75 $56.25

    Mostly recorded at “the Olympia”, a great concert hall in Paris, this collection is all about the applause and crowd reactions. From large groups to single persons, we aim to cover any kind of emotion felt during a show. If you are looking for realism and authenticity, you should find it here.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Featuring 38 pristine nature recordings from remote locations across the U.S., Biophony delivers a diverse collection of ambient environmental sounds. Delivered in 24-bit/96kHz FuMa Ambisonics format as well as stereo, this library contains amphibians, sea animals, insects and other wildlife interacting within distinct biomes. Use these sounds to enliven your nature scenes with a rich, authentic ecological backdrop.

    To capture these sounds, recordist Jason Strawley and videographer Andrew Garraway traveled to four states from Florida to California with the goal of capturing a variety of ecosystems including swamps, ponds, and forests. The result is a dense collection of vibrant wildlife recordings brimming with life. According to Strawley, one of the most difficult aspects of the process was finding locations unaffected by human intervention, be it noise pollution or the overarching effects of climate change. In his own words:

    “Human-made noise pollution foiled many a recording, forcing us to travel to more and more remote locations. We should all be advocating to preserve more wild lands, but it’s not just about the land – we need to preserve the soundscape and darkscape as well. Some national parks are doing a great job with this and I hope we can contribute to awareness in some tiny way.”

    Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata to help you find the exact ecosystem and animal recording you need.

    Key Features:

    • 38 sound effects (14.5GB)
      • Delivered in both FuMa Ambisonics and Stereo
    • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Credits:

    • Blackguard Stock Media Group
    • Jason Strawley – Recordist / Editor / Producer
    • Andrew Garraway – Producer / Photographer / Videographer
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  • BMW X1 sDrive 18d 2018 is our new library. This time we recorded this awesome car with several mics all around!

    • Ambeo VR mic for all the interior takes.
    • Sennheiser MKH416P48 (depending the take from the interior and Exterior).
    • Sony D50 ST handheld recorder for the outside.
    • LOM Usi Pro for the exhaust pipe.
    • Sennheiser MKE2 Gold for the Engine.


    All the recordings are made in sync of all the mics.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Nature & Countryside Bugs Play Track 30+ sounds included, 57 mins total $75 $56.25

    This Bugs SFX library is all about insects, mostly crickets and cicadas. There are legions of them and they are all different. We bring you some clean and sharp ones, captured in french countryside at both daytime and at night.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • To give a city a good energy, you’ll need to add some background activities. Building sites are one of the of sounds of a living city. You will find different kind of atmospheres in this collection – including large building sites with cranes and outdoor elevators, various emergency alarm, excavators, hammers and grinders. All you need to give your set the realism of a big city.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Environments Calm Crowds Play Track 19+ sounds included, 40 mins total $75 $56.25

    The Calm Crowd SFX library will add some discreet life to your backgrounds. Calm background ambiences are tricky to do in sound editing, so this library gives you a hand with those surround sounds.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Surround Sound LAB is proud to present our third ambisonic library decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    We recorded the Cantabria Country in Spainan area belonging to Green Spain, the name given to the strip of land between the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Mountains, so called because of its particularly lush vegetation, due to the wet and moderate oceanic climate. The climate is strongly influenced by Atlantic Ocean winds trapped by the mountains.

    Recorded in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    Once again, we have mastered all the files in Ad Hoc Studios Madrid (link), Post Production sound studios certified by Avid and Dolby ATMOS, one of the best post-production facilities in Spain.

    AmbiX First Order Ambisonic, Dolby ATMOS 7.12, 5.1 and ST files have been mastered with Pro Tools HD 2018 system are included in the package.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Ambisonics Chicago City Life Play Track 17 sounds included, 48 mins total $60

    We visited Chicago last summer and once again, we recorded it, capturing 17 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects. The library was decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Nature & Countryside Cicadas Play Track 140+ sounds included, 300 mins total $60

    Cicadas is a collection of summer ambiences recorded in Southern Spain over the course of 2018 summer. You will get massive chorus in different densities and areas, individual chirps, and a designed section.

    The temperatures during this time of the year are so high, ranging from 30ºC to 45ºC (86ºF to 113ºF), that cicadas are always present in daytime. The higher the temperatures, the more cicadas chirp. Having this in mind, some recordings from early June have less cicadas than the ones recorded in July and August. In addition to this, there are recordings both in the morning, where the cicadas are not so many but are already present, and in the evening, chirping all of them as a chorus after a whole day under the sun. The library contains:

    • Cicadas in the countryside, recorded in different months and times of the day. Some recordings only contains cicadas and some others also include birds, dogs barking, flies buzzing and rooster calls (26 audio files).
    • Close ups of single cicadas, to build your own atmosphere or design insects, creatures and other specimens (17 audio files).
    • Cicadas in urban environments, such as parks (16 audio files) and residential areas (8 files).
    • Ambisonics recordings, also decoded into binaural by using Harpex-X (20 files).
    • Designed Section: includes abstract ambiences, futuristic alarms, glitches, flybys, flapping of winds, flock of birds, individual birds, frogs, and much more (71 files).
    • Descriptive markers that highlight interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as Izotope RX, Reaper and Soundminer.

    All files come in 96 kHz / 24 bit and with embedded metadata, both in Soundminer and BWAV.

    Featuring more than 250 minutes of cicadas recordings plus 65 minutes from the Designed Section.

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  • Ambisonics City Life: Central America Play Track 71+ sounds included, 456 mins total From: $69

    City Life: Central America is a collection of sounds captured across 3 Central American countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

    This library focus is on city atmosphere, especially in street/cover markets, pedestrian areas, parks, and many more.

    The sounds captured in Mexico show a more “modern” Spanish atmosphere, compared to the more “traditional” Maya’s markets of Guatemala, where people speak a mix of Spanish and k’iche'(traditional Mayan language used in some parts of Guatemala)

    For the 3 countries we visited a large amount of cities (x10) to capture the exceptional urban soundscapes of Central America.

    The record duration are around 6:00 min per take. For the cities, we used a discreet setup: Sennheiser AMBEO and an AB stereo setup with x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040.

    Each sound recording are located with GPS coordinates and full soundminer metadata.

    The Sennheiser AMBEO is an ambisonic microphone, than can be decode in many differents formats (binaural, 7.1, 5.1, stéréo, mono, etc…) for decode it you can use the Harpex plugin or the free Soundfield/Rodes plugin.

    -The Full sound bank (Stereo + Surround/Ambisonic) contains 71 sound takes record in 24/96khZ and decline in 267 files

    -The stereo sound bank contains only the stereo files (119 files).

  • People in the street without any traffic, that’s what this collection delivers – featuring city life, with restaurants and pedestrian commercial streets. Most of those sounds have been recorded in Venice, which is one of the largest pedestrian zone in the world.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Ambisonics City Rumor Play Track 17+ sounds included, 41 mins total $75 $56.25

    Far from the heart of town. Where you see the cityscapes in the distance. You hear the sounds of downtown deep and low. This collection is made for those shots, when you need to feel at the edge of the city.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • We had the chance to make the crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship container (ATLANTIC STAR).
    We boarded in the Antwerp industrial port in Belgium, sailed the English Channel, and then stopped at Liverpool’s industrial port.
    Then we crossed the North Atlantic Ocean to reach Halifax, Canada. This trip took us 10 days, 10 days of sounds recording.

    Through this trip, we were able to access places that normally are closed to the public: industrial ports, and a container ship.

    -The completed sound bank (Stereo + Surround-Ambisonic) contains 154 files record in 24 bit / 96 kHz

  • Ambisonics Countryside Birds Play Track 20+ sounds included, 37 mins total $75 $56.25

    This collection of common European bird sounds helps you to bring life into your nature environments at different seasons. It will be easy to signify a sad winter or a sunny day in spring by choosing the right bird song.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • COUNTRYSIDE WINTER – Ambisonics brings you 15 ambisonic atmospheres recorded during different times of a day in winter: early morning, morning, afternoon, evening and night.

    All these recordings have been done in Sierra Morena, Andalusia (Spain). Being winter, birds tend to be much quiet and insects are almost gone, so most of the ambiences are pretty silent. You will hear mainly birds such as sparrows, doves and woodpeckers. At night dogs and roosters make an appearance.

    Recordings have been done with a Sennheiser Ambeo + Zoom F8. All files are in 96 kHz/24 bit and meta-tagged.

    About this library:

    This Ambisonics sound effects library contains the original recordings in A-Format (no processing whatsoever) and in B-format (AmbiX). By using Harpex, 5.1 (LRCLfeLsRs) and stereo (ORTF) mixdowns have been also added. Note that the Lfe channel is mute. It hasn’t been removed to follow the SMPTE  path order.

    The Ambisonics version contains all the formats. Stereo version only includes the stereo files.

    Soundcloud demo plays the stereo version.

  • Environments Crowds at the restaurant Play Track 25 sounds included, 57 mins total $75 $56.25

    Restaurants are some of the most popular film sets. They are all different and it’s impossible to be exhaustive. So, what have we got here? A large French restaurant, an American Diner, a bar, staff canteen and next-table conversation. The Ambisonic recordings will help you to adjust your sound to your picture so you can bring some life to your silent restaurant.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Environments Drain Pipes Play Track 26+ sounds included, 41 mins total $75 $56.25

    Water in pipes-sounds are very useful for illustrating places like sewers, underground caves and cavities, or simply a shower room. This collection delivers you water flows and leaks from a range of pipes and cavities – from large drain pipes, tunnels to drips in a bathroom.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Ambisonics Drive My Car Play Track 56+ sounds included, 83 mins total $75 $56.25

    Drive My Car is a collection of 56 sound files from 9 different vehicles. From sport cars to electric compact cars you will certainly find one that will match. All of those sounds are in ambisonic B-format. Get ready for an an immersive vehicle passenger compartment sound collection.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • This library is the result of a really special recording trip, with field recording legend Chris Watson. Chris Watson's work as a wildlife sound recordist has covered television documentaries and experimental musical collaborations. We spent 4 days in Delta Ebro learning from him!

    We recorded in ambisonic (Zoom F8 and Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic), and decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    We recorded 13 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    Another way to get this library:
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  • Trains Elevated Subway Trains Play Track 35 sounds included, 56 mins total $30 $19.50

    The New York Subway doesn’t only run underground: the elevated tracks in sections of the city provide a rich source of groans, creaks, rumbles, screeches and rattles, This library contains twenty First Order Ambisonic tracks of subway trains overhead recorded at 96/24 and available in both FuMa and ambiX orders and weighting. Extras include three FOA street-atmos files taken at the same time as the train recordings and twelve stereo files from my extensive archive. Guaranteed to add that certain something to your city ambiences.

    Files:

    • 23 FOA FuMa
    • 23 FOA ambiX
    • 12 Stereo
    58 Total

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  • This library is a collection of a wide variety of sounds recorded with high quality equipment over the past few years.
    Most of the sounds are field recordings or otherwise raw without any processing such as noise removal, EQ or compression, but still mostly curated and edited so that it’s fast to start using them in your projects.

    To celebrate the end of one era I decided to put together most of my recordings as one library, it’s including recordings with different techniques – from the electromagnetic fields of iPhone and a contact-mic’d sewing machine, to ORTF-stereo atmospheres of greenhouses, and gardens full of crickets recorded in ambisonic, and much more. 45 GB of material should cover your needs for some time :)

    I hope it’s useful as a source of ready-to-use sound effects, but also as material and inspiration for something more. High quality and high sample rates allow you to manipulate the sounds a lot without losing their energy. Have fun with the library!

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  • Ambisonics Exotic Birds Play Track 32+ sounds included, 58 mins total $75 $56.25

    To set an exotic scene, or to illustrate a different and luxuriant nature, exotic birdsong is a great asset. Even if it is very difficult to identify each of them, the bird’s songs of this collection will bring you far from home. Feel surrounded by those songs recorded in Brasil, Thailand, Maldives and France.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Surround Sound LAB is proud to present our first ambisonic library decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    After several months recording around Madrid, we are including 22 tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD of Far city Ambiences.

    As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    This time we have mastered all the files in Ad Hoc Studios Madrid (link), Post Production sound studios certified by Avid and Dolby ATMOS, one of the best post production facilities in Spain.

    We have decoded all the First Order Ambisonic recordings with the HarpeX plugin into a 7.1.2 Dolby ATMOS bed configuration, using the top channel to create totally outstanding ambiences tracks ready to use.

    We want to let you know that Surround Sound LAB. new releases will be in Ambisonic format. This way you will be able to decode it from mono to Atmos systems. Also it's important to think in ambisonics as the way to go for VR – and we are ready for it.

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    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Ambisonics Fire Play Track 66+ sounds included, 33 mins total $75 $56.25

    This fire collection is about small and unusual burning material. Here is great material that will fuel a large fire. Torch sounds recorded inside and outside. Flame with carbide chemical fire and Nitro gas burning. Pure flame sounds that become massive when slowing them down. And a gas flame thrower that will burn you down. Always ambisonic, definitively immersive.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Ambisonics Fireworks 1 Play Track 27 sounds included, 27 mins total $75 $56.25

    A collection of fireworks sound effects, mostly recorded from the launching area, close to the mortars for some big booms and fuse sounds. Of course you will find classical fireworks atmosphere here too. And if you are looking for rocket sounds or loud blasts, you should try slowing them down.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Ambisonics Fireworks 2018 Play Track 1 sounds included, 20+ mins total $25

    Last September we celebrated holidays in our new town, and we recorded more than 20 minutes of the firework night show from a close position. We recorded it in ambisonic (Zoom F8 and Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic), and decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

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    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Surround Sound LAB is proud to present our second ambisonic library decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    We recorded the last two football matches of Atletico de Madrid last year in our historical stadium, Vicente Calderon. we are including both matches in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    The result of the recordings are rich Ambisonic recordings of 50.000 people singing and enjoying the last days of the stadium. The football matches were against Eibar Football Club and Atletico de Bilbao Football Club, both the last two games of Spanish La Liga 2016/17 season.

    Enjoy topical Spanish crowd ambiences, with the highest quality available nowadays to record this sport events.

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    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • A full library of recordings from a 2009 Ford Fusion Plus with a 1.6 litre Duratec petrol engine. Includes door opens and closes, windows up and down, seatbelts, switches, buttons, engine turn key, start and idle, revs and more. Recordings made using Sennheiser MKH416, 8050 and Rode NT5 mics into a Zoom F8 and F4, plus some additional recordings using a JRF contact mic.

    Also includes three 7+ minute continuous driving interior ambisonics (Ambix B format) recordings with synced mono engine bay recordings. Covering turn key and start, driving through the countryside up to 60mph on dual carriageway, into the city and stopping. Made with Sennheiser Ambeo and ME2 mics.

    If you need a no-nonsense, great quality library of an ordinary car, not a fancy flashy sports car as I often do, then this is the library for you! Everything is delivered in 24 Bit / 192 kHz making it useful for sound design purposes too. Need a massive metal impact? Pitch down one of those doors!

    All files contain extensive metadata in both Soundminer and BWAV formats.

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    BEAMS is a comprehensive toolkit for beam sound design. Sounds are separated into activation oneshot, activation/deactivation mechanism, and active loop categories. Each category contains subcategories for small, medium, and large beams. You can design anything from the smallest spy-watch laser cutter to a planet destroying column of chaos. As a bonus, you’ll also get a diverse collection of burning ignition sounds as source for beam environmental destruction.

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    Polarity delivers more than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob’s Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy.

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  • The Audio Hero Western collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions.  Included in this library are guns and pistols, horses, stagecoaches, steam trains, jail cell doors and much more!  These sounds are all hand-picked from the Hollywood Edge Burtis Bills' Sounds of the American West sound effects collection.

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  • Sci-Fi Beams Play Track 1139 sounds included $149 $99

    BEAMS is a comprehensive toolkit for beam sound design. Sounds are separated into activation oneshot, activation/deactivation mechanism, and active loop categories. Each category contains subcategories for small, medium, and large beams. You can design anything from the smallest spy-watch laser cutter to a planet destroying column of chaos. As a bonus, you’ll also get a diverse collection of burning ignition sounds as source for beam environmental destruction.

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  • Metal Smash – What do you get when you go to the junkyard with the best Schoeps Microphones money can buy.

    Every effect is also recorded with a sub sonic microphone to add depth to the smashes. Great complicated crashes with extra metallic details.

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  • The sounds presented in this pack were recorded during the shooting of a short film taking place by the ocean. We shot in different places, in the marina, on a boat, in an industrial harbor area, in a wharehouse of boat maintenance.

    Even if some sounds of the pack are not fully in the theme, I voluntarily left them because they were recorded at the same time and in order to serve the film.

    The most represented sounds in this pack are those recorded in the marina, the wind blowing in the masts of the boats, at the seaside, as well as a detailed recording of the zodiac boat.

    Sounds were recorded using Sound Devices 633, in 24bits 96Khz, Schoeps CCM 21 mic in ORTF, with an extra CCM 41 for the center (LCR), and using an extra contact mic to record the motor of the zodiac boat.

    All the sounds are raw (No EQ, No Compression, No Fx).

    This pack contains 40 sounds, 80 files, for the ambiences.

    It also contains 15 sounds, 39 files for the zodiac boat.

    All embedded with detailed metadata on Soundminer.

  • Welcome to “MOTION MODE”, an intense collection of sounds to induce movement and evoke excitement in your production.

    You will find whooshes, transitions, noises, granular textures, movements, stutters and hits with a powerful Sci-fi feel.

    Special attention was put in the dynamics of the sounds to ensure the creation of an energetic pack aimed to enhance atmospheres, add movement and enrich musical compositions.

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