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  • Water & Oceans (M)exican (S)easide Play Track 52 sounds included, 70 mins total $39

    Mexican Seaside is a unique Mid-Side collection of ocean sounds gathered during the summer of 2017 in the Yucatán Peninsula – Mexico. It contains sandy and rocky beach ambient sounds, with no human activity. These sounds were recorded at sunrise (on various days) with a Zoom H6 on a Joby GorillaPod and a MS capsule (MSH-6) covered by a Rycote Mini Windjammer. Mid-side allows you to actually adjust the width of the stereo image after it has been recorded. It provides total mono compatibility for recordings that may eventually be played back in mono, such as TV broadcasts.
    The package contains a MS-RAW folder plus a LR folder with all the files decoded to stereo for quick use.

    100% of “Mexican Seaside” SFX library purchases will be donated to UNICEF México.

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  • Drones & Moods 100 Fans, HVAC, & Mechanical Drones Play Track 124+ sounds included, 104 mins total $39 $34
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    Articulated presents here a careful collection of 100 Electric Fans, HVAC, AHU, and Mechanical Drones. After months of capture, we recorded, selected, and edited this unique library featuring rich, varied, and useful assets ready-to-use for any game or movie project.

    These sounds can serve to inspire life inside environments, provide industrial tones, domestic houses, or back alleys, setting moods or atmospheres. They can also serve as elements to design mechanical machine or engine sounds.

    The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from clean, modern, to old and rusty, on rooftop, indoor, flush ceiling-mounted, Bathroom extractor, or floor stand; along with many flavours like metal, plastic, smooth or raspy rattles with gurgling wobbles. Some of the Sounds have useful varied point of perspectives (Close-up, distance), and most of them are ‘loopable’.

    WHAT’S INSIDE:
    124 stereo files
    Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    Wide variety
    Different perspectives are included as well

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  • Environments 100 Fountains Play Track 100+ sounds included, 110 mins total $39 $34

    ‘FOUNTAINS’ gets you 100 pristine stereo recordings of various fountain sizes, types, and perspectives (including 15 hydrophone recordings). Each file is between 40 sec and 2 min long, mono compatible, and is fully loopable, ready to be used in any project.

    Over a period of one year, I recorded various fountains from different perspectives and distances – and even underwater. And, as with every sound library from Articulated Sounds, the files are embedded with metadatas (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3).

    So if you need the sound of fountains (or simply the sound of water), this library delivers nearly two hours of excellent, ready-to-use recordings:

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  • City Life 101 Ambiences Play Track 101 sounds included, 384 mins total $60 $45

    This library gets you atmospheric ambiences from all over the world; from the UK, Greece, Spain, Morocco to Germany and America – and includes cities like Jerusalem, Las Vegas and many more. The recordings have been captured on land, at sea and in the air – and with over 6 hours of ambiences in total, 101 Ambiences offers a wealth of material for your projects.

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  • Footsteps 8Bit Essentials Play Track 204 sounds included $15

    204 retro-themed samples for guaranteed flashbacks.

    These sounds are ideal for:
    Item Pickup / Drop • Unlock • UI • Weather • Weapon


    Click for email support: Contact us anytime for custom sound effects, edits, or to let us know what type of pack we should make next.

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  • Environments Abandoned Bomb Shelters Play Track 71 sounds included, 165+ mins total $39

    Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast features mysterious and eerie sounds recorded in and around abandoned bunkers along the Danish West Coast.

    The gathered ambiences form a comprehensive resource of steady winds, heavy gusts, rustling undergrowths as well as single waves and strong surfs that constantly stream and break through these inhospitable areas with concrete remains all around.

    A big part of the library was recorded inside the bunkers where the strong nature elements of wind and water are transformed into heavily comb filtered textures and dark atmospheres.

    Read the full Bunker story here

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  • Drones & Moods Aberrant Drones Play Track 79 sounds included, 409 mins total $49.99 $29.99

    Discover nearly 7 hours of individually flavoured, hauntingly musical and ever-evolving drones, packaged neatly into 79 of the kind of audio files that you can never have enough of.

    In many ways, Aberrant Drones is the sister library of the Augmentation Elements library, as it provides you with the creative tools required to augment your sound design.

    Whilst the Augmentation Elements library arms you with tools such as whooshes, risers and stings, allowing you to sweeten specific elements of your sound design, the Aberrant Drones library allows you to augment the mood of an entire scene. Each audio file is populated with richly descriptive SoundMiner metadata, making it easier than ever before to sift through hours of abstract drones.

    This is why the metadata is usually described in terms of feeling and mood, like so:

    Drone,Sci-Fi,Abstract,Cacophonous,Glowing,Impending Doom
    Drone,Sci-Fi,Abstract,Textured,Vibrating,Oscillating,Anxiety

    Augment your creative tool-box with Aberrant Drones, and transform your sound design work!

    For really in-depth reviews, check out the articles on 344audio.com and strongmocha.com

    If you have any questions about this library, feel free to quickly send me an e-mail. I tend to reply within minutes.
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  • Cars Above & Below Traffic Play Track 13+ sounds included, 70 mins total $15

    Above & Below puts traffic ambience in a new perspective: This library features 70+ minutes of traffic ambience above and below bridges, hills, underpass, overpass, buildings, walkway bridges, and more.

    Recorded in 96 kHz / 24 bit – All files last five minutes and thirty seconds each.

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  • Drones & Moods Abstract Ambiences Play Track 377+ sounds included, 685 mins total From: $28 From: $14

    Abstract Ambiences gets you a collection of abstract and surreal ambiences, covering everything from Doomed Soundscapes, Dark Drones, Futuristic Dungeons, Alien Worlds, SciFi Horror, Weird Radio Messages and Interference to Disturbing and Terrifying Noises, Eerie Textures & more. The library is the first of many collaborations between SoundBits and Monte Sound. All sounds are royalty free – and several versions are available:

    Abstract Ambiences version overview:

    Abstract Ambiences – Stereo:
    • 60 ready-to-use abstract ambiences in stereo
    60 files, 5.18 GB

    Abstract Ambiences 5.0 – Surround:
    • 60 ready-to-use abstract ambiences in 5.0 surround (split mono) + stereo downmixes
    300 split monofiles (60 ambiences in 5.0) + 60 stereo files, 13.08 GB

    Ambiences Construction-Kit:
    • 257 stereo layers/stems – source stems used to build the Abstract Ambiences library, offering 1000s of combinations
    257 files, 13.33 GB

    Abstract Ambiences COMPLETE Pack:
    • Surround + Stereo Downmixes + Construction Kit bundle for maximum savings!
    377 files, 31.59GB

    More details about the packs below.

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  • Water & Oceans Abstract Aqua Play Track 300 sounds included, 334 mins total $40 $36

    Abstract Aqua sound effects library is a result of different field recording sessions with more experimental approach.

    It features 208 192kHz WAV files, 92 designed sound effects and 116 RAW recordings. It was recorded with a Sound Devices 702 and Sony PCM-D100, Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphones, Rode NTG3 and Aquarian Audio hydrophone. Total length of the files is 334 minutes.

    The designed files have more abstract feel to it, so you’ll find aqua whooshes, different underwater sounds and big sounding waves. The RAW files includes different wave recordings from the Baltic Sea, water foley sounds and effects recorded with hydrophones. You can find more informations in the library sound list.

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  • Drones & Moods Abstract Interior Tones Play Track 80 sounds included, 49 mins total $20

    Abstract Interior Tones is a high-definition collection of synthetic, inharmonic room tones and drones, that are made exclusively to provide sound designers a truly diverse sonic palette for designing neutral, non-intrusive, and spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. Abstract Interior Tones features 80 24bit/96kHz seamlessly looping sounds, normalised to -23LUFS and embedded with Soundminer metadata.

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  • Drones & Moods ACM(E) Play Track 26 sounds included $15

    This small sound library contains all the original CPU fan and hard disk noises emitted by the following vintage Apple MACs, each with its own unique texture:

    • Power Macintosh 4400
    • Power Macintosh 6400
    • Power Macintosh 7200
    • Macintosh Classic
    • Macintosh Mac G4
    • Macintosh Mac LC 475

    The material contains a lot of mechanical noises and different startup chimes, plus a lot of boot sequences with all the hard drives/fans spinning and whirring.

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  • Animals & Creatures African Cloud Forest Play Track 35+ sounds included, 215 mins total From: $90 From: $75

    African Cloud Forest is a collection of immersive ambiences recorded in Ethiopia’s high-altitude montane rainforests. These recordings will transport you to the heart of remote cloud forests, teeming with wildlife and free from man-made noise.

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  • Animals & Creatures African Jungle Play Track 80+ sounds included, 460 mins total From: $125 From: $110

    African Jungle is a huge collection of unique ambiences recorded in Central Africa’s Congo Basin rainforests. To my knowledge, these are the first surround field recordings made in this area. Last year I spent a whole month off the grid, listening to and recording a variety of habitats at all times of day and night, at the height of the rainy season when birds are most vocal. It took me many days of travel to get to these places, from using trains, boats, cars and planes to hiking on foot in the jungle.

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  • Animals & Creatures African Rainforest Play Track 69+ sounds included, 330 mins total From: $95

    African Rainforest is an expansive collection of recordings made in the various types of rainforest that lie on the Ugandan side of the Albertine Rift, ranging from high-altitude afromontane to tropical lowland jungles.

    From the spooky croaking choruses of black and white colobus monkeys to barking baboons, hooting DeBrazza’s monkeys, moaning Mona monkeys, screaming chimpanzees, warbling mangabey and the otherworldly twang of the blue monkey, these forests are packed to the brim with primates calling from the canopy. Yet beyond all the monkey exuberance, these recordings are characterised by tranquility and spaciousness, where slow lazy bird calls are interspersed by gently fluttering insect choruses and pinging tree frogs.

    Available in stereo and surround and covering all times of day, African Rainforest not only features lengthy ambient recordings but also includes a number of close-up vocalisations of two kinds of great ape: chimpanzee and mountain gorilla, recorded on location in their natural habitat.

    Library highlights:

    • 5.5 hours of lush ambiences in surround & stereo
    • 10 primate species
    • 50+ birds
    • Numerous frogs and mammals
    • Bonus recordings of close up chimp & gorilla vocalisations

  • Animals & Creatures African Wild West Play Track 70+ sounds included, 365 mins total From: $90 From: $80

    African Wild West is a collection of lush and immersive ambiences recorded in Senegal over the course of a 3-week trip in 2017. The library consists of 70 recordings totaling more than 6 hours, available both as stereo and surround. The recordings have been captured with a Sennheiser Double Mid-Side rig both at all times of day and night in the following locations:

    • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, an immense wetland teeming with wildlife
    • savanna areas in Northern, Eastern and Central Senegal
    • desert oases at Desert de Lompoul, Western Senegal
    • arid forests in Central Senegal
    • tropical forests in Niokolo-Koba National Park, South Eastern Senegal
    • the banks of the river Gambia
    • mangrove forests in the Saloum Delta, on the Atlantic coast
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  • Animals & Creatures African Wildlife Play Track 363+ sounds included, 154 mins total $149

    African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.

    It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.

    The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.

    Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.

    Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680

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  • City Life Agadir, Morocco Play Track 21 sounds included, 76 mins total $32 $20

    Ambiences of Markets, Skylines, a Café etc. from Agadir, Morocco, by award winning Sound Recordist and Sound Editor Rob Bourke, edited and mastered by Sound Designer Ian Macbeth.

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  • Environments Air Conditioner, Vents and Fans Play Track 32 sounds included, 19 mins total $15 $9.75

    This collection of Air Conditioners, Vents, and Ducts gives a collection of understated airs and room tones appropriate for most every day situations.

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  • Aircraft - Jet/Propeller Planes Air Travel Play Track 62+ sounds included, 240 mins total $99

    Need the ambience of airports, security areas or on-board a commercial airliner during an international flight?

    This library delivers: Getting you 4 hours of crowds and atmospheres recorded at 10 different international airports  – and on-board multiple airliners with different seat perspectives in-flight, landing, taxi and crew announcements included.

    Update: 16 recordings of 6 new airports now included, as well as two new, long airliner on-board recordings – a total of 1h 23 minutes of additional audio!
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  • World Sounds Airport Sounds Play Track 28 sounds included, 90 mins total $50

    As part of travelling around recording sound, you tend to spend many hours in airports.
    This collection of high-quality ambient sounds were recorded in 18 countries.

    Expect to hear small, medium and large interior crowds, loudspeaker announcements in all kinds of languages, internal passenger vehicles speeding by, the many beeps and musical tones of airport security clearance, and a whole lot of accents.

    Recorded in both domestic and international airports in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cuba, Australia, Montenegro, Russia, Finland, Switzerland, France and Morocco.

    All tracks were recorded in high definition by Evan Buist, sound engineer and field recordist (National Geographic, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures).

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  • Aircraft - Jet/Propeller Planes Airports From The Archive Play Track 42+ sounds included, 185 mins total $25

    Airports From The Archive features recordings made in and around airports in the UK, Europe and the USA.

    It comes with 42 files in 24bit / 48kHz, many long atmospheres with and without announcements and including four recordings that have the hard-to-find Solari Departure Board sounds included. All files are Soundminer Metadata embedded.

    All in all, you get more than three hours of great, authentic airport sounds in this library.

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  • Animals & Creatures Alaska: Active Nature Play Track 48+ sounds included, 300 mins total From: $69

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Active Nature, get a collection of the energetic ambiences from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Hear the resounding sound of glacial valleys as the endless sun fuels the ecosystem. Hear playful shorebirds energetic calls and whooshing flybys. Hear the sweet singing of Swainson’s Thrush and resonant woodpeckers that ring for miles. Hear cottonwoods creaking and the eerie winnowing of Wilson’s Snipe circling overhead.
    • This library is packed full of tracks with vibrant flora and fauna from the lively summer landscapes of the Arctic. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the nearby glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Active nature ambiences with dense flora and fauna
    • Lush, dense songbird choruses
    • Close, single species calls
    • Wing flutters and whooshing flybys
    • Water takeoffs and landings
    • Lush forest birds
    • Energetic shorebirds
    • Days and nights in the beaver pond filled marshland
    • Days and nights in the boreal forest
    • Two, 30+ minute dawn choruses
    • Lone moose walking in a beaver pond
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    BLOG POST:
    • Coming Soon on the ASFX blog
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Moose, Swainson’s Thrush, Varied Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Common Loon, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, American Robin, Black-billed Magpie, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Wilson’s Snipe, Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Woodpeckers, bats
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • Drones & Moods Alien and Imagined Atmospheres Play Track 33 sounds included, 58 mins total $20 $10

    A library of designed ambiences, drones and background textures. Includes designed winds, underwater sounds and more abstract backgrounds.

    Ideal to help bring your horror or sci-fi productions to life or for any other scenario where you need interesting, moody, dark background textures.
    All files contain extensive metadata embedded in soundminer and broadcast wave formats for easy finding!
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  • Environments Alps Play Track 95 sounds included, 280 mins total $62

    “Alps” includes a huge variety of Ambiences recorded in a pristine region in Switzerland which is still in its original and natural state. Through a minimum of civilisation and a base in a cabin up on the mountains, it was possible to catch super clean and natural ambiences with a minimum of noise pollution. We made sure this library includes a pure alps experience. This collection gets you a great collection of rivers, quiet forests, birds, valleys, fields and more recorded from different perspectives and heights.

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    Special thanks to Raimund Förnzler (pictures, moving pictures), Marvin Brand and Daniel Strübig for making this library possible!

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  • City Life Ambiance – City Life Play Track 24 sounds included, 67 mins total $10 $8

    City Life Ambiance 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.

    The library is also available in 360 Ambisonic version here.

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  • City Life Ambiance Collection 1 Play Track 71 sounds included, 203 mins total $59 $29

    The Ambiance Collection 1 aims to provide a complete solution for a wide variety of sound scenarios.

    It features a range of ambience recordings such as cities, roads, parks, countrysides, shores, airports, shopping malls, underground parking lots, various room-tones and much more.

    This package includes 71 Files – Total 3:23:00 hours of content, with an average track duration of 0:02:45 minuets.

    The library is also available in 360 Ambisonic version here.

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  • Environments Ambience – Banaue Rice Terraces Play Track 200 sounds included, 182 mins total $40 $24

    This library brings you 200 sounds (3+ hours) of 96kHz/24-bit stereo audio from the remote region of Banaue in the northern Philippines. This includes 180 x 1-minute loopable ambiences recorded from dawn to dusk, including local animals, towns, villages, vehicles, rain, thunder and waterfalls – an extensive variety of ambiences from multiple locations.

    As the region is currently undergoing extensive restoration efforts due to landslides, abandonment and other destruction, 20% of this library’s earnings will be donated to the “Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project” to help maintain this unique landscape and soundscape.

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  • City Life Ambience – Miscellaneous Places Play Track 117+ sounds included, 174 mins total $45

    Since our beginning, we have the opportunity to travel around different places and record many ambiences. Here is a package that we have built with the better of them.

    Recorded from City, Country, Forest, and outside and inside places.

    The library contains 117 files, 2 hours 54 minutes and 5.74 gigs of stuff.

    Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, all files were recorded and are delivered in 24 Bit 96 kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure fast and easy workflow.

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  • City Life Ambience City Traffic Play Track 40 sounds included, 107 mins total $39 $29

    Ambience City Traffic features 40 HD 24bit / 96kHz recordings with a large selection of urban city, freeway and highway ambiences.

    Sounds include close and distant traffic recordings, and locations include downtown, highways, freeways, harbor areas, intersections, mountain towns, parking lots and more. Wet and snowy street / tire sounds are also included. All ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length.

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  • City Life Ambience Crowds Play Track 85+ sounds included, 223 mins total $79 $59

    A massive collection of crowd and ambience recordings – captured both indoors and outdoors.

    Locations include an amusement park, mall, restaurant, beach, courtyard, fair, ski area, arcade hall, casino, coffe shop, convention, park, construction site, library, museum, cafe, zoo, store, theater lobby, tour boat train station – and more.

    There are 85 recordings included, most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length – and there are more than 220 minutes of crowd recordings in total.

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  • City Life Ambience Crowds 2 Play Track 50 sounds included, 112 mins total $49 $25

    Ambience Crowds 2 features 50 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large selection of interior and exterior crowds. From Museums, Parades, Amusement Parks, and much more. Most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length, and Ambience Crowds 2 includes almost 2 hours of clean stereo ambience. All new, original recordings.

    Includes crowds at locations such as:

    Amusement park • Cafeteria • Concert Hall • Convention • Courtyard Museum • Library • Lobby • Mall • Museum • Parade • Playground • Restaurant • School

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