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City and urban sound effects & recordings – including crowds, walla, traffic and other city activity

  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Play Track 50 sounds included, 243 mins total $30 $20

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring 4 hours of authentic recordings.

    Recorded over three years, the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes walla sounds of Jamaican patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, Beaches, as well as cooking sounds from a wooden house kitchen. So if you’re looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

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  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Vol. 2 Play Track 90 sounds included, 702 mins total From: $30

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring almost 12 hours of authentic recordings.

    An Additional Library of Vol 1. the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes Walla sounds of Jamaican Patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, roomtones, beaches, as well as a luxury hotel visit. So if you're looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

  • Train and ambience library recorded in Tokyo, Kobe, and Osaka. Bullet and regional trains, platforms, and station ambiences. Recorded at 96kHz stereo.

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  • World Sounds Jordan Play Track 32+ sounds included, 80 mins total $45

    'Jordan' is a unique collection of 32 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment. From the northern part of the country to the Red Sea, this collection includes:

    • Desert ambiances from Wadi-Rum and Petra, the “tresor” of the country.
    • Villages, cities and countrysides with nice reverb from the canyons.
    • Various indoor and outdoor markets and bazaars.
    • The muezzin leading the call to prayer at different hours from different perspectives and acoustics with wide and long reverb from the hilly landscape.

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through the western part of the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy Recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • The city of Kolkata, India, is one of the sonically richest locations in the world. This library features over 25 locations and 276 files of both day and night time recordings in 5.1 and stereo formats. Feel the relentless energy of Bagbazar Street, the traffic rumble over Howrah Bridge, walk through the flower market along the Ganges river, and much more…

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  • City Life LA Ambisonics Play Track 239 sounds included, 1139+ mins total From: $119

    The LA Ambisonics sound effects library is an extensive collection of 239 immersive urban ambience recordings from throughout the city of Los Angeles. Add these LA ambiences sounds to strengthen your scenes with an authentic city soundscape — from beach and boardwalk sounds, city and freeway traffic, to street and restaurant walla, plane pass bys, and more.

    Recorded by Academy Award®-winner Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road), LA Ambisonics was captured at various locations throughout Los Angeles including LAX, Venice Beach, Hollywood Boulevard, Union Station, Laurel Canyon and more. To capture these stunning ambiences, Mangini took the opportunity to think critically about what makes Los Angeles sound unique, and how to best achieve the immersion integral to the ambisonics format.

    “I’ve been a fan of Ambisonic recording for some time, having developed my own microphones and plugins, not only for their sonic verisimilitude but for their obvious potential in cinema sound. While ‘immersion’ is the word on everyone’s lips as a sonic panacea, there is a great deal of controversy about how best to achieve it. I believe that it is in the reproduction of a believable 360 degree sound field that one achieves the highest level of ‘immersion’ and Ambisonics is one of the most practical and sonically pleasing ways to get there.” – Mark Mangini

    Delivered in both Ambisonic and stereo formats, each audio file is embedded with rich descriptions for quick intuitive search results. This library includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to control the Ambisonics files by pointing “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene and decode to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. These recordings are also perfect for 3D Audio applications including VR and 360º video.

    Key Features:

      • 239 sound effects (86GB)
      • 24/48k, 24/96k broadcast .wav files
      • Total length: 17 hr 19 min 41 sec
      • Average recording length: 4 min 15 sec
      • Descriptive embedded metadata
      • 100% Royalty-Free

    Credits:

    Mark Mangini

  • La Gomera’s Spirit is a sound effects library featuring authentic sounds of the small Canarian island’s life.

    This collection contains sounds of Villages, Beaches and Nature Sounds.

    It features typical Streets, Walla, Traffic Sounds, Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Residential Village Sounds.

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  • Langa – Township Ambiences is a collection of everyday sounds recorded within a vibrant township community in the heart of Cape Town. The townships are always a busy place with a lot of different soundscapes to offer – from the chaotic market street in the town centre to the quieter houses/shacks on the outskirts. This collection has both interior and exterior ambiences and wallas to set the scene for any project set in a lively city environment. This pack consists of 25 Ambiences.

    Photo Credits: Matthias v.d Neut

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  • Nature & Countryside Laos Play Track 49+ sounds included, 93 mins total $40

    'Laos' is a unique collection of 49 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment. From north to south, this collection includes:

    • Village: from northern mountains, far away from civilization
    • Countryside: animals and farm life.
    • Forest: from southern valleys and central old colonies.
    • Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • City: average-sized with peace atmosphere.

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through all the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy Recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • Sports Large Crowd Reactions Play Track 81+ sounds included, 53 mins total $75 $56.25

    Sometimes emotion comes when you feel together as one. This is happening in stadiums, arenas, demonstrations when people are as one voice. This collection gets you the power of the crowd. People will go through various feelings, sometimes silent or very noisy, you will be able to cover a lot of situations with it. Moreover ambisonic format-B 3D recordings are great to enhance those kind of situations.

    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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  • City Life Leaked Noise Play Track 36 sounds included, 84 mins total $90 $45

    What is LEAKED NOISE? Well, in the case of this sound pack, it is the sound that is somewhat removed from the listener. It might be the people upstairs having a blazing argument (and later on when they have made up, getting amorous), the garage band next door rehearsing their songs, the kid in the basement practicing drums or the one down the school hall practising flute. In this pack, you will find lots of LEAKED NOISE that might be just right for your project, be it TV, film, radio, videogame or theatre.

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  • This sound library is full of library recordings. These range from city to public and university libraries. With 38 recordings of 5 minutes (for a total of more than 3 hours of recordings) there are a heap of different options depending on if you’re after a busy reception or a quiet study space. 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 Lisbon City Sounds Play Track 44 sounds included, 70 mins total $35

    Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today's Europe.

    This small collection of sounds includes a variety of ambiences, feels, and classics Lisbon Sounds. They are part of my last travel to this amazing city!

    They include sounds from Rossio Square, Comerce Square, Trains, Belem, Underground, Baixo Chiado Neighbourdhood, Sant George Castle, street and market ambiences.

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  • City Life Lockdown London Play Track 24 sounds included, 59 mins total $75 $37.50

    ‘Quiet’ and ‘London’. Not two words that go together very often these days. But now…near empty bus and train stations, a market usually bustling with buyers. Commuter-free trains and tubes, empty streets. For a full list of sounds see the attached excel doc.

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  • London Ambisonics is a collection of 55 immersive city ambience recordings from the streets, parks and subways of London, England. Use these versatile sounds to enliven your scenes with an authentic city atmosphere. Recorded in 24-bit/96kHz with a Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic, London Ambisonics was captured at various locations throughout London including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Palace Theatre, the River Thames and more. Detailed metadata includes coordinates and cross streets for maximum geographic clarity.

    To capture these stunning ambiences, recordist Matt Snedecor traversed London with the goal of capturing its essence. In his own words:

    “London, although there’s a lot of English, just has a different feel and sound than a major US city. So I was partly looking for urban sounds, but also getting the feel of the city itself. It was definitely not as big and loud as NYC and there’s also things like different sirens and horns than we have here.”

    This library includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to control the Ambisonics files by pointing “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene.

    The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. In addition to giving sound editors and mixers greater flexibility and control over the recordings, these recordings are also perfect for 3D Audio applications including VR and 360º video.

    Key Features:

    • 55 sound effects (21GB)
    • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Credits:

    Matt Snedecor

    Notes

    Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.

  • This is a collection of sounds recorded at various locations in London, UK. Recordings of landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), various London streets, and green spaces are all featured, totalling 127 minutes of ambisonic audio, with an average length of 6 mins 22 seconds.

    The files have been decoded to AmbiX, but can be converted to FuMa with the free Ambi Converter from Noise Makers, or decoded to any format from mono to 7.1.2 Atmos using Harpex-X or the free Røde Soundfield plug-in.

    No noise reduction has been used, apart from on the recording of Big Ben, and the unprocessed version is also included.

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  • City Life London City Sounds Play Track 79 sounds included, 320 mins total $120

    SSL11 London City Sounds is our first project recorded in London exclusively during a 4 days visit in the city. SURROUND SOUND LAB Team traveled to London just to record the main essence of this city!

    Parks, Ambiences, Traffic, Wallas, indoors crowds, buses, trains, stations and touristic places, all available right now in this huge library.

    More than 4:30 hours of original and actual recordings. 79 original field recordings (see map above for geo-localization) in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format (for custom editions).

    Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 3-4 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project!

    This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration. This provides great post production possibilities.

    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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  • Human London Crowds Vol. I Play Track 20 sounds included, 105 mins total $35

    London Crowds brings you 20 stereo crowd recordings featuring different situations and locations: Luton and Stansted airports; Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, Victoria and Marylebone stations; a pub, a classroom, a terrace bar, an auditorium, a campus university and a few networking events. Crowds go from 10 people up to a cocktail event with dozens of people.

    19 out of 20 locations are interior, so traffic noise is either minimum or absent. English (with British accent) is obviously present in all the files.

    Files come in 24 bit and 96/48 kHz. Total length of the library is 105 minutes.

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  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $62.50

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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  • MWFX004 London Interior Spaces is a collection of high quality ambience recordings made over the course of 2 years using a stealth rig consisting of 2 x Sennheiser MKH8040s in ORTF stereo. The Stealth rig has allowed me to record natural ambiences of people in a variety of interior spaces around London resulting in a very versatile and useful collection of sounds. The collection includes places of varying size from large, busy reverberant spaces such as museums to small intimate pubs and quiet libraries and bookshops.  The collection has a range of crowd sizes from busy walla to the quiet presence and activity of one or two people in the background, which will allow a variety of different applications and uses.

    Spaces included in the library:

    • Galleries
    • Museums
    • Pubs
    • Underground Subways
    • Large Public Spaces
    • Shops
    • Cafes
    • Hospitals
    • Indoor Markets
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  • Environments Los Angeles Skylines Play Track 15+ sounds included, 237 mins total From: $50

    Los Angeles Skylines is the first release of the Series 2000 collection from Kai Paquin. This library features understated traffic beds to build Los Angeles city ambiances. Covering a variety of different locations from the coast of Santa Monica to the Mountains of Pasadena, this library contains over 4 hours of rooftop and overlook recordings.

    Each location was recorded for 15-20 minutes so you can find a variety of interesting moments like sirens, street walla, and trucks while having the flexibility to cut around those moments or be able to reuse the same recording on multiple scenes without it repeating.

    Additionally, the library was carefully tagged with metadata, including flags in the recording pointing out where moments that pop out of the bed are making it easier to find specifics to cut in or around.

  • We recorded Madrid last winter, capturing 40 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.

    Included Ambix Ambisonic, 7.1.2 Atmos Bed, 5.1 and ST versions.

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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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  • City Life Madrid City Sounds Play Track 50 sounds included, 90 mins total $25

    Recordings from the Spanish capital. A collection of  files containing a wide view of  Madrid ambiences: Parks, streets, birds, city ambiences… 50 files of interior and exterior files recorded since 2009 in our city.

    All the files have metadata embedded for great Soundminer type programs. They both include Spanish and English description.

    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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  • City Life Malta Play Track 32 sounds included, 81 mins total From: $60

    A collection of premium quality ambient recordings from the islands of Malta and Gozo.

    Please scroll down for full info and file list.

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