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Nature & Countryside

Nature sound effects and recordings, from forests, jungles, plains and fields

  • 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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  • 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!

  • 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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  • Animals & Creatures Animal Farm Play Track 165 sounds included $59 $41.30

    This library is dedicated to popular farm animals, rural backgrounds and agricultural activities – all you need around farm life. It features 165 sounds in total, from 14 different species with multiple variations for each animal, 25 discreet rural backgrounds and 10 types of modern and traditional agricultural activities.

    Recorded and mastered at 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, Animal Farm took over a year to get ready, since the goal was to capture as many seasonal work activities, weather conditions and animal habits, as possible.

    List of animals recorded:Cat • Chicken • Cow • Dog (Wolf hound, Sheepdog) • Duck • Fowl • Goat (Mediterranean) • Goose • Horse (Arabian, Andalusian) • Pig • Pigeon • Rooster • Sheep (Mediterranean) • Turkey

    Types of agricultural work recorded:Chopping • Feeding • Gardening • Loading Manure • Milking • Mowing • Olive harvest • Sowing • Tilling • Watering

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  • Environments Aotearoa New Zealand Play Track 33+ sounds included, 372 mins total From: $13

    Aotearoa New Zealand. A slice of heaven. This library is an amazing collection of the sweetness New Zealand has to offer. From the broad meadows of the Waikato basin, to the dawn chorus of the magical Marlborough Sounds, and thick bush of Wainuiamata. The library was pieced together between 2016-18 through all seasons with some of the most diverse sounds coming out of Summer. Hear the enchanted Tui, Bellbird and the melodic New Zealand Magpie in dawn chorus, as well as a swarm of Green & Gold Bell Frogs in the Hora Hora Wetlands.

    Aotearoa New Zealand gives you a definitive cross-section of the country’s aural beauty in 372 minutes of metadata tagged ambience recordings. The majority of this library was recorded in; Mistletoe Bay, Matapouri, Ōtaki, Hora Hora, Remutaka Range, Mount Holdsworth, and Island Bay.

    Available in two versions: Full & Micro

    Full: The complete library.
    Micro: A cut down library featuring some of our favourite sounds from the complete collection.

    Gear Used:
    Sound Devices 744T + MixPre-D
    Sennheiser MKH30 + MKH50 (M/S)
    Sennheiser MKH8040 Pair (ORTF)
    Rycote Windjammers + Blimps

  • Environments Armenia Play Track 37+ sounds included, 118 mins total $35

    Armenia Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 37 sounds recorded in this small country landlocked in the Caucasus mountain range, right in the middle of Orient, Middle-east and Asia.

    All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment at 24 Bit / 96 kHz.


    This collection offers a wide diversity of soundscapes such as:
    • Villages and countryside
    • Church and catholic ceremony
    • City of Yerevan
    • Markets and many other public places

    This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.

    All Faunethic tracks include metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.

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  • Asia Echoes is a unique collection of sounds captured in Laos and Vietnam providing more than 2 hours ( 5GB) of various atmospheres at different times of the day.

    From Cat Ba island National Park, to Luang Prabang night and food markets, to mountains of Sapa, Tam Coc Fields and many more, this collection will make you explore an exotic soundscape through this two beautiful countries.

    All recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz and fully tagged with metadatas compatible with Soundminer, Basehead and Soundly.

    Gear Used: DPA4060 stereo set powered by a Sound Devices 702


    This collection include ambiences from

    • Vientiane Night Market
    • Vientiane Morning Interior Market
    • Vientiane Chao Anouvong Park
    • Vang Vieng
    • Luang Prabang Food and Night Markets
    • Nong Khiaw Mountains and Forests
    • Sapa Mountains and City
    • Cat Ba National Park
    • Tam Coc Forest and Fields
    • Hanoï City and Train

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  • World Sounds Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences Play Track 174+ sounds included, 625 mins total From: $45

    'Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences' delivers a huge amount of recordings (more than 10 hours total!) from a trip to Vietnam. It's divided into three distinct ambience types: City ambiences, Nature / Town ambiences and Transportation ambiences.

    'Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences' ambience types:
    City ambiences include recordings from Hanoi such as the Thien Mu Pagoda temple, street terraces, outside the imperial city, the literature temple, parks, streets, markets and more.

    Nature / town ambiences include recordings from the Halong Bay, Hue Tu Duc mausoleum park, the banks of the River of Perfumes, the town of Thuy Bieu, the Dam Chuon lagoon, brick manufacturing in the Mekong Delta, the waterways of Nhon Thanh Town, Phu Quoc Island (day and night), Cai Coi paddle boat excursions and more.

    Transportation includes a motorboat excursion, cruise ship excursion, the Hanoi Train, a rickshaw excursion, a fishing excursion, car rides, Long Xuyen canal and Ben Tre river boat excursions and more.

    'Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences' is available in two versions:
    STEREO EDITION, with a total of 176 stereo audio files at 48 kHz / 24 bit (102 ambient sounds / 74 FX sounds)
    Total library size (rar compressed: 7 GB, extracted: 10 GB)

    EXPAND EDITION, with a total of 102 audio files at 96 kHz / 24 bit, in each of these folders: STEREO, MS, UPMIX 5.0. It also includes 74 FX sounds. Total library size (rar compressed: 58 GB, extracted: 91 GB)

  • 'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences' delivers a generous amount of recordings (more than 5 hours total) from a trip to Japan. It's divided into three distinct ambience types: City ambiences, Nature / Town ambiences and Trains / Stations ambiences & FX folder.

    You obtain three format folders : Stereo / MS / 5.0 Upmix

    'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences' ambience types:

    City ambiences include recordings from Osaka to Tokyo  such as geek Denden town & Akiharaba Arcade-Pachinko room, Stroll in Nishiki market, Kitanomaru Park, Famous Shibuya crossing and more.

    Nature / town ambiences include recordings from famous Kyoto Bamboo Forest, Philosopher's path, Kibune-Kurama Forest and more.

    Trains / Stations include recordings from Osaka / Kyoto / Tokyo Stations, Stroll in Fujikyoko Line, Railroad Crossing and more.

    FX include gashapon machine, Crows & Birds, Train doors etc…

    'Asia Reminds – Japan Ambiences' : with a total of 76 audio files in each of these folders: STEREO (48 kHz / 24 bit), MS & UPMIX 5.0 (96 kHz / 24 bit).

    It also includes 117 FX sounds.

    You have access to two download folder :

    • Three Format library (rar compressed:  25 GB, extracted: 39 GB)
    • “STEREO ONLY” Folder for low speed download connection. (rar compressed:  3,8 GB, extracted: 5,3 GB)

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  • Enjoy the pristine sound of varied ambiences recorded across Asia. Dive into the vast sonic landscapes featuring FORESTS, INSECTS, LAKESHORES, VILLAGES, BIRDS, WATER, RAIN, THUNDER, WIND and more. While many base sounds can be used in any setting, others will take your audience to characteristic places – control the mood, setting and even temperature to your liking!

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  • Water & Oceans ASSORTED WATER Play Track 82 sounds included $70

    ASSORTED WATER – a collection of graceful, pure water sound recordings.

    Each sound has been meticulously studied to ensure it is free of any blemishes or unnecessary background intrusions, such as wildlife, to make sure that the recordings can be used for any scene or environment with ease, maximising efficiency and usability. Hear the results for yourself by taking a listen to the audio demo.

    This collection focuses on water flowing and falling, with categories such as water through a variety of drainpipes, hose nozzles, taps, storm drains and more. There is also a broad selection of smooth streams, raucous rivers, waterfalls and weirs. Also included is an array of valuable rain recordings hitting mud, leaves, vehicles, umbrellas, plastic and other surfaces. Take a look at our datasheet for the complete list.

    All sounds are royalty free and equipped with comprehensive Soundminer metadata for rapid access.

    We are extremely proud of this collection and we hope you will enjoy using the sounds …we sure have been!

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  • Environments Athens & Crete Play Track 75+ sounds included, 400 mins total $40

    From bustling Athenian markets to the rocky Mediterranean coast, this library is a great picture of what Greece sounds like. Essentially it’s two very different libraries in one very good package!

    Athens
    This historic city sounds old and it sounds new. Busy markets and crowds fill the streets beneath the Acropolis, while across town the modern heart of Athens beats to the sound of cars and motor bikes.

    We captured street buskers, back alley murmurs, bustling city squares, markets, heavy traffic, skylines and even a religious sermon!


    Crete
    Unlike Athens nature dominates here and we got our ankles wet recording all she has to offer.  Big surf, coves and gurgling rock pools. Mountain goats, crows, roosters and an early dawn chorus. Insects of the Agia Erini Gorge – more Cicadas than you can shake a stick at!

    Whether it’s Game of Thrones or the next Bourne film, this beast will help bring your locations to life!


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  • Animals & Creatures Australia | CCC Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 850 mins total $300

    Learn more about Craig Carter’s extensive career here;

    The Legacy of a Master Craftsman and Storyteller

    This sound library is part of the Complete Craig Carter Collection, containing a wide range of Australian recordings.

    Recorded over Craig’s 34 year career as an esteem Australian sound designer, this library consists of natural Australian wildlife and ambiences from the following locations;

    • Outback plains
    • Billabongs
    • Lakes
    • Forests
    • Bushlands
    • Farms
    • Country Towns
    • Waterholes
    • Gorges
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  • Authentic Thailand Vol.3 is a brand new volume in addition of Authentic Thailand Vol.1&2.

    This collection contains Wallasounds, Beaches, Nature and Village Sounds. It features typical Streets, Temple, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds and traditional Thai-Percussion Music.

    It also contains some Bonus Tracks with wooden Door Sounds with open/close from int/ext, Onboard driving on Minibus in the City of Bangkok, a Speedboat Transfer to Island and Bungalow Roomtones.

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  • World Sounds Authentic Thailand Vol. 4 Play Track 203 sounds included, 703 mins total $188 $94

    Authentic Thailand Vol.4 is the latest volume in the Authentic Thailand series.

    This massive collection contains various City and Village Sounds, Beaches, Jungle, and Nature Sounds. As a special it contains Transportation Sounds such as a Offroad ride with 4×4 Pickup, a Longtailboat, Ferry Boat, Public Taxi, driving with a TUK TUK, Railway Station Platform and Sports Sounds such as traditional Muay-Thai-Boxing in many situations, Indoor Volleyball Competition, Snooker-Club, Ping Pong and Volleyball Training in Elementary School etc.

    It features typical Streets, Temple, Funeral Mass, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature/Jungle Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds.

    It also contains some Bonus Tracks with wooden Door Sounds with open/close from int/ext, and Condominum Roomtones in the Heart of Bangkok.

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  • This library contains more than 200 natural ambience clips with embedded metadata. They´re mixed and cut into: loops, transitions and variations to be ready to use inside your project.

    The metadata precisely points out any bird species, the specific environment and acoustic properties, the current day-cycle, weather conditions and any foreground or background events that are audible in the clip. To enhance the ease of use, I decided to structure the library as a modular toolbox for ambience sound design.

    It has been recorded in some of the oldest, quietest and most pristine forests all over Germany and offers a large collection of active and quiet nature ambiences featuring a variety of different natural environments and wildlife.

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  • Ice Avalanche and Tree-alanche Play Track 56+ sounds included, 39 mins total From: $59

    • In Avalanche and Tree-alanche, get a powerful collection of sliding snow and ice from the pristine wilderness of the Eastern Cascades, Washington. Hear massive slabs of snow break free and tumble down mountains with majestic power. Hear chunky slides as refrigerator-sized chunks of ice careen down slopes and waterfalls of powder moving like rivers of sand. Hear tree-alanches as snow and ice plastered to branches is dislodged by sun-melt and wind. Hear hellacious debris clouds as gusts hit local canopies and dislodge snow hurricanes of powder, ice, and branches.

    • This library offers you a collection of sounds from an awe inspiring natural event. Avalanches are dangerous and extremely difficult to record. They have the natural power akin to tornadoes or wildfires. I hope you enjoy listening to the roars of wintertime in the remote mountains of Washington.

    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:
    • 15 avalanches total
    • 2 avalanches in quad
    • 13 avalanches in stereo only
    • What is a tree-alanche? This sound is created when cached snow on branches is dislodged by wind or sun melt.
    • 45 tree-alanches in quad
    • Each tree-alanche is between 15 and 90 seconds
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials 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
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with Lom Usi and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • Ambience library recorded in Marrakech, Essaouira, and the Agafay Desert. Birds, insects, wind, foliage, market/souk, prayer, etc. Recorded at 96kHz stereo/binaural.

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  • Baltic Ambiences is a collection of 440 various ambiences across 7 countries: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Poland.

    Recorded across several trips, Baltic Ambiences is a collection of ambiences from various cities and countries on or close to the Baltic. Really this is a collection of ambiences from my three lengthy trips around doing various lectures in said countries.

    Here you’ll find city streets, museums, churches, restaurants, train stations and airports.

    A general use ambience library of the larger area, you’ll also find some onboard train and ferry sounds. A general use collection of ambiences from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany.

    Equipment Used: Schoeps CCM MS Rig, Zoom H1, Zoom H5, Zoom H6.

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  • Environments Baltic Forest Play Track 53 sounds included, 233 mins total $39

    Baltic Forest is a collection of ambient recordings captured over one year in a private forest in Northern Lithuania. 53 carefully recorded exterior ambiences made during summer, autumn, winter and spring. From the bright sound of native birds in spring and summer, to the freezing cold (-20 Celsius) snow storms and tree movements of autumn and winter – sometimes recording in knee-deep snow.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.

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  • Baltic Quad Surroundings captures the urban sounds of Riga city and its adjacent suburban and rural areas, located in the Baltics, Northern Europe. A Quadraphonic library for your next surround work. Takes are approximately 4 to 5 minutes long or even longer, so that should cover the majority of movie scenes. Please listen to the stereo samples, or download the Quad samples to hear full potential of these recordings here: Quad Recordings Demo

    Since this is our first release, we are also adding a free bonus micro library with quad recordings of passing trains that we encountered during the recording sessions. Enjoy!

    Recorded with a spaced Quadraphonic omni setup.

    The recordings were done in early spring when vegetation has not yet grown leaves, to avoid unnecessary noise pollution. Some recordings are made at night to keep bird activity to a minimum.

    This is the first library that results from a steady need for authentic and realistic surround backgrounds.

    The most common problem we have with surround sound libraries is that they are too exotic, or have too much activity. So, we took matters into our own hands and started to explore different surround recording techniques. Our recordings can be used as a surround soundscape “beds” or layers. This allows controlled additions of other elements to build up the scene and keep the viewer’s focus on the storyline.

    The goal was to record diffused sound field atmospheres and that is where a spaced Quadraphonic Omni setup shines. Human hearing does not rely only on level differences across the frequency spectrum – in fact, our auditory system heavily relies on the difference of sound wave arrival time to each ear. This is especially important with frequencies below 800 hertz.

    So spaced microphones result in more believable sound field recordings than point source recording techniques like MS or other compact systems. The phase is also not an issue, it even decreases as microphones get placed even further apart. The only downside to this technique is the big and bulky rig and that it requires individual wind protection for each microphone.

    Our future goal is to add a dedicated center channel to the recording rig and to start building up way bigger and more sophisticated libraries. Stay tuned for future releases!

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