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

  • Cornwall Water consists of 26 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From crashing waves and babbling brooks, to rock pools and more.

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  • Get the sounds of the countryside in this library by Original Sounds. It features everything from summer storms in a village, farm animals, wind in the fields, watermills, evenings in the countryside and much more – even some lumberjacks cutting wood.

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  • The tranquil sounds of rural life as told by its birds, insects, water sources, livestock, and farmers.

    These 14 ambiences make up over an hour of content and are conveniently broken up into 30 loops lasting 2 minutes each for interactive use.
    Talk about a time saver!
    Plus, it includes different times of day and perspectives of the animals. If you need country soundscapes that are ready for your Unreal or Unity project, give this library a listen.

    Key Features:
    • More than 1 hour of ambience!
    • Two folders are included (14 full length sounds, and separate in 30 files with 2min loop seamlessly)
    • Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata

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  • 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.

  • These group of sounds will help you colour your footage with sounds from the city and the countryside. Packed with 40 sounds to enhance your design

    Recorded with:

    • Sound Devices 633
    • Rode NTG3
    • Rode NT4
    • Seymour Duncan SCR-1
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  • Environments Coyotes Play Track 22 sounds included, 28 mins total $49 $39

    Coyotes are classic sounds of the American Wild West. A few recorded during the day, but many at dusk or deep into the night.  There are also several tracks of much closer coyotes that happened to walk near the recorder as you can hear in the samples.

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

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  • Nature & Countryside Dark Woods Play Track 68+ sounds included, 288 mins total $49

    The Dark Woods Ambience sound effects library contains sounds of natural night ambiences, all recorded in the woods in Southwest Florida, USA (under trees, woods, etc). All 68 ready to use and loop-able stereo wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz stereo (each in 3 or 5 minutes long). There are sounds of birds, a Coyote, frogs, insects, wild pigs, waves/water splashes from fish/wind, thunders, etc (check out the file names). See if you can identify what the two creatures are that approached my microphone. One of the creatures dragged the microphone fur a few feet away!

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  • PURE, FRESH, SEASONAL FOREST AMBIENCES
    New and fascinating: DECIDUOUS FORESTS is our eighth SFX library from our remarkable series of high quality nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton. He has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    DECIDUOUS FOREST, NATURE SOUNDS, TREES, LEAVES, BIRDS, BIRDSONGS, CHORUS, SPRING, WINTER, INSECTS, CRICKETS, SONGBIRD, FLOCK, PASSING, CROWS, OWLS, WOODPECKER, HOOT, SQUAWKS, DAWN, AMERICAN TOAD, LIGHT, MORNING, WIND, ROAR, FIELD, SPARROW, WINGS, CHAT

    VARYING AMBIENCES WITH EVERY SEASON

    DECIDUOUS FORESTS are intimate and harmonious spaces. Their sound character is much quieter than that of tropical forests – but nonetheless spectacular. Their loudness varies and changes with the seasons, as the angle of the arriving solar energy gradually impacts their character. Winter, spring, summer or fall – you’ll find what you need to create the whole acoustic range of different weather conditions and day times in this collection, e.g. dawn onsets with early birds, day birdsongs and insects, wind drips and frogs, passing flocks, rainy storm aftermath…

    LIVELY ABUNDANCE

    DECIDUOUS FORESTS is especially rich with songbird and insect ambiences. The sheer selection of birds included in these all-natural hardwood ambient recordings ranges from American Robin, Barred Owl and Darkeyed Junco to Ruffed Grouse, Tufted Titmouse, Whippoorwill and so many more. Whether talkative, rhythmic, active or relaxed, their bird songs shape the unique characteristic of these natural cathedrals as the echo or afterlife of the original sound has a pronounced forest acoustic.

    This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.

    Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
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  • A premium collection of cinematic sound effects of wind and water recorded in the semi-desert habitats of the North Sahara.

    Please scroll down for full info and file list.

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  • CRISP, FREE-FIELD SOUNDSCAPES

    An amazing new nature SFX library is waiting for you: DESERTS – WEATHER & WILDLIFE from our remarkable series of high quality nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    DESERTS, NATURE SOUNDS, TEMPERATE, BIRDS, INSECTS, PALM, SPRINGS, LEAVES, BIRDSONGS, WIND, WISPS, CRICKETS, REPTILES, RATTLESNAKE, RAVENS, WINGS, FLATTERING, GRASS, LIZARDS, GRASSHOPPER, HUMMINGBIRD

    A CLEAN STAGE TO SHAPE YOUR EXPERIENCE

    DESERTS are simple, spacious and lack echoes. Quiet prevails. Even so, you’ll want to challenge your audience, jolt them from their comfortable seats and immerse them in this inhospitable habitat. Do not be afraid to use harsh insects, driving winds, or even startle your listeners with a sudden, loud, unexplained alarm call of a strange bird nearby. Then settle them with expansive concerts, such as a reassuring gecko chorus composed of thousands of point-source clicks in step with the setting sun. All this is included in DESERTS – WEATHER & WILDLIFE which gives sound designers the easiest access to super-authentic soundscapes.

    COVERING EVERY ANGLE

    We offer you super-clean sounds from different deserts (temperate vs tropical), different times of day (morning, day, dawn) and different weather conditions. In addition you get very rare and clean sounds of desert wildlife.

    This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.

    Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
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  • The west is still wild.  A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.

    The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.

    These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.

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  • Water & Oceans Dive Deep 2 Play Track 53 sounds included, 106 mins total $70 $66.50

    Dive down in the dark abyss and experience the cold otherworlds with sharp currents and muddy bottom…

    Following the legacy of Dive Deep 1 from 2016, here comes Dive Deep 2 with a new generation of underwater ambiences. The sounds of rushing, bubbling currents have been created with more impressive details, clarity and definition. And there are other design styles at your disposal too, such as flat pads, grainy trickling, otherworldly drones or deep kicking moves.

    Specifications:
    • 53 designed underwater ambiences, 2 minutes each
    • top-notch gear used, including Ambient Sound Fish 1 MKII and Aquarian H2A hydrophones, Sanken CO100K, Sound Devices Pre6 and Zoom F8
    • edited in Pro Tools Ultimate with industry-leading plugins
    • meta tagged in BWF MetaEdit
    • each track has the full tagline information in its filename

     

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  • Discover the quaint charm of a sleepy Northern English town, on a cold and windy night, the sound of windchimes shimmering through the air.

    The Dormant Village Library was recorded in a small village in North Yorkshire, England, on the night before Christmas. It was very cold and windy, and there were almost no people around, as everyone was sipping hot cocoa in their homes.

    The library was recorded in a few different locations, some close to the little traffic that was still present, and some further away. The recordings were then polished and edited down to just about 12 minutes, preserving the essence of the location.

    In addition to the descriptive SoundMiner metadata embedded in the files, I have also added markers in iZotope RX, which can be read in some versions of SoundMiner, Reaper, etc.

    The markers indicate small sonic events, such as distant, melodic windchimes, or when the wind picks up, allowing you to understand what happens throughout the recording without having to listen to the whole thing.

    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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  • 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:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Environments Ecuador Play Track 100 sounds included, 505 mins total From: $79

    Ambiences recorded during the month of March 2017 throughout a 3 weeks trip dedicated to the sonic capture.

    Features diverse Ecuadorian geographical tropes, urban & rural:

    The library comprises all aspects of the mainland Ecuadorian life, with the 3 geographical tropes: the coast, the highlands (Sierra) and the jungle (Oriente), along with diverse urban settings (in the capital city Quito, and in diverse town size, coastal, Andean and Amazonian)

    Library highlights:

    • total 100 Ecuadorian ambiences (56 quad surround)
    • recorded full HD with SSS technique, ORTF and double ORTF
    • Urban, Rural, Nature, from coast, mountain, and forest
    • Amazon rainforest ambiences
    • Andean town ambiences
    • Fishermen village ambiences
    • Nature & frogs ambiences
    • Downtown capital city (Quito) ambiences
    • Airport ambiences
    • Gear used: Sennheiser MKH8090, Sound Devices 788T, Rode NT5

    The itinerary on Polar Steps:

  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences Eerie Forest Play Track 30+ sounds included, 154 mins total From: $85

    Eerie Forest is a collection of subtle ambiences recorded at night in dense forests in the regions of Transylvania and Moldova, Romania over two trips in Spring and Autumn 2017. The library features soft wind, distant hum, vegetation rustles, dogs barking at various distances, church bells tolling, a variety of owl species and other birds like ravens and woodcocks. All these elements are not foreground, but rather washed-out, echoey and atmospheric.

    Eerie Forest is not suitable for foreground sound elements as the recordings are very soft and subtle. Make sure you check out the demos before you purchase.

  • A great add-on library for anyone looking to expand their weather sounds. A collection of recordings made during travels in Iceland, Sweden, England and France. A couple surround versions as well as stereo versions of rich and moody winds across plains and through leaves, plenty of interior winds through window gaps and chimneys, and water in several forms; rain, bubbles, geysers and more.

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  • This library was compiled over the course of 5 years with 3 different recorders (Sony D50, Zoom H6 and Roland R07). The Roland was used in stealthy situations because of its size.

    This collection of tracks depict the sound of traffic, both near and far, with the (seemingly) constant hum of the Los Angeles helicopter. There are plenty of those in these recordings, as well as a good variety of locations and situations. I believe this library represents the actual sound of Los Angeles in a general sense.

    All tracks have been mastered in Pro Tools, with light compression to even out the bumps, and use EQ here and there to hide the rumble and calm the hiss. All bumps and unwanted noise has been edited out for the best result.

    I hope you appreciate this collection, as I’ve used all the tracks myself. In most cases, these sounds have been bolstered and mastered for a fuller, more interesting sound.

    All tracks have full metadata implemented for a clear and concise explanation of each track.

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  • City Life Ethiopia Play Track 62+ sounds included, 188 mins total $75

    Ethiopia is a unique collection of 62 sounds recorded through central and northern part of Ethiopia during a period of holly festivities.
    All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment.


    This collection offers a wide diversity of soundscapes such as:
    -Prayers and ceremonies, outside and into stone carved churches
    -Active volcano, captured at the edge of the crater
    -Geological and geothermal activity
    -Busy and crowded cities
    -Quiet villages and countryside
    -Market indoor and outdoors, from big to small
    -Forest mountain of Simien national park, up to 4500m
    -Tuktuk ride from captured at different perspectives

    This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.
    All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.

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  • The Eurasian Cranes sound effects library gets you the sound of almost 1500 Eurasian Cranes (Common Cranes) singing their song at the same time. It features 13 stereo wav files and nearly 70 minutes of these unique recordings.

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  • European mountain forest: animals and soundscapes – sound library with more than 4 h 56 mins of recordings. In total 8,97 GB, 193 files of high-quality recordings. Ambiances and textures of woodlands, meadows, bush-lands, mountain slopes, etc. Animal sounds/vocalization, individual clean recordings (see tracklist) with scientific names included in the metadata description chunk. All recordings are captured in pristine nature in: morning, daytime, night time and all year round. Recordings are free of noise pollution and air traffic, ready to use in your project. This library may be interesting to sound designers working in the game industry for making more realistic worlds or even for those working in nature history documentary production. Here you can find ambiances and other possible sounds missing from original footage (often the case with telephoto lens shooting). Among nature soundscapes, dawn choruses, nocturnal recordings here you can find sounds of European gray wolf (Canis lupus), Brown bear (Ursus arctos), Red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Red deer (Cervus elaphus) and many other woodland mammals.

    Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) , Western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), Woodpeckers, Nightjars, Owls and many other woodland birds are included too.

    There is an essential guide where to use sounds regarding habitat (in metadata description and tracklist). Especially for video if you are not sure where specific birds or other sounds belong.

    The maximum peak level on all recordings is -5 dBFS (for great dynamic range, great headroom).

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  • The Exotic Birds sound effects library is a unique collection of 24 different species of exotic birds. It features birds like flamingos, parrots, parakeets, crane, crow, ibis, peacock, and many others.

    EXOTIC BIRD SPECIES INCLUDED:

    Bali mynah • Black headed ibis • Canada goose • Chilean Lapwings • Collared parakeet • Crows • Grey parrots • Grey winged trumpeter • Guira Cuckoo • Indian peacock • Kookaburra • Little bustard • Macaw parrot • Moorhen • Palm nut vulture • Paradise crane • Parakeet mouse • Red breasted goose • Red flamingos • Senegal parrots • Southern screamer • Superb starling • White naped crane

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