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Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond

  • Environments Geothermal Play Track 7 sounds included, 7 mins total $10

    – A Wet North Minilibrary

    Originally shipped as a bonus library with “Wet North(a comprehensive library including waves, rivers, streams, waterfalls and weather), Geothermal is a small library including bubbling mud pits, steam and geyser eruptions. All recordings are captured at the famous and much-visited geothermal geyser Strokkur in Selfoss, Iceland.

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  • Ambisonics Geothermal Play Track 50+ sounds included, 142+ mins total From: $55

    GEOTHERMAL – 3D SURROUND AMBIENCES:

    Yellowstone National Park, this library transports the listener to someplace far away from Earth – although sounds represent the primal geological processes of our beautiful planet.

    Whether you are designing for daunting underground environments or films somewhere else in our solar system, draw from the rich sonic details in this collection and fill your fictional realm with uniqueness and character – all in incredibly immersive 3D SURROUND!

    IDEAL CONDITIONS – EXCELLENT QUALITY

    GEOTHERMAL was recorded at night in order to eliminate bird, tourism and transport noises.

    The result is a pristine, authentic toolkit with which to sketch out, layer and shape environments and products of your imagination (or project briefing).

    EARTHLY, YET ALIEN

    GEOTHERMAL grants a sonic glimpse at the massive, seething processes continuously happening deep inside Mother Earth. Hostile underground environments, hellish scenes or extraterrestrial landscapes come to mind when immersing yourself in the sound.

    This library is a true asset in the hands of the creative: Bring the unusual to life and embellish your designs with the almost uncanny details of the audio material available in GEOTHERMAL.

    INCLUDING STEREO VERSION

    In addition to the ORTF-3D files, the 3D SURROUND edition also contains all files in 2.0 stereo for your convenience to save time on unnecessary conversions. Instead, you can instantly use these great new sounds for all your projects that don’t require surround sound.

    TECH SPECS:

    Files: 89
    Size: 15+ GB; 20+ GB (incl. Stereo version)
    Content Info: PDF + XLS
    Format WAV – 24bit – 96kHz / Windows + Mac
    Track Layout Lo: L • R • Ls • Rs; Hi: Lh • Rh • LSh • RSh

    STEREO VERSION:

    SAME QUALITY, SAME CONTENT

    You don’t want to miss the excellent GEOTHERMAL source recordings, but don’t necessarily require the surround version? We offer the same recordings in the same quality in our stereo version at a lower price.

    TECH SPECS:

    Files: 33
    Size: 4+ GB
    Content Info: PDF + XLS
    Format: WAV – 24bit – 96kHz / Windows + Mac

  • Every sound you will need for a nice day at the links! This hole-in-one sound library contains 218 unique golf specific sounds!

    You will find golf club swings, hits, misses, from all different clubs and ranging from the fairway to the deep rough, golf cart engine driving, hazards like water, sand pit trap, trees, throwing clubs, selecting clubs, washing ball, raking sand, ambience, sinking the putt, flag pin and more!

    Music is only heard in the demo. Downloads are high resolution and without background music.

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  • Environments Great Lakes: Active Nature Play Track 35+ sounds included, 104 mins total $59

    • In Great Lakes: Active Nature, get a collection of energetic ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming hiss of aspen leaves fluttering and the piercing call of summer cicadas. Hear the long slow flaps of huge wings as Trumpeter Swans struggle to take flight and deep thunk as Belted Kingfishers plunge head first into the water in search of dinner.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiances brimming with wildlife from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the lively energy of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.

    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 from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All active nature tracks have energetic wildlife and wind
    • Trumpeter Swan takeoffs and honks
    • Belted Kingfisher hunting dives
    • Canadian Geese fly bys
    • Common Loon – wail and tremolo calls
    • Regal Raven calls deep in the forest
    • Nasal Blue Jays bickering in the treetops
    • Cicadas, crickets, and ultrasonic insects
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    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”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    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 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
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  • Environments Great Lakes: Quiet Nature Play Track 31+ sounds included, 104 mins total $59

    • In Great Lakes: Quiet Nature, get a collection of tranquil ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the soothing rush of coniferous wind as is sings across still water and delicate fluttering of deciduous foliage. Hear the lonesome hoots of Barred Owls as they sing their haunting nighttime song and Common Loons yodeling with endless echoes.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the majestic sparseness of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.

    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:
    • Quiet Nature ambiences from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All quiet nature tracks have sparse wildlife, wind, and water
    • Common Loon – wail calls
    • Barred Owl – haunting hoots
    • Distant Canadian Geese and Belted Kingfishers
    • Soothing coniferous wind over still water
    • Delicate fluttering of deciduous leaves
    • One, 30-min extended ambience. This track is slit into four parts (without fades) so it can be pieced back together as needed.
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    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”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    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 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
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  • Animals & Creatures Great Lakes: Sandhill Cranes Play Track 18+ sounds included, 104 mins total $39

    • In Great Lakes: Sandhill Cranes, get a collection of ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming openness of still water and the magical echoes of regal waterbirds. Hear the startled alarm cries of Ospreys and the prehistoric calls of Sandhill Cranes so visceral you’ll think pterodactyls are still alive.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of Sandhill Crane ambiences from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear these majestic birds and feel the power of their intense calls as they sing across the Great Lakes of North America.

    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:
    • 18 clip of Sandhill Cranes
    • Reverb tails on Crane calls as long as four seconds
    • Stationary bugles
    • Bugling and trumpeting in flight
    • Close visceral perspectives
    • Distant clips with immersive echoes
    • Osprey – alarm calls
    • Common Loon – tremolo and wail calls
    • Soothing coniferous and deciduous wind
    • This is not a parabolic dish library of close up and isolated Sandhill Cranes. It is an ambience library of Cranes within their natural habitat.
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    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”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    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 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
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  • City Life Gutters & Drains Play Track 29 sounds included, 35 mins total $15

    This library is full of watery sounds to give your urban and residential soundscapes detail and character. This collection has 29 recordings of these troughs after various storms, offering everything from water lightly dripping into a sewer to heavy flowing drains. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • Foley Gym Machines & Ambiences Play Track 59 sounds included, 30 mins total $24

    This collection of sounds, include a variety of ambiences, machines, and foley sounds recorded for one of my latest TV post project in a small gym.

    59 tracks recorded for my last Spanish TV project in a few Spanish gyms. 96Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. Room Tones, Designed Ambiences and Machines noises, including elliptical trainers, running machines, pilates balls, punches, weights machines, treadmills, vibrating platforms and more!

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

    This collection includes 59 files, 96/24 HD Audio quality.

    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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  • This Gym Weights library focuses on clinking weights in different shapes and sizes, mostly barbell and hand weights – recorded in an empty gym. As a bonus it contains hits on a punching bag, an ambience track from a large gym (with the sound of people & exercise activity), and some workout machine sounds.

    The library is recorded with film sound in mind, so the sounds are not compressed to death. These are also great ingredients for metal impact sound design.

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  • The Half & Half Sound FX Pack 1 features a mix of 50 specific sound effects (horror, cheering, human sound clips and others), and 50 longer ambiences (crowds, room tones, stations, and more).

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  • Use the Half & Half Sound FX Pack 2 collection to add 50 detailed sound clips and 50 immersive atmosphere tracks to enhance your sound fx library.

    The specific clips feature electronic, and technology clips (cameras, hard drive, ATM), while the ambiences highlight museums, patios and cafés, and construction clips. Includes over 18 fields of Soundminer metadata.

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  • HARBOR & INDUSTRIAL consists of authentic industrial ambiences, one third of which capture sites close to the water. Almost all files are loopable; every sound is ready-to-use and recorded to sit well within your mix. An accessible, yet highly flexible toolkit for you to create signature locations with ease.

    LOCATION VARIETY
    This collection features a large variety of places to explore – both indoor and outdoor, busy and desolate, organic and constructed. HARBOR & INDUSTRIAL also offers a series of isolated components to assemble just the environment you envision with multiple layers and sources of sound. Especially game environments profit from the diverse palette of sounds available to give each area its own distinct character.

    THE SOUND OF SIZE
    In HARBOR & INDUSTRIAL you have access to massive mechanical constructs with enough body to set up huge, incredible acoustic scenes. Without sounding intrusive these metallic beasts blend smoothly into their surroundings at just the right proximity and volume.

    Sound library keywords include:

    Harbor, seagull flock, seagulls feeding, seagulls chattering, harbor morning birdsong, boat traffic, industrial area, wave laps, air traffic, truck traffic, crows, horn honk series, ventilation drone, water babbles, ocean swells, breakwater, pier piling, ship horn blasts, ship rubber bumper rubs, industrial traffic, ventilation, industrial engine, industrial electrical shop, industrial mechanical room, truck traffic, hammer, saw, metal, wood, jackhammers, materials handling, electrical buzz, electrical hum, electrical rattle, industrial compressor, conveyor belt, industrial train activity, train wheels, industrial sanders, dump truck, clown factory
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  • Environments Harbours Of Norway Play Track 25+ sounds included, 167 mins total $50

    Harbours Of Norway sound library features 25 files with ambients recorded in Myre, Sto and Nyksund, very small towns with direct access to the sea. Most of the sound effects were recorded at night, but since it’s a polar day time of the year, it was very pleasurable to walk and look for convenient places to set up my gear. Everything was recorded with an ORTF setup built from two Sennheisers MKH 8040.

    Inside this library, you’ll find a lot of seagulls, waves crushing on the rocks and plants, windy ambients from the cliff, industrial sound from port in Myre with ship unloading the cargo, walla with steam engine boats and additional sounds from the boat engine market, and air cooling aggregates from food containers.

    Every file was recorded in 96kHz, edited (I removed any unintentional bumps, pops and unwanted sounds). I limited EQing to removing harsh frequencies, or enhancing a little bit the good sounding ones. At the end of the chain there is a small compression, for louder sounds.

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  • Drones & Moods Harmonic Series Drones Play Track 48+ sounds included, 48 mins total $29

    • Harmonic Series Drones is an extension of several of my music compositions. Over the past few years, I've been very interested in data sonification, writing several pieces that turn real-time weather data into music. This library was created using a drone generator that turns weather data into sound. I built this drone generator for my piece Sitka for piano and seasonal electronics.

    • Instead of pulling weather data from Sitka, Alaska, as I did in the piece, I used 2016 daily temperature data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a fragile place wrapped up in current political drama and now open to drilling. This library is a sonification of 2016 temperature data in ANWR. The highest global temperature on record was recorded in 2016 (2016 Global Climate Report). It is even worse in the Arctic where temperatures are warming at twice the rate of lower latitudes (2016 Arctic Report Card). With this library, you'll be able to hear the warming, and I hope this library helps to draw attention to the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic.

    • Each of the forty-eight drones corresponds to the average temperature of a day in 2016, with twelve drones from each of the four seasons. The drones are built from pure tones made from tightly filtered pink noise. These pure tones are then stacked in harmonic series relationships. For instance, a winter drone might consist of the fundamental and four lowest partials. A summer drone could have the fundamental and partials seven, fourteen, and thirty-two.

    • The drones stand on their own without the story. If you never knew they started with weather data, you would still find a variety of pure, rich, microtonal drones with enough variety to fit the mood of any project.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • All files are sample seamless loops. So, there are no fade-ins and outs and the files are ready for looping in any DAW.
    • Consonant and dissonant drones
    • Simple and complex drones
    • Each of the 48 drones is between 1 and 1.5 minutes in duration
    • Non-periodic undulating drones
    • Each harmonic has a randomized gain, so the drones pulse non-periodically.
    • Drones were made from tightly filter pink noise, so drones have a small amount of soothing and airy pink noise.
    • Microtonal harmonic series relationships create beautiful beating between drone harmonics.
    • All drones have a fundamental of G1 (49Hz). Transpose them as needed to fit any project.
    • Partials are included in the metadata, for example, “fundamental_G1_harmonics_1_2_3_4_7_16”.
    DATA SONIFICATION:
    • Weather data included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Temperature data was translated as a combination of lowest harmonic, number of harmonics, and highest harmonic.
    • Generally, lower temperatures include bass harmonics and higher temperatures include treble harmonics. For example, the hottest day of the year only included harmonics 18 and 24.
    • Location: weather data is from the NOAA station at Helmut Mountain, Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Max/MSP 7

    REFERENCES:
    • Harmonic series artwork by Jason Charney: http://www.jasoncharney.com/
    • 2016 Arctic Report Card: http://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016/ArtMID/5022/ArticleID/271/Surface-Air-Temperature
    • 2016 Global Climate Report: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613
    • NOAA Weather Data: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/
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  • The harvester Claas Lexion 530 Library contains all the sounds a decent harvester produces on the field in one day. We were allowed to accompany this gigantic 300+ horsepower machine on the field and document all its activities. It roars and sounds harsh and dangerous.

    Whether you are looking for realistic farm sounds or want to design a futuristic vehicle. The harvester files are ready to use or very easy to manipulate as they deliver sounds across all frequencies captured with high end equipment. Both helium-3 harvesting spaceships and apocalypse scrap transporters can be produced in just a few steps.

    In addition to the standard exterior recordings such as bypass, away and up, the library also includes on-board recordings from the cab, from the platform, as well as various mic positions such as directly above and beside the cutting knives, on the belt, at the unloading pipe and many more. In addition, there are selected foley sounds, as well as a few distant atmo sounds.

    70% of the revenue will benefit the non-profit association “Bulldogs for Kids e.V.” and by this benefit chronical ill children.

    The Farming Machine Bundle:

    You can also get this library as part of The Farming Machine Bundle, containing the files of “Harvester Klaas Lexion 530 (SOE001)” and “Kramer KL11 Oldtimer Tractor (1955) (SOE002)“, as well as 165mb of additional tractor recordings (on board mono files of the tractor Fendt 304 LSA).
  • Drones & Moods Haunting Ambiences Play Track 46 sounds included, 136 mins total $20

    Haunting Ambiences contains dense, multilayered horror construction kits. Everything you need to build a world around your scenes with separated stems. We captured and designed field recordings from multiple countries, voices, instruments and synthesizers all in 24Bit 96kHz allowing for further manipulation.

    These dense ambiences include split stems to encourage experimentation, allowing you to add or subtract certain elements, balance them or combine them with sounds from other construction kits in the pack. Perfect for your horror films, video games or escape room/live experiences.

    Here are the included Construction Kits:

    Haunted Factory: Moving gears, pipe bursts and the deafening buzz of industrial lighting.

    Haunted Forest: Weird birds, crows, wolves, owls, tree creaks and much more!

    Haunted House: Distinct creaks of a wooden building under a bed of creepy winds and clocks.

    Haunted Neighbourhood: Dog barks, crickets and clocktowers sit above layered crickets and streetlights.

    Haunted Sewers: Build a wet and dripping scene with flowing water and more distinct drips echoing through.

    Haunted Swamp: Misty wind, bugs and water splashes suggest an evil presence, combined with frogs and more!

    Nightmare: A discomforting array of voices, hums, and rumbles.

    Zombie Apocalypse: A crowd of Zombies are taking over the city, breaking into anything they can find.

    Torture Chamber: A deep and surreal ambience with screams, drills, tools and other torturous sounds.

     

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  • Environments Hawaii Play Track 145 sounds included, 300+ mins total $199

    SHEARING NATURE AT ITS MOST DIVERSE
    Hawaii is the Earth-in-miniature, providing nearly all habitat types and 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones in merely 6/1000ths of one percent of the world’s land surface area.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    HAWAII, NATURE, WAVES, COASTAL, BIRDS, CLIFF, PALMS, ISLAND, UNDERWATER, MARINE, HUMPBACK, WHALES, DOLPHINES, EXOTIC, STREAM, FLOWING RIVERS, INSECTS, FORESTS, SAND, BEACH, EARTH, MAUI, KAUAI, OAHU, AMBIENCES, DAY, NIGHT, WILDLIFE, TROPICAL, ANIMALS

    OVER 5 HOURS OF UNIQUE BIOME RECORDINGS

    This library includes 40 species vocalizations (including the Hawaiian Crow, now extinct in the wild) and 105 ambiences which are conveniently divided into coastal and Up-Island, as well as day and night, to simplify workflow.

    VIVID AND INCREDIBLY MULTI-FACETED

    Use this comprehensive SFX toolbox to design stunning nature scenarios with extremely manifold and vivid exotic wildlife. No matter if you’re searching for thundering, wave-swept boulder beaches, birdsong-rich tropical forests, a fascinating symphony of thousands of animals during the day or some super-interesting and exotic “conversations” at night, it’s all available in this pack.

    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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  • Destruction & Impact HD Source Play Track 4725 sounds included, 210+ mins total $149 $129

    An incredible assortment of organic, elemental and abstract source files at delivered in .WAV 192k 24Bit. The beauty of this library besides the stunning  recorded quality is that it was recored with top gear like Apogee Symphony and Sennheiser MKH 416 in a professional sound studio. This is a go to pack to grab for those wanting the cleanest audio files to manipulate.

    Includes sounds such as:

    307 Abstract Source files • 264 Cinematic • 125 Clicks Hits and Buttons • 202 Cloth and Plastic • 132 Construction • 185 Household • 165 Kitchen • 54 Laundry and Bathroom • 1080 Metals • 67 Metal Chains • 177 Metal Slide • 196 Pantry Cabnets Pots • 63 Paper • 214 Plastic • 360 Tools and Machines • 1151 Bonus files (Mud, Stone, Dirt, Glass, Clicks + more)

    A total of more than 4700 files in 24 bit / 192 kHz – 18 GB in total

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  • Environments Head West Play Track 57+ sounds included, 133 mins total $29.99

    Nature and ambiance recordings across Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

    Including the Great Lakes, meadows, the Dakota Badlands (Both North and South) Wyoming mountains, Yellowstone geysers and mud pots, Bison, Prairie dogs, and birds.

    Take a 2000 mile aural road trip across the Midwest and west.

    Gear Used: Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Tascam DR680, and Zoom H1, using Sennheiser MKH 30/40 Mid Side, Sennheiser MKH 20 spaced omnis, Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF and XY, Sanken CSS5.

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  • Human Healthcare Play Track 33 sounds included, 18 mins total $12.99

    A condensed library with medicine and dentist sound effects. If you need to create an ambiance of a surgery room or a dentist visit, this is your go-to. 33 different sounds to overcome or accentuate your fear to the doctor, it’s up to you

    Recorded with:

    • Sound Devices 633
    • Rode NTG3
    • Rode NT4
    • Seymour Duncan SCR-1
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  • Sound Mind Heavy Industry sound effects library is a massive collection of over 600 sound files of unique and hard to access machines and industrial ambiences, recorded both interior and exterior. To create this 45+ GB pack we went underground and climbed on constructions, we have been in both very hot and cold, humid and smelly places, wearing funky protective clothing, helmets and glasses.

    You will find large, heavy machines sounds in it, industrial vehicles, as well as pneumatic, electric, diesel or even antique steam engines sounds and many metal, wooden, debris and also liquid textures.
    During our searches we found many unusual sounds with great potential for sound design.

    Recording locations include:
    Coal Mines • Zinc Mine • Zinc Smelters • Scrapyard • Trams Repair Workshop • Train Factory • Steelworks • Vulcanizer • Quarry

    Sounds were recorded multi-mic and from different perspectives, giving large variety for designing purposes. We used microphones with extended frequency range (Schoeps CMC6XT MS kit, Sanken CO-100k) recording on 192kHz sample rate, shotgun mics (Sennheiser MKH-8060, MKH-815T, Neumann KMR81/KM120 MS kit) as well as Trance Audio Inducer stereo contact microphone (which was very useful in noisy environments and which also has very wide frequency range). We used Sound Devices 702, 744 recorders with MixPre, plus Zoom F8 and Sony PCM D-50.

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  • Nature & Countryside Hidden Waterfall Play Track 5 sounds included, 11 mins total $40

    Have you ever wanted waterfall recordings with character, and texture, as opposed to hours of white noise?

    Discover the roaring sound of a hidden waterfall, crashing on jagged rocks, pure ice-cold mountain water permeating the air.

    The waterfall, hidden in the Carpathian mountains, is small enough that it still has texture and movement, whilst retaining that unmistakable roaring sound.

    Recorded from different perspectives, distances and angles, over an hour and a half of recordings have been edited down to just over 11 minutes of audio at 24bit/96kHz, containing the essence of the waterfall.

    The files are tagged with rich SoundMiner metadata, explaining in detail the perspective from which each sound was recorded.

    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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  • Environments High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature Play Track 10+ sounds included, 94 mins total $29

    In High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of desolately beautiful sounds of the American southwest as the sun brings to life the songs of desert wildlife. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the desert with the trickling of distant rivers, smooth cricket chirps, echoey caws from ravens so close you can hear the details in their wings flaps, snorts from a cautious yet curious mule deer, choruses of birds at dawn, and much more. Most recordings are well over 4 minutes, with one half-hour night-time track that will make you want to take out your tent immediately. For a mini-nature collection of lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in High Desert Ambiences 2 and 3.
    • This library contains a small selection of both “active” and “quiet” nature sounds from the high deserts of West Texas.
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.
    • Featured on Designing Sound: “Our Favorite Sounds of 2016
    • Desert dawn and evening choruses
    • Distant flowing river, songbirds, and insects
    • Ravens soaring and squawking in a stark and resonant valley
    • Lengthy night-time cricket chorus
    • Partially audible and ultrasonic bat clicks up to 70kHz
    • Ghostly distant animal calls
    • Mule deer warning snorts and jumping movement
    • Files ranging from 31 seconds to 30 minutes
    • Rio Grande dawn chorus along the Texas/Mexico river border
    • Locations: Near Marfa, Texas (in a mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft) and Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande River, Texas/Mexico border.
    • These desert ambiences are extremely quiet, so I have included descriptive markers to signal interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in the sound files folder.
    ambiences_markers

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    ***Note – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 1 to High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature on 11/28/17. This was a name change only. No audio files were updated.
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  • Explore a large collection of beautiful, tranquil sounds from remote desert locations across the American southwest and enjoy listening to the morning sun awaken desert wildlife. This serene collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the harmonious desert dawn. Sounds include doves cooing, woodpeckers hammering, White-throated Swifts in swirling flocks, and much more. Featured like never before are recordings of Swainson’s hawks so close you can hear the whoosh as their powerful wings cut through the air. For the second installment of my extensive nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here is High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • This library is filled with the “Active Nature” sounds of desert mornings.
    Swainson’s Hawks – a male and female recorded near their nest in a 200-foot cliff. Recordings are from below the nest and include close, distant, circling, diving, and soaring perspectives.
    White-throated Swifts – flocks of small barn swallow-like birds circling, darting, and whooshing in front of a desert cliff.
    • Other Birds/Wildlife Included: Canyon Wrens, Bewick’s Wrens, Montezuma Quail, White-winged Doves, Western Screech-Owls, Aoudad Sheep, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and many more labeled as “songbirds” if not identified by species.
    • Tracks starting with the filename “Quiet Desert” have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment. If you need more “Quiet Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Most files are 3-6 minutes in length
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Recording Location – Davis Mountains, Texas
    • *Note – Birds were self-identified using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of species identification.

    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
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    • UPDATE – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 2: Dawn Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature on 11/28/2017.
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