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

  • 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 $12

    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
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • 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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  • In High Desert Ambiences 3, get a large collection of the desolate and beautiful sounds of the American southwest. As the sun sets, hear how nocturnal wildlife comes alive as the day fades away. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with desert nights as you discover sounds ranging from soft owl hoots to lonely night songbirds to keening crickets. This library also includes Javelina (wild pig) snorts and teeth clicks, humming trains off in the distance, coyote howls and yips so close you’ll want to run for cover, and much more. While most recordings are between 3 to 6 minutes, this collection also includes a few 15-25 minute nocturnal soundscapes. A rare gem to find in the continental United States! For the third installment of my lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet 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 “Quiet Nature” sounds of desert nights.
    • Location: Davis Mountains, West Texas
    • Lonely solo Coyotes
    • Coyote Packs howling and yipping
    • Javelina (wild pigs) snorting and rooting for food
    • Owl hoots and lonely night songbirds
    • Cricket Choruses and bats up to 80 kHz
    • Other Songbird/Wildlife Included: Common PoorwillsWestern Screech-OwlsBurrowing OwlsGreat Horned OwlsWhite-winged DovesMourning DovesCanyon Wrens, and Swainson’s Hawks
    • Evening choruses of songbirds
    • Distant Freight Trains (5-10 miles distant)
    • Quiet Nature tracks – these filenames start with “Quiet Desert” and are sparse ambiences recorded at the threshold of hearing with an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • Quiet Nature tracks have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • If you need more “Active Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read the text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy on species identification.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – The name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 3: Night Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature on 11/28/2017.
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  • Animals & Creatures High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes Play Track 34+ sounds included, 111 mins total From: $39

    COYOTES 1 – DESCRIPTION:
    • In High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. On my drive out, a massive wildfire was burning large parts of the Davis Mountains. The day I arrived firefighters were finally able to contain the blaze, but sadly not before 22,000 acres burned. Much of the wildlife is too slow to escape, but luckily one pack of coyotes was fast enough to climb over a ridge. Normally I hear coyotes out in the plains where they love hunting jackrabbits. That night, however, I was recording from the edge of the dead fire. I was stunned to hear howling deep in the valley! The pack had run into the mountains to escape the blaze.
    • In this library, hear the angst-ridden vocals of coyotes running to escape a wildfire. Hear the howls and yips of an extremely close pack bouncing from high valley walls. Hear an echo chamber filled with the haunting howls of coyotes who has just had their home burned.

    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.

    COYOTES 1 – KEY FEATURES:
    • Six distinct coyote choruses. Recorded closely, from about 1/4 mile.
    • Howls and yips bouncing from high valley walls
    • Regal Great Horned Owl hoots
    • Lonely crickets chirping
    • Bats: ultrasonic and audible clicks
    • Eerie ranch dog barks
    • Quiet Nature clips from the same location to use a “natural roomtones”.
    COYOTES 2- KEY FEATURES:
    New Content – Available 9/13/2019.
    • Recorded on a separate trip to the same location
    • Extended coyote choruses with no other wildlife
    • Close and distant howls from as close as a quarter mile
    • Haunting echoes
    • Lush cricket choruses with coyotes
    HOW ARE COYOTES 1 AND COYOTES 2 DIFFERENT? 
    • Recorded on separate trips to the same location
    • Recorded in the spring vs. autumn
    • Coyotes 1 has more pack choruses
    • Coyotes 2 has more single lonesome howls
    • MS vs. ORTF recording
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    BLOG POST:
    • Read how I captured these mournful howls in my blog post: Wildfire Coyotes.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED – COYOTES 1:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote MS Blimp
    GEAR USED COYOTES 2:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • • In High Desert Ambiences 5: Crickets, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. The heavy summer rains spawned a lively cricket chorus unlike anything I had heard before. Hear 10,000 cricket chirps weave into lush blankets of sound that gently float through mountain valleys. Hear the slowly sagging pitch of lush choruses as nighttime temperatures fall. Hear the joyous chirps of countless crickets that will make you want to take out your tent immediately.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of crickets from a unique slice of time in the life of a desert. Hear the rejuvenating summer rains fill a desolate desert with 10,000 tiny violins.

    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:
    • 27 cricket choruses containing only crickets. Some of these 27 tracks also include bats in ultrasonic frequencies or other occasional ultrasonic insect sounds.
    • 4 clips of crickets with Western Screech-Owls or Great Horned Owls.
    • All tracks are 3-6 minutes in length
    • Recordings from 4 nights in 15 different locations.
    • Recordings are ordered by night, then location, then part. Listen to nights and parts in sequence to hear the pitch drop with the falling temperature.
    • This is a library of cricket choruses. Individual crickets can be hear as part of a chorus, but this library does not contain solo, single crickets.
    • The pitch shifted demo is the normal demo at quarter speed. Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, HDA5: Crickets does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    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+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
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  • Electricity High Desert Thunderstorms Play Track 124+ sounds included, 137 mins total From: $29

    High Desert Thunderstorms has the vast, beautiful crackling of Southwestern summer thunderstorms. These powerful storms travel for miles in all directions with rumbles that feel physically and emotionally immersive. Plus, you receive many types of Texan storms with rainstorms, dry thunder, echoing thunderclaps, and much more. If you need storm ambiences that ripple across barren valleys, listen to High Desert Thunderstorms.

    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:

    • Hand-picked sounds from over 20 summer thunderstorms
    • Three-part library: Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences
    • Thunder echoing in mountain valleys
    • Unraveling explosions as close as 2,000 feet
    • Sub-bass growls as far away as 20 miles
    • Approaching and fading storm cells
    • Descriptors: close, distant, rippling, rolling, growling, rumbling, unraveling, sonic boom, Zeus, and sub-bass
    • multiple microphone perspectives for a variety of stereo images and uses
    • Location: Near Marfa, Texas, summer 2016, mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft.
    • 95% Bird Free
    • Library can be purchased in parts or as a bundle to save 20%

    Dry Thunder 1:
    • Specs: 690 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 26 stereo files, 26+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 10 min total
    • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
    • Thunder with wind in summer grass
    • Clips ranging from 7 to 44 seconds
    Dry Thunder 2:
    • New Content – Available 10/03/2019
    • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
    • 15 dry thunder clips
    • Long rippling booms
    • Unraveling echoes bouncing between mountains
    • MKH8040 – ORTF recordings
    Wet Thunder:
    • Specs: 2.37 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 67 stereo files, 67+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 34 min total
    • Isolated thunderclaps with rain
    • Heavy, medium, and light rain
    • Clips ranging from 10 to 64 seconds
    Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences:
    • Specs: 6.47 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 31 stereo files, 31+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 93 min total
    • Dry and Wet thunderstorm ambiences, including thunderclaps
    • Heavy, medium, and light rain without thunder
    • Metal rooftops, storm drains, small hail stones
    • Clips ranging from 1 to 20 minutes
    High Desert Thunderstorm – Full Library:
    • Specs: 9.54 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 124 stereo files, 124+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 137 min total
    • All Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences included
    File List & Metadata:
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    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    MS recordings decoded
    Sennheiser MKH8040s in ORTF
    DPA 4060 A/B pair
    Sound Devices 702
  • Environments High Desert Winds 1 Play Track 52+ sounds included, 200 mins total $59

    In this collection, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 1 recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas. This library includes sounds of the mountain ridge tops of the David Mountains with 15-50 mph gale force gusts, low whistling drones, breezes through pinyon pines, mesquite and much more. There are also seasonal recordings with leafy gusts, pouring rain, broad spectrum wind through winter grass, and crickets at night braving the weather. If you need sounds of the blustery wide open American Southwest, this is the library to check out.

    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:

    • 80% bird and insect free
    • High altitude desert wind: 6000 ft. average elevation
    • Turbulent gale-force gusts ranging from 15-50 mph
    • Mountain ridge tops
    • Indoor window perspectives
    • Dead winter and spring grass
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Scratching Mesquite
    • Bats above 20kHz
    • Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
    *Bowed metal sounds in demo not included

    Gear Used:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 Mid/Side pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • DPA 4060 A/B pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Need More Winds? Listen to High Desert Winds 2!
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  • Environments High Desert Winds 2 Play Track 59+ sounds included, 165 mins total $59

    In the second installment of the High Desert Winds Series, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 2 recorded in the resonant mountains of West Texas. This library was recorded during a massive two-day wind storm with gusts up 75 mph! These extreme winds rattled and shook the house in wonderful ways. The creaking and groaning windows, doors, and walls were vibrating so much that I could record wind for the first time using a contact microphone! There are also recordings of leaf vortexes, sand blasts, tarps popping, umbrella destruction, and much more. If you need the sounds of a stunning desert storm to complement the recordings in High Desert Winds 1, this is the library to check out.

    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:

    • 90% bird and insect free
    • Turbulent hurricane-force gusts ranging from 20-75 mph
    • Droning and singing wind whistles
    • Open plastic bottle and wine bottle wind whistles
    • Mountain ridge top wind
    • Desert grass, scrub oak, and pinyon pine wind
    • Indoor ORTF perspectives: adobe house, wooden storage shed, and mid-sized truck
    • Indoor contact mic perspectives: chimneys, windows, doors, and walls
    • Plastic tarps and umbrellas whipping in 50-75 mph winds
    • Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events. 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.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR Hydrophone – Used as contact microphone
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

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    Need More Winds? Listen to High Desert Winds 1!
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  • Environments Historical Houses & Barns Play Track 5000 sounds included, 604 mins total $170

    This is a collection of location foley sounds (anything we could find that makes sound) recorded over 3-year period in authentic historical houses and barns.

    This includes 1700s peasant village houses, 1700s manor, 1850s farm, 1900s manor and 1930s cottage. These are recorded for film projects so they have the right cinematic feel, dynamic and variation.

    The houses were full of period props, so the recordings are rich and have lots of details that take you to the right time and feel.

    The library weighs in at more than 20 GB total, and features 5000+ sounds & 10 hours of recordings in 347 files.

    Highlights:

    • Many are long takes (8+ minutes) with lots of performance variations
    • The stereo recordings have often one channel as close-up mic and other as distant / room mic.
    • All recordings are 96khz 24bit with metadata.
    • We used the best sounding equipment – sound devices recorders (744, 702, mixpre), Sennheiser mkh 8040,  mkh416 and DPA 4006a microphones.
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  • City Life Hong Kong Ambiences Play Track 18+ sounds included, 75 mins total $49

    Welcome to the Hong Kong Ambience sound effects library (1 hour and 15 minutes long, 1.6gb compressed .rar file, 2.4gb Uncompressed). This package contains sounds of what the Cantonese people hear during their daily commutes and can be used for common Asian scenes, China Town scenes, etc. All 18 ready to use and loop-able stereo wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz (each in 3, 4, or 5 minutes long), and include metadata.

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  • Environments Hospital Ambiences Play Track 35+ sounds included, 103 mins total From: $50

    If you're after hospital sounds, here's a beautiful suite of surround sound hospital ambiences.

    Access to hospitals can be tricky. Credentials are required, and different rules must be followed for every step one takes deeper into the building. It's not as simple as just grabbing a rig and walking in the front door.

    Our hospital ambiences were recorded during one extensive day long shoot where we were granted access to one of the nation's top medical campuses. There are surprisingly few “hospital machines” making beeping noises at any given location within the building, which gives these sounds the flexibility to be used in any large institutional building.

    Both public and non-public areas are covered, including:
    – exterior traffic with a helicopter taking off
    – large 3 story lobby area
    – multiple nurse's stations
    – the family waiting room
    – the cafeteria
    – the pathology lab
    – an operating room prep

    Each location was recorded in dual MS and decoded using the excellent Schoeps double MS decoding tool.

    The end result is an immersive set of recordings that show off the reality of what a hospital really does sound like. Pick up a copy and cover your hospital scenes the right way.

    Two versions are available:

    Full version:
    • 24 bit, 96kHz quadraphonic split wav files
    • soundminer and bwav metadata tags
    • photography
    • 9 Gigabytes of sound
    • 103 minutes of sound
    Lite version:
    • 24 bit, 48kHz stereo interleaved wav files
    • soundminer and bwav metadata tags
    • photography
    • 3.6 Gigabytes of sound
    • 103 minutes of sound
  • Environments Hospitals Play Track 210 sounds included, 521 mins total $80

    This library features atmospheres from all aspects of children’s, private and public hospitals. Locations include entrance halls, hallways, wards, wings, emergency departments, waiting rooms, receptions and nurse stations.

    All sounds were recorded using DPA 4060’s and Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6.

     

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  • Environments Hot Tub SFX (Jacuzzi / Spa) Play Track 10 sounds included, 2+ mins total $10

    There’s nothing better than a nice long soak in a Jacuzzi hot tub… This library will instantly place you right in the middle of a beautiful oasis of warm bubbling water and massaging bubble jets. All sounds are cut into perfectly seamless loops and provided in both .wav and .mp3 to make your use of this library as easy as a trip to the spa!

    These loops make it easy to drop the files into any game development software or to easily support props in a film/tv project.

    Music is only heard in the demo, not in the actual footage.

    Other libraries that pair well:
    1000 Winds Project (Farts.) [The Original]
    Everyone farts… and some people do it in the hot tub!  CAUTION: This library contains the HIGHEST resolution fart winds that exist on this side of the internet… Well, let’s be real, all sides of the internet!

    Chicago – Environmental & Transportation Ambiences
    Depending on the needs of your project, you might just find that you need additional environmental ambiences, which are covered in this library! Recorded in high resolution, this library will put you right in the virtual seat of the city of neighborhoods!

    PWC – Jet Ski – Sea Doo | Volume 1 & 2
    More sounds in the world of water!  Ultra-high resolution Sea Doo recordings utilizing on-board microphone techniques, from multiple perspectives (driver perspective (mid-side, exhaust perspective & engine perspective).

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  • Environments House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

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  • Foley Household Water Play Track 86+ sounds included $15

    ‘Household Water’ by Badlands Sound includes 86 high-quality water sounds found throughout the home that will be great for your projects. Hear the flowing sounds of water from kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs, small and large fountains, drains, and much more.

    This library was recorded by Sound Devices 702t with a RODE NTG3 microphone in 96k / 24bit.

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