Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
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!
• 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.
Step into the action, feel the excitement and energy of a hockey arena on game night with Hockey 360.
In this collection we present the visceral fan reactions recorded live from a hockey arena. From relaxed to euphoric, frustrated to exhilarated. Experience goals, booing, chants, cheers, wins, and losses.
Recorded this past season in a large indoor arena, we attended several matches gaining the opportunity to capture a wide array of emotions.
The collection consists of 103 wav files in Stereo Binaural, at 96 kHz, 24 Bits.
More than 2 GB of pure hockey energy!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
‘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.
Household is a collection of over 400 high definition production elements in and around the house.
From doorbells and drawers to slidedoors and creaking doors.
All sounds are Soundminer metadata embedded.
Howling Winds – Interior is 1.4 GB of high-velocity air molecules in 42 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz stereo – from an interior perspective.
It is a collection of highly expressive, sometimes vocal, sometimes violent gusts of wind, squalls of rain and sleet – as heard from within the safety of a home.
• Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
• Roofs and windows pummeled with rain and sleet
• Bad weather in an urban setting
Human Africa is a collection of authentic ambiences recorded in rural and urban locations across various countries in Africa.
The library covers a wide range of settings, from urban idyllic countryside ambiences and conversations in various languages to traffic and skyline soundscapes. Each file is carefully meta-tagged with location, time of day and language (if present) information.
Hurricane Winds features some of the biggest and most violent winds hitting the Danish coastal area in many, many years. Both both interior and exterior recordings are included.
In hindsight, it's been crazy and stupid to be recording at some of these locations, but here they are – three years of unique storm recordings.
• 21 tracks of hurricane/storm recordings from a yachting and commercial harbor. Wind screaming as it flies through rigging, wires, masts etc. Plastic covers, structure, flags moving.
• 6 tracks of hurricane/storm in the city. Trees moving, wind howling, small debris passing.
• 2 tracks of storm in the forest. Trees creaking, as wind moves through tree tops.
• 9 tracks of interior recordings. Roof moving, draft from windows. Small debris hitting window.
Hvac Drones & Tones gets you the noisy insides of hotel rooms, bathrooms and much more; recordings of large ventilation and filter units, cooling compressors and whining fans.
Some of the sounds are completely pristine and unprocessed, while others have been tampered with to reveal hidden qualities. This collection contains both noir and noise!
HYDRO CONTACT brings you 273 audio files recorded with a contact mic and a hydrophone over the course of a year, in order to get you covered for any kind of underwater scene, in the outer space, for pitch shifting, time stretching or to add a weird tone to your soundscape.
Recorded at 96 kHz and 24 bits, this collection provides underwater motion, waves, bubbles, impacts, hits, hums, buzzes, car foley, rumbles, bouncing, dripping water, dragging items, blasts, switches, engines, underwater screams, exotic musical instruments and many more sounds, ideal to take your sound design imagination a step further.
All files are metadata tagged and named.
The Hydrophone underwater sound effects library gets you a rich collection of water sound effects, captured with a DPA 8011 hydrophone.
It delivers you everything from bubbly underwater sounds, fizzes, droplets, dragging sounds, crab walking (!), underwater footsteps, bathtub drains, waves, splashes – and even an underwater scream.
Need crunchy, creaking, crackling sounds of ice cubes? This library delivers 98 sounds of ice creaking, ice cubes clinking and squeaking, ice moving, melting ice, and many other really cold sound effects in 24bit / 96 kHz quality.
'Ice Skating' is a very comprehensive library of 1000 audio files from the realm of ice skating.
It encompasses a broad variety of sounds using different skating techniques and features many ice skating activities such as hockey games, figure skating, free skating and more.
Most of the recordings have been made in an outdoor setting to reduce reverberations.
Almost all of the sounds were recorded using a M/S technique with AKG C-414 and Rode Nt5, and Sound Devices mixPre.
This library presents unique focused sounds that have been edited meticulously making them easier to integrate in any audiovisual project or interactive program.
The rare distinctive quality of these recordings also allows them to be a base for
any sound experimentation through a creative process; and can be layered with other sounds or treated in order to produce interesting sound design.
A couple of Ambiences are also included in the library. These are ORTF stereo recordings of outdoors/indoors skating.
Like every other sound library from Articulated Sounds, the files are embedded with metadatas (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3).
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