Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
Sounds of the London Underground contains 40 minutes of recordings exploring the sounds of the London tube trains and station platforms.
This library is a myriad of uniquely South African exterior ambiences.
Get true exterior ambience sounds of South Africa in this authentic collection. The South African Exterior ambience sound effects library features recordings from places in and around Cape Town, beach, city, promenade, bus station, market, taxi rank, residential suburb, city rooftop, the CDB, train station, parking lot, primary school, residential areas and many more.
This library is a myriad of uniquely South African interior ambiences.
Get true interior ambience sounds of South Africa in this authentic collection. The South African Interior ambiences sound effects library features recordings from places in and around Cape Town, hospital, airport, restaurant, various shopping centres, boxing gym, hotel lobby, residential interiors and many more.
Get an extensive collection of South African nature ambiences (average duration: 5 minutes), from places like the Mhkaya Jungle, Kruger National Park, The Wetlands and more. Locations include jungles, swamps, ponds, rivers and towns. Featuring all sorts of crickets and cicades, of course – but there’s also plenty of other South African wildlife, like mosquitoes, birds, fighting baboons and snorting hippos The sounds were captured during various times of both day and night and give you a huge variety of ambiences to work with.
This library is a collection of South African Emergency Service sirens. It’s a collection of siren sounds from various distances and for various vehicles. There are mono and stereo versions, as well as processed options. South African Emergency Services use the same 3 sounds whether its an ambulance, police vehicle or fire truck. Combinations of each are used in different situations and are part of this library.
All tracks recorded with the Zoom H5 XY stereo pair as well as a Sennheiser MKH60.
'South India' is a unique collection of 55 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment. This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds from the southwest to the southeastern part of the country! Recorded over many months and different seasons with DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy, this collection includes:
Southern African Ambience is a collection of rich and immersive savanna ambiences, recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks in the north of South Africa, just on the border with Botswana.
Library highlights:• Lush ambiences, each over 4 minutes and up to 10 minutes in length, in stereo and surround
• Huge amount of birds, with 45 species identified in metadata
• Mammals such as Baboon, Bushbuck and Black-backed Jackal
• Crickets, cicadas, flies and frogs
• Download the surround demo wav here
Excerpts from The Audio Spotlight’s review:
“The quality of the recorded sounds is phenomenal”
“A special mention goes to the Baboons which are scary as hell”
“The birds are fantastic”
– read the full review of Southern African Ambience here
Want the sounds of a space station? Space Station is a huge collection of designed futuristic ambiances, loopable room tones, drones, and individual interior sound elements, made to provide a truly diverse sonic palette for designing spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. This pack has everything you need, all in one place.
Space Station contains a whopping 7.6 GB worth of 500+ 24bit/96kHz sounds, each embedded with Soundminer metadata.
• 120 Designed sounds: Apartments, Doors, Halls, Alarms, Engine Compartments, Gates, Spaceship Cockpit ambiences, Interior Malfunction, and many more
• Space Station Construction Kit: Air, Alarms, Boiler Room, Computations, Drones, Electricity, Engines, Field Recordings, Fire, Foley, Pneumo and Servo sounds, Steam and Water
Bonus: Also includes our popular Abstract Interior Tones pack
This collection features 200 Space Whooshes and Wind Science Fiction sound effects. These sounds have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas HD – Space Whooshes and Winds library.
SPACES delivers high definition ambience recordings and designed backgrounds, and is the perfect addition for your workflow or mood-inducing production. Utilizing only the best microphones, design processes, and tones, SPACES is a well-rounded collection of atmospheric quality. While excellent in the genres of Sci-Fi and Horror, SPACES would also be well suited in many other situations where film standard sound is required.
Perfect for a sound designer or musician looking to sculpt the mood and soundscape, SPACES will aid you in creating your key base layer of setting and emotion. Created in collaboration with Sebastain Emling, SPACES contains a whopping 4.84GB worth of 24bit/ 96khz .WAV files and over 120+ files, embedded with both Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
Spaceship Interiors is a collection of spaceship interior ambience, room tones and alarms. The library weighs in at 10 GB, and contains 210 soundminer and BWAV metadata embedded files – with a total playing time of over 4 hours! Perfect for your next sci-fi, horror or fantasy project.
Ambience recordings from around Spain – and from the famous Festa Major celebrations in Sitges, Spain.
Featuring crowd sounds, general street ambience, fireworks and explosions, music and all the sounds associated with the festival.
The collection also features ambience recordings from various other Spanish cities and towns, including Barcelona, Benidorm, Cadiz, Cartagena, Figueres and Montserrat.
If you’re looking for the authentic spirit of Spain, this library gets you more than 3.5 hours of it!
SPANISH COUNTRYSIDE AMBIENCES is a small collection of field recordings containing a wide view of Spanish countryside ambiences: Pinewoods, countryside, birds, crickets, and cicadas. 25 files of exterior files recorded in the Spring and Summer of 2013.
All the files have metadata embedded for great Soundminer type programs. They both include Spanish and English descriptions.
This sound library features stereo recordings from 7 different cities of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, Cordoba, San Sebastian and Malaga). Some of the locations include are a hospital, a school, a market, a beach, several train stations, cafeterias, bar terraces and many more. All recordings, unless it’s specified, are free of birds and traffic sounds, which will allow you to mix your tracks as you please. If you are in need of crowd ambiences from Spain, this is the go-to library.
There are 57 recordings included, most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length and there are more than 190 minutes of crowd recordings in total. Files are 96/24 and 48/24.
All tracks have full Soundminer embedded Metadata.
SPANISH INSTITUTE AMBIENCES contains a great collection of ambiences recorded in public institutes around our country. It also include several recordings from children schools.
Children, classes, corridors, halls, playgrounds, with several Institute zones recorded exclusively for real projects. Now you have the chance to get them together in a great pack!
All the files have metadata embedded for great Soundminer type programs. They both include Spanish and English descriptions.
How many times have you looked for these kinds of files and they have English voices? Now you will have this high quality files recorded in Spain with Spanish voices.
SPANISH PRIMARY SCHOOL brings you interior and exterior stereo recordings of a primary school located in Cordoba, Spain.
SPANISH VOICES, CROWDS & REACTIONS contains a great collection of ambiences recorded in public bars, cafes, restaurants, theaters, and other public places around Spain. It also include several recordings films wildtracks, used in several productions.
Bars, Restaurants, shops, crowds, reactions – recorded exclusively for real projects. Now you have the chance to get them together in a great pack!
How many times have you look for these kinds of files and they have English voices? Now you will have this high quality files recorded in Spain with Spanish voices.
Here is the thunder I recorded in 1988, to DAT with an ORTF pair of Schoeps MK-4s, which includes a strike from ~12′ away! Hair standing up on end and everything. You may know some of this material as what I released through “The Hollywood Edge Signature Series” back in 1993. Well, a lot has changed. More than half the material was then unusable back then due to rain ‘ruining’ the recordings. Not so with Izotope RX 7 Advanced. Rain? What rain? Not a drop survived. Not. A. Drop.
Painstakingly remastered to 96kHz 32-bit floating-point (no shortcuts padding it with useless zeros: That would be cheap and lazy). Embrace it; it’s our near-future and everything I publish from here on out will be as such.
Hundreds and hundreds of mic capsule failures were repaired along with plenty of distortion – without removing any time; so if you line up the old with the now new, they won’t hold sync for long. Back then all I could do was cut out time. No more. Come hear the utter clarity and crispness of this thunder as it should be. To differentiate and make it quick and easy for people to cut, I’ve called the very close strikes “Lightning” and the not-as-close strikes “Thunder”. Already prepped in/for Soundminer ready to go, and a spreadsheet document for those using other systems.
Something wicked this way comes with SPOOKY HALLOWEEN HORRORS, a huge collection of high quality scary sounds. No matter what you're on working on, whether it's a horror video-game, a creepy cartoon, a spooky app for children, or even a huge Halloween party or a live event, this ghostly gathering of ready-to-use sound effects is guaranteed to send a shiver through your project!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Whether you’re looking for creepy CHARACTER VOICES such as GHOSTS, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES and SCREAMS, intense ACTION SOUNDS including BUBBLING CAULDRONS, CREAKY DOORS, KNIFE ATTACKS and GORE SPLATTERS, EVIL LAUGHTER or spooky AMBIENCES like HOWLING WINDS, CREEPY CLOCKS and CHURCH BELLS, you're sure to be spooked by the huge range of sounds to be found inside!
BETTER THAN CANDY
Immerse yourself in over 500 audio files of expertly designed sounds, supplied in high-quality MP3 + SD and HD WAV formats, meticulously labelled for effortless searching. Each and every audio file in this phantasmal collection has been expertly mixed and mastered to fit into ANY audio environment – just drag, drop, and let the spooky festivities commence!
With FREE UPDATES, FOREVER! and 35 FREE BONUS SOUNDS from our Best Sellers: Zombie Voices and Blood, Guts & Gore, there’s no better time to scare your audience with this ONE OF A KIND spooky sound pack!
Hurry! Buy now to prepare the perfect paranormal project in time for next Halloween!
…and all other audio-visual productions
Ambiences and sound effects from some of the most popular sports around, including baseball, basketball, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, table tennis, bowling, golf and hockey. This 159-sound collection features a selection of real sports game ambiances and a large variety of individual sounds such as ball bounces, racquet hits, putts, boxing bells and even referee whistles!
This library contains 200 professionally recorded sports sound effects. Included in this collection are baseball, basketball, tennis, football, soccer, hockey, boxing and golf sound effects. These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas General HD2 and Series 11,0000 Sports sound effects libraries as well as the Hollywood Edge Sports with Balls and World Edition Sports collections.
Welcome sports fans to Sports Crowd Cheer sound library. Be in the crowd up close with this mini-pack of over 40 crowd reactions including cheers, boos, your ups, and downs, down to the buzzer, score and more! Short crowd bursts to longer reactions with sirens and horns. With sounds from the arena, ballpark, stadium, and court, it's a score from Carma Studio!
It's not everyday you get the opportunity to record in the Smithsonian Institute when it's open…let alone when it's closed! Now you don't have to. This library contains sounds from seven museums, an administrative area and the National Zoo. All recorded in M/S using the ultra-quiet Sennheiser MKH40 and MKH30, and decoded into stereo files.
This library includes sounds from:
• The Museum of Natural History
• The Museum of American History
• The Museum of Air and Space
• The Museum of the American Indian
• The Freer Gallery
• The subterranean exhibits of the Sackler Gallery
• The Museum of African Art
• The Administrative Ripley Center
• The National Zoo
All told, three and a half hours of unique museum ambiences!
This library contains various kinds of small to mid-size streams and waterfalls captured close and at a distance, for designing and spicing up your project. In addition, it features creepy water drips in a cave and water well pump sounds.
This library is full of quiet night ambiences in a small city.
In this library, you’ll hear 75 minutes of atmospheres that include busy highways and far away sirens, quiet intersections as cars pass through, rooftop and bridge underpass ambiences, distant trains and bar crowds, and more. Each track is five minutes long, giving you plenty of loops points if need be. If you’re looking for that distinct tranquility you feel in the twilight hours of an urban area, check this one out. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
Submersion is a sound effect library delivering over 1800 high quality sounds in 377 files (more than 10Gb), from bubbles and impacts over whooshes to ambiences, propellers sounds and many more, this collection has all you need to create an exciting underwater audio experience.
From raw recordings to ready-to-use sound effects, all the content has been recorded and designed at 24bit, 96 KHz, all fully tagged with metadatas, by sound designers Arnaud Noble and Benoît Marsalone.
This library is split in two different sections:
The Raw section:
Captured with the Aquarians H2a Hydrophone in different locations (pool, river or inside several props), the raw section allows you to sculpt, create, and edit your own sounds with more than 1300 individuals sounds, with many variations.
This is your toolkit for all your underwater scenes and projects.
The Designed Section:
This section provides you ready-to-use sounds (over 593 individuals sounds in 172 files), all created and designed from the Raw section materials.
From huge to tiny, this collection delivers Cinematic Impacts, Ambiences, Whooshes, Explosions, Propellers, Lava sounds, Sci-fi sounds and many more.
Included sounds / Keywords
Ambience – Impact – Explosion – Movement – Whoosh – Swim – Bubble – Propeller – Air release – Stream – Scrape – Squeak – Creak – Crack – Waves – Ice – Lava – Hot – Embers – Sizzle – Crackle – Acid – Soak – Quench – Combustion – Organic – Fizz – Pulses – Plunger – Bottle – Drip – Boil – Drain – Pour – Rattle – Bounce – Slide – Hollow – Crush – Plonk – Snap – Metal – Plastic – Wood – Realistic – Sci-fi – Abstract – Alien
I can't tell you the number of times I've needed a good clean suburban atmos to fill out a scene. I've got plenty in my sfx collection, but not a whole lot that are local to Australia. So I thought I'd remedy that!
This collection covers a variety of locations, from quieter suburbs with a gentle breeze, a distant dog, some crickets perhaps and maybe a few birds, to the more densely populated areas, where the traffic and background noise is much higher and some construction is always going on. There some nighttime stuff in there, some ocean side, some with nature at its finest and even lawnmower and whipper snipper recordings so you can layer it all up.
All recorded at 24bit/96kHz, the library is 2.5GB and contains 36 tracks.
Suburbs of Chicago: Forest Preserve is the third in the Suburbs of Chicago series. Included you will hear bird chirps, tree rustles, bike passes, distant chatter, a small brook and more! This pack consists of 17 audio files, all metadata tagged using Basehead. Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6. Over 2 hours of recordings! Like in the other packs in this series, you will always hear distant traffic and planes, along with an overhead view of a semi busy highway cutting right through the forest preserve.
Suburbs of Chicago: Forest Preserve 2 is the fourth in the Suburbs of Chicago series, and 2nd trip inside a suburban Forest Preserve.
Included you will hear bird chirps, tree rustles, bike passes, distant chatter, a small brook and families near a small lake, and more! Every wonder what it sounds like inside a hollow tree trunk? Wonder no more! This pack consists of 12 audio files, all metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6. About an hour and a Half of recordings! Like in the other packs in this series, you will always hear distant traffic and planes.
Suburbs of Chicago: Heavy Winds is the 5th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. This collection takes you to the edge of a new suburban forest preserve, one that has a busy four lane road bordering the land.
Suburbs of Chicago: Heavy Winds includes 10 files of recordings during a windy day near tall straw, open fields, a busy road, and rustling leaves. Take a listen as a small flying drone passes over the small lake, bikes and rollerblades pass by, and people and dogs take a nice walk on the path.
Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennhesier MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.
Over an hour and a half of recordings, all metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. As in the all the other packs in this series, you will hear distant traffic and planes throughout.
Suburbs of Chicago: Lagoon is the second installment in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. This package contains ambiences from a suburban lagoon. There is no shortage of bird chirps, leaves and grass rustling in the wind, and bike pass bys. Canoe Paddling, both distant and close, can be heard as one of the outdoor activities. As in any suburb, there are distant cars and distant planes. There is also 20 minutes of various car passes on a side road. 18 files wrap up this small package and over 300+ sounds for a duration of over 2 hours! All files are metadata tagged using Basehead and exported at 48kHz, 24 Bit.
Take a journey outside during the middle of summer to beautiful suburban lake…. surrounded by a highway and roads… and lots of trees and canoes!
Suburbs of Chicago: Lake is the 7th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. In this pack, we dive into the a large forest preserve in Illinois, bordered by in interstate, and cut in half by a long and busy road. Recordings include bikes, runners, walkers, and rollerbladers passing by on a bike path, in between large trees, lake water splashing from people canoeing, leaves and large grass/ plants rustle, and more!
Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6, along with the Sony D100 Handheld Recorder. Total of 25 .wav audio files rounds of this pack.
About four and a half hours of recordings packed with metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. As in the all the other packs in this series, you will hear distant traffic and planes throughout.
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