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

  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Quiet Nature, get a collection of serene ambiences from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Hear the immense sparseness of glacial valleys and still water. Hear massive halls of wet wood that envelop and transport you to a long-lost time. Hear the tranquil beauty of boreal forests untouched by human hands during days of endless light. Hear lonely moose tromping through beaver ponds and haunting hoots of Northern Saw-whet Owls.
    • This library is packed full of tracks with sparse flora and fauna from the lonesome landscapes of the Arctic. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the nearby glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    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:
    • Soothing quiet nature ambiences with minimal flora and fauna
    • The haunting hoots of Boreal, Northern Saw-whet, and Great Horned Owls
    • Eerie nighttime creature movement
    • Wing flutters, flybys, and takeoffs
    • Lone moose tromping through a beaver pond
    • Wilson’s Snipe – winnowing
    • Sparse forest birds singing
    • Distant echoes of shorebird songs
    • Days and nights in the beaver pond filled marshland
    • Days and nights in the boreal forest
    • Soothing distant water and wind
    • Ultrasonic bats
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    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
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife:Moose, Swainson’s Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Green-winged Teal, Wilson’s Snipe, Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, bats
    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 MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    96 kHz and 192 kHz:
    I always record and archive at 192 kHz for conservation and preservation purposes.
    However, all sounds are delivered in 96 kHz unless there was useful frequency content present above 48 kHz. Then the audio is delivered at 192 kHz.
    4 of 49 tracks are included at 192 kHz. Bats are the only wildlife above 48 kHz in these recordings.
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
  • Nature & Countryside Alaska: Rain Play Track 24+ sounds included, 141 mins total From: $59

    DESCRIPTION:
    Alaska: Rain has the vast, beautiful crackling of arctic thunderstorms. Hear soothing rain deep in the boreal forest. Hear massive post-rain drips plopping and the musical call of Swainson’s Thrushes singing in the rain. Hear thunderclaps that ripple across glacial valleys and the soothing noise of a million raindrops on cottonwood leaves.
    • This library offers you a large collection of arctic rain. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the weather as it sings through the boreal forests of Alaska.

    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:
    • A Cinela Kelly Rain Cover was used. So, all recordings were captured deep in the forest.
    • Rain in the boreal forest of cottonwood, birch, and spruce
    • Light, moderate, and heavy rain
    • Post-rain canopy drips broken loose by the wind
    • Rippling thunderclaps
    • All recordings include birds
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast

    RECORDING TIPS – HOW TO RECORD RAIN:
    • Use microphones known to perform well in high humidity. I use Sennheiser microphones. View my full gear list – here.
    • Use cables made with Neutrik X-HD Series waterproof connectors. This keeps water from getting into your cable connection points.
    • Use a dry bag for your recorder. I like the Sea to Summit 65L bags because they have a wide mouth and can easily fit a recording bag through the opening.
    • Put your dry bag at least 25 feet away and cover it with local foliage. Otherwise you’ll just record the sound of rain hitting a dry bag.
    • Use a Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side blimp with a Kelly Rain Cover.
    • Coat the inner cover of the Cinela Pianissimo with NixWax as Cinela directs on their website. This is a water repellant molecule that is also acoustically transparent. The water repellant causes the water to bead up and roll off while also letting the air through. Read more about how NixWax works – here.
    • The honeycomb of the Kelly Rain cover disperses drops as they hit the blimp which minimizes thumps. However, don’t use the Kelly Rain cover in areas with lots of insects because they tend to get stuck in the honeycomb, buzz for hours, and ruin recordings. The honeycomb cover also doubles as excellent protection for the blimp if a bear/moose/elk decides to chew on it.
    • Find a section of forest with low and dense deciduous leaves. These leaves catch the rain so drips don’t thump on the blimp. Occasional thumps during heavy rain are okay because they are easy to edit out in post.
    • Waterproofing a microphone blimp is totally game changing. I can now leave my rig out in the elements for 24 hours without fear of rain. Waterproof blimps and 32-bit float recorders have opened up a whole new world of recording for me  and I couldn’t be more excited.
    • Build a platform of local foliage to cover the blimp for extra protection. George Vlad has an excellent video on how to build a natural rain canopy – here.
    • I learned many of these rain recording techniques from George Vlad, so make sure you check out his work at Mindful Audio.

    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
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    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 MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    • Cinela Kelly Rain Cover
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
  • Nature & Countryside Alaska: Wind Play Track 39+ sounds included, 148 mins total From: $59

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Wind, get an expansive collection of forest winds from the pristine wilderness of Alaska. Hear the power of the Alaskan Range as gusts whip down from the high mountains. Hear blustery blasts whipping through the birch and cottonwood canopy and scrappy tundra spruces straining to stay vertical.
    • This library offers you a large collection of arctic wind. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the wind as it sings through the boreal forests of Alaska. 

    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:
    • Zero birds, insects, or other wildlife in all recordings
    • Deciduous winds of Cottonwood and Birch
    • Coniferous winds of Spruce
    • Canopy winds
    • Swirling gusts
    • Squeaky trees and creaking branches
    • Close deciduous leaves fluttering
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    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
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    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 MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • DPA 4060s in AB
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    These recording were made with two DPA 4060s and do not include a quad version.
    The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • A library of designed ambiences, drones and background textures. Includes designed winds, underwater sounds and more abstract backgrounds.

    Ideal to help bring your horror or sci-fi productions to life or for any other scenario where you need interesting, moody, dark background textures.
    All files contain extensive metadata embedded in soundminer and broadcast wave formats for easy finding!
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  • Animals & Creatures Alien Jungle Play Track 138 sounds included, 144 mins total $23 $21.85

    Explore the new planets with strange fauna and flora! Designed, yet organic sounding natural soundscapes and individual animal voices. Exclusively on A Sound Effect!

    Ambience Organic28 files x 150 seconds of fantasy forest soundscapes, including giant aggressive crickets, huge ugly frogs and colorful mixture of bizarre insect swarms

    Roar Sequence101 files of undiscovered species shouting, barking, gaggling, croaking, chirping and more, mostly without any background noise

    Ambience Abtract9 files x 150 seconds of diffused eerie drones with taste of the distant planets

    – including different perspective / environment variations, such as “close“, “distant forest“, “bright meadow“, and more

    – normalized to -18 lufs

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  • Nature & Countryside Alps Play Track 95 sounds included, 280 mins total $62

    “Alps” includes a huge variety of Ambiences recorded in a pristine region in Switzerland which is still in its original and natural state. Through a minimum of civilisation and a base in a cabin up on the mountains, it was possible to catch super clean and natural ambiences with a minimum of noise pollution. We made sure this library includes a pure alps experience. This collection gets you a great collection of rivers, quiet forests, birds, valleys, fields and more recorded from different perspectives and heights.

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    Special thanks to Raimund Förnzler (pictures, moving pictures), Marvin Brand and Daniel Strübig for making this library possible!

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  • Animals & Creatures Amazon Jungle Play Track 49 sounds included, 357 mins total From: $125

    Amazon Jungle is a collection of unique ambiences recorded in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. The library was recorded during the rainy season when birds are vocal and humidity is at its highest. These recordings feature species such as the Screaming Piha, Toucans, Howler Monkeys, Trogons, Tinamous, Owls, very vocal Bamboo Rats and a multitude of insects and frogs.

  • City Life Ambiance is a small collection of ambisonic recordings performed at various locations of different cities. The recordings took place at both internal and external locations.
    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.

    To create this product a Sennheizer Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used.

    This package includes 24 Samples – Total 67 minutes of content.

    The library is also available in 360 Ambisonic version here.

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  • Environments Ambiance Collection 1 Play Track 71 sounds included, 203 mins total $59 $29

    The Ambiance Collection 1 aims to provide a complete solution for a wide variety of sound scenarios.

    It features a range of ambience recordings such as cities, roads, parks, countrysides, shores, airports, shopping malls, underground parking lots, various room-tones and much more.

    This package includes 71 Files – Total 3:23:00 hours of content, with an average track duration of 0:02:45 minuets.

    The library is also available in 360 Ambisonic version here.

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  • This library brings you 200 sounds (3+ hours) of 96kHz/24-bit stereo audio from the remote region of Banaue in the northern Philippines. This includes 180 x 1-minute loopable ambiences recorded from dawn to dusk, including local animals, towns, villages, vehicles, rain, thunder and waterfalls – an extensive variety of ambiences from multiple locations.

    As the region is currently undergoing extensive restoration efforts due to landslides, abandonment and other destruction, 20% of this library’s earnings will be donated to the “Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project” to help maintain this unique landscape and soundscape.

    Also included in the “2018 InspectorJ Bundle” for 50% off!

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  • Since our beginning, we have the opportunity to travel around different places and record many ambiences. Here is a package that we have built with the better of them.

    Recorded from City, Country, Forest, and outside and inside places.

    The library contains 117 files, 2 hours 54 minutes and 5.74 gigs of stuff.

    Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, all files were recorded and are delivered in 24 Bit 96 kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure fast and easy workflow.

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  • Ambience City Traffic features 40 HD 24bit / 96kHz recordings with a large selection of urban city, freeway and highway ambiences.

    Sounds include close and distant traffic recordings, and locations include downtown, highways, freeways, harbor areas, intersections, mountain towns, parking lots and more. Wet and snowy street / tire sounds are also included. All ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length.

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  • City Life Ambience Crowds Play Track 85+ sounds included, 223 mins total $79 $59

    A massive collection of crowd and ambience recordings – captured both indoors and outdoors.

    Locations include an amusement park, mall, restaurant, beach, courtyard, fair, ski area, arcade hall, casino, coffe shop, convention, park, construction site, library, museum, cafe, zoo, store, theater lobby, tour boat train station – and more.

    There are 85 recordings included, most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length – and there are more than 220 minutes of crowd recordings in total.

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  • City Life Ambience Crowds 2 Play Track 50 sounds included, 112 mins total $49

    Ambience Crowds 2 features 50 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large selection of interior and exterior crowds. From Museums, Parades, Amusement Parks, and much more. Most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length, and Ambience Crowds 2 includes almost 2 hours of clean stereo ambience. All new, original recordings.

    Includes crowds at locations such as:

    Amusement park • Cafeteria • Concert Hall • Convention • Courtyard Museum • Library • Lobby • Mall • Museum • Parade • Playground • Restaurant • School

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  • Environments Ambience Pack 100 Play Track 100 sounds included, 204 mins total $90 $45

    One hundred ambiences. From English pubs and cafes to Charles Bridge in Prague to a rooftop on Madison Avenue and the pastoral city ambience of Central Park. Great background ambiences for film, TV, games and many other uses.

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  • Beirut, the capital of Lebanon is where East-meets-West. Fast-paced, crowded and congested with traffic, it’s filled with car honks and city noise. Among all the destroyed buildings, you will find its deep and rich history. Beirut has also a more relaxed side, filled with cafes, restaurants and never-ending nightlife. This library features a small glimpse into this multicultural Arabic-speaking city.

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  • Berlin is a city full of history but today it is thriving in arts and culture scene. Visit vintage flea markets and listen to the quirky conversations between locals and tourists. Walk pass the underground nightclubs and feel the low end kick-drums while queuing to enter. Share a ride on an S-Bahn and U-Bahn train to discover what it is like to live in the German capital.

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  • Ambiences from… Copenhagen captures the atmosphere of Denmark’s capital city:

    It will take you to Christianshavn and Kastellet areas filled with tourists and locals, historic landmarks and museums.

    In this library you will find sounds from Danish public transport areas: bus, metro, overground rail, airport and train stations.

    Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.

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  • East End used to be synonymous with poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminality, but these days it’s one of the most exciting and inspiring areas in London. Stretching from the City to the River Lea, it is a perfect area for night clubbing, visiting galleries, admiring street art and spotting fashion trends. This library includes sounds from multi-cultural Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and the City. Experience the atmosphere of Sunday flower markets, parks, museums and even festivals.

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  • Sunny Florida brings over 100 million tourists each year – and you can now get the soundscapes from: Cocoa Beach, Florida Keys (Big Pine Key, Key Marathon, Key West), Fort Pierce, Kissimmee, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and West Palm Beach.

    Listen to screams and excitement in Orlando’s famous theme parks, traffic noise on American highways, nightlife buzz in Miami, relaxing ocean waves on Haulover Beach and peacefulness of luxurious West Palm Beach area.

    Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.

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  • Iceland, a volcanically and geologically active island with striking landscapes is being visited by millions of tourists each year. It also inspired many creative artists such as Bjork, Olafur Arnalds, GusGus, Mum. This sound library includes sounds from Reykjavik and local areas on Golden Circle tourist route: ambiences from Gulfoss waterfall, Pingvellir national Park, Geysir and natural spas.

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  • From Hollywood Walk to Santa Monica beach, this library captures the spirit and atmosphere of the famed City of Angels. Home to celebrities, film studios, iconic theaters and landmarks. ‘Ambiences from… Los Angeles’ includes sounds from LAX airport, Downtown, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and West Hollywood.

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  • Home to biggest fashion houses and supermodels, Milan is one of the most entertaining cities in Italy. On the contrary, it’s a secular city that has one of the biggest Gothic cathedrals in the world – the Duomo. Extensive public transport (trams, buses, metro, scooters), canal system and people give this city unique soundscapes. Apart from Milan you will also experience a journey to Lake Como, an upscale resort area know for its dramatic scenery and celebrity homes.

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  • Ambiences from New York is a collection of the most iconic soundscapes of New York City neighbourhoods. Discover streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Stroll along Central Park on a winter day. Visit the 9-11 Memorial Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Take a journey on the largest rapid transit system – The New York City Subway. Explore a concrete jungle – New York, New York!

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