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

  • This is a collection of sounds recorded at various locations in London, UK. Recordings of landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), various London streets, and green spaces are all featured, totalling 127 minutes of ambisonic audio, with an average length of 6 mins 22 seconds.

    The files have been decoded to AmbiX, but can be converted to FuMa with the free Ambi Converter from Noise Makers, or decoded to any format from mono to 7.1.2 Atmos using Harpex-X or the free Røde Soundfield plug-in.

    No noise reduction has been used, apart from on the recording of Big Ben, and the unprocessed version is also included.

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  • City Life London City Sounds Play Track 79 sounds included, 320 mins total $120

    SSL11 London City Sounds is our first project recorded in London exclusively during a 4 days visit in the city. SURROUND SOUND LAB Team traveled to London just to record the main essence of this city!

    Parks, Ambiences, Traffic, Wallas, indoors crowds, buses, trains, stations and touristic places, all available right now in this huge library.

    More than 4:30 hours of original and actual recordings. 79 original field recordings (see map above for geo-localization) in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format (for custom editions).

    Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 3-4 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project!

    This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration. This provides great post production possibilities.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Human London Crowds Vol. I Play Track 20 sounds included, 105 mins total $30

    London Crowds brings you 20 stereo crowd recordings featuring different situations and locations: Luton and Stansted airports; Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, Victoria and Marylebone stations; a pub, a classroom, a terrace bar, an auditorium, a campus university and a few networking events. Crowds go from 10 people up to a cocktail event with dozens of people.

    19 out of 20 locations are interior, so traffic noise is either minimum or absent. English (with British accent) is obviously present in all the files.

    Files come in 24 bit and 96/48 kHz. Total length of the library is 105 minutes.

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  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $62.50

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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  • MWFX004 London Interior Spaces is a collection of high quality ambience recordings made over the course of 2 years using a stealth rig consisting of 2 x Sennheiser MKH8040s in ORTF stereo. The Stealth rig has allowed me to record natural ambiences of people in a variety of interior spaces around London resulting in a very versatile and useful collection of sounds. The collection includes places of varying size from large, busy reverberant spaces such as museums to small intimate pubs and quiet libraries and bookshops.  The collection has a range of crowd sizes from busy walla to the quiet presence and activity of one or two people in the background, which will allow a variety of different applications and uses.

    Spaces included in the library:

    • Galleries
    • Museums
    • Pubs
    • Underground Subways
    • Large Public Spaces
    • Shops
    • Cafes
    • Hospitals
    • Indoor Markets
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  • Human London Pubs Play Track 118+ sounds included, 524 mins total From: $50

    This library is a bespoke collection of crowd recordings from all over foggy London Town. We hand picked the finest pubs based on the locals and acoustics, with each recording offering a unique sense of space and character. From the sweet and quaint to the darn right scary, we shot them all!

    Enjoy cutting crowds of all flavours; The pissed and disorderly, jovial folk waxing lyrical, raucous football fans, relaxed pub garden chatter, through-the-wall conversations, Quiz Night whispers, and a f*ckload more! This library is diverse, rich, and comprehensive. Whether your scene is contemporary or period, we’ve got you covered.

    Obviously not a musical note in sight and where you need it most, we’re offering up two perspectives with our binaural quad recordings. With a little panning you will be immersed in your choice of London local… Drink up!

    Available in three versions:
    London Pubs Vol 1: Primary interior perspectives
    London Pubs Vol 2: Secondary perspectives for quad use, exterior pubs, football crowds, pub sound effects
    London Pubs Complete: Features everything from vol 1 & vol 2

  • Environments Los Angeles Skylines Play Track 15+ sounds included, 237 mins total From: $50

    Los Angeles Skylines is the first release of the Series 2000 collection from Kai Paquin. This library features understated traffic beds to build Los Angeles city ambiances. Covering a variety of different locations from the coast of Santa Monica to the Mountains of Pasadena, this library contains over 4 hours of rooftop and overlook recordings.

    Each location was recorded for 15-20 minutes so you can find a variety of interesting moments like sirens, street walla, and trucks while having the flexibility to cut around those moments or be able to reuse the same recording on multiple scenes without it repeating.

    Additionally, the library was carefully tagged with metadata, including flags in the recording pointing out where moments that pop out of the bed are making it easier to find specifics to cut in or around.

  • Check out the SPACE DIVERS MINI for free!

    Get ready for your next project with this unique combo! Grab SPACE DIVERS together with DIVE DEEP – 1057+ sounds in total – at a very special price:

    DIVE DEEP – a pack of more than 50 underwater ambiences, divided into categories like “Water Flow”, “Bubbles”, “Distant” and more.


    SPACE DIVERS – a unique sound design project that takes you from deep sea dives to space walks, with resonant impacts, movement, breathing, machinery and much more.

    Exclusively on A Sound Effect!

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  • Check out the SPACE DIVERS MINI for free!

    Download Dive Deep 2 freebies!

    Get ready for your next project with this unique combo! Grab SPACE DIVERS together with DIVE DEEP, DIVE DEEP 2 and BOAT RIDE for a special price:

    DIVE DEEP – a pack of more than 50 underwater ambiences, divided into categories like “Water Flow”, “Bubbles”, “Distant” and more.

    DIVE DEEP 2 – new genration of underwater ambiences, including “Detail”, “Space” and “Eeerie” categories.


    SPACE DIVERS – a unique sound design project that takes you from deep sea dives to space walks, with resonant impacts, movement, breathing, machinery and much more.

    BOAT RIDE – has been recorded on small and medium-sized trip motorboats in Montenegro, Adriatic Sea. This collection includes a set of universal elements with plenty of variations and perspectives, both realistic sources and stylized designs.

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  • Offer a massive value to players of your Irish Themed Casino Game with LUCK OF THE LEPRECHAUN, a truly unique collection of Highest Quality Music and Sound Effects, handcrafted and optimised to be the perfect addition to your slot game!

    STEP UP YOUR SLOTS

    Transform your project with this staggering collection of meretriciously designed sounds, including ROLLUPS, SYMBOL Sounds, NOTIFICATIONS, TRIGGERS, REVEALS, BACKGROUND LOOPS, FEATURE MUSIC LOOPS, SUMMARIES, TRANSITIONS, ANTICIPATIONS and much more – PLUS incredibly versatile additional sounds and voice-over, such as LEPRECHAUN VOICE, POT OF GOLD COINS, NATURE AMBIENCE LOOP, CARD DEALING, and all other sounds your games will ever need!

    GRAB ATTENTION, BUILD CONNECTION

    Whether you slot game is land-based or online, each asset has been professionally optimised to cut through the background chatter and immerse your players in the beauties of Ireland and festive celebratory feel of St. Patrick’s Day like never before. Keep them coming back for more with inviting sounds and catchy music that reward play and build long lasting connection!

    LUCK OF THE LEPRECHAUN at a Glance:

    • 242 Audio Files (121 original sounds) – all in High Quality WAV and MP3 formats
    • 100+ Symbol Sounds, Buttons and other Interface Sounds, Reel Spin and Stops, Trigger Sounds, Selection and Reveal Sounds, and more!
    • 25 Music Loops, Numerous Variations and Edits, Win Tunes, Payouts and other Celebration Tunes + much more!
    • Ready to use – requires no editing, labelling or splicing. Categorized, organized and individually labeled files for maximum use efficiency
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!
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  • The Machine Factory library delivers 265 unique impact & foley sounds with over 26 minutes of playtime – including sounds such as metal doors, stairway, wood impacts and many other like metal impacts or thundering metal. The library is perfectly suited for post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

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  • Industrial Machine Hall Play Track 276+ sounds included, 13 mins total $50

    Machine Hall delivers all the right sounds for designing sounds for robots, industrial environments and other machines.

    This pack was recorded in a car building factory and therefore has a lot of industrial robots, air compressors, small rotors and motors, servos and general heavy industry ambiances. Perfect for creating robots, giant mechanical stuff with loads of moving gears and parts and little tinkering bots. Every machine is counted for, big and small!

    Be it steampunk or modern sci-fi, this pack is sure to be a great fit for anything mechanical and robot-y!

    All sounds included are meta data tagged(keywords+description) for use in soundminer/basehead etc.


    Sounds included:
    Longer Cuts – Distant (25 Files)
    Longer Cuts – Close Up (67 Files)
    Longer Cuts – Medium Distance (21 Files)
    Selected Cues (209 Files)

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  • We recorded Madrid last winter, capturing 40 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects. The library was decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    Included Ambix Ambisonic, 7.1.2 Atmos Bed, 5.1 and ST versions.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • City Life Madrid City Sounds Play Track 50 sounds included, 90 mins total $25

    Recordings from the Spanish capital. A collection of  files containing a wide view of  Madrid ambiences: Parks, streets, birds, city ambiences… 50 files of interior and exterior files recorded since 2009 in our city.

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

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Environments Manhattan Atmosphere Play Track 30+ sounds included, 124 mins total $50 $39

    Manhattan Atmosphere is a collection of urban ambiences recorded in New York City in March 2018. It covers popular areas such as Times Square, Broadway, Trump Tower, subway stations, train rides, sirens and bridge traffic.

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  • This sound library is part of the Complete Craig Carter Collection, containing a wide range of maritime recordings.

    Recorded over Craig’s 34 year career as an esteem Australian sound designer, this library consists of wind through rigging, various harbours, waves lapping, jetties and coastal ambiences.

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  • Marrakech, one of the most beautiful cites in Africa. Situated at the foot of the Atlas mountains, the imperial city of Marrakech is large, noisy, polluted and smelly. But Marrakech is also fascinating, full of history, the cultural center of Morocco and beautiful. If you enjoy a daily assault on all your senses then you'll have a lot of fun.

    This small collection of sounds includes a variety of ambiences, feels, and classics Marrakech Sounds. They are part of a 2-day fast visit to the imperial city.

    They include sounds from Yamaa el Fna Square, markets, cafes and medinas – imperial sounds in this Micro Collection.

    All the files have metadata embedded for great Soundminer type programs. They both include Spanish and English descriptions.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • A small library, spontaneously captured on a trip to Marrakech, Morocco.

    The library features Souk market ambiences, hotel ambiences, call to prayer, Scandinavian and Arabian walla, birds – as well as onboard Airplane Ambience, Onboard Airplane taxiing, and Onboard Airplane Take off ambiences.

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  • Environments Mauritius Play Track 75 sounds included, 260 mins total $30

    A versatile collection of tropical island sounds from the beautiful Island of Mauritius, situated in the Indian Ocean to the east of Africa. The pack covers a range from town and city traffic, restaurant and market crowds to calm ocean waves and the birds, insects, amphibians and other wildlife native to islands in the Indian Ocean and Africa.  Suitable for a variety of applications in need of high quality sounds of island life.

    Please note: Some of the recordings were made at 44.1k and some at 96k. They have all been resampled to 48k for the download but the 96k recordings are also available as a separate download.

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  • Walk down the boulevard, jump onto the metro, and catch the last train with this collection of soundscapes and transitions. Transport your listener to a cafe, the seaside, or the streets, or let their senses take flight as a plane passes by. When you need your audience to come onto the scene, then our pack of city and travel filmmaker sounds will be sure to bring it all to life.

    This library was developed in cooperation with our partner VAMIFY.

    Included are Ambiences (Airport, Train Station, Restaurant, City, Highway, Ocean, Weather) Vehicles (Cars, Motorcycles, Planes, Train) Musical Ambiences, Transitions.

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  • Are you creating a world as vast as Game of Thrones – with all the courtyards and marketplaces to boot? Then you need the ‘Medieval Life – Designed’ sound library. This collection has over 50 designed and ready-to-use medieval ambiences of life as a peasant, farmer, King’s guard, thief and more, all in stereo and 5.0 Surround. Also available is the ‘Medieval Life – Construction Kit’ that features sounds of farm animals, chopping wood, church bells, rattling chains, blacksmiths hammering, etc. to help bring your medieval or fantasy soundscapes to life! You can also get both in a bundle. Who says going back to the Dark Ages is a bad thing?

    Version overview:

    MEDIEVAL LIFE DESIGNED – STEREO & SURROUND

    MEDIEVAL LIFE DESIGNED gets you 50+ ready-to-use, completely pre-designed medieval places like campsites, construction sites, farmyards, courtyards and market places. All of them in different sizes, multiple variations and long enough to loop them without sounding repetitive. What, you have a surround environment? We got you covered. All sounds come in stereo and 5.0 surround.
    The Middle Ages is one of these eras that can give our imagination wings like no other. With this collection you can achieve this. Just drag and drop the MEDIEVAL LIFE – DESIGNED sounds in your project and let everybody feel the vivid atmosphere of the dark age.

    KEY FEATURES
    • Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
    • High quality medieval background soundscapes
    • 50+ royalty free state-of-the-art sound FX
    • Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata

    MEDIEVAL LIFE – CONSTRUCTION KIT

    MEDIEVAL LIFE – CONSTRUCTION KIT is a real treasure when it comes to quickly designing the background ambience of a movie or game scene. As the sounds are meant to create a convincing background soundscape, the source sounds were recorded in distance to the microphone to capture the original medieval environments and to provide you with a nice open room environment right from the start without having to add complex synthetic reverb or impulse responses.

    Most of the sounds were recorded in authentic medieval environments in Germany. We went out to visit medieval heritage sites like ruins and castles. For the market place recordings we went to farmers markets around the cathedral in Mainz, Germany that was built around 975 A.D. A perfect place to capture the spirit of medieval market places.
    On our trip we recorded the hard life of people living in this era. We recorded medieval farm sounds like animals, mechanics of old tools, hurly-burly on marketplaces, blacksmiths hammering metal and working with wood, church bells, voices and a lot more.

    MEDIEVAL LIFE – CONSTRUCTION KIT with hundreds of single stereo source sounds from the categories ACTION, CRAFT, ANIMAL, WORK, VOICE, MECHANIC as well as hundreds of LOCATION recordings (some of them in Stereo and 5.0 Surround sound) has a size of more than 34GB. All files come in 96kHz/24bit HD sound quality.
    Inspire your audience with the unmistakable sound of the life in the Middle Ages.

    KEY FEATURES
    • Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
    • 45+ GB High quality sound FX
    • ACTIONS, ANIMALS, LOCATIONS, CRAFTS, MECHANICS, VOCALS and more
    • Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata


    MEDIEVAL LIFE – BUNDLE

    The MEDIEVAL LIFE – BUNDLE gets you both the DESIGNED and CONSTRUCTION KIT versions, at a special discount



  • The lush sound of the Mediterranean Sea

    It contains waves rolling on a rocky coast and splashing on large boulders on a pier.

    All sounds are tagged with metadata

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  • Water & Oceans Mediterranean Summertime Play Track 120 sounds included, 320 mins total $49 $24.50

    The Mediterranean Summertime SFX library includes 120 selections dedicated to life and the atmosphere of both glitz and off-beat Mediterranean islands, during summertime. We follow tourists in well known busy bays, as well as head out to quieter destinations recommended by locals.

    Mediterranean Summertime includes:
    • Crowded and deserted beaches with Aegean sea waves breaking on sandy and pebble coasts, pounding on the shore and washing over rocks.
    • Port ambiences with close and distant perspective fishing motorboats.
    • Sounds inside a ferry transporting you to nearby islands or back to the mainland, loading cars and passengers, arriving and departing.
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  • Water & Oceans Mediterrania Play Track 30 sounds included, 62 mins total $29.99 $19.99

    Mediterrania is a collection of 30 carefully recorded and mastered sea ambiences and sound effects.

    Waves, splashes, water sprays, water between rocks, see waves on pebbles and more

    All sound effects loop seamlessly and have a comprehensive Soundminer's metadata.

    LOCATION: Costa Blanca, Spain.
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre-6 + Sennheiser MKH8060 + ATE 208 (M/s) and
    Sony PCM D100 at 192kHZ with Rycote windjammer.
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX.

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