Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
In this library you will find quiet meadows, valleys, glades and open spots on hills in Central Europe. Everything sounds very airy and open and you can hear many different birds, grasshoppers, crickets, insects etc. All nature recordings are clear and completely free from external noise and other human disruptions. This is why this library will be especially useful for productions taking place in the past, like medieval and ancient times. As well as for historical and nature documentaries.
All of these nature ambiences are recorded using three different microphone set-ups. A Stereo set-up, a wide stereo set-up and a spaced omnis set-up, which also offers extended frequency response. This brings you 3 variations of each recording. Within these variations the differences are sometimes subtle and sometimes more extreme. These three perspectives can provide flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.
Get more than 4 hours of unique, royalty-free and especially high quality recordings with this library.
Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible. The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes, so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping.
For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.
The next stop in our sound journey is Prague, Czech Republic
This old city of beautiful churches, narrow streets, ringing trams, echoey squares, cobblestones and bridges has an incredibly attractive atmosphere. And we, as always, will not disturb this natural environment and capture it with stealth recording using DPA 4060 mics.
Take the chance and dive into the attractive sonic atmospheres of Eastern Europe!
Sounds of Russia features a collection of high quality sounds recorded on location in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.
From the Moscow underground, to St Petersburg’s famous Hermitage art gallery, a number of unique church bell recordings and even the madness of Red Square celebrations during New Years Eve. This collection features various authentic ambiences, crowds, accents and more. Please see the tracklist below for more detailed track information.
Sounds of Russia was recorded with the intention to be particularly useful in post-production environments with a range of genuine and rare sounds you can genuinely expect to hear in Russia.
We really hope you enjoy this extensive, high-quality sound pack.
All tracks recorded by Evan Buist, sound engineer and field recordist (National Geographic, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures).
Get the sounds of Senegal in this interesting collection from Eneas Mentzel. Covering everything from city and village ambiences to night and day atmospheres and much more, this library is a rich source of authentic Senegalese ambiences. More than 3.5 hours of recordings total are included.
All files in unprocessed M/S format for maximum flexibility in audio post !!!
Artwork by Annemie Van Roey.
Spain and Portugal represent two countries with truly vibrant and distinct cultures. At anytime, day or night, you can expect an abundance of ambient sounds and vocalisations on every corner, except for during the afternoon siesta of course.
We roamed the streets of Seville, Granada, Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and beyond recording everyday life in tapas bars, restaurants, markets, public transport, universities, local football matches, cultural and religious events and more to bring you an accurate sonic representation of these great countries
All tracks were recorded in high definition by Evan Buist, sound engineer and field recordist (National Geographic, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures).
Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden!
This is a charming city of tolling bells, cobblestones, narrow streets, bridges, quaysides and seagulls has an incredible atmosphere of North Lands.
Weather is constantly changing from snow to rain, winds are heavy, but strong Swedish people are always on the streets. So, we, as always, should not disturb this natural environment and capture it with stealth recording using DPA 4060 microphones.
Take the chance and dive into the attractive sonic atmospheres of North Spirit!
Anybody familiar with travelling on the London Underground will be aware of the distinct soundscapes beneath the streets of London; from the clatter of the ticket hall barriers to the eerie rumbles from the tunnels, waiting in anticipation for the next train to come rushing past before stopping with the squeal of the brakes.
Each type of train on the network has its own distinct characteristics such as the moaning of the electric traction motors or the peculiar sound of the 1996 Stock used on the Jubilee Line.
All of these sounds have been beautifully captured in 24-bit 48KHz quality- recorded both with XY stereo microphones and binaurally- creating a highly realistic experience for headphone users.
Get the sounds of a real, modern-day hospital – the equipment as well as various locations. These are recordings that are not easy to access and took a lot of negotiation to capture.
Anaesthetic Machine • Automated Instrument Rinse System • Beckman Coulter Access 2 Analyzer • CT Scanner • Cardiac Monitor • Coagulation Analyzer • Dialysis Machine • Dialysis Machine • Draeger Oxylog 3000 Plus • Full Blood Count Analyzer • Geiger Counter (Berthold LB 124) • Haemoglobin A1C Analyzer • Heater Fan • Helium Cooler For MRI Scanner • Infusion Pump (Alaris Plus) • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment • METI HPS Mannequin • METI Human Patient Simulator • METI Human Patient Simulator • MRI Scanner • Ophthalmology • Orthopantomograph OP 2000 • Phacoemulsifier • Pharmacy Label Printer • SimMan Essential Mannequin • Sysmex SP1000i Automated Slide Maker • Ultrasound Scanner • Wall Mounted Suction Unit
As well as location recordings from the Robotic Pharmacy, an AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle), the Operating Theatre and the Automated Mailroom (OPEX Mail Matrix).
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.
‘Splash Sound Effects’ from Bluezone contains 98 meticulously recorded sounds in 24 bit / 96 kHz: All samples in this collection are ready to use and perfect for all sound design projects. Easily downloadable and affordable, you can inject these inspirational audio elements into your commercial projects without having to worry about any additional licensing fees. All sound files are named according to their content and sorted thematically: small and classic water splashes, distant perspective, impacts and drops. Note: the background ambience in the demo is not part of the product but is added free of charge.
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!
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…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!
Several waterfalls and rivers recorded in the Vosges Mountains in France.
It tooks place in three different location: Cascade Charlemagne, Pont des Fées, Saut des Cuves.
For almost every place, several microphones placements were used at close, medium and far distance.
In addition to the 2 stereo microphone pairs, a hydrophone track is also available to allow you to modulate the low end and to add more movement.
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