Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
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.
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.
43 locations from various perspectives.
STREAM / RIVER & WATERFALL features WATER MOVEMENT from JAPAN and NEW ZEALAND.
Each STREAM and RIVER have their unique flows, and varieties of topographies gives each its characteristic sound – and WATERFALLS from small to medium adds nature feeling to it.
In addition, the library also features places where SPRING WATER GUSHES in Japan, and huge ELECTRIC WATER PUMP from New Zealand and more.
Recorded @ 24 Bit / 96 kHz with ortf, spaced omni, XY and carefully edited.
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
What could be better than summertime in the country?
Of course summertime in Russian village!
Those sweet sounds of hammers, lawnmowers, dogs, neighbors activity, forests, fields, rain and, of course, lots of cicadas!
This library contains authentic atmospheres of villages and small towns of suburban Moscow, as well as sounds of nature, roomtones and doors of the old Dacha from Soviet era.
KEY POINTS:• Authentic atmospheres of dacha, forests, fields, streams, rains, streets of small towns, night and day suburban activity and roomtones!
• An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Suburban Russia during summer and autumn time
• Recorded with Mid-Side Sennheiser MKH8040/MKH30 combo
• Sorted by location-type categories
• All files have metadata included
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.
Suburbs of Chicago: Night is the 8th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. Included in this pack are recordings from all four weather seasons, and recorded for over a year. All recordings are within the times of 6PM- 6AM.
– Front Porch During Rain, Hitting Roof
– Traffic Rumble, Rustling Leaves
– Snow Against Cars, Windshield Interior
– Snowing Parking Lot
– Subdivision, Park
– Bedroom Room Tone, Thunder Crack
– High School Baseball Game
– Raining Outside, Open Window
All tracks are recorded using the Sony D100 Portable Recorder, recorded at 192kHz, 24 bit. Over 5 hours of recordings, metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. As in all the other packs in this series, you will hear distant traffic and planes throughout.
Suburbs of Chicago: Spring is filled with various ambiences and room tones all recorded in the springtime. This environment includes distant cars, car pass, motorcycle pass, bird chirps, close and distant lawnmowers, dog barks, leaf rustles, wet streets wind chimes, a tennis match. and even a dripping sewer!
As an added bonus, this pack also includes inside a Hyundai Sonata driving during pouring rain, and while parked. Recordings are all exported as stereo 96kHz, 24 Bit stereo .wav files. Files range in length anywhere between 2 minutes and 55 minutes for ultimate creative control, or for the enjoinment of listening.
All recorded using the Sennheiser MKH8050/30 and MKH20/30 in MS, Audio Technica AT2022 in XY, Zoom H1 XY, and the Sound Devices USBPre2 into the Tascam DR70d.
All files are meta-data tagged using Basehead.
Suburbs of Chicago: Woods is the 6th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. This pack takes us deep into another suburban forest preserve. This one drapes the sky in tall trees, providing shade and plenty of trails to walk through. Watch out for small critters jumping around as one recording in this pack caught a squirrel hopping through tall grass and weeds. There are plenty of grass and leaves rustles along with bird chirps. There is also a recording over 10 minutes at the intersection, filled with passing and idle vehicles, right out side the wooded forest preserve. Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser 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.
An in-depth collection of subway recordings, captured in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are platform ambiences, train interior and exterior, escalators, underground tunnels with people.
Recorded in quadro on Nevaton MC 50 QUAD; in double-MS on Oktava MK-012 set; in stereo on AKG C414 pair. The double-MS recordings were encoded to quadro and the sources (Mid, Side, Rear) included as well.
DMS at the end of file name means Double-MS recording; Quadro means direct quadro recording; AKG means stereo recording.
Get the sounds of nature from places like forests, lakes, meadows and swamps. Many types of birds, insects, a forest during rainfall, calm and windy days. A brilliant collection of ambiences for atmospheric background sounds, and you can mix and match ambiences for an even livelier soundscape. Recorded in beautiful Masuria in Poland, a region known for its rich nature and 2000 lakes.
Recorded with Sound Devices 702, Rode NTG3, 2x Oktava MK012 in MS and stereo XY pattern.
“Summer in the fields – Crickets and cicadas” is the right Library if you are trying to create a natural sound scenario during the summer.
The library contains over 8.4 GB which exceeds 1.43 hours and a total of 30 files of high-quality material in discrete 5.0 surround format.
Atmospheres ready to be combined with other elements to create the right sound for the image you are working on.
The Library was built in Europe – Italy, in the Lazio countryside. Between the end of May and the beginning of September and the sultry heat is audible in the recordings.
The squealing of cicadas is a fundamental sound element to design the sound of a warm and dry outdoor environment.
At night the crickets are beautiful.
Each place has its crickets that emit sounds at different rates and frequencies.
Agitated, calm, psychedelic, relaxing …
Crickets are a fundamental element to create an emotional night scene.
Other animals are obviously present in the recordings; morning birds, owls, crows, geese, insects and bees, chickens, etc.
The registered natural fields are near lakes, rivers, chicken coops/farms, country houses, woods and cultivated fields.
The large part of the files have not human elements like traffic or agricular sounds, other ones have some distant traffic and are pretty for contemporary countryside.
Summer Mountains is a collection of nature sounds captured during several trips in 2017 and 2018.
This library has been fully recorded at high altitude (over 2000m and more) in the heart of the French Alps in places such as the Vanoise National Park and the Natural Reserves of Aiguilles Rouges, Passy, Carlaveyron and Vallon de Bérard.
This collection provides more than 2 hours of high quality recordings such as alpines pastures ambiences, forests, wind, streams and waterfalls as well as herds of sheep or cows, birds and distant marmots, all without any human sounds.
All recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz and fully tagged with metadatas, Summer Mountains should provide you the essentials of a mountain journey.
Gear Used: DPA4060 stereo set powered by a Sound Devices 702
Want the sound of summer by the sea? This library was recorded during the summer of 2016 in Sardinia and French Normandy.
“Summertime” delivers more than 1 hour and 50 minutes of sounds in 49 files: A lot of sounds of sea, including shore from various distances, ports, some seagulls, waves. It also features kids playing on beach and people chattering and even some crickets.
All recordings are at 24Bit/96KHz with Soundminer metadata included.
Surround In a Room features 25 HD 24bit / 48 kHz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of small, medium and large room tones, and quiet places.
Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).
Recording locations are all from center of the room to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. All tracks are 2 Minutes. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
Surround In A Crowd 5.1 features 25 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of Interior and Exterior crowds.
Includes interior and exterior recordings from places such as a café, restaurant, park, playground, theatre, museum, courtyard, lobby, classroom, library, subway, shopping mall and more.
Recorded with discrete Quad microphones and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective, captured in the center of a room or crowded space. A stereo version of each cue is included as well as embedded metadata. Most recordings are 2-3 minutes in length.
Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file for free here.
Surround In the City delivers 25 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of City traffic and Ambience. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective – between traffic lanes on medians, bridges, walkways and tunnels to capture the movement of a city. A stereo version of each cue is included as well as metadata. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file for free here!
Surround In the Night features 25 HD 24bit/48khz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of urban crickets and cicada recordings in parks and residential areas. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).
Recording locations are all from center perspective – captured in the middle of a park or residential area, to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata.
Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
Get a large selection of ambiences recorded in parks, residential areas, playgrounds and other urban areas with this SFX library. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).
Recording locations are all from center perspective – in the middle of a park or residential area, to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included as well as embedded metadata. Most tracks are 2-3 minutes.
Want the sounds of urban rain storms, gutters, drains and wet traffic? Surround In the Rain features 30 HD 24bit/48khz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with exactly that. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective to create the widest possible sound, and a stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
The Surround Sound LAB Complete Collection is a bundle containing the whole Surround Sound Lab Catalog. We offer it as a perpetual audio one-time subscription, getting you 4500+ files, 240+ GB of audio and free updates as the catalog grows! This one-time bundle purchase gives you access to all the Surround Sound LAB libraries, including new future releases!
This is our home. Our sounds from the country we live in. Hear the cold winter winds from the hills of Gothenburg, the city life of the student town of Uppsala and the untouched nature far from the highways and industries from the whole year.
We have collected the nature, cities, parks and rivers in a compact package. A library like this wouldn’t be complete without wallas where you can hear the Swedish language, in a café, shopping mall and train station.
This comes down to over 220 minutes in 7.2 GB. Everything is recorded on a Sound Devices 633 with Neumann KM184 and Sennheiser MKH50 in Stereo (96 kHz, 24 Bit).
Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads. Multiple layers of pads, tones and amorphic FX are spreaded across the sphere, resulting in a truly immersive experience. These pads include gentle movement across 3D space, creating rich ambiances but without catching to much of the listener attention.
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.
This package includes 10 stereo samples – Total 51 minutes of content.
The library is also available in an Ambisonic version here.
Over the course of a week I captured the sounds of Tasmania, an island off the coast of Victoria, Australia with all its life and beauty. It shows off the island’s tranquil birds, delicate waves on the rocky shores, mountain streams, light wind and rain in the forest, and much more. Tracks last from 2.5 to 6 minutes, giving you over 3.5 hours of these unique wilderness ambiences.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
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