Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
• 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
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.
• 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
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
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.
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.
The rich and colourful sounds of the Mekong delta: this collection features a wide range of old diesel boat engines, gentle row boats along quintessential narrow waterways and a varied selection of local ambience, from quiet rural villages to the hustle and bustle of towns and live animal markets.
The majority of boats were recorded directly on board and up close from various points along the riverside, with a selection of perspectives. There are also over 10 isolated sounds – engines, waves/ wash, cock crows and dogs – with alternate versions at 192kHz for further manipulation. Full metadata is included (Soundminer), with keywords and detailed markers embedded to quickly locate specific sounds/ regions.
Melbourne, Australia is home to some very unique sounds and ambiences which can be found within this library. Recorded during the day this library features all the major train stations, streets and locations as well as plenty of side streets, alleyways and general traffic. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
Metal elements is a metal, iron, steel bonanza of hits, impacts, slams as well as mechanical sounds, levers, clicks, drops and drags. This library is especially suited for anyone looking to design sounds that are metallic in nature. The sounds contained in this library will also work fantastic as foley pieces to spice up fights, robot movement, crashes or any action scene for that matter.
Some of the sounds found in the library make use of a contact microphone to add to the lower end frequency that would simply not translate using just a shotgun microphone.
The Metal Scrap library was recorded at a scrapyard where they do nothing but shredding, cutting, breaking and moving metal of all sorts, all day long.
• Large metallic objects and metal debris being drooped by huge cranes, into and onto various surfaces.
• The end of the Conveyer belt, where the smaller pieces of metal junk fall onto a bigger pile af junk.
• Lots of metallic destruction and impacts, huge and small.
Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.
Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.
Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.
Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
A collection of stereo urban ambiences, recorded in Cairo and Dubai, where you’ll find traffic, Arabic walla, and the Call to Prayer.
From the Spice Souk in Dubai to the back alleys of Studio Galal in Cairo, something is always moving.
The collection comes with over 50 files, ranging from 21 seconds to nearly 11 minutes in length, for a total of 90 minutes of unique ambiences to put you in the “Cradle of Civilization.”
The Midlands Farm Sounds is a collection of sound effects recorded in the beautiful, quiet hillsides of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
These 330 sounds range from animal noises, farm objects, metal squeaks to ambiences of rivers and fields. The aim of this library is to provide a large variety of farmyard sounds for film, games, documentaries, podcasts or musical projects.
A big thanks goes to the Bates, who let me record on their beautiful farm.
26 Natural ambiences
74 Animal sounds
61 Farm objects/Foley sounds
104 Metal sounds
60 Sound design elements
Military Buildings is a collection of 5.0 room tones/ambiences and stereo & mono spot effects and activities recorded on location
We extensively explored an array of interesting locations centered around an Abandoned Military Facility.
• Jet engine testing facility with exhaust tunnel.
• Aircraft Hangers used during the late 70’s Cold War era.
• Bomb stores, purpose built for the cold war to secure nuclear weapons.
• Military Barracks.
• A large Squadron Building with unique decontamination stations.
• A series of old dilapidated barns on the site likely used for storage and general purpose.
• K9 Dog kennels, jail cells and an array of lengthy corridors spanning the site.
Our first task was exploring the base in its entirety to record high quality 5.0 room tones of each individual space.
Some of these unique spaces have been untouched since the 70’s and are thus in a state of disrepair. Paint peeling off the walls, cracks scarring each room, window, and ceiling. The dilapidated state of these rooms creates minute details in the sonic architecture which add depth, character and can give a clear indication as to the size of the spaces and so have been left in the recordings.
Next we set about recording spot fx with multiple perspectives (close up and wide) within the different spaces.
These spot fx include:
Doors (manual and electric), light fixtures, buttons/switches/levers, metal impacts, BG activities, compound gates, and any other fixture or fitting we could open, close, turn, twist, rattle, shake, impact
All of our sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser, microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organization.
We’re proud to release our first premier race ambience library, as we continue our exciting journey in sound experimentation with spatial audio. The Monaco Grand Prix 2018 is a genuine sonic document of the 76th edition of the Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, the world’s most glamorous race.
If you’re looking for unique and modern race engine sounds and ambiences to use in your commercial, movie, television or game projects, here you’ll find lot of sounds with different perspectives to start building real and tactile sport soundscapes.
We made use of two favourite Ambisonics microphones: the Sennheiser Ambeo and the classic Soundfield SPS200, recorded across our Sonosax gear (SX-R4+, SX-R4, SX-M32) and their amazing preamps, which digested the high SPLs of the high-performance cars.
But that’s not all: you’ll also find extremely accurate stereo recordings made with a Sanken CSS-5, an A-B Stereo Technique configuration with a couple of omnidirectional DPA 4060 and, last but not least, a custom MS rig based on a Schoeps MK 41 supercardioid capsule (Mid), plus a MK 8 figure-8 capsule (Side), amplified by their respective CMC 6 units.
Looking for radical transformations? We recorded everything @ 96 kHz, so if you want to turn a pass-by into a dramatic spaceship pass, you’ll be free from any sonic artifacts.
The library ‘Montreal 365’ is the result of a long 5 years endeavour.
These sounds were recorded through 5 years of field recording around the city of Montreal, Canada.
It captures the wide variety of the urban facets and comprises all 4 seasons through which the soundscape is largely modified. The library has 2 main types of ambiences: interior and exterior.
Montreal is a large North-American cosmopolitan city with a European flavour. Many different ethnicities reside there. The main language is French but English is also omnipresent. The highly varied seasons mark the landscape and influence the moods and energy of the city.
Get Recordings from the amazing Monza Rally Show, a motoring event at the Autodromo di Monza where some of the most famous rally drivers and track racing experts compete in different races:
• The R5 class rally cars
• The WRC 1.6 T.Trophy for WRC 1.6 Turbo rally cars from 2011-2016
• The Historic section for historic rally cars from 1972 to 1990.
The cars are recorded in different track locations to have the best chances to capture the right sound: Corners, straights, chicanes, as well distant and trackside perspectives. There also include pit ambiences with cars revving.
The sounds are recorded with a steady stereo XY setup (2 Sennheiser 8040), together with a Shotgun microphone (Sennheiser 8060), following the cars to capture more focused sounds.
Each file has the suffix “LR” for the XY stereo files and “SG” for the shotgun mono files.
This is a unique mini-library of useful rain loops, recorded in various settings, and with different level of intensity.
Get creative or just use them as is. These sounds are a nice companion to have when creating beds for rainy scenes. Evocative, emotional, rich and subtle.
'Morocco' is a unique collection of 39 sounds recorded at 2 different seasons, winter and summer for Ramadan. Through different part of the country, this library includes:
This collection provides a wide variety of authentic sounds from this beautiful country. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata carefully edited.
Moscow, Russia in winter and spring time
Streets, covered with melting snow; people, hurrying with their business; street, cleaning from ice; whistling wet traffic; quiet and loud residential neighborhoods; children playing in the snow; windy parks; cold nights and, then, saving spring; water, dropping from the roofs; singing birds and babbling brooks.
How to convey these things without violating their nature?
One of the ways is a stealth binaural recording using miniature microphones DPA 4060. It gave the sense of naturalness and created a presence effect, that you wouldn’t find in any other library about Russia.
Second episode of our journey to Moscow, Russia, but this time – during summer and autumn
We recorded the most interesting sonic atmospheres, such as wet and dry traffic, streets, singing birds, wind in the endless parks, fountains, construction work, yelling children, rain and thunder, suburban villages, crowds and many more.
To capture this sound palette I made another stealth recording kit, but now, using LDC (large diaphragm condenser) microphones. This has improved the sound quality and made the recordings even more detailed, to continue creating the largest sound library series about Russia.
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