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

  • City Life Traffic Play Track 84 sounds included, 210 mins total From: $50 From: $25

    This library features various recordings of traffic ranging from rural highways, inner city, residential, city CBD and wet traffic. Metadata includes information such as time of day, location and how busy the roads are. All sounds were recorded using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T this library is delivered to you in 24bit / 96khz and is available in stereo or 5.0 (5.0 version includes stereo files as well).

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  • City Life Traffic Hush Play Track 20+ sounds included, 70 mins total $30 $25

    Traffic Hush by Badlands Sound offers twenty unique ambience three and a half minute files each of distant traffic hush! This library is perfect for sound editors creating high-quality distant ambiences quickly and easily with several options including very sparse quiet traffic with a few cars driving by to large bustling city roads with semi trucks.

    This sound library was recorded in 96 kHz / 24 bit using Sound Devices 702t with a pair of Line Audio CM3's in ORTF microphone configuration.

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  • Ambisonics Train Station Play Track 17+ sounds included, 39 mins total $75

    This collection is really immersive, distant noises in large halls, people walking away to catch their train and much more.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences Trains (SPT) Play Track 232 sounds included, 286 mins total $59

    This sound pack contains a collection of train sound effects, recorded in Europe & Asia:

    • freight & passenger trains
    • tram & subway trains
    • train ride ambiences
    • train & subway station ambiences
    • rumble from under train bridges
    • mixed train background ambiences


    All sounds from this library are included in:
    Diversity

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  • City Life Transit: Japan Play Track 40 sounds included, 2.75 hrs mins total $30 $21

    Looking for authentic ambient sounds of Japanese transportation? Look no further! Field recordist and composer Ryan Ayers travelled to Japan in April of 2019 and captured this wonderful collection. His journey took him from Osaka to Tokyo to Fukuoka and all points in-between. Travel aboard the trains of the JR, the famous Shinkansen, the Hanyu Ferry and more! Explore the train platforms and station terminals of Osaka. Get lost in the Kansai International Airport. There is a subway noodle shop as well as specialty food markets. Authentic walla and natural activity give this collection the ear candy necessary to be an integral part of great soundscapes.

    This is a purely recorded sound pack. Nothing is synthetic or layered here. What you hear is exactly what was captured on location. We edited and mastered the files to bring out the best parts of the recordings. Most of the recordings have been ready-made into loops for ease of use. As always, we have embedded the files with detailed metadata for easy database searches.

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  • Environments Transport Play Track 207+ sounds included, 190 mins total $70

    Transport features dozens of vehicles recordings – cars, trains, trucks, planes, motorbikes, etc., – that have taken place in a urban environment, covering your needs for background transportation. The goal of this library is to help sound editors quickly find that background traffic that is often needed. All the recordings are ready to be used in a non-intrusiveness way in any media where vehicles play a remote or central role.

    Key features:

    • 53 ambience recordings of traffic: avenues, streets, freeways, cobblestone roads, roundabouts, wet asphalt, state highways, tunnels, distant and diffuse traffic, parking lots. Some are loopable. 7 of them are in Ambisonics.
    • 43 recordings of cars passes by. In roads, state highways, tunnels, with wet asphalt, from several perspectives and at different speeds.
    • 61 recordings of commuter trains, regional trains, express trains, high speed trains, freight trains, underground. Departures, arrivals, passes by and interior sounds. Even a toilet flushing.
    • 18 tracks of planes overflying and roaring.
    • Several recordings of buses, trucks, vans, tractors, bicycles, ferries, motorcycles and Formula 1 race cars.
    • 99% of the recordings are completely clear and free from any birds and unwanted noises in the background.
    • Gear used: Zoom F8, Sennheiser MKH 8040s in ORTF, Sennheiser MKH 8040/8050 + MKH 30 in M/S, Sennheiser 418, Sennheiser Ambeo and Sony D100.
    • All files are in 96 kHz / 24 bit and come with exhaustive embedded Soundminer metadata, including description, category, subcategory, microphone setup, manufacturer.
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  • Environments Transportation Play Track 223+ sounds included, 252 mins total $119

    Kicking off our brand-new series “Noisy Places”, TRANSPORTATION is a comprehensive ambient collection with a broad spectrum of crystal-clear vehicle recordings.

    Background Vehicle Recordings
    All recordings – often loopable – have been either performed from a distance or exhibit enough subtlety, atmosphere and unobtrusiveness to be perfectly suited for all kinds of background settings and applications, giving them a serene, almost naturalistic feel.

    Authentic Ambience Toolkit
    Build your acoustic backdrop that sounds organic and grounded while keeping the familiar human touch and making the listener more aware of their acoustic surroundings. While a good soundtrack can help in introducing a world to the audience, a believable acoustic setting completes the arrival, especially when standing on its own – one of this library's major strenghts, next to its ability to blend in with more frontal sound design and its varied line-up of motorized vehicles: On the road, rails, water and airborne with both interior ambiences and exterior recordings.

    Acoustic Purity and Flexibility
    TRANSPORTATION is one of the most flexible ambient libraries, thanks to its acoustic purity and isolation of targeted sounds, allowing you to design exactly what you need without any unwanted, arbitrary noise to worry about. A strong addition to your sound pool that will enhance, or perhaps even replace earlier designs.

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  • Environments Transportation – Ambiance Play Track 68 sounds included, 157 mins total $68

    Transportation – Ambiance is a great collection of ambience recordings performed at various transportation scenarios.
    You will find recordings such as a Train car interior, Jumbo jet interior, multiple cars interior under different driving conditions,
    Bus interior, public transportation stations and much more.

    This package includes 68 Samples.
    A total 2h 37m of content.
    Stereo files sampled @ 96Khz / 24bit.

     

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  • City Life Triumph Street Twin 2017 900 CC Motorcycle Play Track 48 sounds included, 18 mins total $25

    Get up close and personal with British engineering in this superb motorcycle sound library!

    This library is sampled from a brand new 2017 Triumph Street Twin 900 cc motorcycle. It combines classic motorcycle engineering with modern technology to create a truly unique sound.

    In this library you get a large variety and perspectives of revs, idles, drive bys up to 50 mph, drive ups, drive aways, engine breaking, onboard driving, accelerating and more! Enjoy feeling like you’re riding this brand new modern vintage motorcycle!

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  • Environments Tropical Ambiences Play Track 52+ sounds included, 126 mins total $69

    ‘Tropical Ambiences’ delivers 52 pure, immersive tropical soundscapes, meticulously collected from each subset of tropical ecosystems in extremely-bio-diverse Central America.

    It includes rainforests (jungle), cloudforests, dry forests, mangroves, and many other settings.

    Recorded at different times of the day and spanning diverse range of weather conditions with various scale of rain and wind forces, this sound pack provides access to a complete array of wild tropical soundscapes.

    Each of the 52 files is a careful selection of 1 to 4 minutes high-quality binaural stereo ambiences.

    It has been precisely produced so that each track is able to LOOP in a seamless manner allowing for the ambience to last as long as desired, and the files are embedded with metadata (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3). The metadata descriptions provide the identification of many animal species from the recordings.

    In total, this library delivers more than 2 hours of pristine, tropical ambiences.

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  • City Life Turkey Play Track 36+ sounds included $55

    'Turkey' is a unique collection of 36 sounds recorded during a Turkish journey on the road last summer with an amazing meeting point between Europe and Asia through incredibly diverse landscapes, cultures and traditions. What an unusual and surprising journey from Istanbul through the plains of Anatolia and Aegean coast during Ramadan. This library includes:

    • The muezzin leading a call to prayer recorded from different perspectives
    • Villages and countryside
    • Markets and big bazaar
    • Cities: Istanbul and Antalya
    • Calls to prayer in and from mosque

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through the western part of the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Atea Mixy. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • City Life Turning Japanese Play Track 37+ sounds included $49 $30

    This library contains an eclectic collection of sounds sourced on a recent trip to Japan. It's an auditory sampler of the beauty and stillness as well as the chaos and busyness of Japan, from elevator rides to fish markets, temples, busy streets and mountain streams.

    All tracks were record with a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's and a Sound Devices 633.

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  • City Life UK Ambiences Pack 1 Play Track 100+ sounds included, 370+ mins total $85

    Over 100 stereo ambiences from across the UK, including city, countryside, beaches, interior and exterior – available for instant download. View the full list of sounds below.

    Comes with comprehensive metadata – and in total, this library gives you more than 6 hours of pristine, authentic recordings from the UK!

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  • City Life Ukrainian Ambiances Play Track 54 sounds included, 141 mins total $60

    A collection of ambiances and street sounds recorded in ukraine between 2015-2018. With these recordings I tried to grasp the unique character of Ukraine. The distinct traffic sounds, the wonderful nature and the lively language.

    You will find recordings of airport and train station with p.a announcements, street sounds with Russian walla and voices, quiet residential ambiances, Ukrainian village ambiances, supermarkets and markets, schoolyard, school corridor, parade, street traffic, trains, conversations in Russian, prayers, street player talking, pedestrian areas, and more.

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  • Ambisonics Underground Parking Play Track 35 sounds included, 29 mins total $75

    An underground parking is a place where you don’t feel safe. A squeaky door, a car in approach or simply someone playing with keys. Once again you will have a lot of possibility with those surround sounds for creating space and depth.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Environments Underwater Play Track 185 sounds included $25

    Underwater is a collection of 185 individual sounds to get you started on your underwater adventure. These sounds work especially well in documentaries involving underwater photography, as well as films that need bullets penetrating water as the hero dives under and swims away from the villains.

    This collection provides underwater motion, impacts, bubbles, objects penetrating the surface, tapping, bouncing, dripping water, and some miscellaneous sounds for when your sound design imagination goes off the deep end.

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  • Water & Oceans Underwater (AH) Play Track 200+ sounds included $50 $25

    Underwater sound effects features 200 professionally produced sound effects, ready for use in your productions. These sounds are all hand-picked from the Sound Ideas Underwater Sound Effects library.

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  • Environments Undiscovered: Savannah & Jungle of The Rupununi Play Track 42 sounds included, 218 mins total From: $69

    Looking for that ‘lost world’ outdoor adventure ambience? The Rupununi region has it all: Pristine landscapes, rich biodiversity, and local myths – and this sound effects library captures its ambience.

    Library highlights:
    • More than 3.5 hours of immersive pristine wild atmospheres.
    • 42 exclusive ambience from diverse locations as dry savannah, water savannah, forest recorded at diverse time of the day.
    • 10 designed atmosphere, wild and mysterious
    • 4 roomtones of traditionnal amerindian hut (benab)
    • Well grounded metadata with identified bird species
    • Originally recorded in 4 discreet channels: quad surround at 192KHz / 24Bits in the Rupununi region
    About The Rupununi region:

    savanna

    Uncharted Territories
    Virtually untouched by modern human activity, its nature combines a mixture of savannahs, shrubs, wetlands and forests located in South America. The amerindians inhabit the area for millennia and are in total osmose with their surroundings.

    Local myths and legends
    In fact the region is soaked with legends and myths, like the famed yet unfound El Dorado city claimed by many explorers like sir Walter Raleigh expeditions in 1592.

    Rich Wildlife & Biodiversity
    Rupununi bolsters evolving serenades of sounds throughout days and nights due to its incredibly lush eco-systems including thousands of bird species, insects, reptiles and mamals.

    The library is available in stereo, and surround (Quad & 5.1).

  • Drones & Moods unEarthly Ambience Play Track 74 sounds included, 82 mins total $39

    UnEarthy Ambience features 74 designed ambiences ranging from eerie organic textures, thick industrial machine rooms, and futuristic sci-fi atmospheres.

    Add a polished layer of subtle tension, evolving textures, otherworldly roomtones, complex soundscapes or natural environments twisted into new spaces. UnEarthy Ambience gets you 2.8 GB of dark, futuristic, organic, designed drones and soundscapes from original field recordings and modular synth sampling in total.

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  • Water & Oceans Unfathomed Play Track 400+ sounds included, 118 mins total $45

    Don't be afraid to jump off the deep end and explore those murky depths.

    Carefully recorded and designed, Unfathomed brings you rich sonic audio assets to compliment your underwater and ambient textural projects. A wide assortment of performances await, comprised of impacts, raking, scraping, bursts, bubbles, pressure, suction, and many more all enacted underwater in various vessels of different sizes and materials.

    There are two types of content in this library: raw hydrophone recordings and designed assets created solely from those recordings. The raw recordings are only lightly and carefully edited, to be mindful of and preserve the ultra- and sub-sonics captured by the hydrophone. This is so that when wielding and rending these assets, you can push them to the extreme and get the widest possible range of results.

    Whether you want cacophonous noise, or deep calming drones, Unfathomed is sure to be a boon companion on your submariner adventures.

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  • City Life Universities Play Track 70 sounds included, 350 mins total $50 $25

    This library delivers 70 recordings, each 5 minutes in length and recorded at 96khz at 5 different universities.

    You’ll find find a range of distinctive locations from exterior walkways to interior study spaces, stairwells and many more. Each sound file is contains useful metadata describing the location and distinct sounds present in the recording.

    All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • Environments Unremarkable Ambiences Play Track 57 sounds included, 278 mins total $50

    Unremarkable Ambiences delivers a lot of useful ambiences like traffic, crowds, birds, drones, weather, stations and more.

    Over 50 long-form HD recordings for your delight – more than 4 1/2 hours total!

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  • City Life Urban & Suburban Play Track 140+ sounds included $119

    If you're after city ambiences, URBAN & SUBURBAN provides a solid foundation for any sound designer to create a believable acoustic backdrop right out of the gate with common ambiences in varying intensities, daytimes and configurations. Easily accessible public places are captured in excellent quality, yet enough balance and distance to support the scene in the background and embed more prominent sounds into the mix.

    COMMON VS UNUSUAL
    While URBAN & SUBURBAN provides all the necessary basics, it also goes the extra mile by providing more isolated environments as well as recordings of special events that will come in handy when a change of scenery or dramaturgy is required. Various forms of traffic, groups of people, buildings, animals, wind and many more sound sources that make an appearance in this library ensure that you are able to craft an experience complete with the necessary components.

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS:

    Urban, Suburban, Area, Mowers, Sprinklers, Traffic, Babble, People, Cars, Trucks, Horns, Sirens, Light Traffic, Traffic Echoes, Train Horns, Traffic Roars, Electricity Crackles, Emergency Vehicle Sirens, Car Passes, Cobblestones, Celebratory Car Horns, Car Horns And Shouts, Shuttle Bus, Luggage Wheels, Footsteps, Airport Interior Ambiences, Security Announcements, Chair Movements, Food Circus, Tsa Security Checkpoints, Train Station Entrances, Toll Stations, Coin Tosses, Underground, Rumbling, Arrival, Departure, Backgrounds, Trains, Park Morning, Park Day, Sidewalk, Cathedral Bells, Crowded Indoor Spaces
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  • City Life Urban Berlin Vol. 1 Play Track 83 sounds included, 228 mins total $65 $32.50

    Urban Berlin Vol. 1 is the first release from a set of different Sound Librarys from Germany’s Capitol City Berlin. This first Volume contains Sounds like Citylife, Leisure, Traffic and Train Stations, Pleasure Boat, Flea Market, Trade Fair, Shopping and Crowds in different public Situations. Indoor and Outdoor.

     

     

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  • City Life Urban Berlin Vol. 2 Play Track 69-138+ sounds included, 405/810 mins total From: $75 From: $37.50

    Urban Berlin Volume 2 is the brand new library in addition to volume 1, capturing the many sounds of the German capital.

    We recorded in the districts: Kreuzberg, Mitte, Charlottenburg and Tiergarten. This Library contains the most-visited places, as well as quiet streets and backyards. Most of these recordings were made during the spring of 2016. For further details about the locations, please read the spread-sheet and take a look on the location photos.

    It was completely recorded in MS-Stereo (mid/side Signal) which gives you the great opportunity to handle the stereo-spread in post production. For those of you, who want fast results, we offer you a converted version in full Stereo-spread or take both as a bundle. The excellent Neumann Shotgun MS-Microphone RSM 190i was used in this session.

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  • City Life Urban Berlin Vol. 3 Play Track 22 sounds included, 167 mins total $65 $32.50

    Urban Berlin Volume 3 is the brand new library in addition to volume 1 and volume 2 capturing the many sounds of the German capital.

    We recorded in the districts: Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain. This Library contains roomtones of a Hospital, a Playground, Trainstations and other crowded places. For further details about the locations, please read the spread-sheet and take a look on the location photos.

     

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  • Animals & Creatures Urban Crows Play Track 31 sounds included, 90 mins total $25

    Urban Crows is a library full of interesting sounds of single crows and swarms.

    These proud birds deserve a lot more attention than they usually get. They are amazingly intelligent, social and by no means aggressive or monotonous when it comes to their communication capabilities.

    The library evolved throughout winter 2015/16 and was taken from the attic of a house surrounded by trees were the crows frequently stayed overnight. So it was a great pleasure to record them arriving in the evenings as well as hearing them chatting during the dawn. They have a huge arsenal of clearly distinguishable single caws, funny sighs or nervous screams that often evolved to a huge cluster of noises that became stronger when the church bells began to ring and the sun came up.

    All takes are recorded in Mid-Side stereo, with Sennheiser MKH-70 shotgun for a strong mid-signal and AKG-C394B for the ambience. The total playing time of the library is approx. 1h 30min.

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  • Ambisonics Urban Housing Play Track 18+ sounds included, 61 mins total $75

    More than just roomtones, this collection is about living in town. Changing an appartment’s common sounds into simple poetry. This collection was recorded in a big city such as Paris and London but also more quiet places.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Ambisonics Urban Housing 2 Play Track 23 sounds included, 68 mins total $75

    This is the second part of Urban Housing ambisonics series. Those atmospheres are the most helpful to create an immersive sensation of living in town. Mostly recorded in upper class hotel room from New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Bangkok. Sounds are deep and comfortable – and with an open window, it’s a totally different story.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Cars Urban Passes-By Play Track 396 sounds included, 115 mins total $59.90

    Urban Passes By delivers hundreds of different vehicles passing by in an urban environment, covering all your needs for traffic scenes, especially to edit cars in the background or vehicles passing by your main character’s car during an onboard scene.

    No need to search through your numerous traffic recordings to find the one “pass by”, we gathered hundreds of them from very slow to fast, dry cobblestones to very wet asphalt.
    This library aims to help sound editors quickly find the whooshin’ vehicles they need, it includes passes by of cars, motorcycles, mopeds, trucks, etc…

    All the sounds are 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadatas for improved search results, including a detailed description, surface type, microphone setup, etc…
    Metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…

    The “Source” folder contains 337 files corresponding to 183 different recordings with various microphones setups :
    – AB
    – Cinela LCR array ( ORTF + Center )
    – Some sounds are simultaneously recorded from inside and outside a car, giving you extra edit possibilities

    The “ Designed” folder contains 59 stereo files with processed sounds such as :
    – Interior “whoosh” passes
    – Isolated wet asphalt textures
    – Resonant bass vehicle textures

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  • Ambisonics Urban Rain Play Track 50 sounds included, 200 mins total $40

    Urban Rain is a sound library that delivers 50 city rain sounds recorded in 96 kHz/24 bit, with Soundminer and BWAV embedded metadata. The library contains various types of rain at different intensities, from very light to downpour. Several thunder claps and rumbles are present as well. Locations are as follows: a terrace, a balcony, a backyard, several streets, a rooftop, a garage, inside a car, a loft (from inside), Chelsea FC Stadium and two patios (interior). All files have been recorded at night so human activity is minimum, although you will hear a tiny bit of traffic rumble in the background.

    The library also includes 8 Ambisonics files (B-Format, both in FuMa and ambiX, along with a downmix in stereo) and other sounds related to water in the citylife, such as pipes, a drain and a gutter, which are loopable. By using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 7.1).

    Descriptive markers have been added to several files to highlight interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as Izotope RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in separate folder.

    The total length of the library is 200 minutes.

    Gear used: Zoom F8, Sennheiser Ambeo, Sony D100.

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  • City Life Urban Rain II Play Track 53+ sounds included, 144 mins total $42

    Urban Rain II brings you 53 urban rain sounds captured at various indoor and outdoor locations. Recorded at night or at quiet times so it’s free of unwanted sounds, this library includes light, medium and heavy rain over different locations and surfaces.

    Key features:

    • 30 outdoor recordings, featuring terraces, backyards, parking lots, back alleys, or tunnels. Drops against plastic, metal, pavement, puddle and marble.
    • 23 indoor recordings, featuring cars, garages, houses and glass roof terraces.
    • Some of these recordings are loopable. Duration of the recordings goes from a few seconds up to 13 minutes.
    • Recordings are completely clear and free from any birds, people, traffic and unwanted noises in the background, unless it’s specified in the file name.
    • Gear used: Zoom F8, Sennheiser MKH 8040s in ORTF, Sennheiser MKH 8040/8050 + MKH 30 in M/S and Sony D100.
    • All files are in 96 kHz / 24 bit and come with exhaustive embedded Soundminer metadata, including description, category, subcategory, microphone setup, manufacturer.
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