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

  • This library has a unique selection of streams and rivers sounds, recorded and edited with the utmost care in the one of the most beautiful places in the world, the French Alps.

    Includes 100 files 24Bit/96kHz, recorded in many different places situated in the heart of the Mercantour National Park and the Ecrins National Park, for a total of more than four and a half hours of recording. This work was done over five months, from the end of the winter ( by the time the snow had melted ) until the end of the summer.

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    All recordings have been made early in the morning, between 5 and 8 a.m, resulting in extremely clean recordings with no man-made noise pollution. The majority of sounds has been recorded from a close perspective for beautiful details with four different recording methods :

    Includes embedded Soundminer metadata.

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  • This is the first part of our Water Audio Libraries, featuring a variety of small movements captured in an open-air swimming pool.

    99 clips (99 MONO and 99 STEREO) recorded in 192Khz and 24 bits HD Audio.

    Splashes, swimming movements, small water movements, paddles, and more. Have a nice day with your friends and they will help you to record this great collection of useful sounds! How many times have you looked for great sounding natural water movements? Here you have them, in awesome 192 kHz, so you can stretch them as you want.

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    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • This is the second part of our Water Libraries: For this, we've have recorded a variety of small movements in an open air swimming pool.

    250 clips (MONO & STEREO) recorded in 192Khz and 24 bits HD Audio.

    In this second collection we have recorded swimming movements in water. A whole day spent with the family helping to record this great collection of useful sounds.

    How many times have you looked for great sounding natural water movements? Here you have them, in awesome 192 kHz so you can stretch them as you want.

    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 Museum Crowds Play Track 24 sounds included, 98 mins total $50

    Crowd walla recordings made at the National Gallery, the Science Museum, National History Museum, Tate Modern, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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  • Environments Museums & Galleries Play Track 272 sounds included, 800 mins total $100

    This library features a wide range of recordings from various museums and galleries, each differentiated by the nuances of their size and space. All recordings feature pristine echos, walla and movement. The library includes stereo & 5.0 recordings from:

    • War Museums
    • History Museums
    • State Museums
    • Science Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Photography Galleries
    • State Galleries

    All sounds were recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, DPA 5100, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and Sound Devices 788T.

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  • My Trip To LA: Airport Airplane is the first in a four part collection. Join us as we take our flights to Los Angeles, California from Chicago, Illinois. In the first pack, we hear various different areas inside two airports. LAX (Los Angeles) and Midway (Chicago). Have some lunch at both food courts, take a seat near the terminals, and get past security.

    All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. Each are recorded at 192kHz, 24 bit into the Sony PCMD100 Portable Recorder.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

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  • My Trip To LA_Overnight_Night 1_Friday to Saturday is the third in a four part collection.

    This pack includes the first night of the 2 part overnight recordings, set on a cabin balcony in the summer at Lake Arrowhead. These recordings are between the hours of 2:30AM to 9:15AM and are broken up into around 15 minute increments, with files ranging anywhere between 4 minutes and 22 minutes.

    Hear the changes in exterior ambiences in the summer time from Night to Early morning.

    You’ll hear a variety of bird chirps, critter calls, dog barks, crickets, distant voices, car/traffic, acorns falling/ hitting the wood balcony, and more!
    All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. Recorded using the Sony D100 Handheld Portable Recorder.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the night.

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  • My Trip To LA_Overnight_Night 2_Saturday to Sunday is the fourth in a four part collection.

    This pack includes the second night of the 2 part overnight recordings, set on a cabin balcony in the summer at Lake Arrowhead. These recordings are between the hours of 12:30AM to 7:15AM and are broken up into around 15 minute increments, with files ranging anywhere between 7 minutes and 18 minutes.

    Hear the changes in exterior ambiences in the summer time from Night to Early morning.

    You’ll hear a variety of bird chirps, critter calls, dog barks, crickets, distant voices, car/traffic, acorns falling/ hitting the wood balcony, motor hums, and more!

    All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. Recorded using the Sony D100 Handheld Portable Recorder.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the night.

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  • My Trip To LA_Various Ambience is the second in a four part collection. This pack is filled with a variety of different recorded locations. Locations visited are:

    – Wild Wood Canyon
    – Lake Arrowhead
    – Muscle Beach (Santa Monica)
    – Huntington Beach
    – Broad Museum
    – Los Feliz Library

    Most recordings are exterior, with a few interior sprinkled in.

    Heard in these recordings range from a go cart race, ocean waves, leaves rolling on dirt canyon, Single Passenger Plane Overhead, Car Pass bys/ Traffic, swing set, Roller Coaster, Interior Library beeps, and more!

    All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. Recordings labeled using the Sony D100 Handheld Portable Recorder are recorded at 192kHz, 24 bit. Recordings labeled using the Rode ixy are recorded at 96kHz, 24 bit

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

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  • This library features 11 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD, with recordings of dune and desert wind, desert atmosphere, insects, distant waves, silent deserts & more captured in Namibian deserts. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    Recorded by sound mixer and designer Jose Luis Alcaine Bartolome., and as always, decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Once again, we have mastered all the files in Ad Hoc Studios Madrid (link), Post Production sound studios certified by Avid and Dolby ATMOS, one of the best post-production facilities in Spain.

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  • Animals & Creatures Nature / Wildlife Bundle Play Track 355+ sounds included, 2040 mins total From: $715 From: $572

    The Nature and Wildlife bundle by Mindful Audio is a collection of libraries that covers a wide variety of natural environments and animals. These recordings have been captured in pristine areas like rainforests, cloud forests, temperate forests, woodlands and wetlands. The wildlife includes elephants, baboons, monkeys, frogs, cicadas and a varied assortment of bird species, all recorded wild in their habitats. This is the content you’re getting:

    African Jungle
    Amazon Jungle
    African Cloud Forest
    African Wild West
    Woodland Atmosphere
    Eerie Forest
    Wetland Atmosphere

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  • Immerse your audience into realistic NATURE settings of the highest quality! This audio library offers you hours of different background ambiences, including:

    • Fields & Grasslands
    • Lakes, Rivers, & Waterfalls
    • Deserts & Wastelands
    • Jungles, Forests, & Swamps
    • Lightning, Thunder, Hurricanes, Typhoons & Rain Storms
    • Underwater
    • Beaches, Oceans, & Islands
    • Insects
    • Heavy Wind & Snow…

    …and much much more!

    NATURE & WEATHER ENVIRONMENTS is the perfect choice to transport your players or users to any natural environment around the Earth you require!

    GET IT NOW to 100% immerse your users into perfect scenes and settings!

    EXPLORE the EARTH’S ENVIRONMENTS
    Whether your adventure takes place on in the GRASSLANDS, COUNTRYSIDE, FOREST, JUNGLE, BEACH, ISLAND, or DESERT WASTELAND, we’ve got you covered! Each ambience contains MULTIPLE VARIATIONS & WEATHER CONDITIONS, and MULTIPLE INTENSITIES to cover each and every setting. This sound effects library is perfect for any environment on Earth you can imagine.

    MULTIPLE CHOICES for a PERFECT FIT
    Our expert team of sound designers have meticulously crafted each ambience into CONTINUOUS, NON-REPETITIVE, DRAG AND DROP-READY LOOPS that will serve as perfect background audio for your game, film, animation, live event, or even as relaxing background audio! We have even included FULL and SIMPLIFIED MIXES, SHORT and LONG non-repetitive variants, multiple choices for INTENSITIES, and numerous other options for your convenience!

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  • City Life Nature Ambients Bundle Play Track 263+ sounds included, 683 mins total $160 $72

    This bundle includes 4 different libraries.

    The Baltic Sea sound library is compilation of 56 WAV files recorded with Sound Devices 702, Rode NTG3, Sony PCM-M10, two Oktavas MK012 set in MS, XY and ORTF setup. All the sounds were recorded far away from the cities and roads. Since most of the sounds were recorded in late winter, there are no insects or birds in background. There are few files that includes the sound of birds, but I left them on purpose, because of the overall feel of the files. In this library you will find beautiful sound of waves crushing on the rocks and shore, recorded from different perspectives in different stereo configurations, during calm and windy days. In addition to those sounds, there’s foley like walking, running and swimming in the water.

    The Harbours Of Norway sound library features 25 files with ambients recorded in Myre, Sto and Nyksund, very small towns with direct access to the sea. Most of the sound effects were recorded at night, but since it’s a polar day time of the year, it was very pleasurable to walk and look for convenient places to set up my gear. Everything was recoded with ORTF setup built from two Sennheisers MKH 8040. Inside this library, you’ll find a lot of seagulls, waves crushing on the rocks and plants, windy ambients from the cliff, industrial sound from port in Myre with ship unloading the cargo, walla with steam engine boat and additional sounds from boat engine market and air cooling aggregates from food containers. Every file was recorded in 96kHz, edited (i removed any unintentional bumps, pops and unwanted sounds). I limited EQing to removing harsh frequencies, or enhancing a little bit the good sounding ones. At the end of the chain there is a small compression, for louder sounds.

    The Summer Ambients sound library contains 33 beautiful WAV files recorded with Sound Devices 702, Rode NTG3, two Oktavas MK012 in MS and stereo XY pattern. All sounds were gathered in different and beautiful places like forests, lakes, meadows or swamps. You can expect amazing ambients, textures, different birds, insects, forest during rain, calm and windy days. It’s a perfect library for designing background sounds. Everything was recorded in amazing Masuria in Poland.

    Summer ambients Update – library got 2x bigger and heavier than the original library. 59 additional files, 123 minutes of high quality audio recorded with Sennheiser MKH 8040 ORTF setup, Rode NTG3, Oktava MK012 XY setup plugged into SD702 and Sony PCM-10. It features ambients from the forests, ponds, swamps, meadows, lakes and suburbs recorded is very quiet locations, mostly just before the sunrise, during the day and before sunset far away from the cities.

    Water Flow sound library took me about six months to record, consumed about 15 thermoses of tea and 42 litres of gasoline to get to all locations. It offers 90 BWAV files recorded in different locations. Huge part of this library is based on the recording sessions on the rivers. Two completely different locations, recorded regularly for the last 5 months allowed me to create this unique sound library. Most of the recording sessions took place during winter just before the sun was rising to reduce the amount of unwanted sounds. Almost all recordings are completely clear and only few have birds in background, since it was my intention to record some location ambients with natural backgrounds.

    You can see the metadata and sound list below.

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  • This small library contains 23 unique ambience tracks recorded in the Central Florida area.  The nature ambiences range from forests to oceans in both the night time and during the day.  Urban ambiences range from industrial warehouse settings, to small city parks and parking garages.  One particularly unique track included is a recording from inside a home during hurricane Irma.

    Overall, This collection covers a lot of ground for 23 tracks.  Each track contained is fairly unique within the set.

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  • THE COMPLETE NATURE AMBIENCE TOOLKIT
    NATURE ESSENTIALS is the first SFX library from a series of absolutely stunning nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton. Hempton has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine.

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS:
    NATURE, WIND, THUNDER, RAIN, INSECTS, SURF, TROPICAL FORESTS, DECIDUOUS FORESTS, OCEAN SHORES, PRAIRIES, WETLANDS, CANYONS, DESERTS, MAMMAL, ESSENTIALS, BASICS, NATURAL, SOUNDSCAPES, WILDLIFE

    PREMIUM SELECTION OF NATURAL SOUNDSCAPES

    NATURE ESSENTIALS offers all the necessary ingredients to immediately produce stunning natural soundscapes. The sonic palette includes wind, rain, thunder, streams, surf and a wide selection of ambiences and wildlife vocalizations. These sound files are unmixed so you can confidently present actual places or creatively mix something uniquely yours.

    USEFUL CATEGORIES AND GUIDES

    In addition, these files are embedded with metadata offering geographic location, the bird species or animals that are heard, plus advice on how to use a particular sound to achieve best results.

    This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.

    Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
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  • While cities are probably the noisiest places on earth, few delicate sounds forge their character across the sonic chaos of our modern life. Natural sounds are visceral of humans;
    In urban jungle, the animals, or natural elements alleviate uniqueness and create whimsical cohesion for the contemporary soundscape.

    This new sound collection depicts a wide spectrum of natural sounds existing in cities. With many isolated animals, ambiences, and weather, water elements. Inside you’ll find high quality content from Articulated, well edited and instantly useable sounds.

    We recorded these sounds through many travels across the world from 4 continents: Europe, North America, Asia, South America, and Africa.

    Rich Soundminer/bwf metadata are embedded, well classified, and thoroughly edited. –>See our Quality charter

    The sounds are classified into 3 main folders: Ambiences (multiple sources soundscapes), Animals (isolated sounds), and Weather/Water (environment)..

    WHAT’S INSIDE:
    • Isolated Urban Animal Sounds:
    • Pigeons
    • Back Alley Cats
    • Dogs
    • Crickets and similar insects
    • Seagulls
    • Crows
    • Rodents
    • Frogs
    • Rain
    • Urban River
    • Thunder
    • Urban Beach
    • Winds
    • Various Birds
    • Rats
    • Rooster
    • Cow
    • Squirrels
    • flying insects …
    + 60 useful Ambiences
    + 10 Weather/Water Environment
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  • Nature & Countryside Nature Roomtones: Deserts Play Track 44+ sounds included, 116 mins total $59

    • In Nature Roomtones: Deserts, get a collection of ambiences with zero wildlife and barely audible wind. Hear the nothingness of desert plains and open sparseness of mountain valleys resonated by barely audible wind. Hear wildlife-free, natural roomtones from 44 different locations perfect for your post-apocalyptic productions or as atmospheric beds for any type of environment.

    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and zero fauna from winter nights in the desert. Hear the majestic sparseness of desert nights perfect for your dystopian adventure story.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • 2-5 minutes clips from 44 different locations
    • Mountain valleys
    • Mountain ridge tops
    • Barely audible wind
    • Light wind with distant winter grass
    • Nothingness
    • Zero wildlife and insects
    • Zero water
    • Sparse foliage
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    What’s the different between “nature roomtones” and “quiet nature” sound libraries? 

    Nature Roomtones: These are natural soundscapes with zero fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. These recordings are location nonspecific because there is zero wildlife. As a result, these sounds can be used as a foundation for any natural environment you create.
    Quiet Nature: These are natural soundscapes with sparse fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. These recordings are geographically linked to a place because of the wildlife present in the recordings.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 and MKH 30 in MS
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
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  • The acoustic beauty of the savanna has been revealed in this voyage across the African continent’s southern climes. Travel through soundscapes from the BUSH to the COAST, with an array of natural ambiences including WATERFALLS, WEATHER, and more. Your viewers will be fully immersed using these effects from mother nature.

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  • Nature’s Fury: Rain, Wind, Thunder is a massive collection of storm sounds to help you build your environments.

    Whether you need a light rain ambience all the way up to heavy rain, howling winds, and cracking and rumbling thunder blowing through your scene – we have you covered.  We even isolated some low rumbling thunder to be used in your sound design.

    Consider this a storm toolkit that comes with three 4-minute long 5.1 surround designed thunderstorms to get you started!

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  • Nature’s Soundscapes – Organic Sounds of Planet Earth is a dynamic sound library that includes premium quality background sounds, ambient sounds of nature and nature sound loops. The collection features sounds of beaches, bird sounds in nature, forests background sounds, the sound of rain, ocean, summer nighttime sounds, thunderstorms with the sound of lightning, woodland ambient sounds, mountain environment sounds and mountain wind sounds and more. It’s easy to cover long form scenes and settings with such a wide range of environmental sounds totaling 3+ hours elapsed-time.

    An unbeatable value too. Ambient Earth Nature Loops collection of 135 nature loops is included with Nature’s Soundscapes – Organic Sounds of Planet Earth. Now you can set the tone for fantastic audio experiences in Mother Nature’s own voice. Nature’s Soundscapes – Organic Sounds of Planet Earth

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  • City Life New York Play Track 50 sounds included, 224 mins total $49 $32.83

    Characteristic atmospheres, crowds and room tone recordings made at a variety of locations in and around New York City.

    The collection includes 3 hours and 44 minutes of New York ambiences in 50 files – with an average duration of 5 minutes.

    So if you want the atmosphere and ambience of New York in sound, this library gets you exactly that!

     

     

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  • City Life New York Ambiences Play Track 38+ sounds included, 180+ mins total $54

    A collection of interior and exterior ambience recordings made in New York, spanning streets and museums, subways and the Staten Island Ferry. Over three hours of urban ambiences recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060 omni mics.

    The library contains different perspectives of the city including crowded and empty subway trains, distinctively dynamic New York traffic and the quiet and loud sides of New York’s museums. The library will help you build exciting and bold backgrounds for any project, whether it be film, TV, radio or games.

    The recordings capture the full dynamic range of the city and the characteristic acoustic signature that it imparts to sounds, as well as containing a lot of low end power and mid to high range detail.

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    Surround Sound LAB is proud to present our 4th ambisonic library decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    One of the greatest cities in the world, New York is always a whirlwind of activity, with famous sites at every turn and never enough time to see them all. Some people come here to enjoy the Broadway shows; others come specifically to shop; and many come simply to see the sights: the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, historic neighborhoods, and numerous world famous museums. All of them offer unique perspectives of the city. Any time of year and any time of day there are an endless array of things to see and do in New York.

    We visited New York last summer and once again, we have recorded recorded 22 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios. The New York city sounds will give you the essence of the most iconic film city in the world. AmbiX First Order Ambisonic, Dolby ATMOS 7.12, 5.1 and ST files have been mastered with Pro Tools HD 2018 system are included in the package.

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  • New York Gorges and Waterfalls has the hidden sounds of waterfalls from the secluded gorges of New York State. The gorge walls shoot upward 150 meters, creating beautiful stone sanctuaries of sound. Rushing water cuts deep through smooth shale outcrops, with the lack of pebbles giving these falls a uniquely polished and frictionless character. In this collection, you’ll receive sounds ranging from murmuring 1-meter cascades to thunderous 65-meter behemoths. If you need waterfalls distinct to the Appalachians, listen to New York Gorges and Waterfalls.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Waterfall sizes ranging from 0 to 1, 1 to 3, 3 to 5, 6 to 25, and over 25 meters
    • Perfectly loopable clips with approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of audio for each waterfall
    • Close and distant perspectives

    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Mastered Stereo:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 4.92 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 48 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 70 min

    Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 48 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 10.56 – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 96 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 140 min

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