Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
This SFX library features recordings of the Pacific Ocean at various locations along the beach within Refugio State Park. The incoming waves collide with large rock formations, creating great wave impacts and rushing water through small channels and hollow rocks. A variety of mic placements at various distances from the ocean were used, from directly over the water to larger distances, recording ambience behind massive rock walls and inside natural beach caves. In addition, a hydrophone captured underwater currents from waves splashing into small tide pools on the rocks.
Welcome to Paris, the city of love. In my short visit to Paris, I recorded 5 tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, great ambience files to use in your production.
What do you get when you combine a nature preserve, a small lake with a stream, and a nearby airport? You get beautiful scenery and a confusing soundscape. Walk along the path in the Barbara Key Nature Preserve in Illinois. But careful not to step on any plants of flowers.
Park N Planes includes recordings of a small fishing lake inhabited by families and birds. Attached to the lake is a small stream, additionally recorded with a stereo pair of Aquarian H2a hydrophone microphones for low rumbles and high popping sounds. Listen as the birds chirp, bugs buzz and fly past the microphones, not to mention planes and helicopters flying overhead. Along with planes and helicopters, you will also hear distant vehicles.
Park N Planes has over three and a half hours of recordings packed into 27 files, over 1500+ sounds, and 15.17GB. All files are recorded using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6. All Metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
The first mobile roomtone library! Parked Cars is a collection of roomtones of car interiors at different times of day, often in the same locations with both windows up and windows down.
This library covers inner city, suburb, and a little country around the Los Angeles area
This is all mastered for Ambisonic B and Stereo, but can be further decoded into various surround formats
This library is full of the sound of city and suburban parks.
You’ll hear relaxing and playful areas like botanical gardens, large and small dog parks, playgrounds, and skateparks, as well as tennis and soccer games. Each track is five minutes long, giving you plenty to work with! Whether you need the relaxing sounds of people enjoying a lazy Sunday or a more active scene with a inner city traffic and recreational sports, give this library a listen. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
Pedestrian Streets is a library of 50 ambiences from around 15 different streets, recorded in about 7 cities mostly in Bulgaria.
Most recordings are made in late autumn or winter because bird life is minimized. The task of this library is to capture much of the different dynamics of pedestrian streets: from zero activity to busy streets, basically concentrating on light activity periods.
It’s principally recorded in the morning, and you’ll hear the sounds of single footsteps, light voices, shopping streets, dogs, air conditioners, and more of the sounds of a rising city.
Another basic idea is the minimal presence of cars (as much as possible). There are also atmospheres with greater dynamism, lively streets and various periods of the day.
All files are meta-tagged in Soundminer
Gear used: Sound Devices 633, Edirol R4pro, Neumann KM184 st, Rode NT4, Zoom H4,
Enjoy the City Life
This sound library was recorded in Moscow’s downtown on 13 locations at different times of the year. 27 samples include the sounds of passers-by, steps and random conversations against the background of distant traffic, singing birds and other casual sounds.
It can be useful for audio post-production when working with movies, trailers or commercials in which it is necessary to convey the routine life atmosphere of Russian cities. All files are carefully selected and prepared. Metadata included in the archive – and the library is available in both a stereo and a surround version.
We went on a boat expedition, recording a magnificent wooden sailing boat! We took care to record from many perspectives: from top, front, near water wavelets ambiences, from inside the hull, near the captain position.
Recorded with various configuration and microphones, the mkh 8090, Lom MikroUsi, Aquarian hydrophones, placed on various locations. You’ll find mechanism of the winch and sail manipulation, along with emergency engine.
The Philippines Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 41 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment.
Through the whole island of Palawan, the rice field of Luzon and the city of Manilla, this collection includes:
-Village and rice field from Banaue, rice field in the north of Luzon
-Forest and jungle of south Palawan
-Market, small to medium.
-The city of Manilla
This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through 2 islands after the rainy season! All Faunethic tracks include metadata tags filled with Soundminer. All tracks are delivered as 48k/24bit .wav files. This collections come in easily downloadable zip file.
Get the sounds of gas and water running through massive and tiny pipes, at three processing sites closed to the public.
This library delivers the sounds of a gas control station, a sewage plant and a waterworks. We recorded the hissing of gas, low drones of water rushing through massive pipes, and the sounds of various stages of sewage processing, recorded indoors and outdoors in multiple locations and rooms throughout the three facilities. The library includes close-up sound effects, indoor and outdoor ambiences, and features ambiences and stereo contact mic recordings of active gas and water pipes, capturing the various resonating pipes in isolation.
Total play time of all recordings is just under 2 hours.
136 high-quality sound effects specially crafted to help you put sound to your pirate game.
They are divided in:
– Battle (Cannon shoots, impacts on ships and water, sword hits and wounds)
– Player sounds (eating, drinking, walking)
– Foleys (map sounds, hoist sail, repairing ship, dig, tavern sounds, chest sounds)
– Voice (emotions like laughs, shouts, affirmations)
– Ambiences (Tavern ambient, ship ambient, ocean waves ambient)
More about the pack:
– Intuitive file naming.
– All you’ll ever need regarding pirate game sounds.
– It also contains 2 pieces of music: A tavern song and a fanfare.
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Places Ambience Library supplies you with 111 common or familiar locations from Airport to Zoo. Placing focus on locations with human involved or created environments such as public spaces, event gatherings, and public service infrastructures. Ambiences last from 1-2 minutes in length for use in any place to create a setting or local. 44k/24bit Soundminer enabled. What’s in the Pack? 111 Field Recordings Restaurants Schools Sports Traffic Underwater Hospital Subways Parks and many more…
The Planets SFX library delivers 40 minutes of designed atmospheres from 20 imaginary, extraterrestrial locations. Different perspectives, sometimes close to the ground, sometimes far away. Some locations are buzzing with geological and biological activity others seem distant, cold and lifeless. All sounds are constant, ranging from one to three minutes in duration and can be easily combined to create unique variations, allowing you to dial in your own planets soundscape.
•Designed planet atmospheres
•20 extraterrestrial locations
•96 kHz / 24 bit WAV files
•Embedded Soundminer metadata
This sound library delivers 20 unique ambiences suited for space, planets or anything else science fiction. Each sound is 5 minutes in length giving you plenty of range to choose from. Featuring many different kinds of ambiences, ranging from calm winds to busy rain forests this library will be a great addition to any extra terrestrial atmosphere edit.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
SSL14 Porto City Sounds is one of our recording travel projects, captured in Porto, Portugal during a 3-days visit to the country. The Surround Sound LAB team traveled to Porto just to record the main essence of this city.
This library contains the main character of the lovely city: Boats, trains, wine and history in one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal.
More than 2 hours of original and actual recordings, 27 original field recordings in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format (for custom editions).
Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 1-2 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project. This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration. providing great post production possibilities.
Boilers, turbines, recycle pumps! Desulphurisation flues, electrostatic precipitators, and solar photovoltaic arrays! We don’t entirely know what these things do – but we know for certain they sound amazing!
Last year we were granted access to one of the UK’s largest coal-fuelled power stations. With hard hats, steel toes, and a swag of mics we recorded every space and machine we could. The result is a highly comprehensive collection of industrial recordings that describe heavy 20th century industry.
We’re talking about the archetypal power station too, not something dumbed down for 2020. This place was the real deal! Great big looming cooling towers, massive halls of turbine engines, coal mills, rumbling underground passages, rooms full of electrical gadgets, pumps of all types, oh and a coal train unloading a 100 ton hopper. It’s a hell of a library.
We recorded in a quad setup using a pair of Sanken CO-100ks, a pair of Sennheiser 8020s. We also had a Schoeps CMXY nearby getting an independent perspective. The recordings are versatile, pitch like crazy, and are useful for hundreds of applications.
These power stations won’t be around much longer – so we’re glad we got a chance to record this beast of industry while we could.
“There’s a lot of great stuff in here. A nice variety of steadies for sci-fi and industrial use. There’s also tracks with just the right amount of activity (not TOO busy). Authentic scale is hard to fake so this is a great pack of sounds to have for large mechanical spaces. Great steam/air releases too, and a large servo motor startup that is a real gem.” -Dave Farmer
“It is always a handy to have a library from these guys. Well recorded and full of interest, Power Station is a great library and full of never before heard sounds. It’s sometimes difficult to visualise a space from a recording, but definitely not with this collection. They’re huge and real. Most of the time drones and tones can feel synthetic, but they have really managed to capture a true real industrial soundscape. They are definitely colossal.” – Ben Meechan
THE SOUND OF THE GREAT WIDE OPEN
PRAIRIES is your library of coice if you are looking for extraordinary material to support your natural sound scenery. Whether you’re conceptualizing an adventure movie or documentary project, a catchy advertisement or the next big gaming hit – whatever creative idea occurs to you, this library supports your potential: with more than 4.8 GB exceeding 5 hrs and a total of 105 files of high-quality material, you’ll surely find what you need.
AUTHENTIC ANIMAL RECORDINGS
The collected bio-acoustic treasure of PRAIRIES includes for instance various indigenous animals such as a wide spectrum of songful birds, buzzing insects, howling coyotes or chirping prairie-dogs.
INCREDIBLE SONIC BACKDROP
The PRAIRIES library naturally also comes with a generous range of wind recordings: gusting, blustering, softly blowing, breezing, roaring through the typical vegetation of this area. As special features, the library holds weather phenomenon recordings of grass fire and distant thunder rolling in.
This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
Print Shop is a SFX & Ambiance pack containing a lot of great material from a big industrial print shop. The Soundcatcher recorded 4 different printing machines, Print Shop Ambiances in ORTF and a lot of really nice subsonic stuff with two contact microphones. As always, all sounds are tagged with Soundminer friendly metadata and the pack comes in 4 different sizes and qualities.
This sound library is part of the Complete Craig Carter Collection, containing a wide range of abandoned and functioning prison recordings.
Recorded over Craig’s 34 year career as an esteem Australian sound designer, this library consists of prisoner walla (both interior and exterior), doors, guard intercoms, control offices, cell blocks and prison yards.
Ths library delivers a huge collection of quadrophonic hockey crowds from every perspective. And hockey crowds are different from other pro sporting crowds:
The NHL mandates that the music has to stop during play, which leaves every gasp, oh, and cheer free and clear of PA induced pollution.
This wrinkle in the rules of play means that pro hockey games are the ideal setting for recording arena crowds for any situation.
Our hockey crowds were recorded over the course of an NHL season and were done with unprecedented access. Entire games were recorded from various locations including:
– on the camera platform
– in the upper level seats in the hallway
– outside the doors pre and post game
– in the platinum level bar
– under the bleachers
– from the top of the penalty boxes
Each location was recorded in beautiful dual ORTF or double MS quad.
The end result is an immersive sound set that has been carefully edited and fully tagged with metadata. Finding the elements you need is simple and direct.
Pick this library up today and cover your arena crowd needs in style.
Pro Hockey Ambiences – Full
• 24 bit, 96kHz quadraphonic split wav files
• Soundminer and bwav metadata tags
• Over 17 Gigabytes of sound
• More than 4 hours of recordings
Protesting People is a small collection of 26 ambiences recorded in Sofia (Bulgaria) tracking in 3 different days a peaceful protest to protect nature and forests from construction. This library will take you to the middle of 7,000-10000 crowds of people protecting nature. You can hear a lot of people and unrecognizable speech, the noise of a variety of instruments such as whistles, drums and others used in similar events. Moving streak in streets, whistling people and chanting OSTAVKA (Resignation) and MAFIA. This library can be used for any kind of projects in need of a protesting crowd from Eastern Europe
Gear used:Edirol R4-pro and Neumann KM184 stereo set . All files are meta-tagged in Soundminer
Whether is be empty pool room tones, busy children pools or calm exterior lap pools this library has you covered. Recorded at 10 different public swimming pools this library contains different spaces (interior and exterior) differentiated by the size, space and number of swimmers.
All sounds were recorded using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T. This library is available in stereo or 5.0 (5.0 package contains stereo down mixes as well).
This library is a collection of room tones from public areas in Melbourne. These atmospheric places include libraries, markets, concert halls, car parks, food courts, museums and more, with each track lasting five minutes long. Much of the metadata even lets you know from where the mic was recording, like the balcony, fruit and vegetable section, or near the elevators.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
Whooosh! What was that? A pass by from a train? A bus? A tram from the 60s? The longest escalator in all of Sweden!?
Essential sounds from different types of transports for your production. A great starting point for new sound designers or to complement your existing library.
We have recorded buses, trains, trams, subways, ferries, escalators and freight trains in this library spanning over 100 files. Arrivals, Despartures, Pass Bys, Internal Rides, Doors and a toilet flushing on a train. It’s all there, for your essential transport needs.
All files have meta data and are easily searched for in any database search engine. Everything is recorded with Sound Devices 633 and MixPre-10T with Sennheiser MKH50, Neumann KM184 and DPA 4060 in 96 kHz 24 Bits with a total size of 6,7 Gb.
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