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

  • City Life Urban Winds II Play Track 29 sounds included, 65 mins total $26

    Urban Winds II gets you 65 minutes (2 GB) of medium and high-wind sounds in 29 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz M/S stereo (decoded to X/Y stereo and mono), using Sennheiser MKH micophones.

    You get empty streets and alleys, office exteriors and a marina. You get steel wires that whistle and whip in the wind, pipes and cavities resonating in the gusts. You get ambiances and a few specifics. I have tried to strike the balance between variety and nuance, to give you sound pros something to build a scene around. In that sense, this really is a construction kit of sorts. This collection picks off where Urban Winds left off.

    You will hear very little human activity – other than distant traffic. I recorded mostly at night, and in large, undisturbed areas.

    In some of the recordings, you will hear wind buffeting – more of the windscreen than the microphones – but there is some. In some cases, I opted to tame the most violent events, but others I left in. In many cases, wind noise reduction simply took away too much of the forcefulness, so I left it as is.

    Some specifics appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. All sounds were captured in Aarhus, Denmark.

    Urban Winds 2 delivers:
    • Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
    • Wind-battered city ambiances
    • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats – here's a PDF preview:
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  • City Life Urban Winter Play Track 72 sounds included, 180 mins total From: $80

    Various recordings made through several inner-city winters. This collection includes a diverse range of rain recordings, ranging from light to moderate & heavy rain. All recordings were done between 3am and 5am to minimise the intrusion of traffic noise as much as possible.

    All sounds were recorded using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T.

     

  • City Life USA Contrast Play Track 45 sounds included, 120 mins total $120

    SSL16 USA CONTRASTS is a great collection of American Ambiences. Recorded in Summer 2015, I traveled to some of the most beautiful cities of the country to explore the American way of Life.

    From San Francisco to New York, visiting:

    • San Francisco, CA
    • Carmel by The Sea, CA
    • Monterey, CA
    • Yosemite National Park, CA
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • New York, NY

    Room tones from the quietness of a Las Vengas Hotel vs the Wild Nature of California & Crowd and traffic of the big cities…. This is the real contrast of USA! As always, recorded in full 5.1 Surround format.

    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 Useful Winds Play Track 17+ sounds included $35

    Useful Winds contains 17 decoded ms recordings of various types of wind, both interior and exterior. From a mild breeze through an Irish field to a storm gale atop of a Spanish hill, the library delivers a vast array of windy goodness. Recorded with Schoeps mk4/mk8 & SoundDevices MixPre-D.

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  • City Life Vaeyan I Play Track 228+ sounds included, 40 mins total $23

    This is a special assortment of design fragments from Eiravaein Works.  Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new assorted concepts are explored and designed.  A welcome addition of flavor for any sound designer's archive!

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  • Destruction & Impact Vaeyan II Play Track 202+ sounds included, 58 mins total $23

    The second volume of assorted recording sessions and design fragments from Eiravaein Works.

    Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new library concepts are explored and researched.

    A second helping of intriguing sonic flavor for any sound designer's archive!

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  • Drones & Moods Vaeyan IV Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 122 mins total $38

    Vaeyan IV delivers a massive set of assorted sound design ingredients for your audio alchemy. It includes assets captured from natural ambiances, vehicles, tools, cameras, slingshots, scissors, clay whistles, flutes, ceramic jars, dumpsters, kitchen appliances, deconstructed fans, toys, doors, windows, vintage furniture, fountains, projectors, and even a slap bracelet. That's right, a slap bracelet.

    As with Vaeyan I, II, and III, this is a huddling of field recordings and sound designs that do not quite form a library on their own. However, together they make up an audio FX treasure chest gleaming with gold and silver audio loot!

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  • Environments Variety 1 Play Track 150 sounds included $17

    Variety 1 is a selection of our favourite, most popular sound clips. It includes 150 sound effects from babies to burps, crowds to computers, subways to switches.

    It is a mix between vehicles, household, office, human sound effects and more in both specific sound effects, and lush stereo ambiences, weighing in just under 2 gigabytes of audio. Includes 18 fields of bonus Soundminer metadata.

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  • Environments Variety 2 Play Track 150 sounds included $17

    Variety 2 is our second bundle of popular, mixed sound clips. This collection packs 150 specific and ambient sound effects into just over 2 gigabytes of audio.

    It features multiple categories of fx, ranging from alarms to horns, rain to voices, knives and fireworks. You'll find sirens and race cars, trains and thunder, and much more.

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  • Environments VARIETY01 Play Track 475+ sounds included $25

    VARIETY01 – a grab-bag of useful, premium sound effects for your next project. From stimulating room sweeteners and essential domestic doors, to overhead aircraft and residential atmos elements, this collection has been crafted to bolster the most used areas of your library.

    The collection focuses on modern-day domestic sounds and rural/residential environment elements. These recordings have been gathered throughout the UK and are suitable for a whole host of applications, be it film, television or games.

    All sounds are royalty free and equipped with comprehensive Soundminer metadata for rapid access.

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  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

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  • Ambisonics Ventilation Play Track 18+ sounds included, 38 mins total $75

    Air conditioning is almost everywhere – and this collection will give you different sounds of ventilation systems, from from outside and inside units. Smooth hotel room AC, industrial computer room or bathroom, all those kind of rooms need ventilation systems – and here’s what they sound like.

    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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  • City Life Vienna City Ambiences Play Track 20-120 sounds included, 76 mins total From: $40

    Take an acoustical tour through Vienna, Austria with this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from the downtown area, churches, touristic areas and busy restaurants, subway stations and more!

    20 read-to-use stereo and surround (5.0) tracks with all the appropriate metadata ready to be used on your next production.

    Vienna is available in three versions:

    Vienna City Ambiences – Stereo:
    – 20 ready-to-use ambiences in stereo
    – 1.31 GB

    Vienna City Ambiences – Surround:
    – 20 ready-to-use ambiences in 5.0 surround(split mono)
    – 100 split mono files
    – 3.34 GB

    Vienna City Ambiences – COMPLETE Pack:
    – Surround + Stereo downmix bundle for maximum savings!
    – 120 files
    – 4.66 GB

  • Vintage automobiles passing singly and in groups, from the earliest part of the 20th century. Perfect for those traffic backgrounds in your period production. Hundreds of vehicles, none dated later than 1910, passing at various speeds, and in various configurations and at various lengths. Captured in First Order Ambisonic and available n both FuMa and ambiX order and weighting.

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  • City Life Viva North of Spain Play Track 59 sounds included, 328 mins total $90

    Viva North of Spain is a massive sound effects library featuring authentic sounds of the northern part of Spain, along the route of the Camino de Santiago.

    This collection contains sounds of Cities, Villages, Beaches, Nature, Cathedral of Santiago, Highway Bridges and the basque country’s national sport Pelota.

    It features typical Streets, Walla, Traffic Sounds, Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Residential Village Sounds.

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  • Environments Volcanic Geyser Play Track 21+ sounds included, 25 mins total $25

    Faunethic's Volcanic Geyser sound library is a unique collection of 21 sounds from the bowels of the earth. Steaming, splashing and muddy textures, these sounds has been recorded at San Pedro de Atacama, in northern Chile. The third most important geothermal spot on earth, San Pedro de Atacama is located between 4500 to 5200 meters above sea level offering a wide and beautiful sonic diversity to its visitors.

    This collection provides authentic sound recordings, captured with high-quality equipment: DPA, Neumann and 4minX. All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited with Soundminer. All these sounds are delivered at 24/96Khz .wav files. This collection come in easily downloadable zip file.

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  • Destruction & Impact Volcano Play Track 13+ sounds included, 116 mins total $90 $72

    MAFX019 Volcano is a collection of unique sounds recorded in Ethiopia’s Afar region at Erta Ale volcano. Erta Ale is one of only a handful of volcanoes with lava lakes in the world, situated in the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest and most inhospitable places in the world. The name means Smoking Mountain in the local Afarigna language and Erta Ale does not disappoint in this regard, as you can see in the video. This place is also known as the Gateway to Hell, an appropriate moniker given the 47C/117F temperatures and lots of dead fauna we encountered.

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    There were only a few lava pits when the library was recorded but plenty of continuous and violent toxic gas releases. Occasionally the ground would move creating low frequency rumbles and debris falling. I had to use a long boompole in order to suspend my trusty MKH8060 over the edge and I improvised a spaced omni array by taping the MikroUsi mics to a video tripod ballhead. The expedition wasn’t 100% risk-free but it was more than worth it for these beautiful sounds.

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  • Foley Volleyball SFX Play Track 50 sounds included $20

    A collection of volleyball recordings, with various hit and block sounds of different strengths – each with multiple versions. These original sounds were recorded with a Pro volleyball player using an official game ball.

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  • Ambisonics VSCRL Volume I Play Track 150+ sounds included $275

    We're proud to offer our inaugural bundle package, which includes the first four VSCRL libraries- The Park, The Road, The Snow, and The Beach. This collection comes at an incredible deal, and is the ultimate showcase of the immersive and VISCERAL quality of our ambisonics.

    Recorded with the stunning Sennheiser Ambeo microphone, each ambience is delivered in both AmbiX and FuMa formats, as well as Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1.

    What’s more- a 360 video reference is provided to offer a fully immersive image of the sound effect being captured!

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  • Sports Vuvuzela Play Track 78 sounds included $25

    This library is a compilation of the unique sounding horn, quintessential to South Africa and its culture, the Vuvuzela. It's a collection of Vuvuzela sounds from various distances and varying intensities. There are mono and stereo versions, all recorded in isolation in order to be placed in any situation. Included are additional recordings with natural city reflections.

     

    All tracks recorded with the Zoom H5 XY stereo pair as well as a Sennheiser MKH60.

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  • Environments Walla Play Track 200+ sounds included, 494 mins total $50 $25

    Walla features 200 ambience length sound effects that capture the unmistakable background murmur from crowds.  Featured in this collection are airports, bars, pubs, conventions, schools, malls, offices, theaters and more!  All sound effects have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas Walla libary.

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  • Environments Walla Volume 3 Play Track 200 sounds included $50 $25

    Walla Volume 3 features 200 ambience length sound effects that capture the unmistakable background murmur from crowds.  Featured in this collection are bars, pubs, conventions, schools and more! All sound effects have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas Walla, Series 15,000, Background Trax, Mike McDonough Crowds and Applause, General HD 1 and Premiere Edition libraries.

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  • Environments Water Play Track 154 sounds included $25

    Water is a collection covering splashes, movements, pouring, waterfalls, faucets, toilets, showers, fountains, sewage drains, drips, bubbles, boiling, water pipe smoking, and even ice cracking, impacts and scrapes.  We have you covered for all of your water needs.

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  • Environments Water Ambiences Play Track 44 sounds included, 116 mins total $25

    Lakes, rivers, oceans and waterfalls.  Whether you’re looking for a gentle lapping river, dense rapids, calm lake waves lapping on the beach, giant crashing waves, tumultuous waves rolling through rocky shores, or jungle waterfalls — we have you covered.

    Explore US waterways with Soundopolis from Michigan to Virginia Beach to Hawaii, and back again!

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