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

  • “Thin Ice” is a handy collection of gripping ice sound effects.

    It offers raw sound materials encompassing 315 sounds of cracklings, frictions, impacts, and squashes.

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  • Environments Thunder & Rain Play Track 46+ sounds included, 23 mins total $13

    Thunder & Rain is a sound library that delivers the recordings of two storms. It includes a total of 46 audio files, split into three folders: STEREO, MS and UPMIX 5.1. It also comes with 40 audio files in the AS REC MS (NO De-Noise) folder.

    De-noise was applied to most of the recordings, to only preserve thunder FX, but you have the NO De-Noise folder included too.

    Create your own thunder ambiences with the included Winds/Storm/Rain files (in the preview below, I used the Rain file in addition to thunder files).

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  • Nature & Countryside Thunder & Rain Play Track 66 sounds included, 225+ mins total $199 $179.10

    TREMENDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS – CAPTURED AT LENGTH
    THUNDER & RAIN is the third SFX library from our series of high quality and amazing 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 and we are proud to be the exclusive distributor besides Gordon’s very own company QUIET PLANET.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    THUNDER, RAIN, NATURE, ROLLING, PEEL, DISTANT, NEAR, DOWNPOUR, SHOWERS, DRIPS, DROPS, PATTERS, LEAVES, STORM, SPATTERS, DEEP, DRAMATIC, UNDERWATER, CAVE, STRIKES, RESONANT, RAINSTORMS

    DETAILED, ISOLATED AND FLEXIBLE METEROLOGICAL ELEMENTS
    This collection provides everything you need to produce the perfect storm: 22 isolated thunder recordings, including close strikes, resonant peels and distant rolls; plus 35 different rain intensities, and nine storm recordings. There’s one entire, hour-long rainstorm (61 min.) and one complete thunderstorm (41 min.) for quickly finding just the sound you need at the length you want. None of these thunder and rain files appear in the Nature Essentials” Collection.

    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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  • Environments Thunder and Rain Play Track 43+ sounds included, 152 mins total $40

    Looking for sounds that make you want to grab a warm blanket and stay inside? This collection has thunder and rain recordings collected during window-shaking storms from 2012 to 2015.

    Most sounds are recorded in Helsinki, where summers contain a few weeks of hot weather accompanied by dramatic thunderstorms.

    It also features a hot, violent storm captured in France that lasted several hours.

    With recordings that last from 13 seconds to over a half hour, you're sure to get all the drizzling and cracking thunderclaps you're looking for!

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  • Environments Tick Tock Play Track 25+ sounds included, 25 mins total $26

    Tick Tock contains a wide range of loopable clock ticking sounds, meticulously crafted from recordings of antique clocks, machines, victorian equipment, the human body, and household items by our award-winning Sound Designers.

    These sounds are perfect for adding unique clock effects to your library and projects.  All effects were recorded in 24Bit 96kHz, allowing for further sonic manipulation.

    If you’re tired of using the same, mundane clock sounds, then this library is for you! Tick Tock is ideal for use in Film, TV and Game projects, and will make a perfect addition to your sound design arsenal.

    Find more of our sound effects in the store: 344audio.com/store

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  • From toilets to urinals, trains to planes, this library explores the many different flushing sounds that can be heard in American and European bathrooms.

    The flushes were recorded in several varieties; the toilet lid up, the toilet lid down, the recorder close to the toilet, the recorder distant from the toilet, and even some of the refilling cycles as well as the dreaded sound when a toilet won’t flush.

    Of all the flushes recorded, 55 are from European toilets, 29 from American toilets, 14 from urinals, 7 from a train, and 6 from a plane, for a total of 111 unique flushing sounds with over 50 minutes of refilling cycles.

    Also included in the “2017 InspectorJ Bundle” for 50% off!

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  • City Life Tokyo – Outdoor Ambiances Play Track 33 sounds included, 106 mins total $42 $25.20

    Get the sounds of everyday life in Tokyo, Japan. A quiet neighborhood with moderate traffic, birds singing and a dog barking in the distance. Recorded in densely populated, but quiet and civil Setagaya Ward, Tokyo.

    Sounds include traffic in the form of cars, trucks, lots of bicycles and pedestrians, commuters at Kyodo Station, cicadas at night, Japanese crows cawing, as well as the unmistakable sounds of a Buddhist cemetery in a light breeze (!). In short; just the right sounds to make Japanese suburbia come alive in your productions.

    Recorded exclusively using stealth methods (near-concealed microphones), this is a slice of life, as lived by the locals of this rather pleasant middle-class neighborhood.

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  • Tokyo Ambisonics is a sound effects library of 46 high-quality urban atmospheres in B-format with “”virtual mic”” software.

    Included software lets users adjust perspective of the city ambiences in real-time for greater flexibility, realism, and creativity. Point “virtual microphones” in any direction with various polar patterns to match the specific setting of a scene!

    The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond, allowing for versatile use of the library. Pre-rendered stereo versions are included as well.

    Recorded in 24-bit/96kHz with a SoundField SPS200 mic by Masato Ushijima, Tokyo Ambisonics was captured at diverse locations throughout the city including the Yamanote Line railway, Shuto Expressway, Keihin Industrial Region, Daiba Bayside Park & more. The library contains sounds that are unique to Tokyo in addition to some more general-purpose urban ambiences.

    This library is also ideal for use in VR audio and 360 video projects. Equip your personal library for the future of immersive media!

    Key Features:

    • 46 pristine recordings in B-Format (FuMa) & Stereo (22GB)
    • Over 3.5 hours of immersive Tokyo ambiences
    • Average recording length of 5 minutes
    • Diverse Tokyo atmospheres: Including traffic, trains, & parks
    • 24-bit/96kHz Broadcast Wave Files 
    • SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products: Control “virtual microphone” position and polar patterns
    • 100% Royalty-Free

      Notes:

      • Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.
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    • Environments Tokyo City Play Track 39+ sounds included, 106 mins total $49

      Get the authentic sounds of Tokyo City in this library from Original Sounds. It features everything from sounds captured in the city centre, busy streets, pedestrian streets, parks, residential areas, trains and subways – exterior and interior recordings captured at different times of day. Check out the full sound list below.

      So If you’re looking for the sounds of Tokyo, this one gets you 1 hour and 46 minutes of great, authentic recordings!

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    • City Life Tokyo Tourist Play Track 34 sounds included, 79 mins total $42 $25.20

      Tokyo Tourist is more than 2.5 GBof sound from different locations in Tokyo and beyond.
      34 recordings/79 minutes of stereo recordings featuring temples, trains, religious processions and much more – this library takes you to some of the locations a tourist might visit, all in 24bit/96kHz quality.

      Recording with the same setup as Tokyo – Outdoor Ambiances, I went to Shinjuku station and Gyoen Park. I recorded the Kanda festival procession in the streets of Akihabara, captured the infernal sound in a video game arcade – just to name a few of the sounds in this library.

      Tokoy Tourist delivers:

      • Clean, realistic ambient recordings of interesting locations
      • Traffic, temples, parks, trains, people, people, people…
      • All sounds recorded with the same microphones – in the same setup (spaced-omni)
      • BWAV metadata embedded with even more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats

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    • Weather Tonal Wind Play Track 51 sounds included, 75 mins total $33

      These sounds will sweeten and add character to your wind sounds. Lots of whistling, squeaking, howling and singing wind. From low rumbles, mid honks to harsh high frequency blows, this modular library is the perfect construction kit for creating otherwordly swirls and heavy storms.
      The sounds were recorded at the windorgan in Vlissingen(NL) in Zoutelande(NL) and in Essen(GER).

      In addition to the original wind sounds creating tones on objects, you will get a few rattling flagpoles, waving flags and singing flag cords. And some bonus windmill sounds.
      Also 2/5th of the sounds are delivered in stereo, the focus is on mono sounds. I captured the very sweetspot where the wind created unique tones. To focus on these rare events, I mostly used a single spot mic. In winds up to 48 mph you will have carefully selected mic positions for a broad variety of wind torturing different objects.

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    • City Life Toolkit for Airports Play Track 53 sounds included, 38 mins total $47.99

      An extensive collection of airport ambiances from departures, arrivals, passport control and luggage reclaim halls, spanning Venice, Saigon, Istanbul and Trieste.

      Also includes a collection of voice-only announcements sound effects, topped with a collection of designed chimes in the style of the ones from London Heathrow and Gatwick, JFK, Johannesburg, Manila, Dubai, Tokyo and Paris provide you with a versatile tool kit of both off-the-shelf, ready-to-use ambiances and all the elements you need to create your own scene.

      Photo by Haiqal Osman on Unsplash

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    • City Life Tourist Crowds Play Track 30+ sounds included, 100 mins total $34 $24

      TOURIST CROWDS is a collection of 30 stereo recordings, specially designed for scenes set in tourist places and points where a mix of different languages is a must. Spanish, English, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, French… you name it.

      In order to avoid unobtrusively sounds, all files are stealth recordings. Therefore, equipment used consists of small handheld recorders (Sony D100 and Zoom H2n). A couple of Clippy stereo mics were also used, plugged into the D100.

      Files come in 24 bit and 96 & 48 kHz, with embedded metadata.

      Have a scene at an airport? Maybe a temple? A central station? I got you covered.

      Some of the locations included in this library are:

      • The Grand Palace (Bangkok, Thailand)
      • Pantheon (Rome, Italy)
      • The Mosque (Cordoba, Spain)
      • Sacré-Cœur (Paris, France)
      • Jardin du Luxembourg (Paris, France)
      • Bruxelles-Central (Brussels, Belgium)
      • Les Rambles (Barcelona, Spain)
      • Plaza Mayor (Madrid, Spain)

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    • TOWN & COUNTRY provides a wide range of professional sounds for creating perfectly convincing and realistic town and country ambiences in high-end quality. In addition to a broad and solid foundation of town and country lifestyle, we focused on credible ambiences that are full of detail and at the same time leave enough room to place further sound design in the foreground.

      MAJOR STRENGTH: FLEXIBILITY!
      The main part of this library consists of extensive – mostly loopable – background ambiences with varying daytimes and locations of town & country sceneries. More detailed and easily accessible sounds of e.g. camp fire, farm animals or an extraordinarily impressive file with flies on a roadkill are another strong addition to your SFX pool.

      More than 200 files of vivid town and country days and nights give you all the flexibility you need to bridge the gap between a very rural country life with animals and man-made town sounds. TOWN & COUNTRY has all necessary components to design organic and grounded acoustic backdrops while keeping a naturalistic feel and human touch.

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    • From winds rushing through empty streets to winds whistling and whipping across a marina, “Town Winds” offers a broad spectrum of wind ambiences in urban environments.

      This library includes the sounds of wind blowing through flagpoles, strong wind gusts at a railway station, and wind whirling around a backyard. There are recordings of clattering masts, fluttering plastic, rattling fences, and much more.

      Taken in very calm spaces, these recordings have minimal traffic bleed and are nearly bird free. Recorded with a Shoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder.

      Whether you’re designing a stormy scene in a city or a suburban environment, this is the library for you.

      Locations captured:
      Empty streets, parking lots, railway stations, school, rural street, marina, harbor, lighthouse, athletics field, backyard, town square

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    • Environments Traffic Play Track 84 sounds included, 210 mins total From: $50

      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).

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

      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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    • Welcome to my ‘TRAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCATENATION KIT’. What does that mean? Well, it means you can use the words, numbers and phrases I have created to make your own station announcements, using whichever DAW you like to use.

      With 90 popular UK stations phrases such as ‘We’re sorry to announce that the…’, ‘fast train’ slow train’ ‘is now boarding’ and ‘…has been cancelled’ you can create thousands of combinations of train times and destinations. I’ve made a couple of pre-canned ones for you as a sample and put one station background ambience in there too. All the VO is in a RP (well spoken) English male voice.

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    • Ambisonics Train Station Play Track 17+ sounds included, 39 mins total $75 $56.25

      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 $44.25

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

      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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    • Vehicles Transport Play Track 207+ sounds included, 190 mins total $60 $40

      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 $109 $98.10

      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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    • Cars Transportation Play Track 63 sounds included, 14 mins total $17.99

      Only ground transportation. Sounds of cars, engines and bikes. 63 sounds to enhance your story telling

      Recorded with:

      • Sound Devices 633
      • Rode NTG3
      • Rode NT4
      • Seymour Duncan SCR-1
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