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Environments

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

  • Nature & Countryside Wetlands Play Track 11+ sounds included, 41 mins total $15

    Dakota Wetlands by Badlands Sound features 11 three to four minute seamless loopable ambiences making these a breeze to work with. Recorded over the span of a couple months this collection of ambiences were recorded in 96k 24bit with the Sound Devices 702t and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's.

    In the Audio Demo for this product you will be able to hear all the sounds that are in this library. If you are looking for marsh, prairie sounds next to a lake, or specifically wetlands for a great price this library is for you.

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  • Nature & Countryside Wetlands Play Track 196 sounds included, 480+ mins total $199

    ONE OF THE MOST TRICKY BIOMES TO RECORD
    Fresh and ever fascinating: With careful planning, patient recording and favourable luck, Sound Tracker® Gordon Hempton has created this fantastic ninth Quiet Planet nature library that will totally expand and deepen your understanding of natural sound spheres.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    WETLANDS, NATURE, SWAMPS, MARSH, BIRDS, INSECTS, SANHILLS, BREEZES, GOOSE, FRESHWATER, WATER, FROGS, LAKES, LAPS, MOSQUITOS, SPLASHES, GURGLES, BOULDERS, FISH, FLOPPY, POPPING, THUNDERSTORMS, SHOPPING, BUBBLY, WAVES, PONDS, QUACKS, DUCKS, BIOSPHERES, WILDLIFE, RAINFALLS, LAKES, BEAVER, TAIL

    VARIOUS STANDING WATER ENVIRONMENTS

    As used here, WETLANDS include places with standing fresh water such as swamps, marshes, ponds, and lakes. In fact, it’s the water itself that creates these very special acoustic biospheres – as a propagator of sounds, causing them to travel further and louder due to surface reflections and temperature layers.

    RICH WILDLIFE SYMPHONIES

    WETLANDS encloses recordings of wildlife and scenery at different day times and intensities. Are you looking for recordings of birds playing and hurrying across the water? Late evening frog concerts? Rainfall lapping on the lake? The slap of a beaver tail? Let these examples give you a fair idea of what this beautiful collection has on its great content list.

    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 Wild Montana Winter Play Track 50+ sounds included, 69 mins total $49

    Gathering clean nature recordings without man-made noise is becoming difficult in today's world due to human expansion and modern technology. Wild Montana Winter captures over an hour of material featuring the unpolluted sonic landscapes around Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge. The exquisite sounds of the wild are delivered to you in 24 bit, 96khz audio quality to detail the beauty of natural phenomenon occurring in the desolate terrain. Well-grounded metadata is added to help you to easily navigate through this natural collection of sounds. Frozen. Vast. Untamed.

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  • ‘Wilderness – Flowing Water Sound Effects’ from Bluezone Corporation contains a selection of 40 carefully recorded calm and rushing mountain river sounds, running stream sounds, small and large waterfall sound effects.

    Created with a large selection of high quality recordings (24 bit / 96 kHz), all ambiences included in this sound library (1.2 GB) are carefuly processed and designed to give you ready-to-use elements. All samples are royalty-free for all your commercial projects.

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  • Environments Wilderness Americas : Amazon Rainforest Play Track 117 sounds included, 566 mins total From: $110 From: $89

    Wilderness Americas : Amazon Rainforest is a collection of sounds captured in the West part of the Amazon basin (El Oriente) across 3 South American countries : Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.

    This library focuses on the wildlife and wilderness sounds of the Amazon rainforest/jungle.
    Reaching the Amazon region is not easy and need many resources and time.
    Also the weather conditions are very bad for people and audio equipment: Extreme humidity, rain and heat don’t work great with microphones and recorders.
    We have selected audio gear specifically for this purpose: Tropicalized microphones : sennheiser MKH 8020 and MKH 30 series in a surround configuration + a world-renowned recorder : Sound devices Mixpre 10T. We also brought a humidity-proof microphone basket (Cinela)
    This weather-proof setup permitted us to record even under strong tropical rain. (We have also a special mic cover which reduces the sound of raindrops on the microphone basket)

    We have always focused on places where they protect and respect the “Selva” (Forest), especially places like National Parks, Research Stations or community places.
    -> We went recording in these places: Madidi National Park (BOLIVIA), Podocarpus National Park (Ecuador), “Jatun Sasha” biological station (Ecuador),
    The forest around the Rio Napo (an affluent connection to the amazon river) (Ecuador), the “Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Cuyabeno” (Ecuador), and the region around Mocoa, between Santa Rosa Canyon and the Paway Reserva (Colombia).

    We used “sound trap” technics for long and immersive recordings: We hid microphones and protected recorders in a waterproof bag and let it sit for days and nights in the middle of the rainforest (usually 24 hours of non-stop recording).
    This system allowed us to record the sunrise, dawn chorus, and sunset – times where the animals are more active.
    Here is some animals we have recorded :

    Exotics Birds and more, especially parrots, parakeet, cuckoo, Oro Pendulo, cacique, magpie, etc.
    Insects and more, especially crickets, cicadas, mosquitos, flies, etc.
    Mammal : Amazonian flying squirrel, spider monkeys, and howler monkeys
    Amphibians: Frogs, toads

    Each sound recording are tagged with GPS coordinates and full Soundminer metadata.

    -The Full sound bank (Stereo + Surround/Ambisonic) contains 117 sound takes recorded in 24/96khZ (Total length : 566 minutes) and decline in 351 files

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  • “Wilderness Americas : Geyser and Volcano” is a collection of sounds focused on geothermal phenomena of Central and North America.

    We recorded geysers in the Yellowstone National Park (USA) and two very actives volcanoes: the Fuego in Guatemala, and the Masaya in Nicaragua.

    To complete this sound library, we added natural sound elements which are very efficient for sound design as designed sound material:

    “Super volcano” eruption sounds, magma lake ebullition sounds, lava movement, and landslide sounds.

    The geyser and Masaya volcano sounds (magma lake, lava movement) were recorded with the Telinga Parabola with a Sennheiser MKH 8040. The Telinga was used for its powerful ability to focus on sound details at a reasonable distance.

    The explosions and eruptions of the Fuego volcano were recorded in surround with a Sennheiser DMS setup (MKH 8040-30) and also with the Telinga Parabola + MKH 8020.

    -This sound bank contains 56 sound takes recorded in 24/96 kHz, and a total of 122 files.

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  • Animals & Creatures Wilderness Crickets Play Track 18 sounds included, 93 mins total $49

    High-quality nature ambiance of wild landscapes in both eastern and western Oregon – with a focus on different cricket sounds by day and night.

    Types range from hot desert heat to cold windy forest nights, to vibrant riversides. Many tracks are quite long – several minutes or longer.  A number catch crickets quite close to the recorder

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  • Ambisonics Wind 1 – Interior Play Track 18 sounds included, 44 mins total $75

    An interior wind collection is a must-have. It howls and it hoots through the recess of a door or a window.

    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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  • This is your exterior wind collection, mainly recorded outside with a wind trap. You will be surrounded in your editing room by blowing, fresh air.

    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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  • Wind Elements – Interior is 75 minutes/2.43 Gb of howling, blasting and fluttering wind, recorded from inside various buildings. 90 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using Sennheiser MKH & Primo EM172 microphones, and mastered in X/Y stereo.
    This collection is the bigger, badder sequel to bestseller Howling Winds – Interior, with more of everything: fresh recordings, more types of wind, more locations and just more variation.

    Everything from violent blasting and howling, to gentle, caressing wind. Some with sleet and rain, cracking and creaking of window frames and roof materials, others with faint sound of rustling leaves or urban buzz.

    You get both long ambiances from various locations, as well as plenty of short files to sweeten up your mix.
    Some sounds have been eq'ed aggressively to enhance the feeling of being indoors, but very little processing has been applied otherwise. You'll hear a bit of hiss here and there; I left it in because I felt noise reduction would take away too much character in those specific cases.

    You get:

    • Indoor wind sounds
    • Howling, blasting, fluttering – a bit of sleet & rain too
    • Lots of variations of each sound
    • Searchable file names
    • BWF Metadata embedded – with more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats

     

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  • Environments Wind Harp Play Track 41+ sounds included, 154 mins total $79

    • In Wind Harp, get an expansive collection of musical winds from the mountains of the American Southwest. Hear singing wires brought to life by 30 mph gusts and desert winds meshing perfectly with musical drones. Hear blustery blasts whipping through mountain valleys and scrappy desert foliage rustling frantically. Hear dancing grasses strike fretboard strings, pinging rich melodies with each swaying stalk. 
    • To record this library an acoustic guitar was transformed into an aeolian harp. I hope this library gives you a chance to hear the wind in a way you haven’t heard it before. Enjoy listening to the natural music of the wind as it sings on long thin wires

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    •100% bird free
    •Created using an acoustic guitar in open A (E-A-C♯-E-A-E) and open D (D-A-D-F♯-A-D) tunings.
    •Don’t worry about the wind drones clashing with the music in your project. The notes are listed in the filenames for easy pitch shifting!
    •Open guitar tunings allow the strings to resonant freely in the wind as beautiful chords
    •Strong 20-40 mph winds
    •Rich overtone filled wind drones
    •Dead winter grass
    •Coniferous and deciduous wind from desert foliage
    •A violin bow was used to bow the strings in a few clips.
    MICROPHONE TECHNIQUE:
    •All recordings were made outdoors.
    •A Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side were using for most recordings
    •DPA 4060s were used under the strings of the guitar to capture more overtones. In a few cases, I combined a DPA 4060 and Sennheiser MKH 30 and matrixed it as mid/side for a unique perspective.
    •Bowed guitar clips were recorded in ORTF.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    •Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.
    •Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    View larger version or Download CSV
    BLOG POST:
    •Read behind the scenes stories from this field recording trip in my blog post: The Natural Music of the Wind

    MORE INFO:
    • Read 30+ user reviews 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. 
    GEAR USED:
    •Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    •DPA 4060 and MKH 30 in Mid/Side
    •DPA 4060s in AB
    •Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    •Sound Devices 702
    •Rycote MS Blimp
    •Rycote ORTF Blimp
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  • Weather Wind In Broadleaf Trees Play Track 42 sounds included, 66 mins total $20

    Wind In Broadleaf Trees is a collection of recordings focusing on wind through broadleaf trees. Recorded in a Swedish forest in October it is representative of the most common broadleaf trees in Europe and other areas with a temperate climate.

    In this collection I wanted to capture evocative and emotional wind sounds, from the soothing and relaxing soft winds, tense moderate winds, dramatic strong winds and the transitions between the different emotions or speeds of wind.

    The collection was recorded at 24 bits 96Khz with an A-B stereo setup. It contains both longer files, with two minutes and more in length and shorter files edited to be a seamless loop. The files also come with embedded metadata.

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  • Weather Wind In Trees Play Track 32 sounds included, 93 mins total $28

    Here are ambient and specific recordings of rustling leaves, fluttering twigs and creaking trunks. Pine and Fir trees, Beechwood hedgerows and leafless Oak trees, along tall grass and reeds. All in all, a collection representative of the cultured landscape in Denmark, as well as much of northern Europe. I was lucky enough to record a storm during the last days of 2016, and those sounds are of course included here. No human voices or man-made sounds, but a few of the sounds have bird vocalizations in them.

    The focus is rather narrow, going for many nuances of the same flavor – rather than many flavors. If you need sounds of a storm or gale in northern European vegetation, then this should fit the bill. Note that there is audible buffeting in several files. I opted to leave it in there, as it might suit some purposes, and let me keep the most violent passages. You can try your luck with noise reduction, but since wind is mostly broadband noise anyway, it might not turn out well. YMMV.

    A few sounds 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 Denmark between October and January.

    You get:
    • Wind through trees, bushes and tall grass
    • Close recordings and wider takes
    • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
    • Searchable file names
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
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  • Environments Wind Textures Play Track 52+ sounds included, 182 mins total $45 $23

    Wind Textures features blowy and breezy ambiences, both in urban and rural areas as well as outdoor and indoor perspectives.

    Key features:

    • Urban areas include recordings from backyards, empty streets and parks. Free of traffic and birds, you will hear trees creaking, twigs fluttering, leaves rustling, branches crackling, distant impacts, deep and long gusts and the whole space whistling and squeaking.
    • Rural areas: on the top of cliffs, in the middle of a forest, bushes rustling.
    • Indoor perspectives with wind howling and whistling through windows as well as a contact mic placed in chimneys and windows.
    • Wind fluttering vegetation: orange trees, shrubs, corn fields, dry leaves, fig trees.
    • Wind against plastic textures and raincoats.
    • From a calm breeze to gusts of up to 100 kmh.
    • 26 files from outdoors and another 26 from indoor perspectives.
    • Recorded over the course of a year around Southern England and Galicia, Spain.
    • Gear used: Zoom F8, Sennheiser 8040 in ORTF, Sennheiser 8050 or 8040 with MKH 30 in M/S, Sony D100, Aquarian H2a Contact Mic.
    • 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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  • Drones & Moods Wind Turbines Play Track 124 sounds included, 90+ mins total $29

    The Wind Turbines library introduces the sounds of fizzling propeller blades, rotating nacelles, humming transformer stations, mysterious drones and other mechanic noises gathered from inside wind turbine towers.

    All these specific sounds are complemented by large-field wind farm ambiences.

    The library is organised into 7 themes that include takes with a length from 19 seconds to more than 2 minutes.

    The Wind Turbines library includes:

    Blade Noises • Drones • Nacelle Rotation • Tower Sounds • Transformer Stations • Ventilation • Wind Farm Ambiences

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  • Mechanical Windmills Play Track 27 sounds included, 62 mins total $20

    This is the windmills sound effects archive from Morten Green Sound FX

    27 soundfiles of totally 62 minutes of sound in 96 kHz 24 bit.

    The windmills recorded in this archive are 6 old 45 metre tall windmills, generating electricity on the coast of the small Danish island Orø. They are rather old and worn out, so they generate a lot of interesting noises, especially when you get very close to them.

    The structures are from metal, bolted into a concrete foundation with small openings, so you can actually get the microphones underneath the reverberant structure itself, for sounds from inside the windmills. The blades are made from glass fibre and pretty worn, so they give a lot of nice whistling noises.

    There are recordings from many different distances to the windmills, ranging from 150 m to right underneath the windmill structure.

    Most of the sound files are more than 2 minutes in length.

    Enjoy!

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  • Nature & Countryside Winds and Storms Play Track 17 sounds included, 36 mins total $49

    A larger focus on wind – with trees, brush, crickets, and other sounds often included. There are also plain wind sounds recorded on exceptionally quiet wilderness winter nights that can be layered over most every project for several minutes or longer. Additionally includes some branches breaking in high winds and rain patter.

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  • Environments Winds of Dovrefjell Play Track 32+ sounds included, 71 mins total $42

    Many years of trekking in the Dovre mountains (Dovrefjell) at heights from 900 to 1200 masl. and temperatures reaching down to -20°C, has led to many unique recordings.

    My main goal when on Dovrefjell was to capture the “sound” of the harsh climate that dominates up there. Subsequently it was hard to avoid the ever restless wind. But it can be quite tricky to capture the sound of wind (or rather the sound of wind on or through objects) and there are only some “sweet spots”, in this vast high altitude climate scattered with rocks and tiny trees, that will generate a good recording.

    These recordings were done crouching behind rocks, on cliff sides, on top of summits, behind weathered shelters, old mountain farms and bushes. Partially freezing my hands of, operating recording equipment.

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  • Nature & Countryside Winds Of Nature Play Track 130 sounds included, 312+ mins total $199

    ROARING, GUSTING, WHISTLING, HOWLING AND MORE – THE ULTIMATE WIND SOUNDS LIBRARY
    WINDS OF NATURE is the second SFX library from our series of absolutely stunning nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton covering a vast variety of wind sounds. Hempton has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine. We are proud to be the exclusive distributor besides Gordon’s very own company QUIET PLANET.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    WINDS, NATURE, HOWLS, PLANTS, BREEZES, STORMS, ROARS, RUSTLE, WHISTLES, SWIRLING, BLUSTERY, WIRES, HOWLING, ROARING, STRONG, THUNDERING, GRASSES, LEAVES, WISPY, RUMBLING, DECIDUOUS FORESTS, GUSTY, WATER, LAPS, PALMS, ZEPHYR, WHISTLING, PINE NEEDLES, DESERTS, WIND SOUNDS

    TRUE WIND SOUNDS – NO ARTIFICIAL SOURCES

    This collection of 130 carefully recorded wind sounds captures a full range of intensities from zephyr to raging storm in natural settings and built environments. These recordings sound different than those in other sound libraries which use artificial sources. We offer a nuanced collection of true winds with details like the rustling of leaves, the whistling hiss of pine needles and the deep roar of expansive deserts.

    CATALOGUED IN DETAIL FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

    These details facilitate richer, subtler and more intimate and evocative sound design, thus more compelling listening experiences. Metadata include: Type of substrate, geographic location, intensity, plus suggestions on using particular sounds to achieve the 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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  • Environments Windy Forest Play Track 22 sounds included, 87 mins total $40

    Windy forest is a collection of forest ambiences with wind ranging from soft to strong. We spent two stormy days out in the deep forests of Norway and managed to capture a wide variety of wind sounds. The recordings are nearly 100% bird free so they are very usable internationally.

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  • Environments Windy Hill Play Track 8 sounds included, 24 mins total $14.99

    WINDY HILL is a collection of high quality exterior wind ambiences.
    The library consists of wind gusts through branches, shrub, dry grass, coniferous trees and more.


    Recorded at superb 192 kHz/24 Bit

    2 Super wide AB recordings with a pair of spaced out DPA4060’s

    3 M/S (decoded) with Sennheiser MKH8060 combo + Ambient ATE208

    3 Sony PCM D100 recording

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.

    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060, ATE208, 2x DPA4060, SONY PCM D100
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: RX, Pro Tools, Equality.

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  • Nature & Countryside Winter Forest Ambience Play Track 24+ sounds included, 129 mins total From: $69

    We present here an ambience sound library from the collection ‘Wonders of Nature’ that captures the magical essence of dormant snowy forests.

    ‘Winter forest’ is not just about silence, it unfolds the delicate flow of lone natural immensity. Over the span of 2 years we recorded the cold north wood forest of the Laurentian in Canada.

    We captured chilly breezes, sparse birds, creaking barks, freezing rain, raven’s vocalizations, wolves, long cold silences. All of which resonate through these unique sceneries of quietude.

    We took care to record different time of the day but also different settings as well as various weather conditions as wind, blizzard, snow, freezing rain, stillness.

    The library is available in stereo, and surround.

  • Winter Winter Parks Play Track 31+ sounds included $30

    Winter Parks by Badlands Sound features 31 ambiences of parks in or near the city recorded during the winter months. These sounds are three minutes long and are loopable allowing for easy editing while cutting ambiences for the projects you are working on. This was recorded in 96k / 24 bit with high level professional gear: Sound Devices 702t, a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's and a Rycote in ORTF configuration.

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  • Winter Winter Sound Effects Play Track 49+ sounds included, 55 mins total $35

    49 unique winter sounds with over 55 minutes of playtime – including sounds such as footsteps, wind, winter sports and many other like glacier sounds or flowing stream in the snow. The library is perfectly suited for post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

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