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

  • Environments Tropical Ambiences Play Track 52+ sounds included, 126 mins total $69

    ‘Tropical Ambiences’ delivers 52 pure, immersive tropical soundscapes, meticulously collected from each subset of tropical ecosystems in extremely-bio-diverse Central America.

    It includes rainforests (jungle), cloudforests, dry forests, mangroves, and many other settings.

    Recorded at different times of the day and spanning diverse range of weather conditions with various scale of rain and wind forces, this sound pack provides access to a complete array of wild tropical soundscapes.

    Each of the 52 files is a careful selection of 1 to 4 minutes high-quality binaural stereo ambiences.

    It has been precisely produced so that each track is able to LOOP in a seamless manner allowing for the ambience to last as long as desired, and the files are embedded with metadata (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3). The metadata descriptions provide the identification of many animal species from the recordings.

    In total, this library delivers more than 2 hours of pristine, tropical ambiences.

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  • WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
    TROPICAL FORESTS is the seventh SFX library from our extraordinary series of high quality and fascinating nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton. He has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    TROPICAL FORESTS, LEAVES, NATURE, AMBIENCES, BIRDS, BIRDSONGS, INSECTS, CALLS, WINGED, FROGS, DRIPS, DEBRIS, FALLING, FLUTTERS, GECKO, JAGUAR, LURKS, HISSES, MONKEY, BARKS, HARPY, EAGLE, BREEZES, JUNGLE, AWAKENS, WATER, BRANCHES, SPLASHES, WET, THUNDERSTORMS, CICADAS, WILDLIFE

    CHARACTERISTICALLY DIVERSE DAYTIMES

    The TROPICAL FORESTS library literally melts you into an exotic soundscape. You’ll find recordings of every time of the day, from dawn until dusk and throughout the whole night, with fine gradations to do justice to the ever-changing acoustic diversity of the forests.

    INDIGENOUS ANIMALS AND WEATHER INCLUDED

    These ambience recordings include various tropical animals such as birds (solo and duet), insects, frogs, monkeys, owls, cicadas or eagles. As a matter of course, the library comprises different weather conditions like various wind levels, dry or wet, rainfall and even a full 1.5 hour recording of a tropical thunderstorm.

    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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  • Water & Oceans Tropical Oceans Play Track 44+ sounds included, 218 mins total $50

    in stereo, binaural, ambisonics (incl. 5.1 surround )

    11.88 GB of original sounds, 26.55 GB with the encoded ambisonic files in 5.1 and stereo included

    • rough & authentic recordings in remote locations
    • 99.9% free of any human-made noise
    • immersive & suitable for VR productions and mobile applications
    • real binaural and ambisonics recordings
    • clean edited, but not designed
    • including long takes >20 minutes with a lot of sounds for further editing and looping
    • with beach atmospheres, pure waves, and tropical wildlife
    • incl. seamless loops
    • metadata added
    • incl.. 5.1 surround & stereo versions of the ambisonics B-Format AmbiX files for instant use
    • captured during three recording expeditions over the past five years in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia
    • Microphones: 2xDPA 4060, Sennheiser Ambeo, H2a-XLR hydrophones

     

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  • City Life Tunisia Play Track 33 sounds included, 88 mins total $30
    Recordings from the vibrant capital’s mosques and markets, to the rural fringes of oasis towns in the Sahara Desert .
    This is a concise collection of wind, sea, city, traffic, transport, rooftops, cafes and more from sound editor and recordist Benjamin Gale
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  • 'Turkey' is a unique collection of 36 sounds recorded during a Turkish journey on the road last summer with an amazing meeting point between Europe and Asia through incredibly diverse landscapes, cultures and traditions. What an unusual and surprising journey from Istanbul through the plains of Anatolia and Aegean coast during Ramadan. This library includes:

    • The muezzin leading a call to prayer recorded from different perspectives
    • Villages and countryside
    • Markets and big bazaar
    • Cities: Istanbul and Antalya
    • Calls to prayer in and from mosque

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through the western part of the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Atea Mixy. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • This library contains an eclectic collection of sounds sourced on a recent trip to Japan. It's an auditory sampler of the beauty and stillness as well as the chaos and busyness of Japan, from elevator rides to fish markets, temples, busy streets and mountain streams.

    All tracks were record with a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's and a Sound Devices 633.

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  • City Life UK Ambiences Pack 1 Play Track 100+ sounds included, 370+ mins total $85

    Over 100 stereo ambiences from across the UK, including city, countryside, beaches, interior and exterior – available for instant download. View the full list of sounds below.

    Comes with comprehensive metadata – and in total, this library gives you more than 6 hours of pristine, authentic recordings from the UK!

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  • On my travels around the UK, I always bring my sound recording gear.

    This collection of sounds focuses on nature, recordings of animals and atmos’ from down in Dartmoor, all the way up to Scotland.

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  • World Sounds Ukrainian Ambiances Play Track 54 sounds included, 141 mins total $60

    A collection of ambiances and street sounds recorded in ukraine between 2015-2018. With these recordings I tried to grasp the unique character of Ukraine. The distinct traffic sounds, the wonderful nature and the lively language.

    You will find recordings of airport and train station with p.a announcements, street sounds with Russian walla and voices, quiet residential ambiances, Ukrainian village ambiances, supermarkets and markets, schoolyard, school corridor, parade, street traffic, trains, conversations in Russian, prayers, street player talking, pedestrian areas, and more.

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  • This library include a wide range of construction site sounds. Here are collected the general ambiences of the construction site, machines and instruments. There are also separate tools, such as a jackhammer, drill, screwdriver, etc.

    All sounds were recorded at various sites in Kiev, Ukraine. Some sounds contain the voices of workers, but their speech is not intelligible, and individual words cannot be identified.

    Recording was made both inside and outside the sites. Some sounds were recorded from different perspectives, which will help you choose a more suitable sound for your scene.

    All files are meta-tagged, that describe everything in more detail. This collection can also be used as a construction kit to create the general atmosphere of a construction site.

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  • A collection of ambiences from underneath every railway bridge crossing the Thames in London. Most recordings are dynamic enough to allow for easy isolation of train sounds for use as an individual effect, with periods of quieter urban and suburban soundscapes in between – 2 kinds of library for the price of one, essentially.

    All recordings made with a pair of DPA 4060s into a Tascam Dr-100mk3.

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  • Ambisonics Underground Parking Play Track 35 sounds included, 29 mins total $75 $56.25

    An underground parking is a place where you don’t feel safe. A squeaky door, a car in approach or simply someone playing with keys. Once again you will have a lot of possibility with those surround sounds for creating space and depth.

    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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  • Underwater is a collection of 185 individual sounds to get you started on your underwater adventure. These sounds work especially well in documentaries involving underwater photography, as well as films that need bullets penetrating water as the hero dives under and swims away from the villains.

    This collection provides underwater motion, impacts, bubbles, objects penetrating the surface, tapping, bouncing, dripping water, and some miscellaneous sounds for when your sound design imagination goes off the deep end.

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  • Underwater sound effects features 200 professionally produced sound effects, ready for use in your productions. These sounds are all hand-picked from the Sound Ideas Underwater Sound Effects library.

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  • Looking for that ‘lost world’ outdoor adventure ambience? The Rupununi region has it all: Pristine landscapes, rich biodiversity, and local myths – and this sound effects library captures its ambience.

    Library highlights:
    • More than 3.5 hours of immersive pristine wild atmospheres.
    • 42 exclusive ambience from diverse locations as dry savannah, water savannah, forest recorded at diverse time of the day.
    • 10 designed atmosphere, wild and mysterious
    • 4 roomtones of traditionnal amerindian hut (benab)
    • Well grounded metadata with identified bird species
    • Originally recorded in 4 discreet channels: quad surround at 192KHz / 24Bits in the Rupununi region
    About The Rupununi region:

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    Uncharted Territories
    Virtually untouched by modern human activity, its nature combines a mixture of savannahs, shrubs, wetlands and forests located in South America. The amerindians inhabit the area for millennia and are in total osmose with their surroundings.

    Local myths and legends
    In fact the region is soaked with legends and myths, like the famed yet unfound El Dorado city claimed by many explorers like sir Walter Raleigh expeditions in 1592.

    Rich Wildlife & Biodiversity
    Rupununi bolsters evolving serenades of sounds throughout days and nights due to its incredibly lush eco-systems including thousands of bird species, insects, reptiles and mamals.

    The library is available in stereo, and surround (Quad & 5.1).

  • UnEarthy Ambience features 74 designed ambiences ranging from eerie organic textures, thick industrial machine rooms, and futuristic sci-fi atmospheres.

    Add a polished layer of subtle tension, evolving textures, otherworldly roomtones, complex soundscapes or natural environments twisted into new spaces. UnEarthy Ambience gets you 2.8 GB of dark, futuristic, organic, designed drones and soundscapes from original field recordings and modular synth sampling in total.

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  • Water & Oceans Unfathomed Play Track 400+ sounds included, 118 mins total $45

    Don't be afraid to jump off the deep end and explore those murky depths.

    Carefully recorded and designed, Unfathomed brings you rich sonic audio assets to compliment your underwater and ambient textural projects. A wide assortment of performances await, comprised of impacts, raking, scraping, bursts, bubbles, pressure, suction, and many more all enacted underwater in various vessels of different sizes and materials.

    There are two types of content in this library: raw hydrophone recordings and designed assets created solely from those recordings. The raw recordings are only lightly and carefully edited, to be mindful of and preserve the ultra- and sub-sonics captured by the hydrophone. This is so that when wielding and rending these assets, you can push them to the extreme and get the widest possible range of results.

    Whether you want cacophonous noise, or deep calming drones, Unfathomed is sure to be a boon companion on your submariner adventures.

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  • Environments Universities Play Track 70 sounds included, 350 mins total $50

    This library delivers 70 recordings, each 5 minutes in length and recorded at 96khz at 5 different universities.

    You’ll find find a range of distinctive locations from exterior walkways to interior study spaces, stairwells and many more. Each sound file is contains useful metadata describing the location and distinct sounds present in the recording.

    All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • Unremarkable Ambiences delivers a lot of useful ambiences like traffic, crowds, birds, drones, weather, stations and more.

    Over 50 long-form HD recordings for your delight – more than 4 1/2 hours total!

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  • Nature & Countryside Upwellings Play Track 31 sounds included, 120+ mins total $55

    UNIQUE SONIC PHENOMENA LEAKING OUT OF EARTH’S CRUST
    Your curiosity for this new nature collection is more than appropriate: it’s a MICRO-BOOM Library (download only) of geothermal sounds from geysers, mineral springs, steam vents, mud pots and fumaroles that gargle, spurt, trumpet, boil, and gush with an amazing variety of sounds, making sure to attract listeners and strengthen volcanic sound designs.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    UPWELLINGS, GEOTHERMAL, AMBIENCES, BUBBLES, GURGLES, CHUGGING, WATER, HISSING, STEAMS, FLOWING, CHURNING, SPLASHES, SIMMERING, SNAPS, CLICKS, BOIL, MINERAL, SORINGS, SPUTTERS, CHIRPS, SLOBBERY, GEYSERS, VENTS, MUD, POTS, SPURT, GUSH

    REMARKABLE SIGNATURE SOUNDS

    UPWELLINGS holds exceptional geothermal sounds such as churnings, thuds, bubbly hiss or sloshing brews. This exotic power captures and holds the audience’s attention.

    COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES

    In addition, there are two useful guides: Sound Designing with UPWELLINGS provides helpful tips about where to use geothermal sounds. How to Record UPWELLINGS provides professional advice on where to go, when to record, and the best position for your microphones.

    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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  • If you're after city ambiences, URBAN & SUBURBAN provides a solid foundation for any sound designer to create a believable acoustic backdrop right out of the gate with common ambiences in varying intensities, daytimes and configurations. Easily accessible public places are captured in excellent quality, yet enough balance and distance to support the scene in the background and embed more prominent sounds into the mix.

    COMMON VS UNUSUAL
    While URBAN & SUBURBAN provides all the necessary basics, it also goes the extra mile by providing more isolated environments as well as recordings of special events that will come in handy when a change of scenery or dramaturgy is required. Various forms of traffic, groups of people, buildings, animals, wind and many more sound sources that make an appearance in this library ensure that you are able to craft an experience complete with the necessary components.

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS:

    Urban, Suburban, Area, Mowers, Sprinklers, Traffic, Babble, People, Cars, Trucks, Horns, Sirens, Light Traffic, Traffic Echoes, Train Horns, Traffic Roars, Electricity Crackles, Emergency Vehicle Sirens, Car Passes, Cobblestones, Celebratory Car Horns, Car Horns And Shouts, Shuttle Bus, Luggage Wheels, Footsteps, Airport Interior Ambiences, Security Announcements, Chair Movements, Food Circus, Tsa Security Checkpoints, Train Station Entrances, Toll Stations, Coin Tosses, Underground, Rumbling, Arrival, Departure, Backgrounds, Trains, Park Morning, Park Day, Sidewalk, Cathedral Bells, Crowded Indoor Spaces
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  • City Life Urban Air Play Track 33 sounds included, 146 mins total $55 $27.50

    Urban Air is a collection of long duration / ready to use / surround urban backgrounds.

    This is aXLsound’s first surround ambience library, it has been recorded across different cities with various microphones setup ( LCR ORTF / QUAD / 5.0 ) and then carefully collected and edited into 5.0 surround tracks.

    You’ll find various moods and sonic characteristics including: downtown, suburban, industrial, small towns, quiet, loud and annoying traffic beds, wet city, side streets, parks, wide city squares, diffuse and distant urban elements, clean air tones or dirty gritty city noise …

    The duration of the tracks varies between 02m 30s for the shortest and more than 08 minutes with the vast majority lasting around 04-05 minutes, so long scenes shouldn’t be a problem. Also, some sounds include markers highlighting (un)interesting sounds and events.

    For more convenience, 2 versions are available for this library : 

     –  C / LR / LsRs : the 5.0 sounds are delivered “splitted” in three separate files :  ( 1 mono + 2 stereo files ) , this way you can easily use the stereo files if you don’t need surround.

    – .C / .L / .R / Ls / .Rs : multiple mono files

    This ambience pack contains 33 sounds / 99 files embedded with full and detailed metadata ( Soundminer, Basehead, iXML ).

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  • City Life Urban Berlin Vol. 1 Play Track 83 sounds included, 228 mins total $65 $32.50

    Urban Berlin Vol. 1 is the first release from a set of different Sound Librarys from Germany’s Capitol City Berlin. This first Volume contains Sounds like Citylife, Leisure, Traffic and Train Stations, Pleasure Boat, Flea Market, Trade Fair, Shopping and Crowds in different public Situations. Indoor and Outdoor.

     

     

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  • World Sounds Urban Berlin Vol. 2 Play Track 69-138+ sounds included, 405/810 mins total From: $75 From: $37.50

    Urban Berlin Volume 2 is the brand new library in addition to volume 1, capturing the many sounds of the German capital.

    We recorded in the districts: Kreuzberg, Mitte, Charlottenburg and Tiergarten. This Library contains the most-visited places, as well as quiet streets and backyards. Most of these recordings were made during the spring of 2016. For further details about the locations, please read the spread-sheet and take a look on the location photos.

    It was completely recorded in MS-Stereo (mid/side Signal) which gives you the great opportunity to handle the stereo-spread in post production. For those of you, who want fast results, we offer you a converted version in full Stereo-spread or take both as a bundle. The excellent Neumann Shotgun MS-Microphone RSM 190i was used in this session.

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