Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
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.
Only ground transportation. Sounds of cars, engines and bikes. 63 sounds to enhance your story telling
Transportation – Ambiance
A great collection of ambisonic ambient recordings performed at various transportation locations.
It is aimed to provide you with great spherical content to wrap your dialogue or main-focus content, allowing you to create a convincing and immersing soundtrack.
You will find recordings such as a Train car interior, Jet airliner interior, multiple cars interior under different driving conditions, Bus interior, public transportation stations and much more.
This package includes 68 Samples.
A total 2h 37m of content.
Stereo files sampled @ 96Khz / 24bit.
Get up close and personal with British engineering in this superb motorcycle sound library!
This library is sampled from a brand new 2017 Triumph Street Twin 900 cc motorcycle. It combines classic motorcycle engineering with modern technology to create a truly unique sound.
In this library you get a large variety and perspectives of revs, idles, drive bys up to 50 mph, drive ups, drive aways, engine breaking, onboard driving, accelerating and more! Enjoy feeling like you’re riding this brand new modern vintage motorcycle!
‘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.
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.
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
'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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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