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

  • Environments Water Flow by Soundholder Play Track 90+ sounds included, 188 mins total $40

    Water Flow took six months to create, and offers 90 BWAV files recorded in different locations. A huge part of this library is based on the recording sessions by (and in) rivers. Most recordings were done during the winter just before sunrise, to reduce the amount of unwanted sounds.

    Almost all recordings are completely clear and free from any birds in the background.

    The first location was river called Łyna, and there I’ve recorded a sound of water flowing at different speeds, along with the sound of a dam reducing the speed and height of the river’s flow. The second interesting part of this location was the amount of fallen trees in the water, causing the water to split. Because of this, there was a lot of sonically interesting places to record.

    The second river is called Guber, and it’s much smaller than Łyna. I’ve picked this place because of the really subtle water streams, and something even more amazing, natural dams built by beavers. The amount of work these animals put to built those dams is incredible.

    In addition to recorded rivers, this library also includes the sound of water dripping inside underground sewers. During one of my field recording trips I discovered a hatch. I could not resist to go inside, and what I discovered there was far beyond my expectations. I made a two small trips there to record it from different distances, with different microphones in mono and stereo.

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  • Environments Water Flowing Play Track 113 sounds included, 205 mins total $45

    Water Flowing features lots of flowing, from a single drip to the roar of the ocean. All recordings are completely clear and free from any birds and traffic in the background. This library contains recordings of waves, rivers, streams, waterfalls, drips onto different surfaces, sprinklers, pipes, street drains and much more, with near and distant perspectives of calm and turbulent flows.

    Key features:

    • 29 recordings of waves in rocky and sandy beaches, with different intensities and distances.
    • 39 recordings of rivers and streams, from heavy to gentle currents. 9 of these recordings are in Ambisonics. Stereo downmix is also included.
    • 4 recordings of waterfalls.
    • 23 recordings of water dripping onto different surfaces.
    • A fountain, a reservoir, an irrigation canal and one well are also included.
    • Distant airy recordings for realistic ambiances along with great detail elements for close-up perspectives.
    • Recordings took place in Southern England (Seven Sisters, Brighton), Spain (Asturias, Galicia, Madrid) and Thailand (Chiang Mai).
    • Gear used: Zoom F8, Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF, Sennheiser 8040/8050 + 30 in M/S, Sennheiser Ambeo and Sony D100.
    • All files are in 96 kHz / 24 bit and come with embedded Soundminer metadata.
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  • Environments Water Movements Play Track 96 sounds included $25

    Recorded by a quiet Swedish lake in late summer of 2014, the Water Movements sfx library is filled with splashes, drips, walking/running, moving, small water creature simulations, and much more.

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  • Need some sounds of water on rocks? This bite sized library could be just what you need. Close stereo recordings of waves a crashing against both rocks and beaches.

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  • Environments Water Rush Play Track 219+ sounds included, 110 mins total $80

    This is not your regular water sound effect library:

    Water Rush gets you a multitude of recordings from a group of 30 swimmers doing dives, swims, runs, walks and other movement in the water – for unprecedented control of the water sounds.

    Features both solo and group takes, and multiple mic positions, including underwater recordings.

    Fantastic for sports, battle scenes and countless other situations where you want precise control of the water sounds.

    Need the sounds of people in water?
    This library is the one you need:

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  • Water & Oceans Water Sound Effects Play Track 84+ sounds included, 75 mins total $35 $17.50

    The Water SFX library comes with 84 water sounds, with a total playing time of more than 75 minutes. It includes sounds such as a mountain stream, river, splashing, water-skiing, waterfall and waves. The library is perfectly suited to 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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  • Create ultra-realistic WATER SPORTS projects with this one-of-a-kind audio pack of sound effects for a variety of different aquatic sports! With 480 top-quality audio assets (160 original sounds) mixed and mastered by our team of audio experts and veterans of the AAA Gaming industry, this aquatic sports sound pack is perfect for:

    • OLYMPIC SWIMMING
    • TRIATHLON SWIMMING
    • OLYMPIC DIVING
    • WATER POLO
    • CREW
    • ROWING
    • SAIL BOAT SAILING
    • PARA SAILING
    • BOAT RACING or POWERBOATING
    • JET SKI RACING
    • WAKEBOARDING
    • SURFING
    • WIND SURFING
    • WATER SKIING
    • BODYBOARDING
    • PADDLEBOARDING
    • CLIFF DIVING
    • CANOEING
    • CHINESE DRAGON BOAT RACING
    • RAFTING
    • YACHTING
    • CAVE DIVING or ICE DIVING
    • SNORKELING or SCUBA DIVING
    • FISHING

    Or any other Aquatic Sports!

    ALL ASPECTS OF WATER SPORT GAMEPLAY INCLUDED
    From AIR HORN BLASTS for SWIMMING COMPETITIONS, to BEACH or HARBOR AMBIENCES for SAILBOAT DOCKS, BOAT ROWING, PADDLE sounds, Olympic SWIMMING POOL ambiences, CROWD CHEERING at AQUATIC SPORTS events, DIVING into WATER sounds, JET SKI drops in WATER, POWERBOAT MOTORS, UNDERWATER or SCUBA BREATHING, SEA or OCEAN WAVE, SAIL FLAPS, SAILING ambiences, FOOTSTEPS on the BEACH or in WATER, SWIMMING STROKES, SWIMMING sounds, WATER POLO or VOLLEYBALL water sounds, WHISTLE BLOWING, WETSUIT GEAR handling, and much much more, this sound effects library will leave nothing to be desired!

    INCREDIBLE EASE-OF-USE
    Each audio file is drag-and-drop ready, presented in high-quality MP3 and WAV formats with meticulously labeled keywords, so you can create the perfect gaming experience for your players in a matter of moments! Enrich your title in seconds with beautifully mixed, AAA quality sounds brought to you by our team of industry veterans, whose hundreds of games worth of experience have culminated in this extraordinary sound pack!

    With 480 top quality audio assets (160 original sounds), multiple variants, recording takes, and options such as single hits or loops, this audio pack is jam-packed with any sound you could want.

    DOWNLOAD NOW to add massive value to your aquatic sports project!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Huge variety of sounds for every water sport or situation, with multiple variants and intensities
    • Easy to use, drag and drop ready
    • AAA mixing and mastering
    • Meticulously labeled and easily searchable files, including keywords/tags
    • High Definition, Standard Quality WAV and High Quality MP3 formats
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!
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  • Water & Oceans Water Stream 1 Play Track 20 sounds included, 35 mins total $75 $56.25

    Get the sounds of flowing, streaming water – in ambisonics format. features the sounds of waterfalls, large and small rivers and streams.

    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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  • Nature & Countryside Water Streams One Play Track 20 sounds included, 60+ mins total $15

    'Water Streams One' is the first library in my 'Water Streams' series that explores the bubbly and roaring sounds of rapids, rivers and streams found all around Finland.

    The library consists of 19 unique sounding locations ranging from large rapids to tiny streams. Most of the content was recorded in quiet Northern Finland locations and I even visited the Oulanka National Park to record its famous large roaring rapids.

    Due to challenging and hard to access locations I decided to record the library with portable Sony handheld recorders utilizing ORTF and XY techniques.

    The average length of each file is between 2-4 minutes so you can easily create your own loops for video games and other media.

    You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.

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  • Materials & Texture Water Volumes Play Track 335+ sounds included, 74 mins total $40 $25

    The Water Volumes SFX library gets you over 300 sounds of natural hot-springs, bubbles, and liquids of various densities boiling under the effect of dry ice.

    A large amount of content was recorded during two weeks spent in the city of Furnas, Azores, where volcanic hot-springs of all kinds are active. Other recordings were gathered with the use of dry ice.
    Most recordings will contain energy up to 96 KHz as they were recorded with a Sanken CO-100K at a 192KHz sample rate. Others were gathered with the use of an Acquarian H2A, Sennheiser MKH8040, 416, a Sony D100 and a Tascam DR-05.

    The collection was recorded over a trip to Sao Miguel, Azores, and several other recording sessions in the UK.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • ‘Wave Break Vol.2’ is a compilation of 50 recordings (286 minutes total) capturing the natural sounds of the sea breaking on land. This library follows on from ‘Wave Break Vol.1’ but is uniquely different as it features pristine tropical water recordings from Taveuni, a tropical Island in Fiji.

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  • Environments Wave Break Vol.1 Play Track 50+ sounds included, 230 mins total $50

    Pristine water recordings:

    ‘Wave Break Vol.1’ is a compilation of 50 audio files that capture the natural sounds of water breaking on land. There are 42 main sound effects with 8 bonus water sounds totaling 230 minutes and most are 5 minutes in duration. 'Wave Break' features recordings from beaches, coves, reefs, sand dunes, rocky platforms and headlands – recorded in Sydney, Australia and Taveuni Island, Fiji.

    Check out ‘Wave Break Vol.2’ here!

    For easy reference, sound descriptions are identified in the track title. All files are metatagged.

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  • Nature & Countryside Waves Play Track 111 sounds included, 300+ mins total $199

    AMONG NATURE’S MOST ENORMOUS FORCES
    Sound Tracker® Gordon Hempton has recorded a fantastic and remarkable collection of waves in its various appearances. Hempton has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    WAVES, WATER, NATURE, LAPS, GURGLING, SWEEPING, BOULDERS, SURF, ROCK, PEBBLES, ROLLING, BUBBLES, LAKESHORES, DRIFTWOOD, STORMY, SAND, SPOUTING, HORNS, OCCLUDED, TIDES, CLIMATIC, GROUND, CONDITION, SURGING, RUMBLING

    FROM GENTLE TO RAGING – VAST DYNAMIC RANGES

    Waves are among the most universally appealing of all nature sounds. Their character changes dependent on tides, climatic and ground conditions, so they can come in as lapping, gurgling, surging, bubbling, sweeping, splashing, rumbling, rolling, howling, thundering, roaring, crashing and many other forms.

    DIFFERENT SIZES AND CONTACT SURFACES

    The library contains more than 5.5 hrs in 5.42 GB of pure and unaltered source recordings: 111 files which are classified by wave size and beach substrate (solid rock, boulder, pebble, sand).

    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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  • Ambisonics Waves 1 Play Track 20+ sounds included, 37 mins total $75 $56.25

    Get the sounds of waves captured with ambisonics – everything from small waves on a sunny day to the big swells of a storm.

    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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  • We are the People is a sound effects library filled with protests chants from the 2012 NATO protests in Chicago.

    Two locations give this library two aurally unique crowd environments. The downtown protests reflect off the surrounding buildings, giving them a neat urban quality, while the Ravenswood protests give the impression of a more open environment. Groups of protesters in unified chant ranged in size from just a few to perhaps 200 or more. Many of the recordings have wonderful builds, starting with one or two voices and grow from there, in both size and intensity.

    These recordings work great as stand alone effects or for layering in some specificity to crowds. The next time your designing a defiant crowd, bring some authenticity with We are the People.

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  • City Life Weekend in Rome Play Track 16 sounds included, 20 mins total $25

    Welcome to to the historic city of Rome. Once you get here you feel all the history this city has to offer.

    In this short visit to Rome we have captured the essence of this lovely city: Markets, museums, city live and of course, storms.

    16 tracks recorded in different places of the city. 48Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. As always, great ambience files to use in your production.

    This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration for the surround files. This provides great post production possibilities.

    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 Wendland Autumn Play Track 45+ sounds included, 180 mins total $39 $26.13

    A collection of rural autumn atmospheres, recorded in the Wendland region of Germany. A total of more than 3 hours of ambiences included!

    Key sound library features:

    • Trees and bushes in the wind
    • The forest
    • Open fields and wetlands
    • Shores of Jetzel river
    • Open windows at farm house
    • Tractors and farm machinery
    • Rural garden: morning, day, and evening
    • Outdoor restaurants
    • Next to a goose shed
    • Dannenberg Market
    • Hitzacker Graveyard
    • On board a small Elbe river ferry
    • and others.

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  • Water & Oceans Wet North Play Track 172+ sounds included, 310 mins total $79

    This collection features a wide selection of wet sounds recorded over many years. Including over 5 hours of high quality recordings: streams, rivers, waterfalls, hydro electric power plants, ocean waves, lake atmospheres, water scenes, boat scenes, car scenes, rain, thunder storms, hail and also dripping and trickling close perspective sounds. Locations all over Norways coast, islands and inland including a few mountains.

    Torrential rains, soft trickling mountain streams, breaking waves and gushing waterfalls!

    Also including unique recording of spring melt ice floating down a mountain river 1000 masl., a couple of start to stop thunderstorms, and water dripping on, listening from within, a wheelbarrow.


    Bonus content: Mini Icelandic hot spring pack, including: Geysir (Strokkur) eruption, Hot bubbling water/steam and mud.


    Details: Techniques: Stereo ORTF and Mono – Equipment used: Sennheiser MKH8040ST, Audio Technica AT4051BST, RME UC(preamp), Sony PCM D50(recorder).

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  • Nature & Countryside Wetland Atmosphere Play Track 33/66+ sounds included, 179 mins total From: $70

    Wetland Atmosphere is a collection of pristine ambiences recorded at wetlands, marshes, bogs, lakes and other similar areas around Europe.

    The library consists of 33 recordings ranging from 3 to 10 minutes in length, available both as stereo and surround. The recordings have been captured with a Sennheiser Double Mid-Side rig which was left out overnight in remote locations. This was to make sure that man-made noise and human interaction was kept to a minimum.

    Locations include but are not limited to:
    • Remote islands in the Danube Delta, the best preserved Delta in Europe
    • Swamps in Northern Romania, teeming with frogs and far away from civilization
    • Marshes and bogs in Central Sweden
    • Lakes surrounded by trees in Central Sweden
    • Wetlands in the Somerset Levels, England

    The library is accompanied by a comprehensive species list covering 68 birds and 7 amphibians in total.

    Highlights include Bitterns with their booming calls, Common Loons and their wails being reflected off of trees, geese, ducks and swans making a racket, the insect-like clicking of Savi’s Warbler and the incessant croaking of various frogs and toads.

  • Nature & Countryside Wetlands Play Track 11+ sounds included, 41 mins total $15 $10

    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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  • 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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  • 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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