Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
Travel through Barcelona, Spain in sound with this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from around parks, beaches, touristic areas and even a marathon finish line!
18 read-to-use stereo tracks with all the appropriate metadata ready to be used on your next production.
Barcelona Traffic Day is the first part of the two libraries dedicated to traffic in Barcelona. Here you will find a wide collection of recordings of the city’s traffic made exclusively during the day. The second part, Barcelona Traffic Night, contains recordings made during the night.
The library is a collection of traffic ambiences of various characteristics, recorded in different areas and types of roads in the city. From the downtown to more peripheral areas, including intersections, roundabouts, fast lanes, busy streets, traffic jams with claxons and quieter situations, but always focusing on the sound of moving vehicles in the city. All sound perspectives are covered, from distant and diffuse traffic, recordings made at medium distance, to very close emplacements at street level. Some of the files have been recorded from bridges, top of buildings or balconies trying to avoid the proximity of pedestrians and closer elements other than pure traffic. You will also find a few traffic ambiences with rain and some others that include pedestrians and other urban elements.
The files have been carefully embedded with metadata and tagged with markers to facilitate the search for items such as claxons or ambulance’s sirens. They also include the coordinates of the recording spots.
The library has been recorded at 96kHz / 24 bit with a Double MS kit from Schoeps, and dematrixed with the Schoeps Double MS plug in to obtain the 5.0 files. The stereo version of the library is a downmix of the 5.0 files.
The recordings are from 2018 and 2020.
It contains 50 files ranging from 1 to 8 minutes, with a total duration of 231 minutes.
Gear Used: Microphones: Schoeps CMIT5U + CCM8 + CCM4 Recorder: Sound Devices 744T + Sound Devices 302
BASEMENT CORRIDOR is a collection in 5.1 SURROUND (and stereo too) of 21 high quality recorded roomtoones, ambiences and SFX sounds from underground locations.
Quiet Room tones, room tones with additional hum, fan, blower, ventilations, water flowing in pipes, compressor engine with extinction and activations, and also big doors slammed with huge corridor reverb at distance. All those sounds can be used in an underground basement environment.
All recordings were made with a DPA 5100 microphone and are around 3 minutes long each. All files are meticulously meta-tagged and can be used in wide range of productions.
Basketball Game Pro is a sound effects library thematically centered around a basketball game.
The collection includes several versions of game air horns, crowd applause, attack, defense, fault, score and lost opportunities ambiences, referee whistles, crowd boos & yells and a short warm up game ambience.
The library contains only the interjections, purposely avoiding a specific language identity, making it more flexible and suitable for universal use.
All sounds have of course been recorded at a real basketball match.
Basketball Game Ultra is a huge sound effects library for, well, basketball. It includes both an international match field recording (with over 5,000 people attending the game) and isolated sounds of backboard hoops, basket swish nets, metal bars, shoe squeaks and dribbles on various hard surfaces, as well as other related sounds – all performed by a professional basketball player in indoor and outdoor courts as well as inside the studio.
Οur aim with this collection is to give you choices to:
Create ultra-realistic basketball games with this one-of-a-kind audio pack of basketball sound effects! With a focus on NBA or NCAA American basketball leagues, these 660 top quality audio assets (220 original sounds) include nearly 100 male and female BASKETBALL PLAYER VOICE OVERS, expertly recorded, mixed, and mastered for authentic game-ready athletes!
Inspired by classic basketball video games like NBA JAM, NBA LIVE, NCAA Basketball, NBA Street, and the NBA 2K titles, as well as famous players such as Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neill, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan, this sound effects library will propel your project into the stars.
ALL ASPECTS OF BASKETBALL GAMEPLAY INCLUDED
From AIR HORNS, ARENA AMBIENCES, CROWD CHEERING and CHANTING, to BACKBOARD FRAME HITS, CATCHES, PASSES, BASKETBALL PLAYER RUNNING sounds, BODIES COLLIDING, tons of DRIBBLING (single and multiple dribbles), FOOTSTEPS on laminated courts, BASKETBALL HOOP SWISHES and SWOOSHES, WHISTLE BLOWING, and last not but not least SLAM DUNKS, this sound effects library will leave nothing to be desired!
HIGH-QUALITY BASKETBALL PLAYER VOICE OVERS
Inject life into your athletes with nearly 100 different MALE and FEMALE voice overs! Ranging from MID-PITCH and DEEP VOICES, with voice overs covering GRUNTS and SHOUTS for situations ranging from DOMINANT to SUBMISSIVE, from WINNING to LOSING, from STRONG to WEAK, LOUD to QUIET, BREATHY to GUTTURAL, ANGRY AGGRESSIVE to EXCITED and HAPPY, and everything in between, all emotions are covered!
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 660 top quality audio assets (220 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.
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Don’t miss your drop zone. Escape domination by your opponent. Be the first to rank up and experience military-grade gameplay audio. Introducing our newest and most exciting sound library yet, Battle Royale Game, a first-person shooter game sound effects library that features over 900+ battle-tested and game ready SFX.
Inspired by hit PC & console games like Apex, Fortnite, PUBG. Battle Royale Game is an expertly crafted and thoughtfully imagined military sound base of natural and minimally processed source sounds plus a significant cache of hybrid & highly designed game audio assets. This storehouse of sound will outfit any project where FPS styled sound effects are needed.
Beaches and Coastal gets you atmospheric sounds of life by the ocean, people at the beach and various beach activities. This includes people talking, children playing, sports, boats sailing by, sounds from a nearby carnival and a skateboard park. It also comes with recordings of waves, harbor and marina sounds. 40 tracks are included for more than an hour and a half of beach and coastal atmospheres.
Berlin Ambiances I is 114 minutes/3,69 GB of pure Berlin in 31 separate files – recorded mostly in 24bit/96kHz quasi-binaural stereo, with Primo EM172 omni capsules.
This collection contains stealth recordings of various Berlin locations, including a good deal of train sounds and, well, Berliners!
I went to locations such as the Bodemuseum (crazy natural reverbs), the Hauptbanhhof (enormous, diffuse train station-ambiance) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (great restaurant vibe and busy foyer). All this captured during January 2015, with a head-worn set of near- or quasi-binaural microphones.
Why quasi? Because the microphone elements are not entirely behind the Pinna (that thing protruding in front of the ear-canal), which means the true, 3-dimensional binaural experience isn't there. In this setting, my head shadow acted more like a Schneider disc or such, which means these recordings should translate better to speakers than, say, a Neumann dummy head. Btw: the non-binaural recordings were done in October 2013, using just my Sony PCM M10 recorder.
All in all, a collection of useful ambiances for your next Berlin-esque project.
Berlin Ambiances II is 115 minutes / 3,7 GB of pure Berlin in 32 separate files – recorded in 24 Bit / 96 kHz A-B stereo, with Primo EM172 omni capsules.
This collection is focused on lively locations such as markets, museums, playgrounds and shops, and features several takes from each location (in most cases). I wanted the sound of Berliners more than anything else, so here are sounds from Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Mitte. Whether it's drunks on Alexander Platz or the lunch crowd in Markthalle 9, I tried to capture a good spectrum of public, everyday life in Berlin.
As always, you get searchable file names and comprehensive metadata in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) format. This allows you to import the metadata into your favorite librarian software.
Traffic and city atmospheres recorded from a balcony in Berlin at different times and weather conditions.
More than 130 minutes of ambiences included!
Recordings from the German capital. A collection of files containing a wide view of Berlin ambiences: Parks, streets, undergrounds, city ambiences… 50 files of interior and exterior files recorded in the Summer of 2013.
A collection of ambiances, street sounds, nature ambiances and SFX recorded in Berlin, Germany between 2012-2019.
You will get recordings of airport and train stations with P.A announcements, High quality recordings of S-Bahn and U-bahn Trains both Interior and Exterior perspectives .Interior Bus Rides, Restaurants , Street sounds with German walla and voices, quiet residential ambiances, Rooftops and Roomtones, Supermarkets and Flea markets, Kindergarten, Playgrounds,Street traffic, Pedestrian areas, City Forest, and more.
All Files delivered in Stereo Wav 24/ 96
Sound devices Mixpre 6
Sennheiser MKH 8040St ORTF
Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.
It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.
The collection consists of 43 stereo recordings of 12 rare, industrial machines used many decades ago in German power plants and industrial sites. It includes the sounds of massive 10KV power switches, a Siemens exciter machine (power generator) built in 1945 and many other vintage machines.
All machines were recorded in isolation without background noise and at high sample rates (192 kHz / 24 bit) with a Sound Devices 633 recorder and the Sennheiser MKH 8040 Microphones in close ORTF, taking full advantage of the extended frequency range (30 – 50000 Hz) of the microphones. Some machines were additionally recorded with a stereo setup of Barcus Berry 4000 series contact mics.
• Ash breaker
• Ash blower
• Coal dispatcher
• Siemens exciter machine
• Gas turbine model
• Motorized throttle-Flap
• Oil atomizer
• Pneumatic power switch
• 10KV power switch
• Rotation motor
• Manual steam machine
Who’s breaking? This sound library has everything you need to recreate a billiards game and more! With different table perspectives including on the table perspective recordings this library has it all.
It includes multiple breaks, misses, direct hits, combo shots, empty pocket falls, full pocket falls, close up rail bumps and pass bys, cue stick play, chalk play, racking and more! With over 200 files you’ll be sure to have the variety you need for your project.
Use some of the more close up recordings for interesting sound design or rack ’em up and recreate a sonic game from scratch! Enjoy the Billiards Sound Library!
This is a collection of various Northern California beaches recorded binaurally with a Neumann KU 100 Dummy Head. Recorded at Black Sand Beach, Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, and Bodega Bay.
Featuring 38 pristine nature recordings from remote locations across the U.S., Biophony delivers a diverse collection of ambient environmental sounds. Delivered in 24-bit/96kHz FuMa Ambisonics format as well as stereo, this library contains amphibians, sea animals, insects and other wildlife interacting within distinct biomes. Use these sounds to enliven your nature scenes with a rich, authentic ecological backdrop.
To capture these sounds, recordist Jason Strawley and videographer Andrew Garraway traveled to four states from Florida to California with the goal of capturing a variety of ecosystems including swamps, ponds, and forests. The result is a dense collection of vibrant wildlife recordings brimming with life. According to Strawley, one of the most difficult aspects of the process was finding locations unaffected by human intervention, be it noise pollution or the overarching effects of climate change. In his own words:
“Human-made noise pollution foiled many a recording, forcing us to travel to more and more remote locations. We should all be advocating to preserve more wild lands, but it’s not just about the land – we need to preserve the soundscape and darkscape as well. Some national parks are doing a great job with this and I hope we can contribute to awareness in some tiny way.”
Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata to help you find the exact ecosystem and animal recording you need.
High-quality nature ambience of wild landscapes in eastern Oregon – with a focus on bird sounds in the high desert across times of day and seasons. These are authentic western desert sounds appropriate for use in westerns, wild west, and related games and films.
Many tracks are quite long – several minutes or longer. Species include woodpeckers, meadowlarks, woodpeckers, distant owls, and more. Includes bonus clips of fly buzzes and a few bats. A number catch birds quite close to the recorder.
Over two hours of birds, crickets, cicadas and frogs primarily from Southern Ontario, Canada, but also from Britain and Costa Rica. Specific calls and ambiences from the forest, the beach, the neighbourhood or on the dock of a quiet pond. Essential sounds to bring background tracks to life.
Discover everything from the peaceful sound of waves gently streaming through slippery rocks, from inside a hollow, beached buoy, and on the beach, directly facing the sea, to the full force of mother nature, being recorded from twenty feet above, as massive waves crash onto a cliff face, salty water permeating the air
The 30 separate audio files, free of seagulls, people, or ships, will provide you with a variety of pure and colourful recordings, which you can never have enough of. They bring character to any scene you might choose to lend them to, at the fraction of the cost and time required to go out and record them yourself!
In addition to that, every single file in this library has been carefully tagged with rich, descriptive SoundMiner metadata, which will save you time when navigating it and allow you to finish projects much faster! The metadata consists of intuitive, visual keywords which allow you to more quickly and efficiently find the files you need!
This library is useful for, but not limited to: Feature Films, TV Series, Short Films, YouTube Videos, Games, Meditation, and more!
Also, if you’d like to know more about how I recorded this library, read my blog post here.
You lost em', we found em. Introducing Beeps, Sweeps and Creeps, an electromagnetic library cataloging household electronics, video game consoles, arcade cabinets and more. Whether you're creating sci-fi interfaces or needing some extra grit for your devices, Beeps Sweeps and Creeps has everything you need to add that extra layer to your project.
This library consists of several kinds of wind. There are recordings of soft wind in extremely quiet open spaces at winter time. Some recordings were made in a coniferous forest in winter time – and the library also features a few sounds of canes and leaves rustle.
Recorded on a Schoeps MS set.
Welcome to the first comprehensive collection of BMX extreme sport riding sound effects. Diverse environments, surfaces, obstacles and bikes are at your fingertips now.
Captured at 192 kHz 24 bit high resolution with a gear such as ultra-bandwidth Sanken CO100K microphone, the files are ideal source for awesome slow motions, as well as for realistic and creative sound design in general.
• rides, pass bys, jumps, bumps, lands, crashes, tricks, grinds, squeaks, skids and other effects
• divided into Big Ramps and Street Freestyle folders
• both indoor hall and outdoor street locations
• gravel to smooth surfaces
• usually several variations in each file
• natural dynamic range
• professional gear used – Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH 416, MKH 30, Sound Devices 788T, Zoom F8
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