Environment recordings, ambiences and soundscapes – from all over the world, and beyond
Distant Traffic by Badlands Sound puts traffic ambience in a different perspective: The library features over one hour of distant traffic ambience in 23 audio files.
The library includes distant bustling traffic, sparse roadways with everything in between.
Recorded in 96k / 24 bit with Sound Devices 702t – All files are three minutes each.
Go on an underwater adventure with Dive Deep: This library brings all you need to ‘play’ the depth and heaviness of the underwater world.
All the sounds, having fully organic origin, were post-designed to be ready for both realistic and aesthetics-demanding applications.
Exclusively on A Sound Effect!
This comprehensive sound collection contains all sound effects made by The Sound Pack Tree. It includes 8,533 diverse sounds from a large variety of categories such as:
All sound files have been edited carefully to be as useful as possible in post production and game audio workflows. Wherever applicable, sounds are seamless loopable. All sounds have clear, catchy file names and rich metadata keywords. The duration of this library is 33 hours while all files have been edited to a meaningful, non-exaggerating length.
Two versions are included in your download – you can either choose one or download both of them:
The audio content of both versions is 100% identical.
All files from all 15 sound libraries yet released by The Sound Pack Tree are included – and additionally, more than 3,000 various sound FX.
This one-folder library is made for quick & easy use, not for endless searching. You will find common sounds as well as tons of rarities and practical material, so this sound library serves the novice as well as the established sound designer.
Dock Ambiances and SFX is recorded in the industrial part of Varna port in Bulgaria. This small pack includes 16 high-quality sound effects and ambiances in 24 bit, 96/48 kHz – a total of more than 20 minutes. You will hear sounds of large cranes loading cargo ships, trucks passing by, or working in place, hits by massive iron tools, creaky elements and an old industrial barrier. You can use this pack as a background or sfx in movies, games or any other project that needs industrial atmospheres or sound effects. All files are Meta-tagged.
Introducing Docks, an authentic collection of industrial harbor sounds captured in Dunkerque, France. It features containers being loaded and unloaded, trucks, cranes, sirens, alarms, steam + huge pieces of metal creaking and scraping. You also get lots of loud impacts with nice reverb from the container ships.
Enjoy that industrial atmosphere! All Recordings are in Stereo AB ORTF.
Doom Drones contains more than 3Gb of eerie, doomful, dark, atmospheric field recordings, designed drones and backgrounds. Perfect for something in the realm of a David Lynch film, ambient music production, a horror film, or just to set the mood of a foreboding soundscape.
Each artist made 60 custom loops for a total of 120 loops. With SoundMorph focusing more on field recordings and subtle tonal design and Arovane focusing more on dynamic synthetic textures and sound design. Both perfectly suitable as layers or final assets, depending on their use, Doom Drones is a great addition for anyone wanting to enhance dark ominous moments.
All field recordings were captured with a mid/side stereo setup consisting of 2 Schoeps CMC6 bodies, Schoeps mk5 & mk8 capsules housed in a Rycote AE windshield running into a Sound Devices 722.
Discover the quaint charm of a sleepy Northern English town, on a cold and windy night, the sound of windchimes shimmering through the air.
The Dormant Village Library was recorded in a small village in North Yorkshire, England, on the night before Christmas. It was very cold and windy, and there were almost no people around, as everyone was sipping hot cocoa in their homes.
The library was recorded in a few different locations, some close to the little traffic that was still present, and some further away. The recordings were then polished and edited down to just about 12 minutes, preserving the essence of the location.
In addition to the descriptive SoundMiner metadata embedded in the files, I have also added markers in iZotope RX, which can be read in some versions of SoundMiner, Reaper, etc.
The markers indicate small sonic events, such as distant, melodic windchimes, or when the wind picks up, allowing you to understand what happens throughout the recording without having to listen to the whole thing.
Get ready to hit the slopes with this wintery gem of a sound library!
Taken from many trips up and down the slopes in Upstate New York, this library gives you in your face gliding swishes, crunching carves, turns, stops, passbys from the left and right, falls, jumps, landings, poles poking and scraping the snow, chairlift machine sounds, bindings, and more!
If you need authentic skiing sounds this library has you covered. Whether you need to create loops and insert carves in a video game or film project or if you need lengthy recordings of full trips from the top of the mountain to the bottom this library will give you it all. Enjoy Downhill Skiing!
Water in pipes-sounds are very useful for illustrating places like sewers, underground caves and cavities, or simply a shower room. This collection delivers you water flows and leaks from a range of pipes and cavities – from large drain pipes, tunnels to drips in a bathroom.
Brand New Sci-Fi Ambiences from The Library by Empty Sea. 6+ GB, 150+ sounds, almost 3 hours of material, all 96k, all looped for easy use.
Dumpster Truck (Skiploader) delivers the sounds of a DAF CF 75.310 mid-size truck that delivers open steel containers. They are mostly used to collect debris, junk or discarded furnishings. Once these containers filled up, the truck picks them up again to bring them to the suburban garbage dump.
The library delivers 103 files in 5 categories:
Container Handling, Driving Activities, Engine, Foley and Props, Underneath Truck
This includes sounds of container dumps, noises from load chains and their locking mechanisms as well as sound from the truck itself (interior, door slaps, air pressure system, wheel noises, 7.5l 310hp diesel engine, exhaust and much more).
This library is the result of a really special recording trip, with field recording legend Chris Watson. Chris Watson's work as a wildlife sound recordist has covered television documentaries and experimental musical collaborations. We spent 4 days in Delta Ebro learning from him!
We recorded in ambisonic (Zoom F8 and Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic), and decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.
We recorded 13 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.
Ambiences recorded during the month of March 2017 throughout a 3 weeks trip dedicated to the sonic capture.
The library comprises all aspects of the mainland Ecuadorian life, with the 3 geographical tropes: the coast, the highlands (Sierra) and the jungle (Oriente), along with diverse urban settings (in the capital city Quito, and in diverse town size, coastal, Andean and Amazonian)
The itinerary on Polar Steps:
The Expanded Household SFX Library contains all of the essential sound effect recordings of everyday household items included in the standard edition plus 238 additional recordings. These additional sound effects give you a greater variety of choices while editing.
The library includes sound effects such as doors, room tones, chairs, windows, kitchen equipment, sinks, bathroom shower, clothing, and more.
This highly curated and easy-to-use library is perfect for a video editor or sound effects editor working on a sitcom, family drama, or comedy. For a .pdf listing all sound files included, see the sound file list below.
EDV3RB is designed to be a complete toolbox to create a realistic sounding room atmosphere up to 5.0 surround.
A full 5.0 Surround WAV-file of each room in different perspectives will give you the base and the real sound of the location.
With the exact same room as an Impulse Response you’ll be able to add all types of different sounds to the ambience to get a perfect natural-sounding environment.
EDV3RB’s Impulse Response Library is made for the IR-Reverb PlugIns Audio Ease Altiverb, Avid Space, Waves IR-1 and others supporting WAV impulses.
Bunker 101 • Carlsberg No 19 • Carpark Big • Carpark Small • Der Saal • Factory Hall Big • Factory – Furnace • Factory Hall Huge • Factory Hall Small • Factory Tunnel • Kitchen • Living Room • Living Room II • Sleeping Room • Staircase
• EdV3rb Stereo
• EdV3rb 5.0 Surround
• EdV3rb 5.0 Surround
• 24 bit / 96 kHz
• 24 bit / 48 kHz
• 24 bit / 96kHz
Eerie Forest is a collection of subtle ambiences recorded at night in dense forests in the regions of Transylvania and Moldova, Romania over two trips in Spring and Autumn 2017. The library features soft wind, distant hum, vegetation rustles, dogs barking at various distances, church bells tolling, a variety of owl species and other birds like ravens and woodcocks. All these elements are not foreground, but rather washed-out, echoey and atmospheric.
Eerie Forest is not suitable for foreground sound elements as the recordings are very soft and subtle. Make sure you check out the demos before you purchase.
Get the hums of a big electric station, a small buzz of an electrical substation’s transformer and also synthesized sounds. All synthesized sounds were re-recorded with the “Worldizing” technique initially conceived by legendary sound designer Walter Murch.
Get a wide range of versatile electric and mechanic motors, engines, tools and toys in the “Electro-Mechanics ToolKit” Sound Effects Collection features.
The SFX library features many different grinders, drills, screwdrivers, buzz saws, sanders, kitchen tools, electric and mechanic toys, CD-drives, doors, and much more. All waiting to be cut up, layered, edited and mangled with FX to become spaceship engines, robot movements, sci fi doors, weapon mechanics and anything that moves by electricity.
This library is not meant to be a comprehensive tools library, but rather a composite toolkit to bring life to futuristic electro-mechanic machines, devices, weapons, vehicles and more.
All sounds in this pack were recorded with up to 4 mics and mixed to give a full and rich sound. All cleaned and edited for direct use in your productions.
Elements: Ice is a collection of ice sounds recorded and edited over the 2015/2016 winter by George Vlad. The library is made up of more than 1500 individual ice sounds including cracks, creaks, hits, impacts, smashes, drags, stomps, splashes and water under ice ambience. The sounds have been recorded over more than 4 months in Romania and Scotland at temperatures ranging between -25C/-13F and 5C/41F.
The library’s most obvious use is as Foley elements since it covers a wide variety of ice thicknesses and performances. As is the case with other libraries in the Elements series, these sounds can also be used for other purposes such as gore sweeteners, glass or wood cracks, bone breaks etc. Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.
• 89 .wav files ranging from 3 seconds to 8 minutes long; more than 1500 sounds in total
• recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz mono files
• 1 hour and 26 minutes total length
• 1.59 GB uncompressed size – 1.09 GB zip archive
• recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones and Sony PCM D100 with on-board mics and JrF hydrophones
• comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer
An library of elevators! From your standard elevator to EWP, platform elevator, large industrial lifts, one of the largest elevators in Europe and an old elevator from the early 1900s. Hear them pass by, listen to room tones, button presses, door movements and more! Everything recorded in Stereo, 96 kHz 24 Bits with Neumann KM184, DPA 4017 and Sennheiser MKH50 on a Sound Devices 633. Total 46 files in 625 Mb.
Empty City Rain is a collection of 12 rain & thunder sound effects.
Drippy gutters, peeling thunders, rumble, downpour, light & medium rain, puddles, rain on trees, aftermath, distant city presence and more.
Collection consists of 12 carefully mastered and rendered rain ambiences.
All audio clips loop seamlessly which makes them perfect for games, meditation apps etc.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data
Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
RECORDED WITH: Sony PCM D100
EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Pro Tools.
Need the sounds of a deserted school? This library delivers a range of room tones from empty corridors, cellars, staircases, toilets and dining halls – featuring ventilation sounds and heaters humming in empty halls during the Christmas holidays.
This library gets you 130 minutes of stereo recordings from an intense off-road motorcycle racing event, captured on a late autumn day with ideal weather conditions.
Two-stroke and four-stroke engines compete together. The race track is about seven kilometers long with a high difference in elevation. The library features sounds such as race starts, test laps, roaring passbys, struggling engines as the bikes go up and down the hills, single bikes and groups + lots more sounds from the event.
Welcome to the Essential Stadium Crowd sound effects library: All the crowds, back room ambience and practice tracks were recorded at the Phoenix Cardinals Stadium, pre/during and post game. I had the opportunity to have a press pass and free reign in the stadium.
Some of the recordings were recorded way up high in the upper bleachers, and some behind the end zones, as well as other interesting places. There are significant differences in the locations and the ‘thickness’ of the crowds. With this library, you should be able to fill out any sort of large sports arena ambience, as I’ve edited out most of the PA Announcer to give more of a general stadium feel that could be anywhere, and any major arena sporting event. The PA that is left in can easily be edited out.
All the sounds were mastered in Pro Tools, with very transparent processing going on. My signal chain consisted of a C4 Compressor, DMG Equality EQ, and a L1 Limiter. All reverb is natural.
Get the sounds of New York City, as captured by sound designer and recordist Rusty Dunn. The Essential New York City library includes recordings from locations like Manhattan, Coney Island, Brooklyn and more – and it packs recordings like ambiences from Times Square, Playgrounds, Central Park, the Subway, Sidewalks and streets around NYC and more. More than 2 hours of recordings are included.
In this sound pack I’ve included an in-depth selection of active ambiences. This library is focused more on the natural ambience of both busy main streets and calmer side streets.
Most sounds were captured below 110 St. and prominently in the Lower East and West Village. There are a multitude of police and firetruck sirens at varying distances as well as some not so common areas like the Intrepid Pier and the Hudson River Heliport ambience.
I’ve also included some extensive subway rides. All boring bits were edited out for a strong final product. There are multiple train rides with various levels of walla and PA announcements.
One thing that is very common in NYC during the summer months are the rain and thunderstorms. I’ve included a number of wet traffic, distant thunderstorms and heavy rains.
All in all this is a good representation of New York's streets and subway systems.
Recorded throughout 4 parts of Italy (Rome, Naples, Positano, Tivoli Gardens), the 3 hours and 45min of material gives you a large variety of sound to choose from.
Every city/town has signature sound of its own. The constant hum or “Din” of a city varies. Rome is known for its many scooters, motorbikes, and church-bells.
This library is made up of various location Dins, and small side-street ambience.
Of the 60 tracks, a majority are over 4 mins. and some are 5 min in length. There are sections that rival others, but overall there is a large selection to pick and choose from.
Of course I've edited out all the rough areas, and material of no consequence (the boring bits) to tighten and heighten the clips, and make them sound interesting.
The processing used is minimal. DMG EQ, C4 Compressor, and a little noise reduction in some cases. Mostly very transparent processing. There may be a moment or two where there is a wind bluster, but because of the nature of the track, I chose to minimize instead of chop out.
Ethiopia is a unique collection of 62 sounds recorded through central and northern part of Ethiopia during a period of holly festivities.
All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment.
This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.
All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.
The Eurasian Cranes sound effects library gets you the sound of almost 1500 Eurasian Cranes (Common Cranes) singing their song at the same time. It features 13 stereo wav files and nearly 70 minutes of these unique recordings.
Want the sound of the real Paris? This library gets you the authentic sounds and ambiences of Paris, captured by Parisian natives Frederic Devanlay and Cedric Denooz. From the charms of the Quais de Seine, the quietness of its parks, the liveness of its courtyards, the frenzy ballet of its boulevards, and the warmness of its markets, the library captures the colors and shades of the French capital.
Paris locations recorded include:Alboni Street • Bercy Village • Dasnier Street • Daumesnil Market • Durban Street • Gare De Lyon • Lekain Street • Montmatre • Mouffetard Street • Nadeau Street • Notre Dame • Oberkampf Street • Pere Lachaise • Place Contrescarpe • Place Menilmontant • Place Tu Tertre • Porte De Vincennes • Quays of the Seine river • Robineau Street • Sacre Ceur • Saint Maur Street • Saint Mandé Station • Trocadero Park – and many more!
Entire PMSFX catalog in one bundle.
Thousands of high quality sound effect recorded with tope tier gear (Sennheiser, DPA, Sound Devices, Ambient, Sony etc) and processed some of the best plugins and outboard on the market.
Save hundreds of dollars and get ~ 38GB/8000 SFX/18H of high quality sound effects.
BUNDLE: $399.99 | ALL PACKS INDIVIDUALLY: $990
FORGOTTEN NEONS (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 415 FILES | META DATA)
LOFI TERMINAL (96KHZ 24BIT | 157.7MB | 195 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
BLURRY DREAMS (96KHZ 24BIT | 616.3MB | 203 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
OBSCURE FREQUENCIES (96KHZ 24BIT | 3.4GB | 336 FILES | STEREO + MONO | META DATA)
CineDrop (96KHZ 24BIT | 414.5MB | 57 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
Cinescapes II (96KHZ 24BIT | 962.75MB | 20 FILES | STEREO | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Cinescapes (96KHZ 24BIT | 741.5MB | 20 FILES | STEREO | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Cinenergy (96KHZ 24BIT | 550.4MB | 130 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
FOUNDATION SERIES: SCI-FI (96KHZ 24BIT | 739.8MB | 164 FILES | META DATA)
SCIFI ATMOS (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.32GB | 30 FILES | 38MIN | STEREO | META DATA)
Industrial Terror – Hits & Transitions (96KHZ 24BIT | 804.5MB | 145 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
Industrial Terror – Textures (96KHZ 24BIT | 731.1MB | 66 FILES | STEREO | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY | META DATA)
Industrial Terror (96KHZ 24BIT | 690MB | 210 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
DARKSCAPES (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.24GB | 30 FILES | 35MIN | STEREO | META DATA)
MicroBots (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 187.7MB | 293 FILES | STEREO + MONO | META DATA)
IN MOTION (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.59GB | 40 FILES | META DATA)
CYBERSPHERE (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.14GB | 340 FILES | META DATA)
BLOODBATH (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 959.9MB | 360 FILES | META DATA)
GHOSTLY AIR (96KHZ 24BIT | 311.9MB | 33 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
SCI-FI MECHANICS (96KHZ 24BIT | 636.6MB | 301 FILES | META DATA)
SYNTHASSAULT (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.18GB | 320 FILES | META DATA)
BONE BREAKS (192KHZ 24BIT | 56.1MB | 57 FILES | META DATA)
HI-TECH ELEMENTS (96KHZ 24BIT | 25.2MB |35 FILES | META DATA)
MONSTRUM (96KHZ 24BIT | 38.1MB | 38 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
RESOSCAPES (48KHZ24BIT | 235.5MB | 10 FILES | 13M30S | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
EERIE LFE PULSE (48KHZ 24BIT | 47.71MB | 5 FILES | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Haunted Doors [DESIGNED & SOURCE] (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 420MB | 209 FILES | MONO&STEREO | META DATA)
Books Alive (192KHZ 24BIT | 488.4MB | 434 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Point and Shoot (96KHZ 24BIT | 94.3MB | 200 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Kitchen Foley (96KHZ 24BIT | 240MB | 241 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Mediterránia (96KHZ 24BIT | 2.18GB | 30 FILES | 62 MINUTES | META DATA)
Tactical Backpack (96KHZ 24BIT | 42.4MB | 72 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Back Alley Rain (192KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 20 FILES | STEREO | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Just Coins (192KHZ 24BIT | 289.2MB | 287 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Old Drawers (192KHZ 24BIT | 209.35MB | 151 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Along The Grid (48KHZ 24BIT | 321MB | 8 THEMES | 54 LOOPS | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
SynthRunner (96KHZ 24BIT | 107.5MB | 3 FILES 1 MIN EACH | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
DIGITAL ILLUSIONS (48KHZ 24BIT | 313MB | 5 THEMES | 35 FILES | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
INFECTED (48KHZ 24BIT | 44.1MB | 1 THEMES | 10 LOOPS 14s EACH | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
STEPS: Dirt & Gravel (96KHZ 24BIT | 120.5MB | 96 FILES | MONO + STEREO | META DATA)
WASHER (96KHZ 24BIT | 2GB | 121 FILES | MONO + STEREO | 56m 35s | META DATA)
Empty City Rain (96KHZ 24BIT | 437MB | 12 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
Costal Spain (96KHZ 24BIT | 2.57GB | 21 FILES | STEREO | 74m 04s | META DATA)
Point and Shoot Fuji Cam (192KHZ 24BIT | 357MB | 346 FILES | META DATA)
Abstract Guns (96KHZ 24BIT | 86MB | 165 FILES | META DATA)
Shattering Bricks (192KHZ 24BIT | 647MB | 232FILES | META DATA)
Rocky Impacts (192KHZ 24BIT | 647MB | 262FILES | META DATA)
Glitchy Circuits (96KHZ 24BIT | 613MB | 220FILES | META DATA)
STEPS: Dry Grass & Shrubs (192KHZ 24BIT | 202MB | 226FILES | META DATA)
Ancient Sea Ruins (192KHZ 24BIT | 3.7GB | 10FILES | META DATA)
Foundation Series SCI-FI 2 (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 627FILES | META DATA)
To set an exotic scene, or to illustrate a different and luxuriant nature, exotic birdsong is a great asset. Even if it is very difficult to identify each of them, the bird's songs of this collection will bring you far from home. Feel surrounded by those songs recorded in Brasil, Thailand, Maldives and France.
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