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  • City Life Ecuador Play Track 100 sounds included, 505 mins total From: $79

    Ambiences recorded during the month of March 2017 throughout a 3 weeks trip dedicated to the sonic capture.

    Features diverse Ecuadorian geographical tropes, urban & rural:

    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)

    Library highlights:

    • total 100 Ecuadorian ambiences (56 quad surround)
    • recorded full HD with SSS technique, ORTF and double ORTF
    • Urban, Rural, Nature, from coast, mountain, and forest
    • Amazon rainforest ambiences
    • Andean town ambiences
    • Fishermen village ambiences
    • Nature & frogs ambiences
    • Downtown capital city (Quito) ambiences
    • Airport ambiences
    • Gear used: Sennheiser MKH8090, Sound Devices 788T, Rode NT5

    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.

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  • 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.

    Includes the following locations:

    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

    Available in three variations:

    Variation
    • EdV3rb Stereo
    • EdV3rb 5.0 Surround
    • EdV3rb 5.0 Surround
    Resolution
    • 24 bit / 96 kHz
    • 24 bit / 48 kHz
    • 24 bit / 96kHz
    Size
    • 5.75GB
    • 6.33GB
    • 13.2GB

    All variations include an IR-Libray up to 5.0 Surround + documentation

  • Drones & Moods Eerie Forest Play Track 30+ sounds included, 154 mins total From: $85

    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.

  • City Life Elevators Play Track 42+ sounds included $30

    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.

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  • This is a selection of more than 30 different elevators, displaying a broad variety in sound. The whole library was recorded in 192 kHz (with Earthworks QTC50) as elevators often have high pitched metal sounds, squeaks and electrical hum up there, which makes great material for extreme pitch shifting. In addition to the omnis, which get you a very accurate impression of the space, a harsher, more direct pair of microphones were used in m/s on a lot of recordings. You could even build a surround version from these mics together.

    The library focuses on the most important sounds for games and movies, elevators going up & down as well as doors sliding open and closing. Besides, I recorded atmos, buttons and footsteps wherever possible. I also added some studio foley takes to add a selection of rattles, squeaks, metal impacts, doors etc. to create the exact elevator sound that suits your needs.

    The elevators range from a 1929 wooden paternoster, metallic freight elevators/goods lifts to a 90s futuristic Kone disc drive and 2015s all-glass cabins. Carrying a maximum of 2 people to 33 people. Recorded in universities, offices, hotels, warehouses, industry, town halls, private households, malls and many more.

    The meta-data allows you to sort by year, kg, people, brand, action and of course character.

    You like to hear it rattle, squeak, groan, grind, slide, clatter and hiss (yeah, lots of fan noise)? This is one for you.

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  • Environments Empty School Roomtones Play Track 21+ sounds included, 53 mins total $21

    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.

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  • This library was compiled over the course of 5 years with 3 different recorders (Sony D50, Zoom H6 and Roland R07). The Roland was used in stealthy situations because of its size.

    This collection of tracks depict the sound of traffic, both near and far, with the (seemingly) constant hum of the Los Angeles helicopter. There are plenty of those in these recordings, as well as a good variety of locations and situations. I believe this library represents the actual sound of Los Angeles in a general sense.

    All tracks have been mastered in Pro Tools, with light compression to even out the bumps, and use EQ here and there to hide the rumble and calm the hiss. All bumps and unwanted noise has been edited out for the best result.

    I hope you appreciate this collection, as I’ve used all the tracks myself. In most cases, these sounds have been bolstered and mastered for a fuller, more interesting sound.

    All tracks have full metadata implemented for a clear and concise explanation of each track.

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  • City Life EXT Play Track 125 sounds included, 546 mins total $39

    Over 9 hours of carefully recorded exterior ambiences, from cities, streets, squares and stations, to natural environments such as forests, parks and waterfalls.

    These recordings were made over a four year period, mainly in locations across Europe, including the streets of Malta, the Black Forest in Germany and city squares in Lithuania.

    Includes EXT ambience types such as:

    • Busy city streets and roads with traffic, trams, people, etc
    • Quiet suburban streets, parks and squares
    • City and town squares with people and distant traffic
    • Wet streets with traffic and people, during and after rainfall
    • Canals and boats
    • Airport Taxi area
    • Outdoor parking lots
    • Rooftop and balcony recordings
    • Walla
    • Countryside ambience with birds
    • Forest and lagoon
    • Sea and waves
    • Waterfalls
    • Rain and thunder

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.

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  • Household Fans Light Machines Play Track 23+ sounds included, 18 mins total $20

    'Fans Light Machines' is a collection of different mechanical fan and electrical sounds recorded over the last 10 years. Presented in this library are interesting machine hums and buzzes from air conditioners, vents, vending machines, heating fans, light strips, washing machines, steam engines, and more. It also includes the creator's favorite – the ping of a light turning on that was recorded in the bathroom of Bugbear Studios in 2009. To flesh out your industrial buildings with distinct and detailed sounds of lighting and appliances, this is the one you want.

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  • Drones & Moods Fantasy World Play Track 111 sounds included, 120+ mins total $39 $29

    Now you can create the perfect mood and sound environment for your fantasy and adventure games, film and audio productions. With Fantasy World you get 52 royalty-free Ambience loops with full and 49 minimal versions and 10 Extra Non-Melodic Loops for a total of 111 dynamic loop-able audio assets. Inspired by massive hit games like World of Warcraft and The Elder Scrolls, Fantasy World is an all original royalty free ambience loop library designed to help you create stunning and immersive audio environments quickly. With over 2 hours of popular location sound loops, you’ll be well equipped with background sound effects and scene setting ambient tones that bring your Fantasy World to life.

    Features settings such as: 

    Assassin Camp • Elven Outpost Haunted Cavern • Mystical Sanctum • Tribal Camp • Desolate Dungeon Ancient Tomb • Forest of the Unknown • Fairy Land • Ominous Jungle Barren Foothills • Shamans Apothecary, • Orc Ruins • Orc Slaughter Den • Werewolf Den • Vampire Spire

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  • Animals & Creatures Forest Play Track 43 sounds included, 174 mins total $35

    There are sounds of forests, swamps and meadows recorded in Ukraine, mostly in spring and summer. Recordings consist of coniferous and deciduous forests, different swamps and few meadows.

    Recording gear: Sounddevices 744t, Oktava MC-012

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  • FOREST summer edition of Japan is nature sounds and ambiances captured in different forests of Central Japan, from the Kanto region.

    This library contains recordings of deep forest ambiances and direct close cicadas & birds and creeks, streams, and waterfalls in a Japanese forest.

    All of these nature ambiances are recorded using different microphone set-ups. Ortf stereo set-up and xy & ortf combination set up brings variations to stereo images from the locations.

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  • City Life France Play Track 128+ sounds included, 409 mins total $75

    France Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 128 sounds recorded at different seasons in various locations.

    All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment at 24 Bit / 96 kHz.


    This collection offers a wide diversity of soundscapes such as:
    • Provence and Camargue landscapes in summer
    • Small villages in remote locations
    • Big cities such as Montpellier and Marseille
    • Church, markets and many public places
    • Supermarket, restaurant, gym and many other indoor places
    • Forest and field from south to center of France, including the Alps mountains

    This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.

    All Faunethic tracks include metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.

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  • Environments Future Room Tones Play Track 61+ sounds included, 133 mins total $30

    Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.

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  • Drones & Moods Gear Drone & Room Tones Play Track 54 sounds included, 45 mins total $35

    This collection of sounds, include a variety of ambiences, gear drones, and room tones recorded during the last few years!

    54 tracks recorded in different recording sessions during last few years. 48Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. Room Tones, Designed Ambiences and Gear Drones recorded and edited for audio atmos designers!

    All the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. They both include Spanish and English description.

    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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  • Drones & Moods Haunting Ambiences Play Track 46 sounds included, 136 mins total $20

    Haunting Ambiences contains dense, multilayered horror construction kits. Everything you need to build a world around your scenes with separated stems. We captured and designed field recordings from multiple countries, voices, instruments and synthesizers all in 24Bit 96kHz allowing for further manipulation.

    These dense ambiences include split stems to encourage experimentation, allowing you to add or subtract certain elements, balance them or combine them with sounds from other construction kits in the pack. Perfect for your horror films, video games or escape room/live experiences.

    Here are the included Construction Kits:

    Haunted Factory: Moving gears, pipe bursts and the deafening buzz of industrial lighting.

    Haunted Forest: Weird birds, crows, wolves, owls, tree creaks and much more!

    Haunted House: Distinct creaks of a wooden building under a bed of creepy winds and clocks.

    Haunted Neighbourhood: Dog barks, crickets and clocktowers sit above layered crickets and streetlights.

    Haunted Sewers: Build a wet and dripping scene with flowing water and more distinct drips echoing through.

    Haunted Swamp: Misty wind, bugs and water splashes suggest an evil presence, combined with frogs and more!

    Nightmare: A discomforting array of voices, hums, and rumbles.

    Zombie Apocalypse: A crowd of Zombies are taking over the city, breaking into anything they can find.

    Torture Chamber: A deep and surreal ambience with screams, drills, tools and other torturous sounds.

     

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  • Human Healthcare Play Track 33 sounds included, 18 mins total $12.99

    A condensed library with medicine and dentist sound effects. If you need to create an ambiance of a surgery room or a dentist visit, this is your go-to. 33 different sounds to overcome or accentuate your fear to the doctor, it’s up to you

    Recorded with:

    • Sound Devices 633
    • Rode NTG3
    • Rode NT4
    • Seymour Duncan SCR-1
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  • Nature & Countryside Hidden Waterfall Play Track 5 sounds included, 11 mins total $40

    Have you ever wanted waterfall recordings with character, and texture, as opposed to hours of white noise?

    Discover the roaring sound of a hidden waterfall, crashing on jagged rocks, pure ice-cold mountain water permeating the air.

    The waterfall, hidden in the Carpathian mountains, is small enough that it still has texture and movement, whilst retaining that unmistakable roaring sound.

    Recorded from different perspectives, distances and angles, over an hour and a half of recordings have been edited down to just over 11 minutes of audio at 24bit/96kHz, containing the essence of the waterfall.

    The files are tagged with rich SoundMiner metadata, explaining in detail the perspective from which each sound was recorded.

    If you have any questions about this library, feel free to quickly send me an e-mail. I tend to reply within minutes.
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  • Environments High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature Play Track 10+ sounds included, 94 mins total $29

    In High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of desolately beautiful sounds of the American southwest as the sun brings to life the songs of desert wildlife. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the desert with the trickling of distant rivers, smooth cricket chirps, echoey caws from ravens so close you can hear the details in their wings flaps, snorts from a cautious yet curious mule deer, choruses of birds at dawn, and much more. Most recordings are well over 4 minutes, with one half-hour night-time track that will make you want to take out your tent immediately. For a mini-nature collection of lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in High Desert Ambiences 2 and 3.
    • This library contains a small selection of both “active” and “quiet” nature sounds from the high deserts of West Texas.
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.
    • Featured on Designing Sound: “Our Favorite Sounds of 2016
    • Desert dawn and evening choruses
    • Distant flowing river, songbirds, and insects
    • Ravens soaring and squawking in a stark and resonant valley
    • Lengthy night-time cricket chorus
    • Partially audible and ultrasonic bat clicks up to 70kHz
    • Ghostly distant animal calls
    • Mule deer warning snorts and jumping movement
    • Files ranging from 31 seconds to 30 minutes
    • Rio Grande dawn chorus along the Texas/Mexico river border
    • Locations: Near Marfa, Texas (in a mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft) and Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande River, Texas/Mexico border.
    • These desert ambiences are extremely quiet, so I have included descriptive markers to signal interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in the sound files folder.
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    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    ***Note – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 1 to High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature on 11/28/17. This was a name change only. No audio files were updated.
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  • Explore a large collection of beautiful, tranquil sounds from remote desert locations across the American southwest and enjoy listening to the morning sun awaken desert wildlife. This serene collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the harmonious desert dawn. Sounds include doves cooing, woodpeckers hammering, White-throated Swifts in swirling flocks, and much more. Featured like never before are recordings of Swainson’s hawks so close you can hear the whoosh as their powerful wings cut through the air. For the second installment of my extensive nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here is High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • This library is filled with the “Active Nature” sounds of desert mornings.
    Swainson’s Hawks – a male and female recorded near their nest in a 200-foot cliff. Recordings are from below the nest and include close, distant, circling, diving, and soaring perspectives.
    White-throated Swifts – flocks of small barn swallow-like birds circling, darting, and whooshing in front of a desert cliff.
    • Other Birds/Wildlife Included: Canyon Wrens, Bewick’s Wrens, Montezuma Quail, White-winged Doves, Western Screech-Owls, Aoudad Sheep, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and many more labeled as “songbirds” if not identified by species.
    • Tracks starting with the filename “Quiet Desert” have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment. If you need more “Quiet Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Most files are 3-6 minutes in length
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Recording Location – Davis Mountains, Texas
    • *Note – Birds were self-identified using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of species identification.

    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 2: Dawn Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature on 11/28/2017.
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  • In High Desert Ambiences 3, get a large collection of the desolate and beautiful sounds of the American southwest. As the sun sets, hear how nocturnal wildlife comes alive as the day fades away. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with desert nights as you discover sounds ranging from soft owl hoots to lonely night songbirds to keening crickets. This library also includes Javelina (wild pig) snorts and teeth clicks, humming trains off in the distance, coyote howls and yips so close you’ll want to run for cover, and much more. While most recordings are between 3 to 6 minutes, this collection also includes a few 15-25 minute nocturnal soundscapes. A rare gem to find in the continental United States! For the third installment of my lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.

    2% FOR THE PLANET:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • This library is filled with the “Quiet Nature” sounds of desert nights.
    • Location: Davis Mountains, West Texas
    • Lonely solo Coyotes
    • Coyote Packs howling and yipping
    • Javelina (wild pigs) snorting and rooting for food
    • Owl hoots and lonely night songbirds
    • Cricket Choruses and bats up to 80 kHz
    • Other Songbird/Wildlife Included: Common PoorwillsWestern Screech-OwlsBurrowing OwlsGreat Horned OwlsWhite-winged DovesMourning DovesCanyon Wrens, and Swainson’s Hawks
    • Evening choruses of songbirds
    • Distant Freight Trains (5-10 miles distant)
    • Quiet Nature tracks – these filenames start with “Quiet Desert” and are sparse ambiences recorded at the threshold of hearing with an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • Quiet Nature tracks have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • If you need more “Active Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read the text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy on species identification.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – The name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 3: Night Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature on 11/28/2017.
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  • Environments Hospital Ambiences Play Track 35+ sounds included, 103 mins total From: $50

    If you're after hospital sounds, here's a beautiful suite of surround sound hospital ambiences.

    Access to hospitals can be tricky. Credentials are required, and different rules must be followed for every step one takes deeper into the building. It's not as simple as just grabbing a rig and walking in the front door.

    Our hospital ambiences were recorded during one extensive day long shoot where we were granted access to one of the nation's top medical campuses. There are surprisingly few “hospital machines” making beeping noises at any given location within the building, which gives these sounds the flexibility to be used in any large institutional building.

    Both public and non-public areas are covered, including:
    – exterior traffic with a helicopter taking off
    – large 3 story lobby area
    – multiple nurse's stations
    – the family waiting room
    – the cafeteria
    – the pathology lab
    – an operating room prep

    Each location was recorded in dual MS and decoded using the excellent Schoeps double MS decoding tool.

    The end result is an immersive set of recordings that show off the reality of what a hospital really does sound like. Pick up a copy and cover your hospital scenes the right way.

    Two versions are available:

    Full version:
    • 24 bit, 96kHz quadraphonic split wav files
    • soundminer and bwav metadata tags
    • photography
    • 9 Gigabytes of sound
    • 103 minutes of sound
    Lite version:
    • 24 bit, 48kHz stereo interleaved wav files
    • soundminer and bwav metadata tags
    • photography
    • 3.6 Gigabytes of sound
    • 103 minutes of sound
  • Environments Hospitals Play Track 210 sounds included, 521 mins total $80

    This library features atmospheres from all aspects of children’s, private and public hospitals. Locations include entrance halls, hallways, wards, wings, emergency departments, waiting rooms, receptions and nurse stations.

    All sounds were recorded using DPA 4060’s and Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6.

     

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