Roomtones and exterior ambiences and recordings
Take a journey outside during the middle of summer to beautiful suburban lake…. surrounded by a highway and roads… and lots of trees and canoes!
Suburbs of Chicago: Lake is the 7th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. In this pack, we dive into the a large forest preserve in Illinois, bordered by in interstate, and cut in half by a long and busy road. Recordings include bikes, runners, walkers, and rollerbladers passing by on a bike path, in between large trees, lake water splashing from people canoeing, leaves and large grass/ plants rustle, and more!
Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6, along with the Sony D100 Handheld Recorder. Total of 25 .wav audio files rounds of this pack.
About four and a half hours of recordings packed with metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. As in the all the other packs in this series, you will hear distant traffic and planes throughout.
Suburbs of Chicago: Night is the 8th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. Included in this pack are recordings from all four weather seasons, and recorded for over a year. All recordings are within the times of 6PM- 6AM.
– Front Porch During Rain, Hitting Roof
– Traffic Rumble, Rustling Leaves
– Snow Against Cars, Windshield Interior
– Snowing Parking Lot
– Subdivision, Park
– Bedroom Room Tone, Thunder Crack
– High School Baseball Game
– Raining Outside, Open Window
All tracks are recorded using the Sony D100 Portable Recorder, recorded at 192kHz, 24 bit. Over 5 hours of recordings, metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. As in all the other packs in this series, you will hear distant traffic and planes throughout.
Suburbs of Chicago: Spring is filled with various ambiences and room tones all recorded in the springtime. This environment includes distant cars, car pass, motorcycle pass, bird chirps, close and distant lawnmowers, dog barks, leaf rustles, wet streets wind chimes, a tennis match. and even a dripping sewer!
As an added bonus, this pack also includes inside a Hyundai Sonata driving during pouring rain, and while parked. Recordings are all exported as stereo 96kHz, 24 Bit stereo .wav files. Files range in length anywhere between 2 minutes and 55 minutes for ultimate creative control, or for the enjoinment of listening.
All recorded using the Sennheiser MKH8050/30 and MKH20/30 in MS, Audio Technica AT2022 in XY, Zoom H1 XY, and the Sound Devices USBPre2 into the Tascam DR70d.
All files are meta-data tagged using Basehead.
Surround In a Room features 25 HD 24bit / 48 kHz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of small, medium and large room tones, and quiet places.
Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).
Recording locations are all from center of the room to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. All tracks are 2 Minutes. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
This is our home. Our sounds from the country we live in. Hear the cold winter winds from the hills of Gothenburg, the city life of the student town of Uppsala and the untouched nature far from the highways and industries from the whole year.
We have collected the nature, cities, parks and rivers in a compact package. A library like this wouldn’t be complete without wallas where you can hear the Swedish language, in a café, shopping mall and train station.
This comes down to over 220 minutes in 7.2 GB. Everything is recorded on a Sound Devices 633 with Neumann KM184 and Sennheiser MKH50 in Stereo (96 kHz, 24 Bit).
This is a small library that brings you 19 quality sonic snapshots From Tbilisi, Georgia.
You will get few recordings from Tbilisi international airport including local P.A announcements.
You will also get several rooftop (skyline) recordings that grasp the unique sounds of this city, traffic and ambiance in different times of the day and night.
You will have several recordings of Tbilisis’ biggest market, consisting of lively voices and walla in Georgian and Russian.
And lastly you can find few more recordings of noisy streets and more quiet locations.
This library will help you design atmospheres for any projects taking place in Georgia or other eastern european cities.
Sound Devices Mixpre 6 + Senheiser MKH8040St in ORTF configuration
Hope you'll enjoy it
Rodeos and horse ranches aren't what they used to be.
These days, rodeos are polluted with big PAs pumping rock and pop music through the speakers while the cowboys ride the bulls and buck the broncs. People watch through cell phones and keep a safe distance from the action. Horse ranches are overrun with the sounds of 4 wheelers and dirt bikes on the tracks nearby.
The recordings we have come from before that time.
Years ago we rolled out to the rodeo with full access, a portable DAT machine, and a determination to catch every angle we could take a mic to. The house band played from a balcony unamplified while the cowboys rode the bulls and the crowd cheered. The children rode sheep in a sport called “mutton busting” and the women mounted stagecoaches and raced around the arena at breakneck speed.
…and when the show was over the crowd stood up to leave, but the cowboys were still competing – so they kept riding.
The steer wrestling contest happened in an almost empty arena. We were there — up close, capturing every gate release, the sounds of the cow struggling to stay on his feet, and the single trainer cheering the cowboys on. The dirt and the grit and the steel clacking around were all there, exposed and clean and in their native environment.
After the rodeo we went to a local horse ranch and kept on rolling. We got gallops and canters, grunts and snorts. We handled the tack, shook the bridles, and swung the gates. We recorded in the barn and out on the fields.
These recordings come from a time before 24 bit 96kHz portable rigs existed, but they have a quality and fidelity that has survived the ages. Take a listen and remember the time when these things sounded like they should sound.
The ‘Hood audio playset gives you over 12 minutes of urban ambience delight. This playset was recorded in Buffalo, New York and captures the traffic and neighborhood sounds of a busy city street including:
The ‘Hood Playset comes with everything you see here:
Recorded in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, The Cabin audio playset is the first in a series of immersive audio environment sound effects bundles designed to allow producers, sound designers and other post-production audio professionals to quickly and easily establish an immersive audio set design with minimal effort.
Hit the ground running with immersive reverb impulse responses for use with free and commercially available convolution reverb plugins. This playset features a collection of 89 high definition sound effects, ambiences, and includes 7 impulse responses including alternate listening perspectives from the main room. The Cabin includes The Fridge and The Woodstove audio prop sets and a small general sound effects library to enhance your audio environment.
The Cabin comes with everything you see here:
• 89 high definition sound clips
• 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
• 7 HD immersive audio impulse responses
• Impulse responses work with most major convolution reverb plugins
• Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
• Bonus Items: The Fridge & The Woodstove audio prop packs
Orbital Emitter proudly presents The Hangar Bay – a comprehensive sci-fi environment sound-set that gives you the tools you need to build fantastic sci-fi hangar atmospheres quickly!
In Science Fiction, hangar bays are cavernous mechanized spaces housing spacecraft ready for interstellar travel. These futuristic hangars usually have flight crews preparing those craft with last minute repairs and fuel as environmental force fields repel the cold vacuum of space just outside…
The Hangar Bay sound-set contains three long playing audio-scenes and twenty-four isolated audio-stems to give you ultimate creative control over our sounds!
The three audio-scenes are like field recordings from the future -like we travelled forward in time and recorded a hangar bay in real time and then sent those sounds back to the now! The three scenes include a high alert scenario with busy activity and a star fighter launch and landing sequence! There is a night shift scene which is calm and relaxed and finally, a scene that puts you down on the flight deck floor in the middle of all the frantic action! These three sound-scenes are rich with original sounds and designed to be flexible and fun to use!
Inside the audio-stems folder you will find the isolated audio elements used to make the audio-scenes! There you will find massive environment backgrounds, hurried activity sounds, pressurized valves hissing, mechanized lifts, bombastic alerts, repair sounds and the cinematic star fighter launch and landing sequences, isolated! The Hangar Bay sound-set is full of futuristic industrial sounds -on a massive scale! And the best part about our sound-sets is that they are so easy to use! Just drag and drop into any DAW or NLE have fun creating your own fantastic environments!
Orbital Emitter’s sound effects are designed to be at home in any motion picture, television show, video game or whatever sci-fi multimedia you can create!
All of the sound-sets in our Star Cruiser Environments Anthology Collection are delivered industry ready at 24 bit/48k WAV and each sound file contains simple meta-data to make our sound files easy to organize & find. All of our sounds are 100% original, created in our sound-labs and designed to boldly explore the universe of sci-fi sound!
Thank you for reading and watch for more sci-fi sound from Orbital Emitter coming soon!
Recorded over the course of two months this sound library features an extensive amount of Dutch ambiences including locations such as train stations, parks, cafes, streets and forests.
All atmospheres run for approximately 5 minutes and were recorded at 24 bit/96khz using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T. This library is available in stereo or 5.0.
Take a trip to the Grocery Store! The Supermarket ambience pack gives you over 12-minutes of shopping ambience delight. We’ve also included 13 HD sound clips and an impulse response. This pack was stealth-recorded with a Zoom H4N and a set of omni directional mics in an A-B configuration.
The Supermarket Ambience Pack comes with everything you see here:
The Torture Chamber puts you right into the perspective of the torture victim. Featuring screams, power tools, floor creaks, bone breaks, shackles, struggles, room tones and more. We captured and designed effects inside and outside of the studio, all in 24Bit 96kHz, allowing for further manipulation.
All vocalisations (and most of the effects) are provided without reverb, so that you can drop them straight into your mix and add your own spatial effects. Perfect for use in Film, TV, Game and horror productions.
Here are the included folders:
Foley: Sounds from both the victim and torturer, including different weapons of choice and the sounds of struggling.
Vocalisations: Screams, shouts and other terrifying vocals.
Ambiences: Roomtones and other elements to build your horrifying chamber.
Incidental Effects: Bursted pipes, distant dog barks, and rat movements to accent the world around your room of pain.
Find more of our sound effects in the store: 344audio.com/store
SHHhhhhh… They are listening…
282 strange, ghostly and spy-like sounds collected from 2 old analog dictaphones, 1 portable cassette recorder, 1 very small digital dictaphone, 3 portable modern recorders, 1 video cam, and finally 1 very famous portable Reel to Reel recorder (a Nagra IS).
• 136 tracks of, Microphone bumps, lav. Microphone put on clothes, Microphone Feedback, Microphone Noises, and the sounds of the inside of a video cams Mechanics.
• 41 tracks of, Dictaphone & Cassette Processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) Sounds, weird telephone answering machine noises, Buttons, Play, Rewinds, and Fast Forward sounds.
• 82 Reel To Reel sounds. Buttons, Tape on, Rewinds/Fast forwards, Manual searching and scratches, where the recorded sounds are heard through the internal speaker of the tape recorder, as well as recorded line out.
• 23 Various processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) sounds. Different stuff speed up, and mangled.
Many of the recorded sounds have been re-recorded on to tape to get that smooth analog sound. Especially the feedback sounds, and bumps benefit from this technique, but also ambience sounds recorded onto a over used 5″ tape has a certain undercover sound to them!
Get the sounds of everyday life in Tokyo, Japan. A quiet neighborhood with moderate traffic, birds singing and a dog barking in the distance. Recorded in densely populated, but quiet and civil Setagaya Ward, Tokyo.
Sounds include traffic in the form of cars, trucks, lots of bicycles and pedestrians, commuters at Kyodo Station, cicadas at night, Japanese crows cawing, as well as the unmistakable sounds of a Buddhist cemetery in a light breeze (!). In short; just the right sounds to make Japanese suburbia come alive in your productions.
Recorded exclusively using stealth methods (near-concealed microphones), this is a slice of life, as lived by the locals of this rather pleasant middle-class neighborhood.
Tokyo Tourist is more than 2.5 GBof sound from different locations in Tokyo and beyond.
34 recordings/79 minutes of stereo recordings featuring temples, trains, religious processions and much more – this library takes you to some of the locations a tourist might visit, all in 24bit/96kHz quality.
Recording with the same setup as Tokyo – Outdoor Ambiances, I went to Shinjuku station and Gyoen Park. I recorded the Kanda festival procession in the streets of Akihabara, captured the infernal sound in a video game arcade – just to name a few of the sounds in this library.
• Clean, realistic ambient recordings of interesting locations
• Traffic, temples, parks, trains, people, people, people…
• All sounds recorded with the same microphones – in the same setup (spaced-omni)
• BWAV metadata embedded with even more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
This sound pack contains a collection of train sound effects, recorded in Europe & Asia:
Looking for authentic ambient sounds of Japanese transportation? Look no further! Field recordist and composer Ryan Ayers travelled to Japan in April of 2019 and captured this wonderful collection. His journey took him from Osaka to Tokyo to Fukuoka and all points in-between. Travel aboard the trains of the JR, the famous Shinkansen, the Hanyu Ferry and more! Explore the train platforms and station terminals of Osaka. Get lost in the Kansai International Airport. There is a subway noodle shop as well as specialty food markets. Authentic walla and natural activity give this collection the ear candy necessary to be an integral part of great soundscapes.
This is a purely recorded sound pack. Nothing is synthetic or layered here. What you hear is exactly what was captured on location. We edited and mastered the files to bring out the best parts of the recordings. Most of the recordings have been ready-made into loops for ease of use. As always, we have embedded the files with detailed metadata for easy database searches.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Urban Air is a collection of long duration / ready to use / surround urban backgrounds.
This is aXLsound’s first surround ambience library, it has been recorded across different cities with various microphones setup ( LCR ORTF / QUAD / 5.0 ) and then carefully collected and edited into 5.0 surround tracks.
You’ll find various moods and sonic characteristics including: downtown, suburban, industrial, small towns, quiet, loud and annoying traffic beds, wet city, side streets, parks, wide city squares, diffuse and distant urban elements, clean air tones or dirty gritty city noise …
The duration of the tracks varies between 02m 30s for the shortest and more than 08 minutes with the vast majority lasting around 04-05 minutes, so long scenes shouldn’t be a problem. Also, some sounds include markers highlighting (un)interesting sounds and events.
For more convenience, 2 versions are available for this library :
– C / LR / LsRs : the 5.0 sounds are delivered “splitted” in three separate files : ( 1 mono + 2 stereo files ) , this way you can easily use the stereo files if you don’t need surround.
– .C / .L / .R / Ls / .Rs : multiple mono files
This ambience pack contains 33 sounds / 99 files embedded with full and detailed metadata ( Soundminer, Basehead, iXML ).
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