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Ambience recordings from around the world

  • Animals & Creatures African Rainforest Play Track 69+ sounds included, 330 mins total From: $95

    African Rainforest is an expansive collection of recordings made in the various types of rainforest that lie on the Ugandan side of the Albertine Rift, ranging from high-altitude afromontane to tropical lowland jungles.

    From the spooky croaking choruses of black and white colobus monkeys to barking baboons, hooting DeBrazza’s monkeys, moaning Mona monkeys, screaming chimpanzees, warbling mangabey and the otherworldly twang of the blue monkey, these forests are packed to the brim with primates calling from the canopy. Yet beyond all the monkey exuberance, these recordings are characterised by tranquility and spaciousness, where slow lazy bird calls are interspersed by gently fluttering insect choruses and pinging tree frogs.

    Available in stereo and surround and covering all times of day, African Rainforest not only features lengthy ambient recordings but also includes a number of close-up vocalisations of two kinds of great ape: chimpanzee and mountain gorilla, recorded on location in their natural habitat.

    Library highlights:

    • 5.5 hours of lush ambiences in surround & stereo
    • 10 primate species
    • 50+ birds
    • Numerous frogs and mammals
    • Bonus recordings of close up chimp & gorilla vocalisations

  • Animals & Creatures African Wild West Play Track 70+ sounds included, 365 mins total From: $90

    African Wild West is a collection of lush and immersive ambiences recorded in Senegal over the course of a 3-week trip in 2017. The library consists of 70 recordings totaling more than 6 hours, available both as stereo and surround. The recordings have been captured with a Sennheiser Double Mid-Side rig both at all times of day and night in the following locations:

    • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, an immense wetland teeming with wildlife
    • savanna areas in Northern, Eastern and Central Senegal
    • desert oases at Desert de Lompoul, Western Senegal
    • arid forests in Central Senegal
    • tropical forests in Niokolo-Koba National Park, South Eastern Senegal
    • the banks of the river Gambia
    • mangrove forests in the Saloum Delta, on the Atlantic coast
  • Animals & Creatures African Wildlife Play Track 363+ sounds included, 154 mins total $149

    African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.

    It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.

    The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.

    Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.

    Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680

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  • City Life Agadir, Morocco Play Track 21 sounds included, 76 mins total $32 $20

    Ambiences of Markets, Skylines, a Café etc. from Agadir, Morocco, by award winning Sound Recordist and Sound Editor Rob Bourke, edited and mastered by Sound Designer Ian Macbeth.

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  • World Sounds Airport Sounds Play Track 28 sounds included, 90 mins total $50

    As part of travelling around recording sound, you tend to spend many hours in airports.
    This collection of high-quality ambient sounds were recorded in 18 countries.

    Expect to hear small, medium and large interior crowds, loudspeaker announcements in all kinds of languages, internal passenger vehicles speeding by, the many beeps and musical tones of airport security clearance, and a whole lot of accents.

    Recorded in both domestic and international airports in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Ireland, Portugal, New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cuba, Australia, Montenegro, Russia, Finland, Switzerland, France and Morocco.

    All tracks were recorded in high definition by Evan Buist, sound engineer and field recordist (National Geographic, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures).

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  • City Life Ambiance Collection 1 Play Track 71 sounds included, 203 mins total $59 $29

    The Ambiance Collection 1 aims to provide a complete solution for a wide variety of sound scenarios.

    It features a range of ambience recordings such as cities, roads, parks, countrysides, shores, airports, shopping malls, underground parking lots, various room-tones and much more.

    This package includes 71 Files – Total 3:23:00 hours of content, with an average track duration of 0:02:45 minuets.

    The library is also available in 360 Ambisonic version here.

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  • Environments Ambience – Banaue Rice Terraces Play Track 200 sounds included, 182 mins total $40

    This library brings you 200 sounds (3+ hours) of 96kHz/24-bit stereo audio from the remote region of Banaue in the northern Philippines. This includes 180 x 1-minute loopable ambiences recorded from dawn to dusk, including local animals, towns, villages, vehicles, rain, thunder and waterfalls – an extensive variety of ambiences from multiple locations.

    As the region is currently undergoing extensive restoration efforts due to landslides, abandonment and other destruction, 20% of this library’s earnings will be donated to the “Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project” to help maintain this unique landscape and soundscape.

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  • City Life Ambiences from Copenhagen Play Track 33+ sounds included, 89 mins total $40

    Ambiences from… Copenhagen captures the atmosphere of Denmark’s capital city:

    It will take you to Christianshavn and Kastellet areas filled with tourists and locals, historic landmarks and museums.

    In this library you will find sounds from Danish public transport areas: bus, metro, overground rail, airport and train stations.

    Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.

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  • City Life Ambiences from East London Play Track 49+ sounds included, 98 mins total $40

    East End used to be synonymous with poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminality, but these days it's one of the most exciting and inspiring areas in London. Stretching from the City to the River Lea, it is a perfect area for night clubbing, visiting galleries, admiring street art and spotting fashion trends. This library includes sounds from multi-cultural Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and the City. Experience the atmosphere of Sunday flower markets, parks, museums and even festivals.

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  • City Life Ambiences from Florida Play Track 122+ sounds included $45

    Sunny Florida brings over 100 million tourists each year – and you can now get the soundscapes from: Cocoa Beach, Florida Keys (Big Pine Key, Key Marathon, Key West), Fort Pierce, Kissimmee, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and West Palm Beach.

    Listen to screams and excitement in Orlando’s famous theme parks, traffic noise on American highways, nightlife buzz in Miami, relaxing ocean waves on Haulover Beach and peacefulness of luxurious West Palm Beach area.

    Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.

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  • City Life Ambiences from Iceland Play Track 41+ sounds included $40

    Iceland, a volcanically and geologically active island with striking landscapes is being visited by millions of tourists each year. It also inspired many creative artists such as Bjork, Olafur Arnalds, GusGus, Mum. This sound library includes sounds from Reykjavik and local areas on Golden Circle tourist route: ambiences from Gulfoss waterfall, Pingvellir national Park, Geysir and natural spas.

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  • City Life Ambiences from Los Angeles Play Track 32+ sounds included, 88 mins total $30

    From Hollywood Walk to Santa Monica beach, this library captures the spirit and atmosphere of the famed City of Angels. Home to celebrities, film studios, iconic theaters and landmarks. 'Ambiences from… Los Angeles' includes sounds from LAX airport, Downtown, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and West Hollywood.

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  • City Life Ambiences from Milan Play Track 42+ sounds included, 119 mins total $30

    Home to biggest fashion houses and supermodels, Milan is one of the most entertaining cities in Italy. On the contrary, it’s a secular city that has one of the biggest Gothic cathedrals in the world – the Duomo. Extensive public transport (trams, buses, metro, scooters), canal system and people give this city unique soundscapes. Apart from Milan you will also experience a journey to Lake Como, an upscale resort area know for its dramatic scenery and celebrity homes.

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  • City Life Ambiences from Thailand Play Track 59 sounds included $36

    Ambiences from Thailand is a collection of sounds from busy and exotic Bangkok, idyllic Railay Beach and Khao Sok with oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. You will hear tourists’ excitement, local Thais conversations, traditional gongs at world-famous temples and cricket chirps and other insects in middle of the night. Additionally you will find soundscapes generated by Asian means of transportation: boats, tuk tuks, buses and planes.

    Sounds have been captured in Bangkok, Ao Namm, Railay Beach, Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Khao Sok and Surat Thani.

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  • Environments Ambiences from Vietnam Play Track 20 sounds included, 30 mins total $30

    Vietnam – a country of many contrasts – with tranquil nature sites on one hand and polluted roads with heavy traffic on the other. Ambiences from… Vietnam is a sound library that encaptures Southeast Asian people, culture and lifestyle. It includes international airports, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Phu Quoc island and Hanoi.

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic – Synthetic Sphere Play Track 10 sounds included, 51 mins total $15 $11

    Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads, mixed in an ambisonic format for a complete 360 interactive soundtrack. Multiple layers of pads, tones and amorphic FX are spreaded across the sphere, resulting in a truly immersive experience. These pads include gentle movement across 3D space, creating rich ambiances but without catching to much of the listener attention.

    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.

     

    This package includes 10 Samples – Total 51 minutes of content.

    Supported formats: First Order AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 20 files).

    Download a B-Format Ambix demo here: Demo

    The library is also available in a stereo only version here.

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Ambiance Collection 1 Play Track 71 sounds included, 203 mins total $89 $59

    Ambisonic Ambiance Collection 1 aims to provide a complete solution for a wide variety of sound scenarios.

    It features a range of ambience recordings such as cities, roads, parks, countrysides, shores, airports, shopping malls, underground parking lots, various room-tones and much more.

    It is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    This package includes 71 Files – Total 3:23:00 hours of content, with an average track duration of 0:02:45 minuets.

    The full pack includes the following formats: B-format FuMa, B-Format AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 213 files). The library is also available in a stereo-only version here.

    Hear an example here:
    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download a B-format Demo here
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  • Environments American Public Spaces Play Track 95+ sounds included, 278 mins total From: $49

    'American Public Spaces' is a library that focuses on North-American ambiences of English-speaking public areas. This collection is mainly recorded stealth in the cities of: Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Miami, Trenton, Ottawa.
    The library is available in stereo, and surround (Quad).

    WHAT’S INSIDE:

    95 authentic ambience recordings (83 are surrround) between 1 to 5 minutes long each, non-disturbed indoor city life using our SSS technique (Stealth Surround System) – locations include:

    Cafe • Airport • Store • Hospital • Library • Metro • Bank • Courthouse • Museum • Terminal • Gym • Hall • Washroom • Post Office • Supermarket • Swimming Pool • Tramway • Zoo • Restaurant • Greenhouse • Arena • Market • Hall • Hotel • Shopping Mall • Hallway • and more!


  • City Life Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences Play Track 174+ sounds included, 625 mins total From: $45

    'Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences' delivers a huge amount of recordings (more than 10 hours total!) from a trip to Vietnam. It's divided into three distinct ambience types: City ambiences, Nature / Town ambiences and Transportation ambiences.

    'Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences' ambience types:
    City ambiences include recordings from Hanoi such as the Thien Mu Pagoda temple, street terraces, outside the imperial city, the literature temple, parks, streets, markets and more.

    Nature / town ambiences include recordings from the Halong Bay, Hue Tu Duc mausoleum park, the banks of the River of Perfumes, the town of Thuy Bieu, the Dam Chuon lagoon, brick manufacturing in the Mekong Delta, the waterways of Nhon Thanh Town, Phu Quoc Island (day and night), Cai Coi paddle boat excursions and more.

    Transportation includes a motorboat excursion, cruise ship excursion, the Hanoi Train, a rickshaw excursion, a fishing excursion, car rides, Long Xuyen canal and Ben Tre river boat excursions and more.

    'Asia Reminds – Vietnam Ambiences' is available in two versions:
    STEREO EDITION, with a total of 176 stereo audio files at 48 kHz / 24 bit (102 ambient sounds / 74 FX sounds)
    Total library size (rar compressed: 7 GB, extracted: 10 GB)

    EXPAND EDITION, with a total of 102 audio files at 96 kHz / 24 bit, in each of these folders: STEREO, MS, UPMIX 5.0. It also includes 74 FX sounds. Total library size (rar compressed: 58 GB, extracted: 91 GB)

  • City Life Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences Play Track 193+ sounds included, 315 mins total $60

    'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences' delivers a generous amount of recordings (more than 5 hours total) from a trip to Japan. It's divided into three distinct ambience types: City ambiences, Nature / Town ambiences and Trains / Stations ambiences & FX folder.

    You obtain three format folders : Stereo / MS / 5.0 Upmix

    'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences' ambience types:

    City ambiences include recordings from Osaka to Tokyo  such as geek Denden town & Akiharaba Arcade-Pachinko room, Stroll in Nishiki market, Kitanomaru Park, Famous Shibuya crossing and more.

    Nature / town ambiences include recordings from famous Kyoto Bamboo Forest, Philosopher's path, Kibune-Kurama Forest and more.

    Trains / Stations include recordings from Osaka / Kyoto / Tokyo Stations, Stroll in Fujikyoko Line, Railroad Crossing and more.

    FX include gashapon machine, Crows & Birds, Train doors etc…

    'Asia Reminds – Japan Ambiences' : with a total of 76 audio files in each of these folders: STEREO (48 kHz / 24 bit), MS & UPMIX 5.0 (96 kHz / 24 bit).

    It also includes 117 FX sounds.

    You have access to two download folder :

    • Three Format library (rar compressed:  25 GB, extracted: 39 GB)
    • “STEREO ONLY” Folder for low speed download connection. (rar compressed:  3,8 GB, extracted: 5,3 GB)

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  • City Life Athens Rooftop Play Track 9+ sounds included, 120+ mins total $29 $19

    Want the sounds of Athens? The Athens Rooftop sound effects library delivers 9 long ambiences recorded from different perspectives, and at different times of day – from calm mornings to busy days and nights.

    In order to capture Athens' soundscape in all its nuances, very low-noise Neumann Microphones and Sound Devices Recorders were used to record long takes (between 8 and 21 minutes each) totaling to over 2 hours of audio.

    The recording location was a two floor rooftop on a three storey building above a very small street with no nearby traffic that allowed recording the city with some distance from above: Traffic, restaurants, bars, construction work, birds – in some evening recordings we hear crickets in the distance, in some day recordings the AC of a neighbouring flat is running.

    Most of the recordings can also be used to represent a general city ambience, while some takes include specific regional sounds like Greek walla, churches and cicadas characteristic for the Greek capital.

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  • City Life Atmospheres of Amsterdam Play Track 27+ sounds included, 64 mins total $30

    Get the ambiences and atmospheres of Amsterdam, the Netherlands in this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from around the Dutch capital from locations such as an amusement park, a boat ride, church, ferry ride, metro ride, plaza, the science museum, a street market (a Turkish one, too), a train station, restaurant and more.

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  • Environments Atmospheres of Kurdistan Play Track 20+ sounds included, 50 mins total $40

    Get authentic ambiences from Kurdistan, Iraq – recorded by Ana Monte while shooting a documentary. It includes places such as the Erbil citadel, bazar, a Lalish village and temple, and more.

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  • City Life Atmospheres of Lisbon Play Track 43+ sounds included, 136 mins total $40

    Get the authentic sounds of Lisbon, Portugal in this SFX library by Ana Monte. It includes recordings from various Lisbon neighborhoods, places such as a bakery, big market, bus ride, coffee house, construction site, airport, pub, museum bookstore, busy and quiet restaurants and more. It also features a 5.1 recording of a train ride in the world-famous Train 28 Lisboa Street Train.

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  • City Life Atmospheres of Rio De Janeiro Play Track 27+ sounds included, 75 mins total $30

    Get the sounds of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, captured by Ana Monte. It features recordings from places such as busy streets, restaurants, downtown, suburbs, markets, subway and bus rides and more.

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  • Environments Atmospheres of Rwanda Play Track 52+ sounds included, 140 mins total $40

    Get the ambiences and atmospheres of Rwanda, Africa in this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from around the capital of Kigali, suburbs, markets, sewing shop, rooftop and roadside recordings, as well as countryside, forest and hillside recordings.

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  • Environments Authentic Thailand Vol. 1-3 Play Track 205 sounds included, 702 mins total From: $45 From: $22.50

    Vol. 1 is a collection of Urban Sounds from Thailand from places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima.

    It features typical Street, Market, Floating-Market, Traffic-Sounds, Walla etc.


    Vol. 2 is a collection of Countryside & Island Sounds from Thailand from places like Isaan, Korat, Koh Samui, Krabi, Koh Samet.

    It features typical Residential Village-Sounds, Tropical Rain, Farmerland, Animals & Insects, Beaches etc.


    Vol. 3 contains Wallasounds, Beaches, Nature and Village Sounds. It features typical Streets, Temple, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds.

    Get all three volumes in a bundle for a nice discount!

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  • Environments Authentic Thailand Vol. 3 Play Track 90 sounds included, 294 mins total $94 $47

    Authentic Thailand Vol.3 is a brand new volume in addition of Authentic Thailand Vol.1&2.

    This collection contains Wallasounds, Beaches, Nature and Village Sounds. It features typical Streets, Temple, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds and traditional Thai-Percussion Music.

    It also contains some Bonus Tracks with wooden Door Sounds with open/close from int/ext, Onboard driving on Minibus in the City of Bangkok, a Speedboat Transfer to Island and Bungalow Roomtones.

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  • City Life Authentic Thailand Vol. 4 Play Track 203 sounds included, 703 mins total $188 $94

    Authentic Thailand Vol.4 is the latest volume in the Authentic Thailand series.

    This massive collection contains various City and Village Sounds, Beaches, Jungle, and Nature Sounds. As a special it contains Transportation Sounds such as a Offroad ride with 4×4 Pickup, a Longtailboat, Ferry Boat, Public Taxi, driving with a TUK TUK, Railway Station Platform and Sports Sounds such as traditional Muay-Thai-Boxing in many situations, Indoor Volleyball Competition, Snooker-Club, Ping Pong and Volleyball Training in Elementary School etc.

    It features typical Streets, Temple, Funeral Mass, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature/Jungle Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds.

    It also contains some Bonus Tracks with wooden Door Sounds with open/close from int/ext, and Condominum Roomtones in the Heart of Bangkok.

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  • Nature & Countryside Background Morocco Play Track 55 sounds included, 105 mins total $10

    Ambience library recorded in Marrakech, Essaouira, and the Agafay Desert. Birds, insects, wind, foliage, market/souk, prayer, etc. Recorded at 96kHz stereo/binaural.

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  • City Life Baltic Ambiences Play Track 440+ sounds included $100

    Baltic Ambiences is a collection of 440 various ambiences across 7 countries: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Poland.

    Recorded across several trips, Baltic Ambiences is a collection of ambiences from various cities and countries on or close to the Baltic. Really this is a collection of ambiences from my three lengthy trips around doing various lectures in said countries.

    Here you’ll find city streets, museums, churches, restaurants, train stations and airports.

    A general use ambience library of the larger area, you’ll also find some onboard train and ferry sounds. A general use collection of ambiences from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany.

    Equipment Used: Schoeps CCM MS Rig, Zoom H1, Zoom H5, Zoom H6.

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  • City Life Barcelona Ambiences Play Track 60+ sounds included, 192 mins total $40

    Get the true sound of Barcelona, Spain, in this sound effects library: It features recordings from places such as a market, coffee shop, park, beach, boulevard, metro, square, parking lot, burger bar, airport, fountain, train, construction site, station, shop and many more. In total, more than 3 hours of authentic Barcelona recordings are included!

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