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Ambience recordings from around the world

  • City Life Israel Life Play Track 29+ sounds included, 130 mins total $20

    This audio library brings 29 crowd ambiences from several interesting places in Israel: the Jerusalem Western Wall and Holy Sepulcher, Tel Aviv’s traditional Carmel market, streets and parks, beaches and villages, and more. Recorded in May.

    Library highlights:
    • 29 diverse Hebrew and international speaking crowd ambiences
    • recorded with a Sony PCM-D100
    • 96 kHz / 24 bit high resolution
    • each track lasts for 3-6 minutes
    • exclusively on A Sound Effect

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  • City Life Istanbul Ambiences Play Track 160+ sounds included, 317 mins total $69

    Istanbul Ambiences delivers an extensive collection of sounds from Istanbul, Turkey.

    Locations include many areas of the Great Bazaar, the tram station, the harbor, the railway station, the hippodrome, many different neighborhoods and streets, The Blue Mosque courtyard, the gold stock exchange, hotels, workshops, the spice bazaar, open markets, quiet streets, and much more.

    166 recordings are included for more than 5 hours of authentic, atmospheric ambiences from Istanbul in total!

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  • City Life Italian Ambiences Play Track 259+ sounds included, 277 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $56

    Get the true sounds of Italy in this authentic collection.

    The Italian Ambiences sound effects library features recordings from places such as an Italian airport, bar, beach, city ambiences, crowd, countryside, market, pub, school, residential area, supermarket, train station, marina, museum, office, restaurant, tavern, village and many more.

    Also includes a great collection of recordings from the historic city of Venice, Italy – excellent for old-city atmospheres. In total, more than 4.5 hours of atmospheric Italian recordings and ambiences are included.

    Just updated with more sounds:
    51 new recordings have been added to this library, including recordings from restaurants, bars, markets and more
    Additional update: Sounds of beaches, fireworks and much more have been added – 74 sounds, bringing the total number to 259 Italian ambiences

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  • Environments Italian Crowds and Countrysides Play Track 28 sounds included, 66 mins total $9.99

    The provided collection features over 1 hour of ambient recordings in Northern Italy, in the Trentino, Veneto, Lombardia, Piemonte, and Liguria regions and include cities, country sides, mountains, grape fields, national parks, roomtones, crowds,  mornings/days/afternoon and nights. Also noted is some city ambiences and crowds are void of traffic noise as some city laws forbid traffic, they are clean and isolated calm and quiet crowds.

    They are stereo recordings in decoded  MS and XY. All files are mastered the same, in Protools HD, and are monitored through a phase scope to keep the files phase coherent, and edited to be M&E friendly.

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  • Environments Italian People Play Track 190+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $32

    Get the voices of Italy in this library, covering Italians in the streets, at concerts, amusement parks, schools, markets, at home and more – it even covers chanting at a gladiator fight at the Colosseum. Features men, women and children – solo and in crowds of various sizes.

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  • Environments Italy – Sicilian Ambients Play Track 36+ sounds included, 287 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $50 $25

    Get almost 5 hours of sounds of Sicily, Italy – captured at various locations during different times of the day. The library features sounds of both empty and crowded streets. Mornings and nights sounded different from siesta time, that’s why I’ve recorded streets during all those times.

    Another location was a fish market recorded in the morning, during most intense moments.

    Other files covers the traffic on the streets full of honking scooters, barking dogs and just cars passing by.

    In addition to the recordings from Trapani, you’ll find sound of the airports, not only in Italy but also in Poland, which contains both Polish and Italian walla.

    Walla sounds varies from ones with a lot of people talking from different directions, to more narrow ones, with small groups speaking from one place. Most of the recordings are not that easy to distinguish, but there are also files where you can hear very clearly every word.

    Italy – Sicilian Ambients features 36 WAV files, recorded with two 8040s plugged into Sound Devices 702 and Sony PCM-M10 portable recorder. The total length of the files is 321 minutes.

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  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Play Track 50 sounds included, 243 mins total $30 $20

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring 4 hours of authentic recordings.

    Recorded over three years, the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes walla sounds of Jamaican patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, Beaches, as well as cooking sounds from a wooden house kitchen. So if you’re looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

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  • World Sounds Jordan Play Track 32+ sounds included, 80 mins total $45

    'Jordan' is a unique collection of 32 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment. From the northern part of the country to the Red Sea, this collection includes:

    • Desert ambiances from Wadi-Rum and Petra, the “tresor” of the country.
    • Villages, cities and countrysides with nice reverb from the canyons.
    • Various indoor and outdoor markets and bazaars.
    • The muezzin leading the call to prayer at different hours from different perspectives and acoustics with wide and long reverb from the hilly landscape.

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through the western part of the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy Recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • Nature & Countryside Jungle and Forest of Asia Play Track 72+ sounds included, 152 mins total $80

    'Jungle and forest of Asia' is a unique collection of 72 sounds of nature through Asia, recorded and produced with high-quality equipment over 2 years. From 5 different countries and many national parks at different seasons, this collection includes:

    • Wet tropical jungles from Thailand, India and Philippines
    • Forests of Lao, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines
    • Rice fields and countrysides
    • Mountains and volcanos
    • Wildlife: Birds such as toucans, gibbons, hornbills, pelicans, storks and many more

    This collection provides authentic and interesting nature sounds recorded through all Asia using DPA and Neumann mics, Audio technica preamp, Aeta Mixy Recorder, and PCM D-100 digital recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

    These sounds are also included in the following collections:
    Lao, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and South India.

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  • City Life Langa – Township Ambiences Play Track 25+ sounds included, 53 mins total $20 $10

    Langa – Township Ambiences is a collection of everyday sounds recorded within a vibrant township community in the heart of Cape Town. The townships are always a busy place with a lot of different soundscapes to offer – from the chaotic market street in the town centre to the quieter houses/shacks on the outskirts. This collection has both interior and exterior ambiences and wallas to set the scene for any project set in a lively city environment. This pack consists of 25 Ambiences.

    Photo Credits: Matthias v.d Neut

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  • Nature & Countryside Laos Play Track 49+ sounds included, 93 mins total $40

    'Laos' is a unique collection of 49 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment. From north to south, this collection includes:

    • Village: from northern mountains, far away from civilization
    • Countryside: animals and farm life.
    • Forest: from southern valleys and central old colonies.
    • Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • City: average-sized with peace atmosphere.

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through all the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy Recorder. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • Environments Laos (EA) Play Track 153+ sounds included, 353 mins total $75

    Jungles, walla, rivers, crickets, waterfalls, streets and rural villages all unique to Laos.

    All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

    To read about my field recording trip to Laos and to download the free sample pack simply click here.

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  • Need high-quality volcanic audio from a film featured by National Geographic? You can hear it pop and snap, and occasionally rocks forming, shearing, and breaking apart. Thankfully – I didn’t melt the recorder!

     

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  • Environments London Ambisonics : Exteriors Play Track 20 sounds included, 127 mins total $70

    This is a collection of sounds recorded at various locations in London, UK. Recordings of landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), various London streets, and green spaces are all featured, totalling 127 minutes of ambisonic audio, with an average length of 6 mins 22 seconds.

    The files have been decoded to AmbiX, but can be converted to FuMa with the free Ambi Converter from Noise Makers, or decoded to any format from mono to 7.1.2 Atmos using Harpex-X or the free Røde Soundfield plug-in.

    No noise reduction has been used, apart from on the recording of Big Ben, and the unprocessed version is also included.

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  • Human London Crowds Vol. I Play Track 20 sounds included, 105 mins total $25

    London Crowds brings you 20 stereo crowd recordings featuring different situations and locations: Luton and Stansted airports; Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, Victoria and Marylebone stations; a pub, a classroom, a terrace bar, an auditorium, a campus university and a few networking events. Crowds go from 10 people up to a cocktail event with dozens of people.

    19 out of 20 locations are interior, so traffic noise is either minimum or absent. English (with British accent) is obviously present in all the files.

    Files come in 24 bit and 96/48 kHz. Total length of the library is 105 minutes.

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  • Human London Pubs Play Track 118+ sounds included, 524 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    From: $60

    This library is a bespoke collection of crowd recordings from all over foggy London Town. We hand picked the finest pubs based on the locals and acoustics, with each recording offering a unique sense of space and character. From the sweet and quaint to the darn right scary, we shot them all!

    Enjoy cutting crowds of all flavours; The pissed and disorderly, jovial folk waxing lyrical, raucous football fans, relaxed pub garden chatter, through-the-wall conversations, Quiz Night whispers, and a f*ckload more! This library is diverse, rich, and comprehensive. Whether your scene is contemporary or period, we’ve got you covered.

    Obviously not a musical note in sight and where you need it most, we’re offering up two perspectives with our binaural quad recordings. With a little panning you will be immersed in your choice of London local… Drink up!

    Available in three versions:

    London Pubs Vol 1: Primary interior perspectives
    London Pubs Vol 2: Secondary perspectives for quad use, exterior pubs, football crowds, pub sound effects
    London Pubs Complete: Features everything from vol 1 & vol 2
  • Environments Manhattan Atmosphere Play Track 30+ sounds included, 124 mins total $50 $40

    Manhattan Atmosphere is a collection of urban ambiences recorded in New York City in March 2018. It covers popular areas such as Times Square, Broadway, Trump Tower, subway stations, train rides, sirens and bridge traffic.

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  • Environments Marrakech Micro Ambiences Play Track 24 sounds included, 40 mins total $12

    Marrakech, one of the most beautiful cites in Africa. Situated at the foot of the Atlas mountains, the imperial city of Marrakech is large, noisy, polluted and smelly. But Marrakech is also fascinating, full of history, the cultural center of Morocco and beautiful. If you enjoy a daily assault on all your senses then you'll have a lot of fun.

    This small collection of sounds includes a variety of ambiences, feels, and classics Marrakech Sounds. They are part of a 2-day fast visit to the imperial city.

    They include sounds from Yamaa el Fna Square, markets, cafes and medinas – imperial sounds in this Micro Collection.

    All the files have metadata embedded for great Soundminer type programs. They both include Spanish and English descriptions.

    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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  • Environments Marrakech Morocco Ambiences Play Track 13 sounds included, 35 mins total $7

    A small library, spontaneously captured on a trip to Marrakech, Morocco.

    The library features Souk market ambiences, hotel ambiences, call to prayer, Scandinavian and Arabian walla, birds – as well as onboard Airplane Ambience, Onboard Airplane taxiing, and Onboard Airplane Take off ambiences.

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  • Water & Oceans Mediterranean Summertime Play Track 120 sounds included, 320 mins total $49 $24.50

    The Mediterranean Summertime SFX library includes 120 selections dedicated to life and the atmosphere of both glitz and off-beat Mediterranean islands, during summertime. We follow tourists in well known busy bays, as well as head out to quieter destinations recommended by locals.

    Mediterranean Summertime includes:
    • Crowded and deserted beaches with Aegean sea waves breaking on sandy and pebble coasts, pounding on the shore and washing over rocks.
    • Port ambiences with close and distant perspective fishing motorboats.
    • Sounds inside a ferry transporting you to nearby islands or back to the mainland, loading cars and passengers, arriving and departing.
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  • City Life Melbourne CBD Play Track 37 sounds included, 185 mins total $35

    Melbourne, Australia is home to some very unique sounds and ambiences which can be found within this library. Recorded during the day this library features all the major train stations, streets and locations as well as plenty of side streets, alleyways and general traffic. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • Environments Middle Eastern Ambiences Play Track 56 sounds included, 90 mins total $70

    A collection of stereo urban ambiences, recorded in Cairo and Dubai, where you’ll find traffic, Arabic walla, and the Call to Prayer.

    From the Spice Souk in Dubai to the back alleys of Studio Galal in Cairo, something is always moving.

    The collection comes with over 50 files, ranging from 21 seconds to nearly 11 minutes in length, for a total of 90 minutes of unique ambiences to put you in the “Cradle of Civilization.”

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  • World Sounds Morocco Play Track 39+ sounds included, 108 mins total $40

     

    'Morocco' is a unique collection of 39 sounds recorded at 2 different seasons, winter and summer for Ramadan. Through different part of the country, this library includes:

    • City: Marrakech day and night from different perspectives
    • Market: souk and medina, indoor and outdoor
    • Village: from Atlas mountains and palm farms close to the Sahara
    • The muezzin leading the call to prayer at different hours with different perspectives

    This collection provides a wide variety of authentic sounds from this beautiful country. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata carefully edited.

     

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  • Environments Moscow Exteriors Vol. 1 – Cold Play Track 145 sounds included, 549 mins total $49 $39

    Moscow, Russia in winter and spring time


    Streets, covered with melting snow; people, hurrying with their business; street, cleaning from ice; whistling wet traffic; quiet and loud residential neighborhoods; children playing in the snow; windy parks; cold nights and, then, saving spring; water, dropping from the roofs; singing birds and babbling brooks.

    How to convey these things without violating their nature?

    One of the ways is a stealth binaural recording using miniature microphones DPA 4060. It gave the sense of naturalness and created a presence effect, that you wouldn’t find in any other library about Russia.

    KEY POINTS:

    • An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Moscow in winter and spring time
    • Stealth recording with DPA4060 mics gives the absolute naturalness and allows you to be where you can not operate with a traditional set of microphones
    • Sorted by seasons and location-type categories.
    • All files have extensive metadata included
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  • Environments Moscow Exteriors Vol. 2 – Hot Play Track 136 sounds included, 567 mins total $49 $39

    Second episode of our journey to Moscow, Russia, but this time – during summer and autumn


    We recorded the most interesting sonic atmospheres, such as wet and dry traffic, streets, singing birds, wind in the endless parks, fountains, construction work, yelling children, rain and thunder, suburban villages, crowds and many more.

    To capture this sound palette I made another stealth recording kit, but now, using LDC (large diaphragm condenser) microphones. This has improved the sound quality and made the recordings even more detailed, to continue creating the largest sound library series about Russia.

    KEY POINTS:

    • An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Moscow in summer and fall time
    • Stealth recording with LDC mics gives the absolute naturalness and allows you to be where you can not operate with a traditional set of microphones with large windshields
    • Sorted by seasons, time of day, weather and location-type categories.
    • Recorded with Audio-Technica BP4025 XY and Sennheiser MKH 30/40 MS microphones
    • All files have extensive metadata included
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  • City Life Motherland Ethiopia Play Track 30 sounds included, 96 mins total $30 $20

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Ethiopia, Africa in this very special sound effects library, featuring 1.5 hours of authentic recordings.

    SFX library includes walla sounds of Ethiopian Amharic chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres. So if you’re looking for the real sounds of Ethiopia, here they are:

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  • Environments Museums & Galleries Play Track 272 sounds included, 800 mins total $100

    This library features a wide range of recordings from various museums and galleries, each differentiated by the nuances of their size and space. All recordings feature pristine echos, walla and movement. The library includes stereo & 5.0 recordings from:

    • War Museums
    • History Museums
    • State Museums
    • Science Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Photography Galleries
    • State Galleries

    All sounds were recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, DPA 5100, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and Sound Devices 788T.

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  • Ambisonics Namibia Desert & Ocean Play Track 11 sounds included, 20min mins total $50

    This library features 11 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD, with recordings of dune and desert wind, desert atmosphere, insects, distant waves, silent deserts & more captured in Namibian deserts. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    Recorded by sound mixer and designer Jose Luis Alcaine Bartolome., and as always, decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Once again, we have mastered all the files in Ad Hoc Studios Madrid (link), Post Production sound studios certified by Avid and Dolby ATMOS, one of the best post-production facilities in Spain.

    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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  • City Life Nature Ambients Bundle Play Track 263+ sounds included, 683 mins total $160 $100

    This bundle includes 4 different libraries.

    The Baltic Sea sound library is compilation of 56 WAV files recorded with Sound Devices 702, Rode NTG3, Sony PCM-M10, two Oktavas MK012 set in MS, XY and ORTF setup. All the sounds were recorded far away from the cities and roads. Since most of the sounds were recorded in late winter, there are no insects or birds in background. There are few files that includes the sound of birds, but I left them on purpose, because of the overall feel of the files. In this library you will find beautiful sound of waves crushing on the rocks and shore, recorded from different perspectives in different stereo configurations, during calm and windy days. In addition to those sounds, there’s foley like walking, running and swimming in the water.

    The Harbours Of Norway sound library features 25 files with ambients recorded in Myre, Sto and Nyksund, very small towns with direct access to the sea. Most of the sound effects were recorded at night, but since it’s a polar day time of the year, it was very pleasurable to walk and look for convenient places to set up my gear. Everything was recoded with ORTF setup built from two Sennheisers MKH 8040. Inside this library, you’ll find a lot of seagulls, waves crushing on the rocks and plants, windy ambients from the cliff, industrial sound from port in Myre with ship unloading the cargo, walla with steam engine boat and additional sounds from boat engine market and air cooling aggregates from food containers. Every file was recorded in 96kHz, edited (i removed any unintentional bumps, pops and unwanted sounds). I limited EQing to removing harsh frequencies, or enhancing a little bit the good sounding ones. At the end of the chain there is a small compression, for louder sounds.

    The Summer Ambients sound library contains 33 beautiful WAV files recorded with Sound Devices 702, Rode NTG3, two Oktavas MK012 in MS and stereo XY pattern. All sounds were gathered in different and beautiful places like forests, lakes, meadows or swamps. You can expect amazing ambients, textures, different birds, insects, forest during rain, calm and windy days. It’s a perfect library for designing background sounds. Everything was recorded in amazing Masuria in Poland.

    Summer ambients Update – library got 2x bigger and heavier than the original library. 59 additional files, 123 minutes of high quality audio recorded with Sennheiser MKH 8040 ORTF setup, Rode NTG3, Oktava MK012 XY setup plugged into SD702 and Sony PCM-10. It features ambients from the forests, ponds, swamps, meadows, lakes and suburbs recorded is very quiet locations, mostly just before the sunrise, during the day and before sunset far away from the cities.

    Water Flow sound library took me about six months to record, consumed about 15 thermoses of tea and 42 litres of gasoline to get to all locations. It offers 90 BWAV files recorded in different locations. Huge part of this library is based on the recording sessions on the rivers. Two completely different locations, recorded regularly for the last 5 months allowed me to create this unique sound library. Most of the recording sessions took place during winter just before the sun was rising to reduce the amount of unwanted sounds. Almost all recordings are completely clear and only few have birds in background, since it was my intention to record some location ambients with natural backgrounds.

    You can see the metadata and sound list below.

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  • City Life New York Play Track 50 sounds included, 224 mins total $49 $35

    Characteristic atmospheres, crowds and room tone recordings made at a variety of locations in and around New York City.

    The collection includes 3 hours and 44 minutes of New York ambiences in 50 files – with an average duration of 5 minutes.

    So if you want the atmosphere and ambience of New York in sound, this library gets you exactly that!

     

     

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  • City Life New York Ambiences Play Track 38+ sounds included, 180+ mins total $54

    A collection of interior and exterior ambience recordings made in New York, spanning streets and museums, subways and the Staten Island Ferry. Over three hours of urban ambiences recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060 omni mics.

    The library contains different perspectives of the city including crowded and empty subway trains, distinctively dynamic New York traffic and the quiet and loud sides of New York’s museums. The library will help you build exciting and bold backgrounds for any project, whether it be film, TV, radio or games.

    The recordings capture the full dynamic range of the city and the characteristic acoustic signature that it imparts to sounds, as well as containing a lot of low end power and mid to high range detail.

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  • Get the sounds of incredible New Zealand with this new library: I went down to New Zealand to visit a relative and record and experience the north island. It was an unforgettable trip. I rented a car, stayed on a farm, and explored as much as I could of the island.

    I recorded everything from cities to beaches to forests and farms and beyond! I even hopped on a 8 person plane to the Great Barrier Island off the coast of New Zealand to capture sounds.

    BONUS – I traveled to Sydney, Australia for a week and recorded ambience and walla along the way. This is all included in the library!

    New Zealand library highlights:

    • New Zealand North Island crickets, bugs, birds, cows, winds, streams, rivers, beaches, rain and city ambience
    • BONUS – Sydney, Australia ambience and walla
    • 3.8 GB, 120+ mins, 50+ files
    • New Zealand – Stereo 96Khz, 24bit
    • Australia – Stereo 48Khz, 24bit
    • Metadata included for programs like Soundminer

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