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Ambience recordings from around the world

  • World Sounds Sounds of England & Ireland Play Track 71 sounds included, 49 mins total $70

    This sound collection combines the best of England and both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. After travelling extensively throughout the region we now provide you with a range of useful, high-quality sounds.

    Sounds of England and Ireland is primarily an ambience library featuring sounds recorded on location from bars to restaurants, trains to airports, parks to suburban environments, native birds (including English seagulls), a broad spectrum of accents, and a whole range of other sounds unique to the region.

    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 Sounds of Europe 1 – Busy Places Play Track 33+ sounds included, 105 mins total $40 $20

    Ambient Backgrounds recorded in various European Cities. These are the kind of sounds that are required for practically every modern TV show or movie, and some video games – e.g. Cafés, train stations, lobbies, churches, bars, public spaces etc., but all with a European flavour.

    Indistinct walla and background voices that could be used for any city, including some tracks with recognisable European language dialogue (e.g. English, French, Italian, German and Czech.) All of this is catalogued in the tracklisting so there are no surprises.

    The library features recordings from cities such as London, Venice, Prague, Vienna and Annecy, France.  Real world sounds with no reverb or other fake effects applied! They have been painstakingly edited, EQ’d and mastered to avoid unwanted sounds and loud annoying spikes in level and frequency that would otherwise mess up your workflow.

    New related volume coming soon….!

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  • World Sounds Sounds of France Play Track 26 sounds included, 82 mins total $40

    Bonjour! Welcome to the Sounds of France. This collection features a collection of high quality sounds recorded on location all around the beautiful regions of France.

    From traditional bistros and cafes, to the famous Paris Metro, authentic crowds and accents, airports, church bells and so much more. Please see the tracklist below for more detailed track information.

    Sounds of France was recorded with the intention to be particularly useful in post-production environments with a range of genuine and rare sounds you can genuinely expect to hear in France.

    We really hope you enjoy this extensive, high-quality sound pack.

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

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  • Environments Sounds Of Hong Kong Play Track 30+ sounds included, 43 mins total $25 $15

    The sounds of Hong Kong, recorded in 2007. It includes the sounds of a ferry from Lantau Island to Hong Kong, trams, street scenes and MTR trains, interior and exterior.

    Some tracks could be used for any modern or futuristic city, where you need to add an exotic or futuristic dimension, that Blade Runner-esque feel if you will, not just for Asia!

    In total, 30 recordings are included for more than 40 minutes of authentic Hong Kong sounds.

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  • City Life Sounds of Istanbul Play Track 80+ sounds included, 360 mins total $59

    Sounds of Istanbul gets you more than 6 hours of oriental-flavored soundscapes and ambiences – gathered around Istanbul, Turkey. It features calls to prayers, bazaars, harbor sounds, Walla, crowds of people passing through the streets and alleys, car traffic, street musicians, both close and distant emergency siren sounds, as well as the quiet crowd at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

    So if you’re after middle-eastern city ambiences, Sounds of Istanbul delivers:

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  • World Sounds Sounds of Morocco Play Track 19 sounds included, 62 mins total $40 $30

    Welcome to the Sounds of Morocco. This essential collection features carefully selected, high-quality sounds recorded on location in the North African region of Morocco.

    From the chaos of Marrakech’s bazaars and souks, to the relative calm of the seaside town, Essaouira, to the laid-back surfside village of Taghazout, this collection captures a true snapshot of the sounds you can expect to hear in Morocco. This collection includes crowds, accents, cafes, birds, traditional markets (or souks), the Islamic call to Prayer (Adhan) and so much more. Please see the tracklist below for more detailed track information.

    Sounds of Morocco was recorded with the intention to be particularly useful in post-production environments with a range of genuine and rare sounds you can genuinely expect to hear in Morocco.

    We really hope you enjoy this extensive, high-quality sound pack.

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

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  • This is a small collection of nature sounds and ambiences, captured at the coast of Northland, New Zealand. You can hear many different birds, including the Tui, Bellbird and Barbary Dove.You can also find tracks with lots of very loud and noisy Chorus cicadas. As well as more quiet crickets at night.

    All nature recordings are clear and completely free from external noise and other human disruptions, which is why this library will be especially useful for productions taking place in medieval times and nature documentaries.The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes, so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping. All of these nature ambiences are recorded using three different microphone set-ups. A Stereo set-up. A wide stereo set-up. And a spaced omnis set-up, which also offers extended frequency response. This brings you 3 variations of each recording. Within these variations the differences are sometimes subtle and sometimes more extreme. These three perspectives can provide flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.

    Get more than 2 hours of unique, royalty-free and especially high quality recordings with this library.

    Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible. The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes, so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping.

    For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.

     

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  • Sounds of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences features nature sounds and ambiences, captured in many different parts of Tasmania at different times of day.

    It includes recordings in rainforests, deciduous forests, Tall Tree forests, coastal forests, grasslands and other settings. Many typical Tasmanian birds are to be heard, including the Yellow-tailed black Cockatoos, Yellow Wattlebirds, Green Rosellas, Bellbirds, Ravens and of course Laughing Kookaburras. You can also find recordings of the Eastern Banjo Frog, different crickets and other insects.

    Locations include: Cradle Mountain National Park, Mount Field National Park, Freycinet National Park, Bruny Island, Styx Forest Reserve and Lake Binney Reserve.

    Get more than 9 hours of unique, royalty-free and especially high quality recordings with this library.

     

    All of our nature ambiences are recorded using three different microphone set-ups. A Stereo set-up. A wide stereo set-up. And a spaced omnis set-up, which also offers extended frequency response. This brings you 3 variations of each recording. Within these variations the differences are sometimes subtle and sometimes more extreme. To be used as needed and providing flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.

    All nature recordings are clear and free from external noise and other human disruptions. Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible.

    The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping.

    For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.

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  • Environments Sounds of Prague Play Track 51 sounds included, 197 mins total $15 $10

    The next stop in our sound journey is Prague, Czech Republic


    This old city of beautiful churches, narrow streets, ringing trams, echoey squares, cobblestones and bridges has an incredibly attractive atmosphere. And we, as always, will not disturb this natural environment and capture it with stealth recording using DPA 4060 mics.

    Take the chance and dive into the attractive sonic atmospheres of Eastern Europe!

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    • An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Prague in winter time
    • Stealth recording with DPA 4060 gives the absolute naturalness and allows you to be where you cannot operate with a traditional set of microphones
    • Sorted by the time of day, weather and location-type categories
    • All files have extensive metadata included
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  • World Sounds Sounds of Russia Play Track 27 sounds included, 70 mins total $40

    Sounds of Russia features a collection of high quality sounds recorded on location in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.

    From the Moscow underground, to St Petersburg’s famous Hermitage art gallery, a number of unique church bell recordings and even the madness of Red Square celebrations during New Years Eve. This collection features various authentic ambiences, crowds, accents and more. Please see the tracklist below for more detailed track information.

    Sounds of Russia was recorded with the intention to be particularly useful in post-production environments with a range of genuine and rare sounds you can genuinely expect to hear in Russia.

    We really hope you enjoy this extensive, high-quality sound pack.

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

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  • World Sounds Sounds of Senegal Play Track 41 sounds included, 213 mins total $40

    Get the sounds of Senegal in this interesting collection from Eneas Mentzel. Covering everything from city and village ambiences to night and day atmospheres and much more, this library is a rich source of authentic Senegalese ambiences. More than 3.5 hours of recordings total are included.

    All files in unprocessed M/S format for maximum flexibility in audio post !!!

    Artwork by Annemie Van Roey.

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  • World Sounds Sounds of Spain & Portugal Play Track 49 sounds included, 34 mins total $50

    Spain and Portugal represent two countries with truly vibrant and distinct cultures. At anytime, day or night, you can expect an abundance of ambient sounds and vocalisations on every corner, except for during the afternoon siesta of course.

    We roamed the streets of Seville, Granada, Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and beyond recording everyday life in tapas bars, restaurants, markets, public transport, universities, local football matches, cultural and religious events and more to bring you an accurate sonic representation of these great countries

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

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  • Environments Sounds of Sweden Play Track 50 sounds included, 178 mins total $15 $10

    Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden!

    This is a charming city of tolling bells, cobblestones, narrow streets, bridges, quaysides and seagulls has an incredible atmosphere of North Lands.

    Weather is constantly changing from snow to rain, winds are heavy, but strong Swedish people are always on the streets. So, we, as always, should not disturb this natural environment and capture it with stealth recording using DPA 4060 microphones.

    Take the chance and dive into the attractive sonic atmospheres of North Spirit!

    KEY POINTS:

    • An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Stockholm in winter time
    • Stealth recording with DPA 4060 gives the absolute naturalness and allows you to be where you cannot operate with a traditional set of microphones
    • Sorted by location-type categories
    • All files have extensive metadata included
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  • Environments South African Ambiences Exterior Play Track 28 sounds included, 230 mins total $35

    This library is a myriad of uniquely South African exterior ambiences.
    Get true exterior ambience sounds of South Africa in this authentic collection. The South African Exterior ambience sound effects library features recordings from places in and around Cape Town, beach, city, promenade, bus station, market, taxi rank, residential suburb, city rooftop, the CDB, train station, parking lot, primary school, residential areas and many more.

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  • Animals & Creatures South African Crickets Play Track 40 sounds included, 197 mins total $55

    Get an extensive collection of South African nature ambiences (average duration: 5 minutes), from places like the Mhkaya Jungle, Kruger National Park, The Wetlands and more. Locations include jungles, swamps, ponds, rivers and towns. Featuring all sorts of crickets and cicades, of course – but there’s also plenty of other South African wildlife, like mosquitoes, birds, fighting baboons and snorting hippos The sounds were captured during various times of both day and night and give you a huge variety of ambiences to work with.

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  • This library is a collection of South African Emergency Service sirens. It’s a collection of siren sounds from various distances and for various vehicles. There are mono and stereo versions, as well as processed options. South African Emergency Services use the same 3 sounds whether its an ambulance, police vehicle or fire truck. Combinations of each are used in different situations and are part of this library.

    All tracks recorded with the Zoom H5 XY stereo pair as well as a Sennheiser MKH60.

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  • World Sounds South India Play Track 55+ sounds included, 98 mins total $60

    'South India' is a unique collection of 55 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment. This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds from the southwest to the southeastern part of the country! Recorded over many months and different seasons with DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy, this collection includes:

    • Cities: Mumbai, Chennai and Madurai, hyperactive Indian cities
    • Countryside and villages in Karnakata, entry of the desert
    • Forests and jungles from tropical south mountains
    • Markets: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • Rice and tea fields
    • Public spaces and train stations
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  • Nature & Countryside Southern African Ambience Play Track 56/112 sounds included, 330 mins total From: $75

    Southern African Ambience is a collection of rich and immersive savanna ambiences, recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks in the north of South Africa, just on the border with Botswana.

    Library highlights:• Lush ambiences, each over 4 minutes and up to 10 minutes in length, in stereo and surround
    • Huge amount of birds, with 45 species identified in metadata
    • Mammals such as Baboon, Bushbuck and Black-backed Jackal
    • Crickets, cicadas, flies and frogs
    Download the surround demo wav here

    Excerpts from The Audio Spotlight’s review:
    “The quality of the recorded sounds is phenomenal”
    “A special mention goes to the Baboons which are scary as hell”
    “The birds are fantastic”

    – read the full review of Southern African Ambience here

  • Environments Spain & The Festa Major Play Track 95+ sounds included, 220 mins total $79

    Ambience recordings from around Spain – and from the famous Festa Major celebrations in Sitges, Spain.

    Featuring crowd sounds, general street ambience, fireworks and explosions, music and all the sounds associated with the festival.

    The collection also features ambience recordings from various other Spanish cities and towns, including Barcelona, Benidorm, Cadiz, Cartagena, Figueres and Montserrat.

    If you're looking for the authentic spirit of Spain, this library gets you more than 3.5 hours of it!

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  • This sound library features stereo recordings from 7 different cities of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, Cordoba, San Sebastian and Malaga). Some of the locations include are a hospital, a school, a market, a beach, several train stations, cafeterias, bar terraces and many more. All recordings, unless it’s specified, are free of birds and traffic sounds, which will allow you to mix your tracks as you please. If you are in need of crowd ambiences from Spain, this is the go-to library.

    There are 57 recordings included, most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length and there are more than 190 minutes of crowd recordings in total. Files are 96/24 and 48/24.

    All tracks have full Soundminer embedded Metadata.

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  • SPANISH VOICES, CROWDS & REACTIONS contains a great collection of ambiences recorded in public bars, cafes, restaurants, theaters, and other public places around Spain. It also include several recordings films wildtracks, used in several productions.

    Bars, Restaurants, shops, crowds, reactions – recorded exclusively for real projects. Now you have the chance to get them together in a great pack!

    How many times have you look for these kinds of files and they have English voices? Now you will have this high quality files recorded in Spain with Spanish voices.

    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 Sweden Ambiences Play Track 56+ sounds included, 220 mins total $50

    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).

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  • Environments Synthetic Sphere Play Track 10 sounds included, 51 mins total $10

    Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads. 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 stereo samples – Total 51 minutes of content.

    The library is also available in an Ambisonic version here.

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  • World Sounds Tasmania Play Track 44+ sounds included, 220 mins total $40

    Over the course of a week I captured the sounds of Tasmania, an island off the coast of Victoria, Australia with all its life and beauty. It shows off the island’s tranquil birds, delicate waves on the rocky shores, mountain streams, light wind and rain in the forest, and much more. Tracks last from 2.5 to 6 minutes, giving you over 3.5 hours of these unique wilderness ambiences.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.

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  • Environments Taste of Philippines Play Track 76 sounds included, 409 mins total $55 $30

    Get the authentic sounds and ambiences from the Philippines in this sound effect library. It contains recordings of Lakes, Rice Terraces, Mountains, day and night Village Life, Kids Playing, People Talking, City Life, Traffic, Beaches, Jungle and much more.

    Bonus recordings of village everyday life events such as traditional rice pounding and wood chopping are also included.

    In total, it comes with nearly 7 hours (!) of authentic sounds and atmospheric ambiences from the Philippines.

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  • World Sounds Tek Chok Ling Nunnery / Nepal Play Track 79+ sounds included, 204 mins total $99

    Tek Chok Ling Nunnery library contains one of a kind, unique collection of sounds, recorded both within the walls of the Nepalese nunnery and on the filled with life streets of Kathmandu.

    The purpose of the Tek Chok Ling Nunnery is to inspire and infect with the contagious beauty of everyday buddhist rituals, which normally are not accessible for outsiders and ment to be experienced by only a limited group of people, whose entire lives are dictated by their immaculate religious beliefs.

    Within those humble advocates of unrestricted faith in a fellow man and a stranger, one can find an inspiration and a proper dose of somewhat distant empathy in the Western world.

    The library includes, but is not limited to sounds from both the nunnery and the hectic streets of the capital city of Nepal. The busy streets of Kathmandu carry the beauty of its everyday hustle and bustle sounds, containing a diverse range of city ambience.

    Extensive information of every track was made, making the search for desired environmental sound much easier, formatted for Soundminer. The library features 3h24min of sounds from Tek Chok Ling Nunnery, Kathmandu and Himalayan mountains.

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  • World Sounds Temple of Asia Play Track 23+ sounds included, 72 mins total $50

    Temple of Asia is a unique collection of 22 sounds related to Hindu and Buddhist religions recorded through all Asia over many years.
    All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment.

    This collection includes:
    -Temple and pagoda, indoor and outdoor
    -Bells, gongs and percussions
    -Prayer and singer, in group or alone
    -Ceremonies

    This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.
    All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.

    Some of these sounds are already included in the following libraries: Thailand, North India and Indonesia.

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  • World Sounds Thailand Play Track 101+ sounds included, 251 mins total $70

    'Thailand' is a unique collection of 101 sounds recorded over 2 years and produced with high quality equipment with DPA and Neumann mics, an Audio Technica Preamp, an Aeta Mixy Recorder, and a PCM D-100 digital recorder. This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded throughout the country at different seasons! Ambiences include:

    • Tropical Jungles: 3 National parks, wild wet nature still preserved
    • Buddhist temples
    • Exotic island in the south with white sandy beaches bordered by an abounding nature
    • Mountains and fields of Chiang-mai and the Golden Triangle
    • Markets from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • Countrysides: Isaan region, ancient Khmer kingdom
    • Cities: busy Bangkok, Chang Rai or Ubon Ratchathani
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  • Environments The Netherlands Play Track 70 sounds included, 350 minutes mins total From: $50

    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.

     

     

  • Human The Supermarket Play Track 13 sounds included, 12 mins total $10

    THE SUPERMARKET
    Ambience Pack

    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:

    • 13 high definition sound clips
    • 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
    • 1 HD immersive audio impulse response
    • Impulse responses work with most major convolution reverb plugins
    • Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
    • Total Runtime 12:35
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  • Environments The Zinc Mines Play Track 24 sounds included, 32 mins total $29

    “The Zinc Mines” is a collection of high quality ambient and close up recordings from within the various levels, drifts, shafts and caverns of the underground Zinc Mines located in Grue, Norway.

    Specifically these recordings were done in the mines called “Nysetergruvene”. The atmosphere inside the mountain mine is cold and wet, with water dripping between levels, trickling down shafts and dripping in large pools.

    The recordings vary from extremely quiet and sparse dripping to gushing intense waterfalls with varying distance to source.

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  • City Life Tokyo – Outdoor Ambiances Play Track 33 sounds included, 106 mins total $42 $35.70

    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.

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