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Modern train sounds, steam train recordings, passing and distant trains, closely recorded trains, engines

  • This is your library for making authentic background train ambiences in movies, games or radio plays. It features over 40 indoor ambiences in 5.1 surround sound. Recorded in 2017 with an INA 5 surround microphone array for realistic room impression. Finish your next project in light speed. Simply drag and drop the interleaved surround sounds into your DAW and get perfectly balanced and panned surround sound train ambiences.

    Key features:

    • More than 40 indoor (cabin) train ambiences/room tones in 5.1 surround sound (3 GB)
    • Fans, rails, machines, motors (diesel and electric), humming, heating, buzz, natural noise
    • Doors, passengers, rattling, air conditioning, toilet, speed-up, slow down, pass-by noise
    • Realistic room impression and sound location, true to original sound color
    • Compatible with ITU-R BS.775 recommendation
    • Perfect balanced surround sounds for drag and drop integration
    • 24 Bit / 96 kHz / low noise recording
    • Interleaved surround sound file (L/R/C/LFE/LS/RS), simply drop into your DAW
    • EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
    • Equipment: INA 5 surround microphone array, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2

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  • City Life 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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  • City Life 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.

     

     

  • City Life Transit: Japan Play Track 40 sounds included, 2.75 hrs mins total $30 $27

    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.

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  • Trains Rail track crossing and vehicle pass-by Play Track 116 sounds included, 96 mins total $21 $13

    Get a range of sounds captured at a railway crossing – including trains passing, and numerous vehicles such as scooters, cars, buses, and bicycles as driving through the crossing.

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  • Contained in this library are authentic Chicago environmental and transportation ambiences.  You will find ambience inside and outside the famous L train, street cars and Chicago bus routes.  As well, as a few memorable ambiences from the street-side and also down by the water. Recorded in high resolution, this library will put you right in the virtual seat of the city of neighborhoods!

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  • Trains Passing Trains Play Track 58 sounds included, 90 mins total $29

    Impressive sounds of Express, Freight and Passenger trains. The library features situations like Approaches and Stops, Express Trains, Freight Trains, Local Trains, Locomotives, Close Miking – for a total of an hour and a half of train sounds!
    The library is organised into 6 sceneries:

    • Approaches and Stops
    • Express Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • Local Trains
    • Locomotives
    • Close Miking
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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences Trains (SPT) Play Track 232 sounds included, 286 mins total $59

    This sound pack contains a collection of train sound effects, recorded in Europe & Asia:

    • freight & passenger trains
    • tram & subway trains
    • train ride ambiences
    • train & subway station ambiences
    • rumble from under train bridges
    • mixed train background ambiences


    All sounds from this library are included in:
    Diversity

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  • Trains Steam Train Play Track 39 sounds included $29

    A collection of onboard and exterior field recordings of a Royal Hudson 4-6-4 steam train. Included are riding sound effects, exterior platform takes.

    Featuring whistles, chugging, hisses, rail noise, and more.

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  • Anybody familiar with travelling on the London Underground will be aware of the distinct soundscapes beneath the streets of London; from the clatter of the ticket hall barriers to the eerie rumbles from the tunnels, waiting in anticipation for the next train to come rushing past before stopping with the squeal of the brakes.

    Each type of train on the network has its own distinct characteristics such as the moaning of the electric traction motors or the peculiar sound of the 1996 Stock used on the Jubilee Line.

    All of these sounds have been beautifully captured in 24-bit 48KHz quality- recorded both with XY stereo microphones and binaurally- creating a highly realistic experience for headphone users.

    Note to users:
    As many of you will know, like many urban transit systems, the London Underground is littered with pre-recorded public announcements.
    These recordings have been extensively edited to the highest quality to ensure that these pre-recorded announcements have been removed where possible.
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  • Trains Transit Trains 1 Play Track 230 sounds included $35

    Vehicles: Transit Train Sound Effects features 230 sound clips of dozens of transit trains: subways, monorails, people movers, streetcars, and more, totalling 4.66 gigabytes

    Includes recordings from Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, New York City, and Mexico City.

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  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $62.50

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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  • Need the sound of vehicles passing by? This sound pack is a composite collection of pass-bys, featuring (Suburban-, Passenger-, Freight-) Trains, Trucks and Cars that I on various freeways and railroads. These sounds come in handy not only for for the obvious purpose of giving the right sonic feel for trains, trucks and cars passing by – but also as design elements ans a great starting point to create a vast number of sci-fi style whooshes and pass-by effects.

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  • Trains Closely Recorded Trains Play Track 63 sounds included, 79 mins total $40

    Closely Recorded Trains delivers interior spot effects of a 1950s UK steam-hauled train carriage, plus rides, station atmospheres and passes.

    Over 60 sounds to enhance your period productions.

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  • City Life Sounds on the Underground Play Track 7 sounds included, 40 mins total $12

    Sounds of the London Underground contains 40 minutes of recordings exploring the sounds of the London tube trains and station platforms.

    • 15 minutes of platform ambience with multiple arrival and departures, passengers alighting and announcements.
    • 25 minutes onboard the Circle and Bakerloo lines.
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  • Skytrain Rapid Transit FX is a collection of unique passby’s, overhead POV and onboard sounds recorded at 24bit 96khz both in stereo and mono, giving you maximum flexibility and realism for your projects.

    The Vancouver transit system is world renowned and carries millions of residents and visitors on board each year since its beginnings in the 1980’s. The older cars have a particular screech to them, perfect for creative design for monsters or machines, and can compliment any variety of air craft or land transport library.

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  • City Life Subway Play Track 58+ sounds included, 133 mins total $40

    An in-depth collection of subway recordings, captured in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are platform ambiences, train interior and exterior, escalators, underground tunnels with people.
    Recorded in quadro on Nevaton MC 50 QUAD; in double-MS on Oktava MK-012 set; in stereo on AKG C414 pair. The double-MS recordings were encoded to quadro and the sources (Mid, Side, Rear) included as well.
    DMS at the end of file name means Double-MS recording; Quadro means direct quadro recording; AKG means stereo recording.

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  • Trains Italian Rails: Trams Trains & Subways Play Track 270 sounds included, 96 mins total $50

    A collection of rail sounds captured in Italy, including sounds of trams (cable cars), trains and subways.

    The library contains sounds like arrivals, departures, pass-bys and on-board recordings. Metallic wheel sounds, pneumatic doors opening and closing, crowds / passengers, and engine sounds are also captured (see the full file list below).

    Both interior and exterior recordings are included, as well as PA announcements in Italian.

    Just updated with more sounds:
    111 new recordings have been added to this library, including high-speed train pass-bys, cable car sounds and more – bringing the total number of files in the library to 270
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  • This sound library boasts a comprehensive collection of sound recordings that capture the character of rural passenger trains throughout the United Kingdom.

    All of the recordings were taken at locations in and around Norfolk and feature trains that are typical of current rural train services in many parts of the country.

    Features:

    • Station arrivals and departures recorded from the station platform.
    • Pass-bys and other lineside recordings.
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  • Trains Swedish-Danish Train Arrivals & Departures Play Track 37+ sounds included, 25+ mins total $20

    This library contains 17 different trains as they pass through the station, arrive and depart a rural station in Sweden. Trains include double decker passanger trains, local metro passanger trains, and few heavy freight train passes. They were recorded with two 4060s on the tracks with a mkh60 following, they are syncable.

    These have a nice isolated stereo image and great for sound designing space ships and sci fi stuff. Also work Wonderfully for transition elements and corporate video introductions. Feel free to inquire before buying here.

     

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  • Trains Trains Play Track 500+ sounds included $249

    The TRAINS SFX library gets you a massive selection of clean, HD train sound effects. Sources include trains such as heavy freight trains, old and modern passenger trains with electric, steam and diesel engines.

    The interior recordings were made on different locations such as the cockpit, the wagons, engine rooms, cabins, and even the restrooms. SFX from the outside contain drive-bys, departing and arriving trains, wheels, horns, grinding, rattling, squeaking, clacking, coupling, braking, air releases, and much more! To give you the full package, you get a mass of great interior and exterior handling sounds on top. Simply any sound you need for a realistic train environment, as always, delivered in high quality with 96kHz / 24-bit.

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  • Mechanical Traction Steam Engines Play Track 202 sounds included, 338 mins total $62.50

    Pulsing pistons, creaking cogs, bright hisses, funnel blasts and evolving mechanical rhythms, the Traction Steam Engines sound library is a collection of engine sounds straight out of the industrial age.

    Consisting of two banks of material – the original recordings (90 stereo/mono files, 96khz, 4.96GB) and a custom collection of design sounds (111 stereo/mono files, 48khz, 4.83GB) – the library offers an exciting range of sonic ingredients for all manner of industrial sound design projects.

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  • This sound library boasts a collection of sound recordings that capture the character of locomotive-hauled passenger trains in the East Anglia region of the United Kingdom. All of the recordings were taken at locations in and around Norfolk and feature trains hauled by Class 37 and Class 68 diesel locomotives.

    The Class 37 is a classic type of British-built diesel locomotive originally introduced in the early 1960s and features a 4-stroke V12 English Electric turbocharged diesel engine.

    The Class 68 locomotives are much more modern locomotives, being introduced in 2013 and feature a 16-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engine.

    Features:

    • Station arrivals and departures recorded from the station platform.
    • Pass-bys and other lineside recordings.
    • An on-board recording demonstrating the traditional “clickety-clack” sound of jointed track at speed.
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  • Ambisonics Train 1 Play Track 26+ sounds included, 36 mins total $75

    Many flavours of train sound recordings in this collection. Some really nice rolling sounds, arrivals and departures. Some of them were recorded in Thailand, in between cars, where security is not a big deal. You may need a more secured transport with high speed train, french TGV, enjoy the incredible pass-by at 190mph.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Trains Vintage Tram Play Track 28+ sounds included, 40 mins total $25

    Vintage Tram features sounds of a fully working light rail vehicle in small valley near Dresden/Germany. The 2-axle railcars were built from 1957 until 1967 with reference to concepts from the 1930s.
    The recorded tram drives along an 8 kilometer track through a small valley that is surrounded by reverberant rock faces of various intensity.

    The Library contains recordings from the driver´s seat, from several positions in the wagon, both with and without passengers. Also included are exterior recordings of squeaky approaches and pass-bys, couplings, doorbells, and door openings/closings.

    Recorded in 192 kHz the material allows for extensive downsampling to generate versatile soundscapes far beyond the original. Please listen to Audio Demo No.2

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Steam Trains Play Track 55+ sounds included, 218 mins total From: $45

    Ambisonic Steam Trains features recordings of 3 different narrow-gauge railways in Saxony/Germany where they meander through narrow valleys and bends.
    The library includes more than 3.5 hours of recordings that are taken directly at the train drivers position in the cabin as well as from wagon platforms and passenger seats.
    Also recordings of train pass-bys, shunting and service operations in the depot are included.
    With the Ambisonic format it is guaranteed that the acoustically rich and diversified surroundings of steam trains in action are captured spherical in each and every detail.

    Ambisonic Steam Trains is available in two versions:
    Ambisonic and Stereo

    The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel A-Format files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in upright position.
    These files need conversion to B Format prior to further processing.

    The Stereo version contains the same number of files with equal playing length, but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions. All takes are already decoded to 180° stereo that can be manipulated with any stereo width plugin.

    About Ambisonics:

    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library – and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the included A-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.

  • City Life Berlin City Sounds Play Track 50 sounds included, 80 mins total $25

    Recordings from the German capital. A collection of  files containing a wide view of  Berlin ambiences: Parks, streets, undergrounds, city ambiences… 50 files of interior and exterior files recorded in the Summer of 2013.

    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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  • Ambisonics Train Station Play Track 17+ sounds included, 39 mins total $75

    This collection is really immersive, distant noises in large halls, people walking away to catch their train and much more.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
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  • Trains Sydney Australia Trains Play Track 55 sounds included, 46 mins total $10

    Sydney Australia Trains consists of 55 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From pass bys and ins and outs, to atmos' and more.

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  • Trains Freight Trains 1 Play Track 25 sounds included $15

    This sound library gathers the heavy, powerful sounds of freight trains, and the scream and chatter of transport rail cars.

    Takes include idling, approaching, departing, and passing by. There are rail squeaks, screeches, and clatters. Each engine is carefully documented with its locomotive type and version, and is listed in full Soundminer metadata.

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  • Trains Steam Trains Play Track 175 sounds included $40

    The Steam Trains library delivers 175 sound effects of three different types of steam train engines, and the clatter, rattle, and grinding of wagons.

    The collection includes riding, idling, pass-bys, departing and arriving trains, bells, whistles, steam blasts, platform atmospheres, and doors and windows.

    Engines are the heavy Santa Fe 2-10-2, the Bavarian BB 0-4-4-0 Heavy Mallet, and a 4 Wheel Switcher 0-4-0 light railway. Also included are door and window handling effects of passenger cars

    Each engine is well documented and listed in full Soundminer metadata.

    The Steam trains library also includes a “Specification Sheet” with detailed information about the trains and environments.

    Recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Some takes provide an alternative mix with recordings from an additional Sony PCM-D recorder.

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  • Trains Distant Trains, triple-stereo Play Track 68 sounds included, 200 mins total $35

    Distant Trains Sound Library delivers impressive multi-channel recordings of trains that pass by in a distance of at least 300 meters up to 1.5 kilometres.

    Included are pass bys of freight, commuter and passenger trains plus single locomotives.
    In order to capture the impressive walls of sound caused by passing trains an arrangement of 6 microphones was used. This setup encompasses stereo-pairs of MKH3040-MS, MKH8090-ORTF and MKH8040-WideAB. All pairs are recorded to separate files that are now available as time-aligned Reaper sets.
    Each recording session took place at nights so that it was possible to capture extremely long approaches and tails that fade out to natural and calm night ambience without any disturbance by road traffic or other unwanted noises.

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