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African Rainforest

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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

Licensor: Daan Hendriks
Categories: , , , .
Type: Rainforest sound effects / recordings
Specs: 69 files • 69+ sounds • 24 bit / 96 kHz • 11.5 GB (stereo) / 45.5 GB (surround + stereo) • Includes metadata
Approx. 330 minutes total
Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
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The ambience recordings include 10 primate species

Chimpanzee, Blue Monkey, Black and White Colobus, DeBrazza’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Dwarf Bushbaby, Olive Baboon and an unidentified type of Galago.

Great Apes bonus content

9 Chimpanzee & 4 Mountain Gorilla close up vocalisation recordings


Surround demo & info

Download surround demo

Channel layout: L, R, C, Sub, Ls, Rs

Formats: 5.0 & quad


Recording equipment

One double MS rig: Sennheiser MKH8040 x2, Sennheiser MKH30

One custom built quasi-binaural SASS rig: Sennheiser MKH8020 x2

Recorders/preamps: Zoom F8, Sound Devices USBPre2 + Sony D100



54 bird species have been identified in metadata

Chestnut-throated Apalis, African Broadbill, African Paradise Flycatcher, African Wood Owl, African Yellow White-eye, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Black-billed Turaco, Black-throated Apalis, Brown Illadopsis, Buff-throated Apalis, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Chubb’s Cisticola, Collared Sunbird, Dark-capped Bulbul, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Grauer’s Warbler, Great Blue Turaco, Grey Crowned Crane, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Grey-headed Bush-Shrike , Grosbeak Weaver, Least Honeyguide, Little Greenbul , Montane Oriole, Mountain Illadopsis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Olive Pigeon, Olive-bellied Sunbird, Piping Hornbill, Red-chested Cuckoo, Red-faced Cisticola, Red-tailed Ant Thrush, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Red-tailed Greenbul, Ruwenzori Apalis, Ruwenzori Batis, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Senegal Coucal, Slender-billed Greenbul, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Tambourine Dove, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Waller’s Starling, Western Black-headed Oriole, Western Nicator, White-breasted Nigrita, White-naped Raven, White-spotted Flufftail, White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Barbet, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Nicator, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul

Other wildlife

Numerous frogs, crickets and cicadas

Bats, Boehm’s Tree Squirrel, Western Tree Hyrax, Red-legged Sun Squirrel, Waterbuck

Rainforest types & elevations

Afromontane (1750m, 2000m, 2300m, 2350m), Afromontane Swamp (2000m, 2350m), Medium Altitude Tropical Rainforest (900m), Montane-Lowland Transitional Rainforest (1100m, 1300m), Tropical Lowland Rainforest (700m)



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1 review

  1. Jnsandreasjensen

    I would highly recommend this library. The quality of the recordings have been exceptional and the content unique!
    If you are working on something that requires exotic ambiences, this is a must have in my opinion.

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