Clean and production ready
URBAN EUROPE is a highly versatile ambience library that smoothly adapts to a wide range of applications.
It offers a large selection of generic ambiences to blend into many different contexts as well as specifically recognizable locations delivered with maximum authenticity.
Frame your scene
Ambiences are an excellent tool to establish the mood of a scene, level, or location. With URBAN EUROPE, this becomes a simple and rewarding task: Choose from the large pool of well categorized ambiences available.
From ultra-silent to lively, confined to wide open, dry and close to reverberant – everything delivered in an immersive 3D audio format that’s also backward compatible.
To increase your mileage with the library even further, the average sound is 3-5 minutes long.
Including Stereo Version
In addition to the ORTF-3D files, the 3D SURROUND edition also contains all files in 2.0 stereo for your convenience to save time on unnecessary conversions. Instead, you can instantly use these great new sounds for all your projects that don’t require surround sound.
YOU ONLY NEED THIS LIBRARY IN STEREO? VOILÀ!
SAME QUALITY, SAME CONTENT
You don’t want to miss the excellent URBAN EUROPE source recordings, but don’t necessarily require the surround version? We offer the same recordings in the same quality in our stereo version at a lower price.
We visited and thoroughly recorded a huge variety of environments across various European cities, including the following:
London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Canterbury, Barcelona, Maastricht, Versailles
Enter A New Era of Surround Sound FX Libraries
Suitable for any surround application, even and especially immersive audio like Auro 3D, Dolby Atmos, 360° Videos and VR
URBAN EUROPE is the fifth product of our famous new sound effect series 3D SURROUND. It continues a new era of surround sound FX libraries with unprecedented precision, spatial impression and clarity. 3D Surround delivers better results where conventional surround techniques reach their limits. This occurs especially, although not exclusively, in VR, where events must sound 100% convincing depending on the rotation and tilt of the user’s head. With our new 3D SURROUND series, you are ideally equipped for not only VR, but any other application that requires high-definition and crystal-clear surround sound.
What is so special about 3D Surround?
3D Surround has two enormous advantages over conventional surround sound. On the one hand, individual sound sources can be located much better and more clearly with 3D Surround. On the other hand, 3D Surround also reflects height differences much better. This results in a more extensive and much clearer sound image in a quality that cannot be achieved with conventional surround sound.
HIGH-PRECISION SOUND LOCATION
Conventional surround sound often provides a somewhat diffuse image of the sound source, making it hard to precisely pinpoint the direction where the sound is coming from and where it is moving to. 3D Surround draws a crystal-clear picture of the source recording for a complete sound experience.
THE 3RD DIMENSION – SUITED FOR VR & Dolby Atmos
3D Surround adds a height layer as a third dimension compared to regular surround. The sound not only reaches the listener’s ear from the side, but also from above. This results in a much better localisation of the sound source and a much more immersive listening experience which makes it the perfect surround type for VR applications and Dolby Atmos.
RECORDED WITH THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Our 3D Surround libraries are recorded with the highly-acclaimed SCHOEPS ORTF-3D setup, a cuboid 8ch level/time difference ambience setup. The main benefit is an additional height layer compared to regular surround recording setups. It consists of 8 supercardioid microphones.
The height layer offers a much wider range of spatial sound effects and a more realistic three-dimensional reproduction. Therefore, it provides a clearer representation of spatial depth, a more natural surround impression, improved envelopment, and an authentic feel.
To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata like file description & keywords. Metadata can be read and processed by audio management tools. Some digital audio workstations feature an included search tool that can also read embedded metadata. Here are the most common audio management tools:
BOOM Library sound FX come as WAV files. This means you can import and work with them in any software that can handle this file type. Here are the most common audio and video editing software tools that work perfectly with our sound FX
- Logic Pro
- Ableton Live
- Pro Tools
- Final Cut Pro X
- After Effects
- Vegas Pro
- Media Composer