The aim of my store is to provide sound professionals with the tracks that they need to do their job at a fair price. The ambiences I record are designed to be largely as unobtrusive as possible, with no annoying, repetitive sounds or unwanted spikes in frequency or levels.
Starting with a Hong Kong ambience sound library, I have since made a European ambient collection and will follow that up soon with another two ambience libraries currently in the works.
Ambiences of Markets, Skylines, a Café etc. from Agadir, Morocco, by award winning Sound Recordist and Sound Editor Rob Bourke, edited and mastered by Sound Designer Ian Macbeth.
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….!
The sounds of Hong Kong, recorded in 2007. It includes the sounds of a ferry from Lantau Island to Hong Kong, the legendary Star Ferry, trams, street scenes including the iconic pedestrian crossing beeps and MTR (Metro) 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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