Featured Sound Creator: Thomas Rex Beverly Asbjoern Andersen


Why Thomas Rex Beverly stands out:

 
Thomas Rex Beverly’s 100+ nature sound libraries have been used extensively in the world of television, games, apps, museum exhibits and on high-profile film productions such as CODA, Antman: Quantumania, The Last of Us, Jack Ryan, Star Trek: Picard, Yellowstone, and Frozen II. As a nature sound recordist and composer with over ten years of experience, Beverly explores our evolving planet through sound. Through his field recordings, music, and sound art, he inspires listeners and hopes to help preserve the precious natural landscapes and their breath-taking soundscapes for future generations.

Field recordist and sound effects library creator Thomas Rex Beverly
 

 

Highlight: Bowed Cactus

 
In Bowed Cactus, get a visceral collection of bowed and plucked cactus from the deserts of the American Southwest. Take a violin bow to a cactus spine and hear guttural screeches with intense, physical energy. Hear plucked needles popping in rich organic granulation. Hear thick, bowed spines growling like supernatural animals and single needles stuttering with real grit.

This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Cactus sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into otherworldly creatures brimming with ultrasonic energy. I hope you are excited by their sound designing potential and I can’t wait to hear what you create!

 
  • Creature Sound Effects Bowed Cactus Play Track 553+ sounds included, 60 mins total $110

    •In Bowed Cactus, get a visceral collection of bowed and plucked cactus from the deserts of the American Southwest. Take a violin bow to a cactus spine and hear guttural screeches with intense, physical energy. Hear plucked needles popping in rich organic granulation. Hear thick, bowed spines growling like supernatural animals and single needles stuttering with real grit.
    •This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Cactus sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into otherworldly creatures brimming with ultrasonic energy. I hope you are excited by their sound designing potential and I can’t wait to hear what you create!

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    •Animalistic vocalizations
    •Visceral scraping
    •Wild screaming harmonics
    •Rich ultrasonic energy up to 50kHz
    •Guttural mid-range and bass stuttering
    •Intricate granular textures of plucked needles
    •Multiple similar sounds are grouped into single audio files with s fade ins/outs between each sound.
    •Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Bowed Cactus does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    •Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.
    •Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    •View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    BLOG POST:
    •Read behind the scenes stories from this field recording trip in my blog post: Supernatural Cactus Creatures.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 
    GEAR USED:
    •Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    •Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    •Sound Devices 702
    •Rycote MS Blimp
    •Rycote ORTF Blimp

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Explore the libraries from Thomas Rex Beverly below:

 

  • Animal Sound Effects African Grey Parrot Play Track 225 sounds included, 4 mins total $55

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In African Grey Parrot, get a musical collection of parrot vocalizations from Myrtle the parrot. Hear short squeaks so adorable I couldn’t help but smile and powerful clicks that sound like alien languages. Hear visceral screeches that could cause nightmares and playful whistles so musical you’d think she had a tune stuck in her head.
    • This library offers you a collection of sounds from a fascinating species. I didn’t know one parrot could make such a wide variety of vocalizations and it was a joy to hear them for the first time as I got to know Myrtle over several sessions. I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Visceral screeches
    • Alarm calls
    • Playful squawks and sqeaks
    • Musical whistles
    • Whooshing wing flaps
    RECORDING STORIES:
    • A friend of mine in Philly recently got an African Grey Parrot. These parrots can live 40-60 years as pets, so this is a serious long-term commitment. People have to put these parrots in their will because your parrot often outlives you!
    • Myrtle the parrot is an adolescent and is discovering her voice. I was lucky to be able to spend 4 separate session with her as she explored the full range of her vocal chords.
    • I was only the second human Myrtle had spent time with, so she was very nervous during the first session. I mostly captured alarm calls and nervous screeches.
    • However, as I returned for more sessions, she became more comfortable and made a wide variety of happy and playful calls. My favorites was the clicks she makes that sound like an alien language.
    • Lessons Learned – I recorded Myrtle in Double Mid/Side, left the mics on a stand near her, and then backed away. Because I recording in surround, when she moved off axis, I could rotated the surround image in Harpex to center the final stereo rendering included in this library. By leaving the mic in one place Myrtle got comfortable and I was able to capture joyful and playful sounds from this captivating species of parrot.
    FILE LIST:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • Cinela Mid/Side Blimp
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Alaska: Active Nature Play Track 48+ sounds included, 300 mins total From: $75

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Active Nature, get a collection of the energetic ambiences from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Hear the resounding sound of glacial valleys as the endless sun fuels the ecosystem. Hear playful shorebirds energetic calls and whooshing flybys. Hear the sweet singing of Swainson’s Thrush and resonant woodpeckers that ring for miles. Hear cottonwoods creaking and the eerie winnowing of Wilson’s Snipe circling overhead.
    • This library is packed full of tracks with vibrant flora and fauna from the lively summer landscapes of the Arctic. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the nearby glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Active nature ambiences with dense flora and fauna
    • Lush, dense songbird choruses
    • Close, single species calls
    • Wing flutters and whooshing flybys
    • Water takeoffs and landings
    • Lush forest birds
    • Energetic shorebirds
    • Days and nights in the beaver pond filled marshland
    • Days and nights in the boreal forest
    • Two, 30+ minute dawn choruses
    • Lone moose walking in a beaver pond
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Moose, Swainson’s Thrush, Varied Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Common Loon, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, American Robin, Black-billed Magpie, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Wilson’s Snipe, Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Woodpeckers, bats
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • Water & Ocean Sounds Alaska: Lake Waves Play Track 22+ sounds included, 49 mins total $35

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Lake Waves, get a small collection of soothing waves from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Hear the power of the wind as it builds waves down the 40-mile lake. Hear gentle crackling through rounded pebbles and sloshing boats at dock. Hear crashing swells and trickling water percolating through wet rocks.
    • This library is full of tracks with soothing water from the rocky shorelines of the Arctic. Enjoy the melodic, gurgling water only rocky shorelines can create.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Rock and pebble filled beaches
    • Close and distant waves
    • Crashing, Sloshing, and Gurgling
    • Crackling and Swishing
    • Docked boat movement
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • DPS 4060s in AB
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sound Devies 702
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Alaska: Quiet Nature Play Track 49+ sounds included, 231 mins total From: $75

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Quiet Nature, get a collection of serene ambiences from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Hear the immense sparseness of glacial valleys and still water. Hear massive halls of wet wood that envelop and transport you to a long-lost time. Hear the tranquil beauty of boreal forests untouched by human hands during days of endless light. Hear lonely moose tromping through beaver ponds and haunting hoots of Northern Saw-whet Owls.
    • This library is packed full of tracks with sparse flora and fauna from the lonesome landscapes of the Arctic. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the nearby glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Soothing quiet nature ambiences with minimal flora and fauna
    • The haunting hoots of Boreal, Northern Saw-whet, and Great Horned Owls
    • Eerie nighttime creature movement
    • Wing flutters, flybys, and takeoffs
    • Lone moose tromping through a beaver pond
    • Wilson’s Snipe – winnowing
    • Sparse forest birds singing
    • Distant echoes of shorebird songs
    • Days and nights in the beaver pond filled marshland
    • Days and nights in the boreal forest
    • Soothing distant water and wind
    • Ultrasonic bats
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife:Moose, Swainson’s Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Green-winged Teal, Wilson’s Snipe, Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, bats
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    96 kHz and 192 kHz:
    • I always record and archive at 192 kHz for conservation and preservation purposes.
    • However, all sounds are delivered in 96 kHz unless there was useful frequency content present above 48 kHz. Then the audio is delivered at 192 kHz.
    • 4 of 49 tracks are included at 192 kHz. Bats are the only wildlife above 48 kHz in these recordings.
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
  • Environments & Ambiences Alaska: Rain Play Track 24+ sounds included, 141 mins total From: $70

    DESCRIPTION:
    • Alaska: Rain has the vast, beautiful crackling of arctic thunderstorms. Hear soothing rain deep in the boreal forest. Hear massive post-rain drips plopping and the musical call of Swainson’s Thrushes singing in the rain. Hear thunderclaps that ripple across glacial valleys and the soothing noise of a million raindrops on cottonwood leaves.
    • This library offers you a large collection of arctic rain. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the weather as it sings through the boreal forests of Alaska.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • A Cinela Kelly Rain Cover was used. So, all recordings were captured deep in the forest.
    • Rain in the boreal forest of cottonwood, birch, and spruce
    • Light, moderate, and heavy rain
    • Post-rain canopy drips broken loose by the wind
    • Rippling thunderclaps
    • All recordings include birds
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    RECORDING TIPS – HOW TO RECORD RAIN:
    • Use microphones known to perform well in high humidity. I use Sennheiser microphones. View my full gear list – here.
    • Use cables made with Neutrik X-HD Series waterproof connectors. This keeps water from getting into your cable connection points.
    • Use a dry bag for your recorder. I like the Sea to Summit 65L bags because they have a wide mouth and can easily fit a recording bag through the opening.
    • Put your dry bag at least 25 feet away and cover it with local foliage. Otherwise you’ll just record the sound of rain hitting a dry bag.
    • Use a Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side blimp with a Kelly Rain Cover.
    • Coat the inner cover of the Cinela Pianissimo with NixWax as Cinela directs on their website. This is a water repellant molecule that is also acoustically transparent. The water repellant causes the water to bead up and roll off while also letting the air through. Read more about how NixWax works – here.
    • The honeycomb of the Kelly Rain cover disperses drops as they hit the blimp which minimizes thumps. However, don’t use the Kelly Rain cover in areas with lots of insects because they tend to get stuck in the honeycomb, buzz for hours, and ruin recordings. The honeycomb cover also doubles as excellent protection for the blimp if a bear/moose/elk decides to chew on it.
    • Find a section of forest with low and dense deciduous leaves. These leaves catch the rain so drips don’t thump on the blimp. Occasional thumps during heavy rain are okay because they are easy to edit out in post.
    • Waterproofing a microphone blimp is totally game changing. I can now leave my rig out in the elements for 24 hours without fear of rain. Waterproof blimps and 32-bit float recorders have opened up a whole new world of recording for me  and I couldn’t be more excited.
    • Build a platform of local foliage to cover the blimp for extra protection. George Vlad has an excellent video on how to build a natural rain canopy – here.
    • I learned many of these rain recording techniques from George Vlad, so make sure you check out his work at Mindful Audio.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    • Cinela Kelly Rain Cover
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
  • Environments & Ambiences Alaska: Wind Play Track 49+ sounds included, 148 mins total From: $70

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Alaska: Wind, get an expansive collection of forest winds from the pristine wilderness of Alaska. Hear the power of the Alaskan Range as gusts whip down from the high mountains. Hear blustery blasts whipping through the birch and cottonwood canopy and scrappy tundra spruces straining to stay vertical.
    • This library offers you a large collection of arctic wind. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the wind as it sings through the boreal forests of Alaska. 

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Zero birds, insects, or other wildlife in all recordings
    • Deciduous winds of Cottonwood and Birch
    • Coniferous winds of Spruce
    • Canopy winds
    • Swirling gusts
    • Squeaky trees and creaking branches
    • Close deciduous leaves fluttering
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • DPA 4060s in AB
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with two DPA 4060s and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • Animal Sound Effects Angry Chipmunk Play Track 150 sounds included, 13 mins total From: $45

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Angry Chipmunk, get a maniacal collection of enraged rodents. Hear fierce repetitive chirps and visceral trills so close they can’t help but startle. Hear frantic scuttling movement and barks that sound like villainous laughter when pitched down.
    • This library offers you a collection of sounds from a rodent with loads of character. Northern Maine has the highest density of angry chipmunks of any place I have recorded. Chipmunks are incredibly territorial and they really did not like me recording near their trees. They even chewed through some of my cables to show their displeasure! But it was worth it to hear their scrappy vocalizations up close. I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Angry territorial calls
    • Close and distant perspectives
    • Trills
    • Barks
    • Screams
    • Chirps
    • Frenetic scuttling movement
    RECORDING STORIES AND TIPS:
    • Chipmunks and other rodents are much more active in coniferous groves. They love the nuts dropped by the white pine trees in Maine.
    • That said, be careful when leaving drop rigs in coniferous groves. Plan to lose some cables to chipmunks and mice that don’t like you mounting microphones in their neck of the woods. I’ve had them gnaw on cables, dry bags, and even my microphone blimp! Luckily the rain stopped before they did their gnawing, so it didn’t ruin the recordings!
    • When doing long cable runs in coniferous groves, try using garden stakes to elevate the cable so that it isn’t running along the ground. Getting the cable off the ground 30 centimeters or so tends to discourage gnawing. This can also be useful so you don’t get sticky sap all over your cables.
    • Chipmunks love to startle you. Many a time, I was listening to a peaceful forest soundscape when one decided to slowly creep out on a branch right near my mics and then suddenly blast my ears with a barks, trills, and screams. Scares me half to death every time. The joys of field recording :)
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:

    • Stereo Only: These recording were made in stereo and do not include a quad version.
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • Sony D100
    • Sony A10
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Avalanche and Tree-alanche Play Track 56+ sounds included, 39 mins total From: $70

    • In Avalanche and Tree-alanche, get a powerful collection of sliding snow and ice from the pristine wilderness of the Eastern Cascades, Washington. Hear massive slabs of snow break free and tumble down mountains with majestic power. Hear chunky slides as refrigerator-sized chunks of ice careen down slopes and waterfalls of powder moving like rivers of sand. Hear tree-alanches as snow and ice plastered to branches is dislodged by sun-melt and wind. Hear hellacious debris clouds as gusts hit local canopies and dislodge snow hurricanes of powder, ice, and branches.

    • This library offers you a collection of sounds from an awe inspiring natural event. Avalanches are dangerous and extremely difficult to record. They have the natural power akin to tornadoes or wildfires. I hope you enjoy listening to the roars of wintertime in the remote mountains of Washington.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • 15 avalanches total
    • 2 avalanches in quad
    • 13 avalanches in stereo only
    • What is a tree-alanche? This sound is created when cached snow on branches is dislodged by wind or sun melt.
    • 45 tree-alanches in quad
    • Each tree-alanche is between 15 and 90 seconds
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: front mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with Lom Usi and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • Animal Sound Effects Bat Echolocation Play Track 500 sounds included, 38 mins total $90

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Bat Echolocation, get a collection of unheard sounds from North American bats. Hear powerful clicks that sound like alien languages and musical pings that ring for ages. Hear laser-like chirps and the feeding buzz of bats on the hunt. Hear a batnado as millions of Mexican free-tailed bats exit their cave and swarm with starling-like murmurations.
    • This library offers you a collection of sounds not normally heard by human hears. With a little pitch shifting, this ultrasonic world is at your fingertips. I find unheard sounds fascinating, I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening.

    DEMO:
    • This demo is made up of pitch shifted sounds. Otherwise you would not be able to hear them :)
    • All sounds included in library are ultrasonic other than the BATNADO swarm from 3:00 to end.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Swarming BATNADO of millions of Mexican free-tailed bats
    • laser-like chirps
    • resonant pings
    • powerful searching clicks
    • single bats and duets
    • feeding buzz: accelerating attack clicks
    • Most included files are above the range of human hearing. So they must be varispeed pitch shifted to be used for sound design.
    • Ultrasonic bat echolocation clicks ranging from 20 kHz to 90 kHz
    • North American bat species from 5 different locations
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    LIBRARY INFO:
    • I recommend -50% to -98% varispeed pitch shifting for sound design usage. Therefore, the 38 minutes of included sounds functions as a much larger collection of 2+ hours of material.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in Mid/Side
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-3 II
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
  • Creature Sound Effects Bowed Cactus Play Track 553+ sounds included, 60 mins total $110

    •In Bowed Cactus, get a visceral collection of bowed and plucked cactus from the deserts of the American Southwest. Take a violin bow to a cactus spine and hear guttural screeches with intense, physical energy. Hear plucked needles popping in rich organic granulation. Hear thick, bowed spines growling like supernatural animals and single needles stuttering with real grit.
    •This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Cactus sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into otherworldly creatures brimming with ultrasonic energy. I hope you are excited by their sound designing potential and I can’t wait to hear what you create!

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    •Animalistic vocalizations
    •Visceral scraping
    •Wild screaming harmonics
    •Rich ultrasonic energy up to 50kHz
    •Guttural mid-range and bass stuttering
    •Intricate granular textures of plucked needles
    •Multiple similar sounds are grouped into single audio files with s fade ins/outs between each sound.
    •Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Bowed Cactus does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    •Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.
    •Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    •View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    BLOG POST:
    •Read behind the scenes stories from this field recording trip in my blog post: Supernatural Cactus Creatures.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 
    GEAR USED:
    •Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    •Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    •Sound Devices 702
    •Rycote MS Blimp
    •Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • Creature Sound Effects Bowed Cactus 2 Play Track 1200+ sounds included, 60 mins total $110

    • In Bowed Cactus 2, get massive cacti covered with menacing 4 to 6 inch spikes. Take a violin bow to these long spines and hear guttural screeches with stuttering bass and grit. Hear wobbling bass as long needles are plucked and clear musical pitches pinging. Hear thick, bowed spines performed to sound like large mammals and whistling whines only the grit of a cactus needle can create.
    • This library offers you an extension to Bowed Cactus 1. Use both libraries together to create otherworldly creatures brimming with ultrasonic energy.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Animalistic vocalizations
    • Bowed gestures performed to mimic the calls of large mammals
    • Visceral scraping
    • Guttural stutters
    • Intense chalkboard-like scrapes
    • Wild screaming harmonics
    • Single plucked needles with clear musical pitches
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Bowed Cactus 2 does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.

    HOW IS BOWED CACTUS 2 DIFFERENT THAN BOWED CACTUS 1?

    • New cactus species: Ferocactus (barrel cactus) and Stetsonia Coryne (toothpick cactus)
    • Much larger cacti
    • 4-6 inch cactus spines vs. 1-2 inches in Bowed Cactus 1.
    • Longer spine lengths = more bass
    • Longer spine lengths = more variety in plucked pitches
    • Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH8040/MKH30 MS pair vs. an MKH50/30 MS pair in Bowed Cactus 1.
    • Make sure you check out Bowed Cactus 1 ($99) – here.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote MS Blimp
    • These recordings have not been de-noised. However, noise profiles/roomtones are included for each audio file. These profiles give you the flexibility to de-noise sounds to your taste while sound designing.
  • Wild Animals Sound Effects Curious Bears Play Track 60+ sounds included, 3 mins total $50

    • In Curious Bears, get an inquisitive collection of sniffs and snorts from the grizzlies of the Alaskan wilderness. Leave a microphone alone in the woods and hear curious bear’s energetic investigations. Hear aggressive sniffs and slow panting breaths. Hear massive footsteps in the mossy and leafy ground. Hear smacking lips and aggressive sniffs as a grizzly decides whether or not to eat my microphones. 
    • This library offers you a small collection of sounds from a wild animal. These are the curious sounds of a happy and healthy wild bear, not the sad sounds of a sad animal confined to a cage at a zoo.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • None of these recordings were made in zoos. All bears are wild animals.
    • Grizzly Bears
    • Curious sniffs
    • Aggressive sniffs
    • Panting
    • Footsteps
    • Rustling movement
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story in my blog post The Sounds of the Alaskan Arctic.
    • Hear an interview about my Alaskan Expedition on Episode 121 of the Tonebenders Podcast
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in MS
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
  • Drones & Mood Sound Effects Didgeridoo Play Track 775+ sounds included, 70 mins total $65

    • In this library, get a collection of the hypnotic and meditative calls of a handmade wooden didgeridoo. These beautiful wind instruments have guttural calls that sing like wild animals. Hear overtone filled whooshes and aggressive barking attacks. Hear snarling vocalizations and gravelly growls. Hear lengthy mesmerizing drones and oscillating overtones. This library is packed full of tracks showcasing the full range of possible didgeridoo vocalizations and drones. Perfect for use as the foundation for all your designed animals and creatures.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Hypnotic and meditative drones
    • Oscillating overtones
    • Gravelly growls
    • Guttural attacks
    • Singing vocalizations
    • Buzzing and humming drones
    • Whooshing drones
    • These recordings were not made using circular breathing, so each drone ranges from approximately one to 30 seconds in length.
    • Multiple similar sounds are grouped into single audio files with silence and fade ins/outs between each sound.
    • 645+ drones and attacks
    • 130+ whooshes
    • 775+ total sounds
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Didgeridoo does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in MS
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
  • Featured Sound Creators Falling Rock Play Track 109+ sounds included, 9 mins total $50

    • In Falling Rock, get a impactful collection of resonant rockfalls made from the volcanic rocks of the Davis Mountains. Throw hulking rocks down narrow ravines and hear clattering impacts with intense, extended energy. Hear miniature echoes of small stones pinging and gunshot-like reverberations from boulders thrown from clifftops. Hear the thick weight of boulders smashing and symphonies of rock careening down canyons.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of rocks, thrown with great effort, from lofty desert clifftops and down bottomless, echo-filled gullies.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Boulders thrown from clifftops
    • Boulders thrown down narrow rocky canyons
    • Small, mid-size, and large volcanic rocks
    • 109 impacts
    • Most impacts have extended tails (of 4 to 10 seconds) as shattered bits careen down cliff sides and canyons
    • The pitch shifted demo is the normal demo at half speed. 
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Falling Rock does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    •Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.
    •Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story here: “Why Rock Rock for Creature Sound Design” 
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 
    GEAR USED:
    •Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    •Sound Devices 702
    •Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • Horror Sound Effects Giant Pinecones Play Track 500+ sounds included, 44 mins total $90

    • In Giant Pinecones, get a visceral collection of scraped and eviscerated pinecones from the gray pine trees of Northern California. Scrape the razor-sharp hooks of the cone petals and hear guttural scrapes crackling with energy. Hear rolling cones popping and fluttering with rich stuttering tones. Hear fully open cone pedals squeaking with woody vocalizations like supernatural animals and hardy crunches filled with organic grit.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Digger pinecone sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into a unique wooden sound source brimming with powerful glitchy and stuttering textures.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Woody vocalizations
    • Rolling, scraping, and stuttering textures
    • Visceral and guttural scrapes
    • Fluttering and popping textures
    • Rich crunches
    • Chalkboard-like squeaks and squeals
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in MS
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
  • • In Great Lakes: Active Nature, get a collection of energetic ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming hiss of aspen leaves fluttering and the piercing call of summer cicadas. Hear the long slow flaps of huge wings as Trumpeter Swans struggle to take flight and deep thunk as Belted Kingfishers plunge head first into the water in search of dinner.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiances brimming with wildlife from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the lively energy of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Active nature ambiences from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All active nature tracks have energetic wildlife and wind
    • Trumpeter Swan takeoffs and honks
    • Belted Kingfisher hunting dives
    • Canadian Geese fly bys
    • Common Loon – wail and tremolo calls
    • Regal Raven calls deep in the forest
    • Nasal Blue Jays bickering in the treetops
    • Cicadas, crickets, and ultrasonic insects
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
  • • In Great Lakes: Quiet Nature, get a collection of tranquil ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the soothing rush of coniferous wind as is sings across still water and delicate fluttering of deciduous foliage. Hear the lonesome hoots of Barred Owls as they sing their haunting nighttime song and Common Loons yodeling with endless echoes.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the majestic sparseness of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Quiet Nature ambiences from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All quiet nature tracks have sparse wildlife, wind, and water
    • Common Loon – wail calls
    • Barred Owl – haunting hoots
    • Distant Canadian Geese and Belted Kingfishers
    • Soothing coniferous wind over still water
    • Delicate fluttering of deciduous leaves
    • One, 30-min extended ambience. This track is slit into four parts (without fades) so it can be pieced back together as needed.
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
  • • In Great Lakes: Sandhill Cranes, get a collection of ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming openness of still water and the magical echoes of regal waterbirds. Hear the startled alarm cries of Ospreys and the prehistoric calls of Sandhill Cranes so visceral you’ll think pterodactyls are still alive.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of Sandhill Crane ambiences from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear these majestic birds and feel the power of their intense calls as they sing across the Great Lakes of North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • 18 clip of Sandhill Cranes
    • Reverb tails on Crane calls as long as four seconds
    • Stationary bugles
    • Bugling and trumpeting in flight
    • Close visceral perspectives
    • Distant clips with immersive echoes
    • Osprey – alarm calls
    • Common Loon – tremolo and wail calls
    • Soothing coniferous and deciduous wind
    • This is not a parabolic dish library of close up and isolated Sandhill Cranes. It is an ambience library of Cranes within their natural habitat.
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
  • • Harmonic Series Drones is an extension of several of my music compositions. Over the past few years, I’ve been very interested in data sonification, writing several pieces that turn real-time weather data into music. This library was created using a drone generator that turns weather data into sound. I built this drone generator for my piece Sitka for piano and seasonal electronics.

    • Instead of pulling weather data from Sitka, Alaska, as I did in the piece, I used 2016 daily temperature data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a fragile place wrapped up in current political drama and now open to drilling. This library is a sonification of 2016 temperature data in ANWR. The highest global temperature on record was recorded in 2016 (2016 Global Climate Report). It is even worse in the Arctic where temperatures are warming at twice the rate of lower latitudes (2016 Arctic Report Card). With this library, you’ll be able to hear the warming, and I hope this library helps to draw attention to the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic.

    • Each of the forty-eight drones corresponds to the average temperature of a day in 2016, with twelve drones from each of the four seasons. The drones are built from pure tones made from tightly filtered pink noise. These pure tones are then stacked in harmonic series relationships. For instance, a winter drone might consist of the fundamental and four lowest partials. A summer drone could have the fundamental and partials seven, fourteen, and thirty-two.

    • The drones stand on their own without the story. If you never knew they started with weather data, you would still find a variety of pure, rich, microtonal drones with enough variety to fit the mood of any project.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • All files are sample seamless loops. So, there are no fade-ins and outs and the files are ready for looping in any DAW.
    • Consonant and dissonant drones
    • Simple and complex drones
    • Each of the 48 drones is between 1 and 1.5 minutes in duration
    • Non-periodic undulating drones
    • Each harmonic has a randomized gain, so the drones pulse non-periodically.
    • Drones were made from tightly filter pink noise, so drones have a small amount of soothing and airy pink noise.
    • Microtonal harmonic series relationships create beautiful beating between drone harmonics.
    • All drones have a fundamental of G1 (49Hz). Transpose them as needed to fit any project.
    • Partials are included in the metadata, for example, “fundamental_G1_harmonics_1_2_3_4_7_16”.
    DATA SONIFICATION:
    • Weather data included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Temperature data was translated as a combination of lowest harmonic, number of harmonics, and highest harmonic.
    • Generally, lower temperatures include bass harmonics and higher temperatures include treble harmonics. For example, the hottest day of the year only included harmonics 18 and 24.
    • Location: weather data is from the NOAA station at Helmut Mountain, Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Max/MSP 7
    REFERENCES:
    • Harmonic series artwork by Jason Charney: http://www.jasoncharney.com/
    • 2016 Arctic Report Card: http://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016/ArtMID/5022/ArticleID/271/Surface-Air-Temperature
    • 2016 Global Climate Report: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613
    • NOAA Weather Data: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/
  • In High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of desolately beautiful sounds of the American southwest as the sun brings to life the songs of desert wildlife. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the desert with the trickling of distant rivers, smooth cricket chirps, echoey caws from ravens so close you can hear the details in their wings flaps, snorts from a cautious yet curious mule deer, choruses of birds at dawn, and much more. Most recordings are well over 4 minutes, with one half-hour night-time track that will make you want to take out your tent immediately. For a mini-nature collection of lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in High Desert Ambiences 2 and 3.
    • This library contains a small selection of both “active” and “quiet” nature sounds from the high deserts of West Texas.
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.
    • Featured on Designing Sound: “Our Favorite Sounds of 2016
    • Desert dawn and evening choruses
    • Distant flowing river, songbirds, and insects
    • Ravens soaring and squawking in a stark and resonant valley
    • Lengthy night-time cricket chorus
    • Partially audible and ultrasonic bat clicks up to 70kHz
    • Ghostly distant animal calls
    • Mule deer warning snorts and jumping movement
    • Files ranging from 31 seconds to 30 minutes
    • Rio Grande dawn chorus along the Texas/Mexico river border
    • Locations: Near Marfa, Texas (in a mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft) and Big Bend National Park along the Rio Grande River, Texas/Mexico border.
    • These desert ambiences are extremely quiet, so I have included descriptive markers to signal interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in the sound files folder.
    ambiences_markers

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    • ***Note – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 1 to High Desert Ambiences 1: Miniature on 11/28/17. This was a name change only. No audio files were updated.
  • Explore a large collection of beautiful, tranquil sounds from remote desert locations across the American southwest and enjoy listening to the morning sun awaken desert wildlife. This serene collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the harmonious desert dawn. Sounds include doves cooing, woodpeckers hammering, White-throated Swifts in swirling flocks, and much more. Featured like never before are recordings of Swainson’s hawks so close you can hear the whoosh as their powerful wings cut through the air. For the second installment of my extensive nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here is High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • This library is filled with the “Active Nature” sounds of desert mornings.
    • Swainson’s Hawks – a male and female recorded near their nest in a 200-foot cliff. Recordings are from below the nest and include close, distant, circling, diving, and soaring perspectives.
    • White-throated Swifts – flocks of small barn swallow-like birds circling, darting, and whooshing in front of a desert cliff.
    • Other Birds/Wildlife Included: Canyon Wrens, Bewick’s Wrens, Montezuma Quail, White-winged Doves, Western Screech-Owls, Aoudad Sheep, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and many more labeled as “songbirds” if not identified by species.
    • Tracks starting with the filename “Quiet Desert” have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment. If you need more “Quiet Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Most files are 3-6 minutes in length
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Recording Location – Davis Mountains, Texas
    • *Note – Birds were self-identified using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of species identification.

    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 2: Dawn Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature on 11/28/2017.
  • In High Desert Ambiences 3, get a large collection of the desolate and beautiful sounds of the American southwest. As the sun sets, hear how nocturnal wildlife comes alive as the day fades away. This collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with desert nights as you discover sounds ranging from soft owl hoots to lonely night songbirds to keening crickets. This library also includes Javelina (wild pig) snorts and teeth clicks, humming trains off in the distance, coyote howls and yips so close you’ll want to run for cover, and much more. While most recordings are between 3 to 6 minutes, this collection also includes a few 15-25 minute nocturnal soundscapes. A rare gem to find in the continental United States! For the third installment of my lush, peaceful nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here’s High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature.

    2% FOR THE PLANET:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • This library is filled with the “Quiet Nature” sounds of desert nights.
    • Location: Davis Mountains, West Texas
    • Lonely solo Coyotes
    • Coyote Packs howling and yipping
    • Javelina (wild pigs) snorting and rooting for food
    • Owl hoots and lonely night songbirds
    • Cricket Choruses and bats up to 80 kHz
    • Other Songbird/Wildlife Included: Common Poorwills, Western Screech-Owls, Burrowing Owls, Great Horned Owls, White-winged Doves, Mourning Doves, Canyon Wrens, and Swainson’s Hawks
    • Evening choruses of songbirds
    • Distant Freight Trains (5-10 miles distant)
    • Quiet Nature tracks – these filenames start with “Quiet Desert” and are sparse ambiences recorded at the threshold of hearing with an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • Quiet Nature tracks have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -40 LUFS.
    • If you need more “Active Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read the text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy on species identification.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – The name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 3: Night Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature on 11/28/2017.
  • COYOTES 1 – DESCRIPTION:
    • In High Desert Ambiences 4: Coyotes, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. On my drive out, a massive wildfire was burning large parts of the Davis Mountains. The day I arrived firefighters were finally able to contain the blaze, but sadly not before 22,000 acres burned. Much of the wildlife is too slow to escape, but luckily one pack of coyotes was fast enough to climb over a ridge. Normally I hear coyotes out in the plains where they love hunting jackrabbits. That night, however, I was recording from the edge of the dead fire. I was stunned to hear howling deep in the valley! The pack had run into the mountains to escape the blaze.
    • In this library, hear the angst-ridden vocals of coyotes running to escape a wildfire. Hear the howls and yips of an extremely close pack bouncing from high valley walls. Hear an echo chamber filled with the haunting howls of coyotes who has just had their home burned.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    COYOTES 1 – KEY FEATURES:
    • Six distinct coyote choruses. Recorded closely, from about 1/4 mile.
    • Howls and yips bouncing from high valley walls
    • Regal Great Horned Owl hoots
    • Lonely crickets chirping
    • Bats: ultrasonic and audible clicks
    • Eerie ranch dog barks
    • Quiet Nature clips from the same location to use a “natural roomtones”.
    COYOTES 2- KEY FEATURES:
    • New Content – Available 9/13/2019.
    • Recorded on a separate trip to the same location
    • Extended coyote choruses with no other wildlife
    • Close and distant howls from as close as a quarter mile
    • Haunting echoes
    • Lush cricket choruses with coyotes
    HOW ARE COYOTES 1 AND COYOTES 2 DIFFERENT? 
    • Recorded on separate trips to the same location
    • Recorded in the spring vs. autumn
    • Coyotes 1 has more pack choruses
    • Coyotes 2 has more single lonesome howls
    • MS vs. ORTF recording
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    BLOG POST:
    • Read how I captured these mournful howls in my blog post: Wildfire Coyotes.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED – COYOTES 1:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote MS Blimp
    GEAR USED COYOTES 2:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • • In High Desert Ambiences 5: Crickets, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. The heavy summer rains spawned a lively cricket chorus unlike anything I had heard before. Hear 10,000 cricket chirps weave into lush blankets of sound that gently float through mountain valleys. Hear the slowly sagging pitch of lush choruses as nighttime temperatures fall. Hear the joyous chirps of countless crickets that will make you want to take out your tent immediately.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of crickets from a unique slice of time in the life of a desert. Hear the rejuvenating summer rains fill a desolate desert with 10,000 tiny violins.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • 27 cricket choruses containing only crickets. Some of these 27 tracks also include bats in ultrasonic frequencies or other occasional ultrasonic insect sounds.
    • 4 clips of crickets with Western Screech-Owls or Great Horned Owls.
    • All tracks are 3-6 minutes in length
    • Recordings from 4 nights in 15 different locations.
    • Recordings are ordered by night, then location, then part. Listen to nights and parts in sequence to hear the pitch drop with the falling temperature.
    • This is a library of cricket choruses. Individual crickets can be hear as part of a chorus, but this library does not contain solo, single crickets.
    • The pitch shifted demo is the normal demo at quarter speed. Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, HDA5: Crickets does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • Mechanical Sound Effects High Desert Chainsaw Play Track 100+ sounds included, 18 mins total From: $35

    High Desert Chainsaw contains the many sounds of a chainsaw as it chews through live oak tree trunks and branches. Recorded outdoors in a high desert valley, these resonant and detailed samples capture every crunch and whine of this powerful machine, from engine ignitions, to purring idles, to splintering roars. Whether you’re designing the sound of a deadly weapon for a horror film or a spaceship engine in a video game, watch out for this small pack of dangerously sharp chainsaw sounds!

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • 25 chainsaw audio clips
    • Engine cranks, ignitions, and shutoffs
    • Rumbling idles
    • Small, medium, and large log cuts


    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Mastered Stereo:
    • All 25 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 1.25 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 25 files, 100+ sounds, approx. 18 min total

    Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
    • All 25 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 25 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 2.5 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 50 files, 100+ sounds, approx. 36 min total

  • Get the stunningly detailed sounds of one of nature’s tiniest aerial acrobats flapping and fluttering in one of the quietest outdoor places in the continental United States. With their ultrasonic chirps, mesmerizing flight abilities and evolution-exhibiting beaks, this library captures the sounds of these rarely heard creatures from a mere two inches away.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:
    • 255 clean sounds of hummingbirds recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas
    • 35 sounds of hummingbirds with other songbirds
    • Humming, buzzing, popping, fluttering, and purring drones
    • Wing slaps and wing contact movement
    • Ferocious territorial dogfights
    • Laser-like chirps
    • Ultrasonic chirps up to 30kHz
    • Wild vocalizations
    • Swift fly-bys, whooshes, and dive bombs
    • Multiple species with a variety of fundamental “hum” frequencies
    • Categorized into high, mid, bass, and sub-bass hummingbirds
    • Clips ranging from solo hummingbirds to six-bird feeding frenzies
    • Microphones placed 6-8 inches from hummingbird feeder with flybys as close as 2-3 inches
    • HD videos at 60 fps
    How It’s Made: 
    Get the full story behind the High Desert Hummingbirds SFX library on the – A Sound Effect Blog
    National Museum of Wildlife Art:
    Recordings from this library are featured as part of Iridescence: John Gould’s Hummingbirds at the Nation Museum of Wildlife Art.

    GEAR:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    • Sound Devices 702
    • GoPro Hero4
  • Weather Sound Effects High Desert Thunderstorms Play Track 124+ sounds included, 137 mins total From: $45

    High Desert Thunderstorms has the vast, beautiful crackling of Southwestern summer thunderstorms. These powerful storms travel for miles in all directions with rumbles that feel physically and emotionally immersive. Plus, you receive many types of Texan storms with rainstorms, dry thunder, echoing thunderclaps, and much more. If you need storm ambiences that ripple across barren valleys, listen to High Desert Thunderstorms.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Hand-picked sounds from over 20 summer thunderstorms
    • Three-part library: Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences
    • Thunder echoing in mountain valleys
    • Unraveling explosions as close as 2,000 feet
    • Sub-bass growls as far away as 20 miles
    • Approaching and fading storm cells
    • Descriptors: close, distant, rippling, rolling, growling, rumbling, unraveling, sonic boom, Zeus, and sub-bass
    • multiple microphone perspectives for a variety of stereo images and uses
    • Location: Near Marfa, Texas, summer 2016, mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft.
    • 95% Bird Free
    • Library can be purchased in parts or as a bundle to save 20%

    Dry Thunder 1:
    • Specs: 690 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 26 stereo files, 26+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 10 min total
    • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
    • Thunder with wind in summer grass
    • Clips ranging from 7 to 44 seconds
    Dry Thunder 2:
    • New Content – Available 10/03/2019
    • Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
    • 15 dry thunder clips
    • Long rippling booms
    • Unraveling echoes bouncing between mountains
    • MKH8040 – ORTF recordings
    Wet Thunder:
    • Specs: 2.37 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 67 stereo files, 67+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 34 min total
    • Isolated thunderclaps with rain
    • Heavy, medium, and light rain
    • Clips ranging from 10 to 64 seconds
    Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences:
    • Specs: 6.47 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 31 stereo files, 31+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 93 min total
    • Dry and Wet thunderstorm ambiences, including thunderclaps
    • Heavy, medium, and light rain without thunder
    • Metal rooftops, storm drains, small hail stones
    • Clips ranging from 1 to 20 minutes
    High Desert Thunderstorm – Full Library:
    • Specs: 9.54 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 124 stereo files, 124+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
    • Duration: Approx. 137 min total
    • All Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences included
    File List & Metadata:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    MS recordings decoded
    Sennheiser MKH8040s in ORTF
    DPA 4060 A/B pair
    Sound Devices 702
  • Vehicle Sound Effects High Desert Trains Play Track 50+ sounds included, 38 mins total $35

    High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
    • GPS coordinates and location map included.

    Gear Used: 
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS Rig
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
  • Weather Sound Effects High Desert Winds 1 Play Track 52+ sounds included, 200 mins total $70

    In this collection, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 1 recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas. This library includes sounds of the mountain ridge tops of the David Mountains with 15-50 mph gale force gusts, low whistling drones, breezes through pinyon pines, mesquite and much more. There are also seasonal recordings with leafy gusts, pouring rain, broad spectrum wind through winter grass, and crickets at night braving the weather. If you need sounds of the blustery wide open American Southwest, this is the library to check out.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • 80% bird and insect free
    • High altitude desert wind: 6000 ft. average elevation
    • Turbulent gale-force gusts ranging from 15-50 mph
    • Mountain ridge tops
    • Indoor window perspectives
    • Dead winter and spring grass
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Scratching Mesquite
    • Bats above 20kHz
    • Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
    *Bowed metal sounds in demo not included

    Gear Used:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 Mid/Side pair
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • DPA 4060 A/B pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Need More Winds? Listen to High Desert Winds 2!
  • Weather Sound Effects High Desert Winds 2 Play Track 59+ sounds included, 165 mins total $70

    In the second installment of the High Desert Winds Series, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 2 recorded in the resonant mountains of West Texas. This library was recorded during a massive two-day wind storm with gusts up 75 mph! These extreme winds rattled and shook the house in wonderful ways. The creaking and groaning windows, doors, and walls were vibrating so much that I could record wind for the first time using a contact microphone! There are also recordings of leaf vortexes, sand blasts, tarps popping, umbrella destruction, and much more. If you need the sounds of a stunning desert storm to complement the recordings in High Desert Winds 1, this is the library to check out.

    2% FOR THE PLANET:

    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • 90% bird and insect free
    • Turbulent hurricane-force gusts ranging from 20-75 mph
    • Droning and singing wind whistles
    • Open plastic bottle and wine bottle wind whistles
    • Mountain ridge top wind
    • Desert grass, scrub oak, and pinyon pine wind
    • Indoor ORTF perspectives: adobe house, wooden storage shed, and mid-sized truck
    • Indoor contact mic perspectives: chimneys, windows, doors, and walls
    • Plastic tarps and umbrellas whipping in 50-75 mph winds
    • Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR Hydrophone – Used as contact microphone
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    FILE LIST:
    • View in browser or Download CSV
    Need More Winds? Listen to High Desert Winds 1!
  • Bird Sound Effects Hoot Play Track 39+ sounds included, 201 mins total From: $65

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Hoot, get an eerie collection of North American owl ambiences. Hear lonesome Great Horned Owls calling on dark nights in the desert and cute bouncing ball calls of Western-screech Owl duets. Hear the haunting hoots of the arctic as the rising calls of Boreal Owls float through boreal forests. Hear the resonant calls of Barred Owls in the old growth of the Pacific Northwest and the almost-silent whooshes of Burrowing Owls soaring through the big sky of West Texas.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a majestic night time hunter. This library grew out of hundreds of hours of nature recordings and several case of mistaken identity. Lucky for my mics the owl realized my furry blimp wasn’t a tasty rabbit at the last second! I hope you enjoy these sounds. Thanks for listening.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Lonesome hoots of Great Horned Owls
    • Cute Western-screech Owl “bouncing ball call” duets
    • Eerie hoots of Boreal Owls
    • Haunting flute-like hoots of Northern Saw-whet Owls
    • Boreal and Northern Saw-whet owls in the Alaskan arctic
    • Great Horned, Burrowing, and Western-screech Owls in West Texas
    • Barred Owls in the Pacific Northwest
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    • Included wildlife: North American Owls – Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Western-screech Owl, Barred Owl, Burrowing Owl, Bats

    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Rycote ORTF and Mid/Side Blimps
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    96 kHz and 192 kHz:
    • I always record and archive at 192 kHz for conservation and preservation purposes.
    However, all sounds are delivered in 96 kHz unless there was useful frequency content present above 48 kHz. Then the audio is delivered at 192 kHz.
    • 5 of 56 tracks are included at 192 kHz. Bats are the only wildlife above 48 kHz in these recordings.
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right or ORTF recordings.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made in stereo and do not include a quad version.
  • Environments & Ambiences Maine: Quiet Nature Play Track 42+ sounds included, 241 mins total From: $65

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Maine: Quiet Nature, get a collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna from the north Maine woods. Hear playful croaks of a ravens soaring in light rain. Hear lonely moose tromping through spring fed lakes and angry chipmunks barking to defend their honor. Hear the hungry knocking of woodpeckers pecking to find their dinner and the majestic sparseness of autumn forests empty of all but a few species of wildlife.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with the sparse flora and fauna of autumn in a temperate forest. I hope you enjoy the wildlife of Maine. Thanks for listening.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Autumn ambiences with sparse flora and fauna
    • Resonant Ravens and Crow caws
    • Ghostly owl hoots
    • Twittering, playful songbirds
    • Eerie Lynx fighting in the distance
    • Lonely Moose grunting and tromping through a lake
    • Soothing crickets
    • Regal woodpeckers knocking
    • Wing flutters, whooshes, and takeoffs
    • Gentle canopy winds
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    • Included species: American Crow, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, White-throated Sparrow, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Ruffed Grouse (Drumming), Canadian Geese, Barred Owl, Boreal Owl, Chipmunk, Lynx, Moose, Crickets
    FILE TYPES:
    • Stereo Only: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
    • Stereo: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
    • Quad:  Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • LOM Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • Sony D100
    • Sony A10
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp

  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Maine: Rain, get an expansive collection of forest rain from the pristine wilderness of northern Maine. Hear soothing rain deep in the temperate forest. Hear massive post-rain drips plopping and tiny delicate droplets gently landing on autumn leaves. Hear soothing wind in white pines and the magical sound of a million raindrops on birch and poplar leaves.
    • This library offers you a large collection of temperate forest rain. I hope you enjoy listening to the natural music of the weather as it sings through the woods of northern Maine.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Zero wildlife of any kind in these recordings. You’ll only hear rain.
    • Light, moderate, and heavy rain
    • Deciduous and coniferous forests
    • Rain on fallen autumn leaves
    • Delicate morning showers
    • Massive splatting drops
    • Daytime and nighttime storms
    • Zero thunder
    RECORDING STORIES – HOW TO RECORD RAIN:
    • All recordings made deep in the forest using local foliage rain canopies and waterproofed Cinela blimps.
    • “Tree-ears” are a pseudo binaural microphone setup created by taping two omni microphones (in this case LOM Usi) on opposite sides of a tree about the width of a human head. The technique makes for a wonderfully immersive stereo image similar to binaural. But sometimes rodents don’t like you taping mics to their tree! I lost some Usi cables to an angry chipmunk. Luckily he chewed threw the cables after it stopped raining :)
    • “Tree-ears” need rain protection so that the drips did not thump on the Cinela LEO 20N blimp. My solution was to taped local foliage to the tree trunk about 12 inches above the mics. The leaves catch the raindrops so they don’t thunk on the blimp. This worked wonderfully! If you try this, be careful not to tape the local foliage closer than about 12 inches. If the leaves are too close the splats on the rain canopy leaves don’t blend well with the surround atmosphere. See included product pictures for examples.
    FILE LIST:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    FILE TYPES:
    • Stereo Only: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
    • Stereo: Double Mid/Side decoded to Stereo (L/R)
    • Quad: Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • LOM Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • Sony D100
    • Sony A10
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Maine: Wind get an expansive collection of deciduous and coniferous wind from forests at the northern end of the Appalachian trail. Hear the soothing wind of white pines peacefully swaying. Hear gentle whisps topping distant ridge tops and blustery 60 mph gusts whipping down mountain valleys. Hear the austere emptiness of forests after the autumn leaves have fallen and eerie creaks so emotional it sounds like the old trees are talking.
    • This library offers a large collection of temperate forest wind. I hope you enjoy the sounds of weather in the north Maine woods. Thanks for listening.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Zero wildlife of any kind in these recordings. You’ll only hear wind.
    • Light, moderate, and heavy wind
    • Hissing, leafy wind in deciduous forest
    • Lush, soothing wind in coniferous forest
    • Sweeping canopy wind
    • Howling alpine wind
    • Howling wind filtered through rock cairns
    • Eerie branch creaks
    • Soothing air tones
    • Howling alpine wind
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    FILE TYPES:
    • Stereo Only: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
    • Stereo : Double Mid/Side decoded to Stereo (L/R)
    • Quad: Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • LOM Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • Sony D100
    • Sony A10
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • Door Sound Effects Metal Corral Play Track 400+ sounds included, 37 mins total $70

    • In Metal Corral, get a visceral collection of metallic screeches from a corral on a working cattle ranch. Wail on the paddock sections with a t-post and hear guttural resonances from 50 interlocking sections. Hear latches clacking with frenetic vigor and clanging metallic booms. Hear thick, tonal growls resonating like fog horns and single squeaks stuttering with real grit. Hear gates grating with the visceral sound of an iceberg tearing through the Titanic.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of metals painstakingly performed to bring these inanimate objects to life and transform them into intensely gritty living textures.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Grating gates
    • Gritty tonal squeals
    • Short high squeaks
    • Thick, tonal growls
    • Clattering latches
    • Massive booms
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Metal Corral does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Nature Roomtones: Deserts Play Track 44+ sounds included, 116 mins total $80

    • In Nature Roomtones: Deserts, get a collection of ambiences with zero wildlife and barely audible wind. Hear the nothingness of desert plains and open sparseness of mountain valleys resonated by barely audible wind. Hear wildlife-free, natural roomtones from 44 different locations perfect for your post-apocalyptic productions or as atmospheric beds for any type of environment.

    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and zero fauna from winter nights in the desert. Hear the majestic sparseness of desert nights perfect for your dystopian adventure story.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • 2-5 minutes clips from 44 different locations
    • Mountain valleys
    • Mountain ridge tops
    • Barely audible wind
    • Light wind with distant winter grass
    • Nothingness
    • Zero wildlife and insects
    • Zero water
    • Sparse foliage
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    What’s the different between “nature roomtones” and “quiet nature” sound libraries? 

    Nature Roomtones: These are natural soundscapes with zero fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. These recordings are location nonspecific because there is zero wildlife. As a result, these sounds can be used as a foundation for any natural environment you create.
    Quiet Nature: These are natural soundscapes with sparse fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. These recordings are geographically linked to a place because of the wildlife present in the recordings.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 and MKH 30 in MS
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Nature Roomtones: Forests Play Track 39+ sounds included, 167 mins total From: $80

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Nature Roomtones: Forests, get a collection of ambiences with zero wildlife and barely audible canopy wind. Hear the eerie creaking of burnt trees and cascading “tree-alanches”. Hear wildlife-free, natural roomtones from 39 different perspectives perfect for your post-apocalyptic productions or as atmospheric beds for any type of forest environment.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and zero fauna from winter nights in coniferous forests. Hear the majestic sparseness of eerie forest nights perfect for your dystopian adventure story.
    • If you need more natural roomtones, be sure to listen to Nature Roomtones: Deserts.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Zero wildlife
    • Barely audible canopy wind
    • Distant ridge top wind
    • Distant soothing water
    • Absolute nothingness
    • Sporadic snow and ice falling from branches as “tree-alanches”
    • Sporadic falling twigs and branches
    • Eerie branch squeaks and creaks
    • Forests of living of Douglas fir and Spruce
    • Forests of dead trunks burned in a recent wildfire
    WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURE ROOMTONE, QUIET NATURE, AND ACTIVE NATURE LIBRARIES?
    • Nature Roomtones = natural soundscapes with zero fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. Location non-specific because of zero wildlife.
    • Quiet Nature = natural soundscapes with sparse fauna, sparse flora, and sparse water. Geographically linked to a place because of wildlife.
    • Active Nature = active fauna (wildlife), flora (usually wind), and water
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with LOM Usi and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Nature Roomtones: Forests 2, get a collection of ambiences with zero wildlife and barely audible canopy wind from the temperate forests of Northern Maine and the boreal forests of Alaska. Hear wildlife-free, natural roomtones from 43 different perspectives perfect for atmospheric beds in temperate forest environments. Hear the delicate fluttering of autumn leaves about to fall and the soothing roars of distant wind.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and zero fauna. Hear the majestic sparseness of spooky forest nights and the beautifully subtle character of these almost silent natural spaces.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Soothing air tones
    • Zero wildlife of any kind in these recordings. You’ll only hear wind.
    • Barely audible and light canopy wind
    • Distant ridge top wind
    • Distant wind roars
    • Absolute nothingness
    • Close fluttering leaves
    • Distant hissing leaves
    • Sporadic falling twigs and branches
    • Distant eerie branch squeaks and creaks
    • Deciduous forests of Beech, Birch, Maple, and Cottonwood
    • Coniferous forest of Eastern White Pine, Douglas fir, and Spruce
    • Locations: Maine (Autumn 2020) and Alaska (Spring 2019)
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    FILE TYPES:
    Stereo Only: recorded in AB (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
    Stereo: Double Mid/Side decoded to Stereo (L/R)
    Quad: Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • LOM Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • Sony D100
    • Sony A10
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
  • Water & Ocean Sounds New York Gorges and Waterfalls Play Track 48+ sounds included, 70 mins total From: $35

    New York Gorges and Waterfalls has the hidden sounds of waterfalls from the secluded gorges of New York State. The gorge walls shoot upward 150 meters, creating beautiful stone sanctuaries of sound. Rushing water cuts deep through smooth shale outcrops, with the lack of pebbles giving these falls a uniquely polished and frictionless character. In this collection, you’ll receive sounds ranging from murmuring 1-meter cascades to thunderous 65-meter behemoths. If you need waterfalls distinct to the Appalachians, listen to New York Gorges and Waterfalls.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Waterfall sizes ranging from 0 to 1, 1 to 3, 3 to 5, 6 to 25, and over 25 meters
    • Perfectly loopable clips with approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of audio for each waterfall
    • Close and distant perspectives

    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
    File List: 
    View in Browser or Download CSV
    Mastered Stereo:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 4.92 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 48 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 70 min

    Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 48 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 10.56 – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 96 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 140 min

  • • In Northern Rockies: Active Nature, get a collection of lively and euphoric ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear the rich diversity of ambiences brimming with wildlife. Hear haunting winnows of Wilson’s Snipes and trilling tremolos of Dark-eyed Juncos. Hear wildlife greet the sun in four extended dawn choruses, each ranging from 30 to 50 minutes! This library is packed full of tracks teeming with active flora and fauna from the continental divide of North America and perfectly complements the other Northern Rockies Series libraries to give you a full picture of these stunning glacial valleys.
    • Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all could melt within 30 years. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • A large collection of “active” nature ambiences from Glacier National Park in the Northern Rockies.
    • If you need more “Active” or “Quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: miNiATURE, NR: Quiet Nature, and NR: Common Loons.
    • Extended dawn choruses with clips ranging from 20 to 50 minutes.
    • Rich ambiences brimming with wildlife.
    • Ambiences from the shores of large glacial and small shallow lakes
    • Coniferous and Aspen forests
    • Ambiences with light canopy wind and wildlife
    • Close perspective meltwater was not the focus of this library, but water is unavoidable during summertime in the Rockies. Water was always recorded at a distant as, for example, “distant soothing river” as part of flora and fauna ambiences.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wilson’s Snipe, Ruffed Grouse, Common Loon, Common Raven, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Warbling Vireo, American Robin, Tree Swallows, angry Chipmunks, and bats. 

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • • In Northern Rockies: Common Loons, get a collection of the strange and mythical calls of Common Loons. These beautiful birds have haunting calls that sing across the boreal lakes of North America. One of the greatest pleasures I’ve had as a field recordist was hearing their majestic wails echo across still waters. This library includes sounds of a nesting pair captured during a full week of nighttime and dawn recording in Glacier National Park, Montana.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Nesting pair of Common Loons recorded in Glacier National Park, Montana
    • 22 clips including Loons
    • Close, medium, and distant perspectives
    • Isolated solo nighttime calls
    • Loons mixed with full dawn choruses
    • Included Loon calls: wail, yodel, tremolo, hoots, flapping takeoffs, and tremolo call flybys
    • 4 clips of Quiet Nature recordings from the same location. These recordings have sparse wildlife and are perfect for use as nature roomtones for the Loons included in the library.
    • Ruffed Grouse “Drumming” can be heard in several recordings in this library as distant bass thumps. Read more about how males create this sound by beating their wings while sitting on hollow logs – here.
    • Other included wildlife: Swainson’s Thrushes, Wilson’s Snipes, Red-winged Blackbirds, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Beaver tail slaps, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -35 LUFS.
    • This is NOT a parabolic dish library of close up and isolated Loons. It is an ambience library of Common Loons within their natural habitat.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy in species identification.

    TEXT MARKERS:

    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.


    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

    FILE LIST: 
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Northern Rockies: Miniature Play Track 15+ sounds included, 101 mins total $35

    • In Northern Rockies: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear hallowed halls carved by glacial sculptors. Hear quaking Aspens and Ruffed grouse drumming on hollow logs. Hear euphoric dawn choruses, merry songbirds, sacred stillness, and stately woodpeckers knocking on forest doors. This library gives you a small collection of both “quiet” and “active” nature sounds from the continental divide of North America.
    • Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all are predicted to melt within 30 years. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in other Northern Rockies Series libraries.
    • A mini-nature collection of both “quiet” and “active” nature ambiences from Glacier National Park in the Northern Rockies.
    • Active – euphoric dawn choruses
    • Quiet – soothing afternoons and nights
    • A 42-minute evolving dawn chorus (with 2 Loon wails)
    • Ruffed Grouse – drumming on hollow logs
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: Quiet Nature, NR: Common Loons, and NR: Active Nature.


    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • stillness – close to absolute silence
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included Wildlife: Common Raven, Cassin’s Vireo, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Fox Sparrow, Townsend’s Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Tanager, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz. *Bonus – two Common Loon wail calls within an extended 45-minute dawn chorus.


    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • • In Northern Rockies: Quiet Nature, get a collection of the most serene ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear the massive sparseness of glacial valleys and still water. Hear majestic swaying of old growth forest and naked trunks left by wildfire. Hear Lodgepole pines creaking and Douglas fir slamming to the forest floor. This library is packed full of “quiet nature” tracks from the continental divide of North America, the crown of the continent where glacial meltwaters flow all the way to the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, and to the Hudson Bay. Perfect for use as the foundation of your designed environment, some stretches of rare natural silence are up to 35 minutes!
    • Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all are predicted to melt within 30 years. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Quiet Nature recordings from the coniferous forests of the northern Rocky Mountains.
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: Common Loons and NR: miNiATURE
    • Desolate ambiences with no wildlife.
    • Serene ambiences with minimal or distant flora and fauna.
    • Large glacial and small shallow lakes
    • Ruffed grouse “drumming” can be heard as distant bass thumps. Read more about how males create this sound by beating their wings on hollow logs – here.
    • Close perspective meltwater was not the focus of this library, but water is unavoidable during summertime in the Rockies. Water was always recorded at a distant as, for example, “distant soothing river” as part of flora and fauna ambiences.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • stillness – close to absolute silence
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Swainson’s Thrush, Wilson’s Snipe, Common Raven, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Townsend’s Solitaire, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Yellow Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-naped Sapsucker, Western Tanager, Warbling Vireo, Tree Swallows, territorial beaver tail slaps, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • • In Pacific Northwest: Active Nature, get an expansive collection of active ambiences from the Hoh Rainforest, a temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park. Hear lonely frogs croakings and syncopated drips from moss covered branches. Hear high twittering songbirds’ joyous chirps twittering from canopy perches. Hear the soothing rush of the Hoh River from close and distant perspectives as it divides the valley and flows to the Pacific. Hear the Magical Dripping Tree, a majestic big-leaf maple covered head to toe in fog soaked moss. Hear massive drops from canopy mosses make rich plopping transients, pinging and enlivening the space of the old-growth forest.
    • This library offers you a large collection of active nature sounds from one of the wettest forests in North America. Some places on the Olympic Peninsula get over 200 inches of precipitation per year and that abundance of moisture makes for a magical fern and moss filled ecosystem brimming with soothing ambiences.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Pacific Northwest Series. Field Recording travel for these libraries was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Recorded near the One Square Inch of Silence
    • Active ambiences with energetic wildlife, canopy moss drips, and close running water
    • Energetic twittering songbirds
    • Distant frogs croaking
    • Lush and lively moss drips from the Magical Dripping Tree
    • Normally, rain would be next to impossible to record rain in the middle of a forest. However, these moss drips enabled me to capture a rich rain-like density of drips when it wasn’t actually raining!
    • This library is a portrait of the Hoh Rainforest. The rainforest is in a long river valley, so the distant soothing wash of the Hoh River can be heard in all recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Belted Kingfisher, ducks, Common Raven, American Crow, Ruffed Grouse, Hairy Woodpecker, Brown Creeper, frogs
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story on the A Sound Effect Blog – Sounds from the Quietest Place in the Continental US 
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 30+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Pacific Northwest: Falling Snow, get an expansive collection of falling snow and ice from the pristine wilderness of the Eastern Cascades, Washington. Hear the soothing crystalline rain of snowflakes gently falling in a winter wonderland. Hear tree-alanches as snow and ice plastered to branches is dislodged by sun-melt and wind. Hear massive wind gusts slowly wandering down valleys over 60 seconds. Hear hellacious debris clouds as gusts hit local canopies and dislodge snow hurricanes of powder, ice, and branches.
    • This library offers you a large collection of falling snow from soothing snowflakes to snow hurricanes. I hope you enjoy listening to the awesome power of wintertime in the remote mountains of Washington.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Zero wildlife
    • Soothing snowflakes falling as crystalline rain
    • Light, moderate, and heavy falling snow without wind
    • light, moderate, and heavy wind with falling snow
    • Tree-alanches – created when sun-melt and wind dislodge snow and ice from branches
    • Snow hurricanes – hellacious debris clouds of powder, ice, and branches during massive windstorms
    • Eerie creaks and squeaks from recently burnt trees
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with LOM Usi and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • • In Pacific Northwest: Quiet Nature, get a peaceful collection of ambiences from the Hoh Rainforest, a temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park. Hear the massive sparseness of one of the last pristine quiet places in the Continental US. Hear the natural cathedrals of sound created by Douglas fir and spruce. Hear wind gusts pluck autumn maple leaves and waft them to rest on forest floors. Hear massive halls of wet wood that envelop and transport you to a long-lost time when giant trees covered millions of acres of the Pacific Northwest.
    • This library offers you a large collection of quiet nature sounds from one of the wettest forests in North America. Some places on the Olympic Peninsula get over 200 inches of precipitation per year, and that abundance of moisture makes for a magical fern and moss filled ecosystem brimming with soothing ambiences.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Pacific Northwest Series. Field Recording travel for these libraries was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Recorded near the One Square Inch of Silence
    • Sparse ambiences with minimal wildlife
    • Distant twittering songbirds high in the canopy
    • Mornings and afternoons in 300 ft forests
    • Eerie nights in old-growth titans
    • Barred Owl hoots
    • Sporadic drips and light soothing wind
    • One long unbroken natural soundscape. Thirty-five minute of natural silence!
    • This library is a portrait of the Hoh Rainforest. The rainforest is in a long river valley, so the distant soothing wash of the Hoh River can be heard in all recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:

    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Barred Owl, Pacific Wren, Hairy Woodpecker, Ruffed Grouse, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, chipmunk, Douglas Squirrel, and ultrasonic insects. Overall, wildlife is very sparse during fall in the Hoh River valley.
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story on the A Sound Effect Blog – Sounds from the Quietest Place in the Continental US 
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 30+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Pacific Northwest: Quiet Nature 2, get a collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna from the Eastern Cascades, Washington. Hear playful croaks of a ravens perched in snow-capped canopies. Hear the counterpoint of nature’s cellos as Great Horned owls sing haunting duets. Hear the hungry knocking of woodpeckers pecking to find their dinner and the majestic sparseness of winter forests empty of all but a few species of wildlife. 
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna of winter in a coniferous forest. I hope you enjoy the sparse wildlife of this winter wonderland.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Winter ambiences with sparse flora and fauna
    • Ravens, owls, woodpeckers, and small twittering songbirds
    • Lonely solo owl hoots and haunting duets
    • Gentle canopy winds
    • Distant roaring wind
    • Distant soothing water
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV.
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with LOM Usi and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • • In Pacific Northwest: Roosevelt Elk, get a mini-nature collection of ambiences from the Hoh Rainforest, a temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park. Hear Roosevelt Elk clack antlers and bugle as they fight for the chance to mate. Hear Pacific Wrens joyous chirps as they dance on rotten logs. Hear the massive sparseness of forests filled with 200-300 foot douglas fir and spruce. Hear haunting reverberations as ravens caw in groves of titans and the Hoh River’s soothing wash, the perfect sound to lull you off to peaceful dreams.
    • This library offers you a small collection of both quiet and active nature sounds from one of the wettest forests in North America. Some places on the Olympic Peninsula get over 200 inches of precipitation per year, and that abundance of moisture makes for a magical fern and moss filled ecosystem brimming with soothing ambiences.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Pacific Northwest Series. Field Recording travel for these libraries was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Recorded near the One Square Inch of Silence
    • Featuring Roosevelt Elk
    • Hear two full grown Roosevelt Elk clacking antlers and bugling!
    • Distant elk trumpeting deep in the forest.
    • Varied ambiences from the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park
    • Sparse ambiences with minimal wildlife
    • Active ambiences with twittering songbirds
    • One extended 35-minute quiet nature ambience
    • This library is a portrait of the Hoh Rainforest. The rainforest is in a long river valley, so the distant soothing wash of the Hoh River can be heard in all recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:


    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Roosevelt Elk, American Crow, Common Raven, Pacific Wren, Brown Creeper, Barred Owl, chipmunks, and various other distant murmuring songbirds
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story on the A Sound Effect Blog – Sounds from the Quietest Place in the Continental US 
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 30+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    • ***Note – the name of this library was changed from Pacific Northwest: Miniature to Pacific Northwest: Roosevelt Elk on 9/28/2018. This was a name change only. No audio files were updated.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • • In Pacific Northwest: Storm Waves, get an expansive collection of storm waves from Rialto Beach, a driftwood filled shoreline of Olympic National Park. Hear massive 25 ft swells breaking and sea foam froth sloshing on rounded pebbles. Hear violent slurping as water is sucked out after each massive wave. Hear wave resonance tuned to perfection by driftwood logs a millennium old. Hear distant storm buoys droning their ominous warning and bats circling with ultrasonic clicks. Hear a coastline gradually eroded by Pacific waves. A place where massive spruce stumps are still rooted in the beach, desperately holding to the earth as the soil is stripped from their roots. Press a contact mic to one of those stumps and hear the heartbeat of the ocean. The vibrations from crashing waves move through rocks and roots to create stunning resonances in the wood!  I hope this library gives you a chance to hear the ocean in a way you haven’t heard it before. Enjoy listening to a large collection of storm waves from one of the most iconic beaches in North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Pacific Northwest Series. Field Recording travel for these libraries was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Massive 25 ft swells
    • Rocky coastlines and pebble-filled beaches
    • Driftwood resonances
    • Contact microphones on dead spruce stumps rooted in the beach
    • Frothy impacts
    • Roaring bass
    • Storm buoys droning their ominous warning
    • A thirty-minute clip of the slowly approaching tide. This clip is broken into three, ten-minute clips with no fade ins/outs so it can be used in parts or as one long seamless clip!

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    FILE LIST:
    • File List: View in Browser or Download CSV 
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story on the A Sound Effect Blog – Sounds from the Quietest Place in the Continental US 
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 30+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophone (used as contact mic)
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • Nature & Countryside Ambiences Pacific Northwest: Wind Play Track 35+ sounds included, 222 mins total From: $70

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Pacific Northwest: Wind get an expansive collection of coniferous wind from the pristine wilderness of the Eastern Cascades, Washington. Hear the soothing wind of short needled Douglas fir and Spruce. Hear gentle whisps topping distant ridge tops and blustery 50 mph blasts swinging the forest in a wandering dance. Hear the austere emptiness of recently burned forest and eerie creaks so emotional it sounds like the old trees are talking.
    • This library offers a large collection of coniferous canopy wind. I hope you enjoy the sounds of this winter wonderland.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Zero birds, insects, or other wildlife in all recordings
    • Emotional creaks, squeals, stutters, and groans
    • Winds ranging from gentle gusts too blustery 50 mph blasts
    • Coniferous canopy wind in living forests of Douglas fir and Spruce.
    • Short-needle coniferous wind. The length of the foliage determines the pitch of the wind. Therefore, the short needles of Douglas fir creates wind with a higher pitch than Ponderosa pine with its much longer needles.
    • Post wildfire wind. After the fire, only the tree trunks remain, creating deep eerie roars.
    • Soothing gusts cresting distant ridgetops.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Lom Usi
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Sony D100
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    STEREO AND QUAD FILES:
    • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right.
    • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad.
    STEREO ONLY FILES:
    • These recording were made with LOM Usi and do not include a quad version.
    • The “stereo only” files are included in the specs for the “Stereo Specs” below.
  • DESCRIPTION:
    • In Ribbit, get an croaking collection of North American frog ambiences. Hear lonesome Pacific tree frogs croaking on dark nights in the forest and cute bouncing ball calls of Western-screech owls. Hear single sharp ribbits and frenetically dense choruses of hundreds of croaks.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from noisy amphibians. I hope you enjoy these sounds. Thanks for listening.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Single ribbits and croaks – close and distant
    • Choruses – close and distant
    • Haunting owl hoots
    • Crickets
    • Trickling water
    • Light soothing wind
    FILE LIST:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    • Included wildlife: Pacific tree frogs and Spring peepers
    96 KHZ AND 192 KHZ:
    • All sounds are delivered in 96 kHz unless there was useful frequency content present above 48 kHz. Then the audio is delivered at 192 kHz.
    • 3 tracks are included at 192 kHz. Bats are the only wildlife above 48 kHz in these recordings.
    FILE TYPES:
    • Stereo Only: recorded in ORTF (L/R) – these recordings do not include a Quad version
    • Stereo: Double Mid/Side decoded to Stereo (L/R)
    • Quad: Double Mid/Side decoded to Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs)
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
    • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
  • Rock / Stone Sound Effects Ringing Rocks Play Track 500+ sounds included, 27 mins total $90

    Ringing Rocks has the chiming, beautiful tones of an ancient boulder field. As hammers strike stone, the powerful clangs resonate like church bells and bring to life a natural sonic wonder. Plus, you receive many types of melodic tones, hammering rhythms, grinding metallic stone, resonant scrapes, and much more. If you need rocks unlike any you’ve heard before, listen to Ringing Rocks.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:
    • Featured on Designing Sound: “Our Favorite Sounds of 2016
    • 237 files, 500+ natural chime and bell-like rock sounds
    • Captured in 192 kHz for exquisite detail and sound designing potential
    • Location: Near Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
    • A small hammer, medium sledgehammer, and crowbar were used to create a variety of timbres
    • Audio files with single rock strikes alone
    • Audio files with many sequential, varying strikes
    • Resonant scraping of hammers on rock for tactile textures that are perfect source material for rich metallic drones
    How It’s Made
    Read the full story of these mysterious rocks on the – A Sound Effect Blog!
    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
  • Featured Sound Creators Rock Creatures Play Track 900+ sounds included, 39 mins total $85

    • In Rock Creatures, get a visceral collection of guttural and grating vocalizations from the volcanic rocks of the Davis Mountains. Scrape rhyolite with intense pressure and hear guttural screeches with vigorous, physical energy. Hear the thick weight of boulders growling and frenetic stutters of rocks performed to sound like animals. Hear textured squeaks of small stones sliding. Hear rocks rich in titanium clattering to create otherworldly harmonics perfect for creature sound design.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of rocks painstakingly performed to bring these inanimate objects to life and transform them into intensely vocal creatures.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Rocks performed to sound like creature vocalizations
    • Resonant scrapes with shifting harmonics
    • Small, mid-sized, and large rocks
    • Thick grating boulders sliding
    • Squeaking scrapes
    • Titanium rocks rattling and clacking
    • Scraping, grinding, and rasping stones
    • Types of rocks/minerals: rhyolite, quartz, and in unidentified rock I marked as “titanium rock” in the metadata due to its high rating on the Moh’s Hardness Scale.
    • Combine these rock vocalizations with the massive impacts in SD10 Falling Rock or the resonance of SD02 Ringing Rocks for infinite creative possibilities.
    • The pitch shifted demo was made from excerpts of the normal demo at half speed. 
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Rock Creatures does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    •Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.
    •Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story here: “Why Rock Rock for Creature Sound Design” 
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    •View larger version or Download CSV.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 
    GEAR USED:
    •Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
    •Sound Devices 702
    •Rycote MS Blimp
  • Wild Animals Sound Effects Sika Deer Play Track 58+ sounds included, 4 mins total From: $55

    • In Sika Deer, get a hellacious collection of elk-like bugling. Hear haunting calls floating in the distance and visceral screams so close they could cause nightmares.
    • This library offers you a small collection of sounds from a fascinating species. I didn’t know deer made such haunting vocalizations and it was a joy to hear them for the first time. I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for listening.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Close hellacious bugling
    • Distant bugling with haunting echoes
    • Short barking alarm calls
    • Movement and alarm snorts
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo to enlarge.
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6
  • Materials & Texture Sound Effects Tuning Forks Play Track 300 sounds included, 13 mins total $65

    DESCRIPTION:
    • In Tuning Forks, get a collection of microtonal metal sounds created by plunging tuning forks into water. Hear laser-like chirps with wild harmonics shifting. Hear microtonal beating and tonal kerplunks. Hear extended clattering from underwater impacts and bass drones with deep ominous character.
    • This library offers you the collection of surprising laser-like sounds from a quotidian sound source. Thanks for listening.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Laser-like chirps
    • Complex microtonal impacts and textures
    • Wild harmonics
    • Resonant clattering
    • Singing musical tones
    RECORDING STORIES:
    • This was my first time recording sound design material using hydrophones. Here are a few of the things I learned.
    • Stereo hydrophones are essential. I hate the sounds of mono underwater.
    • I generally don’t like the sound of hydrophones alone as well. So, I experimented with recording in Mid/Side above water and stereo H2a hydrophones below. Turns out, I love the combined sound of the acoustic mics with the hydrophones.
    • My Cinela blimp (which I’ve waterproofed for rain recording) worked perfectly. Because of the NixWax waterproofing, I could place the Mid/Side mics extremely close to the water. This yielded crisp detail, and the mics were completely protected from constant splashing.
    • With the perfect mic setup found, I proceeded to plunge tuning forks into water thousands of times in search of the perfect laser-like sounds!
    FILE LIST:
    • File List
    • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Mid/Side
    • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophones
    • Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-3 II
    • Cinela Pianissimo Mid/Side Blimp
    • Mid/Side and Hydrophones are mixed into one stereo recording.
  • Featured Sound Creators Whoosh: Desert Foliage Play Track 1250+ sounds included, 28 mins total $65

    • In Whoosh: Desert Foliage, get an airy collection of flying foliage from the deserts of the American Southwest. Swing a 20-foot ocotillo stalk and hear the air ripped by cactus spikes. Hear buffalo grass bundles cutting the breeze like bullwhips. Hear dead winter grass flapping in breathy washing whips. Swing massive cedar, juniper, and scrub oak branches and hear the whoosh of dragon wings under moonlit desert nights.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of whooshes created exclusively from organic sources. Enjoy listening to desert foliage as it cuts through cold winter nights.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    •20 foot ocotillo stalk swings
    •Large cedar, pinyon pine, juniper, and scrub oak branch swings
    •Buffalo grass whipping like bull whips
    •Breathy dead winter grass
    •Slicing banaca yuccas
    •Indoor and outdoor recording sessions
    •Variation files with multiple similar whooshes
    •Some single whooshes include fade ins/outs and are aligned to the half second grid.
    •Some single whooshes are part of a longer clip. For example, a 4 second clip might include 8 whooshes that have not been cut into separate clips.
    •1200+ short whooshes
    •50+ extended whooshing gestures
    •Single whooshes
    •Wild circling and spinning whooshes
    •Extended whipping gestures
    •The pitch shifted demo is the normal demo at half speed. 
    •Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Whoosh: Desert Foliage does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    •Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.
    •Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
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