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WILDERNESS AMERICAS : GEYSER AND VOLCANO

Hey audio folks! our new sound library : « WILDERNESS AMERICAS : GEYSER AND VOLCANO » is out on asoundeffect :

https://www.asoundeffect.com/…/wilderness-americas-geyser-…/

“Wilderness Americas : Geyser and Volcano” is a collection of sounds focused on geothermal phenomena of Central and North America.

We recorded geysers in the Yellowstone National Park (USA) and two very actives volcanoes: the Fuego in Guatemala, and the Masaya in Nicaragua.

To complete this sound library, we added natural sound elements which are very efficient for sound design as designed sound material:

“Super volcano” eruption sounds, magma lake ebullition sounds, lava movement, and landslide sounds.

The geyser and Masaya volcano sounds (magma lake, lava movement) were recorded with the Telinga Parabola with a Sennheiser MKH 8040. The Telinga was used for its powerful ability to focus on sound details at a reasonable distance.

The explosions and eruptions of the Fuego volcano were recorded in surround with a Sennheiser DMS setup (MKH 8040-30) and also with the Telinga Parabola + MKH 8020.

-This sound bank contains 56 sound takes recorded in 24/96 kHz, and a total of 122 files.

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CITY LIFE: CENTRAL AMERICA

Hey! Our new sound library « City Life : CENTRAL AMERICA » is now live on asoundeffect :

https://www.asoundeffect.com/sou…/city-life-central-america/

« City Life : Central America » is a collection of sounds captured across 3 country of central america : Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
This library focus on city atmosphere, especially in street/cover markets, pedestrian areas, parks, and many more.
The sounds captured in Mexico show a more « modern » spanish atmosphere, compared to the Maya’s markets of Guatemala, where the people speak a mix of spanish and k’iche'(traditional mayan language used in some parts of Guatemala)
For this 3 country we visit a large amount of cities (x10) to captured the exceptional urban soundscape of central america.

AMBISONIC OVERVIEW: ALASKA

Available on A Sound Effect :

https://www.asoundeffect.com/sound-library/ambisonic-overview-alaska/

For this sound effects library, we traveled across Alaska, from the extreme north to the south coast to capture the spirit of these nordic and wild landscapes: Boreal forests, arctic and alpin tundras, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.

Here the soundscapes reflect the extreme weather conditions: Silent ambiances punctuated by the elements: Wind, snow, rain, serving the erosion.

In this wilderness, animals remain discreet. We had the chance to capture many birds with our microphones: Owls, ducks, seagulls, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, common ravens, migratory birds, and many other species – and a few other animals: Hoary marmots, arctic marmots, squirrels and moose.

-The sound bank contains 66 sound takes recorded in ambisonic at 24/96khZ (a total of 330 files).

here is an exemple of an ambisonic recording embeded in a 360° movie (go on youtube to listen the 360° sound) :

Recordings include:

The 66 sound takes include sounds of:

– 20 sound takes recorded in the Boreal Forest.
– 17 sound takes recorded in Tundra environment.
– 17 sound takes recorded in Glacier environment (glacier, ice cavern, icefield)
– 4 sound takes recorded in the Rain Forest of the south coast of Alaska.
– 5 sound takes related to River and creek.
– 3 sound takes related to the Pacific Ocean.

• We went to record in these different locations: inside the Arctic Circle to the Brooks Range, Chena River Forest, Denali National Park, Hatcher Pass, Portage Valley, Byron Glacier, Portage Glacier, Harding Icefield, Lowell Point, Lake Louise, Wrangell Saint Elias Natinal Park, Chicken Area, Hyder.
• All GPS coordinates are include in the sound sheet.

Formats:

-The sound bank contains 66 sound takes recorded in 24/96khZ in 330 files:

– 66 B Format (AmbiX) files, for use directly in 360° movies or VR applications, or to be decoded in many differents formats (binaural, 7.1, 5.1, stéréo, mono, etc…). To decode it you can use the Harpex plugin or the free Soundfield/Rodes plugin.
– 66 5.0 files, directly decoded from the native A Format from the Sennheiser AMBEO microphone.
– 66 2.0 (stereo) files, directly decoded from the native A Format from the Sennheiser AMBEO microphone.
– 66 1.0 (mono) files, directly decoded from the native A Format from the Sennheiser AMBEO microphone, for use directly as 3D sources in games or 360° movies or VR applications.
– 66 original files, without any treatment (EQ) except the A/B conversion from the AMBEO plugin from Sennheiser (B Format – AmbiX)

Recording equipment:

-Sound Device Mixpre 10T
-Ambisonic FORMAT B Files/5.0/2.0/1.0 : Sennheiser AMBEO

CONTAINER SHIP VOYAGE

Available on A Sound Effect : 

https://www.asoundeffect.com/sound-library/container-ship-voyage/

We had the chance to make the crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship container (ATLANTIC STAR).
We boarded in the Antwerp industrial port in Belgium, sailed the English Channel, and then stopped at Liverpool’s industrial port.
Then we crossed the North Atlantic Ocean to reach Halifax, Canada. This trip took us 10 days, 10 days of sounds recording.

Through this trip, we were able to access places that normally are closed to the public: industrial ports, and a container ship.

-The completed sound bank (Stereo + Surround-Ambisonic) contains 154 files record in 24 bit / 96 kHz

-The completed sound bank (Stereo + Surround-Ambisonic) contains 154 files record in 24/96khZ:

1-Industrial harbour part:
-19 stereo ambient sound recording of Liverpool and Antwerpen industrial Harborrecorded while crane are loading the boat with container (including sound of : general ambiance with : Cranes, siren, container, seagulls, distant traffic, horn, distant and close workers)
-13 surround 5.0 ambient sound recording of Liverpool and Antwerpen industrial Harborrecorded while crane are loading the boat with container (including sound of : general ambiance with : Cranes, siren, container, seagulls, distant traffic, horn, distant and close workers)
-13 raw DMS ambient sound recording of Liverpool and Antwerpen industrial Harbor, recorded while crane are loading the boat with container (including sound of : general ambiance with : Cranes, siren, container, seagulls, distant traffic, horn, distant and close workers)

2-Container ship part:
-38 stereo ambient sound recorded during the North Atlantic Ocean boat crossing (including sound of : wind, sail, waves, motor, fan, funnel, fog horn, roomtones)
-31 surround 5.0 ambient sound recorded during the North Atlantic Ocean boat crossing (including sound of : wind, sail, waves, motor, fan, funnel, fog horn, roomtones)
-21 raw DMS files recorded during the North Atlantic Ocean boat crossing (including sound of : wind, sail, waves, motor, fan, funnel, fog horn, roomtones)
-10 ambisonic B format files recorded during the North Atlantic Ocean boat crossing (including sound of : wind, sail, waves, motor, fan, funnel, fog horn, roomtones)
-09 mono Contact mic drone recorded during the North Atlantic Ocean boat crossing (including sound of : vibration, motor resonance, sailing crack, rattle and sub frequency drone)

-> Stereo sound bank contains only the stereo and mono files (66 files)
-> Surround-ambisonic sound bank contains all stereo/mono files + all surround files + all raw DMS and Ambisonics original files (154 files)

Recording equipment:
-Sound Device Mixpre 10T
-DMS/5.0/2.0 Files : x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 / x1 Sennheiser MKH 30
-Stereo ORTF Files : x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040
-Ambisonic FORMAT B Files/5.0/2.0 : Sennheiser AMBEO
-Contact Mic Files : Aquarian H2a-XLR Hydrophone