About the Sound Effects Library

Ambisonic Steam Trains features recordings of 3 different narrow-gauge railways in Saxony/Germany where they meander through narrow valleys and bends.

DTS072_SteamTrains_Sonniss_600x600_2The library includes more than 3.5 hours of recordings that are taken directly at the train drivers position in the cabin as well as from waggon platforms and passenger seats.

Also, recordings of train pass-bys, shunting and service operations in the depot are included. With the Ambisonic format it is guaranteed that the acoustically rich and diversified surroundings of steam trains in action are captured spherical in each and every detail.

Ambisonic Steam Trains is available in two versions: “Ambisonic + Stereo” and “Stereo only”

The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel A-Format files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in upright position. These files need conversion to B-Format prior to further processing. Additionally, all takes are contained as 180° stereo file as that can be treated with any stereo width plugin.

The Stereo version contains the same number of files (55) with equal playing length (218 min), but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions. All takes are already decoded to 180° stereo that can be manipulated with any stereo width plugin.


Number of Files: 55 High Quality WAVS (218)
Size Unpacked: 23 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Sennheiser Ambeo VR microphone, Zoom F8
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