About the Sound Effects Library

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 more “traditional” 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.

The record duration are around 6:00 min per take. For the cities, we used a discreet setup : Sennheiser AMBEO and an AB stereo setup with x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040.

Each sound recording are located with GPS coordinate and a full soundminer metadata.

The Sennheiser AMBEO is an ambisonic microphone, than can be decode in many differents formats (binaural, 7.1, 5.1, stéréo, mono, etc…) for decode it you can use the Harpex plugin or the free Soundfield/Rodes plugin.

-The Full sound bank (Stereo + Surround/Ambisonic) contains 71 sound takes record in 24/96khZ and decline in 267 files

-The stereo sound bank contains only the stereo files (119 files).

Recordings include:

This 71 sound takes have been recorded in :

-23 sound takes recorded in Mexico’s cities.
-33 sound takes recorded in Guatemala’s cities.
-15 sound takes recorded in Nicaragua’s cities.

This 71 sound takes include sound of :

-37 sound takes recorded in market area.
-15 sound takes recorded in pedestrian area.
-7 sound takes recorded inside church.
-6 sound takes recorded on roof area.
-4 sound takes recorded in bus station area.
-2 sound takes recorded in street area.

-> We went record in this different cities : Mazatlan, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, San Francisco El Alto, Totonicapan, Panajachel, Antigua, Esteli, Granada.

Formats:

-The Full sound bank (Stereo + Surround/Ambisonic) contains 71 sound takes record in 24/96khZ and decline in 267 files :

-70 B Format (AmbiX) files, for use directly in 360° movies or VR applications, or to be decode in many differents formats (binaural, 7.1, 5.1, stéréo, mono, etc…) for decode it you can use the Harpex plugin or the free Soundfield/Rodes plugin.
-4 DMS files, to be decode in many differents formats (5.1, stéréo, mono, etc…) for decode it you can use the Harpex plugin or the free Shoeps plugin.
-74 5.0 files, directly decoded from the native A Format from the Sennheiser AMBEO microphone or decoded from DMS setup using Sennheiser MKH 8040-30.
-70 2.0 (stereo) files, directly decoded from the native A Format from the Sennheiser AMBEO microphone.
-49 2.0 (stereo) files, recorded in AB, with x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 or decoded from MS setup using Sennheiser MKH 8040-30.

About:

This sound bank was recorded as part of the Phonography project. (www.phonography.world)

Phonography is an art and itinerant project dedicated to field recording that will take us from Alaska to Ushuaia.

© 2019 Phonography World Libray – all rights reserved

Number of Files: 71 takes / 267 files High Quality WAVS (456 minutes)
Size Unpacked: 90 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: -Sound Device Mixpre 10T
-Ambisonic FORMAT B Files/5.0/2.0 : Sennheiser AMBEO
-Stereo AB Format : x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040
-DMS format : x2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 + x1 Sennheiser MKH 30
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