About the Sound Effects Library

Industrial Exteriors I_sonnissAmbient recordings from various industrial sites, including the port of Aarhus with its bulk cargo and container terminals. Most of the sounds are quite generic throughout, and could be used in many different contexts. Some recordings are teeming with activity, while others feature deserted, yet humming and droning, industrial landscapes. Lots of HVAC with fans and pumps. Containers are moved, gravel is unloaded, engines are running. Very little wind, and hardly any legible speech. A few of the sounds are cut as seamless loops.

Most of the sounds were originally recorded with a Sennheiser MKH60/30 M/S setup. A few sounds appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this┬ábecause most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. 4 of the sounds were recorded with a quasi-binaural setup. All sounds were captured in Aarhus, Denmark.


Number of Files: 29 High Quality WAVS (98 minutes)
Size Unpacked: 3.14 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Sennheiser MKH60/30 mics in M/S setup – Primo EM172 omni mics – SQN 4S series II field mixer – Sony PCM M10 recorder
Other Info: Meta-Tagged (Metal sheet)

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