Urban Air is a collection of long duration / ready to use / surround urban backgrounds.
This is aXLsound’s first surround ambience library, it has been recorded across different cities with various microphones setup ( LCR ORTF / QUAD / 5.0 ) and then carefully collected and edited into 5.0 surround tracks.
You’ll find various moods and sonic characteristics including : downtown, suburban, industrial, small towns, quiet, loud and annoying traffic beds, wet city, side streets, parks, wide city squares, diffuse and distant urban elements, clean air tones or dirty gritty city noise …
The duration of the tracks varies between 02m 30s for the shortest and more than 08 minutes with the vast majority lasting around 04-05 minutes, so long scenes shouldn’t be a problem. Also, some sounds include markers highlighting (un)interesting sounds and events.
For more convenience and to make sure every channel is played as it should be, the 5.0 sounds are delivered “splitted” in three separate files : C / LR / LsRs , this way you can easily use the stereo files if you don’t need surround.
I mastered these sounds in a controlled sound editing room calibrated at 79 dB SPL, volume wise I tried to find the middle ground between a ” background level ” and being able to hear the sounds when you search through them, don’t hesitate to let me know if you think I totally missed the point here.
All the sounds are in high resolution 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadata including a detailed description.
Compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…
Number of Files: 99 High Quality WAVS – 33 sounds (146 minutes)
Size Unpacked: 12.92 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Sound Devices MixPre-6, Sennheiser MKH 8040s, MKH 8050, LOM Usi, Pro Tools, Basehead
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