About the Sound Effects Library

URBAN USA – 3D SURROUND AMBIENCES

This library, delivered in our brand-new 3D Surround format, is the perfect fit for your 3D urban ambient scenes. From calm downtown areas to busy crossroads and markets, it features both in- and outdoor subway areas, train stations, highways, parks, fountains, urban beaches, and much more. If your next project is set in an urban area, this collection of urban sounds entails everything your needs require. The duration of the files varies from 3 to 11 minutes to give you more flexibility and less repetitions in your sound design. URBAN USA contains both detailed sound scenes as well as quiet basic layers.

ENTER A NEW ERA OF SURROUND SOUND FX LIBRARIES
SUITABLE FOR ANY SURROUND APPLICATION, EVEN AND ESPECIALLY IMMERSIVE AUDIO LIKE AURO 3D, DOLBY ATMOS, 360° VIDEOS AND VR
URBAN – USA is the first product of our brand new sound effect series 3D SURROUND. It marks a new era of surround sound FX libraries with unprecedented precision, spatial impression and clarity. 3D Surround delivers better results where conventional surround techniques reach their limits. This occurs especially, although not exclusively, in VR, where events must sound 100% convincing depending on the rotation and tilt of the user’s head. With our new 3D SURROUND series, you are ideally equipped for not only VR, but any other application that requires high-definition and crystal-clear surround sound.

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT 3D SURROUND?

3D Surround has two enormous advantages over conventional surround sound. On the one hand, individual sound sources can be located much better and more clearly with 3D Surround. On the other hand, 3D Surround also reflects height differences much better. This results in a more extensive and much clearer sound image in a quality that cannot be achieved with conventional surround sound.

REGULAR SURROUND                   3D SURROUND

HIGH-PRECISION SOUND LOCATION

Conventional surround sound often provides a somewhat diffuse image of the sound source, making it hard to precisely pinpoint the direction where the sound is coming from and where it is moving to. 3D Surround draws a crystal-clear picture of the source recording for a complete sound experience.

THE 3RD DIMENSION – SUITED FOR VR & DOLBY ATMOS

3D Surround adds a height layer as a third dimension compared to regular surround. The sound not only reaches the listener’s ear from the side, but also from above. This results in a much better localisation of the sound source and a much more immersive listening experience which makes it the perfect surround type for VR applications and Dolby Atmos.

RECORDED WITH THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Our 3D Surround libraries are recorded with the highly-acclaimed SCHOEPS ORTF-3D setup, a cuboid 8ch level/time difference ambience setup. The main benefit is an additional height layer compared to regular surround recording setups. It consists of 8 supercardioid microphones.

The height layer offers a much wider range of spatial sound effects and a more realistic three-dimensional reproduction. Therefore, it provides a clearer representation of spatial depth, a more natural surround impression, improved envelopment, and an authentic feel.

WHAT’S INSIDE

INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

URBAN, CITY, BUSY, DOWNTOWN, PEOPLE, TRAFFIC, SIRENS, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, SIDEWALK, CONSTRUCTION SITE, CRANE, SKID LOADER, AIR PUMPS, MARKET, INDOOR, OUTDOOR, VOICES, WALLA, TUNNEL, TOURISTS, COMMERCIAL AREA, BEACH, TICKET LINE, CROWD, PARK, CHILDREN, FOUNTAIN, MARINA, BICYCLES, BOATS, BEACHFRONT, BASKETBALL, TENNIS, SPORTS, HIGHWAY, CARS, PLANES, BRIDGE, SUBWAY, TRAIN STATION, FREIGHT TRAIN, INDUSTRIAL, VENTILATION, REFINERY, CHEMICAL, OIL

THE WHOLE RANGE OF URBAN SOUND DIVERSITY

URBAN USA covers an immense spectrum of different settings of urban city life. From bustling downtown areas such as subway stations, financial districts, as well as marinas and construction sites, or quieter areas including beaches, parks, and suburbs, URBAN USA offers an authentic and detailed picture of American everyday city-life. As usual, delivered in the best possible quality to exceed the requirements of any professional sound design challenge.

DETAILED SOUND SCENES AS WELL AS QUIET BASIC LAYERS

URBAN USA contains a wealth of rich and expressive sound scenes to create spot-on sound design. In addition, you get a variety of different quiet base layers, perfect for creating the sonic foundation of an urban scene.

INCLUDING STEREO VERSION

In addition to the ORTF-3D files, the 3D SURROUND edition also contains all files in 2.0 stereo for your convenience to save time on unnecessary conversions. Instead, you can instantly use these great new sounds for all your projects that don’t require surround sound.

Number of Files: 106 High Quality WAVS (2hrs)
Size Unpacked: 82 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
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