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Traffic atmospheres recorded from a balcony in Berlin at different times and weather conditions.

Long (15 – 30 minutes) and clean traffic / city atmospheres recorded from a 3rd floor balcony above the busy multilane street Bornholmer Straße located in the northern part of Prenzlauer Berg.

The recordings contain traffic in different densities from rush hour to sparse passbys of single cars and trucks at night. Some recordings include (occasional) footsteps and voices of pedestrians, cyclists, and the characteristic Berlin Tram, as well as some german police/ambulance sirens.

All sounds were recorded at different times (day / night), in dry and rainy conditions with a Neumann TLM103 stereo pair in AB configuration into a Sound Devices USBpre 2 preamp. The recordings are delivered in six 96kHz / 24 bit BWAV files with metadata.

Berlin traffic atmospheres
Morning – Day – Evening – Night
6 long takes (15+ Minutes each)
More than 2 hours of audio
Different weather conditions
Descriptive filenames
96 kHz / 24 bit WAV files
Embedded Soundminer metadata
2.8 GB Zip

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