About the Sound Effects Library

DCA_edit_400x400Distant City Ambiences introduces the sounds of the ever present noisefloor that is generated by the life in a modern city.

Several spots around the hills along Dresden/Germany have been visited in order to record these noise floors from a distance. All recordings are made with a 3-channel setup of Sennheiser MKH8020 / 8040 microphones that are able to capture the finest nuances which are often hidden by an aggressive compound of ever roaring engines, passing airplanes, trains and other acoustic emissions.

The library features 16 different locations that were visited several times between October and December 2015.
Each place was recorded at different day and night times so that an entire 24h cycle of city ambiences is covered.
For the ease of use in either stereo or multi-channel productions each take consists of an Left/Right (stereo) file plus the complementary center signal that is carried in a separate mono file. The used combination of microphone patterns (omni and/or cardioid) is attached to each filename.

• 44 scenes, 3 to 4 minutes length
• 88 files, 24Bit/96 KHz
• SM-metatagged and BWAV compatible descriptions
• 7.5 GB (extracted)
• Total playing time of all scenes: approx. 2h 30min

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