About the Sound Effects Library

Introducing my new sound library, Ocean Ambience: Rocky Coastline. 

Recorded over an 18 year period on the undeveloped coasts of the Pacific Northwest, this library captures the sounds of the sea where it meets a rugged and wild landscape.

A wide variety of perspectives and conditions are captured across 50 files featuring over 1 hour of audio. Recorded in places where huge cliffs, soaring eagles and old-growth forests are the norm, this is not what is typically presented as ‘beach scenery’ in most general purpose sound collections. With the rare exception of a distant foghorn, the sounds of human world are absent. Each recording is a portrait of a real event that happened in a real place, and has not been edited aside from basic clean-up. Perspectives vary from extremely distant to (quite literally) dangerously close. Stereo imaging is wide, open and expansive.

What started out as a personal project almost 20 years ago has now grown into a mature sound library for professional use. The sounds have been carefully organized into categories, and each file has been embedded with full Soundminer metadata.

Number of Files: 50 High Quality WAVS
Size Unpacked: 1.1 GB
Sample Rate: 48kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Neumann Ku81i and Sound Devices 722
Other Info: Meta-Tagged

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