About the Sound Effects Library

Quiet StreetsA slight breeze, the city rumble, distant people chatters, a bird passing by, crickets chirping, a little rain or snow, the tranquility inside the city is a fragile and magical moment…
City streets are the channels of all the possibles. They are a hot place for sensorial stimulus connecting people lives and their urban activities throughout the day.
Yet when it becomes quiet, we still perceive the energy. We hence are able to sense the mood of the moment with serenity.

These recordings were made at ground level with very few editing in order to keep them natural. Therefore are intended to be as close as a human would experience the city on a daily basis. At times, distinct activities can be heard from distance although the most noisiest events were taken out. Each file is loopable. Also, every season and weather condition are represented. This library has been thought for the universal need of sonic bed in urban scenes, used as glue or ‘exterior roomtone‘.

This selection is the result of 15 months of recording throughout the multicultural city of Montreal (considered the most European City in North-America). Where the mix of culture in this city gives it a universal flavor that makes it belongs to the world of the 21st Century. Various seasons and weather conditions have been captured.

The ‘Quiet Streets’ library contains 60 Stereo ambiance and 27 Surround ambiance recordings. Each sound files are between 1 to 5 minutes long. The surround recordings are embedded in an interleaved wav files of 4 channels (quad).

As with every sound library from Articulated Sounds, the files are embedded with metadatas (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3).


Number of Files: 87 High Quality WAVS (216 min)
Size Unpacked: 9.1 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Sound Devices MixPre, Audient Mico, Sound Devices 788T, Zoom H4N and the microphones Rode NT5 and MKH8090. The ORTF configuration, or double ORTF (surround) was used for all the recordings.
Other Info: Meta-Tagged

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