About the Sound Effects Library

A collection of rural autumn atmospheres, recorded in the Wendland region of Germany.

More than 3 hours of countryside and small town ambience. Lasting around 5 minutes on average, some clips are more than 10 minutes long.


The collection includes the following ambiences:

Trees and bushes in the wind
The forest
Open fields and wetlands
Shores of Jetzel river
Open windows at farm house
Tractors and farm machinery
Rural garden: morning, day, and evening
Outdoor restaurants
Next to a goose shed
Dannenberg Market
Hitzacker Graveyard
On board a small Elbe river ferry
and others.

Our Wendland collection does not focus on “pure” nature recordings, instead it captures a realistic sound portrait of the region the way it sounds today – including cars in the distance, farm work being done and other manmade sounds you’d currently hear in the area.

At the time of recording it was early autumn, with a medium to heavy breeze creating some nice leave rustling and wind sounds in nearby bushes and trees.

Some recordings contain birdsong and flying insects during the daytime, others include farm machinery and occasional swarms of geese heading south.

The small town ambiences consist of crowds at a market and restaurants, as well as traffic – on a bench right next to the cars and off in the distance recorded from the top of a nearby hill.

For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our filelist.

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