New Sound Lab has launched L.A. Freeways, a new sound fx sample library.
Los Angeles is well-known for having some of the largest and most traveled freeways in the United States. This library captures the traffic ambience on the massive freeways that run through the Greater L.A. area including: US-101 (Hollywood Freeway), I-405 (San Diego Freeway), I-5 (Golden State Freeway), I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway), I-110 (Harbor Freeway), SR-134 (Ventura Freeway), and SR-2 (Glendale Freeway).
Multiple perspectives were recorded, from close vehicle pass bys to distant traffic ambience captured from city parks, surrounding hillsides, tunnels and underpasses. Traffic types range from fast pass bys, to slow and congested traffic.
Sounds were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Shotgun mic in both stereo mode (115 degree pickup area) and stereo wide mode (140 degree pickup area). The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 192khz.
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Wet Traffic, a 11.3GB ambience sample library featuring 93 recordings of traffic on wet roads.
This is a library I have needed myself dozens of times: traffic in a rainy city!
Compiled from over ten hours of recordings and delivered 24 bit 96kHz in dual stereo (ORTF 8040 pair and MKH70 discrete) each track in this library has a minimum duration of 3 minutes and includes locations from inner city, suburbia and motorways, with various densities (busy rush hour, medium/light and single passbys) and a range of degrees of road dampness.
Bring your rainy city ambiences to life!
The sample library costs $49 USD. For the first 24 hours Wet Traffic is on sale for $33 USD.
Detunized has announced City Traffic, a sample library for Ableton Live.
City Traffic brings the daily noise of Berlin´s road traffic to the Live library.
The Live Pack contains recordings of main roads during the morning rush hour, when the trolley car rumbles over the rails and the trucks are roaring through the kettles. In between a bunch of honking mopeds and cars with broken exhaust pipes are fighting for their space. Commuter trains are crossing every minute, the omnibus arrives in time and the long-distance trains pass the station with squeaking brakes. In the evening it is rainy and at least the suburb calms down a little bit.
City Traffic consists of 10 different sceneries that are split into 55 single takes, each one with a length of 30 to 150 seconds. The material offers exciting possibilities for scoring, radio play and composition.
City Traffic is available to purchase as a direct download for 4.80 EUR. Detunized subscribers pay 3.90 EUR.
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