A Sound Effect has announced a free sample library featuring a collection of surround sound ambiences from forests, canyons, parks and wetlands, recorded by Rick Hernandez of Respawn Entertainment and Melee Sound Design.

Angeles National Forest

Field recordist and senior sound designer Rick Hernandez went on a surround recording trip in the US recently, equipped with a DPA 5100 mobile surround microphone and a Zoom F8 recorder.

He captured a range of recordings from the Angeles National Forest, Ballona Wetlands, Simi Valley Canyon and Two Strike Park. Those surround recordings – and the story behind them – are now available as a free (+1GB) download on A Sound Effect.

The download is available from A Sound Effect (valid email required).

More information: A Sound Effect / Surround field recordings by Rick Hernandez

Simi Valley Canyon

La Crescenta Two Strike Park

Ballona Wetlands

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