Pro Sound Effects has announced European Capitals, a massive exclusive sound library featuring nearly 20 hours of surround urban ambience recordings from six major cities in Europe.

Recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund (The Duel, Fire With Fire), with the assistance of recordists Anna Bertmark and Eric Eklund, the European Capitals library takes listeners on an authentic sonic journey through Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London, Stockholm and Berlin.

Pro Sound Effects European Capitals

This characteristic collection of immersive atmospheres pristinely captures the essence of ordinary and iconic locations – from the Louvre museum in Paris to a small pub in Amsterdam and beyond.

“European Capitals is the most comprehensive and versatile surround city library I have ever come across,” says sound effects editor Christer Melén (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). “The library is beautifully recorded with loads and loads of useful material.”

Delivered in both 5.1 surround and stereo, each sound file in European Capitals is embedded with descriptive metadata including a photo from the exact recording location for your reference. Paint the perfect background for a scene with setting-specific sonic indicators including walla in various languages, train announcements, traffic, birdsong and more.

European Capitals features

  • 412 sounds from 6 cities (145GB)
    • Berlin: 83 sounds.
    • Rome: 74 sounds.
    • London: 69 sounds.
    • Amsterdam: 64 sounds.
    • Stockholm: 62 sounds.
    • Paris: 60 sounds.
  • Nearly 20 hours of immersive surround recordings, average file length of 2 minutes 54 seconds.
  • Delivered in both 5.1 Surround (124GB) and Stereo (21GB) formats.
  • 24-bit/48kHz broadcast .wav files.
  • Descriptive embedded metadata, includes a photo of each location.
  • 100% Royalty-Free.
  • Download or hard drive delivery.
  • Free Sampler available for download (2 sounds, 626MB).

The European Capitals sound effects library is available now at $449 USD for a one-user lifetime license. Recording collections from individual cities are also available at $99 USD each for a one-user lifetime license.

A free sampler including two WAV files selected from the library is available for immediate download.

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