This library, delivered in our brand new 3D Surround format, is perfect for your three-dimensional city scenes. From the calm central areas of the city to busy intersections and markets, there are metro and streets, as well as railway stations, highways, parks, fountains, city beaches and much more. If your next project is in an urban setting, this collection of urban sounds includes everything you need. File lengths range from 3 to 11 minutes to give you more flexibility and less repetition in your sound design. URBAN USA contains both detailed sound scenes and quiet base layers.
ENTER A NEW ERA OF SURROUND SOUND FX LIBRARIES
SUITABLE FOR ANY SURROUND APPLICATION, EVEN AND ESPECIALLY IMMERSIVE AUDIO LIKE AURO 3D, DOLBY ATMOS, 360 ° VIDEOS AND VR
URBAN – USA is the first product of our brand new sound effect series 3D SURROUND. It marks a new era of surround sound FX libraries with unprecedented precision, spatial impression and clarity. 3D Surround delivers better results where conventional surround techniques reach their limits. This occurs especially, although not exclusively, in VR, where events must sound 100% convincing depending on the rotation and tilt of the user’s head. With our new 3D SURROUND series, you are ideally equipped for not only VR, but any other application that requires high-definition and crystal-clear surround sound.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT 3D SURROUND?
3D Surround has two enormous advantages over conventional surround sound. On the one hand, individual sound sources can be located much better and more clearly with 3D Surround. On the other hand, 3D Surround also reflects height differences much better. This results in a more extensive and much clearer sound image in a quality that cannot be achieved with conventional surround sound.
THE 3RD DIMENSION – SUITED FOR VR & DOLBY ATMOS
3D Surround adds a height layer as a third dimension compared to regular surround. The sound not only reaches the listener’s ear from the side, but also from above. This results in a much better localization of the sound source and a much more immersive listening experience which makes it the perfect surround type for VR applications and Dolby Atmos.
RECORDED WITH THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Our 3D Surround libraries are recorded with the highly-acclaimed SCHOEPS ORTF-3D setup, a cuboid 8ch level / time difference ambience setup. The main benefit is an additional height layer compared to regular surround recording setups. It consists of 8 supercardioid microphones.
The height layer offers a much wider range of spatial sound effects and a more realistic three-dimensional reproduction. Therefore, it provides a clearer representation of spatial depth, a more natural surround impression, improved envelopment, and an authentic feel.
THE WHOLE RANGE OF URBAN SOUND DIVERSITY
URBAN USA covers an immense spectrum of different settings of urban city life. From bustling downtown areas such as subway stations, financial districts, as well as marinas and construction sites, or quieter areas including beaches, parks, and suburbs, URBAN USA offers an authentic and detailed picture of American everyday city-life. As usual, delivered in the best possible quality to exceed the requirements of any professional sound design challenge.
DETAILED SOUND SCENES AS WELL AS QUIET BASIC LAYERS
URBAN USA contains a wealth of rich and expressive sound scenes to create spot-on sound design. In addition, you get a variety of different quiet base layers, perfect for creating the sonic foundation of an urban scene.
WHAT WE RECORDED
We visited vibrant and lively American metropolises and captured the pulse of these cities in many different places. We focused on providing an extraordinary variety of sounds that would offer sound designers a rich, balanced, and absolutely professional range of tools.
BOOM Library sound FX come as WAV files, meaning you can import and work with them in any software that can handle this file type. Here are the most common audio and video editing software tools that work perfectly with our sound FX.
RICH METADATA EMBEDDED
To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata like file description & keywords to quickly find the sounds you’re looking for. Metadata can be read and processed by audio management tools. Some digital audio workstations feature an included search tool that can also read embedded metadata.