Pristine recordings of North American hardwood forests
Deciduous Forests by Quiet Planet (moniker of Emmy-winning nature recordist Gordon Hempton) offers 6.5+ hours of pristine forest recordings within 192 files (6.7GB). This library provides ample ingredients to assemble just the right combination of forest sounds to satisfy even the most demanding sound design project.
Winter, spring, summer or fall – you’ll find what you need to create the whole acoustic range of different weather conditions and day times in this collection, like dawn onsets with early birds, day birdsongs and insects, wind drips and frogs, passing flocks, rainstorm aftermath…
This library is especially rich with songbird and insect ambiences. Whether talkative, rhythmic, active or relaxed, their bird songs shape the unique character of these natural cathedrals, as the echo or afterlife of the original sound has a pronounced forest acoustic.
All of these outstanding sounds were recorded in North America (USA and Canada). All sound files include smart metadata with geographic location and species ID (SoundMiner® readable).
In addition, there are two valuable guides: Sound Designing with Deciduous Forests provides helpful instructions on how to use soundscape pyramids to build authentic soundscapes quickly and meet production deadlines. How to Record Deciduous Forests is filled with professional advice on how to create clean and pristine nature recordings.
- 192 .wav files (6.7GB), 6.5+ hrs
- 24-bit/48 kHz binaural stereo
- Format: Download ($199) or USB (+$40)
- Quiet Planet License