European Capitals

Paint the perfect background with European city ambiences

412 files145GB24-bit/96kHz View Sound List

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Take a sonic journey through Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London, Stockholm and Berlin with this characteristic collection of immersive atmospheres. European Capitals is an exclusive specialty library featuring nearly 20 hours of authentic city ambience recordings for an array of scenes in European life.

Recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund (The Duel, Fire With Fire), with the assistance of Anna Bertmark and Eric Eklund, the European Capitals library pristinely captures the essence of six major cities. Each surround ambience transports your audience to iconic and everyday locations - from the Louvre museum in Paris to a small pub in Amsterdam and beyond. This library delivers walla sound effects in various languages, public places, train announcements, boats and dock ambience, traffic, birds, and many more location-specific sonic indicators.

Sounds for each city are delivered in both 5.1 Surround and Stereo. Each sound file is embedded with descriptive metadata including a photo from the exact recording location for your reference. Grab the whole collection, or select a specific city to drop straight into your project.

Key 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: 2 minutes 54 seconds
  • View PDF Sound List
  • Delivered in both 5.1 Surround (124GB) and Stereo (21GB) formats
  • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • Includes a photo of each location
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Download or hard drive delivery (extra $80 + shipping)

User Stories:

"I find the European Capitals sound library to be a comprehensive collection of unique sonic signatures for these major urban cities. If you are a Soundminer user, you’ll appreciate the location images for each sound as they are sure to inspire.”

Craig Berkey

Supervising Sound Editor
Roma, No Country for Old Men

“European Capitals is the most comprehensive and versatile surround city library I have ever come across. The library is beautifully recorded with loads and loads of useful material.”

Christer Melén

Christer Melén
Sound Effects Editor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


"I was blown away by the sensation of being there – the layered richness, clarity and depth. This library is useful in everything from small documentaries to big drama productions."

Andreas FranckAndreas Franck
Supervising Sound Editor / Re-recording Mixer
The Square



Ken Skoglund: Recordist (Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Paris)
Anna Bertmark: Recordist (London)
Eric Eklund: Recordist and photographer (Stockholm)
Arno Verstappen: Assistant Editor
Ronnie Lundquist: Photographer (Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm)
Anton Söderhäll: Photographer (Rome)
Odd Hagel: Photographer (Paris)
Joss Albert: Photographer (London)

Location Photo Samples:

Paris - Parc du Champ de Mars

Paris - Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise

Berlin - Alexanderplatz - Karl Lieberknecht Strasse


Berlin - Niederkirchnerstrasse

London - Mews Street - Ladbrooke Walk, Notting Hill

London - Double Decker Bus

Amsterdam - Pub Aran, Max Euweplein

Amsterdam - North Amsterdam docks

Stockholm - Freeway - Solna E4

Stockholm - Kungsträgården

Rome - Small Restaurant Interior - Via Leonina 10 (Vecchia Roma)

Rome - Basilica de Santa Pudenziana