Paint the perfect background with European city ambiences
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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.
Like all of our exclusive specialty libraries, European Capitals is included in the Pro Sound Effects Master Library.
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.
- 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)
Try It Out for Free:
Download the Free Sampler above to get two full recordings (731MB) from the library!
"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.”
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.”
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."
Supervising Sound Editor / Re-recording Mixer
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