The LA Ambisonics sound effects library is an extensive collection of 239 immersive urban ambience recordings from throughout the city of Los Angeles. Add these LA ambiences sounds to strengthen your scenes with an authentic city soundscape — from beach and boardwalk sounds, city and freeway traffic, to street and restaurant walla, plane pass bys, and more.
Recorded by Academy Award®-winner Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road), LA Ambisonics was captured at various locations throughout Los Angeles including LAX, Venice Beach, Hollywood Boulevard, Union Station, Laurel Canyon and more. To capture these stunning ambiences, Mangini took the opportunity to think critically about what makes Los Angeles sound unique, and how to best achieve the immersion integral to the ambisonics format.
“I’ve been a fan of Ambisonic recording for some time, having developed my own microphones and plugins, not only for their sonic verisimilitude but for their obvious potential in cinema sound. While ‘immersion’ is the word on everyone’s lips as a sonic panacea, there is a great deal of controversy about how best to achieve it. I believe that it is in the reproduction of a believable 360 degree sound field that one achieves the highest level of ‘immersion’ and Ambisonics is one of the most practical and sonically pleasing ways to get there.” - Mark Mangini
Delivered in both Ambisonic and stereo formats, each audio file is embedded with rich descriptions for quick intuitive search results. This library includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to control the Ambisonics files by pointing “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene and decode to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. These recordings are also perfect for 3D Audio applications including VR and 360º video.
Beverly Hills — Rodeo Drive
Metro Rail Station
LAX - Commercial aircraft/jet landing
Long Beach — Between freeways
Burbank Airport — Plane takeoff
San Fernando Valley Overview