QUIETUDES is part of the most important tools in our daily sound design work: QUIETUDES are ambiences that occur at or near the threshold of human hearing and provide one of the most valuable resources in the studio. These faintest of all ambiences are remarkably useful in audio production — from replacing digital silence, restoring frequency lost in processed files, to naturalizing cultural ambiences and increasing the dynamic range of your production, applying QUIETUDES will soon become a key, everyday part of your routine. The noblest application of QUIETUDES will be the raising of your audience’s awareness of the eloquence of silence.
Say you have a recording of a birdsong, wolf howl, or lightening crack that was recorded close-up, and you wish to use it as a featured event so that every detail can be appreciated. Trouble is, unless you provide some kind of background, the recording will sound ungrounded and fake, as if the animal or weather event was in outer space. Every sound needs a home. You will want to add Quietudes from a suitable habitat to maintain a sense of place in your production.
QUIETUDES contains 101 valuable files recorded in different natural environments (e.g. forests, deserts, praries, canyons, shores, etc.) to provide you with a broad palette of high-quality sound ambiences. Each file has an adequate playtime to loop it without sounding repetitive.
You will love this simple but powerful sound design tool with its more than 2 GB of data and a total playtime of more than 2.5 hours. All sound files come with detailed content descriptions and have smart metadata with geographic location and species description.
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101 files, +2 GB of data | 48kHz/24bit, WAVGET XLS GET PDF
Surround ambiences are the closest approach to nature's true and original vivid sound. Once given the opportunity to unfold their true acoustic potential, taking you right into the world of QUIETUDES, these fabulous 5.0 surround recordings will surely keep you from accepting any less in the future.
Keeping the content of the already fantastic stereo version, you’ll gain the full spectrum of these fascinating acoustic regions plus an increase in flexibility and ways to shape the experience, taking your sound design to an even higher level!
The handling couldn’t be easier: Simply drag and drop the interleaved 5.0 surround files into your favorite editing program or DAW and mix them any way you like. The quality of the recordings is incomparably excellent and - as always - all files come with detailed metadata to increase your workflow. This collection also includes the stereo version and it comes as a download only product.
You already own the stereo version? Please contact us to upgrade to the surround version and get a discount code to only pay the price difference.
101 files, +8 GB of data | 48kHz/24bit, WAVGET XLS GET PDF