Hawaii is the Earth-in-miniature, providing nearly all habitat types and 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones in merely 6/1000ths of one percent of the world’s land surface area.
Hearing nature at its most diverse
Included sounds - keywords
hawaii, nature, waves, coastal, birds, cliff, palms, island, underwater, marine, humpback, whales, dolphines, exotic, stream, flowing rivers, insects, forests, sand, beach, earth, maui, kauai, oahu, ambiences, day, night, wildlife, tropical, animals
Over 5 hours of unique biome recordings
This library includes 40 species vocalizations (including the Hawaiian Crow, now extinct in the wild) and 105 ambiences which are conveniently divided into coastal and Up-Island, as well as day and night, to simplify workflow.
Vivid and incredibly multi-faceted
Use this comprehensive SFX toolbox to design stunning nature scenarios with extremely manifold and vivid exotic wildlife. No matter if you’re searching for thundering, wave-swept boulder beaches, birdsong-rich tropical forests, a fascinating symphony of thousands of animals during the day or some super-interesting and exotic “conversations” at night, it’s all available in this pack.
Available in 5.0 surround
Get the surround experience
Surround ambiences are the closest approach to nature’s true and original vivid sound. Once given the opportunity to unfold their true acoustic potential, these fabulous 5.0 surround recordings will surely keep you from accepting any less in the future.
Including Stereo Version
Keeping the content of the already fantastic stereo version, you’ll gain the full spectrum of these fascinating regions plus an increase in flexibility and ways to shape the experience, taking your sound design to an even higher level!
What we recorded
This unprecedented library was accomplished over two decades of repeated visits to Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island. The distance from Hawaii to the closest mainland is 2,285 miles, making it the most isolated islands in the world, enough distance to allow a vast array of endemic species to evolve, particularly birds. Also the life underwater is a sonic wonderland, particularly the evocative, seemingly mystical songs of the Humpback Whale.
ABOUT GORDON HEMPTON - THE SOUND TRACKER®
BOOM Library is very proud to distribute the probably best nature recordings on the planet, the absolutely precious recordings of Gordon Hempton.
Environmental activist & Emmy-Winner
All of the nature sounds in the QUIET PLANET Nature SFX series were recorded by Gordon Hempton, The Sound Tracker®, Emmy-winner, author of One Square Inch of Silence, and environmental activist. Faced with habitat loss, species extinction and most of all unbridled noise pollution, Hempton has now turned his attention towards saving the world’s few remaining natural amphitheaters.
The highest appreciation for mother earth’s voice
Gordon Hempton cares very deeply about quiet. As The Sound Tracker® he has circled the globe three times over the last 35 years in pursuit of Earth’s rarest nature sounds — sounds which can only be fully appreciated in the absence of manmade noise. These recordings are available through BOOM Library’s QUIET PLANET series.
What others say about Gordon Hempton
Gordon Hempton is turning up the volume on Earth’s rarest sounds while working to preserve them for future generations.
America's foremost guru of quiet.
You may hear for the first time what has been missing in most other recordings - real rolling and shaking, a genuine edge-of-night boom-and-gloom gluttony of power and subtlety unmatched in the world of audio.
In these magnificent recordings, clear and mysterious as haiku, Gordon Hempton distills the spirit of the natural world. As wild sound in a movie, they hitch the seen to the invisible. A gift for every filmmaker!
Gordon Hempton brings new meaning to the word purist. He meticulously scouts out sites for his soundscapes. Hempton is totally in touch with his environment as a listener, and he is committed to bringing what he hears to a wider audience.
There is something about them that makes you want to redefine the words, "truth and beauty." Listening to them through headphones, with your eyes closed, inspires visions as vivid as outright hallucinations.
BOOM Library sound FX come as WAV files, meaning you can import and work with them in any software that can handle this file type. Here are the most common audio and video editing software tools that work perfectly with our sound FX
- Logic Pro
- Ableton Live
- Pro Tools
Video Editing Software
- Final Cut Pro X
- After Effects
- Vegas Pro
- Media Composer
Rich Metadata Embedded
To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata like file description & keywords to quickly find the sounds you’re looking for. Metadata can be read and processed by audio management tools. Some digital audio workstations feature an included search tool that can also read embedded metadata. Here are the most common audio management tools: