PRAIRIES is your library of coice if you are looking for extraordinary material to support your natural sound scenery. Whether you’re conceptualizing an adventure movie or documentary project, a catchy advertisement or the next big gaming hit – whatever creative idea occurs to you, this library supports your potential: with more than 4.8 GB exceeding 5 hrs and a total of 105 files of high-quality material, you’ll surely find what you need.
The sound of the great wide open
Included sounds - keywords
praires, crickets, winds, roars, birds, birdsongs, meadow, karim, chipping, sparrow, insects, gunts, chickens, gogs, sandpiper, mosquitoes, breezy, windblows, doves, coyotes, grasshoppers, grass, fire, ambiences, nature, chirping, gusting, blustering, blowing, roaring, weather, thunder, rolling
Authentic animal recordings
The collected bio-acoustic treasure of PRAIRIES includes for instance various indigenous animals such as a wide spectrum of songful birds, buzzing insects, howling coyotes or chirping prairie-dogs.
Incredible sonic backdrop
The PRAIRIES library naturally also comes with a generous range of wind recordings: gusting, blustering, softly blowing, breezing, roaring through the typical vegetation of this area. As special features, the library holds weather phenomenon recordings of grass fire and distant thunder rolling in.
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
PRAIRIES is the sixth SFX library from our series of high quality and amazing nature recordings by Emmy-winner and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton. Hempton has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine.
For this collection, he ventured out into the wide fields of the American prairie to successfully return with this superb and fascinating sound material.
What's so special about this library?
To quickly dispel any doubts at this point: None of these prairie SFX repeats the “Winds Of Nature”library. PRAIRIES offers a brand new, unique selection of open-field wind recordings combined with indigenous vegetation alongside the special weather phenomena specific to American prairies. When designing your environment for a movie or game, authenticity a key factor in terms of immersion and PRAIRIES delivers just that.
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: