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.
Designing the silence
Included sounds - keywords
quietudes, nature, ambiences, crickets, prairies, tropical forests, wetlands, coniferous, wilderness, wildlife, deserts, ocean shores, hawaii, beach, canyons, insects, frogs, breezes, winds, silence, wolf, howl, lightening
A valued postproduction utility
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.
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
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.
What's so special about this library?
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.
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
- Premiere Pro
- 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: