RIPARIAN ZONES are one of the 15 terrestrial biomes that characterize the Earth’s thin green mantle. They border streams and rivers. These soundscapes are characteristically diverse and rich with reflections, providing wonderful opportunities for sound designers to attract audience attention as well as take them on a sonic journey.
Water clothed in vegetation - a unique acoustic environment
Included sounds - keywords
riparian zones, nature, rivers, riversides, birds, birdsongs, streams, frogs, flowing, water, insects, thunderstorms, crickets, babbling, waterfalls, rush, calls, gurgle, trickling, rolling, splashy, drops, drips, terrestrial, biomes, reflections, wildlife, ambiences, atmosphere
Sonic diversity – incredible recording quality
Increased available water at the edges of streams and rivers allows for plentiful plant growth, resulting in added food and shelter, which, in turn, increases wildlife diversity and translates into greater sonic diversity. An added plus is higher humidity. Humid atmospheres are more elastic than arid atmospheres and therefore propagate sound faster and more clearly to your microphones, resulting in excellent sound quality.
From a sound designer’s perspective, these lush and varied locales also often feature a unique tubular echo due to overhanging vegetation and the landforms cut by the flowing waters. Factor in the much higher biodiversity than in adjoining habitats and you can generally count on mesmerizing soundscapes that will delight your audiences.
AVAILABLE IN 5.0 SURROUND
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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
What's so special about this library?
All life needs water to survive, and people are no different. As soon as your audience hears water, they will instinctively want to get closer to the sound source, and then even closer—but only to the point that the water sounds don’t mask faint sounds and thereby compromise security. Do the math and listen to our latest library RIPARIAN ZONES by Sound Tracker® and nature recording genius Gordon Hempton.
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: