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PSE Debuts Capital Sound Libraries

Library was recorded in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London, Stockholm and Berlin.

Brooklyn, NY (March 16, 2018)—Pro Sound Effects has released a sound library featuring nearly 20 hours of urban ambience recordings in 5.1 and stereo, recorded in six major cities in Europe.

The collection, European Capitals, was recorded by sound designer Ken Skoglund (The Duel, Fire With Fire), with the assistance of recordists Anna Bertmark and Eric Eklund. The library takes listeners on a sonic journey through Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London, Stockholm and Berlin. The collection of immersive atmospheres aims to capture the essence of ordinary and iconic locations, from the Louvre museum in Paris to a small pub in Amsterdam and beyond.

European Capitals is the most comprehensive and versatile surround city library I have ever come across,” opined sound effects editor Christer Melén (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). “The library is beautifully recorded with loads and loads of useful material.”

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Delivered in both 5.1 surround and stereo, each sound file in European Capitals is embedded with descriptive metadata including a photo from the exact recording location for reference. Setting-specific sonic indicators include walla in various languages, train announcements, traffic, birdsong and more.

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The ambiences—average length 2 minutes 54 seconds—are delivered as 24-bit/48 kHz broadcast .wav files as downloads or on a hard drive. Recording collections from individual cities are also available for a one-user lifetime license. A free sampler including two .wav files selected from the library is available for immediate download.

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