Nighttime Ambiences?
Old 8th February 2013
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Nighttime Ambiences?

Hey everyone, I'm trying to collect some more ambiences at add to my arsenal, and was wondering if anyone knows of collections of night, evening, and desolate/sparse USA ambiences.

Hoping to avoid over-the-top crickets, birds, etc. Perhaps autumn/winter type ambiences would be better.

Thanks!
Old 8th February 2013
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I find that I end up using a good bit of wind during night time amb and then pepper in the wildlife I want.



I use a bit of the different wind packs that are available at The Recordist . The tonstrum mountain air is also a nice library.

I am a fan of the independent libraries that have been coming out to supplement the material I have. They are pretty specific and niche and fairly priced.

Designing sound list of Independent SFX Libraries is a pretty compilation.
Old 8th February 2013
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I find that I end up using a good bit of wind during night time amb and then pepper in the wildlife I want.



I use a bit of the different wind packs that are available at The Recordist . The tonstrum mountain air is also a nice library.

I am a fan of the independent libraries that have been coming out to supplement the material I have. They are pretty specific and niche and fairly priced.

Designing sound list of Independent SFX Libraries is a pretty compilation.
Don't forget about the independent library thread here at Gearslutz. Very good stuff.
Old 16th February 2013
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Hey everyone, I'm trying to collect some more ambiences at add to my arsenal, and was wondering if anyone knows of collections of night, evening, and desolate/sparse USA ambiences.

Hoping to avoid over-the-top crickets, birds, etc. Perhaps autumn/winter type ambiences would be better.

Thanks!
i hear ya. i tend to use a clean day, winter and desert tones and pepper in whatever i need to fill things out. I would recommend recording some of your own as well.
Old 16th February 2013
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Old 17th February 2013
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I wish I could remember which noted sound designer said "great ambiences are constructed, not recorded."

As onesockshort and myke2242 mentioned, they use a base and build from there.

I've recorded several versions of "Empty Street," "Suburbs At Night," "Country Field" and similar things to be a base canvas for other sounds. Mostly recorded in late fall through early spring, when animals and insects are mostly inactive, between 2am and 5am, before anyone is really awake.
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