A Sound Effect has released Surround SFX, a freely downloadable collection of royalty free surround sound effects in 24-bit WAV format (5.1 surround sound).
The freebie pack contains several surround sound ambiances of California’s nature environments. It is another excellent addition to the series of royalty free sound packs that A Sound Effect has been releasing over the past couple of years.
Recorded by senior sound designer Rick Hernandez with a DPA5100 Mobile Surround Microphone, this pack includes sounds from a stream, waterfall, wetland, canyon, and forest at night time. You can either the download individual tracks separately on the company’s SoundCloud page, or you can sign up A Sound Effect’s mailing list on their website to receive all the tracks together. If you work in sound design or have use for natural ambiance recordings, chances are you’ll put this freebie to good use. Even if you’re simply looking for some nature recordings to help you relax, this freebie pack is definitely worth checking out.
The pack contains seven recordings in total, adding up to over 1.4 GB of audio material in total. The recordings are between one and two minutes long on average and the sound quality is absolutely fantastic. These are multi-channel surround recordings – you’ll need a 5.1 sound system in order to listen to them in full quality. You can preview some of the sounds before downloading them in the SoundCloud player embedded at the top of this page.
Surround SFX is available for free download via A Sound Effect (1.16 GB download size, RAR archive, contains 7 nature recordings in 24-bit WAV format).