Pro Sound Effects releases NYC Ambisonics library
July 14, 2015

Pro Sound Effects releases NYC Ambisonics library

BROOKLYN, NY — Pro Sound Effects ( announced its newest library — NYC Ambisonics — available now for pre-order. Previewed earlier this year at NAB 2015, NYC Ambisonics is a 35GB sound effects library that comes with software from TSL Products that allows a sound editor to point “virtual microphones” in any direction and with a variety of polar patterns for greater control and creativity.

 Produced and recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution by Pro Sound Effects, NYC Ambisonics was recorded throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Using a 4-capsule SoundField microphone to capture the ambiences from all angles, the Ambisonics format allows sound editors and mixers to manipulate the sound effects in real time with software to create virtually endless perspectives within a scene. The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond.

“Since New York City is featured in so many films and television shows and has such an interesting and diverse soundscape, we thought it was the perfect theme for our first Ambisonics library,” says David Forshee, Pro Sound Effects library specialist and producer of NYC Ambisonics. “Hearing NYC in Ambisonics is simply incredible. When listening to traditionally recorded ambiences, I’m often curious about what the rest of the soundscape is like. Now with NYC Ambisonics, I’m in complete control of where the mic is pointed.”

Key features include 53 pristine Ambisonic recordings with average recording length over eight minutes (35+ GB); SurroundZone2 software that gives editors full control over “virtual microphone” position and polar patterns (available in 32-bit and 64-bit AAX, VST, and AU); wide range of NYC ambiences that include streets, parks, & subways; recorded and produced by Pro Sound Effects; and 100 percent royalty-free license with 1-user and multi-user options.

Now through August 31, 2015, NYC Ambisonics’ introductory pricing is $79 for a lifetime license.