Urban Rooftops and Terraces

The unique elevated acoustic perspective of the modern metropolis

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Introducing the "Urban Rooftops and Terraces" ambience kit. The defacto soundscape creation library for that unique acoustic perspective risen above the metropolis!

Unleash the pulse of the city from above with our extraordinary sound library, "Urban Rooftops and Terraces." Immerse your projects in the vibrant energy of elevated urban life, where every sonic detail comes alive, transporting your audience to the heart of a bustling metropolis.

Reach New Heights of Creativity

Transfer your audience onto virtual rooftops and let it experience the bustling cityscape like never before. With a treasure trove of meticulously captured sounds, our library lets you design custom dynamic environments with ease. Craft seamless soundscapes tailored to your artistic vision, drawing from a diverse array of elements - from the gentle rustling of leaves on a terrace to the distant hum of traffic on a lively boulevard.

Sonic Versatility Unleashed

Dive into a world of sonic possibilities with our innovative sound collection. "Urban Rooftops and Terraces" boasts an exceptional assortment of elements isolated from the urban symphony, giving you the power to construct soundscapes that ebb and flow with unparalleled authenticity. And that's not all – whether you're working on games, virtual reality, or film post-production, our library offers stereo, surround, and ambisonic formats that ensure your sonic creations resonate vividly in every corner of your virtual realm.

A Symphony of 3D Sound

Take your sound design to the next dimension with our cutting-edge acoustic features. Elevate your projects with a remarkable sense of depth and realism, effortlessly immersing your audience in a three-dimensional audio experience. Perfectly suited for films, games, and virtual reality ventures, "Urban Rooftops and Terraces" grants you the power to sculpt soundscapes that resonate with emotional impact.

Your Soundtrack to Urban Adventure

Create thrilling urban action, epic adventures, and captivating city life with the help of our meticulously curated sound library. Whether your story unfolds in a bustling pedestrian zone, atop a breathtaking high-rise, or within the intimate confines of a cozy balcony, our collection guarantees to enrich your narrative with sonic authenticity that captivates and engages.

Elevate Your Soundscapes Today

Unleash the potential of "Urban Rooftops and Terraces" and transform your projects into auditory masterpieces that leave a lasting impression. From parkour-laden pursuits to architectural visualizations that pulse with vitality, our library is your gateway to a world of limitless auditory creativity.

Experience the city from above like never before. Elevate your sound design with "Urban Rooftops and Terraces" and create immersive sonic landscapes that resonate with the heartbeat of urban life. Your projects deserve nothing less than the finest, and our library delivers the auditory excellence you seek.

Allow your creativity to reach new heights. Immerse, captivate, and innovate with "Urban Rooftops and Terraces." Unleash the power of sound in its truest form and bring your projects to life like never before.

The Perfect Ambience Kit and Beyond

As with all our Ambience Kits, this library contains different kinds of assets to help you compose custom soundscapes or create new layered sound effects that fit your project perfectly:

  • Ready-made scenes in StereoSurround, and Ambisonic formats, produced with our innovative True3D Audio™ mixing system (check the Unique Features section below).

  • Individual elements in the form of mono and stereo one-shots and loops, dereverberated or diffused to integrate with any virtual acoustics you use in your project (reverb processors, occlusion filters, etc.).

  • Noiseprints (aka roomtones) that are very useful as a base texture to add elements on top (to create your own ambience loops) or use them creatively in other ways (e.g., vocoding to create monster voices, filtering and distortion to create engines, weapons, otherworldly drones, and more).

  • Reverberation IRs and occlusion IRs (a first), so you can use them with convolution in your projects to create ultra-realistic experiences (you will need a convolution filter that loads custom samples to use those).

Best For

urban action, adventures, parkour, platform, futuristic, sci-fi, city life, public settings, simulations, arch viz

Keywords from Content

high-rise, exterior, area, locale, metropolitan, city, urban, non-rural, civic, municipal, public, open, space, street, roof, rooftop, elevated, top, balcony, platform, terrace, canopy, residence, stairway, traffic, pass by, bus, car, motorbike, wind, boulevard, pedestrian zone, crowd, intersection

Contents and organization

We take extra care to make it easy to find the sounds you need and intuitively browse the contents. Depending on the theme and content, we use various ways to organize the content. Different content categories and channel formats are organized in folders. Useful content properties are included in the filenames (i.e., Loop, Complex, Diffused, DoplerInversed, etc.). Different types of the same phenomenon are denoted with capital letters, and same-type variations are enumerated with two-digit incremental numbers.

File list

Check out the contents and organization of this sound library in the library’s file list.

UCS Metadata Excel

The files in this library have embedded metadata, but you can also get a UCS-compatible Excel file for your pipeline.

Technical Specifications

This library contains 14 ready-made scenes to use as ambience loops in stereo, surround, and ambisonic formats with additional FocusBlur™ versions of all files to sync with any visuals without breaking audiovisual spatial coherence.

Additionally, the package also includes 74 isolated elements, 40 noiseprints, 3 reverb impulse responses, and 2 occlusion impulse responses.

In total, this package contains 258 files.

All files are delivered in pristine (PCM) wave files (WAV) at 96 kHz / 24-bit resolution with an uncompressed size of 9.76 GB.

Unique features

Achieve the best sound by taking advantage of this library’s innovative features.

Professional Grade - Low Cost

Low cost is almost automatically associated with low quality and less value; however, this is an unfair correlation. We constantly use critical thinking to reduce the cost of production while maintaining, or even increasing, the quality we deliver. Our quality-driven culture results in professional-grade sound libraries with 10x or 20x lower prices than any high-quality competitor.

True3D Audio™​

An audio production pipeline that allows us to mix anechoic sound elements into a virtual 3D scene with accurate acoustics simulation. Learn More >>

Scene Analysis

A protocol for capturing, and documenting a location, to extract elements, model scenes, analyze sound behavior and synthesize new elements. Learn More >>

FocusBlur™​

Our FocusBlur™ process defocuses the localization cues in soundscape or music material, to create material more suited for a background layer. Learn More >>

PureSource™​

We dereverberate our recordings to get them as anechoic as they get. We also flatten any coloring added by microphones, preamps, etc. Revealing the source’s pure sound means better integration with reverb processors, occlusion filters, 3D audio engines, and a more immersive audio experience for the end user. Learn More >>

Refined Content​

Meticulous trimming, seamless looping, and detailed fading. All those results in oneshots that perfectly sync with visuals, and loops that cycle seamlessly in any playback scenario. What you get is content that just sounds great and cuts through the mix. Learn More >>

AuthorNorm™​

AuthorNorm™ is a perceived loudness normalization protocol that fuses the natural behavior of sound in nature and how we use sound in digital media authoring. Designed to normalize audio assets used in the production and post-production stages, it’s perfect for any media authoring work. Learn More >>

HDR Audio

Our end-to-end high dynamic range pipeline yields crystal clear sound with more detail, punchier attacks, and smoother fades, that sound great across any playback scenario. Learn More >>

Compatibility

To ensure easy ingestion in your project and maximum scope coverage, we regularly test our sound libraries with the pipelines below.

We follow industry-standard formats, so you should be able to use our audio assets in any pipeline. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Game Engines
Video Editors
Digital Audio Workstations
Low Level and Embedded

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