Urban Winds II

More howling, wind-battered outdoor city ambiances.

Product Overview

Urban Winds II is 65 minutes/2 GB of medium and high-wind sounds in 29 separate files - recorded in 24bit/96kHzM/S stereo (decoded to X/Y stereo and mono), using Sennheiser MKH micophones.

This collection picks off where Urban Winds left off.
You get empty streets and alleys, office exteriors and a marina. You get steel wires that whistle and whip in the wind, pipes and cavities resonating in the gusts. You get ambiances and a few specifics. I have tried to strike the balance between variety and nuance, to give you sound pros something to build a scene around. In that sense, this really is a construction kit of sorts.

You will hear very little human activity - other than distant traffic. I recorded mostly at night, and in large, undisturbed areas.

In some of the recordings, you will hear wind buffeting - more of the windscreen than the microphones - but there is some. In some cases, I opted to tame the most violent events, but others I left in. In many cases, wind noise reduction simply took away too much of the forcefulness, so I left it as is.

Some specifics appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S - but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. All sounds were captured in Aarhus, Denmark.

You get:

  • Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
  • Wind-battered city ambiances
  • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
  • Searchable file names
  • Secure Amazon S3-powered download
  • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats - here's a PDF preview:


If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Urban Winds II

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