London Ambisonics is a collection of sounds recorded at various locations in London, UK, by Production Expert team member Tom Lowe. Recordings of landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), various London streets, and green spaces are all featured, totalling 127 minutes of ambisonic audio, with an average length of 6 mins 22 seconds.
The files have been decoded to AmbiX, but can be converted to FuMa with the free Ambi Converter from Noise Makers, or decoded to any format from mono to 7.1.2 Atmos using Harpex-X or the free Røde Soundfield plug-in.
No noise reduction has been used, apart from on the recording of Big Ben, and the unprocessed version is also included.
Full Quality Ambisonics Samples
Tom has very kindly made available 3 sample files each 3 minutes in duration in st order Ambisonics at 96KHz sample rate. The 3 free recordings are Borough Market, Trafalgar Square and St James’s Park…
Be aware you will need software to decode these Ambisonics files into other formats including stereo. See above for more details.
You can learn more about how Tom went about recording this library in our upcoming article How To Record Edit and Publish A Sound Effects Library, London Ambisonics.