Suburban Ambiences

Suburban Ambiences

Quick Look:

  • Files: 95
  • Duration: 5h58m51s
  • Size: ~11.5 GB unzipped
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 96k/48k, 24bit
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Metadata: SoundMiner, with UCS CatID

Suburban Ambiences is a collection of almost 6 hours of residential ambiences that cover various times of day and year, collected over the past 8-10 years by owner, David Fienup. This collection is full of lush, nighttime ambiences full of tree frogs and crickets; desolate winter ambiences devoid of birds and bugs; neighborhood ambiences with distant lawnmowers, traffic, dogs barking, and neighbors going about their daily routine; traffic and trains passing; morning, noon, evening and night; dense and sparse… and there are even some recordings of Fienup shooting hoops and dribbling a basketball at a park, as well as some extensive recordings of David doing yard work with a push lawnmower, electric weed whip, and a gas-powered leaf blower. This is the ultimate collection to help you design your suburban soundscapes.

UCS Compliant This collection uses the Universal Category System in both the file name and the CatID metadata. For more information about the UCS, please visit

Bonus Sounds This collection comes with 5 additional ambiences that were recorded for Tim Nielsen’s ‘MY HOME’ EXTERIOR AMBIENCE Crowd Source for charity. Hundreds of field recordists from around the world recorded thousands of exterior ambiences around their homes to contribute to a massive collection that is being sold, with the proceeds benefitting ! As of November 13th, 2020, this library is not yet available. I hope to update this information when that project is released. You will find these sounds in the folder “Soundopolis Suburban Ambiences”.

Recording Fienup used a variety of microphones and recorders including Sony PCM D50 and D100, as well as a RODE NT4 running into Sound Devices 702 and 633 recorders.

Editing These files were edited over the years in a variety of software including Peak Pro, Pro Tools, and iZotope Rx. Metadata was embedded using SoundMiner Plus. Check out the track list for more details.

This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files. Thank you!