The City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library contains 88 atmosphere tracks and sounds with more than 3.2 hours of audio material in High Definition 24 Bit / 96 kHz resolution.
Come rain or come shine, the City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library will take you where the action is in this fascinating city - and you won't even need an umbrella!
City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library
The City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library contains more than 3 hours of audio material in High Definition 24 Bit / 96 kHz Surround Sound from Hamburg.
City Soundscapes Hamburg takes you across the city of Hamburg, from the airport to the Elbphilharmonie and to various railway stations, subway stations and bakeries. We pay a visit to the Jungfernsteig, get familiar with the Johannisbollwerk, mail a letter at the post office, and order fish patty at the docks - after watching the boats on the Elbe in the freezing cold.
In the spring, Hamburg is full of surprises - so enjoy the rare moments when your socks aren't wet for a change!
City Sounds from Hamburg - Hamburg in spring and summer
The City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library contains more than 3 hours of new, previously unheard sound material from the city in the north of Germany. Join us on an acoustic journey through Hamburg. The Hamburg recordings were made in two sessions: spring 2011 and summer 2017. We'll take you to the banks of the river Elbe, where we'll soak up the sun in summer and escape the rain in spring. Feel the breeze by the docks, meander through the city streets, hang around the railway and subway stations, or enjoy the majestic Elbphilharmonie.
City Soundscapes Hamburg is a Sound Library with new contemporary sounds from Hamburg in Stereo, Stereo MS and 5.1 Surround Sound in High Resolution 24 Bit / 96 kHz sound quality.
If you didn't grow up in Hamburg or never visited the city in spring, enjoy those rare moments when your shoes and pants stay dry - even during the summer you will need some heavy-duty rain protection for your microphone. An umbrella won't do because of the high winds.
Reason enough to leave your sound gear at home and instead make use of the Avosound recordings. Hamburg is a fascinating city that has a lot to offer. Our recordings are a great way of discovering Hamburg without being exposed to the ghastly weather that often makes sound work difficult.
Sound Recording in Hamburg Speicherstadt
Sound Recording from the City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library: Canal atmosphere with a boat passing. Listen to the weird PA announcement from the boat!
If you look closely at the map (sorry, but zooming does unfortunately not work), you will notice that railway stations are generally good places to hide from the hard rain. Hamburg features a host of impressively big train stations with beautiful halls that are well suited for recordings on bad weather days.
The City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library features various great recordings of Hamburg's railway stations.
Hamburg Central Station - Speech intelligibility of announcements ...
A quick note about PA announcements at Hamburg's train stations: the city should really consider installing a new sound system, as the voices are nearly unintelligible; in fact, we did not even have to make the usual efforts to remove or mute the copyrighted content of the announcements.
City Soundscapes Hamburg - Let's go to the river Elbe
Can you think of anything more relaxing than sitting by a river in the city? Hamburg definitely offers great opportunities to sit by the Elbe and watch the boats and the seagulls. As you can see in the pictures, even in spring the weather in Hamburg can be quite whimsical - hence it pays to bring some warm clothing.
Also in the picture is the rather imposing construction site of the Elbphilharmonie during the 2011 recordings. A word of caution to all non-German visitors: do not mention cost overruns in connection with construction projects in your conversations with locals.
You might find that they are a bit sensitive in that regard - the above mentioned site along with a certain airport project are the subjects of much debate right now. Nevertheless, the Elbphilharmonie turned out really nice and is worth a visit.
Inside the Elbphilharmonie
As we were recording city atmospheres rather than piano concertos, we did not set up our microphones in the concert hall. But we couldn't resist taking the escalators to the visitor deck, as construction at the Elbphilharmonie had just been completed and the concert venue opened its doors to visitors. Good to know: admission to the Elbphilharmonie is free if you get a ticket at the entrance. You can then take the escalators up to the visitor terrace that will take you around the entire building - 30 metres above ground. The (free) view is impressive and the visitor rooms at the Elbphilharmonie are simply stunning.
The City Soundscapes Hamburg Sound Library features a mix of recordings and sounds from this fascinating city. All sounds were recorded in true 5.1 Surround Sound with Sound Devices equipment and Neumann and DPA microphones.
All sound material was carefully edited in 5.1 Surround Sound and with cutting-edge tools from Izotope and Pro Tools. The files contain comprehensive metadata that will help you search for sounds in administration software like Soundminer.
All sounds are also available as Stereo versions (for those who prefer to work with two channels only).
All Hamburg tracks are also individually available for download
All tracks in the City Soundscapes Berlin sound archive are also individually available for download. You can preview all the tracks in mp3 quality in the Avosound Online Sound Archive and then order and download them instantly.In addition to the mp3 preview, all sounds in the Avosound Online Sound Archive feature a waveform and spectrum monitor that provide visual information about the recording.