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NYC Ambisonics: Experience Unparalleled Flexibility With Virtual Microphones


Software-controlled sound effects give sound editors endless creative possibilities

The newest library from Pro Sound Effects – NYC Ambisonics – is available now for pre-order!

Now through August 31, 2015, take advantage of NYC Ambisonics introductory pricing of $79 for a lifetime license ($119 reg. price).  2+ users? Contact

When previewed in April at NAB 2015, the press dubbed it “the future of sound effects libraries.” NYC Ambisonics is a 35GB sound effects library that comes with software from TSL Products that allows a sound editor to point “virtual microphones” in any direction and with a variety of polar patterns for greater control and creativity.



“NYC Ambisonics represents our ongoing commitment to next-generation technology,” says Douglas Price, CEO of Pro Sound Effects. “We continually strive to make the sound effects workflow faster, easier, and above all, more creative for working professionals.”

Recording on Wall St.
Produced and recorded in 24-bit/96 kHz high-resolution by Pro Sound Effects, NYC Ambisonics was recorded throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Using a 4-capsule SoundField microphone to capture the ambiences from all angles, the Ambisonics format allows sound editors and mixers to manipulate the sound effects in real time with software to create virtually endless perspectives within a scene. The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond.

“Since New York City is featured in so many films and television shows and has such an interesting and diverse soundscape, we thought it was the perfect theme for our first Ambisonics library,” says David Forshee, Pro Sound Effects Library Specialist and Producer of NYC Ambisonics. “Hearing NYC in Ambisonics is simply incredible. When listening to traditionally recorded ambiences, I’m often curious about what the rest of the soundscape is like. Now with NYC Ambisonics, I’m in in complete control of where the mic is pointed.”

Key Features

53 pristine Ambisonic recordings with average recording length over 8 minutes (35+ GB): 24-bit/96 kHz broadcast .wav files. Choose between download or flash drive delivery.

SurroundZone2 software: Gives editor full control over “virtual microphone” position and polar patterns. Available in 32-bit and 64-bit AAX, VST, and AU.

Wide range of NYC ambiences: Including streets, parks, & subways

Recorded and produced by Pro Sound Effects

100% royalty-free license with 1-user and multi-user options

View full NYC Ambisonics features & audio demos

NYC Ambisonics will be available on July 21. Place your pre-orders here!


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