AMB29 Hoot
Sound Effects Library

AMB29 Hoot

Regular price $59.00 USD



  • In Hoot, get an eerie collection of North American owl ambiences. Hear lonesome Great Horned Owls calling on dark nights in the desert and cute bouncing ball calls of Western-screech Owl duets. Hear the haunting hoots of the arctic as the rising calls of Boreal Owls float through boreal forests. Hear the resonant calls of Barred Owls in the old growth of the Pacific Northwest and the almost-silent whooshes of Burrowing Owls soaring through the big sky of West Texas.
  • This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a majestic night time hunter. This library grew out of hundreds of hours of nature recordings and several case of mistaken identity. Lucky for my mics the owl realized my furry blimp wasn’t a tasty rabbit at the last second! I hope you enjoy these sounds. Thanks for listening. 



      FILE LIST:

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      • Included wildlife: North American Owls – Boreal owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Western-screech Owl, Barred Owl, Burrowing Owl, Bats


      GEAR USED:

      • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair in ORTF
      • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Double Mid/Side
      • Sound Devices 702
      • Sound Devices MixPre-6
      • Rycote ORTF and Mid/Side Blimps
      • Cinela Pianissimo Double Mid/Side Blimp

      96 kHz and 192 kHz: 

      • I always record and archive at 192 kHz for conservation and preservation purposes.
      • However, all sounds are delivered in 96 kHz unless there was useful frequency content present above 48 kHz. Then the audio is delivered at 192 kHz. 
      • 5 of 56 tracks are included at 192 kHz. Bats are the only wildlife above 48 kHz in these recordings.


      • Stereo: mid/side decoded to left and right or ORTF recordings.
      • Quad: double mid/side decoded to quad. 


      • These recording were made in stereo and do not include a quad version.


      Stereo Specs: 9.4 GB Total (7.4 GB at 96 kHz/24-bit and 2 GB at 192 kHz/24-bit) – 39 stereo WAV files – 39+ sounds – Approx. 201 min (4 hours) total
      Quad Specs: 9.2 GB Total (8.51 GB at 96 kHz/24-bit and 696 MB at 192 kHz/24-bit) – 18 quad WAV files – 18+ sounds – Approx. 128 min (2.1 hours) total
      Stereo + Quad Specs: 18.6 GB Total – Approx. 201 min (4 hours) total
      Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV
      Categories: Animals & Creatures, Active Nature, Quiet Nature
      Location: North America – Alaska, West Texas, Northern Rockies, Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest, 2016 to 2019
      Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
      Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
      License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
      Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.