Eerie Forest is a collection of subtle ambiences recorded at night in dense forests in the regions of Transylvania and Moldova, Romania over two trips in Spring and Autumn 2017. The library features soft wind, distant hum, vegetation rustles, dogs barking at various distances, church bells tolling, a variety of owl species and other birds like ravens and woodcocks. All these elements are not foreground, but rather washed-out, echoey and atmospheric.

Important! More ambiences will be added to the collection as they are recorded. I plan another trip to Transylvania in May this year. Get your copy now and you will receive all subsequent updates for free.

The library consists of 30 recordings available as stereo and surround. These recordings make excellent backgrounds for realistic scenarios, but can also be employed to raise tension or create unease. The general tone ranges from mysterious, strange and unsettling to downright desolate, oppressive and gloomy. The birds featured are ubiquitous enough so that they don't anchor the recordings in a specific location or time. There are no chirps and tweets, just croaks, barks, wails and howls. A few of the recordings include distant hum, possibly from generators or similar engines, but are constant throughout and not immediately identifiable as such.

At a glance:

  • 30 .wav files as both Stereo and Surround
  • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz
  • more than 154 minutes of content
  • 20 GB uncompressed size - 17 GB zip archive
  • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser Double Mid-Side rig
  • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer
  • free lifetime updates