Nordic Nature is my first collaboration with Edinburgh-based fellow sound recordist Pete Smith. The library features immersive and evocative ambiences recorded over a three-year period across the wilderness of Sweden and Norway. From ancient woodland dawn choruses and sparse pine forest ambiences to the intense nighttime calls of marsh frogs and bitterns on Swedish lakes, this library captures the sounds of some of Sweden and Norway’s key habitats across various times of day and night.

Highlights include the wailing calls of adult and juvenile Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis), the pig-like grunting of Capercaillies (Tetrao urogallus) and the croaking of frogs at lakes, all recorded in pristine conditions in their natural habitats. At the other end of the spectrum, the library also features calm nightscapes and weather elements such as wind and rain.

Download the surround demo here.

Download file list here.

At a glance:

  • 43 STEREO and 43 SURROUND .wav files

  • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz, stereo and surround (5.0) files

  • more than 3 hours and 30 minutes of content

  • 27GB uncompressed size - 21GB zip archive

  • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser double Mid-Side MKH30/8040 microphones


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