Create immersive and authentic backgrounds for any project.

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Establish the setting of any scene with the go-to recordings of The Odyssey Collection: Ambiences. Cover your needs for locations both everyday and exotic – from aircraft carriers to the Serengeti, nuclear power plants, brisk Canadian mountain air, Mexican bar walla, a Czechoslovakian office, record pressing factories, Malaysian forests, big cities, small towns and everywhere in-between.

Developed in exclusive collaboration with Academy Award®-winners Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson, Odyssey Ambiences delivers vibrant, diverse, high-quality recordings from around the globe – so you can focus on staying creative and delivering your best sound.

“Because Richard and I were so religious about fresh recordings, it was quite common for us to have a recorder with us everywhere we went. This allowed us to develop a rich, varied and international scope to our Ambience library without having to actually find money to fund every recording.”
Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road)

This library is included in The Odyssey Collection: Complete. It is not included in Odyssey Starter, Essentials, or Expanded. Explore The Odyssey Collection here.

What sound artists are saying about The Odyssey Collection:

These are the kind of sounds that I’m always looking for - everything has character and a great cinematic feel. I’m amazed by the variety, quality and organization.

Will Files
Will Files Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor

The Odyssey Collection is completely killer. I can't even tell you how easy it has made the last three projects I worked on compared to how I was working before.

David DeLizza
David DeLizza Sound Designer, Editor, Mixer

Every sound is very rich sounding, and at the same time detailed. Every time I’ve used it, I’m always able to find what I need very quickly with its well-organized metadata.

Natalia Saavedra Brychcy Sound Effects Editor/Sound Designer

Inspire creativity with Odyssey Ambiences

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    Useful for Any Project

    Ambiences are a crucial element of every sound artist's toolkit. Lay the foundation for any scene with this extensive collection of locations.

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    Multi-Channel Recordings

    Build creative backgrounds with over 400 multi-channel sounds to immerse your audience in the world of your story.

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    Work Faster

    Easy, Accurate Search: Our sounds are embedded with rich, optimized metadata to streamline your workflow with lightning-fast pinpoint searches.

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    Most Needed Categories

    Strengthen your library with rich, diverse recordings in the most commonly used categories like Walla, Urban, Rural, Room Tone and more.

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    Authentic Sonic Mastery

    Deliver your best with world-class sound captured throughout award-winning careers by two masters of the craft.

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    Search Software

    Instant Workflow Integration: Find sounds faster, organize files, drag-and-drop to your DAW, or spot to Pro Tools with Search by PSE ($99 value).

Features

  • 4,043 Broadcast .wav Files (118GB)
  • 100% Royalty-Free for use in any project
  • Flexible Access: Download, online, or on your server
  • Total Length: 119 hr, 35 min, 33 sec
  • Average Recording Length: 1 min, 46 sec
  • Rich Metadata: Optimized for fast, pinpoint search
  • Full Online Access: 24/7 from any computer
  • View Full Sound List: PDF | XLSX
  • Search Software: Drag-and-drop to your DAW

Tech Specs

  • Delivered Automatically via Download Manager
  • File Format & Resolution: Native Broadcast .wav formats: 16/48k, 24/48k, 24/96k
  • Search Software from Pro Sound Effects | System Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.12 or higher
  • 3rd Party Software Compatibility: Search, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Avid Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Adobe Premiere
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Odyssey Ambiences: Library Overview

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Explore sounds from Odyssey Ambiences

Sound artists need a deep collection of ambiences to cover the location of any scene. Each recording in this library was captured with a dedication to gathering diverse, high-quality sounds from around the world – so you’re covered for every environment. Listen to a small sample from a variety of categories.

Optimized metadata for quicker searches and better results.

You need to actualize your creative vision in an instant. That’s why the PSE Editorial Team team has invested over 20,000 hours of library development work – eyes, ears, hands, imaginations – editing and cataloging each audio file in The Odyssey Collection. The result is a reliable wealth of professional sound effects to boost your projects – each with meticulous, rich descriptions optimized to our metadata standard for lightning-fast, pinpoint search results.

View the sounds and categories we have selected for this library:

VIEW FULL SOUND LIST:  PDF  | XLSX

Awards & Nominations

Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson have won and been nominated for an
enviable list of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Highlights include:

Mark Mangini

  • 5 Oscar® Nominations
  • 1 Oscar® Win
  • 2 BAFTA Nominations
  • 7 MPSE Golden Reel Nominations
  • 2 MPSE Golden Reel Wins
  • 1 AMPS Nomination
  • View full credits
Richard L. Anderson

Richard L. Anderson

  • 2 Oscar® Nominations
  • 1 Oscar® Win*
  • 1 Primetime Emmy win
  • 7 MPSE Golden Reel Nominations
  • 1 MPSE Career Achievement Award
  • 1 AMPS Nomination
  • View full credits

*1982 Special Achievement Academy Award® for Sound Effects Editing on Raiders of the Lost Ark – this was before Sound Editing was a permanent award category.

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$495 Perpetual License

695 Regular Price

This plan includes:
  • 4,043 sound effects (118GB)
  • Delivered instantly via download
  • Search Software
  • Online Access
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

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This plan includes:
  • 4,043 sound effects (118GB)
  • Delivered instantly via download
  • Search Software
  • Online Access
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

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This library is available for licensing to schools and academic institutions. Contact us to get a custom quote for your school.

This plan includes:
  • Non-Commercial License
  • Online Access
  • IP-Authentication
  • 4.043 Sound Effects (118GB)
  • Search Software

A licensing rep will contact you shortly (<24 hrs) with a detailed quote.

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Odyssey Essentials
Odyssey Essentials
Want more award-winning quality?

Check out Odyssey Essentials – featuring world-class sounds from Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Richard L. Anderson (Raiders of the Lost Ark).