Add character to your projects with natural, unique human sound effects.

Give your scenes personality with the colorful, go-to recordings of The Odyssey Collection: Humans. Be prepared for any project with recordings of humans of all-ages from around the globe, including categories that are most-needed and difficult to record — from flavorful walla and massive crowds to radio announcements, baby coos, laughter, and adult vocalizations of all sorts.

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

“Richard and I recorded these sounds with the focus on sound as a storytelling aspect of the cinematic experience. Often captured “acoustically” in real world spaces, these sounds lay in to edit sessions with minimal mix work because they were intended to enhance narrative media.”
Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road)

This library is included in Odyssey 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 sounds in The Odyssey Collection have a very real and natural feel, and I love the way the metadata is organized. The more I use it, the more I look for it.

Brad Engleking
Brad Engleking Sound Supervisor, Re-Recording 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 Humans

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    Useful for Any Project

    Bring life to any scene with an extensive and diverse collection of high-quality human recordings — from bar walla to baby coos.

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    Multi-Channel Recordings

    Build adaptable, authentic and immersive crowd backgrounds with over 300 multi-channel sounds.

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    Seamless Integration

    Walla and crowd sounds recorded in natural acoustic environments provide an optimal level of blend into your scenes.

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    Most Needed Categories

    Strengthen your library with rich, diverse recordings in the most commonly used categories like Walla, Crowds, Voices 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

  • 4,077 Broadcast .wav Files (57GB)
  • 100% Royalty-Free for use in any project
  • Flexible Access: Download, online, or on your server
  • Total Length: 62 hr, 08 min, 59 sec
  • Average Recording Length: 55 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 Humans: Library Overview

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Why an award-winning sound designer is sharing his life’s work

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Explore sounds from Odyssey Humans

Sound artists need an extensive and diverse collection of human sounds to cover all ages and locations. Each recording in this library was captured with a dedication to gathering useful, flavorful, high-quality sounds from all walks of life – so you’re covered for every person, group, and crowd. 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.

Explore Odyssey Humans Pricing Options

Find the best feature and pricing fit for your needs
  • Individuals

    Single-User License

  • Teams

    Multi-User License for companies and media creation teams.

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$499 Perpetual License

? Monthly Payments: Starting at $42
This plan includes:
  • 4,077 Files (57GB)
  • Delivered Instantly via Download
  • Search Software
  • Online Access
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

Working with a team? Have multiple users? See Teams.

Contact us to get a custom quote for your team.

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

Freelancer? See Individuals.

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

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

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 sounds in The Odyssey Collection have a very real and natural feel, and I love the way the metadata is organized. The more I use it, the more I look for it.

Brad Engleking
Brad Engleking Sound Supervisor, Re-Recording 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
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