This Library is all about cold! The temperatures of these files range from a low of −20°F up to a balmy 35°F. Our Rabbit Ears froze so your ears would not have to.
Winter Atmospheres was culled from some of the coldest forests and wilderness areas in North America. Our frozen locations include: Nemadji State Forest and Superior National Forest in Minnesota, Crex Meadows Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and Algonquin Park in Canada.
This library is Rabbit Ears Audio’s first Quad (L/R/Ls/Rs) ambience collection. We dragged, hiked, skied, and snowshoed a double ORTF rig into the woods. The collection features airs, winds, tree creaks, ice cracks, and even a few winter birds. Each ambience is between two and nine minutes long, with interesting variations.
The double ORTF rig consists of 4 Schoeps CMC5 bodies with MK4 capsules. The ambiences were tracked to a Sound Devices 744T with Cooper CS–104 front end. The pre-amps on the Cooper were ideal for recording quiet ambiences.
This library could not have been made without additional recording and help from Rob Byers and John Loranger. I’m grateful for their ears, four wheel drive vehicles, and willingness to freeze to death.