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Pro Sound Effects Releases Tokyo Ambisonics Library

Immersive recordings with "virtual mic" software enhance 3D audio workflow for sound editors

BROOKLYN, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released its newest library, Tokyo Ambisonics. Featuring 3.5+ hours (22GB) of pristine city ambiences, Tokyo Ambisonics includes software that allows sound editors and mixers to position "virtual microphones" in any direction with various polar patterns for greater flexibility, realism, and creativity. This is the third Ambisonics library released by PSE.

The software-controllable Tokyo Ambisonics sound effects library offers unmatched versatility in post production, as editors can tweak perspective of the urban atmospheres in real-time to specifically match the setting of a scene. The B-format files can also be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. And with leading technology companies selecting Ambisonics as the standard spatial audio format for new immersive media platforms, Tokyo Ambisonics is also ideal for use in VR audio and 360 video projects.

"Ambisonics is the only choice when mixing for 360 video," says Masato Ushijima, recordist of Tokyo Ambisonics. "It's almost impossible to create 3D soundscapes that are both convincing and CPU-efficient with traditional DAW use. Whether you're working on a video or VR game, Ambisonic ambiences are going to be the foundation."

Captured at diverse locations throughout the city, Tokyo Ambisonics was recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution using a SoundField SPS200 microphone. The library offers sounds unique to Tokyo, such as the Yamanote Line railway, as well as more general-purpose urban ambience recordings from the Shuto Expressway and Keihin Industrial Region.


  • 46 high-quality Ambisonic recordings with average recording length of 5 minutes (22GB): 24-bit/96kHz Broadcast Wave Files. Choose between download or flash drive delivery.

  • SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products: Gives editor full control over "virtual microphone" position and polar patterns. Available in 32-bit and 64-bit AAX, VST, and AU.

  • Wide range of Tokyo ambiences: Including traffic, trains, parks & more.

  • 100% royalty-free license with 1-user and multi-user options

  • Free sampler available for download: 2 full ambiences + software (1.5GB)


Now through November 30, 2016, take advantage of Tokyo Ambisonics introductory pricing of $69 for a lifetime license. Free sampler available for immediate download at

  • $69 intro (1-user) / $99 reg. price after November 30

  • 2+ users? Contact


Pro Sound Effects® develops the most useful sound effects libraries for next level media production. Audio professionals in post, games, film and television rely on PSE libraries to fuel creativity, finish projects faster, and produce better sound. PSE libraries span the sonic spectrum, are continually updated and accessible 24/7 online, on drive, and from any computer. Based in Brooklyn since 2004, PSE continues to push the industry forward with the Hybrid Sound Effects Library™, Freelancer Program, flexible multi-user licensing and client-driven library development.

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