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Chicago Airport Sound Library


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Recording airport food court sounds

Recording the unique sounds of a busy airport food court at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, also known as the location of the running scene in the 90s hit movie Home Alone. With a layover, I had the opportunity to explore the airport, and I decided to spend some time in Terminal B’s food court. This area is always bustling with travelers grabbing a quick bite to eat before their flight, making it the perfect location for recording the hustle and bustle of an airport ambience.

I set up my recording equipment, including the Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones and Zoom H6 recorder, to record the various airport sounds such as the movement of chairs, announcements, children playing, plates clinking, footsteps, crowd walla, sneezing, laughter, coughing, paper bag rustling, cart rolling, and the hum of the air conditioner.

This airport sound effects library includes high-quality recordings that are perfect for use in film, video, and music production, whether you’re working on a movie scene set in an airport or looking to add authentic background noise to a music track. These airport sound effects can be downloaded and used as airport ambience, airport background noise and crowd walla sound effects.


Sound samples

Chicago Airport Food Court Sounds


Food court ambience

1 file • 24 bit / 96 kHz • 254.3 MB • 7 min

Chicago Airport

Chicago Airport Sound Library



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