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Free Underwater Sound Effects

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37 files • 24 bit / 192 kHz • 4 GB • 42 min


Underwater sounds with a hydrophone

Ambient ASF 2 MK2 Sound Library Sample Pack

Iceland is by far one of the best places in the world to test out a hydrophone. With endless rivers, waterfalls, hot pots, and being surrounded by the ocean we are able to record underwater sounds in many different situations.


Why the ASF-2 MKII Hydrophone & Not A Cheaper Alternative

After I lost two of my Limpet Mics hydrophones, I had been eying the Ambient hydrophone for some time. Knowing that we’re heading to Paris, I ordered it directly with Ambient in Munich and they shipped it to France. This is not a sponsored product and we paid the full price of 496 Euros including the shipping & 19% tax (without VAT, the hydrophone would cost only 398 Euros)

What I love about this hydrophone is how it’s made. I like that the housing comes from aluminum and not rubber like others. The cheaper hydrophones on the market can start to deteriorate with only a few uses!

However, whenever I use the Ambient hydrophone on beaches or in waters where it hits the ground it could easily withstand scratches or impacts while moving around.

The cable I use is 10m and is perfect for what I need. It’s very thin which makes the complete unit very light. If you travel many times, weight is a very important key factor.

Another plus is if I would need a longer cable someday down the road, I could easily replace it because the hydrophone can detach and be connected to a different cable.


What About The Sound?

One word… outstanding. We recorded on several locations which you can see in our real world test video and sounds that we recorded from a very close distance are crystal clear. What later really blew me away is the frequency response between going up to 70Hz. 

In my editing process, I could listen back to sounds that I couldn’t hear while I was recording live. This available information can be quite useful for sound design and post production.


In Conclusion

I’m happy that I bought a high-quality hydrophone from a company that is known for their outstanding products. This new device will allow us to continue to create more high-quality sound libraries for you. Would I recommend it? If 500 Euros isn’t too much of an investment for you, then absolutely!


Be sure to check out more sounds on our Nature page and this Ocean Sound Effects Library.

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About Us

Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?

Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use! 

If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.

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