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Environments and Atmospheres

ESA’s main catalogue is its growing selection of environments and atmospheres, recorded from real-world locations around Northumberland, England. From coasts to forests, windy moors and farmland, the Northumbrian region provides a wealth of backdrop sounds that bring life to your gameplay.

Items within the ‘Environments and Atmospheres’ catalogue are non-musical, though we do produce versions of these tracks with music in our ‘Soundtracks and Musical Accompaniments’ catalogue.


The Calm Before

Looping: This track will loop   ::   Length: 10:00   ::   Features: Various recordings of horses, chickens, swordplay, craftsmen, blacksmiths; non-instrumental; gulls included

A non-musical loop designed for use in a Medieval or Fantasy setting, 'The Calm Before' places you in an expansive meadow amidst galloping messengers and practising swordsmen. Ostensibly at a time of peace, this track can be used as general background audio to any typical Medieval- / Fantasy-style scene, as well as functioning as a heraldic precursor to the rising tide of war.

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File Last Updated:
July 10, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on July 18, 2014.