Hello, everyone! Today I would like to share with you my latest discovery and obsession with soundscapes. While writing I often listen to movie soundtracks or instrumental pieces to get me focused on my story. However, this last week when I was browsing YouTube I came across some amazing and wonderful soundscapes! Now for those who aren’t sure what soundscapes are, they are basically the multiple sounds of a particular environment or location. For example, some of the most popular ones are the crackling fireplace and the sound of falling rain.
Here are the YouTube channels and their specific videos I have had fun listening to while writing, reading, and relaxing!
The Guild of Ambience-This channel really is great at creating a realistic and immersive ambience for various exotic outdoor and indoor environments. Some of its soundscapes include:
Fantasy Medieval Town–such a relaxing video featuring sounds of nature along with the faint strum of musical notes and the occasional clip-clop of a passing horse-drawn wagon
Fireplace Sounds-Medieval Tavern–incorporates the crackling of a fireplace accompanied by the low hum of people’s laughter and voices while the trickle of a drink being poured into a mug immediately makes any listener’s mouth start watering
Pirate Ship–the creak of a ship, the sound of crashing waves. What more do I have to say?
Waterfall Sounds-Garden Pond, Bird Life–Listen to the soft and steady flow of water accompanied by birds’ songs and other sounds of nature
Potion Shop Sounds–imagine yourself in Professor Snape’s classroom and this is exactly what your ears will hear!
Check out more here!
Yet another great channel for specifically fantasy-based soundscapes is Sword Coast Soundscapes. Some of its videos include:
Small Marketplace–features more distinct voices bartering and chatting as well as the sound of footsteps walking down a cobblestone street
Underwater–how it would sound if you were 20,000 leagues under the sea
Some of the less-relaxing but still fun videos on this channel are:
Jungles of Chult–the sounds of the jungle mixed with frequent roars of human-eating monsters!
Docks at Night–the sound of waves, the cawing of crows, the howl of the wind, and of course, in the background the rumble of thunder
Explore more from Sword Coast Soundscapes here!
Lastly, there is The ASMR Geek channel that has a lot of cool and eerie urban soundscapes, some of which include:
A theme park, an abandoned arcade, food court ambience
This channel also has plenty of awesome dystopian soundscapes of:
underground cities, spaceship cockpit, futuristic asian tea room in the city
As well as ones from movies and TV shows such as:
Supernatural, Star Wars, and Harry Potter
Listen to more from this channel here!
Thanks for checking in, and I hope these soundscapes transport you to adventures of your choosing!