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John Leonard is a theatre and exhibition sound designer and effects recordist from London. With a history of 30 years in the sound business, John brings us some dynamic and rare sound effects. His Hong Kong Terminal Ferry chimes the full Westminster clock then strikes 12, plus a Spitfire Mk IX takes a pass so fast and low you'll duck for cover! He now records in B-Format Surround at high sample rates and bit-depth, so his SFX are of the highest quality. John's theatre work has been heard all over the world and his effects are used in many other theatre, film and TV productions.


John Leonard is an icon in sound design and a pioneer in so many technical innovations, including surround sound and much more! Some highlights of his career in theatre sound include Piaf, Nicholas Nickleby, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano de Bergerac, all for the Royal Shakespeare Company and all later seen in New York on Broadway: Medea, Hamlet, Plenty, Coriolanus, Richard III, Phedre and Brittanicus, all for The Almeida Theatre Company and also seen in New York; all but two plays in the Shakespearean canon for assorted theatre companies.

John also worked for The Norwegian National Theatre, The Deutsches Shauspeilhaus in Hamburg, and in many productions with directors Howard Davies, John Caird, Michael Bogdanov, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, Kathy Burke, Michael Blakemore, Michael Attenborough and Mike Leigh, amongst others, and a continuing involvement with new productions in many of the UK’s leading theatres.




Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 450

SoundPacks | Sound Effects | Beats/Loops
Sound Effect Genres For John Leonard
Aircraft | Airport | Ambience | Amusement | Birds | Cars Generic | Crowds | Crowds Kids | Emergency | Foley | Horror & Halloween | Household | Industrial | Mammals | Mechanical | Nature | Office | Ringers Phones | Science Fiction | Sports | Transportation | Water | Watercraft |

Instruments & Loops Genres For John Leonard
Achromatic Percussion | Drums |



Tracks for This Artist


   Alphabetically-Ordered Tracks

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ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD GOAL REACTION - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd lead up and reaction to a goal scored. Huge cheer and applause, followed by recorded drums over the PA system. Great sound. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399820 0:34   


PERFECT OCEAN WAVES - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Pretty much perfect ocean waves on sandy shore. Big and heavy rollers breaking on a beach from about 100ft away. Strong rhythmical sound with no other distractions. Water, Waves
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Water, Waves
355268 1:50   


HEAVY SEA ON SAND - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Ocean waves pounding on shore. Regular waves crash on sandy beach. Water, Ocean
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Water, Ocean
355005 2:36   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD GOAL SAVED REACTION - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399821 0:29   


SPITFIRE MK IX LOW PASS 1 - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Spitfire Mk IX (Trainer Variant) Fast Low Pass. Short Version. Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
344952 0:24   


ENGLISH FOREST BIRDSONG DUSK - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Intense birdsong in an English forest at dusk, Birds, Bird forest
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Birds, Bird forest
370010 2:00   


TRAM JOURNEY A - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Ride on a vintage London Tram. Starts with another tram passing, then bells ring and tram rattles off to stop, with assorted bells and gongs en route. Transportation, Streetcars & Trolleys
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Transportation, Streetcars & Trolleys
376683 2:39   


BATTLE OF BRITAIN SPITFIRE CHASE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Battle of Britain Scenario: Sixteen Supermarine Spitfire Variants in an aerial chase sequence. Diving, low passes and fast climb away variations. Stunning set of sounds, pretty much unique in the Warbird recording world. Aircraft,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft,  
429809 7:23   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD BOOING & CHANTING - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd agrees/disagrees with referee's decision. Possibly the only soccer recording with the typically English refrain impugning the referee's character by suggesting that he indulges in a certain practice, i. e. "The referee's a w*nker!" Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399812 1:10   


SMALL GROUP CHAT IN RURAL PUB - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Animated conversation in British rural public house. Some laughter and furniture movement. Crowds, Bar Crowds
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Crowds, Bar Crowds  
444654 2:47   


SPITFIRE MK IX DIVE PASS & CLIMB AWAY - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
369449 0:56   


ROARING SEA - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Heavy sea, with breakers crashing onto shore. Storm ambience with well-defined wave crashes. Useful for ship in storm at sea. Water, Waves
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Water, Waves
359238 2:05   


CREAKING METAL BUILDING - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Large metal building creaking, rattling and groaning in high wind, Foley,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Foley,
357573 2:05   


OLD UK PAYPHONE RINGS UNANSWERED - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Old British Payphone as found in Red Telephone Kiosks. You insert money, dial call and on answer, push a button (Button A) to connect. If no answer, you push another button (Button B) for coin return. Ringers Phones,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ringers Phones,
374474 0:30   


LANCASTER BOMBER PASS LR SLOW - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster Bomber Slow Pass. Aircraft,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft,
369414 1:09   


SPITFIRE GROUP CHASE - BATTLE SEQUENCE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard A group of Spitfires in a chase formation, dodging and weaving around the sky as if in battle. Add your choice of weaponry and you have a fantastic WW2 aerial battle scenario in glorious full frequency stereo sound. Aircraft,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft,
369444 3:37   


SLOW TRAFFIC WITH HORNS NEW YORK - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard New York, Manhattan Street with car and truck horns and some crowd wallah. Ambience,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ambience,
357906 1:35   


DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE HORN CLOSE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Diesel Locomotive passing with horn. Transportation,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Transportation,
409539 1:13   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD GOAL MISSED & CHANTS - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399819 0:47   


PUB CROWD BUSY - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Small busy crowd in pub, bar or restaurant; British accents. Good non-specific crowd chatter background. Ambience,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ambience,
359236 1:30   


SPITFIRE MK IX START & RUN ENGINE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Spitfire Mk IX (Trainer Variant). Engine Starts And Runs On Stand. Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
344954 0:59   


SPITFIRE MK IX CIRCLES - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
369448 1:33   


CHURCH CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIMES FOUR QUARTERS AND 7 O'CLOCK - VERSION 2 - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Church Clock Westminster Chimes. Strikes the hour and then Seven O'Clock, Foley,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Foley,
359242 1:17   


MALVERN FULL HOUR AND ONE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Foley,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Foley,
359226 1:23   


SPITFIRE & MUSTANG DIVE PAST - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Fast passes of WW2 Aircraft. Spifire and Mustang, Aircraft,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft,
370033 0:23   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD CHANTS - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399815 1:30   


MALVEN FULL HOUR AND TWELVE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Foley,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Foley,
359225 1:57   


CHILDREN PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH TRAFFIC BG - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Small group of English kids play in street with distant city traffic. Running feet, laughter, voices. Crowds Kids, Play Exterior
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Crowds Kids, Play Exterior
444627 3:12   


NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PARK CALLIOPE V3 - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard New York City Central Park Carousel Tune with some voices. Traditional sounds associated with childhood. Amusement, Arcade ambience
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Amusement, Arcade ambience
446017 3:30   


PARIS STREET ATMOS CARS, TRUCKS & MOPEDS V2 - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Traffic, Ambience,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ambience,
446020 4:00   


NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE INTENSE RUMBLE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard New York City Street ambient atmosphere with voices, traffic and distant skyline rumble. Ambience,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ambience,  
444647 3:06   


RAIN DRIPPING UNDER BRIDGE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Countryside rain storm recorded underneath a bridge with good drips into puddles. Water, Rain
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Water, Rain
370032 0:59   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD GENERAL ATMOS & CHANT - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399817 1:01   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD APPLAUSE THEN GROAN - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399811 1:00   


NEW YORK FIRETRUCK PASS IN TRAFFIC - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Emergency,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Emergency,
369419 1:45   


SPITFIRE MK IX LOW PASS 2 - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Spitfire Mk IX (Trainer Variant) Fast Low Pass. Some Birdsong. Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
344953 0:35   


HK HARBOUR SIDE A - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Hong Kong Ferry Terminal. Waves lapping with boat engine running in background. Ambience,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ambience,
376674 1:26   


SPITFIRE MK IX PASS WINGOVER - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft, Spitfire Mk IX
369452 1:00   


LUDLOW WESTMINSTER HOUR & TWELVE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Foley,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Foley,
359222 1:16   


NY POLICE SIREN APPROACH & STOP - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Emergency,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Emergency,
369422 0:58   


AUDIENCE MURMUR IN REVERBERANT SPACE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Crowds, Audience Crowds
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Crowds, Audience Crowds
444625 3:08   


STANDING OVATION - VERY LONG - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Large theater audience gives a very long standing ovation at the end of a long run of a play or musical Cheering, whistling, applause surges, shouts, etc. Just keeps going and going for over seven minutes. Crowds, Theater Crowds
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Crowds, Theater Crowds
444655 7:26   


ENGLISH SOCCER CROWD APPLAUSE & CHANT - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard English soccer game, medium sized crowd. Sports, Soccer
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Soccer
399810 1:16   


PARADE ROUTE APPLAUSE - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Applause from small crowd as parade passes by with brass band in distance. London, United Kingdom, Crowds, Parade Crowds
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Crowds, Parade Crowds
357899 1:53   


GROUP OF SMALL BOYS ANIMATED CHAT - UPPER CLASS BRITISH ACCENTS - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard British private schoolboys arguing and shouting, interior. Crowds Kids, School Elementary
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Crowds Kids, School Elementary  
444634 0:44   


ROME STREET SOUNDS - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Sound of a side street in Rome, Italy. Voices, motor scooters, cars and footsteps. Ambience,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Ambience,
359239 3:17   


DOUGLAS C-47 PASS AND CIRCLE AWAY - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Douglas C-47 Skytrain (or DC-3) Passing Overhead, Aircraft,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Aircraft,
369405 1:22   


RESTLESS SEA ON ROCKS - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Gentle waves on rocky shore. Restless and arrhythmic. Water, Ocean
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Water, Ocean
355007 2:57   


CREAK 7 - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Door, interior wooden door creaking as it's opened and closed, Foley,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Foley,
354998 0:02   


HK MTR PLATFORM LONG - (by John Leonard)
John Leonard Hong Kong Subway System. Transportation, Subway
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Transportation, Subway
376675 2:20   




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