This is a question i often ask to myself, when i need to design the sound of a city on many commercials :
What interesting elements can i bring in a modern city soundscape, that are evocative or beautiful enough and that would not afraid advertising agencies.
For example, there's a lot of interesting sounds that i can use in features but not in commercials
Sirens, Honks : Anxyogen (dixit the agency...)
Dogs : anxyogen (dixit the agency...)
Trains, planes : anxyogen (dixit the agency...)
Birds : "It's a city, there's no birds" (dixit the agency)
and so on :-(
So generally, i end up with distant traffic, subtle car passes, a tramway pass ringing bell, bicycle pass, high heels footsteps, and birds at very low level. Sometimes if it's possible a distant Women Voice announcement in an airport or a station.
Do you have ideas of cool or classy sounds to enrich this too small list ?