December 6th, 2013

Sounds of crickets slowed down. Extract of 10seconds crickets at 100% (original speed), then 200%, 400%, 800%, 1600% and 3200%.

The original recording has been done by a MS Setup Schoeps CCM41+CCM41 and a Sound Devices Mixer-Recorder 788T. It has been recorded in Mexico, in the forest close to the small village of Tepoztlan.
Original sound is in WAVE 96khz 24bit.

The slowed down has been done by Protools using varispeed track.

This sound is an answer at the 'hoax-sound' of Jim Wilson 'God's Chorus of Crickets' who reach around 5million listening.

I've been trying a lot of configuration, pitch, slowed down, and never reach to have the sound of a chorus, like Jim Wilson said.

This same sound on soundcloud

Feel free to comment or rate the sound if you like it!

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    vurma 4 months ago

    Timbre, i was just wondering about that tone. I thought it sounded interesting.

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    kimi101 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    very cool!

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    felix.blume 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Many thanks Timbre for your explanation.
    A way to 'clean' the sound would be to use a low-pass filter each time I slowed down the sound (and each time lower). is that right?

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    Timbre 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    There is a constant artifact tone at 27233Hz on the original , this is ultrasonic so inaudible, but becomes audible when you slow it down and the pitch drops. A fair fraction of the slower versions is this whistle artifact, which was generated by the apparatus not by the crickets.


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