June 9th, 2009

A whooper swan (Cygnus Cygnus) recorded autumn 2008 at Ojajärvi lake (Alajärvi, Finland) near midnight. It was dark, I did not actually see the swan, but it was right in front of me approximately 20-30 meters away. In the recording it is flying some 30-40 meters aside and then landing again on the water (you can hear a small "swoosh" in the end, just before the final notes).

There was no wind, so there is a nice echo. No extra echo added, there is only some eq, compression and noise reduction to make it as clear as possible and give you a glue of what a swan on a calm lake sounds like. (One can never quite catch it, you know.)


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    mcolak 7 months, 1 week ago

    using it with a slight pitch-shift and time-stretch with huge reverb and and compression in a big piece i am writing. thank you so much!

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    bjornuno 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    Kitos. Great for my xmas card on Fbook.

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    kosmik 1 year, 8 months ago

    Hyvä hyvä

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    augis1980 2 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you

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    takas20 3 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you very much for providing this sound.
    I have used it as part of a collage in a piece called "The Answer to Question 33" which is listenable and downloadable on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/ivodne-galatea/the-answer-to-question-33

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